Investing in a dedicated office space is a milestone step for any business, and finding the perfect space that suits your needs can be a tricky task. Not only does an office need to have a functional layout, but ideally also be versatile and adapt as the business grows. A bricks and mortar property can end up being a costly investment, and often lacks the flexibility needed to grow with your business.
One solution is to convert a container into an office. Converting a unit is an ideal solution to creating a workspace that is flexible, portable, and cost-effective.
Time To Construct
A permanent brick structure takes time to build, and the lead time can increase if there are unexpected issues onsite. Construction work can also disrupt other employees onsite, which can be a huge inconvenience to the day to day running of a business.
In comparison to a permanent brick and mortar office building, converted units are quicker to construct. A storage unit is essentially a steel box, therefore benefits from the solid structure being in place already, removing the need to build a structure from scratch.
Any other modifications, such as installing windows or adding electrical points, can be carried out in a short amount of time off-site at a conversion supplier’s facilities. Additionally, the exterior can be customised with a repaint or cladding so it blends into the surroundings when it’s positioned.
Another option for when you need an office building put into place quickly is a modular building. They are prefabricated to your specifications and can then be quickly assembled on-site and easily relocated.
Containers are not only easy to deliver to a site, but they also benefit from being portable. A converted container office can be moved around once onsite to suit the requirements of the business at any given time using a forklift or crane truck. In a scenario where you need to move the location of your business, a container office can easily be moved and delivered to a different address – something that would prove impossible for a permanent brick structure!
Alternatively, if you need an office in a location that is difficult to access, a flat-pack modular office could be the perfect solution. As this type of office unit is delivered flat-packed, it’s easy to assemble, dismantle and move to new locations.
Additionally they do not require the use of heavy vehicles or specialist machinery, so they can be easily transported wherever they are needed. Thanks to their design, they can be disassembled many times without compromising the integrity of the structure.
Cost Effective Solution
Containers and modular buildings are a cost-effective way to create an office. A bricks and mortar office structure not only lacks flexibility in terms of layout but is also expensive, and needs budget allocating to labour and material costs.
If you plan on leasing office space, paying rent is costly and will drive up the total cost of running your office. Buying a permanent building often isn’t an option for smaller businesses, or those with unpredictable cash flow.
It is worth bearing in mind that the cost of the converted unit depends on the final fit out. Examples of additional costs include electrical fit out, interior linings and insulation, lighting, and utility access points.
Our Container Office Experts
At S Jones Containers, our expert conversion team has years of experience in converting units. We can manufacture and deliver fully insulated, furnished units wherever your business needs them.
Our expert team will work to your specifications and requirements to deliver the best possible space for your business.
All units can be provided fully equipped with electricity and modern fittings in both single or multi-storey blocks, making our offices a great solution to providing an efficient workspace that will support any new or existing business.
Alternatively, we can provide your workplace with a modular office building. Modular units have individual floor layouts, and can be adapted, extended or expanded when needed. This is perfect for creating a flexible space with multiple different room sizes. Modular office units are assembled and fit-out with comfort and flexibility in mind, so your employees can work comfortably in the space.
If you’re interested in a container or modular unit to create an office, speak to our experienced team at S Jones Containers who can recommend the best solution for your business needs.