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Permanent vs portable modular buildings

by Deepak Bhardwaj Digital Marketing Expert

When deciding between the permanent vs portable modular structure, one must take into the account of each building type and construction process. They both are constructed to serve a different purpose. Deciding that if you need permanent or temporary building will depend on your budget, long term needs, architectural design requirements and material used. 

By choosing a porta cabin for your next building project can significantly reduce your costs and time in which you can get the completed building. The portable building construction is much faster than conventional brick buildings. When you choose the modular building your new building is different from the traditionally built structure. You can select the modular construction materials and longevity of the modular building will be same as conventional construction. 

Purpose of building

A portable building can be used for a number of building purposes. You can use this structure in the areas prone to natural disasters, where erecting such building is advantageous for housing and medical facilities. These types of cabins are also an excellent addition to the schools for classroom purposes to accommodate the number of growing students. Other places where you can use potable cabins are mobile showrooms, sales centres, and construction site offices.

Intended life of the cabins service

Permanent structure lasts for decades whereas potable structure is only erected to serve a specific purpose for a few years or months. 

Installing and relocation of the structure

Potable cabins as the name suggest can be easily relocated to any other location. They can be dismantled, assembled, loaded into a truck and transferred to a new site. This feature of such cabins makes it easy for people to relocate to a new place several times. 

Permanent buildings are not made for relocation. One set on the location, they are tied to that place just like conventional building. 

Cost of relocation

Potable cabins cost less than permanent buildings. It is easier to acquire, rent and lease portable cabins. On the other hand, permanent cabins are more expensive, and typically needs to be purchased. 

Portable cabins are relocatable, therefore are typically not permanently affixed to real estate. That's why portable cabins are not considered to be the personal property of an individual or a group of individuals. 

Architectural Design

Regarding architectural design and aesthetic appeal, porta cabin construction offers not many options. Typically, they have a pre-designed layout and less option available for customisation. 

In the case of permanent cabins, you can get customisation option to finish your architectural specifications. You have many options for the design and materials for the permanent cabin. 

Both the cabins can take square footage specified and easy to expand. The beauty of a permanent building is that modularity disappears, and the building’s owner will not be able to tell how it was built.

Building Materials

Both of the permanent and temporary structures are made mostly of concrete and steel, in addition to wood.

Porta Cabins India has been constructing multiple steel structures in different geographies locations. 


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Created on Feb 6th 2019 06:14. Viewed 101 times.

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