Portable Buildings

Lewis Ashley Group is the expert when it comes to portable buildings, offering a range of sizes and internal layouts, both new and refurbished, to meet your requirements.

They are capable of double stacking or being linked together for a wide range of uses and can be bought or hired and delivered throughout the UK.

Among the types of projects which have benefited from portable buildings include classrooms, accommodation, offices, toilet blocks, care homes, supermarkets, defence and military buildings, canteens and coffee shops.

All portable buildings are rigorously checked and supplied with a warranty and can be installed within days, arriving by a lorry for immediate use.

The Lewis Ashley Group takes the stress away from the ordering and installation of portable buildings by project managing the whole process from start to finish, including comprehensive sales support. Throughout the process, the team will adhere to the highest of health and safety requirements.

The team can also provide additional services to enhance the building, including corporate branding, building control application, planning supervisor, steps and ramps, foundation design and gantry, canopy and brise soleil.

What type of project would benefit from a portable building?

There is a difference between modular and portable buildings. Our experience in both means that we can recommend the best solution for you based on your requirements.

Some examples of projects that would benefit from using a portable building approach include:


Accommodation – living, site or healthcare


Shower, Toilets or Wash Rooms


Care Home Facilities


Marketing Suites

Retail Units – both stores and food and drink units

Defence and Military Buildings

Types of portable buildings

We provide a range of portable buildings – but the options below are our most popular. Click the links to find out more.

Jack Leg Cabins

Jack leg cabins provide a flexible space for all requirements whether they are a single unit or linked together, with one and two storey options available.
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Lewis Ashley Group - Anti-Vandal

Anti-Vandal Units (AVUs)

All of Lewis Ashleys Anti-Vandal buildings are an all steel design and come complete with an integral locking system, steel window shutters and all steel door surrounds creating a robust structure that will deter even the most determined thief.
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How can we help you?


    Some of the industries where we've made a difference

    The benefit of a portable building is that we aren’t restrictive to which industries we can support – many industries need a temporary solution which is quick and affordable. The industries listed below give you examples of what we are capable of from a portable building perspective.

    Construction, Civils and Rail

    Where your team operates from is just as important as the site itself – it’s a place for your team to plan, meet, work and relax. While this would be a temporary structure for the duration of the project and one with limited space too – you need a solution that maximises efficiency in the workplace.

    By working with you and using our expertise, we can create a solution which means you use more of the building by determining a suitable layout. Our experience working with construction and civils firms of all sizes means that we can advise on suitable solutions which will positively impact your work.



    Our team has more than 50 years’ experience in supplying modular classrooms to the education sector. These structures are designed to ensure that you can continue to maintain the high standards of teaching you pride yourselves in by providing your teaching staff with state-of-the-art facilities that are modern and attractive.

    Thanks to our quick response and ability to tailor buildings to any requirements, we’ve established an outstanding reputation in education. Any solutions we provide will either fully comply with or exceed current building regulations and DFES Building Bulletins.



    We have the knowledge and expertise for modular buildings to complement outstanding healthcare facilities quickly and efficiently. They can be designed to any specifications, ensuring that they are right from a hygiene and comfort perspective.

    We manage the installation from start to finish, whether you need an operating theatre, patient waiting room, health centre or doctor’s surgery. Because we build off-site and work quickly and efficiently, it will minimise any disruption on site.


    Sports Facilities

    Running any sports facility can be expensive – so a modular building can be an accessible solution. These facilities can be created to ensure they comply with any regulations that you need so any team using it is compliant with any association rules.

    Whether you require changing rooms, washrooms, first aid units, meeting rooms or leisure functions, we can create something that is designed to your requirements.



    We’ve worked with many retail brands over the years. The way that we work offers a fast, cost-effective building with designs to help maximise sales whether you need a retail module or ATM pod.

    Our work with some of the UK’s leading brands means that we understand how important layout and customer flow is for a store, so we project manage from start to finish, working with you to make sure the unit is as successful as possible.