Temporary buildings

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What is a temporary building?

Simply put, a temporary building is a prefabricated modular structure that is designed to be installed quickly and easily. They can often be used as an alternative to permanent structures without the need for groundworks or permanent foundations. This allows the structure to be built quicker than bricks and mortar, as well as being easily moved, extended or removed. These structures are typically used for industrial or commercial purposes and can be put together in a matter of days, which provides an immediately functional solution for businesses that require additional storage, workspace or warehousing.

A temporary building can sometimes be referred to as a semi permanent structure; they are designed to be flexible and can be relocated as needed, making them an excellent option for businesses that require a high level of adaptability.

At Aganto we have helped lots of businesses expand by installing temporary and semi-permanent buildings. We have become a leading supplier as well as industry expert, seamlessly providing temporary structures for sale and hire. Our team is on hand to offer free onsite visits and no-obligation quotes in order for you to make the right decision for your business. This allows us to deliver quick, quality, end-to-end solutions nationwide in as little as a week.

How long does it take to build a temporary building?


The build time for temporary structures is one of the main features that makes them a great alternative to a traditional construction. Whether you’re looking for a quick solution for a warehouse, or you are after urgent disaster relief, a standard temporary structure can be built in just 4-5 days; this can make a big difference to your bottom line profit and will result in a non-disruptive process for your business.

The reason for a quick turnaround is largely down to the fact that our structures are put together using durable aluminium frames, which are easy to handle, transport and install. There’s no need for putting in foundations or carrying out any ground preparation for your new structure; all you need is an existing hard surface. If you have recently taken on a large contract or just need somewhere capable of protecting stored goods, temporary structures can be a quick and affordable way to create additional space.

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What’s the advantage of using a temporary building?

Industrial sheds present a host of advantages over other more conventional structures, and when it comes to storage options, an Aganto temporary building always stands out. We can offer a smart solution for businesses that perfectly caters to any individual storage requirements. Our clients choose our modular buildings for a variety of reasons but here are just a few of the most notable:

  • Installation is quick and easy - The total time it takes to build a semi permanent structure is significantly shorter than with a traditional construction. Your Aganto temporary building structure can be delivered and assembled within just a week! This means that there is minimal disruption to your day-to-day business operations and you can begin using your space after just 4-5 days of installation. Additionally, due to the temporary industrial unit being prefabricated, the construction timescale and process are 100% predictable. This is vastly different from the construction of a traditional structure where both timescale and cost can stretch from the initial estimate due to things like the wrong type of ground or even adverse weather conditions.
  • Our designs are both flexible & customisable - If you are initially unsure how long you will need your temporary structure, we can offer you the option to either hire or buy, which provides you with greater flexibility. Additionally, there is also the option to customise your temporary structure to your business's specific needs down to size and layout requirements as well as the additional options for lighting, heating, cooling and insulation. There really is everything you need to create both a functional and comfortable workspace. The degree of customisation for your building is entirely up to you and allows you to create a space that gives the same look and feel as a traditional structure, for just a fraction of the price and effort.
  • We offer a cost-effective storage solution - Due to the streamlined construction process of modular buildings as well as the overall lower maintenance costs, choosing a temporary option is an exceedingly cost-effective decision for your business. Did you know that by installing a temporary structure you could save up to 70% on costs when compared to paying for a permanent building to be built on your site? This is a huge benefit for our clients and one of the main reasons that they choose to opt for a temporary structure.
  • Modular buildings are easily relocated - A modular building can sometimes be referred to as a portable building or even a moveable building. As suggested in the name this is due to the fact they can be easily moved or dismantled. You can leave your temporary building up on your site for as long as you have use for it and when you're done it is easy to take down or relocate, leaving the area exactly as it was before it was put up. This is not only incredibly convenient for seasonal work or large contracts, but it is also a great way of keeping your business sustainable. You will easily generate less waste as all our structures are designed to be reused or repurposed! Whilst planning permission may be required for your temporary building, we can arrange the whole planning application for you via an established partnership with our third-party planning consultant. We are even able to contact your local authority on your behalf.
  • We provide durable structures that are built to last - With the proper maintenance and care temporary structures can last as long as you need them to. Some of our clients have even had an Aganto temporary structure on their site for as long as 20 years. All of our temporary buildings are designed to be robust and weatherproof. They can withstand snow and wind loadings to BSEN1991 and our roof, wall and floor systems conform to British Fire & Safety codes.

Versatility of temporary structures

The potential uses of temporary buildings are seemingly endless, with clients needing the structures either for a short period of time or an undetermined amount of time. Often, long-term rental of a temporary building is chosen by businesses when a more permanent solution is not either practical or possible. These structures quickly become essential and our customers greatly appreciate the enhanced flexibility provided by these temporary solutions, easily surpassing the limitations of standard buildings.

We offer the option to add insulation, lighting and heating, this means that the ease of making your modular building fit your needs is greater than that of a permanent building. Plus, if you decide you no longer need the structure, you need to relocate or you require extra space, temporary buildings can easily be dismantled, moved or modified with minimal disruption to your daily business operations.

If you would like to know more about installing a temporary solution for your business or would like to speak to a member of our team regarding your specific requirements, please get in contact with us - we are here to help!

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