Hire attractive, robust shelters for outdoor teaching, cycle storage or designated smoking areas
Whatever type of building you hire, you may need to provide additional outdoor facilities for staff, visitors or pupils. These could include covered outdoor classrooms, designated smoking areas or cycle storage shelters.
As part of our complete one-stop-shop service, Portakabin offers a whole range of outdoor structures to complement your building and extend your facilities outdoors.
Versatile shelters built to British Standard specifications
You can choose from a range of free-standing shelters, comprising a modular frame with legs spaced up to eight metres apart and integral rainwater collection systems. Roofs can be made of polycarbonate, glass or coloured architectural fabric, to complement your buildings. All shelters meet British Standard specifications for wind and snow loading.
Extend learning opportunities with covered outdoor classrooms
Schools or nurseries can hire free-standing canopies in any size or configuration to create practical, bright and inspiring outdoor classrooms.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Guidance (2008) requires pupils to have safe and secure outside spaces and the opportunity to move freely between indoors and outdoors, while the Growing Schools programme encourages teachers to take learning outdoors and connect pupils with the living environment.
By hiring an outdoor classroom from Portakabin, you can complement your school buildings with attractive, safe outdoor learning facilities that are protected from the elements and provide the opportunity for year-round outdoor education.
Encourage cycling to work with secure, sheltered cycle parking facilities
Recent years have seen a significant rise in the number of people cycling to work, supported by a range of national schemes, meaning that employers increasingly need to provide suitable secure bike storage areas.
By hiring your own secure, safe and accessible cycle parking shelters, you not only give cyclists the peace of mind that their valuable bikes will be protected from the elements, as well as theft and vandalism, but you also encourage more people to cycle to work. That’s good for the environment and employee wellbeing, as well as reducing demand for parking spaces on your site.
Robust, half-open shelters create ideal designated smoking areas
With smoking in enclosed public places prohibited by law, many responsible employers now provide outdoor smoking shelters for their employees and visitors. The robust, attractive shelters available from Portakabin offer a half-open structure, providing shelter from the elements while allowing free air circulation, in compliance with health and safety legislation.