One of the biggest advantages of portable and modular buildings is that they can be easily moved. Whether you need to relocate a building across your existing site, or to entirely new premises, they can be dismantled, transported and reassembled in a matter of days.
However, transporting portable and modular buildings can be more complicated and dangerous than it first appears, which is why it’s vital that it is done correctly.
In this post, we take a look at the process involved in relocating portable buildings, and how you can ensure that your next move runs as smoothly and safely as possible.
When it comes to moving portable and modular buildings, the process runs as follows:
• Before they can be transported, your buildings will be disconnected from the mains electricity supply, water, and any utilities.
• Although portable buildings and cabins can often be transported whole, modular buildings will then need to be dismantled into smaller, more easily transportable sections.
• Once they have been disconnected and dismantled, your buildings are ready to transport. Each section will be lifted by a crane onto a trailer, carefully secured, and taken to the new location via lorry.
• On arrival, they will be removed from the trailer, reassembled, installed and reconnected to the mains and utilities.
Risks during transportation
Although the process may seem simple, there risks and dangers involved in transporting portable and modular buildings at every step of the process.
Firstly, care needs to be taken whilst disconnecting the mains electricity, water and utilities to ensure that the process is safe, as this can be very dangerous if done incorrectly.
Modular buildings need to dismantled and assembled in a specific order and manner, and failure to do this correctly can be both dangerous, and cause serious damage to the building itself.
In addition, it’s vital that they are loaded and unloaded onto a trailer in the right way, using the right equipment, and secured properly to avoid structural damage during the transport process.
Transporting portable buildings the right way
Whilst there are plenty of haulage and logistics companies that offer portable and modular building transport services, the majority of them won’t be able to provide the disconnection, dismantling, assembly and installation services.
To ensure that your portable building relocation goes smoothly and efficiently, it’s always best to get the support of a dedicated, professional portable building transport specialist that offers a full, end-to-end service.
To ensure that the process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, look for a specialist reputable firm with extensive knowledge and hands on experience in the relocation and installation of your brand of building.
You’ll also want to examine their health & safety record and practices, to ensure that the company works in accordance with all relevant CDM regulations.
How we can help
At Portable Building Sales, we provide a full, cost-effective relocation service for all portable and modular buildings, and our service is designed to provide you with the security and peace of mind that comes from knowing your building is in safe hands.
Whether you need to move a building 100m across your site, or from one end of the country to the other, you’ll benefit from a full service, from the disconnection and dismantling, right up to final installation, and the reconnection of all utilities.
With experience in the transport and installation of a full range of portable and modular buildings, we work quickly, safely and efficiently to minimise hassle, downtime and disruption in your organisation.
Our highly trained, professional teams work carefully to protect your building throughout every step of the process, whilst maintaining the highest safety standards and working to all relevant CDM regulations.