What different types of portable cabin are there?
Portable Cabin: A portable building is a self-contained freestanding cabin that is delivered to site in one piece and once craned into position and connected to electric is ready immediately. You can unlock the door and you can have an office up and running as all lights, heaters and electrical connections are already installed. You can still double stack portable buildings or cabins but usually using an external staircase to access the upper floors is the norm so you won’t be protected from the wind and rain as you go from cabin to cabin. The individual cabins can also be linked in a line by constructing a covered walkway between them by utilising the doorways but this does take quite a lot of space internally as you will need to allow in effect for a corridor for people to walk through to access the next cabin thus you will lose valuable desk space.
Modular Building: A modular building is constructed from two or more individual modules or bays. Each module is basically a portable cabin with only two end walls on that are then connected. This gives a larger building without having lots of internal walls thus giving a larger and more efficient open plan space internally. Each module can still be craned in by a lorry and then when each module or bay is sited they will have the electrical bay to bay and weather sealing joints completed. All the individual modules will need to be completed before you can use the building. A modular building can be double or triple stacked and as it has more open plan internal space than e.g. double stacked portable cabins, internal staircases and lifts can be fitted to give a more effective working environment.
Jackleg cabins: This is a very common type of portable cabin which has the extendable legs visible on the exterior of the cabin. This is the type of cabin we mainly supply in both new build and second hand or used. Modern jackleg cabins are normally externally clad in plastisol steel on the exterior, which will give many years of virtually maintenance free ownership rather than the older style timber textured cabins which would need repainting periodically.
Anti Vandal Cabins: Constructed from either corrugated or flat steel these cabins are a more secure option for a site where it may be more at risk from vandalism or theft. They still have all the normal heating, lighting etc. internally but the opening windows benefit from steel shutters that can be opened but then locked securely when the cabin is not being used. We offer both new and used anti vandal cabins.