Is it more expensive to buy or hire a temporary warehouse?

Weighing up the pros and cons of temporary warehouse hire against buying one? Luckily, the team of temporary structure manufacturers here at Mar-Key Group have years of invaluable experience delivering both solutions. Below, we find out whether purchasing a temporary warehouse will stretch your budget further than hiring one.

Hiring a temporary warehouse

In most cases, temporary warehouse hire with a flexible rolling contract will be a more affordable and convenient alternative to purchasing the same structure. Often, temporary storage spaces and buildings are required for a matter of weeks or months, however, they are occasionally required for years or even decades.

If your business only requires a temporary structure for a shorter period of time, it often makes more financial sense to hire or lease the semi-permanent building. This is because you won’t be required to pay a large sum upfront to secure the purchase of the structure and can simply pay the monthly fee – the only negative is you won’t own the temporary warehouse at the end of your contract.

To receive a more accurate cost estimate for temporary warehouse hire based on your specific storage requirements, please feel free to get in touch with our helpful team today!


Buying a temporary warehouse

If you require a bespoke temporary warehouse, then it’s likely that you’ll need to purchase it unless otherwise stated by your provider. Regardless of the size, shape or features of a semi-permanent building, buying a temporary warehouse or any other structure outright will typically cost more than hiring one for a short period of time.

However, with some temporary structures lasting for up to 25 years, purchasing the semi-permanent building may be a far more cost-effective solution than hiring, even with the upfront purchase cost. You’ll also benefit from full ownership and won’t need to worry about extending your contract to meet your evolving needs.

As a result, you should always discuss your temporary structure requirements (including whether the building is needed for short-term or long-term usage) in detail with your provider to ensure you get the best value for money.


Buy, hire, or lease temporary structures at Mar-Key Group

Here at Mar-Key Group, we want to help our customers find their ideal temporary structure – one that works for both their business requirements and their budget! This is why we offer a wide range of reliable temporary storage ideas for hire, lease, and outright purchase.

If you’re eager to find out more about our payment options or the various temporary warehouse and semi-permanent sports facilities available at Mar-Key Group, simply get in touch today. Alternatively, you can also explore the variety of temporary structures delivered by our team by taking a look at our comprehensive case study hub.

If you’d rather speak directly to a knowledgeable member of our team, please feel free to give us a call on 01202 577 111. You can also get in touch by sending your enquiry to or filling out our convenient online contact form.

However you decide to contact our team, we look forward to hearing from you soon and supporting you with your temporary warehouse hire or purchase!