As the UK’s leading school locker manufacturer, we share the industry’s concerns over the future of Building Schools for the Future (“Industry fears for future of BSF,” 21 June, building.co.uk)
For Link Lockers, BSF has served to create many new business opportunities, but moving forward in light of these potential cuts we all now need to think more innovatively, and work together to use the funds that might remain to best effect. This will mean downscaling specifications and using more cost-effective options that can deliver the same end result.
For lockers, BSF specifiers will need to be realistic with the available budgets and move away from the favoured and more expensive laminate door lockers and choose traditional steel door lockers which can be half the price. This will help save considerable costs, and the savings can either be recouped or diverted into other, more expensive areas of the project.
Joeri Decae, sales director, Link Lockers