Site Accommodation and Storage for the Construction Sector
The Construction Industry encompasses a range of different sectors including house building, government projects, utilities, civil engineering infrastructure projects, renovation and many more. Each of these areas have different needs, for example house builders vary from large publicly-quoted companies developing sites with hundreds of units to self-builders constructing their home on a single plot.
Regardless of size all those working in the construction industry have the need to operate extremely efficient and organised sites and getting the right accommodation for your team provides a solid foundation for success.
Of course as a site manager you also have legal requirements for the provision of suitable welfare facilities for your people and the need for safe and secure storage for equipment and materials.
Portable Space have an extensive fleet of units to choose from and the hire and sales teams will listen carefully to your requirements to ensure you get the accommodation you need to create productive workspaces delivered on time. It’s essential that you have the right accommodation on site when you need it to keep your team motivated.
Construction related accommodation can broadly be categorised into small, medium and large projects, and sites with limited access.
Small and Medium Projects
The backbone to the hirefleet is the provision of steel site accommodation and storage containers which are available in a range of types including offices, canteens, drying rooms, security cabins and toilets or a combination of these. Lengths vary from just 12ft (3.6m) through to 40ft (12 metres).
These units can be stacked in a number of ways using external steel staircases or staircases with double exit landings which provide quick access between adjacent top stacked units. Steel cabins are available for both hire and sale.
Linked steel cabins and Euro or Steel modular
Large construction sites can have tens or hundreds of people working and managing projects, whilst it’s still feasible to use steel cabins from the steel cabin range we offer two alternative options:
The high specification flat sided ECOlink range of steel cabins provides the capability of units being linked together to create larger project offices, meeting rooms, or canteen areas (with or without kitchen and cafe facilities).
ECOlink units include upgraded features including PIR sensors, concussive taps, uPVC tilt and turn double glazed windows and a choice of heating and cooling options, It’s especially worthwhile for longer term projects as they not only create a more comfortable working environment but save energy too.
For larger or long term projects we offer two main types of modular building, the robust steel modular and the flexible euro modular. Modular buildings provide you with options to plan the layout of interiors and are often used where there is a need to interact with the public either as part of consultation, public relations or the sales process when they can be laid out as a marketing suite.
Site Security & Safety
Larger sites often have additional security and safety challenges, such as the need for guard huts and access control units (turnstile units), we supply a range of products listed under the site security cabins for sale and security cabins for hire.
Restricted Access Sites
Towed accommodation, Flat pack
Sometimes access is restricted because of weak or low bridges, weight limits, or just a lack of space to locate your temporary accommodation or storage facilities.
We offer a number of products to help, including flat pack offices and storage containers that can be erected on site, wheeled towable units or accommodation such as the single mains toilet that can be moved into position with a forklift truck. For sites with no power supply the static or mobile welfare range equipped with their own generators provides yet another option.
Our trained in-house transport team has the knowledge and qualifications – including Appointed Person Lifting – to provide safe solutions together with all the necessary supporting documentation. Please discuss your requirements with our hire and transport teams who will be able to help you solve your specific site challenges.
Construction case studies
Construction Site Canteen
In-house skills provide all the ingredients for construction site canteen
Successful coordination of a wide range of in-house skills has resulted in Portable Space creating a new canteen for one of its regular customers, a major UK housebuilder.