Temporary buildings have grown themselves a reputation of being able to save a company money when it comes to property area and space. Whether intended as a short or long-term option, businesses can find themselves saving a fair deal of money, some of it even flies under the radar at first.
If you’re thinking about equipping your business with a temporary warehouse, check out these savings that could enhance your bottom line.
1. Mitigate Downtime
An increased amount of time searching for, negotiating and moving into new premises is bound to take its toll on productivity and efficiency. The time taken from initially sourcing a building and being fully up and running can run anywhere from a few weeks or months to over a year.
Prefabricated alternatives, on the other hand, can be erected in just a few days. Operations can continue at full capacity in a much shorter time, allowing your money making activities to continue as they should.
2. Familiar Surroundings
A change of address can result in a fair few obstacles. Adjusting advertising and marketing in line with new premises and potentially promoting to a new area will eat into budgets. You might also be in danger of losing current customers or clients if they depend on your locality.
The vast majority of temporary solutions are located on current site. That means you stay in the same location. Customers and staff don’t need to adjust to new surroundings and no additional expenses needed.
3. Convenient and Cost-Effective Storage
Offsite storage no doubt provides an excellent way to keep any excess equipment or materials safe and secure. The downside is often the often the cost and the logistics of transporting goods to and from storage.
Having it all onsite takes away any logistical worries and costs associated with moving from one place to another. If you buy a building outright, there’ll be no ongoing monthly costs incurred, either.
4. Incredible Flexibility
If you’ve got specific requirements, such as insulation and temperature controls, sourcing property can be difficult. What’s more, rent and buying prices can be pretty hefty depending on your demands. Even if your specifics are much simpler (storage, workspace or other purpose for a building), ensuring premises are right for you can eat time and money.
Prefab buildings are receptive to just about any use. Many ready-made options are essentially a blank canvas waiting for your input. You can also customise a building, having it set out exactly how you need. With such flexibility comes an ability to keep business flowing, even in times of change.
Extensions or modifications are simply a matter of adding a few extra parts, which doesn’t take very long at all.
5. Long Lasting
They might be called temporary buildings but they aren’t necessarily strictly for the short term. In fact, many businesses are purchasing these structures and using them as permanent solutions.
With a lifespan of over 30 years, all of which come with lower costs (especially if your purchase rather than hire), potentially saving a pretty large chunk of money in the long run.
6. Keep Processes with Staff Already on Payroll
Storage and warehousing are two popular uses but temporary buildings can also be used as an effective workspace for any activity. Processes that you may not have room for before can be accommodated and take away the need for outsourcing tasks that you can perform just as well yourself in-house.
That means you won’t be paying for services you essentially don’t need.
7. Protection from the Elements
Loading and unloading can be a tough job at the best of times; bad weather doesn’t make it any easier. Rain, wind and snow can all damage goods going in and coming out of the premises when no protection is present.
Temporary buildings aren’t always four-walled structures. Canopy buildings offering loading and weather protection can preserve goods. You won’t have to pay for replacements as a result of adverse weather conditions at any time.
Helping Businesses All Over
Prefabricated buildings offer a cheaper alternative to their traditional counterparts. On top of the initial cost, many more savings are possible, many of them simply as a by-product of sourcing a structure.
For businesses looking to expand on space without spending too much money, there are many worse options.