Factors To Consider While Choosing An Office Trailer
If you own a business that is growing continuously, chances are that you will need to relocate at some point of time in the future. During this time, you may want to consider investing in an office trailer that will not only help you address your need for additional space but can also be moved easily to a new location. A flexible, easily-customizable, and cost-effective solution for expanding your office space, office trailers may cost you a few thousand dollars or even tens of thousands of dollars depending on your capacity requirement and the duration of use. Hence, you should base your selection decision on certain important parameters that will not only help you to make an appropriate choice, but will also allow you to manage your budget well.
The answer to “What type of trailer do I buy, lease, rent?” typically depends on four important parameters- space, usage, number of employees, and duration of use. The location where you are most likely to use your office trailer is one big consideration. There are modular structures that can be fitted easily inside a building, but normally, office trailers are meant to support additional space requirement in an outdoor setting. Examine the landscape where you need an office trailer to be installed. Check if there is adequate space for an office trailer to be delivered and installed. Look for grades, slopes, or uneven grounds that may require the office trailer company to bring additional supplies to ensure safe installation. Determine your power source. If you have planned to secure power supply from a local utility company, coordinate with the office trailer company as well as the utility company to facilitate easy and on-time setup. If you have planned to use a generator, adhere to the safety parameters.
The purpose of use determines your choice of office trailer. Industries such as education, construction, warehousing, healthcare, and manufacturing make use of office trailers. Office trailers are versatile structures that can support diverse requirements, from facilitating clerical operations to supporting sales and customer service. Additionally, office trailers can also be used as a workmen’s shelter where workmen can take breaks and get rejuvenated. The number of people that you want to be accommodated is a guiding factor in determining the size and type of an office trailer. Ideally, you should allow 100-150 square feet of area per individual and typically, a trailer may range in size from 8’ x 16’ (suitable for one person) to 24’ x 64’ (accommodates 10 people). You may not wish to pay more for additional space, but you will definitely want to ensure maximum employee comfort and hence, it is always good to opt for bigger trailers that can accommodate employees comfortably.
The duration of use determines the amenities that you need and the size that you should opt for. If you need a trailer for only a few weeks or if you need to shift from one site to the other frequently, you should go for an easy-to-transport office trailer that has few amenities. However, if you intend to use an office trailer for a long term, make sure your office trailer looks more like an original brick-and-mortar building and features modern amenities.