• 40+ years experience
    Industry experts
  • Bespoke buildings
    Tailored portable units
  • High quality at great value
    Made in the UK

Portable Cabin Hire vs. Purchase

Portable Cabin Hire vs. Purchase

Portable cabins are extremely versatile buildings and therefore can be applied to a multitude of business uses. From offices to classrooms or healthcare to sports facilities, portable cabins are flexible spaces with many customisable features. This extends to choosing your own layout, windows, internal finishes, external fascia, cladding and roofing, ensuring your portable building is tailor-made for you. Plus, as stated in the name, you can easily move them too!

If you don’t already know, our article explains the differences between portable, modular and jackleg buildings.

Why hire a portable cabin?

If you are looking for a portable cabin to hire, you are in the right place. At Springfield, we offer a wide variety of portable and modular cabins for hire and purchase. Choosing a portable cabin for your project comes with many benefits, but hiring one comes with its own specific perks. The primary benefits of hiring a portable cabin are that it’s a very cost-effective solution and has an extremely fast turnaround time from order to delivery. We have a vast range of buildings in stock and ready to go now, meaning your temporary portable cabin can be with you within days of your order, at a fraction of the price of buying a portable cabin or commissioning a traditional build. Another fantastic advantage to hiring is that your building can be extended, reconfigured or relocated with ease.

At Springfield, we have a versatile fleet of hirable buildings. The Springfield fleet is comprised of a variety of building types that have been produced by our expert team in our ISO-approved workshop, meaning they are built using the highest quality materials and attention to detail. You may think that hiring a building limits you to a pre-configured structure, however, this is  not always the case. In many situations we  can customise and reconfigure our pre-owned cabins to meet your specific business needs, or better still create brand new cabin layouts tailor-made to suit your business.

There are two main contract options when hiring a portable cabin - short-term and long-term hire. Hiring a portable building can satisfy both a short-term need, with a hiring period of at least three months, or a long-term need with the option to hire a building for up to 20 years. If you decide you want to keep your building longer than your chosen contract period, you also have the option to move onto a rolling contract too. We’ll work with you to create a contract best suited to your business and project requirements. Find out more about how easy it is to hire a portable building in our article.

Visit our Hiring Portable and Modular Buildings page for more information on the hiring process and why to hire from Springfield.

Buying a portable cabin

If you are looking for more of a long-term solution and would prefer to own your portable cabin, you can choose to have your very own brand new, bespoke portable cabin built. Alternatively, you can also choose from a selection of pre-owned and used portable cabins too. With a variety of used portable buildings on offer, it’s likely you will be able to find something perfect for your project, and if not, we can work with you to help create the perfect solution for you.

Buying your building means you won’t have the continuing overhead of a hiring fee, and you will be able to do anything you see fit with your portable building. This may include relocating it, customising it further, reconfiguring it, extending it, or recouping some of your initial outlay by selling it as an asset when selling your business.

We take a unique approach to the buying process of portable buildings and have dedicated project managers assigned from your first call. Visit our Buying Modular and Portable Buildings page for more information on your buying options and the purchasing process when buying from Springfield.

If you would like to discuss hiring or buying a portable building, please do contact us or give us a call on 01744 851958.

Why choose Springfield


We have over 40 years’ experience in the portable building industry and know the best way to produce high-quality affordable buildings that meet everyone’s differing needs.

Made in the UK

We are proud of our buildings which are designed, sourced and built in the UK by our on-site dedicated teams.


Our on-site design and production allow us to create your building to your exact specifications - both inside and outside.


Our buildings are manufactured to last, and our building process means that there is less waste than with traditional building methods

Value for money

Our high-quality materials and production methods mean we can offer you great quality modular builds at an exceptional value.

Buy or hire

We give you the option to either buy or hire your building, depending on your needs. We also offer open-ended contracts so you can have more flexibility. 

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

Springfield Mobile Ltd
Unit 2, 12 Abbotsfield Road,
St Helens,

Tel: 01744 851958

Fax: 01744 811565

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