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Aganto temporary building specialists have set up the Aganto Foundation to provide funds and support to  their chosen charities. This year the team voted for Cancer Research who will benefit from a guaranteed £3k donation and any fund raising activities by the Aganto team to be matched. 

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Aluminium, with its many green and commerical benefits is being used more and more in modern architecture. We've been using aluminium with our temporary warehouse buildings for years and are dedicated converts to this wonderful metal.  We also found some other devotees on a website for the Council for Aluminium in Buildings (CAB). Is aluminium the metal of the future? The features and benefits that CAB and Aganto acknowledge suggest it is.

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Recent market research unearthed some interesting feedback on what manufacturers would do to increase warehousing and storage space.  These included hiring a temporary warehouse on-site or off site, clearing or modifying existing spaces and relocating.  We were, of course, prompted by this to put together a list of 8 ways to increase warehousing and storage space. You can read it and more about the research here.

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What do temporary buildings and Minsky have in common?  Simple solutions to complex problems. With Minsky it was economic theories. Temporary buildings its extra space. Why can people be suspicious of 'simple' though?  Is it because our lives are so busy and complex we have forgotten what 'simple' is, or do we consider it just too good to be true..?

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Do temporary buildings need any foundations or ground prep?  Or, can they always be built directly onto existing ground?  Find out in this week's post.

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With quality commercial property available for rent being in decline over the last couple of years, businesses have been looking at alternative options.  A temporary building can not only create the additional warehousing needed, but it can often do it much quicker with the added advantage of keeping everything on site. So, what are the reasons for choosing this option over off-site hiring and why aren't more people doing it?

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'How to' guides are often sales literature in disguise. This report we have compiled is based on true and unbiased feedback from our customers on how temporary buildings have helped them and their business continuity. We have ten key points that all relate back to real life customer experiences. You can learn more here. 

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The climate its a changin, do we need to change too?
With parts of the UK slowly disappearing under water and no clear understanding of how much climate change is to blame, it might be prudent for businesses to start considering wet weather in their business plans and strategies. Contingency plans for flooding and cover for any outdoor storage or loading activity would be good places to start. And, the latter doesn't need to be a large investment into a permanent industrial canopy or warehouse extension and a visit to the bank with a begging bowl.

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Temporary buildings have been helping schools, hospitals and industry a lot recently.  Infact, not just recently. They are used continually and consistenly as an interim solution during repairs, rebuilds and growth.  But, why wait before you're forced into using one. Why not consider the benefits now?  Think 'out of the box' as many like to say...and look at ways temporary buildings can create additional space quickly, easily and economically as North Staffs Hospital recently did.

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Temporary structures vary significantly in terms of design, specification and size depending on what you need it for. Event structures are designed for very short term use, whereas other industrial or commercial structures could be used as a more permanent solution, retaining the abilty to move them if necessary.  What are the different types of temporary structure though and what makes them lay claim to this title?

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Construction methods for prefabricated buildings can create many advantages for the manufacturer and also the end user. In the main these are based around building in a controlled environment as opposed to on-site which in term affects things like waste, quality, lead-times and disruption on-site once the construction process actually commences.

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Taking away the business and individual circumstances as to why you would use a prefabricated buildings there are some real pros and cons to be considered. Most of these are based around the actual process of manufacturing units in a factory and aspects such as speed, cost, control and design.

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There are different designs of temporary building available all of which have different names and labels applied to them such as modular, portable or relocatable. Which type of temporary building is suitable for you though and which is the right label to attribute to it to make your research easy and conclusive?

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When, why and how can you use a temporary warehouse?  When you need some temporary warehousing on-site of course. That's the simple answer but there are many other times you could benefit from using temporary warehouses and for many other applications other than storage.  

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Unforeseen growth is good news, but you often need extra space to capitalise on it.  With a dwindling supply of quality commercial space available in many areas, how do you go about increasing storage or operational space quickly and economically?

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Industrial marquees can be used for many different applications and reasons. Find out just how adaptable these structures are and how businesses can expect to benefit in terms of speed, cost and flexibility.

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Warehouse building fires can have a devastating effect on businesses.  Risk can be managed though by understanding the causes and have a contingency plan if the worst happens.  Knowing how to get a temporary warehouse on site and up and running in days is a major factory in the recovery process.

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Working on large power plants always has high regulations in terms of health and safety. To secure a temporary building contract on such a plant isn't always easy but to then go on and perform without one single criticism is testament to Aganto's strong and highly skilled temporary buildings team. 

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Aganto is a compact but very strong team within the temporary structures industry. This is one of the key elements to our success.  What are the best ways of creating and retaining a small strong team?  

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Temporary structures link up for success
Providing tailor-made links for temporary structures is something that ensures maximum integration with existing systems and facilities for our customers.  And, a recent link project at Boulder Brands in North Wales proved that nothing in terms of link building is impossible!

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If you're new to temporary structures its hard to envisage the quality and durability of them. The best way to overcome this is to see a structure in operation.  What's the easiest way to do this though and what will you gain from it? 

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Installing a prefabricated building needs to be done in line with strict health and safety standards; not just ours either, but those that are unique to a particular site or company.  We know our Site Managers and Crews can do this, but how do you until you see them on site?  How do you put your trust in us when we say we will deliver a building installation to the highest safety and quality standards?  

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We have second hand buildings for hire and sale and also offer new buildings manufactured to order.  What are the benefits of each option? 

Surprisingly it isn't always around price but more speed and the difference in getting a building out and installed from our hire stock as opposed to having one manufactured to order.  Time of course is money though and the speed factor can ensure vital recovery from fire damage or the ability to capitalise on a large unforeseen order.

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The obvious answer to why use a temporary building is because there is a temporary need. There are many other uses though that involve long-term use, weather protection, keeping storage on-site, improvement projects etc. They all however benefit from the three factors that make temporary buildings so unique; speed, cost and flexibility. 

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Do your pallets need some TLC?
Timber pallets are still one of the best ways to store goods, despite increasing timber prices and a range of more modern alternatives.  They do however need to be looked at and in the main that means keeping them dry. And, one very easy way to do this is to cover them with a temporary structure. 

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If you're looking to use a temporary building and find out you need planning permission what's the easiest way to get it? You can go it alone or bring in an expert. But, how easy would it be to do it yourself and how expert would an expert be?  Find out the pros and cons of each with this blog and just how easy it can be to secure planning permission for your temporary building. 

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When it comes to warehousing, temporary really does equal flexible. Temporary warehouses offer unbeatable flexibility in terms of what you pay, how long for and how the building and your site space can adapt to changing business needs.  Whether hire or purchase contracts offer the best value and flexiblity though is down to individual circumstances. Both however retain a high degree of flexibility. 

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What kind of foundations or ground preparation do prefabricated buildings need?  And, are there any prefabricated buildings that don't need any and can be built onto existing surfaces?

 

 

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One of things we have found a supplier audit might pick up on is goods left out in the open, subject to wet damage and waste.  Whether you have an audit looming or you're aware more covered is needed, there is now an easy way to avoid damage, have a happy customer and get full marks on your audit. 

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Looking at hiring a temporary structure?  To assist we've put together a checklist on how to make the process even easier and quicker than it already is.  Afterall, many people looking for a temporary solution need something quick and effective to ensure business continuity.

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Healthy savings, healthy sales
It's often said that temporary storage buildings can be used long-term but when, why and how successfully have they? Travis Perkins, leading supplier to the UK building industry, has found this out thirteen times over.

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Can and do companies use temporary warehouses on a long-term basis?  Or, even as an alternative to a more permanent building?  Its a good question to ask because if the answer is yes then there are major up-front and ongoing cost and time savings to be gained.  

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When choosing an industrial prefabricated building you will probably be considering a steel structure, but may come across aluminium buildings in your research and planning phrase. So what's the difference, which is better for your project? How do you decide? To help we've put together some pointers based on what your actual needs are. 

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Aluminium is a much lighter metal than steel, so how and why can it be used for industrial prefabricated buildings?  In truth aluminium buildings gain strength in other areas and can legitimately be used long-term or even instead of a more permanent steel structure.  So how is this achieved and how do the lightweight qualities create advantages in handling, construction, speed and cost?

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If you need temporary warehousing there are two options which both have good and minus points.  Here we have looked at the specific pros and cons of hiring space off-site or hiring on-site with a portable temporary warehouse.  Read more to find out which would be best suited to your business and situation.

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Writing this post in the blistering heat wave we've been having makes you forget about the true UK weather - rain!  Because of our climate along with tightening regulations and expectations, businesses have needed to ensure all loading and handling activity is done undercover. The best way to achieve this is with warehouse and loading bay canopy extensions that can act as holding areas or covered loading/unloading space. And, one of the best loading bay canopies available today in terms of cost, ease and speed are aluminium framed structures.  

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If you need to accommodate overflow warehousing quickly what are the options?  You could lease property off-site but depending on where you are in the country you might find a last minute search is fruitless as the availability of quality property continues to decline. You could also consider temporary warehouses and having one built on site. This post looks both temporary warehousing options in more detail and the benefits they both provide.

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Temporary buildings can obviously provide short term advantages to manufacturers who need fast interim space on-site for growth, new orders or unforeseen projects. What about other uses though and long-term requirements? Can manufacturers legitimately use these structures long-term and what benefits does that present in terms of cost, speed and flexibility?

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Installing new buildings on site often means they need to be integrated with existing handling and storage processes and the ability to link buildings to existing structures becomes important.  Can temporary storage buildings be effectively linked in this manner?  Read more about how to link temporary buildings and the benefits in this post.

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When it comes to fire, flood or weather damage to buildings, fast needs to be instant.  Failure to get warehousing, production or trading back up to 100% capacity within a few weeks could mean business failure. Temporary structures have been proven in this area yet again when Waterways Garden Centre lost their main trading buildings to snow damage.  Not only has the Aganto temporary structures kept them open and trading but they are now considering exchanging it for a larger more permanent Aganto building as a longer term plan. Read more about the Waterways project and why emergency temporary structures are so effective.

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Industrial marquees can conjure up images of a stained old pvc tent covering industrial storage. It is in fact a name given to industrial temporary buildings, which are just that; buildings. 

There is a reason for them acuiring the title of marquee however and it stems from the flexiblity and fast build of a marquee. The key differences however between a temporary building and a marquee lie in quality, strength and durability.  Read more to find out how a temporary building is the best of both worlds.

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Photo call for temporary warehouses
Can a picture tell a thousand words? How important do you think professional and original photographs are for your business. For temporary warehouses and industrial buildings we couldn't be without them. This post considers why professional photographs are necessary for most businesses and what is best to avoid.

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Are you drowning in social media?  There is so much out there, how do you know where to be, what to say, when to say it... and on it goes. As we have with our temporay industrial buildings and temporary storage buildings, this post suggests you go back to the beginning; to the customer.  And, where they go, you follow... 

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Really yes, that easy!  Temporary buildings are the epitome of ease and speed when it comes to construction. Much of this comes from the fact that no foundations or ground works are needed, which is in turn derived from the lightweight but extremely strong and durable aluminium frame. 

This post finds out how all these elements come together to create probably the easiest building solution around and one that doesn't short-change on quality either.

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Manufacturing rationalising calls for temporary warehouse
Changes in manufacturing processes often require additional or temporary warehouse space. Often this is due to growth and higher demand requiring an increase in production. Rationalising a manufacturing process can also mean space needs to be reconfigured or additional buildings installed, particularly if the manufacturing plant is being relocated. 

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The buying process in a company can vary greatly depending on size of business, type of product, cost involved, number of people involved in the decision and so on.  Prefabricated buildings have a long buying process and how prospects are responded to at each point of contact is critical to taking them confidently through to securing a deal. 

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Our architectural landscape seems to be changing, blending traditional buildings with more temporary buildings and prefab structures.

Large events see structures built, used by thousands and dismantled in a matter of weeks. The McDonalds on the Olympic Park reigned for just 6 weeks as the largest McDonalds restaurant in the world before being swiftly dismantled and removed. And, although we are lagging behind, prefab homes seems to establishing itself as a solution to many a housing problem. 

So, what's the benefit of temporary buildings and prefab structures and how do they sit alongside our more traditional buildings of bricks and mortar?

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There seems to be lack of quality industrial space in some areas which is beginning to affect the economic revival of manufacturing.  New orders are coming in, but a desperate scramble for the right space then ensues to capialise on them. 

With no sign of things changing in the property market, what are the options for manufacturers.  And, where in the UK can you find quality industrial units to let?   Or, are there any other options to buy you some time?

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Seeing is believing! Watch an industrial building being built in 4 days. The idea of building an industrial building brings to mind several months o...

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Temporary buildings give growth without the risk
Temporary buildings recently helped Aker Solutions expand their operation without the delay and capital expense of a permanent warehouse extension. Find out how here and read more about these unique structures and how they allow businesses to quickly capitalise on growth without any risk.

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Humble temporary buildings mix with supersonic Bloodhound and champion racing drivers.
Its all happening at the International Materials Handling Exhibition this year at the NEC Birmingham, 19th - 22nd March.  Everything you could possibly want to know about making your internal logistics more efficient can be found at the event including Aganto's temporary buildings.  Its not all business though as you can rub shoulders with champion racing drivers plus their cars and also check out the supersonic Bloodhound designed to achieve a new land speed record of 1000 mph.  

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What have aluminium industrial buildings got over steel?
Customer feedback has recently highlighted to us once again the costs that can be saved by using aluminium industrial buildings instead of steel. A recent client of ours would have had to pay £25k more on a steel building to cover the cost of ground-works and then experience the 6 to 8 week delay as opposed to having new storage space in less than a week.  Read more on how these cost and time savings were achieved.  

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The UK transport system and some of us may not be able to cope with the rain, snow and now gales, but it's a serious question of safety that all buildings can. So what about aluminium framed temporary buildings, can they? The two words there that can lead to misconceptions of quality are aluminium and temporary. The truth though is very different with the key strength and durabilty coming from the very same.

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Temporary buildings go to the intralogistics ball
Join us and our temporary buildings at the intralogistics ball, International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 19 - 22 March. For anyone with so much as a finger tip in the world of logistics its well worth a day out. You may leave with bags full of tat, but you'll have a head full of achievable ideas on how to make your own intralogistics quicker, cheaper and easier.

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Temporary buildings under the spot light
Read our latest blog which takes an open and honest look at temporary buildings and considers the pros and cons for UK industry.

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With very feeble growth forecast for 2013 and austerity measures extended now to 2018 businesses must be finding long-term forecasting has become a thing of the past!  If the Chancellor cannot forecast accurately, then what chance does the rest of us have?  Business solutions that offer low cost, low commitment and low risk combined with choice and flexibility are the order of the day which is why more and more people are choosing temporary buildings over the high investment and binding commitment of permanent structures. 

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Temporary buildings visit the NEC
With our plans underway for a modest stand at the IMHX next March for our temporary buildings business, you can't help wondering how long exhibitions are going to survive faced with the domination of digital and now the social revolution!

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Businesses reeling from the immediate aftermath of fire damage need to act quickly to keep operations moving, staff calm and customers happy. This can be easier if a contingency plan is already in place that includes an interim warehouse building solution and steps to get the business back to full strength.

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Temporary industrial buildings help waste industry
Baled and processed waste needs to be kept dry so waste companies can sell it on at the best price. With the amount of recycling on the up though covered storage space may start running out on some recycling sites. Temporary industrial buildings have been proven to solve this problem quickly and affordably, keeping waste dry and profitable.

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The easiest way to build a new warehouse building
During the economic turmoil over the past few years we have found many businesses are now using temporary buildings as permanent solutions and an alternative to traditional bricks and mortar or steel warehouse buildings.

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Have a look at our recent temporary workshop video. Advice and information on how to use our temporary workshops and customer reviews on how they have ensured business continuity during high demand and outage programmes.

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Industrial canopy project proves simple is often best
Simple solutions are often overlooked because they are, well, too simple to be any good? Simple is often the best way though for so many business scenarios (and personal but that's another post..) and our recent industrial canopy project proved it.

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Are your loading bays fed up with the British weather?
Loading and unloading activity carried out in the open is often subject to various difficulties, usually associated with the British weather.  Customer expectations and regulations are continually increasing and the slightest bit of wet damage to pallets and goods could cause unacceptable waste and incurred costs.

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Lonely warehouse buildings
Vacant warehouse buildings are at risk of theft or damage if not secured and maintained properly. Whats the easiest way to close up and look after unused warehouse buildings and is there a way to avoid having vacant buildings that prey on resources and stress levels?

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How much can prefabricated buildings save your business?
Prefabricated buildings that can be installed without needing pre-laid foundations require minimal time, labour and equipment creating major up-front and ongoing cost savings. Often it is buildings engineered from lightweight aluminium that can be anchored into the ground as opposed to built on foundations. This benefit however has sometimes been their undoing leading to perceptions of inferior quality, but this is far from the truth.

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Aluminium is a unique metal that combines lightweight properties with strengh and flexibiliy.  Add to this its recycling qualities and you have something that's worth talking about. This is the Aganto guide to aluminum and how the benefits relate to aluminum industrial buildings.

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With the Government’s recent announcement on Mandatory Carbon Reporting commencing next year for all listed companies, it’s clear that environmental regulations are going to keep tightening.  One way to start reducing your business waste is to bring waste management programmes in-house and an ideal way to trial this is by hiring an aluminium warehouse building.

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Are trade shows still worthwhile?  Can we afford the time and money it takes to visit or exhibit?  Is the ROI measured and justified? Or, can we really now find everything we need, including new customers and business relationships on the internet?

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We all know that poor communication in our personal and professional lives can cause problems. When your dealing with difficult suppliers however communication needs to be regular, open and honest to ensure the supply chain does not get disrupted. 

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If you are running out of warehousing space, what are the options to increase space quickly and cost-effectively, without investing in a new permanent warehouse building? Read more to find out what areas to review and where improvements can be made.

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Wall to wall choice with prefabricated buildings
Once you've decided a prefabricated building is the right choice for your business you then need to work closely with your chosen supplier to determin...

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Is this something that could be related to prefabricated buildings? Or, in the words of William Blake, is this something more suitable to our currently 'very green' and pleasant land?

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Seeing is believing
Sounds a bit over the top when all you're talking about is an industrial temporary building!  Industrial temporary buildings however ...

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Is a new flexible friend helping UK industry stay responsive to erratic consumer demand and economic fragility?

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Industrial units usually bring to mind a static industrial unit on an industrial estate with space to lease for warehousing. Ideally close to your own site to keep transport costs and hassle low. Now there is another type of industrial unit which can be available immediately, but more importantly located anywhere you want.

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Up until recently the fastest way to get industrial building space was by leasing off-site industrial buildings. Anything else usually takes months of design, planning and building.   Now there is something else that encompasses the benefits of both solutions – speed, cost, flexibility and remaining on-site.

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Prefabricated buildings are known to save costs but did you know that aluminium framed prefab buildings are in a league of their own when it comes to upfront savings and ongoing commercial gain?

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If things are getting a bit tight in your existing warehouse, you might be looking for additional warehouse space. Find out about a quick, cost effective and convenient way to get it.

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When you hire a temporary building, make sure you understand and follow any maintenance and safety guidelines.

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Planning permission for temporary buildings can be a complex area. In summary it is not always required and to ascertain whether or not this is the case it is often best to seek the advice of an expert in planning applications for temporary buildings before speaking to the council.

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If you need additional storage how can a temporary storage building help your business in times of economic instability?

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Warehouse buildings and the different options are varied and wide, but how do you make the right choice for your business? Consider the options,

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Temporary buildings are still a bit of an enigma according to recent research. Uncover them here…

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A prefabricated industrial building hired on your own site brings a whole new meaning to ‘pay as you go’!

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We have been providing emergency temporary warehouses after fire or flood damage for many years now. After seeing the devastating affect warehouse fires can have on a business we began to consider contingency planning as a whole.

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With the temporary buildings market becoming more populated with marquee companies branching out into long-term storage and manufacturers delivering direct to end user customers, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to make an informed choice on who is the right temporary building provider and what is the right building for them.

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Planning permission for temporary buildings? Do they need it? Probably, definitely, maybe, not sure! That is often the answer given when discussing temporary building planning permission with some providers. In reality it is a lot simpler than that – to a point…

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Temporary buildings, just how long do they last..? A very good question and one that is asked frequently as the word ‘temporary’ can have different meanings to many.

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Industrial canopies – we have noticed a real trend over the past year with more and more Aganto customers hiring or buying industrial canopies for loading and unloading operations

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