You’d think running out of space would never be a good thing… but thanks to state of the art portable buildings (or relocatable buildings), it can be!
Modular buildings offer a simple solution for businesses, schools, hospitals, health clinics, and homes that are packed to capacity and need some extra working space. Maybe you’re not running out of space, you’re looking to expand but dreading the building process. Or maybe you just need some shelter quickly, and cheaply. A temporary or portable modular building might be right for you.
Here are just a few of the ways relocatable buildings can be used:
- Modular classrooms and offices
- Temporary work housing or bunk camps
- Healthcare clinics
- Temporary day-care facilities
- Environmental Enclosures
- Green Houses
- Temporary construction sites
- Emergency situations, including housing after a natural disaster
Modular Construction vs. Site Build
Depending in the immediacy of your situation, relocatable buildings can be the best solution due to its quick turnaround. Most relocatable building usually do not need a full foundation, making the actual site development much quicker than a normal building that needs a full foundation laid. Made out of quickly manufactured components, modular building can be constructed very quickly on site, (sometimes in hours). Depending on design, the whole process can happen in as little as 12 weeks.
Relocatable Buildings Construction Timescale
Portable buildings are not always cheaper, but they certainty can be! Simple designs can go a long way in saving you money. You can also lease or buy used modular buildings. Built to survive the wear and tear of travel, you can save money but not at the cost of quality. Due to the shorter time span of construction, you will save money on labour and construction cost as well.
Portability and Flexibility
Offering unlimited design options, with an easily changeable configuration make it a more flexible option than a proper site build. Not to mention, after the building has served its purpose they can be relocated elsewhere within the grounds and re-used.
Not only can you re-use your modular building for multiple different uses, but they are a sustainable solution to that of a traditional building of which guarantees less wastage on site providing a greener environment.
Choosing to build a portable building over a site build will save you weeks and months of worrying. The construction site will be less affected by weather and you will have a time frame you can rely on. Each component of the building is inspected by third party inspectors, so you can rest assured that you will be getting a great quality building. Moving past construction, they are designed to be less affected by weather avoiding any weather-related headaches down the road.
Permanent Modular Structures
Prefabricated Portable Buildings can also be viewed as permanent structures with up to 50 years of useful life for modular steel buildings. Please read the attached Longevity of Life Statement issued by one of our suppliers of steel prefabricated buildings.
If you’re still not sure if relocatable buildings are right for your situation, give us a call!
We’d love to discuss and see if it is the right fit.