How can a temporary building boost manufacturing productivity?

Open roller shutter door on temporary manufacturing building installed by F&L temporary building

Explore our latest temporary building project for the manufacturing sector

We are delighted to have installed a new temporary building for an electrical manufacturing business based in Leicester.  The structure will be used for fitting out pre-fabricated units. It provides a flexible and comfortable industrial workshop space. Project Manager, Chris Kitchin shares an insight into how our client will benefit from their new building and the extra space it has created:

About the structure

F&L temporary buildings designed and installed a bespoke 10m x 10m x 4m structure, with a roller shutter door and pedestrian door for access. The building is fully insulated and clad with a thermally efficient 60mm sandwich panel.  The panels have been specially manufactured in a RAL colour requested by the client to blend in with the existing building.  An insulated, inflated PVC roof and rainwater gutters have been specified to complete the structure.  For anchoring, resin anchors were drilled into the concrete base.  Like all temporary structures, this is an efficient and cost-effective installation as no complex foundations were required. 

Interior of temporary manufacturing building with inflated roofing

Application: Increasing production capacity

With this new facility, our client will streamline their operations by optimising production timelines, improving productivity and ensuring quality control. The building was installed on an existing base, close to their main building. The proximity of the workshop allows for seamless co-ordination between manufacturing and assembly processes, reducing logistical complexities and enhancing workflow efficiency. 

Rapid installation: Installed in 5 working days

What makes our temporary structures so quick to install?  Modular construction. The building was manufactured off-site, using state of the art processes to ensure quality.  The structure was delivered to site and installed by our in-house team.  There was minimal plant required for the installation which kept disruption to a minimum. This meant that our client didn’t have to suffer the inconvenience associated with traditional construction work.  

In addition, the access to build this structure was tight with an existing fence line in close proximity to the building.  We were able to effectively build this from the inside to save removing the fence.  A real example of our problem-solving expertise. 

Forklift entering temporary manufacturing building installed by F&L Temporary Buildings


Walling: 60mm insulated sandwich panels. RAL Matched to existing building

Frame: Aluminium clear-span structure with a 4-channel aluminium extrusion beam, 5m bay length and 22-degree roof pitch.

Doors: 1 no 4,0m (W) x 3,5m (H) electrically operated galvanised roller shutter door fitted with direct drive motor and internal up/down rocker switch.

1 no -1.0m (W) x 2.0m (H) single leaf steel pedestrian door unit fitted with push
 bar, lock and closer

Roof: Insulated Thermal Roof – Double skin PVC material roof 650g /m2, non-flammable, fully tensioned.

Guttering: Large profile UPVC rainwater system with 20m linear and downpipes


Quality Standards: Fully compliant to UK Building Regulations and BS6399. Snow loading capacity of 25kg/m2 and wind loading of 28 m/s.

Temporary manufacturing building colour matched to existing warehouse
A temporary manufacturing workshop building

Temporary structure experts

We provide temporary building structures across the UK.  What sets us apart from other providers is our collaborative and design led approach.  We work with every client to fully understand their unique needs and design a purpose built structure that is efficient, cost effective and futureproof.  All our projects are managed by our in-house teams, based in the UK. 

About our manufacturing building solutions

Our temporary building solutions are a great option for manufacturing applications if you need to increase your capacity fast, without the costs and timescales associated with traditional construction projects. Our temporary industrial manufacturing buildings can installed in days and are relocatable. We can provide the very best solution to your needs. In terms of quality and durability, despite the “temporary” name, they are comparable to a semi-permanent building, with a lifespan of 20 years. 

Explore other uses and specification options

If you need additional space, temporary buildings are fast, flexible and bult to last.  In addition to manufacturing applications, they can be used for a wide range of other purposes. Whilst this prefabricated building is fully insulated, there are non-insulated and part-insulated options depending in the application.  Related applications include:

  • Temporary warehouse buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Flexible workshops 
  • Loading bays and industrial canopies

Looking for inspiration, explore our other temporary building projects.