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…
A temporary building has a PVC roof to keep the structure lightweight, even with steel walls, glazed windows, roller doors etc. They are engineered to last for many years in situ, can be extended as needed and parts can be replaced individually if worn or damaged.
The most well known, most tolerant of poor surfaces, quickest to install and cheapest to move - often making them the best choice, or even only choice if a decision is left to the last minute. If you search for "temporary buildings" most companies only offer these aluminium systems - whilst they are suited to many applications, they have their limitations (span/width, height, strength, security, PVC gables, internal cables, noisy in the wind and the double-edged sword of anchoring to most hard-standing yard surfaces without requiring ground works) so there are plenty of situations you should consider steel frames instead.
Steel Frames - are usually cheaper and stronger on a like-for-like basis (size/spec against aluminium), or allow considerably wider (at least double the maximum sizes allowed by aluminium) and taller structures, although they have a longer lead time. They can still be 'temporary' i.e. lightweight with the PVC roof, work on most poor quality hard surfaces (not usually requiring groundworks) and have other benefits such as use of the whole roof space and being quieter in strong winds. So in many cases, steel is the better choice and yet rarely considered!
A PVC roof can be double-lined (or inflated) for anti condensation and provide basic insulation, so usually most suited to ambient storage - but it isn’t always the most suitable or desirable e.g. due to poor security and they will wear out every 10-15 years, which is why we also offer a permanent all-steel solution, including the roof, for long term use and proper insulation & higher standards.
We’ve completed projects with non-standard shapes & bespoke specifications in steel, so we aren’t confined to rectangles or restrictive standards: if you really need a triangle, pentagon or rhombus we can do that!
A 60m single span x 200m x 14m eaves height "temporary" building (for bulk storage or other huge open space needs) can be available for use at a windy quay side for example, even on a tarmac surface, considerably quicker and cheaper than putting up a traditional store.
A temporary building is produced and installed relatively quickly; often just 6 weeks’ lead time (larger and steel frame structures take longer). Although the installation might seem like a proper construction process, these structures go up quickly, often within the week. In our quotes we include all plant and construction equipment necessary for the build, so you get an 'all in' price. Standards of finish, fitting and performance are discussed long in advance so customers have a clear understanding to avoid unpleasant surprises - we believe in full honesty!
Many customers choose temporary buildings because they are quick and cost effective solution. As well as providing quick onsite facilities, they usually require no ground-works; just an existing hard standing to prevent subsidence. But we also help folk understand the weaknesses - and to consider all steel buildings.