Building commercial warehouses come with a range of challenges that can make the process difficult and costly for business owners. Lack of flexibility, lengthy and costly builds and poor sustainability practices are all common – but there is a solution.

Temporary warehouses have been on the rise globally for some years now and there is a good reason for it. They can be constructed and installed in over half the time as a permanent structure, are far more cost effective and produce a fraction of the waste of a permanent build. They are also just as durable and effective, and can be fitted with all the same characteristics such as loading docks and roller doors. It’s no surprise that more people than ever are choosing to install temporary warehouses for their industrial storage needs.

Faster Construction

The speed in which a temporary warehouse can be constructed is one of their most appealing aspects. The majority of the work takes place off site in factories prior to construction. This allows for the preliminary groundwork to be carried out at the same time as the components are produced, vastly speeding up the overall build. Once manufactured, modules are delivered to your site, installed and ready to use as soon as they’re finished. The installation process can be as little as a matter of days for some projects.


One of the biggest benefits you will see when using temporary modular buildings for warehouses is the ability to change your space when required. Buildings can be expanded or reduced if needed, or can be altered to make the design suit your needs. This is very useful in manufacturing as it helps to accommodate large orders and general expansion.

A permanent building is limited if alterations are needed. For large orders a business owner would have the choice of moving to a larger space, expanding their current space (this is long winded and costly), or declining the order altogether.

Reduced Waste

Temporary building production generates far less waste than building a permanent building. The construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries on the planet and it is common for goods and materials to be lost or unused. This has a negative impact on the environment both globally and locally as construction materials are often not biodegradable and may be toxic.

Building supplies and materials for temporary buildings are made in controlled environments that utilise quality control and process engineering. Stock control is also much simpler in a controlled environment. All of this vastly reduces the amount of wasted material and helps to make temporary building construction kinder to the planet and your budget.

Less Disruption

Constructing a temporary warehouse is a very efficient process. This efficiency helps to reduce your overall build costs, keeps company downtime to a minimum and minimises potential disruption to your staff and the local community. The likelihood is that your warehouse is surrounded by other units, schools, shops, residential buildings and more, so keeping disruption to a minimum will only help to reduce the likelihood of disgruntled neighbours.

Cost Effective

The cost of installing a temporary warehouse for manufacturing is considerably less than a permanent structure. A faster construction time means that labour costs and other construction costs are vastly reduced, and there is also substantially less waste than regular construction meaning you’re paying for exactly what you get. A more cost effective build does not impact the overall quality of your warehouse either – all temporary warehouses are durable enough to be fully operational for many years to come.

Cutting costs during a warehouse build is a key component to success. Funds saved can be spent on other areas of your business such as buying more stock, increasing your output or increasing your marketing spend to encourage growth.

Improved Sustainability

Sustainability is one of the key buzzwords in manufacturing. It is important for you as a business owner to consider the impact that your work has on the environment, and a great place to start is with the construction of your warehouse. This benefits the environment and allows you to stay on track of any environmental pledges you may have made.

Temporary buildings are far more efficient to make and have far less waste than regular construction methods. The materials are also lightweight which reduces the environmental impact of transportation. You can even opt to use recycled materials to reduce waste entering landfills.

You might think of a temporary building as being cold and energy inefficient, but that’s not true. Temporary warehouses are often fitted with effective insulating materials that help to boost the overall efficiency of the building. This keeps running costs low and lessens the overall environmental impact.

Temperature Controlled

Temporary warehouses can be temperature controlled to enable the storage of dry and cold items. Companies such as Neptunus often build to your specifications depending on whether you require a fully insulated temporary structure or an industrial-level cold room for containers. You could even get a combination of the two.

Appearance and Characteristics of Permanent Building

Just because a building is temporary doesn’t mean it is any less practical than a permanent structure. Temporary warehouses still look and function like a permanent building, and come with all the characteristics of a traditional warehouse structure. Add loading docks, dock shelters, rolling doors, fire doors and much more to create a space that is practictical, safe and effective for its intended use.


As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider installing a temporary warehouse instead of a permanent structure. They will save you valuable time and money, provide endless flexibility and be kinder to the local community and environment – all whilst offering the exact level of practicality and service of a temporary build.

Neptunus is a specialist in providing high quality temporary warehouse structures. They are one of the largest providers worldwide and have over 80 years of experience with producing temporary buildings in the industrial and commercial sector. Whether you are planning an expansion, need extra storage due to a large order or require a cold room t store good, Neptunus is the temporary warehouse solution you’ve been looking for.