Guard Shack

Guard Shack-Portable

Guard Shack for Sale-Prefabricated-Portable See Our Online Store for Pricing. Numerous Options Available.

Our Construction Process for Guard Booth, Guard Shack, Guard House, Security Booth….

Guard Shack Base Frame

Guard Shack steel base frame with reinforced fork pockets
Guard Shack steel base frame with reinforced fork pockets

Our prefabricated design process starts with construction of the base frame. This is what your building will be permanently anchored to. As a result, we feel the base frame is the most important structural feature of your Guard Shack, Guard Booth or Guard House. This is why we construct the base frame with heavy high grade steel at the perimeter (4″-5.4 pounds per foot, or 6″-8.5 pounds per foot C channel). Steel angle is welded at each corner of the base frame to provide concrete anchoring points on-site (5/8″ hole in each).  Fork lift pockets are cut into the frame and reinforced at the entire floor with heavy duty 8″ “C channel”. This design allows for safe lifting and moving without the fear of the building tipping or sliding in any direction. This base frame design is exclusive to Twin Modular Services Inc. No other competitor provides this frame as a standard feature. As a result, you will have a base frame that is designed to meet the structural loads of your environment combined with safe lifting and moving capabilities.

Prefab Guard Shack Floor systems

Guard Booth-Aluminum Tread Plate Floor
Guard Booth-Aluminum Tread Plate Floor
Rigid Insulated Floors
Rigid Insulated Floors

With our portable Guard Shack base frame complete, we add our flooring insulation (optional in certain buildings) and floor coverings. Generally we provide three different options for flooring, aluminum tread plate (standard on building over 4′ wide), commercial rubber on (4′ wide buildings), or steel tread plate (optional). These floor coverings will provide the durability that is required for high traffic, high use areas.

Modular Guard Shack Walls systems

Guard House Insulated Floor, Walls & Roof
Guard House Insulated Floor, Walls & Roof

Additionally, we add our wall systems. The prefab Guard Shack wall systems consist of all aluminum exterior panels (standard), with 1/4″ vinyl covered panels on the interior.   All walls are fastened to the steel base frame, steel support columns (required in wind & seismic zones), and steel top supports (required in wind & seismic zones) with structural tech screws. Insulation is provide (standard) in all wall and roof cavities. Insulation R  values for the most wall systems (4″) will equal R-13 with vapor barrier. In environments where higher R values are required we have the capabilities of going to a 6″ wall system (R-19).

Prefabricated Roof Structure

Wall-roof detail for 120-130MPH wind speed designs
Wall-roof detail for 120-130MPH wind speed designs
Bowed EPDM Rubber Roof
Bowed EPDM Rubber Roof

To complete the building envelope the roof is installed and secured as required. Hurricane anchor brackets are used for securing the roof and preventing up-lift. Roofing R values vary from R-13 up to R-40 depending on the size of the roof cavity and the area of the country the modular Guard Shack will be installed. Finally, EPDM (rubber) roofing is applied to the roof deck sealing and weather proofing your Guard House for long lasting exposure to the elements.

Windows, Doors & Exterior Aluminum Panels

Exterior Aluminum Panels-Tempered Sliding/Fixed windows
Exterior Aluminum Panels-Tempered Sliding/Fixed windows
Insulated Tempered Windows-Door with large vision & heavy duty closer All window and door trim to be non-corrosive solid vinyl
Insulated Tempered Windows-Door with large vision & heavy duty closer All window and door trim to be non-corrosive solid vinyl

Windows will be white vinyl insulated with Low E glass. Two horizontal sliding windows will be standard on most prefabricated Guard Shacks, with the remaining windows to be fixed insulated picture type. Steel insulated doors consist of aluminum frames with stainless hinges, large vision window (22″ x 36″-half door), heavy duty closer (sex bolts), and keyed entry lock. Exterior Panels to be aluminum with stainless fasteners. All exterior trims will be white solid vinyl (non-corrosive).

 Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning Components

Recessed electric panel, receptacles and wiring
Recessed electric panel, receptacles and wiring
Guard Shack Air Conditioner mounted above window
Guard Shack Air Conditioner mounted above window

Air conditioning and heating comes standard on all Guard Booth and Operator Booth designs. Air conditioners are installed above windows (not below like most competitors) for efficiency and comfort. Heaters will be recessed in the wall cavity with dedicated breaker. Heater sizes will vary dependent on the Guard Shack size. All wiring (MC cable), receptacles and switching will be recessed in the wall cavity (most competitors will have surface mounted/exposed receptacles, switching, load-center and wiring pipe). Interior lighting will be drop in type (not surfaced mounted). Our ceilings are “T-grid” type (easy access) creating an attic space for wire chasing or phone and data cable.

Desktop/Counters

Standard Counter with optional file cabinet
Standard Counter with optional file cabinet

Desktop and counters are standard on all buildings. The desktop is mounted at 30″ above the floor. File cabinets and under counter storage draws can be added for additional storage. Counter holes are provided (when necessary) to allow easy access to receptacles.