Choosing the right modular building for your needs


Modular buildings are becoming increasingly popular as a time-efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional buildings. Modular construction is already being utilised in various sectors and has countless uses ranging from modular office buildings to anti-vandal cabins.

Choosing the right modular building for your needs can be daunting due to the wide range of options available. Still, the versatility of modular buildings guarantees that the right building is out there waiting for you. 

Why choose modular?

The biggest difference between modular and traditional buildings is that modular construction occurs primarily in a factory to produce sections called modules. Modules are fitted together on-site to form the modular structure. This non-linear construction has many benefits:

Speed: Modular buildings can be built and installed up to 70% faster than traditional buildings. 

Cost: Modular construction is incredibly cost-effective and allows you to stretch your budget further than traditional buildings. The use of a factory reduces the onsite build costs and transportation costs. Furthermore, modular buildings' speed and reusable materials further reduce costs.

Minimal disruption: The reduced on-site build time means disruption to your business, surrounding areas, and wildlife is minimised.

Sustainable: Factory construction minimises waste, as any excess materials are reused, repurposed or recycled. Transportation is also minimised, thus decreasing CO2 emissions. Modular buildings feature high-quality insulation, HVAC systems and advanced sealing techniques, which reduce energy consumption.

Long-lasting: It is a common misconception that modular buildings are temporary structures. Modular buildings can last upwards of 25 years and are classified as permanent buildings. 

Quality Control: Factory construction ensures a level of quality control that is not possible on building sites due to factors such as weather.

Sectors choosing modular construction

Another major benefit of modular buildings is that they can be designed uniquely to fit your specifications. Modular building suppliers offer bespoke turnkey solutions to ensure your structure matches your needs, making them widely popular in various industries.

Education: Modular buildings for schools can be used as staff rooms or to provide much-needed additional learning facilities. Modular classrooms can be manufactured to include different features. For example, science laboratories can be made complete with non-stick floors and benches, or music suites can be soundproofed. 

Corporate: Modular office buildings can provide comfortable and motivating environments for staff. Your modular office building can be designed to be open-plan and collaborative or have private meeting rooms for confidentiality. Modular office buildings can be a temporary or long-term solution for your business.

Construction: Temporary building site cabins can be set up to provide a warm and dry workspace for staff to carry out their roles.

Healthcare: Both clinical facilities, such as blood donation centres, and non-clinical facilities, such as administrative offices, can be constructed with modular buildings. 

Security: Anti-vandal, secure steel cabins protect valuable assets and equipment.

Health and Leisure: Modular buildings can also be designed to provide showers, toilets and changing rooms.

Determining your modular building hire needs

Modular buildings are available in a variety of styles depending on their use. It is vital that you identify what you need from a modular building. Once you understand your requirements, you must relay this information to your provider so they can customise your building accordingly. This can range from the layout of your modular office building to the facilities you need in modular school buildings. 

Not only should you consider the building itself, but also your budget. Alternative options available as modular buildings can be hired, new or used.

If you are working with a strict budget, it is worth considering used modular buildings. As expected, hiring a used modular building is cheaper than hiring a brand-new building. This does not mean your building cannot be customised to fit your requirements. Used modular buildings can be refurbished to include anything from windows, doors and flooring to colour schemes. They are also a more sustainable way of expanding your capacity as you give new life to a pre-loved building. 

Modular building hire is an excellent option if you do not have the capital outlay to purchase the structure outright, and you could even hire a higher specification building than you would have been able to buy. 

Modular building hire can provide temporary or long-term solutions for your business. For example, if you need office space whilst waiting for the completion of a traditional building. On the flip side, modular buildings are built to be durable so that they can be rented for an extended period with a fixed rental price. 

Modular building hire also means that should you downsize or no longer require your building, you don’t need to worry about disposing of your modular structure. Modular building hire companies will remove the installation for you.

What to look for in a provider

When selecting your modular building provider, look for a company experienced in your sector. Check their website for available buildings, case studies, client testimonials and qualifications. 

Contact your provider and arrange a visit or a phone call consultation. After providing your information and requirements, you should receive an itemised quote to avoid hidden costs.

Yorkshire Hire Centre: The right choice for your modular building hire 

Yorkshire Hire Centre has over 20 years of experience in providing nationwide hire of modular and portable buildings.

We are built on Paragon Space, a leading modular building manufacturer who ensure high-quality modular buildings for competitive rates.

All you need to do is tell us your requirements and project plans, and we’ll send you an itemised quote. Once you’ve reviewed and accepted the quote, your modular building will be made to order and delivery and installation will be arranged before you know it.
Contact our friendly team at Yorkshire Hire Centre today if you have any questions about modular building hire.