Business in any industry is never fully predictable. It can be easy to forecast and to develop a business so that it has much scope for success in the future, but it is never fool proof that there will be no testing times. Investing finances in to several areas of the business, often promise successful development and potential leadership in new avenues, but it does not necessarily safeguard you from additional expenses and unforeseen industry modifications.
Expanding Your Business
It is inevitable that when a business grows, it is likely to outgrow it’s working premises. After a few years’ it may become significantly clear that you need extra space for offices, warehousing, storage and distribution. Increasing transport will also provide a need for secure coverage and easily accessible loading areas. However, with a growing and successful business comes the headache of company operations and logistics, and making sure that the plans for expansion in the future are suitable for all requirements with extra space to develop more. There are 3 options in expanding your business premises and it’s very much financially dependable on what is the best solution for your company.
Finding New Premises
Locating to new premises is a viable option and gives the business the option of expanding its operational site in the way that suits the future. Moving business sites does have its advantages and disadvantages. The benefits of starting afresh and having big enough premises to expand and adapt can give the business more opportunities and may also offer the choice of seeking out new possibilities in other areas of business. The disadvantages however can often be off-putting, with the difficulty in finding new premises that are suitable for staff and for business development and the costs that are incurred in adapting a property to be perfectly operational. Moving premises can also be a major upheaval and can result in impractical downtime of production, potentially damaging client relationships and getting behind in business.
Developing on Site
Planning and expanding your business premises on your current site is a permanent option that takes a great amount of time and effort. Although it can be an incredibly good investment, adding assets to the balance sheet, it can also be a solution that is not a quick option. Building a new structure on site is likely to require planning permission and it will need to meet regulatory requirements depending on the nature of your business. Finding a reputable building company to project manage the site is important, and having an affordable quote that will not increase through time is an absolute necessity. Building on site can also require a small amount of upheaval to current operations, depending on whether it affects site access, manufacturing or assembling.
Why Hire Temporary Buildings?
The word ‘temporary’ may suggest that this option is only available short-term, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A temporary building is fabricated of light, durable materials that are easily and quickly constructed. The materials are so strong that the structures can last for around 30 years. If you choose to hire temporary buildings you do not need to apply for planning permission, or investigate regulatory requirements. Hiring a temporary building is an incredibly easy option and a process which can be quick. You will be assigned a project manager who will take the time to understand your business needs and design a bespoke structure that is perfect for your site and requirements. Once the building design is agreed, the structure can be erected within a few weeks and your solution is ready and usable straightaway. Choosing to hire temporary buildings means that you can have the extra space that your business needs immediately at an affordable monthly cost, instead of paying hefty outlay costs for a permanent structure or moving premises.
When you decide to hire temporary buildings, you are not trapped in a fixed term contract. There is some flexibility, so if you decide that you do not need the structure for as long as expected, the terms can be adapted. If you decide that you need to hire temporary buildings for a longer period, then the contract can also be changed to suit your requirements. Not only are the contracts amendable but the structures are too. If you realise that you need your temporary warehouse or building to be extended to cater for extra demand, then each structure can be adapted. Choosing to hire temporary buildings is probably the best and quickest solution when your business is expanding, at an affordable cost.
Bespoke Temporary Buildings
More and more businesses are choosing to use temporary buildings as a solution for extra space. Using a temporary building means that businesses can remain on the same site instead of looking for new premises. Indeed, temporary buildings are also cheaper than choosing to construct a permanent building on site. Temporary buildings can last up to 30 years, making them an extremely viable solution for all types of businesses.
What Are the Benefits of Bespoke?
Bespoke temporary buildings offer businesses a cheaper alternative but an excellent solution. If you were to build a permanent structure on site, then you would have to employ a construction firm, an architect, possibly get planning permission and pay for all the materials. Not only can it be a very costly project but it can take many months and sometimes, years before completion. Businesses are choosing to hire or rent bespoke temporary buildings because they are quick to construct taking only a few weeks, giving them the extra space that they need easily. Whether you need more warehouse space, another area for production or manufacturing, or you need an extension on to your existing building, bespoke temporary buildings are a quick and cost-effective solution. Often companies look at creating more space when they are bursting at the seams, then need to wait many months for a permanent building to be constructed – or worst still, need to move premises with a stressful upheaval. Bespoke temporary buildings are an easy solution and can be usable and inhabited within days.
Quick to Build – No Timewasting
The beauty of using temporary buildings, is that there is no need to wait around for your much-needed business solution. We all know that deciding to build a permanent structure on site can take months (sometimes years) when there are so many elements involved – you need planning permission, building regulations, appointing a reputable building firm, also the hefty costs of building on site means that you need to have a huge amount of money to invest. Temporary buildings can offer a short-term and long-term solution for your business, where you can get the additional space that you need within a matter of days. From the moment that you contact us, we will be working with you to ensure we give you the most suitable structure for your company. Once the design is agreed, we can have it constructed quickly and efficiently at your convenience.
• Large Temporary Warehouses – can be constructed on site in less than a week
• Storage Solutions – can be erected within a few days
Installation is usually quick and easy, ensuring that the day to day running of your business is not effected during the process. It is quick for us to erect a temporary building, especially if you already have an existing hard surface. This can be very important for businesses that are reliant on having the building to operate out of efficiently, or even to operate at all. This is an advantage that should not be overlooked and can have a crucial impact on a business’s profits. If you need the extra space quickly to help your business operate more efficiently, then please get in touch.
Standard or Bespoke Temporary Buildings?
Temporary buildings are made from lightweight, durable materials that can last for around 30 years. Depending on what you need a temporary building for, you can choose either a standard construction or we can bespoke design a structure for you. If you need a straightforward warehouse space, then a standard construction may be sufficient. However, if your temporary building will be an extension of an existing building, or requires extra specifications such as loading bays and roller shutters, then we can make sure we meet all your requirements. Bespoke temporary buildings have been used by many types of industries, including:
Warehousing and Storage
Transport and Logistics
Why Choose a Bespoke Temporary Building?
Hiring or renting a temporary building is a good solution for most businesses because it avoids you having to spend capital on planning a new permanent building on site. Whether you need additional space for warehousing, cover for vehicles or machinery, storage or production, temporary buildings can be designed bespoke to suit your requirements. A permanent building not only requires planning permission, strong foundations, a reliable building firm and a hefty amount of money from the business, it also needs to be able to fit on site around your existing premises. Purchasing or renting a bespoke temporary building is far cheaper than spending high costs on constructing a permanent building on site and means that you can continue to develop your business without any restrictions in space.
Temporary buildings can be hired for as little as 3 months and contracts can always be extended if you decide you need it for longer. If you think you may need a temporary building long-term (10+ years), then it would be more cost-effective for you to purchase it outright. Regardless of whether you purchase or hire, a temporary building is the quickest solution if you require additional space promptly.
What Are the Benefits of Temporary Buildings?
Temporary buildings are cost-effective, quick to construct and flexible. They are becoming increasingly popular in the UK with more and more businesses opting to use them over their permanent counterpart. They can be easily tailored to meet the customer’s exact requirements and can be built in demanding conditions, or especially designed to overcome problems where permanent buildings would run into issues, such as uneven or sloping ground surface. Here are just a few of the advantages of choosing a temporary building over building a permanent structure:
• Cost-effective: It is cheaper to hire or purchase a temporary building than to build on site.
• Offers short-term and long-term solutions for businesses to expand premises on site.
• Does not require planning permissions.
• No foundations need to be laid – structures can also be built on uneven surfaces.
• Can be constructed on site quickly, so there’s no waiting around for additional space.
• Lifespan: Can last for a few months or up to 30 years – however long you need.
• Sustainability: Being fully demountable and reusable makes them a good choice for the environment.
• Quality & Appearance: They have the same qualities and appearance of a permanent building and can also be fully insulated. Materials are strong, lightweight and durable.
• Flexibility: If you decide that you need your structure for longer than planned, then it’s no problem – speak to us and we can change the contract.
If you’re considering a temporary building, whether standard or bespoke, then please get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to advise you. Our expert team has years of experience in advising and finding the most cost-effective solution for your business.