Apr 27, 2017

Who Needs OSHA Stairs?

OSHA approved trailer and modular building steps, stairs.
Metal OSHA Trailer Stairs

Are you searching for OSHA stairs for your modular building or steps for your trailer?

Finding a set of OSHA approved steel or aluminum stairs for a modular building, mobile office trailer, construction field office or mobile home can be tricky - especially since this is not something you need to buy that often. Before you contact a supplier do this:

1. Take some basic measurements from the bottom of your door to the ground and the width of the door or opening.

2. Decide which way you want the steps to exit and how you want the handrails configured.

3. If you can take some photos of the modular building structure or trailer and doors these will help the supplier get your order correct.

4. Use the Quick Price Quote Comparison form below to get the best prices and fastest delivery of any type of steps for a mobile modular building, office trailer, portable classroom, storage trailer or mobile home.

How much should a modular classroom cost? Question and Answer.

Cost to rent or buy a used modular classroom
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What is the approximate cost of a Modular Classroom?

Question from a reader: My school is searching for a new modular classroom (portable) for twenty-five students and we wanted to get the best possible price for a long term rental. Our needs are simple - open classroom big enough for desks and some tables, two doors and a handicap ramp. I searched the web for modular classroom trailers and made some calls and it seems like prices are expensive from company to company. Any ideas?

Find California Used Portable Classroom at Below Market Prices

How about a used portable classroom in California?

Used portable DSA classrooms for sale, prices.
Typical used portable classrooms in
storage facility in California.
California schools have been using portable modular classrooms to solve space needs for decades and now thousands of them are available to buy or rent. The typical California DSA (Division of the State Architect) classroom is 24' x 40' and has 960 square feet of open teaching space. These models come equipped with heat and air conditioning, carpet or tile floor finishes, tile ceiling, slider windows, doors with panic hardware and metal handicap ramps for access.

* Remember that a used portable may look a bit shabby at first but with a fresh coat of paint and some cleaning it can be nicely converted into looking like new.

Here are a few tips if you are in the market for classroom space and want to save some money:

Apr 20, 2017

Modular School Building Checklist

Modular school building for your school, church or daycare center
A modular school building can be a great space solution if
planned, built and installed properly. 
So you are searching for a modular school building and your check list of items is growing phone call by phone call? To buy or rent any type of a modular building for a school, church or daycare is relatively easy but when it comes to student housing, safety, security and overall comfort for occupants of any educational facility, you need to do your homework.

Here is my modular school facility checklist that I have used with school facility managers and operators of school buildings for years. Feel free to use this list while you speak with your local modular school building companies, school board members and even teachers.

Modular School Building Checklist
  1. Do you know the floor plan and dimensions of the modular school building you need?
  2. Do you know where you will be able to locate the modular building on your campus or property?
  3. Is there easy access to the location on your campus or will obstacles need to be taken into consideration during the delivery and installation of the modular school building?

Customize Your Modular Building Floor Plan

Can we change the floor plan of a rental modular building to meet our specific office layout needs?

I get this question quite a bit - especially from people who need their office trailer to have a very specific number of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, bathrooms, etc., and my answer is always a simple YES!
Customizing a modular building in Texas
Customizing a modular
building is easy.

Modular office buildings are built to be modified with ease. In fact it has become common practice for modular suppliers to have in-house and sub contracted work crews just to remove and build-out customized floor plans for tenants who are either renting or buying the structure. The costs to modify the modular are usually charged up front and if the modifications are very unique there may even be a charge to remove the modifications and return the modular back to its original floor plan when the rental term is finished.

So when it's time for you to order a modular office trailer or portable classroom have a simple floor plan ready to show the supplier and don't forget to plan for furniture.

You can get a price quote and floor plans from multiple suppliers in your area by using the iModularBuildings.com Price Quote Form.

Apr 19, 2017

Texas is a Buyer's Market for Modular Buildings and Classrooms

Texas is one of the top states for the use of modular buildings and portable classrooms by businesses, schools and churches. This may be the reason why I receive so many calls from people in Houston, Dallas and Austin who are looking for a good quality used modular office building or portable classroom trailer to rent or purchase at a discounted price - and there are super deals available if you know what you want and where to look.

Here are my suggestions to every caller that is serious about their need for a modular building or classroom:

1. Know your space needs! Yes, be sure that you know how much space you need, how many offices or classrooms, bathrooms, windows and doors, etc. This is very helpful article about designing your modular building. 

Modular Daycare Building is Favored by Operator

An affordable and convenient option - a Modular Daycare Building

Let's face it, if you own a childcare business designing and building a new daycare facility or school can be expensive and time consuming. This may be why more private operators, schools and churches are turning to used or new, custom designed modular daycare buildings and portable classrooms to solve space problems and meet enrollment demand in growing communities.

"I've been buying new modular buildings for our chain of daycare centers in the U.S. and am really impressed with my choice of specifications and building options offered by the modular manufacturers. It seems like modular is now a better option then traditional building," stated one private daycare operator in Miami, Florida.

"I initially used iModular.com for help. Matt Banes shared some really smart design ideas, site selection advice and helped me personally save time finding the most reliable manufacturer for our most popular 48' x 60' floor plan."

If you are in the planning stage for a new facility and would like to learn everything you need to know about using a modular building feel free to call me directly at (800) 806-7485 or start by completing my online modular building information and price request form.

California Modular Classroom Availability

In the past 6 months we have helped several California based schools, churches and daycare centers rent and purchase very affordable used modular classroom buildings. It seems as if this trend is continuing in 2017 as demand for modular classroom space is growing... and as we approach spring and summer this will not stop as more schools will begin to figure out their temporary and permanent space needs.
used modular building for a school in California

What are your modular classroom or modular office space needs? Here are the top reasons why people contact us for help buying and renting modular classrooms:

1. Out of space and need modular classrooms quickly.
2. Adding new educational or daycare programs and need more space.
3. Opening a new school or daycare center and prefer modular classroom space over building new.
4. Current modular classrooms are old and need replaced.
5. School construction has caused a need to relocate students and teachers into temporary modular classroom spaces.

Apr 17, 2017

Why now is the time to buy a used portable classroom in California

Used portable classroom
Used Portable Classroom
Have you ever heard the saying "It's a Buyer's market"? Well in California this is very true if you are searching for a used portable classroom trailer for your school, church, daycare center or literally any type of business that may need space for teaching or training.

Why are the prices to buy a used portable so affordable in California? It's pretty simple - the market is huge and for decades portable classrooms have been purchased by all types of organizations that eventually no longer need the portable - or "modular" classroom trailer. When the portable is no longer needed....bingo! You have a great opportunity to buy it at a very discounted price. The trick is being in the know and having good timing.

This is where my services come in handy. For 26 years I have been building a network of contacts in California public school districts, large church organizations, government recreation and parks offices, and the list goes on. This group of people have come to know me a their resource for everything "portable", especially when its time to selling or relocating a used portable classroom or modular office trailer.

Apr 12, 2017

Need Space? Rent A Modular Office Trailer

It is easy to outgrow office space when demand for products and services reaches an all time high - creating a need for more space and more employees. When this happens it's not easy for commercial, government and nonprofit operations to add permanent office space because of the time and cost of construction, and often the additional space is only required temporarily. Additionally, it does not make sense to invest in high dollar construction when all that is really needed is temporary office style space. Used modular office buildings offer an excellent alternative that can fulfill a variety of business needs without a large outlay of money or a long construction timeline.
Use a modular office trailer for temporary space
Used modular office trailers on rent at an industrial facility.

Modular Office Building Fulfills Many Needs for All Types of Businesses
A mobile-modular office is a pre-manufactured building that is portable, economical and able to provide temporary or permanent space in nearly any type of configuration including bathrooms, conference areas, private offices, kitchens - even locker rooms. Business owners have many reasons for choosing to rent one or more used mobile office buildings to solve a variety of space issues. Here are some of the more common uses of modular office trailers:
  • On-site office space for construction project management and security
  • Field offices for government or nonprofit operations
  • On-site sales office space for real estate developments
  • Administrative office space for school facilities
  • Office and meeting space during remodeling and relocation projects
  • Locker, shower and toilet trailers for workers and students
  • Sales office space for new and used car dealerships
  • Office space for hospitals and medical clinics that have outgrown existing space
  • Temporary commercial space needed after an emergency such as a fire or natural disaster

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