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An easy method of providing ablution facilities where required on either a long-term or short-term basis is by installing container ablutions. These are ideal for use on construction and building sites, in informal areas, at events, or anywhere that there is a need for increased ablution facilities.

Depending on your requirements and budget, shipping container ablutions can be either purchased or hired. The biggest advantage is speed of installation – a fully kitted out public bathroom delivered to the selected site with all fittings, outlet pipes and connections supplied.

Container ablutions are available in a variety of options:

  • 6 toilet cubicles, with wash basins in the common area
  • 3 toilet cubicles + 3 shower cubicles, with wash basins in the common area
  • 6 shower cubicles, with washbasins in the common area
  • Options such as urinals
  • Changeroom options with benches and lockers
  • Male and female ablution blocks
  • Ablutions with paraplegic access are available on special request.

All fixtures, plumbing fittings and electrics are SABS-approved and are sourced from well-known and reputable suppliers. Container Conversions is also able to accommodate special requests, such as all stainless-steel sanitary fittings, extra lockers and specialised fittings.

SABS-approved geysers are included with that provide hot water suited to the ablution block configuration. These modular ablution containers also include windows for ventilation, although extractor fans can be supplied on request.

Each ablution block is 6 metres by 2.4 metres. Should larger facilities be required, for instance where a separate changing room and toilets are needed, the modular nature of these containers means you just order the required amount. Speak to Container Conversions about your operation and the amount of people you are providing ablutions to; they will be more than happy to advise you on the most suitable configurations. More spacious portable ablutions are also available in the form of fitted out park homes.

Due to the portable nature of container ablutions, arranging delivery couldn’t be easier – you order the configuration you require, advise of any special requirements and get your quote. Once the quote and terms are accepted, the shipping container, with all sanitaryware and fittings installed, is loaded onto a truck and delivered to the designated site. As soon as the supplied inlet and outlet pipes are connected by your plumber, the fully-fitted ablution block is ready for use. Alternatively, the company can arrange a plumber to accompany the team to site.

While primarily used for short-term needs, for example, three months to a year on site while a building is being constructed, these container ablutions can also be used permanently – subject to maintenance and care, of course. Container Conversions itself has permanent container ablution blocks installed at their offices in Johannesburg and Durban.

Container ablutions are also useful where hygiene is of extreme importance. A chicken farm, for instance, currently has ablution containers installed at the entrance and exit of its chicken processing facility, due to workers having to sanitise both when they enter the facility and when they exit.

Ideal applications for container ablution blocks:

  • Building sites
  • Road sites
  • Commuter use, e.g. at bus and taxi ranks
  • Informal settlements
  • Schools
  • Campsites
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Events
  • Refugee camps
  • Shelters
  • Expansion of facilities on rented property due to increased size of team

These portable ablution blocks in containers can be delivered anywhere a truck can travel to and Container Conversions covers the whole of southern Africa. Contact us for a quote or to find out more.

Advantages of container ablutions

  • Modular
  • Portable
  • Fully-fitted on delivery
  • Speed of installation
  • Various configuration options
  • Available for rental or purchase
  • Flexible solution to changing requirements