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The True Costs of Offsite Storage

Offsite warehouse storage has been a popular solution for businesses that need extra space to store their products or inventory. However, with the increasing demand for covered storage space, the cost of offsite storage has also been on the rise for some time. Temporary buildings offer a more cost-effective solution for businesses looking to store their products or inventory, while also providing other benefits. In this blog, we will discuss the true cost of offsite warehouse storage and how businesses can save money by opting for temporary structures.

With a lack of storage space available and costs for traditional warehouse space continuing to soar across the UK and Ireland, temporary & semi-permanent building solutions may just be the ideal alternative.

The True Cost of Offsite Warehouse Storage

Offsite warehouse storage involves paying a fee to a third-party provider for the use of their storage facility. This fee typically covers the cost of renting the storage unit, security, insurance, and other related expenses. However, the hidden cost associated with offsite storage includes several factors, such as the location, size, duration of storage, and additional services required, all of which play a role in the true costs of offsite storage:

Location: The cost of offsite storage varies depending on the location of the facility. Storage facilities located in urban areas are generally more expensive than those in rural areas due to higher demand and higher operating costs.

Size: The size of the storage space required also affects the cost of offsite storage. Larger storage spaces cost more than smaller ones due to the higher rental fees and additional maintenance costs.

Duration of Storage: The duration of storage also affects the cost of offsite storage. The longer the storage period, the higher the cost. Some storage providers offer discounts for longer storage periods, but this is not always the case, and many do not offer flexible buying options either.

Additional Services: Some storage providers offer additional services, such as packing, shipping, and inventory management. These services come at an additional cost, which adds to the overall cost of offsite storage.

Overall, the cost of offsite warehouse storage can be significant and can add up over time. In addition, businesses that rely on offsite storage must also factor in the cost of transportation and logistics to move their products to and from the storage facility. These additional costs can further increase the overall storage cost.

The Benefits of Temporary Buildings

Temporary buildings are a cost-effective alternative storage solution to offsite warehouse buildings. They offer several benefits over traditional storage spaces, such as modularity, flexibility, and customisation. Whether it be temporary buildings or industrial loading canopies, they can be quickly assembled and disassembled, making them ideal for businesses that need additional storage or extra space for a short period. In addition, temporary industrial buildings can be customised to meet the specific storage needs of a business, providing a tailored solution that meets their exact requirements.

Cost Savings: Temporary buildings offer significant cost savings compared to offsite warehouse storage. First, temporary buildings do not require the rental of a storage facility, which eliminates the cost of renting the storage space. Second, temporary buildings do not require transportation costs to move products to and from the storage facility, as they can be located on the business premises. Finally, temporary buildings are typically less expensive to maintain and repair than traditional storage facilities, further reducing the overall cost of storage.

Customisation: Temporary buildings offer businesses the flexibility to customise their storage space to meet their specific needs. The buildings can be designed to accommodate different types of products, such as large equipment or perishable goods, and can be fitted with specific features, such as ventilation or insulation, to ensure the products are stored in optimal conditions. This customisation helps businesses optimise their storage space and reduce waste or damage to their products.

Modularity: By their very nature, temporary and semi-permanent buildings are also fully modular, which means they can be easily relocated to different locations as business needs change. This portability allows businesses to quickly adapt to changes in demand or location, without incurring any of the aforementioned hidden costs of building or renting a new storage facility. This flexibility makes investment in Spaciotempo temporary infrastructure a smart investment for businesses that need to remain agile and responsive to market changes.

Watch the video below that demonstrates how easy it is to extend a Spaciotempo temporary building in just three stages:


Offsite warehouse storage has traditionally been a popular solution for businesses that need extra space to store their products but the landscape is changing and temporary construction is increasingly becoming the way forward for many. Spaciotempo can offer full turnkey temporary warehouse solutions, demonstrated in our extensive portfolio of case studies, and ideal solution to help to finally solve the UK & Irelands warehousing dilemma.

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss any of the points raised in this blog in further detail, our team will be more than happy. Contact us on 01889 460049 or get a quote using our interactive Let’s Build form.

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