Portable Toilet Blocks Vs Bricks and Mortar Toilet Blocks

Are you looking to install new toilet blocks at your premises, construction site or school and want to make sure you get the best facilities for your budget that don’t leave you caught short? Well, this article will highlight the differences between traditional and portable toilet blocks to help you make an informed decision.

Toilet Blocks

What Are Portable Toilet Blocks?

Portable toilet blocks, also known as modular toilets, are self-contained units designed for temporary or permanent use in various settings. They are designed for easy transportation and quick installation, requiring minimal site preparation, and can be connected to existing plumbing and sewage systems or equipped with isolated waste storage tanks for standalone operation, offering a convenient, hygienic and flexible solution for providing sanitary facilities. They can also be customised to include shower facilities.

Pros and Cons of Portable Toilet Blocks

The main benefits of portable toilet blocks are their quick installation, minimising downtime or site disruption, scalability allowing them to be expanded or reduced as your needs change, low upfront costs and long-term expenses and the versatility they offer which allows them to be repurposed and relocated with ease.

However, portable toilets require regular waste removal and more in-depth cleaning to maintain health and safety standards, they are not typically as aesthetically pleasing or comfortable, often standing out in their surroundings, and, though very sturdy, will never be as durable as bricks and mortar toilet blocks.

What Are Bricks and Mortar Toilet Blocks?

Bricks and mortar toilet blocks are permanent restroom facilities constructed using traditional building materials such as bricks, concrete, mortar and steel. These structures are designed to provide long-lasting, durable and aesthetically pleasing sanitary solutions that not only fulfil the desired function but also blend in with the surrounding buildings. They are commonly found in schools, public parks, sports facilities and commercial buildings.

Pros and Cons of Bricks and Mortar Toilet Blocks

If you are certain about the size and intended location of your toilet blocks, then a traditional bricks and mortar building could be the way forward as they are typically more durable and could even last a century with correct maintenance. However, bricks and mortar toilet blocks take much longer to construct than modular ones, causing disruption to the site, surrounding area and nearby activities, cannot be easily reconfigured or relocated once built and typically cost much more.

Would Portable Toilet Blocks Work for You?

Hopefully this article has given you some food for thought when it comes to which direction to take for your toilet blocks, but if you have further questions, then contact a member of our expert team at Temporary Classrooms, who will be more than happy to provide advice tailored to you. If you already know what you are looking for, then request a FREE quote to discover our highly competitive prices. You can also chat to us over the phone by calling 01889 271406 or dropping us an email at admin@mpbltd.co.uk.