House building made by pre fabricated parts

Top 5 Questions About A Portable Office Building

A portable office building made of insulated wall panels makes sense for many industries. Assembled on a moveable base, these temporary structures create a quiet, efficient work space that can be easily dismantled and relocated when its useful purpose is complete. Most often seen on job sites in the construction industry, a portable office building can also be used as a moveable classroom or set up ad hoc health centres for today’s testing and vaccination clinics.

Instead of constructing a new building every time, insulated panel building systems can be quickly designed, created, delivered and installed using Rockwall™ Fire Rated Wall Panels and Isowall® Insulated Wall Panels from our Canadian firm, Structural Panels, Inc. The advantages of using SPI insulated panel building systems for a portable office building include:

  • Cost-effective
  • Energy-efficient
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Quiet and comfortable
  • Easily customized to site plan
  • High-quality and durable
  • Projects of any size
  • Interior and exterior panels
  • Walls and ceilings

How Insulated Wall Panels Improve a Portable Office Building

Insulated wall panels from Structural Panels, Inc. create a comfortable and adaptable work environment for any portable office building needs. Common questions include:

Q: How long will a portable office building with insulated wall panels last?

A: Although it may be tempting to just “throw together” a shanty at a job site, it could actually end up costing you money in the long run. The beauty of using SPI insulated panel building systems is that they can have a useful life of 20-30 years, given proper maintenance, and can be moved from site to site.


Q: How long does it take to get insulated wall panels for a portable office building?

A: SPI has a substantial production facility about an hour and a half east of Toronto along Highway 401 on Lake Ontario. Our standard processing time is normally 2-3 weeks from the date the purchase order is signed and returned to us. We do manual scheduling, which often allows us to make changes to manufacturing based on urgency. If you need your panels more quickly than the standard 2-3 week processing window, please let us know.


Q: When should I purchase a portable office building for my business?

A: You should consider purchasing a portable office building if you have a need that will exist for a long time, want a custom design and features, and want to retain ownership rather than making payments.


Q: Can I customize my portable office building?

A: Yes. SPI can work with you to customize a portable office building to your exact specifications. Many options are available to create an environment specific to your needs.

With over 35 years of experience, Structural Panels Inc. (SPI) is an all-Canadian manufacturer of high-quality insulated wall panels that are designed for walls, partitions, dividers, ceilings, and portable office buildings. Custom-made Rockwall™ and Isowall® insulated wall panels are mould-resistant, mildew-resistant, don’t retain water, and are of no interest to insects, rodents and other small animals. Visit our website at or call 905-372-0195 to discuss your portable office building requirements.