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  • 5 Things to consider before renting a modular trailer

    If you haven’t rented a temporary space before, whether it’s for a special event or a typical construction site, you may have many questions when it comes to determining what you might need. To make an informed decision about the type of building you need, and to expedite the process, be prepared with this information about your project.

    1. lead time

    While renting and buying a modular unit seems fairly straight forward, it’s a good idea to give yourself about two weeks of lead time. Even though it’s possible to get the building in a couple of days from the time of order, delivery time depends on fleet availability and whether or not the unit has already been serviced.


    2. Accessibility, in and out of site

    Every work site is different, some with wide open spaces and others with limited accessibility. You may have a piece of land between two buildings that a unit would fit snugly into, but factor in the size of the truck transporting the unit, and that space may not seem so big anymore. Before you confirm the size of unit you need, consider this: a skid unit should be the size of the space minus 100 feet, give or take, to allow for the deck, the truck and turning radius at the time of delivery and pickup.

    If a wheeled trailer is being delivered, there is a little more maneuverability for installation. Special accommodations can always be made to fit into those tight spaces, like using a crane or other pieces of equipment. In addition, the property should be level, compact and accessible by the time of delivery.


    3. Size

    You may not be sure about the exactly size of the unit that you’ll need to accommodate your event or workforce efficiently. To help you determine the best solution, have on hand information about the number of employees who will be working at the site, the number of offices required and the square footage needed per person. The size of the property that the units will occupy is also important. These considerations will help determine the optimal size of the unit for maximum cost efficiency.


    4. Permits

    Building permits may be required for your project, so it helps to know the location of the units on the site, their intended use, and the size of the building to determine the amount of work that will be done onsite.


    5. Furniture and other add-ons

    Before you flip through office supply catalogues, ask about our furniture and accessories options. Some of our units come with steps, or we can build the stairs and ramps to ensure accessibility. We can also supply skirting, furniture, and water and sewage tanks for the duration of the rental.


    Of course, there is more to discover in the process, but familiarizing yourself with these items for your project helps to make the process easier. Consult our sales teams for any other questions you may have.