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How to Find Portable Storage Buildings in Your Budget

  • by   Elite Portables
  • 11 Oct 2022
  • Blog

At Elite Portables, we offer a diverse range of portable buildings for sale, with sizes to suit different applications and budgets. Enjoy affordability without compromising on quality with portable buildings by our experts in Queensland. Below, we offer some tips on finding affordable portable buildings that fit your needs. 


Determine Your Budget 

Before browsing portable buildings for sale, start by determining exactly how much you have or are willing to spend. Some of the factors that influence cost include the quality of the materials, size of portable buildings, design layout and any features such as a modern kitchen and bathroom. Don’t make the mistake of focusing only on upfront cost.  

Consider the long term value of portable storage buildings you look at, understanding that a cheap option can cost you more down the track through maintenance, repairs and replacement. This is especially true when looking for portable buildings that must withstand harsh weather conditions such as coastal air or heavy rain. It’s best to invest in quality materials and workmanship from the start. 


Delivery Method 

How portable storage buildings get delivered to your property is another aspect that can influence cost. Some manufacturers may fully construct the structure before delivering it. Others use a flat pack approach where most aspects of the structure are complete and simply pieced together once on site. Generally speaking, the less work required on-site at your property, the lower the cost.  


Materials Used in Portable Buildings  

Quality of materials contribute to both the upfront and long term costs of portable storage buildings. For reliable, long term performance in harsh Australian conditions, steel is a great option. At Elite Portables, we utilise a steel skid base for our portable buildings along with a steel frame and Colorbond steel cladding and roofing. Our experienced team has found that using steel materials is the best option in terms of providing affordable portable buildings that stand the test of time. 


Style and Design 

Many people want their portable building designs to look good and blend in with other structures on your property as well as the surrounding environment. The interior design will also need to suit the purpose of the building. You may want to match the colours and exterior finish of the building to suit the style of your primary residence. At Elite Portable, we happily accommodate any customisations including adjusting the interior and exterior design of your portable building to ensure it fits in well once installed.  



The right sized portable building will depend on your needs, meaning it may be one of the aspects of your investment you can least control or compromise on. Consider precisely how much space you need, how much available space is on your property, what you need the portable storage space for and whether a manufacturer can cater to the dimensions you need. To explore our range of portable buildings by size, check out our price guide. 


Contact Us for Portable Buildings for Sale Across Australia 

Elite Portables is a portable buildings design and construction company based in Toowoomba, Queensland that services Australia wide and overseas. To get started on building your affordable, portable home, granny flat, office or work building, contact us today.  

Getting started is easy, check out our Price Guide

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