Welcome to Our Blog for Temporary Modular Buildings

What will we be writing about?

Quite simply the pros and cons of temporary modular buildings and how using them could help your business. Being knowledgeable and informed of this relatively new concept gives businesses another option to consider when they need more space, over and above the more established solutions of leasing space off site, relocating or investing in a permanent building. Having this knowledge at your fingertips is key to business success and continuity when the need for more space falls quickly and heavily onto your desk.
We will be covering areas such as design and build quality, speed and method of installation, planning requirements, pros and cons against other solutions, whether to hire or buy and much more.

What are Demountable Warehouses

If you’ve never seen a demountable warehouse you might struggle to visualise it, particularly the demountable bit. Meccano for industry perhaps? That’s actually not a bad description, but the reality of demountable warehouses is something even more simpler than a child’s toy, but much more robust, strong and durable. Continue reading

Hire or buy a Temporary Building?

Very often when a business wants to use a temporary building they begin the process by considering hire only. After-all, if you’re thinking ‘temporary’, it’s likely you’re thinking ‘hire’. Often though once businesses start to talk to HTS INDUSTRIAL, they realise the better and most cost-effective option is to buy. Continue reading

What is an industrial marquee?

If you’ve ever heard the term industrial marquee and wondered what one is, you’re not alone. You obviously aren’t going to be partying till dawn in an industrial marquee so what would you use one for and when? And, more importantly, what exactly are they and why do people refer to them as industrial marquees? Continue reading

Temporary Building Installations

temporary building installations Temporary building installations are a remarkably fast and non-disruptive process; for a standard sized aluminium framed warehouse it is usually under a week. Existing concrete can generally be used without the need for any other ground-works and despite the speed and simplicity these structures can be in situ for ten years and beyond.

For those of you new to temporary buildings and the installation process, one of the best ways to understand it would be to see an installation first hand. This can be tricky to arrange though so the next best thing for a fast and thorough education on temporary building installations is to visit a fully operational building in situ. Continue reading

Modular buildings score low on environmental impact

modular building Modular buildings can vary greatly in terms of size, design, components, materials and applications they are suitable for.  Some are modular boxes that are fully prepared off site and then craned into place on-site, literally ready for use immediately. Others are manufactured off-site in sections.  For modular warehouse buildings, the frames are manufactured in the factory and transported to site where one frame section is erected at a time. The appropriate wall and roof panels are then added.  

Essentially though, what these and most other modular buildings have in common is the majority of the work is done in a controlled factory environment with final assembly on-site.   Continue reading

Temporary storage solutions

Many businesses require temporary storage solutions from time to time. And often quickly. Because of this it’s good to be aware of what the options are and what would be best for your business in a hurry, or worst case an emergency.

What you choose depends on what you are storing and volume, how much spare site space you have available and a preference for and availability of off-site industrial space in your area. Continue reading

Foundations for a temporary building

jan-blog-image-2 If you’re considering what foundations are required for a temporary building you need to first understand what the essential component of that building, ie the frame, is engineered from.

If it’s steel then the weight equals groundworks, additional cost and time. If it’s aluminium then foundations become a much simpler, economical and in most cases an almost non-existent affair. Obviously, this has something to do with the lightweight qualities of the metal, but if they don’t need foundations how are they installed and do the lightweight qualities and alternative construction processes affect strength and durability?

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6 reasons to choose a temporary building manufacturer

Entrepôts industriels temporairesWith many products you can choose whether to buy direct from the manufacturers or through a third party supplier.  Naturally we at HTS INDUSTRIAL firmly believe clients benefit by choosing the manufacturers, because we are one!  How many of our reasons though are ours and ours alone or shared by other manufacturers and more importantly benefited from by the customers?

These are the reasons we believe it’s better to buy direct from the manufacturer for your temporary building and also in general. Continue reading

Temporary buildings in an instant?

Instant temporary building for fast on-site storage

Many people are now referring to temporary buildings as ‘instant’ or ‘rapid-build’.   Giving them the label of ‘instant temporary buildings’ would probably be stretching the imagination a bit – blink and a car park becomes an industrial warehouse!

However, comparing the supply and build time to that of bricks and mortar and the ‘instant’ title starts to earn its place – after all, being able to accommodate company growth and expansion in a couple of weeks instead of 12 months is probably going to create a fairly instant boost to many business balance sheets.  How long does it actually take though to acquire a fully operational temporary building and can the fast turn-around really help create those ‘instant’ business benefits?
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