The inspiration

For the UK's Best selling Flat-Pack Portable Storage Building


How it all began

Spring 2021

Panda One (Andy Hall)

The original idea for our flat-pack, man-portable buildings was formed from experiences in military tents during my time in the army in the 1980’s.

Tents were either very cold or very hot, depending on the weather, not to mention draughty and unsecure. There had to be a better way to accommodate personnel and goods, whilst keeping them man portable. We would often operate in locations with no heavy lifting gear and only basic tools. So, I started to work on new ways to improve on our current soft-walled structures.

Many years passed while the idea was being slowly developed!….

Various prototypes were tested, and finally in 2002, we launched the Mk1 XPandaStore. This single skin structure was the very first of its kind in the UK, and was designed for the storage of goods, and could be assembled in previously inaccessible locations. The concept was good, and multiple improvements have been made over the years to make it stronger and more secure.

It should be noted that some of our competition are still selling a copy the Mk1 XpandaStore under various brand names, so it has certainly stood the test of time. Almost 20 years old!

Flatpack XPandaStore

XPandaCabin came along two years afterwards, as it was more complicated to develop. When it was launched, it took the portable building industry by storm, as there was simply nothing like it in the UK. It won several industry awards including the ‘Best Product Award’ from Professional Builder Magazine in 2005. This too, has been refined and improved over the years to make it the best selling flatpack office available.

"XPandaCabin won Best Product Award"

Andy Hall, designer of the XPandaCabin

The XPandaCabin assembled with Window Guards
Our policy of continuous product improvement and development has ensured we stay ahead of the competition. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and boy are we flattered! To find out more about the growing range of XPandaBuildings, including the XPandaStore or the XPandaCabin, visit our XPandaBuildings page or call XPandaBuildings to discuss your requirements on 01795 810 24