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Last edited 17 Nov 2019
Temporary and interim building types
While structures such as sheds and warehouses are often thought of as being permanent, there are a number of situations in which a shorter timeframe is required. Whether for a few weeks, months or even a year, a temporary structure may be appropriate instead.
- Quick to erect and dismantle.
- Can be built on any surface.
- Size can be adjusted if necessary.
 Emergency structures
Emergency structures may be necessary if a building has been damaged by fire, floods, storms, vandalism and so on. An interim structure can offer a suitable solution allowing business activities to continue at the same location while repairs are carried out.
Sometimes the home or office can become too cluttered. Whether belongings have piled up or there is a need to hire more staff, it can be important to find additional space quickly. Erecting a temporary building can be a suitable option as it provides nearby space to accommodate additional needs while a longer-term solution is sought.
Lastly, interim structures be used for events, whether for a hall to showcase a range of displays or a warehouse to store food, drinks and other essentials. Events might include; sports, carnivals, agricultural shows, expos, concerts and so on.
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