Quick, cost effective, robust onside facilities

Considering the total cost and speed it takes to erect one of our “temporary” buildings, the standards we achieve far exceed most expectations.

Cost effective

Quick builds

Exceed expectations

Robust onside facilities

temporary buildings
Called temporary, they rarely are!

Temporary means different things to different people

Our structures can be temporary but almost never are. To us temporary means a lightweight structure i.e. with a PVC roof as opposed to time-limited usage.

The reality is they’re usually in place for many years, even decades, such is the robust design and life expectancy.

Some competitors call these same temporary structures “semi-permanent” simply because they install them for longer.

They are easily relocatable, tolerant of poor surfaces and don’t require preparatory ground-works – we can even install them on broken, uneven, sloping surfaces.

For Councils ‘temporary’ usually means less than 28 days usage. We understand Permitted Development and Planning Permission rules – and have some options to help you avoid it (or help you apply for it).

What to expect from temporary buildings

A PVC roof to keep the structure lightweight

These buildings are engineered to last for many years in situ, despite the misleading name. They can be extended as needed and parts can be replaced individually if worn or damaged. Options include steel walls, a range of doors, fixed or retractable building links, glazed windows etc. We offer two types of frame:

The best known and the most tolerant of poor ground surfaces. They are the quickest to produce and install, so the cheapest to move – often making them the best choice – sometimes the only choice if they are needed at the last minute. Most providers ONLY offer these aluminium systems and, whilst they are suited to many applications, they have their limitations eg single span/width size, height, strength, security, PVC, internal cables, noisy in the wind etc.

These are much stronger and usually cheaper on a like-for-like basis against aluminium for larger sizes. They can be built wider and taller, around treble the maximum sizes allowed by aluminium. When combined with a PVC roof they are still classed as ‘lightweight’ and ‘temporary’. When size matters a steel frame allows for a much larger warehouse size. No need for several smaller aluminium temporary buildings grouped together. They work on most lower quality hard surfaces and don’t usually require groundworks. Other benefits include the ability to use the whole roof space and they are quieter in strong winds, particularly as a canopy. In many cases, steel is the better choice and yet rarely considered!

Buildings with a short ordering to build timeframe

Produced and installed relatively quick

Often within 6 weeks’ lead time. Larger and steel frame structures can take a little longer.

Although installation of a temporary building might seem to some like a major construction process, these structures do go up quickly, often within a week. In our quotes we include all plant and construction equipment necessary for the build, so you get an ‘all in’ price. Standards of finish, fitting and performance are discussed in advance so customers have a clear understanding of what to expect so we avoid unpleasant surprises.

The main benefits of these buildings are cost and speed. Many customers choose temporary buildings because they are a cost effective solution and provide useable onsite facilities quickly. They usually require no groundworks, just an existing hard standing to prevent subsidence that’s suitable for the customer’s needs.

You can lease or buy

Temporary buildings has a fast and quick turnaround

We don’t want availability of finance to be a hurdle.

We offer great long term and flexible Finance on these temporary buildings. You can also purchase outright or by spreading the payments via a lease so you own it after you’ve paid for it.