Other Building Systems

Scape System 2005 – present day
Issues 1 & 2

Major developments to the CLASP System during 2004/05 warranted a change of name, Issue 1 of the Scape System was launched in June 2005, followed by the formation of Scape System Build Ltd in April 2006, a trading company for the CLASP Consortium.

Although developed from the CLASP system, using the same grid layout and similar lightweight steel frame, completed Scape buildings bear little resemblance to its CLASP predecessors.

Click here to read more about the Scape System in use today.

SCOLA System 1962 to 1990

The Second Consortium of Local Authorities (after CLASP) has similar development principles to CLASP. The Scape replacement window and roof-recovering frameworks have been used successfully on these types of buildings. Scape has archive material which may be of assistance to owners of SCOLA buildings wishing to carry out refurbishment projects. A consultancy fee may be charged for this service.

Method System 1963 to 1988

The Method system was formulated in the West Country and had aspects similar to CLASP.  Scape Replacement Window and Roof-recovering frameworks have been used successfully on these types of buildings. Scape has archive material which may be of assistance to owners of Method buildings wishing to carry out refurbishment projects. A consultancy fee may be charged for this service.

Hills System 1944 to 1963

Hills buildings were a post war forerunner of the CLASP and SCOLA systems. It was privately owned. Scape has archive material which may be of assistance to owners of Hills buildings wishing to carry out refurbishment projects. A consultancy fee may be charged for this service.

SEAC 1963 to 1976

South Eastern Architects Collaboration
Formed by Hertfordshire, Essex County Council, Kent County Council, The Department of Environment and The London Borough of Hilingdon.  Scape has archive material which may be of assistance to owners of SEAC buildings wishing to carry out refurbishment projects.  A consultancy fee may be charged for this service. 

MACE 1966 to 1973

Metropolitan Architectural Consoritum for Education
Established in 1966 by six member authorities and built just over 100 schools. Very little information about this system is available in the public domain. Scape has archive material which may be of assistance to owners of MACE buildings wishing to carry out refurbishment projects. A consultancy fee may be charged for this service.

CLAW

Consortium of Local Authorities Wales
Mainly used the Consortia idea as a method of bulk purchasing of components and for the exchange of ideas. Very little information about this system is available in the public domain.

ONWARD

Organisation of North West Authorities for Rationalised Design.
Mainly used the Consortia idea as a method of bulk purchasing of components and for the exchange of ideas. Very little information about this system is available in the public domain.

ASC

Anglian Standing Conference
Mainly used the Consortia idea as a method of bulk purchasing of components and for the exchange of ideas.  Very little information about this system is available in the public domain.

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