With classroom space at a premium these days, flanked by overcrowding and high costs of construction, it makes sense that many school systems will opt to rent or purchase mobile classrooms to augment their existing space. Overall, mobile classroom costs are far less than traditional ground-up construction costs. In addition to that, the permitting and licensing requirements for using a portable classroom are much less invasive than if you were to hire a contractor to build a new room or building.
That doesn’t mean they’re not built to code. Far from it: they have to meet state and federal safety and code regulations that require the use of bathrooms, fire extinguishers, handicapped accessible ramps, and emergency exits, to name a few.
As a result, mobile classrooms are desirable because they offer flexibility that you can’t readily get with permanent construction. Portable classrooms can be brought to the site pre-assembled and ordered in a variety of sizes and configurations. They can match existing décor of surrounding buildings, and can be up in running in weeks rather than months or years. When delivered, they come fully equipped with all the elements of a real building, from doors and windows to plumbing and wiring.
Mobile classrooms can be moved from site to site if needed, so you’re not locked into that one location forever.
There are many factors that go into mobile classrooms costs. Some of those factors include:
- Customization add-ons
- Square footage
- Size and style
- Timeline for completion
There’s no accurate way to tell, across the board, what mobile classroom costs will be across the country. This will vary by region, manufacturer and specific needs of the buyer. You have a few options when looking at cost: you could rent, lease, buy or rent to own. Mobile classrooms can be as little as $100 to $500 to rent per month, while purchase prices can range drastically from $10,000 to $50,000 and beyond depending on size. In general, mobile classrooms cost between $40 and $200 per square foot.
Be prepared to pay a separate delivery and set-up cost as well, which could hover around $1,000.
The only way to know a definite price is to speak to a qualified dealer or manufacturer. Obtaining a quote on your specific needs will be needed to determine your mobile classroom costs.
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