Frosted Window Film for Portable Buildings

Our latest job for Cricketfield Surgery in Newton Abbot was to install frosted window film to their portable modular building which is designated for COVID treatment.

The modern portable building, or “knock-down” building, was first developed by United States firm Porta-Kamp in 1955. The first portable building under the trade name Portakabin was developed in 1961 in York (UK) by Donald Shepherd. The “Portakabin” spelling with a ‘K’ is a trade mark owned by Shepherd Building Group’s Portakabin Ltd[4] and used exclusively to identify its range of re-locatable and modular buildings, and legally should be written with an uppercase P. However, “portakabin” or “portacabin” are often used unofficially to mean any portable building of that general pattern. The spelling with a ‘c’ normally refers to similar temporary buildings made by other companies; Portakabin Ltd argues that the spelling “portacabin” is a misspelling. (Source)

‘What’s in a name?’ asks Juliet in Shakespeare’s star-crossed tragedy. Quite a lot, as anyone who has ever published a reference to products of Portakabin(R) rapidly learns. The York-based family-owned manufacturer is understandably keen to ensure that its modular buildings are not lumped together with any old shed knocked up by some cowboy with a few sheets of plywood and a box of rusty nails. It therefore defends its trade marks with a ferocity to gladden the hearts of IP practitioners and ageing newspaper sub-editors alike. The latest recipient of the famed ‘Portakabin letter’ is HM Courts & Tribunal Service, which was reprimanded within hours of blogging about measures to ensure social distancing in courts. These include creating space for juries to deliberate in ‘portakabins’. No such word: even with an initial capital letter, warned Portakabin’s trade mark team sternly. Within hours the blog had been amended to refer to ‘Portakabin buildings’ and ‘Portakabin units’. We know about this because the Gazette received its own admonition, after quoting HMCTS directly. We trust that the court service’s correction implies that premises are to be extended with pukka Portakabin buildings, and not with any old plywood shed. And certainly not equipped with ‘portaloos’.(Source)

The Dainton portable building windows and door needed a frosted window film to provide increased privacy for patients and staff. Hanita Matte window film is the perfect solution with its translucent sandblasted effect providing full privacy both day and night.

Hanita Matte frosted window film is also suitable for retrospective planning issues. Increasing privacy in townhouses or for screening unsightly areas in your home or office.

For frosted window film or decorative window films call Devon Window Tinting on 01626 445186.

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