With over 50 years experience, Portakabin has a wealth of knowledge to help make your building project run smoothly. We are now sharing this experience with you via a series of FREE downloadable reports.

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How To Hire a Modular Building (UK Version)
24 Tips to ensure that your modular building project runs smoothly, is delivered on time and is completed to budget.
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HOW TO HIRE A MODULAR BUILDING (NORTHERN IRELAND VERSION)
24 Tips to ensure that your modular building project runs smoothly, is delivered on time and is completed to budget.
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How To Procure A Modular Building
If you are thinking of buying or hiring then your free guide to procuring a modular building is essential reading. This report provides you with 24 tips to ensure that your building project runs smoothly and is delivered on time and completed to budget. Topics covered in this 11 page report include: Planning and preparation, what benefits modular construction can bring to your organisation, how to choose a modular manufacturer and examples of modular construction pushing the boundaries of design.
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Exploding The Myths Of Modular Construction
Modular construction has changed radically over the past 60 years so it can be difficult to tell just what is fact or fiction when it comes to assessing the approach and whether it is suitable for your accommodation needs. This report looks at the most common myths about modular buildings to help specifiers, contractors and occupiers separate the misconceptions from the facts.
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How To Quickly Expand Your Teaching Facilities - The Easy Way
Selecting additional classroom facilities can be a complex business - particularly when the quality of your accommodation can impact on the learning potential of your pupils. However, it needn't be that way. We've outlined 24 top tips to help you avoid the common mistakes many organisations make when choosing interim teaching space.
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Get The Most From Your Next School Building Programme
It has never been more important for schools to find ways to build quickly, cost effectively and efficiently without compromising on the quality of the facilities they provide for pupils. The principles of cost-effective and efficient construction will be essential to ensure that your next school building programme projects deliver the best possible value for money. This 9 page guide will help you to avoid the common mistakes that some schools have made, and ensure you get the facilities you need, completed on time and on budget.
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How To Procure Your Children's Centre The Easy Way
If you're thinking of procuring a children's centre then download your free guide now. This report outlines 6 steps to ensure that your building project runs smoothly, is delivered on time and completed to budget. Topics covered in this 11 page report include: How to secure funding, planning your project, the benefits of modular construction, building and design and project management.
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How To Rapidly Expand Your Hospital Facilities
If limited ward space is hampering your efforts to reduce patient waiting times, this report provides expert advice on how to rapidly increase bed space at your hospital, without compromising on the exemplary quality standards demanded by the healthcare sector. Your 10-step guide to hiring all the extra ward space you need.
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How To Hire Portable Toilets The Easy Way - And Avoid The Most Common Mistakes in The Process
19 tips to ensure that your toilet facilities are delivered on time and to domestic-quality standards
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How to provide accessible toilets and washrooms for people with disabilities
Any organisation that provides toilets or washrooms for use by the public needs to ensure that provision is made for people with disabilities. This 12-point guide to choosing accessible facilities that meet Equality Act 2010 legislation and Changing Places recommendations provides a checklist of the key points to consider to ensure that toilet and washing facilities are suitably adapted for use by people with disabilities.
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The things you MUST know when choosing showers and changing rooms for your organisation
Your 12-step guide to specifying the perfect facilities for your needs There are many factors to consider when you are procuring shower or changing room facilities, whether for sports teams, staff, pupils, visitors or customers. Getting the optimum facilities for your specific application and budget requires careful planning, followed by intelligent building design. This detailed report takes you through the process, from initial planning to design, specification and choosing your supplier. The 12 simple steps will help you to avoid the common mistakes that many organisations make when procuring new shower or changing room buildings.
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How to cater for multi-cultural users in your toilet and washroom provision
The UK is an increasingly multi-cultural society and it’s becoming important for any organisation providing toilets and washrooms for public use to include facilities that meet the needs of multi-faith and multi-national communities. This 12-step guide to choosing high-quality, specially adapted facilities covers the types of organisations that need to provide multi-cultural washroom facilities, the particular requirements of different nationalities and faiths that you need to cater for and how to choose a suitable supplier for these specialist washroom amenities.
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Your Guide To Improving The Whole Life Value Of A Building
Capital spending and cost control are concerns for many organisations that are thinking about how they can reduce their expenditure and get greater value from their construction projects. To compare 'true value' organisations need to consider the whole life cost of their project, which means looking at the project in its entirety. This essential report covers the points you should consider when selecting suppliers, identifying key performance indicators as well as a practical time-saving checklist!
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How To Develop And Implement A Risk Management Policy
This report discusses 10 steps to ensure business continuity in the event of a crisis. Topics covered in this 12 page report include: Assessing your organisation and managing your risk as well as drafting, maintaining and implementing a business continuity plan.
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How To Implement An Environmental Policy In Your Organisation
If you are committed to reducing your carbon footprint, then your free guide to implementing an environmental policy is essential reading. The report outlines the 12 steps you need to take to develop, implement and measure your policy for long-term success. Topics covered in this 11 page report include; How to conduct a carbon emissions audit, reducing your direct emissions, tax breaks and funding, energy-efficiency tips and measurement advice including how to establish your Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs).
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How To Submit Successful Planning Applications
Do you need to extend your premises or construct a new building? If so, our free report outlines the steps you need to take to ensure your planning permission application is successful. Topics covered in this essential 11-page guide include: How to identify which type of planning permission you need; making, preparing and submitting your application and how to appeal if your application is refused.
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Social Values Act
Through the 2013 Public Services (Social Value) Act, the Government aims to transform public sector procurement. Value for money remains the over-riding factor, but social value must now form a significant part of the equation. These principles can be adopted by any businesses as a way of putting into practice social and environmental responsibility commitments and this 6 page guide outlines the requirements of the Act, summarising the steps you can take to implement your own social values policy and demonstrating how suppliers can add social value to your contracts.
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How to select site accommodation – the easy way
Ten tips to ensure that your project runs smoothly, is delivered on time and is completed to budget.
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