Temporary buildings are structures that are designed to be flexible, affordable and have a much quicker installation process than permanent buildings. They are typically used to meet a business’s short-term needs for extra space and additional storage on site. They are also used when a business has a changing environment and they need a building that can suitably adapt in a timely fashion. Temporary buildings offer the convenience of expanding your premises, without the hefty costs of permanent buildings. Although the word ‘temporary’ suggests a very much short-term solution, the temporary buildings are designed to last with a lifespan of up to 30 years. Choosing a temporary building gives you all the advantages of having a temporary structure, yet can be used long-term if needed.

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
  • 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

These semi-permanent buildings are high quality and carry low risk compared to the alternative option of constructing a permanent building on site. They are specifically designed to be easily removed, adapted or even relocated. Temporary buildings come with the option to rent for however long you need them for, or the option to purchase outright. The best option for you depends very much on what the business needs and will vary from situation to situation. If you only need the building for short-term use, hiring will be the most economical choice. If you need a temporary building for long-term use, then it is more cost-effective for you to purchase. Both options presented will always be much cheaper than choosing to use capital expenditure and build on site. If you choose to hire then realise you need the temporary building for longer, we are happy to discuss changing the contractual agreement.

Temporary Building Uses

What Are the Uses of Temporary Buildings?

One of the many benefits of temporary structures is how versatile they are. They can be used for a wide range of reasons, from a temporary warehouse solution to a supermarket or retail building. This flexibility has made them popular across all walks of business, whatever the application, they can be used to create the perfect solution. We also provide bespoke solutions, so if one of the standard structures does not fit your business needs, then we can construct a tailor-made building especially for your business. Our temporary buildings are used by businesses from various sectors and for many different solutions:

  • Transport and logistics
  • Storage and warehousing
  • Garden centres
  • Car showrooms
  • Servicing facilities
  • Production facilities
  • Supermarkets
  • Seasonal space and storage
  • Temporary retail buildings
  • Chilled and ambient storage
  • Emergency solutions

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.

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Why Choose a Temporary Building?

Temporary buildings have become increasingly popular in the UK because of the advantages and the solutions that they can offer businesses, so much so that they are even proving to be widely used by architects and construction workers. A temporary building is a structure that is purposefully designed to be flexible and affordable, having a much quicker installation time than permanent buildings. They are typically used to meet a business’s short-term needs for a building or can be an affordable long-term solution to suit your requirements. They have become more popular not just because they are cost-effective but because they are quick to install, offering a quick and convenient solution for all businesses.

Please call our team to find out how we can help your business.