HTS Temporary Industrial Building Blog

HTS Industrial is the leading manufacturer and supplier of temporary buildings. Our blog is home to a range of articles, help and advice allowing you to make the right decisions when it comes to sourcing and choosing these structures.

Feel free to browse the browse our content and make use of our expert knowledge in areas such as design and build quality, speed and method of installation, planning requirements, pros and cons against other solutions, whether to hire or buy, and much more.

Hire or Buy a Temporary Building?

Very often when a business wants to use a temporary building they begin the process by considering hire only. After-all, if you’re thinking ‘temporary’, it’s likely you’re thinking ‘hire’. Often though once businesses start to talk to HTS INDUSTRIAL, they realise the better and most cost-effective option is to buy. Continue reading

Building Regs for Temporary Buildings

Along with Planning Permission, Building Regulations for Temporary Buildings is one of the most common questions asked on this topic.

Essentially though it’s a very simple matter and it all comes down to the structural safety, integrity and strength of a building, primarily in relation to snow and wind loadings. As a business looking to use temporary buildings how do you know what Building Codes the building should be adhering to and why is it so important to make sure you have the strongest and structurally sound building possible? Continue reading

7 Ways Prefabricated Buildings Save Money

prefabricated building with shutter door

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.

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10 Reasons to Use Portable Temporary Buildings

portable temporary building with shelvesThe last 12 months has seen some turmoil for UK businesses with the build up to and result of Brexit. For a period last year the business world seemed to temporarily hold its breath, pausing large decisions and investments and simply waiting to see how the British public would vote.

Hold your breath too long though and you’ll perish, so wisely businesses have started breathing again and pushing ahead regardless of the uncertain commercial (and political) landscape. Continue reading

What Is an Industrial Marquee?

industrial marquee with stacked palletsIf you’ve ever heard the term industrial marquee and wondered what one is, you’re not alone. You obviously aren’t going to be partying till dawn in an industrial marquee so what would you use one for and when? And, more importantly, what exactly are they and why do people refer to them as industrial marquees? Continue reading

Temporary Building Installations

temporary building installations Temporary building installations are a remarkably fast and non-disruptive process; for a standard sized aluminium framed warehouse it is usually under a week. Existing concrete can generally be used without the need for any other ground-works and despite the speed and simplicity these structures can be in situ for ten years and beyond.

For those of you new to temporary buildings and the installation process, one of the best ways to understand it would be to see an installation first hand. This can be tricky to arrange though so the next best thing for a fast and thorough education on temporary building installations is to visit a fully operational building in situ. Continue reading

Modular Buildings Score Low on Environmental Impact

modular building Modular buildings can vary greatly in terms of size, design, components, materials and applications they are suitable for.
Some are modular boxes that are fully prepared off site and then craned into place on-site, literally ready for use immediately. Others are manufactured off-site in sections.  For modular warehouse buildings, the frames are manufactured in the factory and transported to site where one frame section is erected at a time. The appropriate wall and roof panels are then added.  

Essentially though, what these and most other modular buildings have in common is the majority of the work is done in a controlled factory environment with final assembly on-site.   Continue reading

Considering Prefabricated Warehouses as Part of Your Contingency Planning

prefabricated warehouse with blue cladding

Contingency planning is one of those tedious but necessary tasks that every business has to carry out. Nobody wants to consider disaster as part of their business to-do list but having a watertight procedure in place is certainly the way to go to safeguard the future of any company.

Prefabricated warehouses can be of incredible help if anything did happen to go wrong and more and more managers are incorporating them as part of a contingency plan. They have a range of properties and can be used for a number of functions and scenarios.

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Temporary Storage Solutions

temporary storage solutions

Many businesses require temporary storage solutions from time to time.   And often quickly.   Because of this it’s good to be aware of what the options are and what would be best for your business in a hurry, or worst case an emergency.

What you choose depends on what you are storing and volume, how much spare site space you have available and a preference for and availability of off-site industrial space in your area.  Continue reading

Prefabricated Supermarket Buildings

prefabricated supermarket buildings

Up until recently most supermarkets were built as traditional brick and mortar structures. Now, though, many supermarkets have taken on a more modular, prefabricated approach creating many benefits associated with speed, cost and environmental issues.

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