FAQS – Why choose temporary?

Spaciotempo is a specialist temporary building company and is one the few temporary building experts that can supply our own designs. We work with a wide range of industries and always strive to provide you with your perfect bespoke temporary building as soon as you need it. Our cost-effective temporary building hire is available with flexible contracts, so we are able to quickly disassemble and remove your temporary building if you no longer require it. Here, we’ve set out to answer some of your most Frequently Asked Questions, to give you a complete overview of our speciality products and services here at Spaciotempo.

Why choose temporary?

Put simply, if you are looking for a cost-effective, scalable and stylish solution to your warehouse, storage or operational requirements, Spaciotempo temporary buildings offer an ideal alternative to permanent facilities. With flexible hire contracts and temporary structures that are designed, manufactured and installed by our in-house team, we can give you countless reasons why you should choose temporary.

What can I use a temporary building for?

Temporary buildings can be used in various situations. Our temporary buildings are suitable for a wide range of applications and have proven to be the perfect solution for many industry settings, including:

  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Retail
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Car Showrooms
  • Ports and Airports
  • Education

What types of temporary buildings are there?

At Spaciotempo we aim to provide an innovative and stylish solution for any temporary building requirement imaginable – no matter how big, small or complicated. Our range of temporary structures include:

  • TempAstor quick buildings
  • Neivalu modular buildings
  • Oxygen modular buildings
  • Warehouse extensions
  • Loading and storage canopies
  • Retractable tunnels
  • Disaster recovery buildings
  • Temporary facilities for sport and education
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Port warehouses
  • Car Showrooms

How much does a temporary building cost?

With Spaciotempo temporary structures, there is no need for foundation costs, legal fees, stamp duty or agency fees. Choosing temporary is the best expansion plan you will ever make; expanded space, expanded budget and expanded flexibility!

  • The duration of time that you require your temporary building.
  • Your specific size requirements and any customisable features.

A temporary building is a cost-effective alternative to a permanent structure, with lower upfront costs and, in turn, lower investment risk. At Spaciotempo, our temporary buildings vary in price, depending on a number of factors, including:

What materials are used for a temporary building?

At Spaciotempo, we make sure that all our structures are manufactured in line with British Standards by using only the most durable materials and all of our buildings comply with the snow and loading standards required of all permanent buildings. Neivalu frames are made from anodised aluminium with galvanized steel fixings to guarantee the inherent strength and solidity required to work in any environment. Our washable and flame retardant PVC single skin or thermo roofs offer excellent all-round protection. While our custom wall options include composite panels, UPVC walling, glazed panels and trapezoidal steel sheet walling.

Can I custom manufacture a building to my exact requirements?

At Spaciotempo, we are very flexible in terms of customising your temporary building. In fact, we can offer an exhaustive range of optional extras and ancillaries. For instance, you can choose from a variety of roofing, flooring, wall, lighting and electronics options. We can also brand your temporary structure, to give you a fully personalised product. The scope and scale of your customisation is really only limited to your imagination!

Do I need to request planning permission for my temporary structure?

Planning permission is required after 28 days. It can take up to four weeks to process, but may take longer depending on planning meeting dates. Spaciotempo has strong working relationships with local authorities throughout the country, who are generally supportive of the installation of a temporary structure, as it indicates business growth and sustainable building practices.

How to choose a temporary building contractor?

When deciding on a temporary building contractor, you should know what questions to ask. Firstly, you should look into how flexible your temporary building contract is. At Spaciotempo, we can disassemble and remove your temporary building when you no longer require it. Another factor to consider is the quality of the temporary building. Spaciotempo is the only temporary building supplier to design and manufacture our own high-grade aluminium structures in-house. Our structures and services are the best in the industry.

Temporary vs permanent building

When deciding whether a temporary or permanent structure is for you, there are a few considerations to bear in mind. To start with, permanent structures can be expensive. In the current financial climate, few businesses can risk such investments, making a temporary structure a cost-effective solution. Another consideration is the length of time you require the building. If you are thinking of having a permanent building constructed, it is important to consider whether the building will pay for itself in time. If market forces and industry trends require you to scale up or scale down your facilities as and when required, a permanent building would clearly be a wasted asset.

A main advantage of Spaciotempo temporary buildings is their flexibility. If you wish to extend the length of your contract, we can arrange for your structure to remain on site. A temporary structure can also replicate a permanent building due to their durability and BS compliance. In the past, our clients have even turned their building into a permanent fixture. If you are struggling to decide between a temporary and permanent solution, we believe a move towards temporary will pay dividends. No other option can give you the flexibility, scalability and affordability of temporary buildings.

What are the benefits of temporary buildings from Spaciotempo?

Temporary buildings, supplied by Spaciotempo have many benefits, including:

  • Flexible contracts.
  • Freedom of scalability for your facilities.
  • High quality aluminium frames.
  • Long lasting – some of our temporary buildings are still in use after 25 years of service.
  • Stay on site, avoiding any costly relocation worries.
  • They can be taken down when you no longer require them.

Should I purchase or hire a temporary structure?

The decision whether to buy or hire may depend on whether the building is for a specific project, or whether it depends on fluctuations in market conditions. Spaciotempo offers a lease option which effectively gives you the ability to ‘hire to buy’. This finance scheme requires upfront approval but our team of technical advisers can talk you through all your options.

What sizes of temporary buildings can I get?

The size of the temporary building will vary depending on individual requirements, and at Spaciotempo we have the ability to adapt our buildings to suit your needs. Our size range varies depending on the temporary structure you require. However, our popular Neivalu buildings vary between 5m-35m in width, unlimited length and heights up to 13.177m. We also have the ability to gutter-link multiple 36m buildings together to create a ‘multi-span’ structure. Therefore, the size of your temporary building is almost limitless!

How long will the installation of a temporary structure take?

We pride ourselves on our quick reaction times and we can book a site visit with you within 24 hours of your initial enquiry. Installation of our standard temporary buildings can begin immediately, allowing your business operations to resume normal service in double quick time.


Contact Spaciotempo today

For more information about Spaciotempo’s temporary buildings please contact us today.