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…
Whilst available with just a cladded steel exterior, sandwich panels perform much better and allow proper sealing, insulation and many options for fire resilience and acoustic muffling etc.
Steel roofs don't need replacing like the PVC versions used in temporary buildings, offering a considerably longer life expectancy (and lower maintenance) and guaranteeing the contents stay completely dry, better maintaining the temperature and strong enough to support fixtures. An all-sandwich panel (SIP) exterior, including the roof, is the only choice if you want to reliably prevent condensation and be fully insulated, reducing running costs and allowing economical chilled storage, temperature regulated, climate controlled or high care environments.
Whereas temporary buildings can be standard, 'off the shelf' quick projects, steel frame buildings are specifically designed (with structural engineering calculations provided for each building) according to sizes, requirements and their location, so entirely bespoke sizes and even shapes are no problem. A standard sized rectangle doesn't suit all yards after all, so if you really need a triangle, rhombus or customised design, we can probably help. If in doubt, please ask!
Steel sandwich panel exterior buildings can come with a “no leak guarantee” unlike their temporary building counterparts, which are weatherproof but due to having PVC roofs (and just sitting on an existing hard surface), can’t be guaranteed waterproof.
These buildings can be specified to high levels of insulation, unlike the PVC roof alternative (suppliers who only offer a PVC roof and/or aluminium frames may say otherwise), greatly saving on running costs and allowing any high care standards which customers must adhere to.
Wall panel thickness, type and composition can be varied to suit the application and customer / insurance needs, e.g. LPCB standards requiring highly fire resilient cladding.
These buildings are well suited to sites where harsh or adverse weather conditions prevail, such as windy coastal, off shore or higher altitude locations (aluminium frames are usually only compliant to 100m above sea level ASL).
Already achieving far higher Wind Return Periods (WRP) than aluminium frame buildings, they can be designed to support weighty internal and/or external fixtures & fittings - and implemented as a turnkey project solution or just the building shell.
They require more of a site which often means ground-works, but we aim to suit to customers' requirements, situations and budgets. Surfaces need to be sufficiently strong, ideally flat & level - the best site is a location that’s previously supported a building. Proper drainage & water management is necessary, especially to achieve performance & functionality akin to a traditional building, even though faster & cheaper to erect.