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.

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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6 Things to Avoid When Hiring a Temporary Building

hiring a temporary building

If you’re new to temporary buildings and thinking seriously about hiring or buying one there are some key aspects that need to be understood. And then avoided! What are these issues then and why are they key to a successful and sustainable temporary building project?

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Temporary and Storage Buildings vs Traditional Properties

storage buildings

Temporary buildings and prefabricated structures are always going to be compared to more traditional buildings and workspaces. Terms like ‘temporary’ and ‘prefabricated’ can often throw up doubts in minds about suitability and functionality.

Are these justified thoughts or unwarranted misconceptions? How do storage buildings, industrial canopies and prefab options differ from the more common brick and mortar approach? Are there any similarities between the types?

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Foundations for a Temporary Building

temporary building foundations If you’re considering what foundations are required for a temporary building you need to first understand what the essential component of that building, ie the frame, is engineered from.

If it’s steel then the weight equals groundworks, additional cost and time. If it’s aluminium then foundations become a much simpler, economical and in most cases an almost non-existent affair. Obviously, this has something to do with the lightweight qualities of the metal, but if they don’t need foundations how are they installed and do the lightweight qualities and alternative construction processes affect strength and durability?

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8 Functional and Purposeful Uses for Temporary Buildings

steel roof temporary buildings Temporary buildings have a wide range of uses. If you’ve decided that the time has come to make use of them, you probably already have an idea on how you’re going to use it.

It is worth mentioning that the term ‘temporary building’ can be a little misleading. Although they were designed for short-term use in the past, advancements in materials and technologies mean that they’re more durable and long-standing than ever.

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6 Reasons to Choose a Temporary Building Manufacturer

temporary buildings by specialist manufacturer With many products you can choose whether to buy direct from the manufacturers or through a third party supplier.  Naturally we at HTS INDUSTRIAL firmly believe clients benefit by choosing the manufacturers, because we are one!  How many of our reasons though are ours and ours alone or shared by other manufacturers and more importantly benefited from by the customers?

These are the reasons we believe it’s better to buy direct from the manufacturer for your temporary building and also in general. Continue reading

Temporary Buildings in an Instant?

Instant temporary building for fast on-site storage

Many people are now referring to temporary buildings as ‘instant’ or ‘rapid-build’.   Giving them the label of ‘instant temporary buildings’ would probably be stretching the imagination a bit – blink and a car park becomes an industrial warehouse!

However, comparing the supply and build time to that of bricks and mortar and the ‘instant’ title starts to earn its place – after all, being able to accommodate company growth and expansion in a couple of weeks instead of 12 months is probably going to create a fairly instant boost to many business balance sheets.  How long does it actually take though to acquire a fully operational temporary building and can the fast turn-around really help create those ‘instant’ business benefits?
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Storage Buildings for Fast On-Site Industrial Space

storage building tent

Storage buildings for industrial use come in various shapes, sizes and configurations including permanent units for sale or lease, shipping containers, steel prefab buildings or aluminium prefab storage buildings.

Many people refer to the latter as industrial tents as they consider the frame to be similar to a modern clear span marquee. This however is incorrect.

The frame may look like a marquee frame but it’s actually a much bigger profile (thicker). This means it can match the durability of more permanent buildings but also benefit from more flexibility in terms of use and finances.

So where do they get their durability and flexibility from and how can it benefit your business? Continue reading