What is a demountable building?

A demountable building is a portable structure that can be easily disassembled and relocated to a different location.It’s ideal for growing organisations who want to invest in a space for their business to grow, but don’t want to be nailed down to a specific location.


What is a temporary building?

A temporary building is a structure that is designed to be used for a short period of time and can be easily assembled, disassembled, and relocated. It is typically used to provide temporary facilities for various purposes such as events, construction sites, or emergency situations.The name ‘temporary’ can be a little misleading, however, as Lauralu temporary buildings come witha 10-year structural guarantee; not so temporary after all!


What is a modular building?

Modular buildings are composed of prefabricated modules or sections that are generally manufactured off site, and then assembled on-site. As these modules are built in factory conditions, they’re often far more precise than brick-and-mortar, allowing for greater precision, efficiency, and quality control.Modular buildings also offer significantly more flexibility, as sections can be made specifically to meet your design, size and configuration needs – perfect for all industries, but especially residential, commercial, education and healthcare.


When does a temporary structure become permanent?

There’s a lot of factors that determine when a temporary structure becomes permanent, including intended use, durability and compliance with your local building codes and regulations. While there is no strict time frame that universally states when your structure becomes permanent, there are a few things you should consider:

1. How long will you use the structure for? If a structure ends up being used for an extended period, it may be deemed permanent.


2. Its structural integrity. If a temporary structure is modified in any way or has its durability, stability and longevity enhanced, it may be considered permanent.


3. Regulatory compliance. If your structure is modified to comply with local building codes or zoning regulations, it may be classified as permanent.


Is planning permission required for temporary buildings?

The answer to this question varies based on local regulations, the intended use of the building, and the duration of its installation.

In some cases, certain types of temporary buildings may be exempt from requiring planning permission, especially if they meet specific criteria. For example, some jurisdictions allow temporary structures to be erected without planning permission if they are intended for a short period, typically less than 28 days.

However, if you’re intending to use your building for a longer period, or if your temporary building isn’t exempt, then it’s best to consult with your local planning authority before you get your new building.


Does cladding help insulation?

Yes, cladding is a great way to improve insulation in a temporary building (or any building, actually!).


How much does it cost to build a sports hall?

The cost of building a sports hall in the UK can range from £1,000 to £2,500 per square metre, depending on various factors such as size, location, design complexity, and specific requirements.We highly recommend getting in touch with the Lauralu team. By mapping out your unique sports hall requirements, we’re able to give you a more exact costing for your new sports hall.


What maintenance is required for a temporary building?

Maintenance requirements for a temporary building typically involve regular inspections for structural integrity, cleaning of the interior and exterior surfaces, monitoring and repairing any damage or wear, and ensuring proper functionality of utilities and systems such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.


How can a temporary building solve your supply chain issues?

Supply chain issues are the bane of many a business, here’s how temporary buildings alleviate many of the common supply chain issues you might be facing:


1. Flexibility & adaptability – Temporary buildings offer customisable size, layout and varied configurations, meaning they can be altered to fit any of your supply chain needs.


2. Rapid deployment – Need something in a hurry? Temporary buildings provide immediate solutions to any supply chain challenges, as construction takes weeks, not years.


3. Short-term expansion – Does your supply chain ebb and flow? Surges in demand often require additional space for a limited period – temporary buildings are perfect to meet these short-term needs.


4. Super mobile – Need to establish a distribution point closer to customers, or to help optimise logistics operations? A temporary building can be erected anywhere you need!


How secure are temporary structures?

Lauralu temporary structures come with a suite of security solutions, from secure entrances and security lighting to fencing and surveillance systems. There’s no more secure temporary structure than a Lauralu temporary structure!


How much does a temporary structure cost?

As a rough estimate, temporary structures in the UK can range from £100 to £500 per square metre.
However, it’s important to note that this is a general estimate, and can change based on your requirements and market conditions.We recommend getting in touch with our specialists for a bespoke quote tailored to your unique needs. How much does a megastructure cost?The cost of a megastructure can vary dramatically based on the project’s scale, specifications and much more. We recommend getting in touch with our specialists for a bespoke quote tailored to your unique needs – it’s the only way to get a concrete number for your project!