31.03.2023 Posts & News

Have you considered purchasing a used modular building?

We have talked before about the great benefits that modular buildings can bring to your growing business. With so many functions and their versatility, it is hard to dispute that they are a great option if you are looking for new premises or to extend your existing space. But what if you need your money to stretch a little further? You could consider purchasing a refurbished modular building.


Modular buildings are an ideal choice.

Modular buildings provide businesses up and down the country with a flexible and cost-effective answer to their workspace needs. Portable buildings are an excellent choice for many organisations with many uses, including offices, classrooms and marketing suites, among numerous options. The bespoke nature of a modular building gives them the adaptability to create the space you need.


Used means pre-loved.

Purchasing a brand-new modular building may not be the right option for you, particularly if your organisation has budgetary constraints. However, here are just a few reasons why a used modular building could be the right option for your business.

  • Cost-effective – as we have already indicated, a refurbished modular building comes at a lower cost than purchasing a new model. You can expect to see savings of around 40% compared to buying new. This can be particularly beneficial for organisations such as schools and universities or small businesses looking for their first premises.
  • Fast turnaround – if you need new premises or an extension to your existing building quickly or unexpectedly, then a used modular building is ideal. You would not need to wait for your building to be constructed as hand-picked used buildings are held on stock and ready to go. You can expect to see your refurbished building installed within a matter of weeks.
  • Customisable – one of the common misconceptions about used modular buildings is that they cannot be customised. But this is far from the truth. When you purchase a used modular building, you are purchasing the structure. What happens inside that building is entirely up to you. They can still be tailored to your specific needs. You can reconfigure the internal walls to make individual rooms or remove walls to create a more open-plan space. You can pick the fixtures and fittings. The choice is yours. You can make the space exactly what you need it to be.
  • Sustainability – modular buildings are a great environmentally friendly option for your business needs. The construction of a modular building results in less waste and fewer CO2 emissions; however, you can take that one step further by investing in a pre-loved building. By giving a used modular building a new lease of life, you can reduce your carbon footprint even further and extend the life of a previously used building.


Used does not mean lower quality.

When considering the purchase of a used modular building, it’s essential to understand that these buildings are constructed with high-quality materials and built to last. Modular buildings are typically constructed in a factory-controlled environment with high-quality materials and the same design standards as traditional buildings. The difference is that modular buildings are built in sections, or “modules,” which are then transported to the site and assembled on location.

Because modular buildings are built in a factory-controlled environment, they are often built with greater precision and consistency than traditional buildings. This means that the quality of the materials used and the attention to detail during construction is usually higher than that of traditionally constructed buildings.

In addition to the quality of the materials and construction, modular buildings are designed to be durable and withstand the elements. This is particularly important in the UK, where the weather can be harsh and unpredictable. The materials used in modular construction are often chosen for their durability and resistance to weathering, ensuring that the building will stand up to the elements over time.

When purchasing a used modular building, it’s essential to understand that these buildings are carefully selected before being put up for sale. This means that the building has undergone a thorough inspection, and any necessary repairs or renovations have been made before it is offered for sale. This ensures that the building is in good condition and ready to be used for its intended purpose.

Overall, just because a modular building is pre-loved or second-hand, it does not mean that you cannot expect high standards. These buildings are constructed with quality materials, built to last, and carefully selected for resale, ensuring that you can be proud of your purchase.


Order your refurbished modular building today.

We have been through the various benefits of considering a used modular building, and this may be the right choice for you and your organisation. You can look through our current stock of used modular buildings, and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with one of the friendly team here at PF Modular.

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