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

Should You Buy Or Hire Your Modular Building?

Should you buy or hire your modular building?

Christmas is here, and although purchasing a modular building may not be on the top of your list, it could be the perfect gift for a growing business. Acquiring a modular building is a fantastic way to increase space at an affordable price. Choosing to go modular is also a great option if you need to meet a quick deadline. The question therefore is not should I choose a modular building, but whether to buy or hire one.

Much like the customisation available on our buildings, we offer our clients a variety of ways in which a modular building can be acquired. In a brief overview, your options are split between buying a modular building or hiring one. To help those who may be undecided, we lay out the advantages of both options.

What are the benefits of hiring a modular building?

Hiring a modular building is the perfect solution for you if time is of the essence. At Springfield we have a vast range of portable buildings available for immediate hire. By providing an immediate space solution, hiring a modular building is perfect for a business looking to quickly solve their space issue at a competitive price.

The customisation on offer to our clients is what sets Springfield apart from our competition. Our clients can opt for either a client-based contract- where the client decides the contract period, which can be anywhere between three months and five years. Alternatively, an open-ended contract can be chosen; a contract with no fixed length, and the client notifies us when they’re finished with the building so we can arrange to collect it. Although hiring a building is primarily tailored for the short-term, the flexibility of the contracts available allow for a more permanent solution if necessary.

When prospective clients first talk to us, we discuss the options best for them. If you want to find out more about hiring a modular building visit our website.

Are there more advantages if I buy a modular building?

The obvious advantage of buying your modular building as opposed to hiring it, is your business will own it outright. Typically, clients who are in the market to buy their building have specific requirements in mind. All of the buildings we manufacture here at Springfield are fully customisable from the building exterior cladding options to internal finishes, which can be mixed and matched to meet their parameters.

As the components for the modular buildings are constructed in our ISO-approved warehouse, we would only be onsite for a matter of days to finalise the development. Therefore, buying a modular building is a fantastic choice for those with particular specifications and are in the market for a more permanent solution for their business’s needs. If you want to find out more about buying a building visit our website.

As a Springfield client you are given a dedicated project manager during the entire process of the build, from the conception of your idea, to long after your building has been installed. To find out more, visit our website 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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