A building revolution: Temporary Building Solutions For Schools

Find out how a temporary building can quickly provide extra space and capacity at your school, college or university.

During the summer holidays, many schools, colleges and universities will use the extended break to undertake essential repairs and maintenance across their sites as well as undertaking significant capital projects like classroom extensions and building upgrades.  As the new school year rapidly approaches, we know all too well that the race to get projects finished in time is on.  Where there is a risk of projects running over, beyond the summer holidays, temporary building solutions for schools can be the answer.

Temporary buildings can help deliver additional space quickly for a range of short and long-term requirements.  We have seen temporary structures used most commonly as gyms, temporary classroom facilities and examination halls.  However, more recently our flexible temporary buildings have been used to create a high quality school dining hall facility for a secondary school in Bedfordshire. 

Case Study: Temporary dining hall for schools

An open plan flexible dining hall facility

A secondary school approached us with a time-critical need to increase dining hall space and capacity on their school campus.  They needed a seamless, well-designed, and cost effective dining space that would provide a warm space for students to eat and relax and enjoy school meals throughout the academic year.  Field and Lawn provided a 10m x 20m temporary school canteen complete with secure glazed doors, lighting, heating and cooling and access ramps. 

“Temporary” only by name

While they may be called “temporary” our temporary buildings are robust and highly durable structures that comply with all UK building regulations.  They are designed to be in place for in excess of 20 years and are re-locatable.  This proves to be a great option for multi academy trusts, that wish to deploy space quickly, where needed to create high quality additional space. 

A temporary school building can be specified to high standards of thermal performance and include everything you would expect from a traditional building such as heating, lighting, security and more. 

Our insulated temporary buildings combine an innovative blend of thermal insulation, robust construction, and patented technology, making them ideal solutions for industries where building performance matters. 

A complete modular building solution

Temporary buildings have been revolutionising the construction industry,  and we have seen first hand how they can help schools approach and solve capacity and space problems.  

Speed of Installation: A modular dining hall can be installed in as little as 5 days!

Cost Efficiency: Modular temporary buildings are in the region of 70% cheaper than traditional brick and mortar buildings.

Reduced On-Site Risk: Temporary buildings are manufactured off site, reducing the risks associated with long-term construction projects on education campuses.

Minimal Disruption: Fewer contractors on-site means minimal disruption around the school site. Lower noise pollution, less mess and far fewer vehicle movements adds to the benefits of temporary buildings.

Lower Up-Front Costs: Unlike traditional building projects, modular builds required lower upfront investment.  A temporary school building can be hired for short term requirements.

Temporary or Semi-Permanent: The versatility of modular temporary buildings means it can adapt to your school’s needs, whether for temporary or semi-permanent use.  They are easily extended if you require additional space.

Get the extra space you need

A prefabricated modular cafeteria, dining room or temporary kitchen will provide your school, college or university, students, and staff with a comfortable, safe environment quickly. Rapid construction, minimal disruption, and reduced risk means you’ll have less hassle getting your new facility up and running compared to opting for a permanent building. 

Flexibility of design offers you the opportunity to get a dining facility that fits your exact requirements to include areas such as kitchens, seating, food preparation, serving and cleaning areas.  Just like a traditional building, our temporary buildings can be partitioned to create the space you need, designed for your bespoke requirements. 

Flexible, temporary spaces for schools

Temporary buildings are a flexible solution that can provide additional on-site temporary space quickly.  Beyond dining halls they have a range of uses for education including classrooms, gyms, sports halls and equipment stores.  Our temporary buildings are designed with student and staff comfort at the heart and are fully compliant with UK Building Regulations.

About Field and Lawn

Field and Lawn are expert, national temporary building providers. We install a wide range of temporary building solutions in the education sector.  We offer a full turnkey service, including design drawings as standard and complete project management, giving you a high quality, temporary building that will work for your school.  

Design your Temporary building for free!

Start your building now with our free online design tool.  

The Power of Insulated Temporary Buildings: Energy-Efficient Industrial Solutions

Insulated temporary buildings

Enhanced building performance is a key driver for any business. Even though energy costs have started to fall, they remain unpredictable as we head into winter.  In this article, we cover how a temporary building can perform through winter and beyond, providing a safe, cost efficient and quick solution for extra on-site capacity. 

About temporary buildings

While they are classed as “temporary”, these buildings are only temporary by name. They are robust, industrial strength structures that can stand the test of time. They can be in place for over 20 years and can be installed on virtually any ground surface.  Most commonly, they are used for storage buildings, warehouse buildings, welfare facilities, workshops and valeting bays. 

An insulated temporary building provides everything you would expect from a traditional “permanent building”, without the time and cost constraints of traditional construction.  They are modular buildings, which means they can be installed in a matter of days, at short notice, without disruption on your site. They can be:

Fully or partially insulated delivering U-Values as low as: 0.18 W/m²K  

Temperature controlled or refrigerated  

Custom designed to your exact requirements 

Rented over shorter periods to manage peak

Speed

Installed on-site in a matter of days

Durability

Built to last in excess of 20+ years

Flexibility

Completely bespoke and customiseable

Our insulated temporary buildings

As standard, we use a BALEXTHERM insulated wall panel, with 60mm insulated PIR foam. This provides Thermal a insulation of U [W/m2K] – 0.36. Different core thicknesses (80, 100, 120 mm) can be supplied depending on your requirements. However, 60mm is the most common option and provides a good balance between cost and insulation performance. 

Our insulated temporary buildings combine an innovative blend of thermal insulation, robust construction, and patented technology, making them ideal solutions for industries where building performance matters. 

Insulated thermo roof.

In addition to insulated wall panels, thermal performance can be further improved by different roofing solutions. A popular option uses a 3-layer thermally efficient insulation lining that has been patented by our manufacturing partner, Protan Elmark. It features a specialist aluminium layer that traps heat inside the building. An additional fastening system is used to cover the visible frames in the roof area. This prevents the formation of thermal bridges, improving thermal performance. 

Click and collect temporary building

Inflatable roof

Another option is an inflatable roof, which combines two layers of robust PVC fabric with a wall mounted compressor system.  The quiet and efficient system re-cycles the air from outside and inflates the roof.  The fans capacity is 620m3/h.  This forms an insulated air pocket between the two PVC layers.  The pressure range of the air pocket can range between 0.1-0.5 mPa.  The adopted pressure standard is 0.15 MPa, that’s equivalent to approximately 22 psi. 

Anti-condensation Lining

An insulated or part-insulated temporary building will reduce the effects of condensation and maintain a safe and comfortable working environment. An additional interior anti-condensation lining can be installed or retrofitted to improve this even further.  This material is fixed below the actual roof and protects the buildings contents from condensation. The lining is flame retardant and has a material thickness of 500 g/m2.

Hire an insulated building

If you are looking for a short-term temporary structure, you can hire a temporary building.  This means you will benefit from additional space quickly without significant, up front expenditure.  When you rent a temporary building, you can simply return the structure to us, after the rental period.  Or, if you want to keep the building, we offer a purchase option during the rental period. We hold a number of temporary structures in stock at any time. 

About Field and Lawn

Field and Lawn are expert, national modular, insulated building providers. We install a wide range of temporary building solutions from temporary warehouses, industrial canopies and workshops.  We offer a full turnkey service, including design drawings as standard and complete project management, giving you a high quality, temporary building that will stand the test of time.  In addition to insulated buildings, we also install a wide range of non-insulated, industrial structures

Design your building for free!

Field and Lawn are expert, national modular, insulated building providers. We install a wide range of temporary building solutions from temporary warehouses, industrial canopies and workshops.  We offer a full turnkey service, including design drawings as standard and complete project management, giving you a high quality, temporary building that will stand the test of time.  In addition to insulated buildings, we also install a wide range of non-insulated, industrial structures

Who we work with

Asda

Temporary building design. Made easy.

A free blueprint for designing your bespoke Temporary Building.

When it comes to designing a new building, traditionally, it can be an expensive and time-consuming exercise, requiring a range of consultants just to get the project to site.  Then you will face the challenges and costs of procuring and managing a complex construction project.  A temporary building can be designed, manufactured and installed in weeks.  

More space. Less stress.

Unlock the benefits of temporary buildings

Field and Lawn provide a full, turnkey service, including free structural calculations and design drawings through to expert project management, delivering a high quality, fully functioning temporary building in as little as 5 weeks.  Despite the “temporary” name, they are robust structures that can be in place for over 20 years.  

From temporary warehouses to industrial manufacturing facilities, they provide durable, high quality space in a fraction of the time it would take to build a traditional building.  

Start your temporary building design now. For free

Our temporary building configurator gives you the chance to design and specify your new temporary structure for free. One of the many benefits of choosing a modular temporary building for your on-site space requirements is the ability to customise and create a completely bespoke solution.   

You can now achieve this without spending a fortune on expensive Architects, Consultants, Engineers and Designers. Our online temporary budling design tool makes the design process even quicker, super simple and best of all, free! 

You can design your ideal temporary building with our online temporary building configurator today.  Enabling you to take control of your temporary building design, with a few clicks.  No expensive consultants required! 

About Temporary Buildings

A large temporary storage building

The ability to quickly create additional space, with minimal disruption, is one of the key benefits of a temporary building. They can offer many other significant benefits compared to a traditional building. They are generally constructed in “bays” which provide the length. These are typically manufactured in 5m lengths.  Eave heights of up to 10m can be achieved and the span, or width, can reach 40m across.  Larger spans can be achieved by linking buildings together,  or using a steel frame, providing a space solution for everyone.

Speed

Installed on-site in a matter of days

Durability

Built to last in excess of 20+ years

Flexibility

Completely bespoke and customiseable

Specifications and options

They are generally constructed in “bays” which provide the length. These are typically manufactured in 5m lengths.  Eave heights of up to 10m can be achieved and the span, or width, can reach 40m across.  Larger spans can be achieved by linking buildings together,  or using a steel frame, providing a space solution for everyone.

Understanding the temporary building landscape:

Quality design and bespoke functionality

Temporary buildings are most commonly used by businesses to meet an urgent need for warehouse, storage and manufacturing capacity. However, the structures can be used for a wide range of additional functions from light aircraft hangars, industrial canopies, welfare facilities, plant / machinery stores and everything in-between. 

More on modular construction

Building a warehouse and storage building

Modular construction offers exceptional functionality and the ability to customise your building to create an exceptional structure that will stand the test of time. Whether you need a temporary warehouse, or an industrial manufacturing facility our free online design tool is the first step in creating your new building.  

Temporary buildings are completely modular, meaning they are manufactured off-site and installed without disruption. The structure can be installed an virtually any ground surface or slope.  Modular buildings offer unparalleled flexibility, adding extra space without the cost, waste and hassle of traditional construction. The result? Minimal disruption and maximum adaptability. 

Design compliance and regulations

Every building from Field and Lawn is carefully engineered by experts to comply with local wind and weather loadings and UK building regulations. Temporary building design requires an in-depth understanding of these building regulations and planning permission, to ensure safety and compliance while delivering innovative, bespoke designs.  

Our temporary building experts are on hand to help you every step of the way. Even if  you are just looking to modify or extend an existing building right through to a new construction project, we can provide a best in class temporary building structure and unmatched expertise. 

Sustainability in focus

Field and Lawn are a certified carbon neutral company and sustainability remains a focal point in our to temporary building design. Selecting eco-friendly materials and embracing sustainable practices such as highly efficient insulation to improve the buildings thermal performance and comfort to off-site manufacturing which minimises waste. 

Why choose Field and Lawn

    We provide a complete temporary building solution.  Our turnkey service includes design drawings, structural calculations, expert project management and installation to give you the building you need.  Quickly.

 

  1. Industry expertise: 35+ years experience
  2. UK Based with short lead times
  3. Exceptional quality, backed by a comprehensive warranty  
  4. A portfolio of successful projects and happy clients – request a reference!
  5.  Flexible options, including rental agreements

Who we work with

Asda

We have four regional branches and offer a wide range of large, robust PVC industrial tents designed to meet your temporary storage needs. our product range also includes Our industrial tents are not only suitable for industrial and commercial storage but also serve as excellent solutions for workshops, showrooms, logistics operations, and commercial businesses. With high-quality materials, robust construction, and versatile options, our temporary warehouses provide the perfect solution for businesses seeking flexibility and cost-effectiveness in their storage.  Our quality assurance standards will give you piece of mind:

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QMS2
QMS1