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What Can a Portable Cabin Be Used For? From Temporary Classrooms to a Portable Garage

If your school is undergoing refurbishment or your industrial warehouse is in need of a little extra space during the busy festive period, you may be wondering what your options are. After all, how do you find extra space temporarily without breaking the bank?

In these circumstances, you may consider renting a portable building, otherwise known as a portable cabin. Portable cabins can provide you and your business with the extra space needed to keep stock safe and secure, set up a temporary classroom, house additional staff or create a pop-up ticket booth for a large event, alongside a whole host of other functions.

Are you looking to rent a portable building for individual or commercial use? Throughout this blog, we will discuss the different types of portable buildings available to rent and what they can be used for as a helpful guide for your requirements.

Different Types of Portable Buildings

When it comes to choosing which type of portable building is right for your requirements, you may decide between:

Steel Storage Containers

These are typically used for self-storage solutions, giving individuals and businesses extra space to store retail stock, important documents, furniture, office equipment or warehouse goods. Strong and secure, these are a top choice of portable building when you’re hoping to house belongings you don’t currently have space for.

Anti-Vandal Units

Designed with anti-vandal mechanisms, these units are ideal for environments which are vulnerable to criminals. These can be used as temporary offices for industrial sites or warehouses, depending on your requirements.

Jackleg Cabins

Jackleg cabins are a highly versatile option which can be used for a wide variety of functions. They can be customised for a wide variety of purposes, making them a top choice if you are hoping to set up a pop-up office, ticket booth, classroom or any other temporary environment.

If you are looking for a portable cabin which is suitable for a wide variety of environments and for a range of different functions, jackleg cabins may be the top choice for you. They can be modified according to your requirements and can be equipped with electrical sources, making them a standout choice no matter what sector you work in or utilities you will need.

But, what can they be used for? Here are some of the most popular uses for portable cabins.

Uses for Portable Buildings

Temporary Classrooms

When schools or other educational facilities are under refurbishment, it can be extremely distracting for pupils and teachers alike. Construction work can be highly disruptive, not to mention dangerous, so it’s important to find a way to continue teaching your pupils away from the work being undertaking. One cost-effective and efficient way to do this is to set up temporary classrooms. These temporary classrooms, typically set up in jackleg cabins, can be positioned somewhere in the school grounds away from the noisy building machinery and any potential construction hazards.

When setting up temporary classrooms, jackleg cabins are often chosen due to their design versatility. They can be modified to imitate the classroom you are used to working in to ensure minimal disruption to your students and to give you access to all necessary teaching equipment.

Temporary Kitchen Facilities

Whether you are running a festival and need somewhere for your staff to make a warming cup of tea, or you are working on a construction site without anywhere for your builders to microwave their lunch, you may benefit from temporary kitchen facilities. Again, you may opt to rent a jackleg cabin when setting up pop-up kitchen facilities. Jackleg cabins can be modified with useful kitchen units, including sinks, worktops, kettles and much more, making them an ideal solution for environments where basic food preparation facilities are required.

When offering temporary kitchen facilities, you also need to consider portable restroom rental. Depending on the scale of your event, you may opt for either single portable toilets or a slightly more spacious toilet block.

Pop-Up Kiosks

Whether you are planning to serve cold drinks to beach-goers or camping equipment to festival attendees, you may look to set up a temporary kiosk. If this is your full-time business, buying a portable cabin may be the best option for you, but otherwise you could consider renting a jackleg cabin. These are available in a wide range of sizes depending on how much stock you’ll need space for, and come equipped with high-strength security features for your peace of mind. This means you’ll be able to lock up and go home after a day of selling confectionery, drinks, clothing or festival equipment and rest assured that your stock is safe.

Portable Cabin Offices

If you have recently hired more employees than you have space for or your current office is undergoing refurbishment, you may be looking for temporary office space to house computer equipment, important documents and staff belongings.

Depending on your requirements, you may want to choose between a jackleg cabin or an anti-vandal unit. Typically, you might opt for an anti-vandal unit if you work with confidential data or expensive office equipment that needs to be locked away with high-strength security features. These can also be stacked and equipped with a stairway to provide double the office room in only half the space.

Jackleg cabins, on the other hand, may be a better choice if you have more specific modification requirements. While still providing high levels of safety and security, jackleg cabins offer high insulative properties and are available in a variety of different sizes.

When deciding which option is better suited to your specific requirements, it’s a good idea to speak to your chosen modular buildings supplier for advice.

Temporary Garages

If you don’t have a garage attached to your home, you may be looking for somewhere to store sporting equipment, building tools or gardening equipment. These are all items you don’t want lying around the house and which need to be locked away securely to ensure they are protected against criminals and opportunists.

In this case, consider hiring a self-storage unit to act as your pop-up garage. These are sturdy, secure and easy to keep clean, acting as the ideal space to store tools or garden equipment if you don’t have room at home.

Pop-Up Bars and Restaurants

In recent years, there’s been a huge increase in the number of pop-up bars and restaurants serving food and drink at festivals, markets, weddings and much more. Establishing a temporary food business in a rental portable cabin is a cost-effective way to cater to customers without purchasing a property or signing up for a lengthy and costly building contract. This may be something to consider if you are just starting out in the industry. In this circumstance, a jackleg cabin is likely to be the most suitable option. These can be modified with kitchen facilities and are easy to keep clean and tidy. They also come equipped with durable security features, including wire mesh window guards, to ensure that your kitchen equipment is safe and secure outside of business hours.

You may also want to offer toilet facilities to your bar or kitchen customers. Portable toilets are a good option here as they are low-maintenance and can be hired depending on the average number of customers you have.

Manchester Cabins: High-quality modular buildings available to rent and buy

If you are searching for portable buildings to rent or buy in Manchester, then you needn’t look further than Manchester Cabins. We supply a wide range of portable buildings, including steel storage containers, portable toilets, anti-vandal units and jackleg cabins for all environments and purposes. We also sell top-quality second-hand cabins to customers in Manchester and beyond at highly competitive prices, so no matter what your individual or business requirements, we are sure to have the right solution for you.

For more information about our range of temporary units and cabins, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Manchester Cabins today.

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