Terms & Conditions


Transport rate assumes clear access including on site access route for a truck with a mounted crane i.e no overhead restrictions, trees trimmed, and obstructions removed etc. No other crane has been allowed for.

Delays on site after 1 hour are charged at €125 per hour or part thereof. This also applies to site inductions.

Cancellation of delivery or collection within 48 hours of the arranged date, will incur a failed run charge which is the equivalent of the full delivery/collection charge.

If under a hire agreement, the hirer is responsible for transport costs to and from Calnan’s depot. Return haulage can be subject to increases due to the use of external contractors.

Our haulage rate does NOT allow for a Lift plan or Site Specific Method Statement / Risk Assessment. Please advise in advance if these are needed, as there will be an additional charge.

You are welcome to arrange your own licenced haulier to move our units, however they must have a way of loading/off loading the goods in our premises.

Ground preparation, levelling and mains connections by others. We have not allowed for re-instatement of surfaces damaged during delivery/collection.

Due to the locking mechanism on our doors, it is imperative that the ground is level. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the ground is level and to be satisfied that all doors open and close with ease before the haulier unhooks the chains. If we need to travel to site to level the cabin after delivery, there will be a call out charge.


Please note that ex hire units, are used and vary in age and condition. They may have dents and cosmetic damage however they are fit for purpose, watertight, secure and doors open and close fully. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that they are satisfied with the condition of ex hire units before an order is placed. We recommend calling out to our premises to view them before confirming an order.


If steel units are not insulated they will produce condensation. We recommend insulating the units and can offer this at an additional charge.


We offer a 6 month defect warranty on ex hire units and 12 months on new units.


Please note:

– There is a minumum of 1 weeks notice required for the off hire of units but we would appreciate as much notice as possible in advance of off hires.

– The off hire date is the date the units are made available for collection.

– If organising your own haulage, the units will remain on hire until they are returned to our depot during our working hours.

– Offhire invoices/credits will be issued on return of the unit to our depot.

– Hire is charged on a weekly basis, credit will only be provided for full unused weeks.

– All keys must be returned with the units or you will be charged for a replacement lock.

– Missing items such as furniture/appliances will be chargeable.

– Any damage caused during the duration of hire will be chargeable.



– Hire rates are for a minimum of 4 weeks. Order will be processed on receipt of 4 weeks rental plus delivery & collection, which must be cleared in our account prior to the unit leaving our depot. Hire charges will then be invoiced one month in advance.

Hire to Sale Transfer:

– Any Items purchased while under a hire agreement will remain on hire until payment in full has been received.


– Lost keys, lock replacements, missing furniture etc. will be billed for.

The Hirer shall at their own expense, insure the goods against all usual risks including loss of damage by fire, theft and accident.

Sales: Order will be processed on receipt of 50% deposit, balance must be paid & cleared in our bank account once the unit is ready. No units can leave our yard until payment has cleared.


Goods on hire shall remain the property of the Owner. All replacements and renewals of component parts and accessories and all additions and alternations forming an integral part of the goods made during the currency of this Agreement shall be deemed to form part of the goods.


The Hirer shall forwith at his own expense insure the goods in a reputable office comprehensively against all the usual risks including loss of damage by fire, theft and accident and shall keep them so insured during the currency of this Agreement. Alternatively, the Hirer shall insure the goods in such office and against such risks and generally in such form as the Owner may reasonably require him to do. The Hirer will upon request at any time produce to the Owner the Policy and the receipt for the current year’s premium and should the Hirer fail to do so the Owner shall be entitled at the Hirer’s expense to insure the goods and keep them so insured during the currency of this Agreement. And the Hirer will pay to the Owner on demand any sums expensed by the Owner in so doing.


The Hirer shall make good to the Owner all loss or damage whatsoever of or to the equipment occurring during the hire period or arising there from and all reasonable loss of hire resulting from such loss or damage. Provided always that the Hirer shall not be liable hereunder for the loss or damage solely occasioned by fair wear and tear or by mechanical breakdown caused by inherent fault. In the case of fair wear and tear or by mechanical breakdown, the Owner will make an allowance in respect of hire charges. No other allowances shall be made whatsoever.

A. The Hirer shall not sell mortgage charge pledge create any lien over or part with possession of or otherwise deal with the equipment except as herein provided and shall protect the same against distress execution or seizure and shall indemnify the Owner against all losses, damage, costs, charges and expenses which may be occasioned by any failure to observe and perform this condition.

B. If the Hirer shall make default in punctual payment of any sums due to the Owner for hire of the equipment or any other charges or shall fail to observe and perform the terms and conditions of this Contract or the Hirer shall suffer any distress or execution to be levied against him or make or propose to make any arrangements with his Creditors or being a Company shall go into liquidation (other than a Members’ voluntary Liquidation) or shall do or shall cause to be done or permit or suffer any act or thing whereby the Owner’s rights an equipment may be prejudiced or put in jeopardy then this Contract shall be forthwith terminated (without any notice or other act on the part of the Owner and notwithstanding that the Owner may have waived some previous default or matter of the same or like nature) and it shall thereunder be lawful for the Owner to retake possession of the equipment and for that purpose to enter into or upon any premises where the same may be and the termination of the hire under this condition shall not affect the right of the Owner to recover from the Hirer any monies due to the Owner under this Contract or damage for breach thereof.

C. The Owner may affix or cause to be affixed on the said equipment or any part thereof a plate or other mark indicating that the said equipment is the property of the Owner (or as the case may be) and the Hirer shall not obliterate deface or cover up such plate or mark.


The Hirer shall indemnify the Owner against claims demands proceedings damages costs charges and expenses for injury to persons or damage to property or any consequential loss arising out of or in connection with the use of the equipment during the hire period.


If at any time during the hire period the equipment is in the opinion of the Owner in need of repair or adjustment the Owner may either stop the further use of the equipment until such repairs have been carried out or at his own expense forthwith replace the equipment with a similar machine. The Hirer shall at all reasonable times allow the Owner his servants Agents or operators to have access to the equipment to inspect test adjust repair or replace the same. The Hirer shall not test adjust or repair the equipment or attempt to do so in particular the Owner shall be entitled to test the equipment before terminating the Contract on cessation of hire. In the event of the equipment being taken or used outside the confines of Ireland, the Hirer shall be responsible for all maintenance and repairs arising from whatsoever cause during the hire period.


The Owner accepts no liability whatsoever for any consequential loss due to or arising out of any breakdown stoppage delay detention or non-arrival of the equipment of due to or arising out of any defect whatsoever in the same. Likewise the Owner accepts no liability for any damage to property arising from use of the equipment, any loss or damage to other property of the Hirer arising out of such use, or any loss or damage which may result from the use of any ancillary equipment with the main equipment.