Temporary buildings

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How to increase warehouse storage capacity with temporary extensions

Whether due to seasonal fluctuations, unexpected surges in inventory, or long-term growth, many businesses face the challenge of running out of warehouse space.

Finding a solution to increase storage capacity in your existing building without significant disruption is crucial. One effective and increasingly popular solution is the use of temporary warehouse extensions to existing warehouses. An Aganto semi-permanent structure offers flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and rapid installation, making it perfect for extending your existing space.

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Why might you choose a temporary extension over a permanent solution?

When choosing the right solution to extend your warehouse, there’s a lot to consider. Here are a few reasons why a temporary extension may suit your business better than permanently expanding your existing warehouse:

  • Regulatory and Planning Considerations - Obtaining planning permission for temporary structures is often quicker and less complicated than for permanent buildings. If you’re in a hurry to get your temporary building installed quickly, this can be a huge advantage over installing a permanent extension. Should you need additional support with getting approval on your planning application, we partner with planning experts Mosaic Town Planning, who can take care of the application for you. If you would like to read more about planning applications and building regulations for temporary buildings, you can learn everything you need to know here.
  • Flexibility -  If your business is struggling to cope with seasonal demand, the flexibility that a temporary structure can provide is a huge advantage when it comes to streamlining your operations. With Aganto’s flexible short-term rental contracts, you can get the space you need when you need it and avoid paying for additional space when it’s not needed.
  • Cost-Effectiveness - Installation of a temporary building can cost 75% less than an equivalent permanent structure. This makes a temporary extension a much more cost-effective option for your business if you’re looking to expand your storage on a budget. At Aganto, we offer flexible payment options on all our temporary buildings with deposits of as little as 20%. Help spread the entire purchase cost of your temporary building with Aganto's competitive finance rates available over 3,4 or 5 years, at the end of which you will own the building. 
  • Speed of Deployment - With a lighter aluminium frame and no requirements for additional groundwork, building work on a temporary structure typically takes our team around 4-5 days. This is considerably quicker than installing a permanent structure, which could take months. We have UK stock available in a full range of sizes, meaning you can have your temporary building delivered to site in as little as 7 days! 

What to consider when planning a temporary extension?

  • Inventory Volume - If you’re thinking about expanding your warehouse, one of your first considerations should be how much extra space you require. Evaluate the current and projected volume of inventory to determine the amount of additional floor area required. If you need help understanding how much extra space an additional temporary extension could provide, you can contact our team or read our guide to calculating warehouse capacity.
  • Duration - Decide whether the need for extra space is short-term, seasonal, or likely to become a long-term requirement. This gives you a good idea of whether a temporary extension is suitable for your business. At Aganto, we can offer both short- and long-term rental as well as purchase options on all our buildings.
  • Location - Identify the best possible location for the extension, taking into account accessibility, proximity to existing facilities, and space availability. Our area sales managers can easily support you in identifying a suitable location for your extension. Why not give them a call?

How does Aganto install a temporary extension?

Planning and Design: As one of the UK's most experienced, credible and professional temporary building suppliers, we work with our clients to design a structure that meets their specific storage requirements. We provide a free, no-obligation site visit and quotation from one of our temporary building experts to ensure we have the right solution for you.

Site Preparation: Partnering with planning experts at Mosaic Town Planning, we can ensure that any necessary permits are obtained for your site. Furthermore, our team will carry out any safety checks and ground tests to ensure that your temporary building meets relevant health and safety standards.

Installation: All Aganto buildings are installed by one of our fully trained and qualified in-house installation crews, ensuring a seamless installation. This will be at a time that will be most convenient to you, focusing on minimum disruption to your operations.

Maintenance and aftercare: Our team are on hand after installation to carry out any maintenance or repairs that may be required. We even offer an annual building inspection to ensure that your extension is in optimal condition to maintain it properly to ensure longevity and safety.

Looking to expand your warehouse space?

Temporary building extensions are a practical and efficient solution for increasing warehouse storage. They provide the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs without the significant investment and time commitment required for permanent construction.

If you’re looking to extend your warehouse and would like to discuss the possibility of expanding your space with an Aganto solution, contact our sales team today to discuss your options. We offer free site visits and no-obligation quotes to ensure that your new temporary building meets your exact requirements every time.

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