Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA)


The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) is the voice of the modular building industry helping to connect all sectors

Founded in 1938, the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) plays a key role in bringing all of the modular and portable building sector together.

Irrespective of size and type of business in the modular building industry, by becoming an MPBA member businesses will join an association with many other professionals which can open the door to various opportunities and offer significant value to their company.

MPBA is the recognised voice for promoting and marketing all members high-quality products and services. Through the associations’ reputation, MPBA meets with many controlling bodies representing all aspects of the industry from regulations to health and safety, codes of practice to guidance documents.

Why join the MPBA?

By joining the association you will hear important information first, attend networking and training courses, share your valuable news and allow the MPBA to lead best practices and development of standards.

The modular building association is represented on committees for BSI, LPCB-Expert Group D and also works with BRE, LABC, CLG, NHS, Cskills-CITB, and Carbon Trust to represent the industry and many more.

Clear aims, objectives and codes of conduct have been set-up by the MPBA and approved by industry regulatory bodies, these are available for everyone to view here.

Members of the MPBA are split into two defined categories:

  1. Full members – can either supply for purchase or hire, new manufactured modular and portable buildings or quality pre-owned modular and portable buildings.
  2. Associate members – are companies who possess strong business contacts within the industry that can supply materials, components and services to all full members.

Current MPBA members include; Premier Modular, Wernick Refurbished Buildings, Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services, Darwin Group, Lucideon and Elliott.

More information can be found on the web site

Further reading

Approved CoP Loading & Unloading

Inspection & Testing

MPBA Guidance – Secure Loading of Cabins

MPBA Guidance – Mobile Welfare Units

As one of PBC Today’s stakeholders, MPBA offers invaluable insight into the modular building industry, from knowledge to membership progression and sector-leading events.

You can access stakeholder related news, reports and guides below.