Time is Money – Quick Business Expansion With Portable Buildings

28th February 2014

As businesses grow and develop, they are inevitably faced with difficult decisions about the best, most efficient and most cost-effective ways to expand their business premises and available space.

Business owners can feel like they’re in a catch 22 situation, faced with a need for additional space without wanting to risk breaking the bank by increasing costs and overheads too much.

In this post, we look at how portable buildings can provide a great investment for businesses that are looking to expand, helping to minimising the increase in overheads, disruption and costly downtime.


If you’re looking for the quickest way to expand your business premises, then portable buildings are the perfect solution. Whereas traditional structures can take years to build, portable buildings can be manufactured, installed and ready to use in a matter of weeks.

If your need for additional space is particularly urgent, then a used portable building can provide a virtually instant solution, which can be delivered to your site and operational in a couple of days.

Reducing downtime

Moving your business or expanding existing premises can be very disruptive, leading to expensive downtime as offices are reconfigured, new buildings are created or configured, and staff members are relocated.

Reconfiguring a rented building can take weeks, and it’s likely that there will be a crossover period where you may be paying on two different premises, and will need to divert staff members and resources.

Portable buildings can be configured to your exact needs, and are delivered to your site ready built, keeping disruption and downtime to an absolute minimum.

Cash flow comparisons

Investing in traditional structures has a big impact on cash flow – their long build time can tie up your finances for a significant period before you start to see any benefit or return on investment.

The lower initial purchase costs and short build times for portable buildings helps to minimise the affect on your cash flow, by reducing the amount of time before you start benefiting from and recouping your initial investment.

Flexible expansion

One of the problems when expanding business premises is predicting the future needs of your business – and a key benefit of portable buildings is their flexibility.

In addition to being portable, so they can move with your business if choose to relocate in the future, they can also be easily reconfigured to meet the changing needs of your business.

If you ever find that you don’t need your portable buildings any more, then they can also be easily sold to generate additional capital and recoup a good proportion of the initial investment.

Flexible financing

Business expansion can be expensive, and has the potential to put strain on your cash flow and finances at an already difficult time.

Whilst you can purchase or finance a portable building, you might also want to consider renting one. If money is tight, this is a good way of freeing up capital on your business, which can be used to finance other aspects of your business expansion programme to ensure its success.

As business stability and finances improve, you might then consider purchasing the unit outright.

How we can help

At Portable Building Sales, we offer a full range of new and used portable buildings for every business application.

With high quality units, experienced staff members, and a full range of purchase and hire options, we can tailor the competitively priced package that’s right for your business.

How can we help you with your next project?

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