Types of temporary buildings

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As one of the UK’s leading providers of temporary buildings and semi-permanent structures, we provide a wide range of building types.  We provide a bespoke solution and can engineer a structure to your exact requirements. Explore this page to discover some of the best temporary building solutions

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Insulated buildings and warehouses

insulated buildings and warehouses

This type of temporary building construction offers a premium, highly insulated, and aesthetic finish that is typically used for commercial, retail and ambient storage.

An insulated building provides a semi-permeant structure with good thermal performance. Due to the levels of insulation, this type of building can be partitioned for offices, meeting rooms, and welfare facilities. Insulated panels provide the most choice for additional bespoke elements such as glazing, roller shutter doors, bespoke colors, and a wide range of heating, ventilation and cooling options.  

These temporary buildings use modular construction which means you can easily extend the structure if you need additional storage space in the future. 


Our temporary building customers include...

Forth Ports
Oak Furniture Land
Balfour Beatty
Conoco Phillips

Steel buildings, industrial units and storage sheds 

Steel storage sheds are a popular and cost-effective storage solution for many industrial and agricultural businesses.

Our steel industrial units provide safe and secure, long term storage space.  The steel sided structures can be customised with large access doors for plant and machinery access.  They also make excellent car workshops, vehicle inspection bays, MOT test buildings and containment structures for waste management and processing.   

The clearspan structure allows for heights of up to 8m and 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 and security.  A range of colours are available. 

Steel buildings, industrial units and storage sheds

Loading Bay Canopies

CANOPIES Covers and temporary shelters

Temporary shelters and canopy covers will protect your stock and people while improving your operational efficiency.

Shelters and loading bay canopies remove the need for goods to be left in the open and provide a safe, sheltered working environment for staff to work under. These canopies  and shelters can be linked directly to your existing loading bays and warehouse buildings or can be standalone shelter structures.  

Engineered to your specification, with open gable ends, these structures are designed to meet the relevant BS6399 and Eurocodes for wind and snow loading. They offer a quick and flexible solution to create efficient use of your existing space. Our canopies can be erected in a matter of weeks from point of order and installed on a variety of existing surfaces with a range of permanent or temporary anchorage methods.


There are a wide range of roofing options for temporary structures.

As temporary buildings are modular structures, the roofing options are all are compatible with all building types listed above.  The roofing options are designed to slide through the beams to create a tight seal. There are three main options. A single skin PVC roof which 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 local wind and snow loading requirements. It is an affordable, quick, and safe solution. Depending on the time of year the structure is in use, it may benefit from a condensation lining. 

Secondly, 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. Finally, an insulated lined roof offers an additional layer that is installed under the PVC roof, providing a strong level of thermal performance.  These are a selection of the main options, our team work directly with temporary building manufacturing experts and can discuss bespoke options depending on your requirements. 

Roofing options

how can f&l buildings help you

Field and Lawn Temporary Buildings provide a full turnkey temporary building construction service.  With a dedicated Project Manager for your build, we can help with a range of additional services and options to customise your new building.  

  • Groundworks
  • Topological Surveys
  • Pull Tests
  • Ramps and DDA access
  • Internal Carpentry and Partitions
  • Drainage
  • Roller Shutter Doors
  • CCTV and Security 
  • Fencing
  • HVAC
  • Fire Alarms
  • Racking

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If you’re new to temporary buildings, here are some key things you need to know

We have been designing, supplying, and installing temporary building solutions for decades. We are the official UK distributor of Protan Elmark, who produce some of the highest quality clearspan structures found across the globe. Temporary buildings are compliant with local authority building regulations and are a great way to get the additional space you need. 

Our expert, in house project management team will be with you at every stage of the process and can support with planning permission for temporary buildings right through to commissioning and fit out. Our tried and tested process for installing temporary buildings includes everything from providing technical drawings to end user training to help you get the most out of your new temporary building.

Modular building configurator

Our new 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, to your exact needs.  That’s without spending a fortune on expensive architects, consultants, engineers and designers.  So why not be the Architect of your next project!

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