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An Easy Guide To Selling Portable Buildings

As your business changes, you may find that your current portable buildings are no longer suitable, or that you don’t...

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As your business changes, you may find that your current portable buildings are no longer suitable, or that you don’t need them anymore.

Thankfully, there is a strong market for used portable buildings, and in this post, we look at the process and benefits of selling, as well as some alternatives to help you make the decisions that are right for your organisation.

Reasons to sell

As your organisation grows, you may find that your current portable buildings aren’t big enough to meet your requirements, or conversely, you may no longer need the capacity.

Alternatively, you may be moving to new premises that already have all the facilities you require, or you may want to invest in a larger modular building to meet the changing needs of your organisation.

Even old or dilapidated portable buildings can still be sold, as the materials and construction methods used in their construction means that virtually every element can be recycled or reused – making it a much greener option than simply disposing of it.

Whatever the reason, selling your unwanted portable building can help your business to recoup some of the investment you’ve made, generating cash and freeing up space in your business.

Who to sell to

Whilst it’s possible that you’ll be able to find another business to purchase your used portable building, this can be more difficult and less cost-effective than you might imagine.

In addition to the time, stress, money and hassle involved in finding the right buyers, you’ll also be faced with the logistical challenges of transporting the building to its new owner.

Dismantling, transporting and reassembling a used portable building is a skilled and dangerous job, and the process needs to be done in compliance with the relevant CDM regulations.

In reality, it is usually easier and more cost-effective to sell your building to a professional portable building sales business.

By selling to a portable building specialist, like Portable Building Sales, you’ll benefit from an immediate sale, and a highly trained team with the expertise needed to safely, quickly and efficiently manage the whole relocation process.


Selling is a big decision, and the flexibility of portable and modular buildings means that it may not be your only option.

Reconfiguring a portable or modular building can provide a cost-effective, time efficient alternative to meet the changing needs of your organisation. In addition, you may also be able to have your modular building extended to provide the additional capacity you require.

If you’re moving premises, then you can also take your portable or modular building with you, which delivers significant cost savings and carbon benefits over buying a new building.

How we can help

At Portable Building Sales, we are always looking for high quality used portable buildings and modular buildings to buy, and provide a full, end to end buying service.

Purchasing buildings of all sizes and types from businesses nationwide, we’ll come to your premises at a time to suit you, and inspect, assess and value your building free of charge.

You’ll benefit from a guaranteed written offer, and you’ll receive full payment for your building before we remove it from your site.

All removals are managed by our own, in-house team of highly trained, experienced professionals, who work quickly, efficiently and safely at every step of the process, complying with all relevant CDM regulations in the process.