Lack of space can adversely affect the development of your business. Big Box Buildings provide temporary, semi and permanent buildings as a lower cost, lower risk, swifter build realistic option…
Please consider the many uses and advantages of our quickly installed buildings when Facilities planning. Temporary buildings are usually chosen as they're quick & cheap (and only temporary if you specifically want them to be), but with our more permanent buildings you can do almost anything you would in a traditional building, just faster and cheaper - here’s a few common examples of use:
The most common use is covering an underused yard space to become an extended or new, cheap warehouse. If you need this quickly then an aluminium framed, PVC roofed temporary building is usually best - or with a steel frame if you need wider or taller (even to 60m single span and 14m eaves) - or more permanent or stronger, due to location or intended usage for example. Our highest standard with an all-steel exterior (and frame) satisfies the most demanding needs - specifications, security and strength. And if you don’t have the available space on-site, we can build according to your specific needs off-site, becoming a cheaper option than renting a commercial unit, if you commit for several years.
Usually found with a basic PVC roof, a straight forward roof only canopy makes an excellent covered loading area. As with enclosed buildings, we can make almost any size (and even shape) needed to best suit your site and allow many vehicles to be loaded/unloaded at the same time. Apart from allowing considerably larger sizes, steel frames are better suited to canopies than aluminium frames due to the significantly stronger design (steel structures are specifically designed for their particular intended purpose and location whereas aluminium are ‘off the shelf’). Aluminium structures also get very noisy in high winds, particularly as canopies whereas steel frames make nice and quiet places to work in!
Although often erected as a ‘temporary building’ (with a PVC roof) for speed, an all-steel building makes a far better insulated workshop environment, condensation free with lower running costs. We’ve seen these buildings used as workshops in a wide range of applications from vehicle valeting /servicing to manufacturing/assembly areas and machine shops to full factory manufacturing environments.
Available as standalone units but often built as an integrated factory extension, larger facilities and usually more suited to an all-steel exterior. Our steel framed buildings can be large enough to accommodate machinery, production lines, assembly plants and overhead crane gantries. Any serious industrial process needs an appropriate working environment and that needs an all-steel building.
As a business develops the need for BCP (Business Continuity Planning) grows. Whether it’s considering an accident, fire or a natural disaster, business needs to be protected, prepared and able to respond. Our buildings make an excellent base for an emergency plan (public sector as well as private). Temporary buildings can be installed quickly if needed, or for those blessed with the foresight, perhaps shared with other organisations, we can store all essential equipment under SLA for very rapid deployment to meet business critical requirements. This includes our other supplementary services e.g. racking, pallet handling, fittings etc. Perhaps even a higher standard business-ready standby building. Or, reactively, we can work quickly and directly with insurance companies and councils if the worst happens. So be sure to speak to us if you’re formulating a BCP / recovery plan!
In many cases it’s possible to consider a Temporary or more Permanent building instead of a traditional new build or renting an off-site commercial building, with significant time and cost savings. Talk to us; we’ll be completely honest and help you calculate which options will be best for you!