Independent accreditations provide peace of mind and quality assurance

Independent accreditations provide peace of mind and quality assurance

The quality of Portakabin products, services, policies and processes has been widely recognised over the years by a host of national and international accreditation bodies and awards organisations. Below we detail some of our most prominent accreditations and awards.

Such independent verification of the high standards of our buildings and services gives our customers additional peace of mind whenever they deal with Portakabin.


A-rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

The Konstructa Energy-Saver Plus building was the first site office to achieve an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate for its low energy use and carbon emissions.

Vendor database

Achilles Utilities Vendor Database

Portakabin is a registered supplier on the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database, providing essential company information online to buyers in the utilities sector.



This is the independent building certification standard in Belgium, which provides assurance that Portakabin buildings meet all relevant Belgian building regulations.


BBA (British Board of Agrément)

BBA certification confirms our buildings' compliance with the Building Regulations (England,WalesandNorthern Ireland), the Building Standards (Scotland) and other permanent building standards.

CE mark

CE mark

Portakabin Ultima, Titan and Solus buildings have gained European Technical Approval (ETA), giving them the right to bear the CE mark. Portakabin was the first modular building supplier to win approval to display the CE mark.


CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)

As a CHAS-accredited supplier, our health and safety policies, systems and procedures have been rigorously assessed by independent specialists.

Civic trust

Civic Trust Awards

The Lilliput nursery has been awarded a Civic Trust Award. These awards are presented to outstanding examples of architecture and environmental design.



Constructionline accreditation provides assurance that technical and financial systems are independently approved.


Dun and Bradstreet credit rating of 1

Portakabin Group has been awarded a credit score rating of 1 by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), which puts it in the top 15% of UK companies, with a very low probability of business failure.

Gas safe

Gas Safe Register

Portakabin gas engineers are officially registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances. Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for theUK. It replaced CORGI on 1 April 2009.


Government Procurement Service

This framework agreement means that any publicly funded organisation can significantly reduce both the cost and time involved in the procurement of its buildings by choosing Portakabin.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 certification of our Quality Management System provides assurance of consistent quality standards in all our products.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001

The ISO 14001 accreditation is awarded for high standards of environmental management and commitment to environmental responsibility.



This is the independent building certification standard in The Netherlands, which provides assurance that Portakabin buildings meet all relevant Dutch building regulations.



LABC (Local Authority Building Control)

LABC specialises in developing fast-track routes through the regulatory procedures for standard or modular buildings. Approval of our buildings by LABC provides assurance that they meet rigorous, repeatable standards.


LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board)

This certification, awarded to the Ultima modular building system, provides assurance that the building system has been thoroughly fire tested and meets LPCB requirements for spread of flame.

Millenium products

Millennium Products

The Portakabin Lilliput nursery building system was the only modular building system to be awarded Millennium Products status by the Design Council.


Modular & Portable Buildings Association (MPBA)

Portakabin (Refurbished) is a member of MPBA, an association that aims to promote and market its members’ and associate members’ products and services.


National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO)

Portakabin Allspace is a member of NISO, a voluntary body dedicated to the promotion of health and safety in Irish workplaces.


NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting)

Portakabin is a member of the NICEIC, the UK electrical contracting industry's independent voluntary body. Portakabin provides full NICEIC certification for all electrical installations.


OHSAS 18001

This comprehensive health and safety standard covers the way we safeguard our employees and how we design and manufacture all our products. The standard is measured against an independent benchmark of set criteria.


Register of Electrical Contractors in Ireland (RECI)

Portakabin Allspace is a member of RECI, a self-regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry in Ireland.



Portakabin has achieved Superbrand status. Our ranking has improved from 258 in 2008 to 217 in 2012.


VCA (Veiligheid Gezondheid en Milieu)

Portakabin in Holland has achieved the highest VCA certification for its safety, health and environmental performance.


Warranty - 5 year product warranty

All new buildings purchased from Portakabin come with a 5-year product warranty covering the external fabric of the building, which includes the steel structure itself, the floor, walls and roof panels, as well as the external windows and doors.



All new buildings purchased from Portakabin come with a comprehensive 30-year structural warranty covering the structural, load-bearing elements of the building, including the external walls, floors, roofs and columns.

Design and Build

Design and Build awards

Best Community Building (South West Region) at the Building Excellence Awards 2010
Best Exterior Product at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2010.


Zurich Approved supplier

Zurich Municipal, the UK's largest insurer of Local Education Authority buildings, has appointed Portakabin as its approved supplier of interim accommodation.