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Author Topic: Wanted: Used Site Welfare Unit/Container  (Read 414 times)
dan_c
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« on: June 14, 2018, 06:41:19 AM »

Hi all,

I'm after a secure container-type unit to use on a remote site during a project. The idea would be that it has space for all the following, ideally ready partitioned and kitted out....toilet, water tank, 12v pump for kitchen tap water, immersion heater for hot water, generator, kitchen/canteen.

I've looked around and have seen some used ones on Ebay but thought I'd ask here as lots of people are involved in construction in remote places.

Please let me know if you have anything or have experience or contacts for buying elsewhere. I don't really have the time to kit out a standard container but that would be a nice option.

Thanks
Dan
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 09:29:40 AM »

Network rail use container "welfare units" at various sites around the country for short-term on-site use. They are about 20 feet long, with toilet, storage, microwave and water-boiler, battery and generator compartment. I see new ones occasionally, so old ones must become available periodically. I'll have a look at my local crossing keeper's welfare unit to see if there is contact/contract info on it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 10:27:23 AM »

Current price for a basic 20ft steel shipping container is in the order of 1500 plus VAT and shipping.  Box will weigh in the order of a ton.  So access to remote areas needs thinking about.

Try contacting Plant hire companies to see if they're selling of kit.

We have bought used kit from a Company in Gloucestershire called Severnside relocatables. http://www.relocatableportablebuildings.co.uk/Our_Range/Modular_Building_Relocation/

We got an unrefurbished office with toilet/washroom for around 2K a year or so back.

Use a delivery firm with a Hyab on the truck for off loading.

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Andy
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