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

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How Do You Move A Portable Building?

How Do You Move A Portable Building?

Compared to a traditional building, one of the greatest advantages of modular and portable buildings are that they can be easily moved to wherever you need them – when done correctly by professionals. So that you can have some insight into the process of moving a portable building, we have put this article together.

How Are Portable Buildings Delivered And Installed?

Once the building type you require has been meticulously planned out and constructed off-site, this is the general process that is followed to deliver your new building to your door:

  • After all construction and testing are finalised, your building will first be disconnected from the mains electricity, water and other utilities.
  • Sometimes cabins can be transported whole, but other times it may be that it is best to dismantle modules so that they are in more easily transportable sections. Modular buildings need to dismantled and assembled in a specific order and manner, and failure to do this correctly can be both dangerous and cause serious damage to the building.
  • The next step of the process would be to carefully lift every part of your building by crane onto a trailer, ensuring it is fully secured. It’s vital that everything is loaded and unloaded onto a trailer in the right way, using the right equipment, and secured properly to avoid structural damage during the transport process.
  • Afterwards, your portable building can be transported to the desired location via lorry. They can be delivered all together or in phases, floor by floor or section by section, depending on the type of building. Once delivered, they are offloaded with cranes and hoisted into position ready for installation.
  • Once all parts have been removed from the trailer, your building will be reassembled on site. It will then be reconnected to all the necessary mains and utilities. The on-site coordination between multiple trades is significantly reduced in comparison to traditional builds, and building installation is much easier and repeatable.
  • If the building is hired, this removal process would mirror these steps in order to take the building away.


What To Expect From Springfield

The first time you contact Springfield, you will be appointed a project manager. Your Springfield project manager will walk through all your requirements and work with you to piece together the building you need.

Overseeing the development from start to finish, your project manager will manage every aspect of the construction and installation, right up to handing over the keys - this will include work such as liaising with third parties, working through planning permissions, ground control and connections.

The length of the process will be entirely dependent on whether you are hiring or buying, what type of building you need if you want a bespoke new build or something from our existing stock and when you realistically need it by – but we will arrange all of this with you.

If you’d like some more information on projects we have previously successfully delivered, take a look at our case studiestestimonials and brochure. Or, to get in contact with our expert team for a friendly discussion, give us a call on 01744 851 958, fill out our contact form or request a call back.

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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