Temporary buildings for sale

Many businesses are now choosing to buy temporary buildings and use them instead of more permanent structures, achieving major time and cost savings in the process.

They can do this because, although classed as temporary due to the ability to relocate them, temporary buildings meet the required British Standard for structural safety – BS6399, which means they can withstand the UK’s maximum snow and wind loadings and can therefore be used long-term.

A temporary building isn’t always suitable for long-term use, especially if there is any significant heating in the building. For storage, workshops and warehousing, or just to provide weather protection however there are many examples in the UK of buildings being in situ and still going strong after twenty plus.

The benefits of buying a temporary building

If your need is permanent you can purchase a temporary building and used it instead of a more traditional structure achieving huge cost and time savings.

  • Avoid the cost, delay and disruption of laying foundations associated with permanent buildings
  • As our temporary buildings are totally demountable they will remain an asset and can be relocated or resold if no longer needed
  • To keep our purchase contracts flexible we offer a buy-back option
  • Take advantage of our maintenance support and other additional services such as relocation, servicing, or modifications
  • If you want a temporary building purchase contract but don't have the capital, you can hire the building until budget comes available

The table below shows how temporary buildings compare with traditional and steel buildings in terms of cost, speed and flexibility.

Traditional buildings

Steel buildings

Temporary buildings

Lead times

Typically 6 months +

Typically 8 – 10 weeks

Typically 2 - 3 weeks

Ground works needed



No - not on level hard standing

Level of disruption



Minimal – just 3 to 4 days for build

Hire options available

Yes – through leasing commercial property


Yes – with even faster installation from our hire stock

Level of investment and financial commitment needed


Medium - ground works increase price significantly

Low – affordable monthly hire costs or purchase and save up to 70% compared to a permanent structure



Sometimes , but leave ground works and need additional ground preparation on new site

Yes, can be dismantled and relocated to a new site in days

Meet the required British Standards for Structural Safety




Insulation options




Can link to existing structures




Aganto can provide a temporary building for sale or hire to meet your needs in terms of space and technical specification.

On a budget?See information about used temporary buildings for sale here.

For advice and information call Aganto on 0808 231 8878 Or arrange a Site Visit