10 ways a temporary building can save money

3rd August 2015

A temporary building is known as a cost effective addition to a company’s property portfolio, providing economical extra operational space. Some…

A temporary building is known as a cost effective addition to a company’s property portfolio, providing economical extra operational space. Some of the savings that a temporary building can make to the overheads of a business are obvious, others less so, but used effectively a temporary building can provide a genuine cost advantage.

Here are 10 ways savings to save money with a temporary building:

Save time – time = money: The timescale for installation of a temporary building is a matter of days not weeks or months. This means a significant saving in labour and build costs over a conventional permanent building – not to mention reduced disruption to your business whilst waiting for a conventional building to be constructed.

Avoid business disruption: The configuration of these buildings means that only level hard standing is required to support them. This removes the need for expensive groundwork which a brick or steel building would require, and reduces disruption on the site.

No architect fees: The modular nature of this type of building means that design time is kept to a minimum – no need for expensive architect or quantity surveyor fees. The flexible nature of these building means they can accommodate a wide variety of uses – from a simple building for basic protection through to providing a temperature controlled environment.

Cheaper than a traditional building: The lifespan of a temporary building means that it can be used as an alternative to a permanent structure, not just as an intermediate solution to a space problem

Hire a building – no capital outlay: Temporary buildings have a great cost saving alternative in that they can be hired as well as purchased outright. This means no capital outlay and monthly fixed payments make budgeting simpler. When the building is no longer required, it is removed from site and the ground returns to its former state.

Flexible for future needs: When a building is installed, if it needs extending or modifying this can be done without too much disruption, so if you need more space you can extend rather than relocate. As a business develops and changes a temporary building can be adapted to suit different requirements. The building can also be relocated if required, either on the same site or to different premises making it a genuinely flexible building.

Keep the orders coming in: When a growth opportunity presents itself it can be as an unforeseen occurrence such as an unexpected order or other event requiring more operational space quickly. Instead of having to turn down orders, a temporary building allows a business to react fast to a changing business landscape, without excessive costs in finance and time

Save the cost of offsite storage: When more storage is needed in a rush, it is often the case that an offsite solution is looked at first. With a temporary structure additional storage is available on site saving on transport, administration and security costs.

Bring outsourced jobs in house: A temporary building can be used for much more than just storage or warehousing. Some businesses use them for in house waste management and processing. Being able to keep this on site means there is no need to use third parties and processing some types of waste such as cardboard means there could be some value in the end product!

Protect your assets: When a temporary structure is used, for example, as a loading bay canopy, linking to an existing building, it offers outstanding protection to goods when being loaded or unloaded. Protecting goods from wet damage saves on insurance claims and maintains good customer relations.

A temporary building offers a cost effective solution to a variety of operational problems. If you think one would help your business or require any help or advice, please contact us.

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