The pandemic, climate change and a precarious human moral compass has forced us to accept that nothing is certain and everything can change – overnight.
For businesses, flexibility is a crucial element for survival – ensuring quick reactions and innovative thinking when unforeseen changes hit.
Businesses taking advantage of the fantastic degree of flexibility offered by prefabricated temporary buildings, are better placed to make change work in their favour.
What makes prefabricated temporary buildings so flexible?
Prefabricated temporary buildings create on-site storage or operational space at the drop of a hat, when, where and for the exact amount of time needed.
The strong lightweight aluminium frame is the key to this flexibility, creating a typical installation time of under a week using a process that anchors the frame down to existing concrete. Not only does this create extra on-site space quickly and economically, but it means dismantle and removal is just as easy, allowing for hire options.
How can prefab temporary buildings help create a more flexible future?
If flexibility is going to feature on many business plans going forward, how can temporary buildings help?
- Speed and cost
When unplanned change means you need more storage or operational space quickly and economically there is simply no better option. Whatever opportunity you need the space for, you can be capitalising on it within weeks. And, with a low outlay, you should see a quick and healthy return on investment.
The overall cost savings achieved from using prefabricated temporary buildings are unquestionable and don’t compromise quality, safety or project success. Being able to keep capital aside for any unforeseen external factors that force the hand of change will be invaluable. Businesses who operate hand to mouth on an empty pot may struggle.
- Expand and contract
Temporary buildings literally give you the ability to expand and contract your operation overnight, meaning no space is going to stand empty for long periods of time, eating up costs. If you want quick, affordable on-site storage for just 6 months you can. If you don’t need it anymore the building can be removed. Alternatively, you can have a temporary building in situ and in use for 10 years plus, retaining the option to remove it whether you have a hire or purchase contract.
- Redirect and repurpose
Repurposing the space created by a temporary building is easy. If you don’t need the space anymore on one site but it would be useful somewhere else, the building can be dismantled, relocated and reinstalled; fulfilling its new purpose within a couple of weeks.
Most prefab temporary buildings can be adapted to a wide range of applications across many market sectors including: warehousing, workshop areas, logistics, waste processing, retail, education or leisure space and basic weather protection for just about anything.
- Tried and tested
New strategies or products may need testing before committing to long term. If you haven’t got the space on site to accommodate new projects and trials, a temporary building can provide a risk- free way of doing this. There will be no large binding investment that can only be repaid if the new project is successful, just monthly hire costs until everything is ready to go.
- Climate and change
The level of resources needed to build a permanent warehouse or operational building could impact the environment as much as your budget. In addition, the option of leasing warehousing space off-site will not only increase your transport costs but also associated damaging emissions.
Prefabricated temporary buildings have a very low environmental impact. Not only is their whole reason for being based around re-use, they are prefabricated in a factory-controlled setting ensuring minimal waste. They are also engineered from one of the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet and require minimal resources to build and dismantle.
There will be many other business elements that support the kind of flexibility needed to remain fluid and responsive. Prefabricated temporary buildings are definitely worth considering though, whether the need is now, or part of a contingency plan.
They not only give you complete control of how much extra space you are using on site, but essentially how much of that space you are getting value from.
And, of course, they fit with a future that can no longer be just about ticking the environmental boxes but one that requires real and sustainable action.
You can create your own prefabricated building using our quick and easy on-line Temporary Building Configurator Tool.