When it comes down to purchased portable buildings or temporary buildings there truly is something to suit each and every requirement at an affordable price. Whether you are on the look out for a cost effective portable office, toilet units, training area, portable storage buildings, canteen, or even a portable home; you will be guaranteed to find a solution at less that suits your needs and your budget when compared to fashioning and funding a brick and mortar structure.
In this article we will take a brief look at the key factors you may wish to consider and look for when buying a used temporary building to make sure that you get the most for your money.
Check The Condition
With so many different temporary buildings for sale, especially used, you may come across the odd thing here and there that may need addressing before you commit to buy. This means you should spend some time in checking the overall condition of the property.
With proper maintenance and care, temporary and portable buildings can easily reach a lifespan of up to 60 years or even more in some cases; but neglect, misuse and without the proper care can reduce their lifespan dramatically.
It is important to ask your temporary building supplier the age of the building, what it was previously used for, and where it was originally sited. The answers to these questions will allow you to grasp a better idea on the possible wear and tear that the building may have been subjected to.
Before you commit to purchase, ensure that you carefully check the building inside and out. You will need to look closely for any potential signs of weakness, rust or water ingress. Don’t forget to check areas such as the doors and windows, especially the seals (for possible signs of deterioration or mold) to make sure that they work and are evidently fitted correctly. You will also want to ensure that all the fittings and fixtures are in working order, such as electrics, heating and lighting.
Select A Reputable Supplier
As with many investments that you will make in your lifetime, you should always be confident about the supplier and their products. This is why that you should always ensure that you buy only from a reputable supplier who will allow you to inspect the building before purchase. If the building you are looking to purchase comes fitted with electric outlets and such, it’s important to check with the supplier as to whether they have been tested or not. If the supplier claims they have been tested, make sure that you receive a copy of the testing certificate.
It is also highly recommended to purchase from a supplier who is able to provide you with a guarantee just in case anything may go wrong in the first 12 months of purchasing the building.
With such a huge variety and selection of temporary buildings for sale, you should always choose a building that will be suitable for your requirements you do not need to hunt down a building that suits your exact needs, as portable buildings can be effortlessly and quickly adapted or decorated later down the line.