21.05.2018 Posts

How To Install A Portable Cabin

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(Last Updated – November 2019)

You probably already know about the numerous benefits of portable cabins, and one that certainly appeals is the fact they’re manufactured in a factory with the strictest of quality control mechanisms. Not only does this give you peace of mind that your portable cabin will be durable, but it also leaves your business free from the on-going disruptions and health and safety nightmares associated with on-site construction.

This leaves one burning question. How on do you install your portable cabin once it reaches you? Read on to find out.

Planning Permissions and Building Regulations

This really depends on how long you want to use your portable cabin for. If it’s less than 28 days, you don’t tend to need planning permission. Similarly, portable cabins under 50m² are exempt, as are those with low energy demand. We can work with you to help you understand what needs to be arranged with your local council and some will even take care of these arrangements for you.


Portable cabins are tough, which is why you’ll see them everywhere from war zones to Antarctica. Part of the reason they’re so tough is that they need to withstand being transported by truck and lifted into place by crane. This means your portable cabin is in one piece and on-site for when you’re ready to use it.

cabin delivery truck


The good news is that many portable cabins only need flat land and minimal landscaping. Many portable cabins will comfortably stand without specially laid foundations, and if you have limited ground space, portable cabins can easily be stacked on top of each other. In this case, some form of foundation will be necessary, although a quick site inspection by your supplier will give you a clearer understanding of what you need.


In some cases it may simply be impossible to connect to the mains, so you’ll find cabins are available with their own generators and water supply. In most cases, portable cabins are as effective as any office, with cables able to be discretely run for the supply of electricity and phone and internet services. Once connected, you’ll be surprised at how energy efficient your portable cabin is. Most are fully insulated and come with double glazed windows.

Need help or advice with a cabin installation? Get in touch today.

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