Aluminium vs Steel for temporary building hire

Relocatable. Recyclable. Reusable.

One myth that exists is that a ‘temporary’ building is merely a short term solution. In actual fact, all of our structures are designed to British Standards, with the required structural calculations undertaken to ensure they meet UK Building Regulations.

Temporary simply refers to the flexibility of our structures. While they are suitable to house long term facilities, their demountable, modular and relocatable nature means they can serve as a short term option too. These pose significant benefits to businesses, such as cost, turnaround time, and their ability to meet your immediate and future needs.

The temporary buildings sector is incredibly diverse, with a range steel and aluminium options available.


Here at Mar-Key Group, we design, manufacture and supply temporary aluminium structures to events and commercial clients.

One advantage that aluminium framed buildings possess over steel is speed of delivery. Our temporary aluminium structures are lightweight and often require no groundworks, which ensures they are quick to install with minimal disruption to your business. Reduced groundworks also offers a significant cost saving to your business.


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Temporary building hire: Groundworks or no groundworks?

The groundworks required to install a steel building will cost your business valuable time and money, therefore must be considered when evaluating the price of your building. The install time is also longer than that of an aluminium building. As a British manufacturer and part of the Made in Britain campaign, we have full control over our supply chain and lead times, which enables us to manufacture and deliver a building that suits your exact business needs.

Whilst not essential, some businesses choose to install a concrete pad prior to us building to enable easier goods movement and a level base for racking internally. Your decision will purely depend on what you are doing inside of the structure. We can assist with the design and management of 3rd party suppliers to install your concrete pad, taking care of every detail along the way. We deliver a turn-key structure solution so that you can get back to business.

It’s important in today’s building and construction industries to be mindful of waste and our carbon footprint. Our aluminium framed buildings are highly durable and corrosion-resistant, making them reusable and relocatable if they no longer meet your current business need.


Hire for as long as you need

As steel buildings are built on permanent foundations, they are unlikely to be available for hire. If your project is shorter than three years, we can build a structure and hire it to you. Our aluminium framed buildings provide you with peace of mind that you are only paying for the duration of use that you need. That said, if you did wish to purchase the structure outright or even towards the end of your contract, we offer flexibility and pricing that works for you!

If you’re looking to create more space for your business to grow, but are uncertain how much or for how long you will need it, get in touch with our friendly team who will come to your site and offer some solutions. Our modular frame comes in any size required and will even link to existing buildings.


Get in touch with our team today if you need us to create more space.

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