How Long Do Modular Buildings Last?

15th July 2022

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When paying for a new structure or building, how much value you’ll get is usually one of the top questions you’ll be asking yourself. Deciding whether or not to invest funds into a new or used portable building can be difficult if you’re not sure about the longevity and durability that comes with them. When it comes to any building or structure, you want to be sure that it will last for years without needing to be replaced. 


At Portable Building Sales we’re the experts in all types of modular and portable building structures. We’re here to help outline the durability and quality of affordable portable cabins and modular buildings so that you can decide which structure is best suited for your needs. 


How Are Modular Buildings Durable? 


There is a misconception that modular buildings and portable cabins are made with cheap materials and will not withstand harsh environments or poor weather conditions. Modern portable cabins and modular structures are designed to provide long-lasting and reliable alternatives to traditional building structures. 


Many modern portable cabins and modular buildings are made with plastic-coated steel for the external walls to ensure strength whereas the internal walls and ceilings are typically decorated using plasterboard to create a more polished and professional look. Unlike older portable cabins and modular buildings, modern installations offer much more insulation and resilience against the elements. Thanks to the incorporation of uPVC double-glazed windows and doors within temporary structures and portable buildings, insulating against the cold or heat is much more manageable. This in turn works to create a much more comfortable working or storage environment without compromising on budget. 


Not only do uPVC windows and doors help to provide insulation, but they are also much more long-lasting than more traditional single pane windows and work to prevent dampness and condensation which can impact the longevity of a portable building. By implementing quality windows and doors within portable cabins and modular buildings, like those at Portable Building Sales, durability and longevity are guaranteed. 


Are Modular Buildings a Good Investment? 


Although modular buildings and portable cabins are typically seen as temporary structures, they can also be used as semi-permanent spaces. When maintained and looked after correctly, most modular buildings can outlast their intended lifespan. This is especially true when they are made from quality materials and are designed to endure prolonged usage. 


When comparing the costs of a traditionally constructed building versus a new modular or portable building, there is often a huge difference in price. This is one of the biggest advantages of purchasing or leasing a modular building. Typically, modular buildings have been known to last for an excess of over 30 years. So depending on the type of modular or portable building, you could expect to pay around £1000-£2000 per year. This number may seem expensive as an annual cost, but for many businesses and institutions, it makes funding for new functional buildings much more accessible and achievable. 


If you think portable and modular buildings are the right solution for your needs, contact the team at Portable Building Sales today. Our specialists will be happy to help you find the right space solution for your business or institution. Call the team now for more information about the type of portable cabins or modular buildings we have available. 

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