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What to Look for When Buying Cabins for Sale

Many industries require the use of portable cabins as they move to different sites to complete work, this means that workers are often away from the main office or building site so a temporary fixture is needed during this time. However, there are many uses for portable cabins outside of industrial work, big events such as festivals and weddings may also require a portable cabin or toilet to improve the facilities of the day.

It’s important to get clued up before you purchase any type of cabin, so carry on reading for a better insight into what you need to know.

What to consider when looking for portable buildings for sale

When it comes to purchasing a portable cabin there really is something to suit everyone’s needs. Whatever you plan on using it for, you can find a practical solution to your business or event requirements. Before you go ahead with purchasing temporary buildings, there are a few important factors you need to consider to make sure you choose the right building for you.


If you’re looking for portable cabins for sale, one of the most important things to think about is what you plan on using it for. The great thing about temporary buildings is the variety of uses that are available for these kind of fixtures, and the range of optional extras such as kitchen areas and worktops. Some of the most common uses for cabins include:

Building site

Many construction businesses are required to move locations in order to work on different projects. This means that workers may need a portable loo on site, and the site manager will need a movable fixture to set up office. A portable cabin is a simple and cost effective solution, reducing the amount of time workers spend off site using nearby toilets, as well as allowing site managers to continue daily work and oversee the site. Most importantly, according to Health and Safety Regulations employers must provide an adequate number of sanitary and ventilated toilets for their employees.


As the highlight of many people’s summer, festivals are fun events that gain thousands of visitors every year. The large volume of visitors means it’s essential that there are basic necessities such as toilets and shower facilities. Furthermore, cabins can also be used at pop-up first aid buildings and small kiosks. With so many people crammed into one area, high-quality and hygienic portable buildings are essential.


If you plan on getting married in a rural area, then you may need to invest in additional facilities for your guests - this will prevent long queues and stop people from having to walk long distances to use the bathroom.


From athletic competitions to football matches, if your pitch is regularly used to house these events it’s a good idea to invest in a portable cabin. These can be used as a pop-up changing room or even as a place for observers to watch during raining or cold weather.


How much space do you have available for your cabin? Make sure you take measurements of the area which your portable cabin will be - you don’t want to overestimate and choose a cabin that’s too big. Additionally, a cabin that’s too small may not be suitable for the number of people using it.


Before going ahead with any purchases make sure the portable building you have in mind is a good financial investment. Think about how frequently it will be used, and compared to the costs of hiring a portable cabin. If you plan on using it on a weekly or monthly basis, such as on a building site, it’s likely that this investment will save you money in the long run.

What type of cabins are available?

There are a range of portable cabins available that can be utilised for a variety of uses. Manchester cabins , based in the North West, are the professional suppliers of high-quality cabins to suit any situation. If you’re unsure of the type of temporary building you may need, our helpful team are on hand to offer advice.

Jackleg cabins

As the name suggests, jackleg cabins are pop-up buildings that are raised by the metal legs underneath. This kind of temporary fixture is probably the most versatile as they can be used for almost anything including:

●Mobile library

●First aid facility

●Changing room





Storage container

Whether you’re moving house and need somewhere to store your belongings, or you need a safe place to keep your stock, large storage containers and a cost-effective solution. The price of renting a space to keep your items can be pricey, so for long term ventures it’s a good idea to invest in your own storage unit.

How to find a reputable company with containers for sale

When purchasing a container you must do your research in order to find a trusted and reputable seller. Failure to do so could mean you end up with a container that’s bad quality or not suitable for your needs.


A quick internet search will supply you with a list of local suppliers selling new and second hand cabins. Scrolling through their website can tell you a lot about the company. Do they provide adequate information about the available cabins? Does the website have clear images of the products? Does the website look professional? These are all important questions you should consider, as it will give you a good idea of their professionalism and communication with potential customers.


If you can, try and find out a little bit more about previous customer experiences with the company. Trusted review sites may be able to give you an overview of how trusted the company are, and whether they provide good service. The company’s own website may also include testimonials which detail how their products have been used and how they helped customers.

Benefits of portable cabins

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a portable cabin but aren't sure if it's a practical investment, you’ll be glad to know that there are many benefits to this kind of investment.


The best thing about portable cabins is the flexibility. They can be easily transported from each location and with many options available, you can still have all the amenities of a normal building such as air conditioning and insulation.

Easy construction

Temporary buildings are designed for non-permanent use so quick and easy installation is a core part of their construction. This means that you don’t have to wait for your cabin to be installed or picked up, instead you can do this yourself and get things ready for the next job.

Less time wasted

The amount of time your workers spend queuing for the toilet means they’re losing valuable work time. However, by having a portable on site they have easy access, and therefore, can get back to work a lot quicker. Furthermore, on site cabins that are used as offices mean that managers are on hand to deal with any problems that could stool work - employees won’t have to spend long periods trying to contact them and stop their work as they wait for a solution.

Manchester Cabins: The portable cabin experts

Manchester Cabins are the family-run business specialising in the manufacturing and selling of high-quality cabins. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and competitive rates, as our expert team helps you find the right cabin for our needs. For more information about our products for sale, get in touch today.

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