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Springfield’s complete guide to modular buildings

Springfield’s complete guide to modular buildings

With over four decades of experience, Springfield is an industry veteran when it comes to everything modular. Modular buildings are a huge part of our service and as such we understand their importance for the future of the construction sector. We also recognise that some of our potential clients may not completely understand what a modular building actually is. In this vein we thought we’d put together a guide to modular buildings: what they are and how they will aid in the development of your business.

What is a modular building?

A modular building is a sectional structure which consists of individual units which are connected on site. The units may form complete rooms or parts of rooms, and are manufactured individually offsite in our ISO-approved warehouse.

As experts in our field, it can be easy for us to discuss the various types of buildings we produce. But to avoid any potential confusion, there are some unique differences a modular building has in comparison to other types. A modular building consists of two or more ‘modules’ which are assembled to create a large single or multi-storey building. In comparison, a prefabricated building consists of factory-made components of one building which are delivered to your site and erected.

What are the advantages of a modular building?

Paired with our turnkey service, choosing a modular building for your business has an array of advantages. Due to the fact each modular unit is manufactured in our warehouse, we offer an unrivalled level of flexibility in what your final building will look like. Our fantastic team strive to meet every requirement, finding the perfect combination of materials and design by building a long-lasting relationship with each client.

Parallel to the customisation available for each client, our offsite techniques also have significant advantages in itself. As we are not affected by weather conditions, the construction of your modular building is significantly faster compared to the use of traditional methods. With the increase of speed comes a decrease in overall cost, in addition to the fact that we would only need to be on site for a matter of days to make the final instillation of the build. For a quick and efficient method to expand your business, choosing a modular building is a fantastic solution.

How to prepare before your modular building is delivered?

Springfield supplies modular buildings to a wide range of sectors. From classrooms and nurseries to offices and healthcare facilities, the versatility of modular buildings means it can provide an expansive solution for almost any challenge. There are however certain preparations which must be met before a modular building is delivered. One of the most important of these is planning permission - all modular buildings require planning permission. A client must also have suitable foundations to accommodate the building. Although this may vary depending on the onsite service, this is an important requirement.

The fantastic part of our turnkey service is that we are willing to get all of these prerequisites sorted on your behalf. From planning permission to inspecting your site, building a relationship with each client allows us to find out where you need our help and how we can provide it. If you would like to find out more about the services we offer, check out our website or call 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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