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Portable buildings for hire

Last year, 99.7% of Portakabin building projects were completed on time and on budget, including our temporary buildings.

When you want a temporary building solution but with all the benefits of a permanent-quality building, hiring portable cabins or a modular building from Portakabin is the ideal solution. You get a quality-assured, fully fitted and ready-to-use building or cabin delivered fast to meet even the most urgent requirements. And you can keep it for as long as you need it, from a matter of months to several years or more. You'll have no maintenance worries either, as Portakabin offers full service support throughout your hire contract.

Your building delivered on time and on budget - that's a promise
When you hire a temporary building from Portakabin, we promise that it will be delivered on time and on budget. In the unlikely event that we ever fail to deliver on time, we'll give you a week's free hire for every day that we're late.3 But you shouldn't have to worry, last year we delivered 99.7% of buildings 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

Why hire your building from Portakabin?

1. Speed of delivery
Because we have a vast range of buildings in stock and ready to go now, your temporary building can be delivered within days of your order. We deliver 80% of our buildings within 14 days - and some within 24 hours - to meet the most urgent requirements in emergency situations. For emergency requirements, we are on call 24 hours today - just call your local Visitor and Hire Centre for a rapid response from our specialists.

2. The no-risk, no-hassle option
You get a high-quality, fully fitted portable cabins or modular building to use immediately, with no capital outlay. We can even offer damage waiver protection. You simply make monthly payments throughout the hire period. When you no longer need the building, we simply take it away - your payments cease and your obligations are over.

3. No maintenance worries
You have the peace of mind that any maintenance or servicing requirements during your hire period will be taken care of by Portakabin, ensuring that your temporary building continues to deliver optimum performance throughout your hire contract.

4. Local service from Portakabin Visitor and Hire Centres
Portakabin has the largest network of Visitor and Hire Centres in the UK. Our nationwide network of more than 50 depots means that our specialists are never likely to be more than an hour's drive away from your site. Whether you need portable office space, classrooms, toilets and showers, healthcare facilities or any other specialist accommodation, your local Portakabin Visitor and Hire Centre can provide you with a full range of modular and portable buildings and cabin hire to suit your needs.

5. Complete one-stop-shop service
You can hire everything you need for a complete, fully fitted out, comfortable and secure building from Portakabin. You benefit from a single point of contact to arrange everything for you, including:

- full project management - from planning permission applications to groundworks
- climate-control systems - wall or ceiling mounted to create a comfortable working environment, all year round
- office furniture - including workstations, chairs, storage and lighting
- fire and security alarms - including emergency lighting
- data connections - from a single data point to a complete networked communications system
- steps and ramps - for easy access and Building Regulations compliance
- finishing touches - from window guards and steel shutters to lifts and stair pods

6. Future-proof solutions
If your requirements change during the hire period, your Portakabin building can easily be extended, reconfigured or even relocated.

7. Financially stable supplier
When you choose Portakabin you can be sure we'll see the project through - and be here to support you throughout your hire period. With a top credit score of 1 from Dun and Bradstreet, we're among the top 15 per cent of UK companies for financial stability - so we're not going to disappear overnight - and we believe we are the only modular building supplier to achieve such a high credit rating.

 “We basically had a day to find a large new storage unit for all our garden tools. It was a pretty tall order, but Portakabin was able to offer the kind of building and rapid service we needed.”

Derek Leeder, Maintenance Manager

Portakabin were very responsive throughout the project and kept us well informed through regular meetings. During the installation phase we met almost weekly to get an update on progress and tackle any issues as they arose. This regular contact enabled us to build up an excellent working relationship with Portakabin and was crucial in getting the classrooms delivered on time. In the end, all the buildings were installed and fitted out at all 13 schools in time for the start of term.”

Bill Christie, Senior Project Manager (Strategic)

Portable Buildings


Secure, fire-rated file storage for hire - offering 39% more space

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Solus -  Single Modular Building from Portakabin


Contemporary, attractive, plug-in-and-go space for up to six people

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At up to 67m2, Titan is Europe's largest self-contained portable building

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Great-value portable building for up to six people - delivered ready for instant use

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Pullman - Single Modular Buildings from Portakabin


Spacious, cost-effective stand-alone building available to hire - for up to 15 people

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Solus Energy Saver -  Single Modular Building from Portakabin

Solus Energy Saver

NEW A-rated Solus Energy-Saver building saves more than 60% on energy bills

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Titan Energy Saver

Up to 67m of A-rated space with the brand NEW A-rated Titan Energy-Saver building

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Modular Buildings

Ultima - A Modular Buildings System from Portakabin


Accommodate up to 1,000 people - or more - in spacious, welcoming surroundings

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Duplex Modular Buildings from Portakabin


Cost-effective modular building system for hire

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Ultima Vision - A Modular Buildings System from Portakabin

Ultima Vision

Create an inspirational environment for up to 1,000 people or more

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Classrooms by Portakabin


Attractive classroom block featuring two spacious 64m2 classrooms


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Events Buildings

Ticket Offices

High-security, multi-window buildings for fast, efficient ticket sales

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Events Facilities Buildings

Events Facilities Buildings

High quality facilities for any application

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Luxe Toilet Units

Luxe toilets – exceed your VIP's expectations

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Shower Units

Attractive, well-equipped buildings fitted with high-performance showers

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Single Plastic Units

Efficient, durable units for the busiest events

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Self-contained, en-suite, single-person bedrooms for site-based staff

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Toilet Units

Robust, hygienic and efficient portable toilets to cater for all your visitors, guests and staff

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Award winning toilets that cut water and waste by 90%

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Portaloo - Toilets Showers and Changing Rooms

Mobile Changing Room from Portaloo

Changing Rooms

Shower and changing room buildings for team and individual sports

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Portaloo Natural Toilet


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Portable Accessible Toilet Hire

Accessible Toilets

Disabled person’s toilet designed for independent or assisted use

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Mobile Shower Units

Toilet Blocks

Bright, welcoming toilet buildings fitted out to domestic standards

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Accessible Plus

Fully accessible toilet with hoist and changing bench

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Accessible Toilet and Shower

Toilet and wheelchair-accessible shower to provide a safe and comfortable shower experience

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Stainless steel washing stations

Purity Washroom

Purpose-designed washroom enables pre-prayer cleansing

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Temporary Shower Blocks by Portaloo

Shower Blocks

Attractive, well-equipped buildings fitted with high-performance showers

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Colourful, welcoming toilets specially designed for primary school children

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