When you buy a steel-framed modular or portable building from Portakabin you are investing in a permanent, high-quality asset that's built to last. What's more, your building project will be completed up to 50% faster than if you opted for a traditionally constructed building. You can buy everything you need to complete your building from Portakabin too, from furniture and data connections to air-conditioning and alarm systems. A modular building can easily be adapted if your requirements change in future. It can even be relocated if you need to move.
Why buy a building from Portakabin?
1. Buildings constructed to permanent building standards
British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification confirms that the steel structure of your building will provide a minimum life of 60 years and the external envelope and internal finishes will give you a design life of 60 years. Local Authority Building Control (LABC) certification confirms compliance with all relevant Building Regulations and Building Standards. All new buildings are also covered by the Portakabin 5-year product warranty and 30-year structural warranty package, for your peace of mind. The design features and optional extras available mean that your Portakabin building can even be designed to look just like a traditionally constructed one.
2. On-time, on-budget promise
We promise to deliver your building on time and on budget. In the unlikely event that we ever fail to do this, we'll give you an additional 12 months' product warranty on your building.3 However, you'll be reassured to know that we have a track record of delivering 99.7% of projects on time and on budget.1 That compares very favourably with a traditional construction industry average of just 45% on time and 63% on budget.2
3. Rapid building completion - up to 50% faster than traditional construction - with minimal disruption
Modular construction enables your building to be completed up to 50% faster than using traditional site-based construction methods.4 And because buildings are fabricated off-site in our factory, the on-site installation phase is much faster, cleaner, safer and less disruptive than traditional construction work.
4. Everything you need from a single supplier
When you choose to buy a building from Portakabin you can leave everything to us - from architectural design and planning permission applications through to delivering and installing your building and fitting it out with everything from carpets and furniture to access and alarm systems. If required, we are happy to work with your architects - and we can act as main contractor for the entire project.
5. Flexibility for future change
Modular buildings are easily adapted to meet your changing requirements. They can be extended, reduced, reconfigured or even relocated, with the minimum of fuss.
6. Financially stable supplier
When you choose Portakabin you can be sure we'll see the project through - and be here to support you long after your building is completed. With a top credit score of 1 from Dun and Bradstreet, we're among the top 15% of UK companies for financial stability - so we're not going to disappear overnight - and we believe we are the only modular building supplier with such a high credit rating.
1. Portakabin order analysis Jan 2003-June 2011.
2. UK Industry Performance Report 2011, Constructing Excellence/Glenigan.
3. Terms and Conditions apply. A copy is available on request.
4. Research carried out by BCIS for RICS Construction Faculty 2004.
“True to their promise, Portakabin delivered the modules right on schedule. The installation went extremely well and Portakabin organised everything very efficiently so the building was completed and handed over on the agreed date".Nicholas Marten, Director of College Operations
“The Trust had already been working with Portakabin for 18 months or so on the provision of regional rapid-response units, so we knew that its buildings met all permanent building regulations and represented good value for money. In addition, Portakabin is on the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency framework agreement, so there was no need for us to go through a formal tender procedure.”Paul Farrell, Estates Manager
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