Epping Forest College students join forces to build 'real' house
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Every aspect of housebuilding is being covered in a new construction project launched at Epping Forest College.
The House project is a cross-curriculum, department-wide initiative which will see students using the knowledge gained in the classroom into practice in a live building development.
Tutor Peter Newton said: "The Electrical Installation Level 1 learners are the main contractors and we will be sub-contracting both the plumbing and bricklaying learners to complete this project.
"The project is to 'build' a one-room house in the college's workshop. The bricklayers are to build five walls adjacent to the plumbing area, at the bottom of the staff staircase in the construction department.
"In addition, the Electrical Installation Level 1 students are to install all the electrical fittings and cabling, and then we will test and commission the project, just as you would a new house."
He added: "We hope the project will show how the different trades work together on-site and will show why we need the theory lessons to become a qualified electrician, plumber and bricklayer."
College principal Saboohi Famili said: "The construction industry is a key area of growth for our local and regional economy and the college is well placed to serve the employers within the area.
"With Brexit looming it is our duty to ensure that we are prepared to grow our British workforce for this industry and our innovative, knowledgeable dual qualified staff provide our learners with real-life experiences at all times.
"The college's House project is just one of many examples of the superb work of the construction team at Epping Forest College."
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