Jackleg cabins — What are they and how are they used?

Jackleg cabins — What are they and how are they used?

Whether used as a single unit or linked together, jackleg cabins are an ideal solution for all kinds of space requirements.

Even if you’re not familiar with the term “jackleg cabins”, there’s a good chance you’re already utilising these popular types of temporary buildings in some capacity or another.

Jackleg cabins get their name from the sturdy metal “jacklegs” attached at the bottom of each unit — specially designed for securely fixing one unit to another to form compact, space-efficient, multi-story facilities.

Whether as a single unit or linked together, they provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for businesses of every size. From office space to pop-up kiosks, they’re also incredibly multi-functional. Here are just a few of the ways jackleg cabins are commonly used:

Office accommodation

Jackleg cabins — like most other temporary buildings — are an ideal temporary office solution. If your base of operations is undergoing renovation, then it’s important to give your employees a safe, comfortable place for them to work in the interim. And because jackleg cabins are designed to be vertically stacked, you can add multiple units without taking up too much ground space.

Regardless of whether you’re hiring short-term or purchasing outright, jackleg cabins are extremely cost-effective when compared to permanent builds. Unlike traditional buildings, they are constructed off-site (keeping costs low) and can be reconfigured / relocated should you need continuous flexibility.

School classrooms

Similarly to a temporary office, jackleg cabins also make great temporary classrooms for schools, colleges, and universities. Temporary classrooms are most often utilised to accommodate increasing class sizes, or when specific departments (such as the arts, sciences, and technology) require dedicated spaces to facilitate particular teaching methods and requirements (music studios, laboratories, and workshops).


One of the most significant benefits of jackleg cabins is the fact they can be installed on sites with uneven surfaces; making them ideal for outdoor events like festivals, fairs, and concerts. For anyone holding a public event, jackleg cabins make ideal ticket booths, information desks, and first aid centres.

On the other hand, if you’re attending a public event to represent your business, selling goods or running promotions, then jackleg cabins can also be used as pop-up kiosks, temporary kitchens (if you’re selling food or drink), and even low-key marketing suites.

Here at RBS, we specialise in designing, developing and installing jackleg cabins for purchase or hire — modified to meet a a wide range of capabilities. Contact our friendly team today to see how we can help.

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