When Planning an Installation of a
No matter which temporary building provider you choose,
there are some basic guidelines to follow.
- Consider both hire and purchase options.
- Depending on what you are storing, what activity
is taking place and how many people will be in the
temporary building is how you determine what level
of insulation you require or whether a budget, non-insulated
structure is sufficient. Sensitivity of goods, condensation
and temperature control are all areas you should
be advised on.
- Visit some example modular buildings and portable
buildings in operation.
- Ask to see examples of previous projects and
request written or verbal references.
- Check the temporary building complies with British
Standards for UK snow and wind loadings (BS6399)
fire and safety codes, with relevant documentation
- It is the customers’ responsibility to check
for any existing underground services prior to delivery
and installation of the temporary building.
- Seek advice about ground conditions. Unlevel
ground may need levelling out, or a concrete pad
installing prior to build. Ensure your provider
carries out a full site survey and pull test to
ensure the ground conditions are suitable.
- Make sure you get a written Commitment to Service
before signing a contract.
- Try not to be too price driven in your choice.
Consider reputation, credibility, experience, how
many years established, warranties and service commitment.
Without these you might incur significant costs
down the line.
- Ensure your contact / project manager is not
just a 'salesman', but can demonstrate proof of
technical ability and experience. This is critical
as it can create a gulf between what is sold to
you and what can operationally be delivered.
- You should be able to choose from ad-hoc or
individual maintenance programmes, with 24 hour
response telephone numbers in the event of an emergency.
- Unlike permanent buildings, portable modular
buildings can be delivered and fully operational
within days of order.