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"Industrial tents" may not give you what you want

What exactly is an industrial tent and how to ensure your building suits your needs
2021-01-25 23:00:00 2021-05-13 08:12:23
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What exactly is an industrial tent and how to ensure your building suits your needs.  More and more people are searching for industrial tents. If you are one of them, I have written this information for you.

The best advice I can give you is, if you are planning to use industrial tents for any kind of commercial or industrial application for more than 28 days, you are far better keying in the search term, temporary buildings.

You see, the chances are, if you do this; you are going to be offered a building which is far more suited to commercial and industrial applications, than an industrial tent will be.

Especially now – in 2021 – with the event and hospitality industry having been decimated by the worldwide pandemic.

A marquee is not an industrial tent

It has led to a massive glut of marquees and party tents being available, which marquee and tent companies are now advertising as industrial tents.

You’ve only got to look at the Covid testing stations and the numerous ‘tents’ you see outside doctors’ surgeries around the UK to see how many of these tents are now being used.

And whilst these might be sufficient to give the temporary cover the authorities need for keeping people dry whilst queuing, they are not suitable for longer-term industrial or commercial use.

Simply because they are not designed as such and will not meet the local authority requirements for wind, snow, uplift, and drainage.

This is an important consideration if you are planning to use your ‘industrial tent’ or ‘temporary building’ for more than 28 days, and it is for an industrial or commercial application.

Because along with your local authority rules and regulations, your insurers and landlord too (if you rent your premises) may take a view on the suitability and stability calculations for the structure you plan to install.

Get a real temporary building

You see, every temporary building we manufacture for use here in the UK, is designed to meet the local authority requirements for wind speed, snow loads, uplift, and drainage – where your building is installed.

Whereas if you innocently agree to rent a tent which is described as ‘industrial’, you might well find this ‘tent’ was never designed for the application or indeed the timeframe you intend to use it.

Which will give rise to all kinds of hassle, dangers, and problems you can easily avoid, by searching using the correct terminology.

We at Smart-Space have four distinct types of building, to be sure we have one that will suit your needs.  Don’t just get a tent, get a real temporary building. 

Here we link to our real industrial tents.

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