With such a wide selection of units it can be hard to determine what is the best type for you. There are a few main factors that you need to consider when deciding this:


When we talk about the size of a unit, you need to ask yourself questions like:

Once we can establish the answers to some of the above we can quite quickly determine the right size for you.
Alternatively you can look at the following document: Typical Masterkabin Unit Sizes

Which shows a selection of “standard” sized units available and the benefits of each.


When it comes to the security of our units, we have 2 basic types, the standard kabin construction, and the anti-vandal type.

If your site is secure by means of a boundary fence for example or the area has little or no history of vandalism, then a standard kabin should be fine. More information on these can be found here:

If however you site is very open to the general public, or in areas of common vandalism, or simply areas where accidents are more likely to occur for example building sites, then an anti-vandal type kabin is the best option. More information on these can be found here:


How long you require the extra accommodation for can have a large bearing on the best option for you.

If it is a short term period (1 to 12 months) then you should try and get a unit that can be delivered to site with little or no alterations to the site. Reducing costs and disruptions.

If it is a long term period (12 months +) then it may be better to get the exact unit to fulfil all of your requirements, even if this means having to alter your site, widen entrances etc.


This is very much a personal choice. Some people do not want the “prefab” look, while for others it is purely a functional space that does “exactly what it says on the tin”.

Fortunately with todays modern manufacturing techniques, we have plenty of options on both external and internal aesthetics. Kabins can be manufactured in the standard steel finish, in a wide selection of colours, jacklegs can be removed, or there is the option of timber cladded units, or the brand new maintenance free timber effect steel finish as seen here:

Once you have read through the basic ideas above, you should have a good idea of the unit that is right for you.

The next step is to contact Anthony or Colette on 021 4775555, or call into our offices in Innishannon, Co. Cork. We look forward to hearing from you.

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