Whether you’re tight for time, money or both, used modular buildings could be the alternative solution you’re looking for.
Why Used Modular Buildings Save Time and Money
Modular buildings are a great alternative to traditional construction. They’re not only cheaper, but they’re also incredibly more time-efficient. But that’s not to say you always need to go ‘brand new’ — sometimes second-hand is the better option.
Used modular buildings are incredibly popular as more organisations continue to recognise the cost, sustainability and many benefits they bring. In the education sector, for example, there’s been a significant rise in the number of primary and secondary schools, colleges and even universities opting for refurbished models.
In fact, the quicker turnarounds and lower costs associated with used modular buildings are fast-becoming an attractive prospect to businesses of every size in need of additional space quickly and cheaply.
Of course, you need to be sure you’re in the market for a modular building, to begin with. In case you’re unsure, you can check whether a modular building is the best fit for your business here
Still with us? Okay, let’s dive into a few of the reasons why a used modular building may be the best solution for your accommodation needs.
The first obvious reason is the cost, so let’s look at that first.
While most projects tend to be custom anyway — meaning there’s not really a ‘definitive’ difference in cost — you are looking at a reduction of anywhere between 30-40% compared to buying a completely new unit (depending on specification). This is because units are constructed from units that are pre-owned, which in-turn reduces a lot of costs and processes involved during the manufacturing stage.
Of course, the savings you make on buying a pre-owned unit means budget can be focussed on fitting out your ‘new/old’ modular building exactly how you want it. So there’s also that to consider.
This leads us very neatly onto the second biggest factor, and that’s time. As we’ve already mentioned, used modular buildings aren’t made from scratch, they’re built from pre-existing units instead. This cuts out a tremendous amount of time — even when reconfiguring an existing unit at great lengths, the difference in turnaround is still a lot shorter than buying brand new. In fact, used modular buildings can be completed within 6-8 weeks, compared to new units, which can take 10-12 weeks.
So with that being said, how do you know a used modular building is the best fit for your business?
If you’re operating on a budget and you need additional space quickly, then it sounds like used modular buildings are the best solution. Here at RBS, we work with businesses, schools and enterprises of all sizes and in every sector, helping them to implement the best solution for their exact requirements. Get in touch with the team today to see how we can help you.