Used Modular Buildings – Save Time & Money
Why Consider Buying Used?
When schools and businesses are overcrowded and in need of expansion space or just temporary swing space during a project, used modular buildings are often considered because they provide substantial savings of both time and money. Relocatable modular buildings are constructed for longevity with high structural integrity to withstand the rigors of both transportation and installation to multiple locations. In most cases, used buildings can be fully refurbished to closely represent that of a new modular building but at a fraction of the cost. That is the reason used modular buildings often are a great fit for organizations seeking to save money in a difficult economy while providing functionality, quality, and overall satisfaction.
The initial impression of many reading this post may be that only singlewides and doublewides are relocatable modular buildings. While it is true that those are moveable, temporary buildings can also be tens of thousands of square feet. Uses can include but are not limited to:
- Administrative office complexes
- Doctor’s offices and dental clinics
- Real estate and sales offices
- Multi-purpose rooms
- Restroom facilities and locker rooms
- Emergency rooms
- Imaging and therapeutic facilities
- Military barracks
- Worker housing
Used modular buildings provide businesses, schools, healthcare systems, religious groups, and government entities the flexible space that conventional construction just cannot offer. Rapidly changing business and education operating environments demands decisive action and used modular buildings deliver affordable and relevant space when it is necessary. Furthermore, the cost of temporary modular space can be quickly eliminated when it is no longer required.
Used is Environmentally Friendly
Cutting edge, environmentally conscious organizations are increasingly selecting used temporary modular buildings to satisfy their short to medium term space needs. Used modular buildings are affordable and fully relocatable, having the ability to be re-purposed for consecutive uses; basically a similar concept to recycling paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and many other reusable materials. The reusable nature of relocatable modular buildings is reflective of our nation’s desire to protect the environment and cut down on rampant consumer waste. By leasing or purchasing used modular buildings, organizations around the country are making a bold statement about their commitment to preserve and support our surroundings.
Used As Swing Space
Used temporary modular buildings not only are environmentally friendly, but they also offer a fiscally responsible option for businesses as they work to maximize profits and minimize overhead costs. An example is the shear flexibility of having a reasonably priced used modular building installed as swing space during a major building renovation, which makes a lot more sense than relocating everyone and everything to an entirely different address until the project is completed.
Some of the factors to be considered when evaluating leasing and purchase options may include:
- The length of time the building will be needed
- Desire to own relocatable space for future use at other facilities
- Cash flow and liquidity considerations (lease vs. purchase)
- End of lease logistics (teardown, storage, and relocation)
- Necessary customization of the building beyond typical dealer fleet specifications
Used As E-x-p-a-n-s-i-o-n Space
Business and education are constantly being spurred forward with new cutting edge technology that has to be met with similar ingenuity for addressing fluctuating work space. Used relocatable modular buildings provide organizations with a rapid response to competitive changes in our dynamic and highly integrated national and global marketplaces. In many cases, used temporary buildings can be installed in only a few short days and removed just as quickly with minimal site disturbance. Notwithstanding, site installation times can vary depending on the building size and the actual installation location of the modular structure.
As is true with any conventional or modular building project, it is important to investigate what specific characteristics at your site could be cause for unforeseen expenses. For budgeting purposes, be aware there will typically be an upfront delivery and installation charge. If you are leasing a building, there most likely will be a teardown and removal charge as well. Even with these charges, the benefits of used modular buildings far outweigh most other potential options for temporary space. In addition to the timing, probably the best part of choosing a used modular building is that the price, layout, and finishes are often negotiable.