We recently provided a 14 section double storey modular training facility building to one of our regular corporate companies which we have almost completed.
This new manufactured double storey modular building has a brick slip ground floor cladding and a contrasting plastic coated steel cladding for the upper floor. Our customer chose uPVC grey wrapped windows and a glass partitioned interior with a suspended ceiling.
We were very pleased to be chosen to provide Castleford Academy with a six section double classroom used modular building complete with a male/female/disabled toilet facility.
The refurbished modular building was installed during the summer holidays in preparation for the new September term.
This proved to be one of the most difficult installations we have undertaken with only a few centimeters of clearance on either side of the modules while gaining access to the site. But due to the professionalism of the drivers they were slowly but surely delivered successfully.
Earlier this year, we supplied a two section new modular building on hire to West Ham United which is being used as an exercise facility for the women’s football team. They were so pleased with the building that they went on to place a further order for a new 14.4 m x 3.6 m portable jackleg cabin building.
This building is to be used as a welfare facility, which includes a canteen, toilets and changing area.
Repeat business is valued extremely highly here at Portable Building Sales, as it shows that our product / service was excellent the first time round. We hope that we continue to work with West Ham United for any future projects they may have.
We provide a wide range of building sizes and this includes small portable jackleg cabins. We brought into stock a pre-owned 12 ‘ x 9’ jackleg cabin which we fully refurbished ready for a new customer.
The building was recently sold and is to be used as a art room for a customer in Little Chesterford, Cambridge.
From an order on a Friday to delivery of the portable building the following Wednesday, the customer was delighted.
Our customer sent us the following email:
Just to say thank you to Callum for all his help in the purchase of a small cabin for our artist daughter. From the sale on Friday evening to the delivery on Wednesday morning. Plenty of pictures were sent and the process was so simple. Will definitely use your company again.
The building was installed safely by our trained installation team in just one day and completed on site over the next couple of days to our client’s complete satisfaction.
The installation of the modular canteen building has been completed now.
Thanks for sorting out the little bits we asked after the work had ended. We are happy that the project was done on the time frame we asked for and now the staff are enjoying their lunchtime in the new canteen”
This is a perfect example of how we can recycle our modular buildings.
We supplied a Clearview Modular building a few years ago to the Notre Dame Prep School in Norwich for use as a nursery building. When they no longer had a use for it they contacted us and we purchased the building back and safely relocated it to our premises in East Yorkshire.
Four weeks later we had refurbished the building and hired it to St Clare’s school in Derby to be used as a temporary classroom. When they have finished with the building we will either sell it or rent it out again.
Providing a quality used modular building uses only 3% of the energy needed to manufacture a new building, this is because the embodied energy within the frame of the building is transportable.
We recently provided a new manufactured large portable building to Freightshield Repair & Services in Berkshire. The external dimensions of 13.4m x 3.6m were not a standard size but was needed to give the areas they required.
The building which consists of a two person office, two single person offices, a kitchen and a toilet was delivered safely and professionally by a large high-ab craned vehicle to the delight of our customer who said;
Please give my thanks to all your team, everything I asked has been carried out. Office is looking great.
Top, top service to both you and the delivery company. – Andy Maskell, procurement and compliance manager
A Jack Leg Cabin is a type of portable cabin which is a portable building.
We recently provided D&M Plant Hire with a new manufactured Jack Leg cabin with space for six desks plus a toilet and kitchen area.
What are Jack Legs?
Jack Legs are the four steel legs that are fitted on the outside of a portable building and which serve a number of purposes:
The portable building is loaded onto a wagon using either a crane or a high-ab craned vehicle. The four chains of a crane are each attached to the four Jack Legs and are used to load the building onto the transportation and unload the building at its destination.
The four Jack Legs sit on the ground and keep the floor of the Jack Leg cabin off the ground.
The Jack Legs can be adjusted in height to enable the portable building to be levelled on uneven ground.
The building features thermowood cladding and is an extension of the existing nursery building at Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The building will provide the nursery with two extra classrooms and toilet facilities. The two classrooms are divided by a sliding partition so that they can create a larger open plan space if required.
The building features aluminium windows and doors and had a brick wall built around the base to hide the foundations.
Bardney C of E School in Lincolnshire purchased a Clearview Modular Building TM from us four years ago and asked us to provide another building as a mirror image of the first. They also asked for a timber clad 9.6m x 3m office and two storage containers. As you can see from the photograph you really can’t tell which building is four years old and which is new.
The second modular building was installed over a weekend to the complete satisfaction of the Head Teacher.
Lincoln Gardens Primary School in Scunthorpe initially contacted us looking for additional classroom space. We supplied them with one of our 2 section Clearview Modular Buildings that featured an open plan classroom with toilet facilities. Not only did we supply and safely install the building but we also provided the ground works and foundations.
The building was installed during the summer holidays allowing the school to have a fully operating classroom building for the children’s return in September.
We recently posted a blog about a remarkable man called Patrick Jefwa who is a head waiter in a hotel in South Wales and who saves as much money as possible each year to help the children and people in need in his home village of Marafa in Keyna.
Our Managing Director decided to donate £3,500 to help his cause and after Patrick’s trip to Marafa, he wrote to us to explain how he spent the money and how it helped significantly.
His letter is below;
Good Evening Michael,
This is what I managed to use your donation to the village on, as helping and giving back to the community is something I have done for a long time and it being a long term commitment, I combined what I had saved in the year with your donation as one for the same purpose.
Michael, I will break down the use of the donation as follows approximate to the exchange rate when I was at home.
Including school fees, uniforms, books, private tuition, pocket money and maintenance.
Sponsoring a child or children through school is a long term commitment which does not stop at paying school fees but also following up to make sure the children are provided for and maintained within their environment, this I do through trust in their parents or appointed guardians on ground.
This doesn’t come cheap but its rewards are worth in the long run as education is the only way to root out poverty from the village.
Over my experience in sponsoring, no school in Kenya is entirely free, not even the government schools. Government schools may look to be the cheaper option but has its add ons in the long run, children mostly are cramped many per class making it hard for the teachers to help and guide slow learners or the weak in class, lack of school facilities and equipment also has driven parents to resort to low cost private schools instead which seem to be better equipped.
I try and put the children in my sponsorship in the low cost private schools (not private as in UK standards) Primary and Secondary. Here we have less pupils per class and teachers can easily identify and guide slower learners through their subjects.
There are 3 terms in a year, cost to educate a child depend on which grade or class the student is in and differs from school to school.
This is what some of the donation was spent on:
Paid from donation: Fees, uniforms, private tuition and books for;
Naila, at grade 2 lower primary:
> £ 60.00 / term. 2 terms paid for year @ £120.00
Khadija, at upper Primary
> £ 70.00/ term. 2 terms paid for the year 2019 @ £140.00
Kassim, Kadzo, Betty in secondary school
> not in boarding school:
£120/ child for remaining 2 terms @ 360.00
Total for above = £ 620.00 was paid out of the donation, any other ongoing requirements I normally assist with in my ability.
Thank you for assisting in this.
Money used from Donation towards Treatments:
Getting sick and seeking treatment at the village is always a challenge to the poor.
You would imagine it being straight forward for one to get treatment from the government hospitals, this has not been the case at most times:
Hospitals lacking medicines or proper diagnostic equipment have pushed patients to seek medical help from privately owned clinics and hospitals, this at most times has turned expensive depending on the nature of sickness. People turn to private Medicare clinics because they are most likely to find treatment from them, of course coming with its cost.
Michael, from the donation, I used some money to pay for:
My own father Mr Jefwa diagnosed with prostate enlargement needed specialized treatment and tests.
A treatment plan is ongoing now and he seems out of danger though is going to be on medication and observation for a long time.
Of the £ 600.00 required to treat him, £350.00 was from your donation and £ 250 from my own means. Thank you Michael.
My mother Mrs Margaret Jefwa, a strong and hard working woman has been weakened with a heart condition which at times has made her have memory lapses, also suffers from duodenal ulcers, She benefitted from you Donation, she had tests done at the Malindi heart clinic and report from her echocardiography showed one of her heart valves didn’t pump blood properly hence deprived her brain of oxygen at times hence the loss of memory at times. Up to £450.00 was paid from your donation for scans including MRI scans, CT scans and medication/ treatment plan.
On a sincere note, I would not have been able to afford treatment for both of my parents if it wasn’t for the donation, I am grateful to see them now managing their situations through treatment.
5 months Timothy, diarrhea and vomiting for 4 days without proper treatment due lack of funds. From your donation I paid for him to be taken to see a pediatrician in Malindi town, proper tests were done and treatment given.
Approximately £110.00 was paid from your donation for transport, tests and medication. Timothy has recovered well. Thank you Michael.
Alfred: suffered bad headaches for some time without proper tests and diagnosis, he put his family first, his wife and 3 children instead paying for his treatment, many people ( mothers and fathers) take this option as funds are limited, Alfred couldn’t afford to pay for his treatment and take care of his family at the same time, when his situation worsened, family and friends fund raised for his treatment, I gave £100.00 from your donation to help. Alfred succumbed to meningitis and passed away on 1/5/2019 leaving his wife and 3 young children.
Ali Mubaruk; a young boy of 11 years also due to delayed treatment due to lack of funds for his treatment lost his life to Aplastic Anemia. For condolences to the family, I gave £70.00 from your donation.
Food aid to different families in the community:
Over the past visits, I have bought and given out seedlings to deprived families to plant in the rain season, this time was different as long season of drought has almost driven families to starvation. Little is better than nothing so I spent approximately £150.00 to buy food and basic house hold items and distributed to those I could reach within my community.
From the donation, a 10,000 litre water reserve tank was acquired. As I am an independent house hold user, the tank is stationed at my homestead open to help any person in the village in times of water shortages which happens a lot. Any water bills are sent to be paid by me.
This Poly tank cost £ 700.00 including its transport and connection of water from the main water supply. Thank you Michael as though expensive this is a long term investment for many in the community.
Church Support: St Peter’s church, Marafa.
This is my local church that struggles for its up keep, I always attend this church on my every visit home. The church building still needs windows and ceiling to be put but worshippers already use it.
From the donation, I spent £300.00 for church maintenance and purchase of fan blades to be installed, fans are of great help especially at this season of hot temperatures.
The amount spent from the donation as above total to approximately £ 2850.00, this leaves approximately £650.00 from your donation still in the donation kit which I try and leave for any emergencies.
We recently hired out a new open plan two section modular building to West Ham United.
The building was installed at their training ground in Romford, London in a single day by our experienced and professional installation team. The unit is to be used by players from the women’s football team returning from injury for light stretching and workouts.
Below is a picture of our latest apprentice Kielon Ellerington with West Ham United’s midfielder and England international Declan Rice.
Eight men successfully cycled 250 miles from the Severn Bridge in Bristol to the Humber Bridge in Kingston upon Hull to raise money for this very important charity over a period of 3 days.
Portable Building Sales have supported this charity over a number of years and donated £2,000 to help the charity reach this milestone.
John and Angela Pye got involved with the NSIF after their eldest son Steven, contracted a virus on his spine that caused paralysis from the chest down. That was in the summer of 2007, and the prognosis from the doctors was that he would never walk again. However, his absolute determination and commitment to rehabilitation and physiotherapy has seen him improve to the extent he is now able to walk with sticks.
His efforts inspired his parents to take up the challenge and raise awareness of, and funding for, a treatment for spinal injury.
Ever since, they have worked tirelessly to fundraise for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation, running local events in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.
All the money they raise is ring fenced for the work instigated by the late Professor Geoffrey Raisman and now carried on by his team https://www.howellsac.com/ashland-va/ac-repair-installation, whose integrity and dedication towards the cause of curing spinal injury is an endless source of inspiration.
You can learn more about the excellent work of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation by visiting their website, www.nsif.org.uk or the Hull & East Riding branch website
Portable Building Sales sponsor the first tee on Hessle Golf Club and are giving away for a four ball free of charge at this beautiful course just outside Hull to the first person who contacts our office to claim this prize.
This is the latest update on the stunning new 23 bay we installed as a shell late last year.
It was a special night time installation, made through six nights, at the end of Birmingham Airport’s runway. It had to go in during runway maintenance time.
The accommodation was supplied as a shell. Our client has installed interior electrics and fire plus burglar alarms. We’re completing the final works, including the skirt, suspended ceilings and floor coverings.
We’re sure you’ll agree that this building is looking fantastic!
Our Managing Director was recently staying in a hotel in Abergavenny on business having a meal and got talking to Patrick Jefwa, the head waiter in the restaurant.
Patrick is an amazing man who saves part of his wages each year and then travels back to his home village of Marafa, near Malindi in Kenya and distributes the money he has saved to help the children of his village. With the beneficial conversion rate from pounds to the Kenyan Shilling, the money he distributes goes much further.
Our MD was so impressed with what this man did for his village and for the orphaned and under privileged children that he decided to donate £2,500 to his cause.
Patrick has written to our MD describing how he intends to distribute the donation and will keep us updated with photographs and reports after his visit to the village in March for 4 weeks.
We in turn will share these photographs in a future blog.
We have supplied several buildings to UTC over the years. This time we provided a special night time installation, over 6 nights, from 11pm to 5am.
Our client is based at the end of Birmingham Airport runway, so the new building had to go in during runway maintenance time. The accommodation will be used by senior management, and as a customer reception.
It’s unusual to be in constant contact with air traffic control during modular building installations. It certainly added an extra interesting element to our Health and Safety procedures!
The building was supplied as a shell only. We’re due back in February to complete the final works, including the skirt and floor coverings looking for san diego airport to escondido service. With bespoke high ceilings and internal configuration, it will be fascinating to see the completed product.