Temporary Structure Refurbishment Saves Carbon and Cash


Major national retailer Matalan approached us concerning the appearance and integrity, of their two 17-year-old temporary buildings and required a temporary structure refurbishment. Find out how the team at Field and Lawn helped get this renovation over the line in just three days on site with minimal disruption…

At a glance




25m x 30m x 3m





The Requirement

The temporary buildings had been used as overflow storage space for cages, trollies, and tote boxes but had suffered significant wear & tear damage. It required temporary structure refurbishment and a good overhaul to make the space safe and watertight, as well as new PVC covering to the roof and gables.

The Solutions

Field & Lawn had initially attended site to carry out a full visual inspection of the structure and report back with findings to advise of any repair work. Acknowledging who the manufacturer of the temporary warehouse was, we had removed one roof sheet, one gable, and temporarily recovered the structure with our existing stock. This enabled us to work with an expert supplier on the construction project, sending the old PVC to the manufacturer, so that they could replicate new sections to the exact dimensions to avoid any complications further down the line. The renovation project was particularly challenging due to removing old, weathered PVC panels.

Added Value

The client had requested us to dissemble and dispose of, the linked smaller 6m x 18m modular building, and close up the bays that this had been joined to. In addition, their existing double leaf doors were removed and replaced with new, complete with push bars, locks and closers.

The specification


Aluminium clear-span structure with 4 channel aluminium extrusion beam, 3m bay length, 22-degree roof pitch, snow loading capacity of 75kg/m2 and wind loading of 28 m/s.


Single skin PVC material roof 650g /m2, non-flammable, fully tensioned.


Single skin steel cladding.


2no 3m x 2.5m electrically operated fast open roller shutter


12m (6m to each side) UPVC gutters to eaves of structure with downpipes

The results

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