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26 11, 2018

Timber, A Traditional Material With Innovative Uses

November 26th, 2018|News|

Innovative applications of prefab building technology have resulted in the re-emergence of one of our most traditional building materials; timber! Timber has always been a favoured building material due to its ready availability, ease to work with, ecological sustainability and wellbeing benefits. The renewed interest in timber as a construction resource, comes as a by-product [...]

18 06, 2018

Construction Commences on Impressive New Learning Space for Ararat Primary

June 18th, 2018|News|

Ararat Primary School in Victoria recently gained approval for a $2.5 million expansion contract setting the wheels in motion for construction of an additonal building. As this project is intended to replace multiple learning spaces which were recently destroyed by fire, there are tight deadline requirements for the delivery of the new building. The former [...]

8 06, 2018

Building Year 9 a Place to Shine – Ballarat High School

June 8th, 2018|News|

Ballarat High School in Victoria has signed a 3.5 million dollar contract with Pretect for the construction of a new, customised building designed specifically for their innovative Year 9 program. Designed in collaboration with Morton Dunn Architects, the spacious, adaptable learning space enhances the school’s teaching and learning approach while accomodating a predicted rise in [...]

22 05, 2018

Government Announces $53.1M Investment for New Buildings Across 21 Victorian Schools

May 22nd, 2018|News|

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $53.1 million in brand new buildings for 21 schools across Victoria. This is great news for students across the state, as well as companies such as Pretect who have built a reputation on delivering customised classrooms quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Glengala/Sunshine West Primary [...]

25 05, 2017

Prefabricated Construction Advances with the Introduction of Concrete Slabs

May 25th, 2017|News|

At Pretect, we’re proud to announce the launch of a revolutionary method of constructing transportable commercial buildings on concrete slabs. This innovation brings a number of additional benefits in terms of functionality, durability and aesthetics while retaining the advantages of modular or off-site construction. Precast concrete floors are a premium solution for buildings that have specific [...]

24 11, 2016

Modular Buildings Top of the Class in Student Boom

November 24th, 2016|News|

The number of students attending Victorian schools is approaching the one million mark and current classroom capacities are struggling to accommodate the boom. As The Age reports, the state will reach one million students in just three years and this staggering statistic has seen schools increasingly turn to innovative and efficient solutions such as modular [...]

4 11, 2016

Pretect Delivers an Innovative and Functional Educational Facility

November 4th, 2016|News|

Pretect was recently approached with the educational brief to design a school arts facility. The teaching staff’s wish-list included: Maximum floor space allowing for flexible usage including options for multimodal teaching and learning Natural light and ventilation Sufficient external space to serve as transition points for students moving from outside to internal learning spaces. A [...]

10 10, 2016

Pretect Launches as a Division of Swanbuild

October 10th, 2016|News|

In over 30 years of delivering high quality modular buildings, Swanbuild has crafted homes and constructed commercial buildings for a range of families, businesses and institutions. Over these years, expert knowledge and experience has lead Swanbuild to be recognised as a leader in the modular construction industry and inspired an emergence of experts in both [...]

15 09, 2016

Modular School Development Underway – Lucas, Victoria

September 15th, 2016|News|

Pretect has begun development of a new modular school in the heart of the Lucas education and recreation precinct in Ballarat following the announcement of a $1.5m State Government Capital Grant. On Wednesday 20th July the Minister for Education, Mr James Merlino, announced a $1.5m State Government Capital Grant for the Stage 1 development of [...]

11 08, 2016

Construction Commences on State-of-the-Art Early Learning Facility – Strathfieldsaye, Victoria

August 11th, 2016|News|

Pretect has begun development of a new modular early learning centre on behalf of Assisi Kindergarten in Strathfieldsaye, central Victoria. Backed by a state Government grant of $650,000 from the Children’s Facilities Capital Program and support from St. Therese’s Parish, the prefab construction project is expected to reach completion in just five months. This will [...]

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