If you're thinking about hiring or buying a Portakabin portable cabins or modular building, the best way to assess the quality and comfort they provide is to visit one for yourself. We would be delighted to take you to see any of our installed buildings, or invite you to visit your local Hire Centre to see the range of buildings on offer. You can even take a tour of our vast manufacturing facility in York to see how our buildings are constructed, using the highest-quality processes and materials.
Visit an installed building
Portakabin has delivered thousands of buildings of all sizes across the UK, so there's sure to be one close to you. Whether you want to see a stand-alone gatehouse, a plush marketing suite or an entire school complex, a permanent hospital building or multi-storey offices, we can arrange a visit to a building like the one you're looking for. You'll be able to experience the environment within the building and assess the look and feel for yourself. You can also talk to customers who have worked with Portakabin, who can offer you insights and advice on the process of hiring or buying from us.
Visit your local Portakabin Hire Centre
At your local Portakabin Hire Centre you can see for yourself the range of buildings available for hire. That means you can quickly compare the appearance, space and comfort offered by the various buildings we offer. If you have an urgent requirement, you can select a building there and then, and order it for rapid delivery. You will also be able to meet the team at your local Hire Centre, who will be happy to offer you advice about the best building for your requirements.
Visit the Portakabin manufacturing facility
If you've only ever seen buildings constructed on a traditional building site, you'll be amazed at the efficiency, cleanliness and order of the modular building manufacturing process. On a guided tour of our vast 250,000m2 site - the largest modular building manufacturing facility in the UK - you will see for yourself the quality of materials and processes that go into the production of our modular and portable buildings. York is easily accessible from across the UK, and is less than two hours by train from London Kings Cross. After your tour you will understand how Portakabin can promise to deliver even the largest building projects on time and on budget.
- What to expect on your factory tour
On a typical tour, which takes about an hour, you'll visit working examples of completed offices and be guided through the ISO-audited manufacturing process, from component production through to assembly of the final buildings. You'll see real buildings being made, not a demonstration - and nothing is hidden. You'll see the huge assembly halls in operation, where work can continue all year round unaffected by adverse weather conditions. You'll also see how recycling and waste management is an integral part of the manufacturing process. Finally, you'll see how the buildings are fitted out prior to delivery across Europe. If you have any questions, you'll have the chance to speak directly to the specialists, including technical staff, architects, designers and project managers.