A quick guide for buying modular buildings

If you are looking for modular buildings for sale, you might not know where to start. To help, we want to offer a quick guide to ensure you cover all the important points. It will give you the best chance of getting the right building for your needs.

Lots of products

The first thing to keep in mind is there is a surprising amount of different products here. The buildings can vary massively in a number of key ways, including size, specification, and quality. This also has an impact on the price.

Be clear on what you want

Before you can settle on what product to choose, you need to be absolutely sure of what you need. The best thing to do is ask yourself questions and build a brief. Some of the things you should look at include:

  • The use or uses
  • What kind of capacity you need
  • What kind of facilities users will require
  • Will the building be temporary or permanent?

Site conditions

In addition, you must think about access and installation. You need to look at the site beforehand and ensure you plan for anything that could become an obstacle to delivery and installing the buildings.

You also need to look at the ground conditions. The cabins usually only require basic foundations, but if the ground isn’t level or has other issues such as poor compaction, it may require more groundwork before the buildings arrive.


The brief you create will then help you to decide on a suitable design. Here you can settle on the layout, aesthetics, and specifications. Make sure you look at things like electrics, plumbing, and heating too.

Lead time

Your needs will play a role in how long it takes to get your cabin. You may find there are already modular buildings for sale that will work for you. If that is the case, you save a huge amount of time and only generally have to wait for delivery and installation. This could be a matter of days depending on the location.

However, if you have very specific needs, you may need to have a building made from scratch. Depending on the manufacturer, this can take weeks or a few months. For example, some can have lead times of 4-6 weeks.

Planning permission

A final thing to keep in mind here is you may need planning permission. It is a good idea to look at this as far in advance as possible. The best time is generally after you have an idea of the design. You can then adapt it if there are any issues that would prevent you from getting approval.

Talk to us and look at our modular buildings for sale

S&S Site Services can help clients to find the perfect buildings for all kinds of needs. We have a wealth of experience, including working with cabins from an array of manufacturers. As a result, we can provide exceptional solutions to install, adapt, and refurbish them. We also now offer sales too, with a regularly changing selection.

So, if you are searching for modular buildings for sale, start off by having a look at what we have to offer. We are happy to provide advice and recommendations.