Monday, 14 August 2023 13:17

How Temporary Buildings Are Changing the Realm of Construction

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Temporary buildings offer an innovative option for office, storage, and living spaces. These structures are cheaper and more cost-effective than regular brick houses. They can also be customized depending on the user's needs.


Some people assume that temporary structures aren’t as durable as permanent brick houses. However, that isn't the case. You can get semi-permanent steel structures that are versatile, portable, and can last up to 30 years without too much maintenance needs.

Herein, we delve deeper into temporary buildings, highlighting some of the significant benefits. The article will also highlight types of temporary and semi-permanent structures on the market. You will also learn more about building permits and regulations for temporary buildings.  

Significant Benefits Temporary Buildings

Temporary buildings are built using prefabricated materials. The materials are easy to install and don’t require a concrete slab. Costs of materials and labor are also cheaper than what you would need to build a brick building. Setup time could take a few weeks depending on the size of the structure.

The quick construction time is what makes temporary or semi-permanent structures perfect for emergencies. Industrial tents are the go-to choice in most emergencies because they are cheap and easier to construct.

Temporary structures bring versatility and portability, especially for businesses looking for cost-effective storage and office spaces. The building can be custom-fitted with the necessary fittings for an office or living space. Besides that, the structures can also be used to set up greenhouses, classrooms, or indoor arenas.

Energy costs are a significant factor when building a house, office, or warehouse. Temporary structures have all this taken care of. Clear-span temporary buildings are fitted with PVC roofs to let in natural light during the day. You can also have extra cladding on the walls to maintain room temperature during the winter.

Temporary structures are also easier to maintain. The roofs and walls are built using high-quality materials that can withstand harsh weather. Compared to brick structures that require regular maintenance, you will save a tidy sum. Warranties from the company where you bought the temporary structure will also take care of any necessary repairs.

Types of Temporary and Semi-Permanent Structures

When it comes to temporary buildings, there are three options available at Smart-Space. The cheapest solution is industrial tents. Industrial tents are easy to set up and offer the best solution for spaces where no heating or cooling is needed. You can opt to buy or lease one depending on how long you want to use it.

Interim steel buildings are built on top of a steel frame for extra stability and durability. They are more advanced than industrial tents. They can be used to set up garages, showrooms, or factories. Interim steel buildings are portable, which is a plus for running mobile businesses.

Maxi-space structures are another option for those who need large spaces. The structures can have a length of up to 60 meters and a height of 12 meters. With this, you get enough headroom for trucks and forklifts to move around.

Building Permits and Regulations for Temporary Buildings

Building regulations and planning permits are legal requirements in most states. We recommend consulting a construction expert before setting up your temporary structure. Some temporary structures are covered under the permitted development clause.

The clause covers the extension of temporary spaces. Moreover, you don’t need a permit for structures with a floor space of under 100 square meters or if you are planning to use the structure for less than four weeks.

Wrapping Up

Temporary buildings are a good option if you are looking for a cheap but practical living or storage space. Other than these options on the market, you can also order bespoke models. Nonetheless, the price will be costlier depending on the design and fittings.