20 Feb What is that Office Inside a Warehouse Called?
“If you have a forklift or a pallet jack then it is usually a pretty easy, relatively speaking, job to move it from one place to another. If you decide that you want to move your modular office to the other side of the warehouse then it can be done sometimes in a few hours or less.”
The name of an office in a warehouse is called a modular office. It is true unless you are thinking about building onto your existing warehouse structure. If you are then it would be called an office. However, if you were just looking for an office you probably would not be here. It is highly likely that what you are looking for is a modular office for your warehouse. You probably have a few questions that you want to be answered before you make the decision if you want one for your warehouse. A wise decision because a commitment to getting a modular office should never be taken lightly. We will try to answer some of the most common questions that we hear people ask before they get one of these for their business.
One of the questions that a lot of people ask is if the modular office can be moved after it is placed. The answer is yes. A modular office is a great idea for most businesses because you can move it anywhere you need as your business grows or its needs change. You are not tied to one spot in your warehouse. The only caveat is that you have to be wary of existing amenities that may get in way of moving the modular office into the new space where you want it. However, if you have a forklift or a pallet jack then it is usually a pretty easy, relatively speaking, job to move it from one place to another. If you decide that you want to move your modular office to the other side of the warehouse then it can be done sometimes in a few hours or less. It really depends on what your modular office is designed to do at that moment. Obviously, if you have a lot of equipment in the modular office then it might take longer. It is because you will have to transport all of that over to the new area before you can begin working.
“The fact that the modular office inside your warehouse is not connected to the building means that it has an effect on how the permitting process works for this particular amenity… The permit process is not as involved as it would be if it was attached to a building in most places.”
The fact that you can move a modular office anywhere you want almost at the drop of a hat is the reason that it is called a modular office. The modular office was made to break down into a much easier format so you can place it where ever you need. Again, if you have a forklift or a pallet jack and then you should be able to move it quickly. It is unlike other offices you could build in your warehouse because those, generally, will be attached to the building. A modular office is not attached to the building which gives it the freedom of movement and the ability to change with your business as needed.
Of course, the fact that the modular office inside your warehouse is not connected to the building means that it has an effect on how the permitting process works for this particular amenity. In fact, the fact that it is not attached to a building means that the permit process is not as involved as it would be if it was attached to a building in most places. It would be remiss to say that every area does not have as much of a permit process for a modular office but we can say, in most areas, that it is far less because you are not adding to the structure of the building. There are other things to consider such as some places that may want seismic calculations and/or testing done on the modular office in order to approve it for your use. However, that could be the same for every other apparatus you may have in your warehouse. The fact remains that a modular office is going to cause you less trouble then adding to the buildings existing structures. It will also allow you to be flexible as you will be able to place the office wherever you deem appropriate.
Do you need an office inside your warehouse? If you do need one then a modular office inside your warehouse is probably the best way to go. It will give you the flexibility of being able to move it at a moment’s notice if necessary. You can give us a call at 503-447-1284 to talk about getting one of these for your business. You can also read more about it in this modular office link.