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It’s time to start looking for office trailer rentals! Spring and summer are here and construction isn’t slowing down, not even for a pandemic.
Perhaps your permanent office building is currently under construction. Or maybe you are a construction company that needs a command center office trailer for your job site. Either way, you’ve started to think about how you are going to give your team the office space they need to be comfortable, stay organized, and keep work moving as seamlessly as possible. You also need the solution to be conscious of your budget.
As mentioned in the introduction, there are plenty of reasons to consider renting an office trailer. This might include but is not limited to:
Temporary space provided by renting an office trailer means that you can enter into a flexible leasing agreement. For short-term projects that run from only a few months to two years, this results in a significant cost savings in comparison to buying a permanent office building. Should your worksite layout change for any reason, you can always have your office trailer moved to accommodate the space of your property.
Portable office trailers are also securable. Add the type of lock security that your company is comfortable with. This might mean card access locks, traditional key locks, or passcode locks to protect against theft. Security cameras as well as temporary fencing all add up to quickly secure your staff and belongings.
Depending on the scope of the project, office trailers can be delivered within days, weeks or months. Customers often benefit from the fleets of office trailers that companies like VESTA Modular have prefabricated and ready for immediate deployment and installation.
At VESTA, it’s important to note that our lease pricing varies greatly depending on your location, length of lease, and any custom requests that you or your industry might require. Pricing for a standard modular office can start at around $400/floor and goes up from there.
According to Cost Owl, office trailer prices in 2020 will fall somewhere in these ranges for the industry:
Be sure to connect with your modular supplier and local sales representative for the most accurate rental and lease prices.
If you work in the construction trades or own a construction company, then you know how invaluable it is to have a modular office building on your worksite. Whether you work for a plumbing and heating company, as an electrician, are a drywaller, architect, or an engineer, it’s important to have a secure, clean place to get officerelated work done. Store documents, sign contracts, fill out paperwork, review blueprints, and hold meetings in your ground level office or office complex.
We have been busy during the current COVID-19 crisis servicing a lot of hospitals and their staff with office trailers outside their main campus buildings. These spaces give doctors, nurses, administrative staff, and even patients a safe, sanitary environment. The temporary office, and quick installation process gives the hospital a way to increase square footage for a short amount of time and save money to protect healthcare workers and patients. Here is a portable office for a hospital that we serviced in just seven days.
In the case of an emergency or during construction on a government office such as a secretary of state, library buildings, town halls, or city government buildings, temporary office trailers make great work spaces. Our trailers ensure that you can still service community members with the authorization of paperwork and important documentation. Government agencies have also rented portable offices as swing spaces and security monitoring spaces during natural disaster emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires.
Portable offices for the education sector have often made sense as these temporary modular buildings can be leased for the school year, or even during major summer construction. This flexible lease option allows teachers, counselors, secretaries, principles, and superintendents to continue operating during restoration projects. Superintendents and school boards are also happy to have a high quality office trailer that can ensure education budgets are prioritized for their students, and not for additional expensive infrastructure costs.
Our office and storage trailers, and on-ground office containers are designed to help folks who are leasing a space and need it to be multipurpose. Office trailer rentals that are leased to give one management-level position a desk to work from, can opt to have a portion of the container square footage be used for storage. A divider wall can typically be installed if stored items and employee space are meant to be separated.
Retailers that find themselves in older downtown buildings, or with an inadequate amount of space in back storage areas that hold inventory should consider an office lease option until a more permanent office type can be installed.
Rentable office trailer dimensions can vary quite widely, but below are some of the most standard temporary office dimensions and layouts that you will find.
For a general distinction, on-ground single office trailers are generally a purpose drive, utility building. They’re sturdy, keep your property dry, and easily securable. General portable or office trailers are helpful when the appearance and height of the building need to match your campus. These trailers come with plenty of options for flooring, siding, roofing, and entrance access ramps or stairs.
Double wide offices are often two prefabricated, single-wide office units that are fixed together seamlessly to give occupants the feeling of openness. Office complex trailers are simply larger trailers installed to one another. On another note, modular building units can also stack vertically for worksites and campuses that would benefit from a taller building, rather than a wider one.
There are multiple sources on selecting the right size office trailer for you and your team. The most important factors for determining the right office trailer unit to rent include:
Some construction projects are limited on their office trailer size due to property size obstacles. If length is an obstacle, you might want to rent a wider double-wide or multiple single-wide shorter units. If length and width are a problem, consider stacking to add height, or opt in for a square office complex.
Depending on how you plan to utilize an office trailer, some people recommend 60 to 150 square feet per worker. For more formal staffing layouts or cubicle designs, the square footage per workstation increases to be closer to 400-500 square feet per station.
Suppliers will have a large number of office trailers for you to choose from. Be sure to talk to them about the usable space inside of their office options. This changes based on layouts, bathroom requirements, and wall specifications.
The specs that are included all depend on the supplier that you shop with. Suppliers will often be willing to provide some, if not all of the following for your office:
For a customized experience in office trailer rentals, there is a seemingly endless list of features.
Does your office trailer need different flooring, or a stylized roofing type? Will your office trailer need to accommodate a significant number of computers or projectors? Does it need a large number of outlets? For these types of specialized add-ons, give a supplier a call.
VESTA Modular has used office trailers for rent in all 50 states. To see a list and map of some of our most popular locations visit our Find Locations Page or select get a quote, to get started today. Our experienced modular and mobile experts will get you the perfect modular office building for your next project.