Friday, March 1, 2019

Understand Your Options Before you Rent a Modular Building

Do you need a temporary office trailer or portable classroom but don't want to purchase it? Look into Modular Building rental.


Every business, school and church experiences the need for "more space" at one point or another but many times the additional space isn't needed forever. This is why every modular building and portable classroom supplier offers short term and long term rental options.

Here are the most important tips you need to know before you pull the trigger and rent any type of mobile or modular building:

1. First and foremost - will your local building and safety department allow you to place a modular building or portable classroom on your property? If you can't answer this question your first step should be to either call your Building and Safety department (call your City Hall, Fire Department or look this up on the web) or employ the services of an architect or engineer to handle this process for you.

2. Know how much space you need and where it will be located on your property. Ask your staff how many people or students will need to have space and if bathrooms or other features are needed/required by law inside the modular building. Also, know what floor plan will be the best fit for your business or school space.

3. When will you need to occupy the modular building and for how long? This is pretty straight forward and will definitely effect the rental prices quoted to you by suppliers. Consider all aspects of your requirement and be sure that you can make a firm commitment to the rental company for a minimum period of time.

4. What is your budget? How much can you afford per month for the modular building rental and how much cash are you able to pay for delivery, installation and items like a handicap ramp and steps for access into the modular. You can get price quotes and compare the offers from modular suppliers on this page.

* Also keep in mind that you may need additional site work if your Building and Safety or Fire Department require things such as set backs from existing structures, additional parking, emergency access, etc. - all of which will require funds to cover the work and applicable fees.

I hope this quick post helps make your work a bit easier. If you would like to ask me (Matt Banes) additional questions feel free to call me directly at (800) 806-7485.

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