Modular Construction

Leasing Versus Purchasing Portable Buildings

Thinking of renting or buying a portable building in Sydney or Canberra? The choice between renting a portable building and buying a new building is usually made based on the length of time the building will be required. If you are looking for a long term solution, with the benefit of your own asset, then you need a modular builder who can custom build your portable building. The benefit is that every portable building is customised to your own specifications: so you can select the colour, size, fit outs and features to suit your needs. You still enjoy all the transportable benefits of a building that can be relocated to a new site.

Where you are looking for temporary portable building hire, BlueSky Modular Buildings can connect you to reputable hire companies who  lease out our high quality portable buildings. You can select from a range of options and buildings to suit your needs, from temporary site offices to classrooms, to ablutions and bathrooms. We suggest that you speak with the hire company and request more information about the age and condition of the building, to ensure that the building you receive is in good condition. We only recommend reputable hire companies, to avoid you being caught with a highly dated, weathered and poorly maintained leased portable building for your site. We work with hire companies who maintain the high standards of quality and workmanship that we do here at BlueSky Modular Buildings. Our contacts will help ensure you recieve a high quality leased portable building.

If you are considering a portable building rental – make sure you run the numbers against purchasing to ensure you are getting the best deal. You may also like to consider the long term value of a portable building. You could choose to purchase the building, and then sell the asset later if your needs change. You may find the building has retained much of the purchased value and this helps to offset the purchase price. Make sure you ask your accountant if a purchase rather than lease would make sense for your business. With record low-interest rates, you may even find a finance option for your building that maintains your cashflow while still helping meet your needs for a new building.

When you purchase a portable building, it is customised for your needs and is supplied new. If you choose to rent a building, you may find that the building has wear and tear and doesn’t present as well as a new building. New buildings are covered by warranty, with brand new wiring, plumbing, floor coverings etc. New portable buildings remove the worry that your building may be worn out, having been transported to multiple sites, or exposed to harsh conditions over an extended period of time.

You may find that purchasing your own portable building provides longer-term benefits – they are low maintenance, durable, and highly flexible. Portable buildings can be expanded as your needs change, with the addition of extra modules. You can also relocate the building anytime – our steel frame construction is built to last, and can travel long distances when needed.

Did you know that you can purchase a large portable building for less than $30,000? If you are an eligible business you may find you can qualify for the instant asset write off being offered by the ATO which has been extended. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to secure the extra space you need for your business, with the associated tax benefits of purchasing an asset. Why not speak to our team today for an estimate, and then talk to your accountant about how you can make a portable building work for your business.

If you need any advice or guidance on choosing the right portable building for your business, we would be happy to chat anytime.

We can’t offer financial advice, but we can help with your portable building needs – so please contact us today for a free estimate!

Customisable Options

Security Upgrades

Upgrade the security of your modular building with locking bars for doors and window grills.

  • Demountable Building - Lunchroom
  • Security Window Grill Bars
  • Airconditioned Site Office
  • Site shed


Flexible options to add staff amenities such as kitchenettes.

  • Kitchenette in Demountable Building

Colourbond Colours

Choose from single or two-toned Colourbond colours to suit exisiting buildings.

  • Commercial Modular Building
  • Demountable classroom
  • Site shed
  • Site shed


Range of floor coverings including commercial carpet tiles and heavy duty vinyl.

  • Demountable classroom interior
  • Site Office Interior
  • Interior demountable classroom


Include amenities such as toilets, showers and change room facilities.

  • Ablution Block
  • Portable Disabled Ablution Block
  • Sink and mirror in portable bathroom
  • Upgraded vanity and sink in portable toilet building
  • Portable Ablution Block

Decking and Ramps

Increase available space by adding a hardwood deck – covered with an awning for shelter.

  • Demountable OOSH classroom
  • Site Shed with Verandah
  • Exterior of Macarthur Girls High School
  • Site Shed with Verandah

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We offer free no-obligation quotes for all portable building projects. We will help you customise the right building to suit your needs.


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We may need to conduct a site inspection if an installation location difficult terrain or limited access. If a site inspection is required, we will arrange a suitable time to meet within 24 hours. This will help us cost the project accurately.