In Focus: Temporary Warehouse Buidlings

Inside a temporary warehouse. How to maximise on-site storage space

Field and Lawn provide temporary building solutions and temporary structures across the UK and Ireland. Our temporary buildings are available to for hire, or to purchase and are manufactured to your exact requirements.  This blog will explore how a modular, temporary building building solution can quickly and cost effectively provide high quality storage space or a temporary warehouse for your business.

temporary storage building for ikea

Image: An insulated temporary warehouse building for IKEA, Birmingham.  Read the project case study here.

What are temporary storage buildings?

If you are looking for a quick and easy solution to increase storage space, look no further than a temporary building! Temporary only by name; they are de-mountable, modular structures that allow you to easily add extra space in pretty much any environment or location. 

Temporary buildings are quick to install and are being used by a growing range of sectors, including; manufacturing, retail, logistics, industrial, education, commercial, agriculture, and sporting venues for additional on-site storage capacity. They are semi-permanent, ultra-durable structures with a long lifespan of in excess of 20 years.

A temporary warehouse building from Field and Lawn can be installed on almost any ground surface, without the need for foundations. Furthermore, they are tough, durable and designed for all year round use, providing the perfect solution for your temporary warehousing requirements.  Therefore, a temporary building provides a compelling alternative to costly and time consuming traditional buildings.  They also offer many advantages to renting storage space off site

Types of temporary warehouse buildings

There are many types of temporary warehouse buildings, the three most popular solutions include:

1. Insulated buildings: 

If you have a sensitive storage requirement or will have members of your team working from the warehouse, an insulated building will provide high levels of comfort.

an insulated temporary building external view

2. Industrial buildings: 

Often, these warehouse buildings are constructed using steel sided panels, these storage sheds are robust and cost effective.  An industrial temporary building can be customised with lighting, bespoke roller shutters doors, security systems and more.  They make for great workshops and industrial storage solutions.

 
external overview of a temporary industrial building used for storage

3. Industrial warehouse canopy:

Industrial canopies are useful structures that can firstly help the loading and unloading operation, linking into an existing warehouse.  Alternatively, if you need extra storage space for pallets or a lay-down area, an industrial canopy will give you everything you need. 

 
A lorry empties goods under an industrial canopy

Find the best solution for your storage needs

The possibilities are endless! With so many options available, we have developed a handy guide to help you find the right temporary storage facility for your business. 

Our product range is diverse, and we can supply short term industrial storage tents through to fully insulated, semi-permanent highly insulated ambient temporary warehouse facilities.  

Download the free guide on Finding The best Building for you


Downloadable guide

What are the main differences between a temporary warehouse structure and a fabric structure?

A storage marquee does share some similarities with a temporary building as they are easily installed, removed and relocatable.  That’s where the similarities end. 

A temporary building is hardwearing, long lasting, highly durable structure. Temporary buildings can be in place for up to 50 years. The structure is assessed by engineers to ensure wind and weather loading to provide a long-term solution. The key differences include:

Material: Marquees are typically made of fabric or other flexible materials, while temporary buildings generally have insulated steel clad sides with additional insulation in the roof. A range of doors, glazing and heating and cooling options can be installed in a temporary building.

Size and shape: Temporary buildings can be larger and more customisable in terms of size and shape, with multiple access and security options, including wide, secure roller doors. Due to their modular construction, additional space can be seamlessly integrated into a temporary building.

Functionality: Temporary buildings can be used for a variety of long-term purposes. This includes warehousing, secure and ambient storage, office space, classrooms, event spaces, and click and collect facilities, due to their enhanced durability and security.

Why choose a temporary building?

A temporary building will give you much more than a typical storage container could ever provide.  Our temporary storage buildings can be:

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

> Temperature controlled or refrigerated

> Custom designed with glazing, roller shutter doors, loading canopies, link corridors and more

> Fully fitted and partitioned for offices , meeting rooms and everything in between 

A temporary building can be completely specified to your exact requirements, including; data connections, CCTV, internal/external lighting, alarms, access systems, flooring, glazing and racking. 

OUR TEMPORARY wAREHOUSE customers

With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Matalan

Standards and specification

A temporary warehouse building can be made to measure, using a wide range walling, roofing and insulation options. If you want to explore more about the standards and specification options, our new guide will give you a quick insight into the types of building solutions that are available and how they meet the highest of quality standards.   

The guide will also inform on the wide range of bespoke options available as you can completely customise your new building.  Rest assured, our installation team is UK based and we only use our own, in house fully trained operatives.  In addition, Field and Lawn hold the following accreditation:

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oTHER tYPES OF tEMPORARY bUILDINGS

While temporary buildings are most frequently used as temporary storage buildings, there are many more uses for these innovative buildings.  We have provided industrial workshops, valeting bays, machinery stores and more! The flexibility of a temporary building can be astounding! Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experience in providing structures and multi-purpose temporary buildings.  we have a strong portfolio of completed projects and satisfied customers like Ikea.

Get the Extra Storage SPACE YOU NEED - Configure A building

If you are looking for a temporary warehouse building or on-site storage structure, we have the expertise to deliver a solution for you.  Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experence in installing temporary warehousing and storage buildings.  Our team of temporary warehouse experts are ready to help you build your new warehouse space! 

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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QMS1

In Focus: The Industrial Storage Tent

The ultimate, re-locatable industrial storage solution.

If you are looking for short-term temporary storage space, an industrial storage tent could be the perfect solution for your business. Our industrial tents are not limited to specific industries. They are used by all types of business for storage, including warehousing for large vehicles, commercial storage, manufacturing, equipment storage and much more. Their adaptability and flexibility make them the perfect choice.  Find out how you can quickly increase your on-site storage space with a durable industrial tent from Field and Lawn. 

A grey industrial storage tent used for industrial warehousing

About temporary storage tents

It’s a common misconception that temporary structures are not built to stand the test of time. With the right care, temporary buildings have a life span in excess of 20 years. 

An industrial storage tent is suitable for a range of commercial, and logistics purposes. Our robust and durable structures, along with top-notch PVC tarpaulins, provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for your storage needs. Whether you need temporary warehousing, additional commercial storage, or a workshop structure, our industrial tents are the perfect choice.

Quick and economical logistics solutions: Our industrial storage tents are a quick and cost effective solution for short-term, temporary warehousing needs. As logistics operations demand flexibility and adaptability, our temporary warehouse structures can be installed in a matter of days, allowing you to adjust storage capacities according to your requirements. Typically, our industrial storage tents have a durable PVC roof and sides.  

This offers good protection against weather, allowing you to store stock, materials, and machinery in a weatherproof and reliable structure throughout the year.  The frame is designed to meet local wind and weather loadings, making them suitable for year-round use. Whereas a storage marquee, may not meet such high standards. 

What sizes are available?

Temporary buildings are built with engineered modular components.  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. Moreover, the modular assembly means combining tents and adding entrances to meet your specific storage needs is easy. Our temporary structures are also relocatable, allowing you to re-locate quickly.

A large temporary storage building

How long does it take to install an industrial storage tent?

We can install your industrial storage tent in a matter of days.  We have a dedicated, in-house team on installers Compared to costly permanent warehouses, our temporary structures offer a cost-effective alternative with a long lifetime and low assembly costs.

Download the free guide on Finding The best Building for you


Downloadable guide

Specifications and options

Your storage tent can be manufactured to your exact requirements. This includes custom doors and roller shutters, lighting, security systems and a wide range of additional storage and racking options.  This gives you complete control of the interior space.

Why choose Field and Lawn

A temporary building will give you much more than a typical storage container could ever provide.  Our temporary storage buildings can be:

  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

Temporary building. Endless Possibilities

Our industrial storage tents are the epitome of versatility, thanks to their modular design. Whether you require a temporary warehouse, commercial storage, or a workshop, these tents can be customized to suit your exact needs. With spans ranging from 4m to over 12m and lengths of up to 20m, you can choose the ideal size and configuration that perfectly fits your storage requirements. The flexibility of these temporary structures allows you to add entrances, combine tents, or relocate them based on your evolving business needs.

About Field and lawn

With over thirty five  years of experience in delivering high-quality and versatile temporary storage tents we supply a wide range of clients, including:

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:

QMS3
QMS2
QMS1

In Focus: Temporary Workshop Buildings

Temporary industrial workshop buildings provide a long-term space solution.

Temporary workshops, also known as temporary buildings, are a robust and durable solution for industrial businesses in need of additional workshop space. Whilst the name may include “temporary”, meaning non-permanent, they are high-quality, long-lasting buildings with a life span in excess of 20 years.

A large temporary workshop used as a car garage with a roller shutter door.

Temporary Workshop Construction

Unlike most traditional workshops, our solution is manufactured off-site and installed on your land, in as little as 3 days. This means that a temporary building can be in the region of 70% cheaper to build. Other benefits include:

No expensive consultant fees: Design and planning included

Easy installation: Compatible with almost any ground surface or slope

Flexible: Rental options are available to suit your business needs

Quality: Long life-span with minimal maintenance requirements 

Fit out: You can fit out your temporary workshop to your exact requirements 

An industrial temporary workshop is typically manufactured using corrugated steel sheets as this provides a wide range of benefits.  Other construction materials can be used, for example insulated sandwich panels.  This solution provides a greater level of comfort and thermal performance. 

Temporary workshops have become a preferred choice for various industries including the automotive, waste management and manufacturing sectors. In our latest blog, we focus on the features and advantages of temporary workshops.

Flexible and Efficient Workshop Space

Temporary workshops provide a practical and flexible alternative to traditional buildings for businesses seeking additional workshop space. These structures can be easily modified at specification stage, to accommodate bespoke needs, such as the installation of equipment, doors, and security features.

With their modular design, temporary workshops can be specified in a range of sizes, offering the opportunity to create the ideal workshop environment. Bays are generally 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.

An offsite manufactured temporary workshop structure

Quick Installation and easy access

One of the primary advantages of temporary workshops is their rapid installation timeframe. Unlike traditional structures that require lengthy design and consultation, including numerous consultants, architects and engineers, Field and Lawn provide a full turnkey service.  Where required we can also support with obtaining planning permission.  Temporary workshops can be set up within a matter of days.  Manufacturing lead times vary from 3-7 weeks.  If you have an urgent temporary workshop requirement, we can install a temporary solution during the manufacturing process.

Furthermore, temporary workshops provide easy access as they can link to existing premises, this enhance  workflow efficiency and overall productivity.

Cost-effective and time-efficient

Temporary workshops are a cost-effective solution compared to building a brick and mortar workshop. The construction industry have seen costs rise significantly with skilled trades people booked up months in advance. Temporary workshops are manufactured off site, using a modular approach.  This means they are made to measure in a controlled factory environment.  

With reduced construction programmes, businesses can save on costs while getting the additional space they need, quickly.

Insulated temporary workshop buildings

Temporary workshops can be manufactured with insulated materials that offer significant advantages.  it is possible to achieve low U-Values.  

If you specify an insulated temporary workshop insulated structures maintain an ambient temperature, making them ideal for workshops that require controlled environments. Whether it’s regulating temperature-sensitive equipment or creating comfortable workspaces for employees, insulated temporary workshops provide the necessary conditions for enhanced performance and productivity.

temporary workshop building being used to repair a van

Temporary workshops are low maintenance

Temporary workshops have very few maintenance requirements.  These structures are designed to last and have a lifespan in excess of 20 years.  This means you can focus on your core operations without worrying about extensive maintenance requirements.  Field and Lawn also offer a complete building maintenance package and all new buildings are covered by a robust warranty. 

Integration with existing facilities and workshops

For businesses looking to expand their workshop space who already have existing facility, a temporary workshop can seamlessly integrate into your current building. Our modular, prefabricated structures can be easily connected to an existing building, creating a unified workspace. This integration enables efficient workflow between different workshop areas and enhances overall operational efficiency.

OUR customers

Field and Lawn have years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary workshops and other industrial buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Further uses: Temporary storage buildings

In addition to workshops, temporary buildings are widely used as storage facilities. With their flexibility, cost effectiveness and speed, these structures are incredibly popular and can be tailored to suit specific storage requirements. Whether it’s a temporary solution for storing equipment, materials or stock, these buildings offer secure areas for efficient storage.

A temporary workshop building is only temporary by name.  With their quick installation, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and durability, businesses can efficiently expand their workshop areas and storage facilities quickly.  This comes at a much lower cost than building a traditional extension.    Whether it’s a temporary workshop for a specific project or a long-term solution for ongoing operations, these structures offer high-quality construction, insulation, and customization options. By leveraging the benefits of temporary workshops, businesses in various industries can optimize their workshop functionality, enhance productivity, and meet their evolving space requirements.

Get the Extra Storage SPACE YOU NEED - Configure A building

Design your temporary workshop building with our temporary building configurator.  Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experience in installing temporary structures.  Our team of workshop experts are ready to help you build your new space! 

In Focus: Temporary Warehouse Buildings

Inside a temporary warehouse. How to maximise on-site storage space

Field and Lawn provide temporary building solutions and temporary structures across the UK and Ireland. Our temporary buildings are available to for hire, or to purchase and are manufactured to your exact requirements.  This blog will explore how a modular, temporary building building solution can quickly and cost effectively provide high quality storage space or a temporary warehouse for your business.

temporary storage building for ikea

Image: An insulated temporary warehouse building for IKEA, Birmingham.  Read the project case study here.

What are temporary storage buildings?

If you are looking for a quick and easy solution to increase storage space, look no further than a temporary building! Temporary only by name; they are de-mountable, modular structures that allow you to easily add extra space in pretty much any environment or location. 

Temporary buildings are quick to install and are being used by a growing range of sectors, including; manufacturing, retail, logistics, industrial, education, commercial, agriculture, and sporting venues for additional on-site storage capacity. They are semi-permanent, ultra-durable structures with a long lifespan of in excess of 20 years.

A temporary warehouse building from Field and Lawn can be installed on almost any ground surface, without the need for foundations. Furthermore, they are tough, durable and designed for all year round use, providing the perfect solution for your temporary warehousing requirements.  Therefore, a temporary building provides a compelling alternative to costly and time consuming traditional buildings.  They also offer many advantages to renting storage space off site

Types of temporary warehouse buildings

There are many types of temporary warehouse buildings, the three most popular solutions include:

1. Insulated buildings: 

If you have a sensitive storage requirement or will have members of your team working from the warehouse, an insulated building will provide high levels of comfort.

an insulated temporary building external view

2. Industrial buildings: 

Often, these warehouse buildings are constructed using steel sided panels, these storage sheds are robust and cost effective.  An industrial temporary building can be customised with lighting, bespoke roller shutters doors, security systems and more.  They make for great workshops and industrial storage solutions.

 
external overview of a temporary industrial building used for storage

3. Industrial warehouse canopy:

Industrial canopies are useful structures that can firstly help the loading and unloading operation, linking into an existing warehouse.  Alternatively, if you need extra storage space for pallets or a lay-down area, an industrial canopy will give you everything you need. 

 
A lorry empties goods under an industrial canopy

Find the best solution for your storage needs

The possibilities are endless! With so many options available, we have developed a handy guide to help you find the right temporary storage facility for your business. 

Our product range is diverse, and we can supply short term industrial storage tents through to fully insulated, semi-permanent highly insulated ambient temporary warehouse facilities.  

Download the free guide on Finding The best Building for you


Downloadable guide

What are the main differences between a temporary warehouse structure and a fabric structure?

A storage marquee does share some similarities with a temporary building as they are easily installed, removed and relocatable.  That’s where the similarities end. 

A temporary building is hardwearing, long lasting, highly durable structure. Temporary buildings can be in place for up to 50 years. The structure is assessed by engineers to ensure wind and weather loading to provide a long-term solution. The key differences include:

Material: Marquees are typically made of fabric or other flexible materials, while temporary buildings generally have insulated steel clad sides with additional insulation in the roof. A range of doors, glazing and heating and cooling options can be installed in a temporary building.

Size and shape: Temporary buildings can be larger and more customisable in terms of size and shape, with multiple access and security options, including wide, secure roller doors. Due to their modular construction, additional space can be seamlessly integrated into a temporary building.

Functionality: Temporary buildings can be used for a variety of long-term purposes. This includes warehousing, secure and ambient storage, office space, classrooms, event spaces, and click and collect facilities, due to their enhanced durability and security.

Why choose a temporary building?

A temporary building will give you much more than a typical storage container could ever provide.  Our temporary storage buildings can be:

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

> Temperature controlled or refrigerated

> Custom designed with glazing, roller shutter doors, loading canopies, link corridors and more

> Fully fitted and partitioned for offices , meeting rooms and everything in between 

A temporary building can be completely specified to your exact requirements, including; data connections, CCTV, internal/external lighting, alarms, access systems, flooring, glazing and racking. 

OUR TEMPORARY wAREHOUSE customers

With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Matalan

Standards and specification

A temporary warehouse building can be made to measure, using a wide range walling, roofing and insulation options. If you want to explore more about the standards and specification options, our new guide will give you a quick insight into the types of building solutions that are available and how they meet the highest of quality standards.   

The guide will also inform on the wide range of bespoke options available as you can completely customise your new building.  Rest assured, our installation team is UK based and we only use our own, in house fully trained operatives.  In addition, Field and Lawn hold the following accreditation:

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oTHER tYPES OF tEMPORARY bUILDINGS

While temporary buildings are most frequently used as temporary storage buildings, there are many more uses for these innovative buildings.  We have provided industrial workshops, valeting bays, machinery stores and more! The flexibility of a temporary building can be astounding! Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experience in providing structures and multi-purpose temporary buildings.  we have a strong portfolio of completed projects and satisfied customers like Ikea.

Get the Extra Storage SPACE YOU NEED - Configure A building

If you are looking for a temporary warehouse building or on-site storage structure, we have the expertise to deliver a solution for you.  Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experence in installing temporary warehousing and storage buildings.  Our team of temporary warehouse experts are ready to help you build your new warehouse space! 

Temporary structures: Industrial temporary buildings for construction and infrastructure projects

Why are tier one construction contractors turning to industrial temporary buildings on large infrastructure projects?

Temporary buildings are widely used in retail and logistics as a fast and affordable method to increase storage space.  In recent months, we have seen an increase in demand from construction contractors working on longer-term, large-scale projects requiring extra space.  As a temporary building can be installed in most locations, they make for excellent site storage facilities for construction and infrastructure projects. 

While the structures may be called “temporary”, the reality is they’re usually in place for many years, such is the quality and life expectancy of our structures.  The benefit of a temporary building is that once the project has completed, it can be easily relocated to other sites or another project.  As they are modular buildings, it is possible to easily add or remove bays, giving you the right space for your site.  They meet all relevant building regulations and are designed to comply with local wind and weather loadings, which we include as standard during the design process.

external overview of a temporary industrial building used for storage

Where can you install a temporary building?

A temporary building can be installed on almost any ground surface.  Our expert team can design bespoke solutions to fit a building on your site. A temporary building does not need complex groundworks and we can accommodate slopes, obstacles and existing structures in the design.  Field and Lawn can provide a temporary building solution for your project.  

Case Study: HS2 Infrastructure Storage

A large industrial temporary building with a loading canopy

Field and Lawn provided a bespoke 15m x 32m, temporary structure for a tier one construction contractor who required a medium-term storage facility.  The building features a large, 5m integrated open sided loading bay.  The structure was finished with internal pallet racking for additional storage. The valuable storage space will be used to store items needed throughout their build programme.

Based on this success and the flexibility provided by industrial temporary buildings, we are embarking on a programme of ten further industrial buildings across the UK. Considering the total cost and speed it takes to install, the high standards and quality will impress even any site or project manager.  Giving you more flexibility and space than a standard portacabin. 

What can temporary industrial buildings be used for?

The possibilities are endless! Primarily, they are used for storage facilities, warehousing space, industrial canopies and material stores.  However we have solutions for a full range of uses, from offices, canteens, drying rooms and full semi-permanent welfare villages.  A temporary building will also provide industrial workshop space, a fabrication and finishing building or security structures.  They can be specified with full insulation, partitioned and specified to meet all your space needs. 

A steel sided industrial temporary building structure with pedestrian access door

Field and Lawn have over thirty five years of extensive experience in designing and installing temporary structures and modular buildings.  Our product range is diverse, and we can supply short term industrial storage tents through to fully insulated, semi-permanent highly insulated ambient temporary storage facilities.  

 

Hire or purchase?

If you are looking for a short to medium term temporary solution, hiring a temporary industrial building may be the best option.  Once the hire period is complete, we simply collect the structure.  If you are embarking on a longer-term project and require longer term temporary storage, an outright purchase option may be the perfect solution to get the additional space you need

Industry expertise for construction

When it comes to delivering high quality industrial buildings, working with an experienced team like Field and Lawn can make a significant difference. We are experts in working with industrial contractors and construction companies to provide safe and robust solutions.  With over 35 years of experience, our team bring a unique blend of problem-solving skills, engineering knowledge and project management expertise. 

OUR INDUSTRIAL customers

With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Conoco Phillips

Configure my building

With construction costs of traditional storage increasing, it may be the first time a temporary building solution has been considered.  We have a varied portfolio of completed projects across the UK and would be delighted to arrange a site visit.  This will give you and your team an opportunity to see, first hand how durable, high quality and cost effective temporary buildings can be.

safety and compliance

When it comes to working in partnership with construction contractors, we are a trusted pair of hands.  We have robust and audited procedures and meet the Constructionline gold standard, holding IS0 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 48001 certification.  We are also JOSCAR registered and will meet all supply chain standards required to work on main contractor sites.  

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Temporary warehouse construction: How to beat rising construction costs

A Better Way to Build a Warehouse: A modular, pre-fabricated solution.

Field and Lawn are a leading temporary warehouse construction company and supplier of pre-fabricated temporary warehouses, semi-permanent buildings and industrial canopies.  The demand for warehousing, logistics, and distribution buildings has significantly increased in recent years.  

Meeting this demand for storage space by building new warehouses has never been harder.  Construction contractors are booked months in advance. Therefore, it is no surprise that warehouse construction costs have also risen. In addition, while material lead times are falling, there are still lingering supply chain issues that can delay project start and completion dates. 

These factors mean that if you want a traditional warehouse building, you could we waiting many months, if not longer. 

Building a traditional warehouse requires significant planning, considerable space, a big team of consultants and a large budget.  Temporary buildings are a great way to create warehouse space, on-site without the complexities, costs and timescales of a traditional warehouse construction project.  This article will help you find out more about how to build a temporary warehouse that will save your business time, money and stress. 

We can deliver a complete turnkey project in as little as 6 weeks from quote to completion. Giving you the warehousing space you need. Fast.  

So, you need a new warehouse building?

external overview of a temporary industrial building used for storage

A temporary structure can be used for warehouse buildings, logistics centres, storage facilities (including temperature-controlled storage) and state of the art logistics hubs. From small industrial projects to large scale design & build schemes (with full project management) Field and Lawn can build your new warehouse.

There are several construction options to consider depending on what the building will be used for.  If you are looking for a simple industrial storage shed, a steel sided structure is a no-fuss, quick solution that can be installed in a matter of days.  Temporary buildings can also create high quality, buildings that rival traditional buildings in terms of performance, aesthetics and practicality. If you need to house sensitive goods, such as food, drink and other temperature sensitive products, by selecting a fully insulated building.  If the warehouse will be occupied, an insulated building could be a good option to provide a comfortable working environment all year.

Be your own architect!

You can design your new warehouse with a few clicks, using our temporary building configurator.  Choose the size, specification and finishes and we will do the rest!  No need for complicated technical consultants as our in-house team will get all the calculations and drawings completed for you, with no hidden costs.

How can you build a temporary warehouse?

Building a temporary warehouse and storage building

Here are some more benefits of choosing a temporary building for your next construction project: 

Cost: Temporary buildings have very few complex component parts.  This means their construction cost is in the region of 70% lower than a traditional building.  Maintenance is also significantly cheaper.  They don’t require multiple trades, such as dry lining, plastering, brickwork, cladding or groundworks.  Again, this all helps to reduce cost.

Sustainability: Businesses must reduce their carbon footprint and a temporary warehouse is a great way to do this.  They are made off-site using the latest and most efficient construction techniques that reduces waste. Once they have reached the end of their lifecycle many components can be recycled or re-used.

Flexibility:  Temporary buildings are futureproof for potential rapid growth and expansion of your business. You can quickly and easily add extra space to a temporary building.  They can also be moved or re-located if your needs change.

What is the average cost to build a warehouse in the UK?

A large temporary building with insulated walls

Temporary warehouses differ significantly from other traditional construction projects due to their unique modular assembly. Determining the cost of warehouse construction is crucial for effective planning and commissioning. While costs vary depending on various factors, CheckATrade.com estimates that for a basic traditional warehouse, you can expect to pay between £690 and £901 per square meter.  

See how our price measures up!

a forklift works inside a large temporary warehouse building

If you are looking for warehouse quotes, compare a temporary building to a traditional building and you will be able to make significant savings, not only in cost but time.  We can provide a free quotation in as little as 24 working hours. 

Warehouse construction and development

Warehouse design has evolved to increase productivity.  The latest automated picking and packing technology has seen many existing warehouses retrofitted to meet modern standards.  Technology integration and maintaining product quality throughout the distribution process remains a key focus. You can achieve this with a temporary warehouse.

This is because a temporary warehouse can be designed to your exact specification to house machinery, equipment and storage solutions such as racking and mezzanine flooring. Automation and smart inventory management systems can also be built in.  The clearspan structure provides ample space for plant movement inside the structure.  

Industry expertise for temporary warehouse construction

When it comes to constructing temporary warehouses, working with an experienced team like Field and Lawn can make a significant difference. We are experts in temporary warehouse construction, with over 35 years of experience.  Our team bring a unique blend of problem-solving skills, outside the box thinking and project management expertise. 

Temporary building customers

With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Conoco Phillips

Visit a temporary building

With construction costs of traditional storage increasing, it may be the first time a temporary building solution has been considered.  We have a varied portfolio of completed projects across the UK and would be delighted to arrange a site visit.  This will give you and your team an opportunity to see, first hand how durable, high quality and cost effective temporary buildings can be.

A comprehensive guide to temporary warehouse buildings

Unlock the benefits of temporary warehouse buildings

Finding a robust storage solution is at the top of the priority list for many businesses.  With the prospect of rising rents and soaring construction costs of traditional storage buildings, temporary warehouses are becoming an increasingly popular solution.  

If you need to build and install a temporary warehouse, this article is for you!  It will cover the fundamentals of temporary warehousing including the various options you need to consider to build a temporary warehouse. 

Temporary warehouse buildings offer a flexible and fast alternative to traditional warehouses. This expert-level guide will provide valuable insights and information on the benefits, considerations, and key factors you need to know when it comes to temporary warehouse buildings.  

Understanding temporary warehouse buildings

external overview of a temporary industrial building used for storage

Temporary warehouse buildings are flexible and robust structures designed to provide quick temporary storage solutions. These buildings are typically made from high quality and long-lasting materials such as aluminium.  They are completely modular, which means they can be assembled on-site quickly and removed once they are no longer required.  They offer many benefits when compared to traditional warehouse buildings. Unlike traditional warehouses, temporary warehouse buildings can be easily and quickly relocated or expanded as required. They can also be used for a full range of warehousing applications. 

Do temporary buildings make good warehouses?

Yes! Temporary buildings make excellent warehouses.  This is why:

Flexibility: Temporary buildings offer unrivalled flexibility compared to traditional buildings. Whether it’s seasonal inventory spikes or short-term projects, temporary buildings provide the agility to meet evolving storage requirements.

Cost-effectiveness: Temporary warehouses are typically more cost-effective than constructing or leasing a traditional warehouse or off-site storage. The initial investment and ongoing operational costs are around 70% lower compared to a traditional warehouse.

Speed: When you need storage space fast, a temporary building can be rapidly installed.  Traditional construction can take months or even years, whereas temporary buildings can be operational in a matter of weeks. without the need for expensive Consultants and Architects. 

Quality and durability: While temporary buildings may be temporary by name, they are robust, highly durable structures that can stand the test of time. An engineered aluminium frame provide strength, ensuring the safety of stored goods. Temporary buildings comply with Eurocodes for snow and wind loading conditions and can be specified with insulation, ventilation, and other features to maintain optimal storage conditions. 

How can you build a temporary warehouse?

Building a temporary warehouse and storage building

We can create a temporary storage shelter on almost any ground surface.  Working around existing site constraints or objects, even connecting a temporary warehouse to existing buildings.  Our temporary buildings have a small footprint and do not require complex groundworks or foundations.  The first step is to choose the right structure. Temporary buildings come in various finishes, including single skin PVC structures, single skin steel cladding, right through to insulated sandwich panels for enhanced thermal performance. Each option has its own benefits and is suited for different purposes, such as urgent storage, industrial applications, or temperature-controlled storage.

Next, there are several roofing options to consider for your temporary warehouse. Options include single skin PVC, inflatable roofs with improved thermal performance, or fully insulated and lined roofs for maximum thermal performance.  Consider the nature of your stored goods.

Finally, you can customise and specify temporary warehouses, as they are made to measure, bespoke for your business. You can tailor the building to your specific needs, including colours, door options, rainwater guttering, lighting, security systems, and electrical services. Customisation allows you to create a complete and fully functional storage space that meets your operational requirements, now and into the future.

Construction of a temporary warehouse is highly efficient as it requires minimal plant and groundworks finishing trades.  This reduces build costs and increases speed. 

Cold storage or temperature sensitive products? No problem

A large temporary building with insulated walls

We can provide completely refrigerated storage solutions, which maintain a consistent temperature for goods that require cold storage.  From beer kegs to medical products temporary warehouse buildings are a safe and robust solution to protect temperature sensitive stock.

Temporary warehouse storage: Ensuring effective operations

a forklift works inside a large temporary warehouse building

Operations within a temporary warehouse are the same as a traditional warehouse building.  They can be specified to optimize storage space. Implementing efficient shelving systems, such as pallet racking or mezzanine floors, will maximise storage capacity. All of these options are possible with a temporary warehouse.   This combined with a robust and secure clear span structure will provide the best use of space.  Inventory management and tracking systems can be used to streamline operations and enhance visibility. You will be impressed by the efficiency a temporary building can achieve.  

Temporary Warehousing. Should I hire or buy?

Again, unlike traditional buildings, a temporary warehouse can be rented for short-term requirements to manage seasonal peaks in storage or provide a long-term semi permeant storage unit. When considering temporary warehouse solutions, hiring offers the benefit of flexibility, allowing businesses to quickly add additional space when needed without a long-term commitment. 

A temporary storage building is a good choice for short-term storage requirements. On the other hand, purchasing a temporary warehouse building provides long-term advantages, including ownership benefits.  As temporary buildings can be easily re-located, there is a strong second-hand market for temporary storage buildings.  By investing in a temporary warehouse, businesses can have greater control, more bespoke customisation options, and an asset.

The future of temporary warehouse buildings: modular and sustainable solutions

The future lies in modular construction techniques and sustainable practices. A temporary warehouse from Field and Lawn consists of prefabricated components that are easily assembled on-site in a matter of days. This means businesses benefit from a highly cost-effective solution that can save up to 70% on traditional construction costs.  You can also scale space up as needed. Furthermore, the off-site approach minimises construction waste to provide an environmentally responsible storage solution.

Temporary Warehouses and Planning Permission

Before constructing a temporary warehouse building, businesses must understand the legal and regulatory requirements associated with such structures. In the UK, planning permission may be required depending on factors such as the size, location, and duration of the temporary warehouse. Navigating the planning permission process involves submitting the necessary documentation and ensuring compliance with local regulations and building codes. Additionally, health and safety regulations must be adhered to, including fire safety measures, emergency exits, and adequate lighting.

Field and Lawn Limited: your partner in temporary warehouse solutions

We have provided many temporary structures across the UK. With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs. Field and Lawn’s expertise lies in designing and installing robust and durable temporary warehouses that ensure the safety and security of stored goods. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 

Conoco Phillips

Why choose Field and Lawn?

Temporary warehouse buildings provide an ideal storage solution. You can tap into the expertise of Field and Lawn to meet their temporary warehousing needs. Whether it’s temporary storage, or modular structures, Field and Lawn stands as a trusted partner in delivering high-quality, innovative temporary solutions to a wide range of businesses looking to increase their storage.  

Visit a Field and Lawn project

We understand that a temporary building is a significant investment. It may also be the first time you are considering a temporary building solution.  We have a strong portfolio of completed projects across the UK and would be delighted to arrange a site visit.  This will enable you to see first-hand the quality and durability of our temporary buildings.  

Temporary warehouse structures: Available Now

Field and Lawn are ready to provide a free, no obligation quote for a temporary storage building.  See how we measure up! 

How to Choose the right temporary building for you

Let us help you choose the right temporary building

Looking for a temporary building that suits your business needs can be challenging, but with so many options available, it’s often difficult to find the right solution, or even know where to start!  Our latest blog explores the various types of industrial temporary buildings, so you can easily find one that fits your requirements.    

TYPES OF TEMPORARY BUILDING

Temporary buildings are almost infinitely customisable due to their modular construction.  You can create a temporary building that suits your exact requirements.  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. 

Durable PVC walling

An industrial storage tent with PVC walling

A single skin PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) walled structure is a flexible and adaptable option that is perfect for urgent circumstances such as pallet storage and protection. Furthermore, these structures can also be used for longer-term covered walkways and link corridors between existing structures. This is a quick and cost-effective solution to your storage challenges. While weatherproof, PVC will not offer a fully watertight solution, and access options are slightly more limited. 

Single Skin Steel Cladding

A steel sided industrial temporary building structure with pedestrian access door

Steel clad temporary buildings are often referred to as “steel buildings” are a popular choice for industrial buildings and agricultural storage. The clear-span structure allows for widths of up to 40m, making it ideal for all types of industrial applications, from machinery and plant storage to milking parlours, workshops, and barns. The profiled finish provides enhanced safety, security and durability.  

Insulated Sandwich Panels

A large temporary building with insulated walls

This type of temporary building construction offers a premium, highly insulated, and aesthetic finish that is typically used to create insulated buildings for commercial, retail, and ambient storage. Due to the levels of insulation, this type of building can be partitioned for welfare facilities. Insulated panels provide the most choice for additional bespoke elements such as glazing, roller shutter doors, bespoke colours, and a wide range of HVAC options. If you select an insulated building, there are a wide range of colour options available.

Glass Façades

A large temporary building outdoors with glass frontage

A glass facade can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your building, giving it a modern and contemporary look. It provides additional natural light, creating a more comfortable and pleasant environment. Finally, it can also help increase energy efficiency, as the glass can provide insulation and solar gain, potentially reducing the need for artificial lighting and heating. 

tEMPORARY sTRUCTURES - WHAT ARE THE ROOFING OPTIONS?

We also offer various roofing solutions, and all are compatible with all building walling options and designed to slide through the roof beams to create a water-tight seal. Here are the three main options: 

Single Skin PVC Roof

A single skin PVC roof will provide adequate weather protection and is a good option for storing less temperature-sensitive goods or equipment. The PVC is fully tensioned and engineered to comply with wind and snow loading requirements and calculations. It is an affordable, quick, and safe solution. Depending on the time of year the structure is in use, and how long it will be in place for, it may benefit from an anti-condensation lining. 

Inflatable Roof

An inflatable roof combines two layers of PVC fabric with a wall-mounted compressor system, providing an insulated air pocket between the two PVC layers. The inflated PVC system improves thermal performance and reduces condensation. This roofing option is usually a good choice to create temporary buildings used for ambient or temperature sensitive storage.  

Insulated Lined Roof

If you are looking to specify a fully insulated building, an insulated lined roof offers an additional layer that is installed under the PVC roof, providing a higher level of thermal performance for the structure.  This creates a comfortable working environment. 

The many benefits of temporary buildings

One of the key benefits of temporary buildings is that you can combine different walling and roofing options to suit your budget, use, and location. They can be specified to your exact requirements, in a variety of colours, and linked to existing buildings. A range of doors, rainwater guttering, lighting, security systems, electrical services, and much more can be provided to complete your new building. 

Temporary structures and planning permission

When it comes to temporary buildings, planning permission is not always required, depending on a range of factors.  You can find out more about planning permission for temporary buildings here. 

Like a permanent building, temporary buildings must comply with health, safety, planning and building regulations.  Field and Lawn can help you through this process, providing expert guidance on your local authority planning application, if required.  Find out more about planning permission for temporary buildings here.

Need more help on how to Choose the right temporary building?

Our temporary building configurator gives you the chance to design and specify your new temporary structure.  One of the benefits of choosing a modular temporary building for your on-site storage requirements, is the ability to customise and create a completely bespoke solution.  That’s without spending a fortune on expensive architects, consultants, engineers and designers!  So why not be the Architect of your next project!

Temporary building solutions, in use:

If you are looking for examples of how a modular building solution can be used, we have a number of project case studies.  These demonstrate how they can be used as a temporary warehouse, storage space, including sensitive storage, temporary accommodation and even construction site storage.   

Field and lawn have an excellent track record of building temporary structures and we understand that buying a temporary building is a considerable investment. If you would like to get a more hands on look at one of our completed temporary structures, we would be happy to arrange a site visit to a local project. Contact us today to request a local site visit:

How to hire a temporary warehouse building

The hassle-free way to increase on-site storage

Storage space is at a premium and warehouses are close to capacity.  Finding extra space can be a headache for many businesses. Field and Lawn provide short- and long-term temporary building solutions through hire or purchase.  Renting a temporary building is often a better option, when compared to hiring off-site storage space.  This article covers how your business can hire-in the space you need with a temporary building. 

Hire a temporary building

When renting a temporary building from Field and Lawn, you don’t have to compromise on quality. Our rental buildings are the same premium structures that we would supply for an outright purchase. They are fully inspected, tested and cleaned to ensure they are factory fresh for your business.

SHORT-TERM RENTAL

Our rental options are flexible.  If you have an immediate short-term requirement, we can provide an industrial tent, which is an ideal storage solution for a few weeks.  For urgent requirements, we have temporary building solutions that are ready to go and immediately available.

Our durable, semi-permanent temporary buildings are suited for both short-term rentals of 3-12 months and longer-term rentals of one, two, three (or more) years.  Our expert team can work with you to design, develop, and install the perfect solution on a rental basis or outright purchase.

long-term hire

Renting a temporary building is a popular option for increasing long-term space without committing to the purchase of a building. With renting, you can have a storage solution installed on-site quickly and without significant upfront capital expenditure. This means no expensive architects, consultants, or hidden costs. Once you no longer need the building, we will dismantle and remove it, ensuring a hassle-free process.

a large temporary warehouse building used for stock storage

Temporary buildings: Flexibility, durability and adaptability

Temporary buildings are semi-permanent structures, they can be installed on virtually any surface.  Thanks to their more efficient footprint we can install on tight and constrained sites, where traditional construction is simply not possible.  They offer a good alternative to permanent buildings because of their speed, flexibility and adaptability.  These benefits are maximised when you choose to hire!

Temporary buildings require very little initial groundwork and once the structure is dismantled, the space can resume its previous function. As modular structures, they are easily relocated to other sites, should the need arise. Hiring a temporary building is also a great way to ensure that it is the correct solution for you. If you initially rent, we can offer purchase options throughout the rental term. 

Renting a temporary building: The benefits of on-site storage

One potential option to increase your storage space is renting an off-site storage facility.  Whilst this is an option that should be explored, installing a temporary building on your site offers many advantages:

Productivity and efficiency 

If you have the space, it will save a huge amount of time and organisation, when compared with traveling to and from off-site storage facilities.  We know transporting stock and equipment can be a real challenge, not to mention the impact on effective inventory management.  Reliance on a third party for access and maintenance is also a risk our clients are always happy to see the back of.

Flexibility and resilience 

A temporary building will allow you to adapt, providing additional space for fulfilment, distribution, and manufacturing when compared to off-site storage, that will only ever be, storage. Temporary buildings are a flexible, multi-purpose addition to your existing site.  

Complete customisation 

You can create the perfect bespoke solution for your needs, to fit within your site.  You can expand to create additional space if required or even scale back due to their modular design. Why settle for a space that doesn’t perfectly meet your needs when you can have a custom-built, on-site warehousing space!

Temporary building rental stock

Renting a temporary building might be the solution you’re looking for.  It is a quick and easy process to have your new storage space up and running, on-site. 

At Field and Lawn, we offer a wide range of rental stock for instant storage solutions, temporary storage facilities, and warehouse space. Our rental stock is modular, supplied and installed in 5m bay lengths, with building widths of 10m, 15m, and 20m. Different leg heights can be used to achieve a range of building heights, with standard eave heights of 4m, 5m and 6m. Bespoke options are also available.

Start your temporary building hire today!

The first thing you will need to consider is where the building will be located and how much space you need.  We will assist with a free, no obligation site visit and quotation.  Our rental stock is readily available.

Field and Lawn can provide a complete turnkey solution from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more about our rental options and how we can help your business grow.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rochford is an experienced temporary building specialist.  

He has a track record of helping business by providing temporary buildings for a range of purposes.  

He has an in-depth product knowledge and can advise on a wide range of temporary building rental options and solutions for your business. 

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ABOUT OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER

Protan Elmark are a leading suppliers of temporary buildings.  Working in over fifty countries they have a busy manufacturing operation.  Due to their size and scale, they can quickly provide temporary buildings for short term rental or longer term hire. 

Our combined engineering and project management expertise means we can design, manufacture and install a structure that will work in practically all situations.  Where a traditional building may not be possible due to site constraints, we can find a unique solution.  

Field and Lawn work exclusively protan elmark to create leading temporarybuildings