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.

Hire or Buy a Temporary Building?

Very often when a business wants to use a temporary building they begin the process by considering Hire only. After-all, if you’re thinking Temporary, it’s likely you’re thinking Hire.  Often though once businesses start to talk to HTS INDUSTRIAL, they realise the better and most cost-effective option is to buy.  Not only does it end up making better business sense, but it also retains flexibility and options for finances and the future.

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What Is an Industrial Marquee?

If you’ve ever heard the term industrial marquee and wondered what one is, you’re not alone. You obviously aren’t going to be partying till dawn in an industrial marquee so what would you use one for and when? And, more importantly, what exactly are they and why do people refer to them as industrial marquees? Continue reading

Temporary Building Installations

temporary building installations Temporary building installations are a remarkably fast and non-disruptive process; for a standard sized aluminium framed warehouse it is usually under a week. Existing concrete can generally be used without the need for any other ground-works and despite the speed and simplicity these structures can be in situ for ten years and beyond.

For those of you new to temporary buildings and the installation process, one of the best ways to understand it would be to see an installation first hand. This can be tricky to arrange though so the next best thing for a fast and thorough education on temporary building installations is to visit a fully operational building in situ. Continue reading

Modular Buildings Score Low on Environmental Impact

modular building Modular buildings can vary greatly in terms of size, design, components, materials and applications they are suitable for. Some are modular boxes that are fully prepared off site and then craned into place on-site, literally ready for use immediately. Others are manufactured off-site in sections.  For modular warehouse buildings, the frames are manufactured in the factory and transported to site where one frame section is erected at a time. The appropriate wall and roof panels are then added.  

Essentially though, what these and most other modular buildings have in common is the majority of the work is done in a controlled factory environment with final assembly on-site.   Continue reading

Temporary Storage Solutions

Entrepôt avec thermotoit blanc

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

Foundations For a Temporary Building

jan-blog-image-2 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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6 Reasons to Choose a Temporary Building Manufacturer

Entrepôts industriels temporairesWith 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

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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