An ablution block is a colloquial name in New Zealand and Australia for a portable toilet block, showers or washing station – making a shipping container the perfect building block to start from. Shipping container ablution units usually come in either 10, 20 or 40ft sizes and can be fitted with toilets, urinals, showers, change rooms, wash basins, benches, lockers, fans and mirrors. A simple 10 foot shipping container will normally come with a single toilet, urinal and basin, whereas a 40 foot container should come with toilets, urinals, showers, mirrors and change rooms.

A popular design is to divide a 20 foot shipping container in half with two separate doors so that male and female facilities are available in the one container. Typical inclusions are:

  • Toilets
  • Urinals
  • Wash basins
  • Benches
  • Showers
  • Electrical fitout
  • Insulated padding
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fans and mirrors

Painting containers is also a popular option – there is a large colour range – and these containers are perfect for mining camps, parks, construction sites, holiday parks and special events / festivals. Don’t forget if you need to include:

  • Plumbing and electrical connections
  • Change tables
  • Air conditioners
  • Personnel lockers or
  • Specialty flooring