A quick guide to budgeting for a modular offices from Tasmania’s leading prefabricated building provider.
A portable or modular office is a prefabricated building that can be used for short, medium, or long-term office space. Your intended use of the office building will have a big impact on the likely cost.
In this article, we will mainly focus on the long and medium-term solutions, as this is our specialty at Tasbuilt Commercial. Pricing for these buildings ranges from $1,200 - $3,000 per square meter, depending on the inclusions and level of customisation required. Other details that can affect the price are site access, the connection of services, and requirement for council approvals. Tasbuilt Commercial can provide a complete package including fixed pricing for all these additional items.
Long-term portable office buildings are usually located on the one site for 5 years or more. Depending on the people who will be visiting the office, it is usually worth investing a bit more into the customisation and architectural design of these buildings. Investing in great design makes for a better workplace for you and your staff, and makes a great impression on clients and suppliers visiting your facilities. Tasbuilt Commercial portable office buildings are often integrated into larger projects that include warehouses, manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and more.
If you are looking for a portable office building for a medium-term use, you may select a more basic level of finishes, however, Tasbuilt still provides a great level of customisation without blowing your budget. This means we can design and construct a portable office that is perfectly suited to your requirements.
If you are looking for a short-term solution (less than 12 months) and don’t need anything particularly customised, a basic ‘sandwich panel’ building is probably the best solution for you. These buildings don’t look all that great, and are not as comfortable to work in as a more permanent building, but they are very affordable and can be easily moved from place to place. Leasing is a popular alternative to buying this type of building, and they are typically used for construction projects that have a limited time frame.
Whatever the purpose of your new portable office, be sure to budget for the additional costs such as approvals, footings and installation, and connection of the services. The best way to manage this is to engage a provider who can provide fixed pricing for a complete package, such as Tasbuilt Commercial!
Contact one of our experienced consultants to discuss your project today on 1800 639 310.