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Alternative solutions for business accommodation

WHERE NEXT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

There are many advantages for running a business from home, such as savings on travel time and costs and being able to set the costs of the accommodation against tax.

YOUR OPTIONS: THE PROS AND CONS

Extensions and adaptations to existing dwellings or premises

  • Increases the value of the estate and custom-designed to provide a permanent new space
  • Not always feasible and can be expensive, disruptive and needing planning permission
  • Not all businesses are permitted to operate from home

Garden buildings

  • Attractive option if you have a large garden and planning permission is not usually required
  • Requires maintenance and may require special insulation for permanent use

Serviced offices and workshops

  • Professional, flexible, serviced accommodation with no start-up costs
  • Rents can be expensive and options are limited 
  • Involves travel time

Converted shipping containers

  • Designed for cargo, not for business use – have to be substantially adapted to provide permanent business or staff accommodation
  • Self-build, on-site projects vulnerable to weather and site conditions

MAC purpose-built container homes: the automatic choice

  • Designed, specified and built entirely off site
  • Custom-built: you decide on the layout, fixtures, fittings, décor and access and security systems, according to your budget. Personalising your space
  • Fixed price: variety of layouts and sizes starting from £12,995 (+VAT) for a temporary dwelling and £34,995 (+VAT) for a permanent premises compliant with building regulations. Prices and Sizes
  • Delivered and installed in 12 weeks, anywhere in the UK, ready to move into. Delivery options
  • Planning permission isnot usually required, except for protected buildings and landscape
  • Small footprint and modular capabilities (linking and stacking) maximise available land
  • No site preparation required and able to occupy sites unsuitable for brick-built developments