- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 28 Nov 2018
To help develop this article, click 'Edit this article' above.
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.
- Permitted development.
- Planning permission.
- Structure relocation.
- Temporary demountable structures.
- Temporary use.
- The design of temporary structures and wind adjacent to tall buildings.
- The history of fabric structures.
Featured articles and news
Achieving air tightness in buildings.
What are the benefits of smart homes for Millennial end-users?
How dynamic briefing can result in an efficient project.
Achieving sustainable roads funding in England.
Your chance to comment on the draft BS 851188 - flood resistance products and flood protection products.
Rebuilding could take 20 to 40 years.
RSHP’s high-rise residential towers win a tall buildings award for excellence.
BSRIA study reveals strong growth in 2018.
Dame Judith Hackitt confirmed as keynote speaker – one year on from the Hackitt Report.
Save £100 on tickets.
Modern slavery in the construction sector.
What to bear in mind when claiming damages in construction.
How do we achieve sustainable clean-water infrastructure for all?