Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any queries please have a read through our frequently asked questions below:

If you have any specific questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact Anthony or Colette on 021 4775555 who would be delighted to answer any queries you may have.

[accordion] [tab title=”Do I need a modular, jackleg or anti vandal unit?”] It depends on your exact requirements – if you have a requirement for accommodation from 1 to 8/10 people, this can be accommodated in a jackleg unit that is transported to site and placed onto the ground and you move in.

Modular Buildings are used to accommodate larger numbers of people for example classrooms, traning rooms, medical centres etc. The building is transported to site in a series of modules that are then joined together to form an overall building.

Anti Vandal buildings are suitable for areas where security may be an issue or for construction companies who may relocate units from site to site.[/tab]

[tab title=”What financial options are available for my requirements?”] We offer purchase, rental contracts and lease purchase options.[/tab]

[tab title=”Are there any planning permission factors I need to take into account?”] Again, this depends on your requirements, if you have a short requirement for temporary accommodation, planning permission may not be necessary. If your requirement is for a school extension for a particular duration of time, permission may not be necessary. On the other hand, if you have a large scale project that would be on site for a considerable time, planning permission may be necessary[/tab]

[tab title=”How will the unit be delivered?”] Your building will be delivered by truck and trailer and off loaded by means of a driver operated truck mounted crane.[/tab]

[tab title=”How much does a standard unit cost to buy?”] Prices vary considerably depending on size and specification and start from approximately €3,500 + VAT.[/tab]

[tab title=”How much does a standard unit cost to hire?”] Prices vary depending on the size of the building and the length of the contract and start from €25 per week + VAT[/tab]

[tab title=”Can you do the site clearance and site preparation?”] Yes, we offer a complete turnkey package including, site fencing, site clearance foundation, baseworks, connection to all services, steps, ramps and railings.[/tab]

[tab title=”Do you apply for the Fire Cert?”] Yes, if your project requires Fire Safety Certification, we can organise the process from start to finish by either taking the complete project and handling it on your behalf or as an alternative working closely with your consultant.[/tab]

[tab title=”Do you Provide drawings?”] Yes, we have our own dedicated drawing and design office. We will produce a full set of plans, elevations and 3D visualisations for your review and we can send these to you in either hard or soft copy.[/tab]

[tab title=”What about site survey’s?”] We provide a free site survey with no obligation. We will advise on access, orientation of the building of your site, connection to services etc.[/tab]

[tab title=”Do you sell Portakabins?”]

Portakabin or Portacabin is not an ordinary word, but in fact, a registered trade mark so therefore we cannot use and never have used this trademark[/tab]

[tab title=”Are buildings available off the shelf?”] Yes, we always carry a large stock of new and used buildings for sale. We have an extensive rental fleet available for immediate delivery and we can manufacture any size building to suit your specific requirements usually within 3 to 4 working weeks.[/tab]

[tab title=”Do your buildings comply with Department of Education regulations?”] Yes, we are an approved and major supplier to the Department of Education and Science.  All our buildings are compliant with their technical guidance documents and meet all statutory and building regulations.[/tab]


At Masterkabin we sell and hire new and used portable buildings, modular buildings and anti-vandal buildings. We carry large stocks of new and used buildings and have an extensive off the shelf rental fleet.  If we don’t have it in stock, we can design and build it for you! We can accommodate you!


Masterkabin – Leading provider of new and used modular buildings and portable cabins