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Why Choose a Toilet Container Over Portaloos?

Tuesday 25 June 2024 Filed in: General

With outdoor season is upon us most of us will be braving the toilets at some kind of outdoor event or tourist attraction. While the classic portaloo is a the cheapest most practical option for large festivals where a temporary toilets are required en masse, for smaller events, campsites or fixed locations, toilet containers can be a better option.

What are toilet containers?

  • Purpose built from steel panels and other durable materials

  • Mains connected

  • Can be bought as single toilets, double, or blocks, with multiple toilets, urinals and options for washing/showering facilities.

  • Accessible units available

  • Bespoke shipping container conversions for toilets as an alternative

Reasons to choose toilet containers

  1. Durability: Traditional portaloos are made of plastic materials, so compared to steel units they are more susceptible to damage, either in transit or due weather conditions, or even vandalism from drunken revellers. As toilet containers are fabricated from either steel panels or steel shipping containers, they are much stronger and sturdier and will last many years, providing safety for users and less money spent on maintenance and replacements.

  2. Comfort: Do we even need to imagine why a mains connected toilet unit or block is better to use than a plastic portaloo? Who hasn't experienced the trauma of a cramped, dark, dirty portaloo that's full to the brim and out of hand sanitiser? With sound and heat insulation, a proper flush and a hand basin with running water, a visit to toilet container is a comfortable and hygienic experience more often than not.

  3. The environment: Chemical toilets create an environmental hazard when it comes to disposal, while cabins feature mains plumbing for easy and safe disposal. Plastic portaloos need replacing faster than a metal container, resulting in more plastic waste.

  4. Cost-effectivenness: Purchasing a toilet container for a semi-permanent fixture is more cost effective than continually renting and replacing portaloos and will save you frequent transportation costs. In addition, by offering a premium sanitary experience your customers and visitors, they are more likely to return than be put off for life by a toilet trip.

Types of toilet containers from Containers Direct

The CTX Range Portable toilet cabins made from top quality materials featuring facilities required for a hygienic and pleasant visit to the toilet! Containex branded toilets are the highest quality range of portable toilets for sale in the UK. Mains drain connected and with a connection to a water supply, water heater and sinks, these units make excellent short or long term sanitary facilities at outdoor visitor attractions, events and on building construction sites. Below are a few examples from CTX range. For more variations and info on container blocks visit Portable Toilets for Sale

CTX05 - 5ft portable toilet
CTX08 - 8ft (1+1) Toilet
CTX16 - 16ft (3+1) Toilet
CTX20 - 20ft Male/Female (3+2) Toilet

Bespoke builds We convert toilet blocks to order from used or new shipping containers, making them unbeatable in terms of strength and security, while still fully portable. We can also add toilet facilities to other container conversion, such as offices, classrooms and welfare units.

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