Modular Building Frequently Asked Questions


How many people can your portable buildings accommodate?

Our single-cabin Anti-Vandal units and Monobloc portable cabins can accommodate up to six desks in an office space or serve as changing rooms or welfare facilities for a team.

What is the typical lead time for delivery?

For our Anti-Vandal storage containers and portable offices, our typical lead time is one week. For our Moduflex & Containex accommodation, the lead time is typically be 4-8 weeks, although may be longer depending on the size and scale of the project, and availability of 360° products. Our modular buildings may have longer lead time, again depending on the size of the project.

Are service connections required for my accommodation?

If you want easy on-site access to water for toilet and washing facilities, and will require a large power supply, the most convenient option is to use a service connection to mains electricity and water. We can work with you to provide your site with these service connections with little administrative cost to you.

Can I hire portable toilets from you?

We have steel portable toilet blocks available to hire. We also have a range of products which include toilets and showers, such as our Anti-Vandal Portable Toilets and Showers. Call our team or send an enquiry form to learn more. We do not offer single plastic chemical toilets.

What is the minimum hire period for your products?

Our minimum hire period varies from product to product. Our anti-vandal storage containers have a minimum hire period of 4 weeks. However, our Moduflex & Containex range has a minimum hire period of 26 weeks, although in extraordinary circumstances this may be flexible. Our modular buildings, meanwhile, have a minimum hire period of 12 months.

Where can I send enquiries if I have an attachment to include?

If you have a site blueprint or other document that you wish to send as an attachment with your enquiry, in the first instance please call our team or send an enquiry without the attachment. We will get in touch with you and let you know who to email the attachment to as we discuss your project.

Will I need to provide foundations for my Algeco building?

One of our 360° products is Jackpad, a temporary foundation product. When you contact our team, we’ll work with you to discuss if Jackpad is the correct foundation solution for you, and work with you to include it in the product delivery.

Do I need planning permission for my hired building?

As a general rule, you will need planning permission if you’ll be keeping a building on-site for longer than 28 days.

Do you just hire products, or can I buy them from you?

We have a range of products for sale as well as a range of brand new units, as well as a selection of our 360° products. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this option, or wish to learn more about our options for sale.

Do your buildings include insurance?

We offer a damage waiver scheme that allows you to ensure that you are protected financially in the case of vandalism or accidental damage to your hired unit or accessories. Please call us or send an enquiry regarding your project and we will discuss this option once we have determined your needs. If you decline the damage waiver, we will require a valid Hired In Plant Insurance document as well as an intended duration of hire.

However, please note that the damage waiver scheme is not insurance, and we cannot provide insurance for your hired products.

Who do I contact if I have a support request concerning my product?

If you have support request, please contact your Algeco sales representative. If you do not have a contact within Algeco, please contact the branch you hired your product from – you can find our list of branches here. If you do not know the correct branch, please call our team and we’ll work with you to solve any issues you may have with your product.

How do I apply for a job with Algeco?

We’d love to have you join our team! To browse our vacancies and see if we have a position that’s right for you, visit our search and apply page to see the list. Even if you can’t see a job that suits you, send us a general application and we’ll contact you if we think you’re a good fit!

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