- Pre-fabricated buildings created in the 1950s...
Site huts appeared in their modern form in the 1950s. They have evolved considerably since then and now provide their occupants with many facilities.
Site buildings, known as "cantonnements", are subject to strict regulations in France.
Site buildings must include, for example, a site office and a meeting room for the client and the contractor. A dressing room must also be available for staff, including an individual secure locker and seat for each employee. Also required is a dining room equipped with tables, chairs and cooking facilities. In addition, sanitary accommodation, including toilets, wash-basins and showers is also necessary. Other facilities (security, storage, living quarters etc) may also be provided.
- ... are used on many sites nowadays (D.R. ALGECO)
The site buildings must be located inside the site compound, which is fenced off for security. Up until the 1980s, site huts were mainly caravans or bungalows. Then came the growth of prefabricated buildings. These were invented in the 1950s by Algeco and the technique is based on a metal framework supporting composite panels incorporating insulation.
Nowadays the range of products supplied in this field has greatly increased. There are many assembly variations allowing varied constructions to be built, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view. This flexibility of use is further increased by the variety of types of panel available; window panels, glazed bays, chequer plate panels, lacquered aluminium panels etc.