Need More Office Space? How About an In-Plant Office?
Authored by Pat McAssey
September 24, 2013
A modular office space or in plant office is a cost effective solution and a customizable way to add offices to your storage facility. It is a great way to make the most out of an already existing space, while saving money when compared to costly conventional renovations. Traditional construction of a new office area can cost as much as double the amount it would to assemble an in-plant office
. In-plant offices can be used for any type of office setting, including lunch rooms, computer rooms, break rooms, conference rooms, bathrooms, etc.
Some of the other major benefits include:
Easy to assemble
Easy to Assemble – Depending on the size and the complexity of the design, and in plant office can be assembled within just a week. They can be purchased with a pre-designed layout, or they can be customized to work around certain obstacles within your storage or material handling facility.
Flexible – ASI sells new and used in plants that use a modular construction method. This means that the office can be reconfigured, disassembled, and moved to a new location extremely quickly. This allows for your office space to grow with your business, because in the future you may require more desks, partitions, etc.
Tax savings – Used and new in-plant offices qualify for accelerated depreciation over seven years instead of the typical 39.5 years, which will result in a tax savings of about 32%. In most situations, an in-plant is considered equipment, instead of an improvement to the property. An improvement to the property raises the value of that property, meaning more has to be paid in taxes. Equipment is considered a capital asset because it has a useful life of more than one year. Capital assets can be deducted against gross income, which lessens your tax burden for that year.
Does your storage facility or warehouse have high ceilings? If so, and if that space isn’t already being utilized, you can always install an in-plant office on top of a mezzanine. This will effectively add a floor to an already existing structure, and allow for a “bird’s eye” view of the facility. The area below the mezzanine can be utilized as additional storage space or more offices.
Modular in plant offices are code compliant, meaning they meet fire codes and other building standards. They are a safe and cost effective solution to expanding the amount of offices your facility is capable of housing.
ASI sells both used and new in-plant offices, and we provide design layouts and installation services. We will recommend the most effective layout based on your specific office space needs. In plant offices are cost efficient solutions to your current and future office space needs. Give our knowledgeable sales staff a call today, they will happily work with you to choose the ideal layout for your application.