- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 16 Aug 2019
Schedule 2 of the building regulations defines a temporary building as, ‘A building that is not intended to remain where it is erected for more than 28 days’. Temporary buildings may be exempt from some parts of the building regulations, see Building regulations exemption for temporary buildings for more information.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 defines a temporary use as one that does not exceed 28 days in any calendar year. However, this is reduced to 14 days for some uses, and only certain temporary uses are permitted at all without planning permission. See Temporary use for more information.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Approved documents.
- Building regulations.
- Building regulations exemption for temporary buildings.
- Inflatable building.
- Live event production.
- Modular buildings.
- Modular buildings in the educational sector.
- Permanent structure.
- Permitted development.
- Planning permission.
- Structure relocation.
- Temporary demountable structures.
- Temporary structures
- Temporary use.
- The design of temporary structures and wind adjacent to tall buildings.
- The history of fabric structures.
Featured articles and news
Revised guide to competition rules available.
Brick slip soffit systems and intricate brick features.
An innovative engineering approach could have had tragic consequence for NYC.
Some secrets behind how canals work.
Breaking down possible steps of pre-contract management.
ICE event includes comments from Welsh Government Minister Julie James.
How to write them and what they should include.
Designing Buildings Wiki becomes the world's first website to adopt the new knowledge standard.
Assessing the most beneficial design elements.
Exploring different types of vinyl flooring.
New Government task force will build beauty into reformed planning process.
Five outstanding aspects of the profession.