DfE Furniture Framework

A preferred supplier of fitted and loose furniture for the DfE

We have furniture to suit every educational area, whether it’s a classroom, science lab or breakout room. Our FFE consultancy team provide innovative solutions that meet your needs and budget.

In November 2020, the Department for Education (DfE) launched a new framework for furniture. Following consultation and extensive research with the construction industry and FFE consultants for education, the DfE have identified a key list of fitted and loose furniture products that captures a significant element of school furniture purchasing across the whole of England. The framework helps schools, academy trusts and construction companies to achieve a fast route to market that is OJEU compliant, cost effective and with products that have been selected and endorsed by the DfE.

As an educational FFE consultancy and furniture manufacturer, Pinnacle Furniture is the preferred supplier for Lot 1 – Loose Furniture and the top-ranked supplier for Lot 2 – Fitted Furniture. We can define, design and deliver your new educational project, whether it is a science laboratory, library, or a complete new build of a faculty.

Why use the framework?

  • The framework is endorsed by the Department for Education (DfE).
  • Product warranties and specifications are fit for purpose.
  • Reputable supplier base that have been through a rigorous supplier chain bid tender process.
  • Clear parameters of lead times and business processes.
  • Social and environmental practices and processes in line with DfE sustainability objectives.

Why use Pinnacle?

  • At Pinnacle, we are the only genuine hybrid between FFE consultant and FFE manufacturer in the UK.
  • One of the preferred suppliers for Lot 1 – Loose Furniture.
  • Top-ranked supplier for Lot 2 – Fitted Furniture.
  • Leading UK FFE consultancy, supporting projects through the key stages.
  • Extensive track record of projects within schools both furnishing extensions and new builds.
  • Strong design capability with our team of in-house Revit designers at the forefront of the latest BIM developments in the industry.
  • Furniture manufacturer with expansive range that is fit for purpose, manufactured in the UK.

What we do

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    Up to 250 module combinations
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    Feasibility design & budgeting
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    FFE BIM population & co-ordination
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    MEP & ICT co-ordination
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    Legacy surveys & decants
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    Value engineering proposals
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    Specialist packages co-ordination
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    Visualisations & CGIs
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    Furniture manufacturer
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    Post occupancy evaluation

Downloads

As an educational FFE Consultant, we offer expert product knowledge. Please have a browse of our product offerings in the Lot 1 - Loose Furniture and Lot 2 - Fitted Furniture brochures.

Contact us

Get in touch with one of our DfE consultants.

Sheldon Gurr
Main Contractor Project Consultant
Truan Stanley
Education Project Consultant
To ensure we provide quality places and spaces to help schools deliver an excellent education for all children and young people
DfE Furniture Framework Objective
Sheldon Gurr
Main Contractor Project Consultant
Truan Stanley
Education Project Consultant

Case studies

Check out some of our previous projects with schools including furnishing extensions and new builds.