When it comes to choosing a mobile office trailer, you may be surprised to learn that there are a number of different amenities that you can add to base models to fully customize them to support your employees' needs. Construction workers have the highest rates of job satisfaction across all industries; in part, this is due to the relationships they have with superiors and the physical resources they have available at job sites. Making sure everyone is comfortable helps boost productivity, ensuring business gets taken care of no matter where you are. Check out these four ways you can turn a temporary trailer into a multi-functional workspace.
Most mobile office trailers will have an option for either a heating or cooling system; depending on your location and time of year, you may only need a simple solution like an air conditioner installed through the wall. If you need heat, you'll likely have a choice between propane or electrical.
For real comfort, you can also get a model of office trailer that has a central HVAC system already installed. That means you can easily adjust temperature settings to make sure that your employees are always comfortable.
Of course, you'll also want to take into consideration the insulation you'll need to keep your costs low -- remember that your trailer won't be as well insulated as a permanent structure.
You'll need to have a bathroom on-site, and many trailers even have the option of connecting to local water and sewer. You can customize your bathroom to be ADA-compliant for employees or if you are open to the public. You can also access a range of customizable options, such as granite countertops and upgraded light fixtures.
If you don't want to outfit an entire restroom setup, smaller mobile offices also have the option of chemical toilets.
Additional features that may be useful for your mobile office are those required for day-to-day business. Storage is a major factor for mobile offices on job sites, and many trailers can easily be outfitted to suit your needs. Additionally, you'll need to factor in what kinds of equipment you'll have, so that you can make sure there are proper phone and Internet connections.
Of course, furniture like desks, chairs, and file cabinets can also be added to your mobile office trailer, ensuring you always have a place to take care of business.
The exterior of your trailer may not matter if you simply need a central place to work on a construction site, but if you're hosting clients, you may want something that looks a little nicer than standard options.
For the exterior, steps are required in order to comply with government safety regulations, but they can be customized to be more visually pleasing. Because your trailer may be situated on cinder blocks in order to stabilize it, you may want to consider additional design elements like covering the base of the trailer with a "skirt," which can help it look like a more permanent structure. You may even be surprised by some of the options available that will transform mobile office trailers, from roof shingles to vinyl or wood siding.
Whether you need a solution for the long term or the short term, customizing mobile office trailers can be one of the most effective ways of ensuring the happiness of your employees and maximum efficiency. If you're ready to get started, contact us today to learn about available options.