How Renting A Unit Provides Flexibility To Your Workplace

If you need flexibility in your workplace, a temporary unit could prove a welcome addition to your business. Finding a flexible solution to adapt space within your business may feel like an overwhelming task, but there are plenty of options available to you.

Containerised units, for example, are a simple way to add flexibility to your workplace. Units can be hired so provide a cost-effective solution that can be delivered to your workplace quickly and efficiently.

Low Start-up Cost

Buying a container outright can be costly and it’s understandable that businesses may not have the immediate funds to buy a container when they need it. Hiring a unit is an alternative, cost-effective solution to increase space onsite.

The cost of hire will vary depending on a few factors. Naturally, the length of time you rent the unit will impact the costs – it goes without saying that the longer you have the container the more it will cost! However, you may be able to benefit from a lower prorated cost for longer-term hires. In any case, if you only need your container for a few weeks or months, hiring is the most cost-effective method.

However, it is worth bearing in mind that if you’re planning on making your unit a permanent fixture and hiring over many years, purchasing the unit will make much more financial sense, especially given some companies, like us here at S Jones Containers, offer buyback, meaning you can sell your unit back to us once you no longer need it.

Your Rental Period Lasts As Long As You Need It

You may only need storage at certain times of the year. Renting a unit means you can create additional storage space as and when you need it.

Many businesses may not need large storage units for the entire year. Purchasing containers can be expensive – especially if they are sat empty for the majority of the year. If you only need storage for a short period of time, a hire container makes much more sense for your requirements.

Construction or renovation projects can similarly benefit from a hired container. The unit can be delivered straight to site when work begins allowing tools and equipment to be stored inside securely. To increase safety measures, the unit can be locked with a CISA Security Container Padlock or a purpose-built lock box, such as our Contain-A-Lock padlock protector shroud. Once the construction work is done and the project completed, the container can be collected and returned to the hire company.

Customisation Opportunities

A hired container does have limited customisation opportunities. If you need a customised temporary building, a modular unit offers an economical solution to creating flexibility within your business (though this is not something we offer for hire).

Modular buildings are customisable in both size and layout. They are readily modified, so no matter whether you need a single room or an expansive open plan site, a modular unit can be configured to suit your needs. Alterations can easily be made to a modular unit and all work is carried out onsite, so there is no disruption to your business during fabrication of the building.

There are both new and used modular buildings available which provides a cost-effective choice to suit your business needs. Similar to a converted shipping container, modular buildings can remain onsite for as little or as long as the business needs it.

Additional Office Space, Storage and More!

The type of hired unit you lease will depend on what it will be used for. If you need additional temporary storage space, a hired container would be your best option. Containers are strong, durable, portable, and available in a range of sizes to suit your storage needs. Containers from S Jones are sold as wind and water tight, so whether you’re storing tools, equipment, or excess stock, you will have peace of mind that it is safely secured inside the unit.

If it’s flexible office space that you need, a modular unit may be a more suitable solution. A modular building can be used to extend an existing office, or can be a standalone office block. Investing in a permanent construction can be costly and disruptive to a site, while a modular office offers flexible, portable, and customisable space to suit your needs.

If you’re interested in renting a container for your workplace, speak to our experienced team at S Jones Containers. With over 40 years of knowledge and experience in the sale, hire and conversion of storage solutions, we can recommend the best solution for your business needs.

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