Frequently Asked Questions | Pacific Portable Buildings

Frequently Asked Questions

42A Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie, Auckland
Semi-permanent structures designed to provide flexible space solutions for a wide range of purposes. They can be customised to meet various needs such as offices, retail spaces, classrooms, health care facilities, community service facilities, and residential projects.

Commercial portable buildings are constructed off-site in a controlled factory environment, using modular or prefabricated components. This allows for faster construction, reduced on-site disruptions, and greater flexibility in design and configuration. They can also be relocated or expanded as business needs change.

Modular portable buildings offer numerous advantages. Firstly, they provide faster completion times compared to traditional construction methods. Their flexible build options allow for easy expansion and reconfiguration to meet changing needs. The off-site manufacturing and assembly process minimises on-site disruption and safety risks. Modular construction is also cost-effective, utilising materials more efficiently and streamlining manufacturing processes. Moreover, these buildings produce less waste and the reusability contributes to more sustainable solutions, including the use of recyclable components.

Our standard buildings come in 3m x 3m, 6m x 2.4m, and 6m x 3m (with 2.7 and 2.9m heights). However, sizes and configurations are virtually limitless due to the modular nature of our buildings. You can join multiple units together at the long side or short side, include internal walls or have as open spaces, and stack the buildings up to three levels high. 

Yes, absolutely, we welcome visits to view our building at our Auckland production facility, please give us a call ahead to make a time - 0800 333 001

Yes, we know no two projects are the same, so our units are engineered for modularity with a wide range of layouts to fit different space requirements. They can be tailored with specific layouts, amenities, finishes, and branding elements. Customisations may include partitions, HVAC systems, electrical installations, plumbing, insulation, different windows and doors, signage, integrated truss shelter systems and more.

Yes we do but usually on a minimum 12 month hire term, please enquire as to availability

Yes, commercial portable buildings are designed to be durable and can serve as long-term solutions. With proper maintenance and care, they can withstand various weather conditions and provide reliable space for many years. Their flexibility allows for easy modifications or expansions as business needs evolve.

Our buildings are constructed from sandblasted, zinc galvanised Corten steel and are two-pac paint finished. 

Yes, our buildings are all insulated using a fire retardant rock wool insulation (100mm in the floor and ceiling and 72mm in the walls). Our windows and doors are all double-insulated to ensure temperature-controlled and dry buildings.

Yes, all our buildings sold for commercial projects are covered by our standard multi-part warranty which you can view here

Our standard products are engineered to go up to 3 levels high.

Council consent depends on the size and application of the portable building. In most cases if the building is larger than 30m2, and/ or involves plumbing or cooking facilities, and/ or is more than one storey, a building consent will be required. We always recommend checking with your local council.

Yes, we deliver nationwide and have buildings in Northland all the way down to Stewart Island. Delivery is not included in our unit prices but will be quoted prior to purchase.

Most of our buildings are delivered using our HIAB truck and will be offloaded with the crane onto your site. Prior to installation, we may need to complete a site inspection or request photographs from you to confirm the site has appropriate access for safe and efficient delivery. For more complex sites, and some projects outside of the Auckland region, we may organise delivery with one of our trusted third-party transporters.

This will depend on the use of the portable building. Site preparation required would include ensuring the area is clear of debris and vegetation. We will advise you on the best footing or foundations depending on the building use and your site, to ensure a level and structurally sound building. 

Yes, please contact us directly to discuss this. Initially, we can check on the satellite and google street view, or assess via photographs you provide, however, in some cases we will need to visit the site to measure the area and access and advise the best location for your building. 

Generally, for sales units, a 50% deposit is payable to secure your portable building with the balance payable on delivery. For hire units, a deposit of the first month’s rental and 50% of deliverables is payable to secure your portable building, with the remaining 50% deliverables balance due on delivery, and the ongoing rental payable monthly. Alternative payment arrangements can sometimes be agreed upon, so please talk to your customer service representative.

As a broad indication, our average lead time is usually within 4 to 8 weeks. However, there are variables that may impact lead-time which include our current capacity, available stock, and the complexity of your project requirements. Additionally, we often have standard units available with shorter turnaround times (within a couple of business days). As such, it pays to always give us a call and ask!