HTS Temporary Industrial Building Blog

HTS tentiQ Industrial Buildings 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 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.

A flexible future with prefabricated temporary buildings

prefabricated temporary building The level of change experienced by many of us over the last few months has hit hard, on a personal and professional level.

The pandemic, climate change and a precarious human moral compass has forced us to accept that nothing is certain and everything can change – overnight.

For businesses, flexibility is a crucial element for survival – ensuring quick reactions and innovative thinking when unforeseen changes hit.

Businesses taking advantage of the fantastic degree of flexibility offered by prefabricated temporary buildings, are better placed to make change work in their favour. Continue reading

Adapt to survive with creativity, courage and demountable temporary buildings


Recent times have kept businesses on their toes like never before.

Climate change, destructive weather patterns and fires and now, of course, the global pandemic have forced businesses to prove over and over that they can adapt to external macro changes in a resourceful and prosperous way; with results that probably even take them by surprise. Continue reading

Pros and cons of aluminium temporary warehouses

What are aluminium temporary warehouses?

Aluminium temporary warehouses are engineered with an aluminium frame instead of steel. This means they’re a much lighter building and don’t require traditional foundations. Instead they can be anchored down to existing hard ground; a process that is extremely quick (often a week) and economical. And, just as easy to do in reverse, creating relocation and re-use opportunities. Continue reading

Options for Overflow Warehousing

If your business needs to accommodate overflow warehousing there are multiple options available. What are they though and which is right for your business?

This article considers containers, leasing off-site, reorganisation, relocation and temporary buildings, alongside key requisites of speed, period of use, suitability and cost. Continue reading

How long can you hire a temporary building for?

Another way to ask this question could be ‘how long can temporary buildings be used for’? And, it’s a question we get asked a lot.

For the majority of time customers can hire a temporary building for the exact period they need it, creating a solution that precisely matches budgets and operational needs.  

Sometimes though, hire terms can be too short or too long to prove cost effective. And, in other situations they may start at six months and run on for six years plus, or become an outright purchase. So what are all the different options and which are most suited to your business needs? Continue reading

Temporary maintenance buildings for trains and static machinery

For anyone outside the rail industry, the question of how temporary buildings can enable undercover maintenance on trains is of little consequence. For those who do need an answer to this question, it can be a problem because the cover needs to go over the railway track. Similarly, any large static machinery that needs protection will need the cover to be built over and around the equipment as the usual method of moving the machinery once the building is in place, isn’t an option.

This is where temporary maintenance buildings really come into their own, providing the installation technique of a clear-span tent, but the strength and durability of an industrial permanent building. Continue reading

Temporary industrial canopies – the easiest way to protect stock?

Many manufacturers have been turning to temporary industrial canopies as an easy and affordable way to protect stock, equipment, employees and loading operations from the weather.  With the choice of hire or buy and an installation method that takes less than a week, it’s not surprising.  So, what are temporary industrial canopies, how can they be used and are they right for your business? Continue reading

Temporary Warehouse Space – On or Off Site?

The need to hire temporary warehouse space can happen very quickly for many businesses; new contracts, new product ranges, organic growth or seasonal growth can all put existing storage space under strain. And, more importantly, not being able to provide that space in the required time frame could mean these growth opportunities slip away. Continue reading

8 Ways Temporary Warehouses Can Help Manufacturers

Temporary warehouses could start to become a lifeline in a manufacturers’ survival toolbox. How and why can they help manufacturers weather the challenges of the 21st century, including fickle consumer demand, lack of skilled workers and sometimes inefficient outdated systems? Continue reading