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Transport & Installation
Is it collection only?
No, we have an in-house logistics department on hand to assist you with your delivery requirements.
Do you deliver nationwide?
Yes, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver anywhere in mainland UK and beyond! Having delivered as far north as Shetland to Plymouth on the southern coast of England. Call us, we can help out!
I would prefer to collect.
That’s fine, our site is open 24-7, 365 days a year to ensure we can support your needs.
How do I Install?
Our units are specially designed to be simple to install, but in the majority of cases our expert team of fitters will come to your site at a time convenient to you and install.
How long does installation take?
That depends, for a single unit you could be up and running in a day, for a 5000 sq ft building 10 days. Each case is different but you will always be much faster than traditional build methods.
Can I join portable cabins?
Our portable cabins are designed to be double stacked or linked together.
Can they be insulated?
Yes, our cabins are insulated using a variety of materials depending on your specification.
How thick are the walls?
Wall thicknesses vary between 60 and 110mm depending on insulating material.
What is a typical window design?
Typically our cabins have a PVC frame with insulated glazing and integrated PVC roller shutters, colour white
Do the cabins have heating and air conditioning? Operation guidance?
Our cabins do generally have heating. Individual heating through frost heaters, thermostatically controlled electric convectors and/or fan heaters with safety switch for overheating. Mechanical ventilation options with electrical ventilators or on your request also available with window air conditioning units. Regular ventilation of the rooms must be provided. A relative humidity of 60 % should not be exceeded in order to avoid condensation!
How are the cabins handled/lifted?
The 10‘, 16‘ and 20‘ cabins and/or packets can be lifted with a forklift (length of fork minimum 2,450 mm, width a minimum of 200 mm) or by crane. The ropes/chains need to be fastened to the upper cabin corners. The angle between the rope/chain and the horizontal line must be a minimum of 60° (picture 1). The necessary rope length for a 20′ container is at least 6.5 m.
The 24‘ as well as 30‘ cabins or packages can only be loaded with a crane. The ropes/chains must be fastened to the eyebolts/crane eyes screwed on at the top. The angle between the rope/chain and the horizontal line must be a minimum of 60°
How are the cabins installed?
Each individual cabin must be placed on foundations provided on site with at least 4 points of support for 10′ cabins, 6 points of support for 16′ and 20′ cabins (annex 9.3 / 9.4) and at least 8 points of support for 24′ and 30′ cabins. The dimensions of the foundation has to be adapted to local circumstances, norms and frost line, under consideration of the local soil condition and the maximum possible loads. The levelness of the foundation is a precondition for a smooth assembly and the failure-free standing of the entire construction. Should the load points not be horizontally aligned, these must be highlighted in the width of the profile. The design of the foundations must ensure a free flow of rain water. During set up or placement of the cabin (constructions), maximum permitted loads and regional conditions (e.g. snow loads) must be taken into account. After removing the transport covers, the holes in the floor frame must be sealed with silicone.
How do we combine several cabins?
Individual cabins can be selectively configured next to, behind, or on top of each other, while bearing in mind the structural indications and the max. permitted loads. The below images show a few different combinations of Containex containers.