18th May 2018
Industrial Unit Build Cost?
If you’re researching industrial building costs per square metre, you may want to consider a semi-permanent industrial unit as an option – because when you get the same space for approximately 25% of the cost – it’s difficult to see why you would go the conventional route.
An industrial building at 25% of the cost?
If your proposed industrial unit is an addition or extension to your existing premises, or a new facility required for a specific function – there is probably a better, more cost efficient build solution. A modern constructed temporary industrial unit has many advantages to a conventionally constructed industrial building. The build costs are just one. And because it’s semi-permanent – the functionality you require from an industrial unit will not be compromised.
Have you thought about the increase in your rateable value?
A temporary industrial unit is, in some circumstances, exempt. But it’s very likely the rateable value will be much lower than a conventionally constructed industrial unit. This is because it is freestanding and relocateable. So it’s not dissimilar to a capital investment in pallet racking and it’s highly likely the rateable value assess by your local authority will be significantly less than a conventionally built industrial unit. This is because it can easily be removed re-erected and reused elsewhere.
Can you get flexible payment options on the costs of your industrial unit?
A temporary industrial building can be purchased new or if you want to bag yourself a bargain, it could be previously owned – either way you can get finance to spread the costs. Alternatively you can lease the temporary industrial building, like you might any other piece of operational equipment, and gain the tax benefits this possibly provides. If you’re not sure, you can rent short-term and road test the building.
Are the industrial unit build costs and installation timescales fixed?
If you hsve ever commissioned any type of conventional building works you willl have experienced both the price creep and timescale stretch. This can be anything from the wrong type of ground to adverse weather conditions – whatever the reason, it’s likely the build schedule and costs are only ever a guide provided by your chosen contractor. Because the temporary industrial unit is prefabricated, the build process and costs are 100% predictable. Typically you will have your building up and ready within 5 weeks.
How easy is it to extend your industrial unit if you need more space?
It’s inevitable at some point you’re likely to need more space, whether a seasonal peak, a specific contract win or organic growth. Extending a conventional industrial unit is a disruptive process, which takes time and significant financial investment. With a temporary industrial unit you can have an extension in weeks. You could even rent the additional prefabricated roof, floor and wall units for the specific period you need the extra space – then retract to the original building size when the seasonal peak or one off contract is finished.
How long do temporary industrial units last?
The life expectancy is measured in decades and the strong and durable aluminium frame comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Key features of temporary industrial units
- Strong and durable aluminium frame
- Use long-term in place of a permanent building – 10 year guarantee
- Robust and weather proof (snow and wind loadings to BS6399)
- Roof, wall and floor systems conform to British Fire & Safety codes
- Easy to extend, modify, dismantle or relocate
- Coloured roof and wall options
- PVC roof provides high degree of natural light
- Lighting, heating options plus a full electrical fit out service
- Fire suppression options
- Mezzanine options
Need a temperature controlled industrial unit?
Our Insulated range of temporary industrial units are available in days and for as long as you need. Ideal for temperature controlled storage, chilled warehouses, heat efficient workshops, retail space and other industrial unit facilities where temperature control is a consideration.
Industrial unit turn-key solutions
- Installed on-site in under a week, without needing any groundworks
- Can be used short-term or long-term instead of a permanent building
- Range of sizes and specifications: 3m – 6m eave height, 5m – 30m width and unlimited length
- Choice of wall and roof cladding for basic wet weather protection through to a heated or chilled warehouse building
- Options for electrical fit out, generators, heavy duty mobile heaters and LED lighting
- Can be linked to existing buildings
Short delivery, no groundworks, relocatable and in all sizes – with power, light and heat
Affordable industrial units can be assembled and operational within days. They can be erected on a variety of surfaces because the unique and non-disruptive method of construction involves anchoring the buildings down to existing hard ground using base plates and ground anchors. This can be asphalt, concrete or gravel without the additional need of foundation work, provided the ground is firm and reasonably level.
Expanding your on-site storage space has never been more simple, cost effective and flexible. It’s often easier to pick up the phone and speak to someone, so if in doubt – Get in touch to find out more, click here