Portable Rooms FAQ's
Portable Buildings are a great solution to your growing accommodation needs. As we build in our factory we save on time and labour compared to traditional building on site. And should you move, your building comes with you!
Below are some frequently asked questions in regards to our buildings. If you can’t find what you are looking for, send us an email or call 0800 336 822 ….. we’re only too happy to help!
Why Portable Rooms?
Portable Rooms build our cabins to a high standard of quality, design and looks. All of our cabins feature the ranch slider and window layout which give the interior a feeling of more light and space and the exterior a modern and clean look that does not look out of place in any environment. We offer personal service, are solution based and very easy to work with! Rest assured, by working with Portable Rooms you’re in very safe hands.
How long to set up?
It generally takes us at most an hour to set up your cabin where you want it, and once we leave it’s all ready for you to move in.
Do you have a minimum rental period?
Our small units have a minimum rental period of 6 months, our large is 12 months. Four weeks notice must be given for return of units, however this cannot be before 6 months rental duration. In special circumstances we do offer short term rentals which can be negotiated. Talk to us today.
Do I have to pay a bond?
Yes, a $200 bond is payable on all of our rental units. This is returned at the end of use if the room is returned clean and tidy including windows and carpets.
Is there a delivery charge applicable?
A delivery charge does apply for our rooms, and this must be paid up front. In most instances the delivery price quoted will include collection when you have finished with the unit. For greater distances we do offer the option to pay for the delivery fee first and pick up fee later.
How often do I have to pay rent?
Rent must always be paid in advance and can be set up as weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Invoices can be issued on request. Rent must be paid by Automatic Payment.
Do I need Council consent?
Generally speaking, no consent is needed to have a cabin onsite as they are temporary and
under 10m2. Feel free to contact us or get in touch with your local council if you are unsure.
Are your cabins insulated?
Yes, they have insulated Pink Batt cladding and roof. There is either foil or polystyrene insulation in the floor. This combination is great for warmth in the winter, and coolness in the summer.
How is the power connected?
Your cabin is fully wired complete with safety switch circuit breakers. We supply a power extension lead to connect to the all weather plug on the outside of the cabin, with a normal plug at the other end for you to plug’n go!!
Is there a bond and delivery fee?
In order to cover our transport and setup costs we do charge a delivery fee depending on your location – please call us for more specific details regarding delivery costs and bond – we are very competitive with these fees. If you are in the Waikato, you can expect to pay approximately $100 - $300 for delivery (which includes pick up at the end of lease) and a $200 bond.
Is there a minimum rental period?
Our minimum rental period is 6 months as this works out the most economical for our customers and also allows us to maintain our low weekly rental rates. There is no limit to how long you keep renting your cabin after your initial rental period is over, however we do ask you to give us four week’s notice to return the cabin.
How do I return my cabin?
We require one months notice when you are finished with the cabin. Your job is to clean to the same level you received the cabin. Here is a helpful Cleaning Guide to get it ready for removal:
Every surface needs to be cleaned to the same level you received the cabin.
- Windows and windowsills to be cleaned thoroughly.
- Marks to be removed from walls and light switches.
- All surfaces should be cleaned to remove fly spots, especially the ceiling.
- All light fittings to be cleaned.
- Carpets vacuumed. Badly marked or stained carpet to be commercially cleaned.
- Cobwebs to be removed.
- Any items belonging to Portable Rooms to be left inside – lead, key, smoke alarm and mat.
How much space do I need to get my unit delivered?
We need an allowance of around 3m width for delivery of our units. The units are delivered on a truck or trailer, depending on size of the unit. The vehicle backs into position so it pays to let us know which way you want it facing and we will load the building as per your requirements. Where access is difficult we can arrange placement by our local hi-ab company to lift the building into place.
PLEASE NOTE: We are based in Cambridge, New Zealand. Our coverage area extends to South Auckland, down to Taupo, and includes Bay of Plenty.