|Advice for renting or buying a |
modular classroom in Alabama
1. Always know how many students and teachers you need to accommodate first. This number will help the supplier figure out some different size options and compare those to what used classrooms they have available for your need. Consider space, comfort, furniture and if you need bathrooms, offices or a kitchen.
2. Choose the site for the modular wisely. If you have available property that is free and clear of other structures this is a fairly easy decision. If not, plan on placing the modular in the space that has the fewest obstacles for the modules to be delivered and installed within. Also - try to stay as close as possible to existing utilities, parking, bathrooms, pathways, etc. Site selection can save or cost you money - think about all aspects of your school operation and make smart, cost effective decisions.
3. Permits. Make sure you know exactly what your local building and safety department will want from you in order to issue a permit. Know where you want to place the modular, where the utilities are going to be connected from, how students will access the classroom and how long you will be using the classroom or if it will be a permanent facility for your school operations.
4. Rent or Buy? Both of the options are viable but it never hurts to explore which one makes the most financial sense in the long run. Modular classroom suppliers and banks offer financing or you can negotiate a fair sales price. Be sure to get three proposals that include delivery, installation, utility connections, handicap ramp and stairs - and any other extras. One last thing - always ask the suppliers to visit your site first - this will help you avoid any hidden charges or surprises when the delivery truck arrive.
Hope this helps....if not...call me (Matt Banes) at (714) 442-2757 ext 108 for some advice...it's free.
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