RNLI Lifeguard Stations

Case studies

RNLI – Products range from 2.9mx1.8m – 10mx3.1m We have been the sole supplier of modular seafront buildings for the RNLI for the past 8 years. During this time we have designed, manufacturer and installed over 200 pre fabricated modular buildings including; Life guard units, support centres, offices and retail units. As well as building brand new units we have also been tasked with providing both modifications and refurbishments to existing units, taking on any valuable lessons learnt to optimise the design and the quality of our product.

Working alongside the RNLI and examining the units manufactured by their previous supplier we were able to identify key weaknesses and areas of improvement which allowed us to build in solutions to our new design to ensure maximum lifespan for the product. Using our experience of almost 30 years working with the composite panel the structural integrity of our units has always remained high even in the most challenging of environments.

Due to the natural positioning of the units it is absolutely paramount that not only is the structure itself suitable to the harsh environment but also special attention must be paid to the fixtures and fittings, over the years we have built up invaluable knowledge of the suitability and practicality of external tertiary fittings for seafront buildings, including hinges, handles and other relevant fixings. Many variations have been tried and tested to ensure minimal rust and corrosion and maximum life span and security.

The standard RNLI lifeguard unit design was refined 6 years ago with our own design team collaborating with the RNLI to find a solution that met all of the requirements of the lifeguard teams across the UK. Our final design provides a fully weather-proof unit which has unrivalled insulation to help keep their teams cool in the summer months, a water-proof hanging rail for wets suits to be stored, a small gas hob, hand washing facilities, storage cabinets, PA system, solar panels for power in remote areas. In the peak of summer the units are put through their paces with salt water and sand traipsed through them daily so it is of the upmost importance that all fittings are rust resistant, hardwearing and require minimal maintenance once sited.


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