Things to consider when hiring a marquee

Things to consider when hiring a marquee

Hiring a marquee is a great way to create covered space at an outdoor event, festival, exhibition or show.   Field and Lawn provide national marquee hire to some of the biggest and most recognisable events across the UK.  

This blog will help give you an insight into the things to consider when hiring a marquee or structure for your event. 

What type of event structures do we provide?

Field and Lawn have a vast range of high quality and versatile marquees for hire, suitable for all events and occasions.  Our marquee hire fleet includes small event structures from 3m up to 9m.

Our medium sized marquees range between 10m to 20m. Our largest event structures span between 25m up to 30m.  

Our marquees can be hired with soft or solid sides.  We can also provide marquees with glazed panels or PVC windows.   Here is some more detail on the types of marquees we have available for hire and what they are typically used for:

Clearspan event marquees, tents and structures

inside a large clearspan event marquee used for a flower show

Clearspan event marquees are by far the most common and popular event structures we use.  Clearspan marquees are large event structures that can be used for corporate events, festivals, shows and sporting events. These marquees are called “clearspan” because they have no internal support poles, which gives you maximum covered space and flexibility. 

Marquee hire for corporate events and festivals

A birds eye view of Creamfields music festival featuring festival marquees from field and lawn

If you are organising a music festival or hiring a marquee for a corporate event, we have a track record of providing great venues for Christmas parties, product launches, large company meetings and award dinners!  Our clearspan event structures are frequently used at large music festivals such as Glastonbury, Creamfields and Parklife.  They are robust and durable and can be installed quickly, on a range of ground conditions.  

We can also supply custom branded event marquees.  A popular option to add some glamour to a corporate event or party is hiring a “Starcloth.” A stunning ceiling-mounted, LED star studded, marquee lining.

Temporary structures for sporting events

Brighton Marathon uses a range of temporary structures

Great sporting events need a large amount of infrastructure.  Temporary structures can be used to create fan zones, bars, ticket collection facilities, security checks and stages.  The fan experience is a key consideration for event organisers and increasing dwell time before and after large sporting events is a key driver.  Adding a range of ancillary structures can provide the sheltered space for fans to socialise, driving revenue for sporting venues.  

Agricultural show STRUCTURES

A medium sized event structure used for the Royal Highland Show

Our event structures are widely used at some of the largest and most high profile agricultural and country shows.  The list includes the Royal Highland Show where we deliver 14,000m( 31/2 acre’s) of structures!  This includes open sided and covered livestock sheds and display halls to high quality corporate marquees for business exhibiting at the show.

Graduation marquees and university open day TENTS

At Field and Lawn, we have been providing event marquees for university graduations and leavers days for over 30 years. This means we know what makes a memorable graduation ceremony.  If you are hosting a university open day, we know how important it is to create a great first impression.  Our marquees are some of the best in the business and will create a great environment to welcome prospective students at your next university event or open day.  

Back of house, production, service and infrastructure tents

Chefs work in a catering marquee

These are the workhorses of the event industry, the unsung heroes!  They are practical and robust, no-frills structures that provide essential space for back of house event infrastructure.  From event production facilities, broadcasting, welfare and catering through to security checks and baggage storage. 

Wedding marquees and party marquees

a Dressed wedding and party marquee

Our beautiful wedding marquees can be fully lined, furnished and finished with lighting and the all important dance floor! If you are looking for an alternative to a traditional wedding venue a marquee wedding can be something truly magical and enchanting.  Our wedding marquees can also be used as a birthday party venue, or for other large family gatherings and celebrations all through the year. 

Where can I install an event marquee?

Our team are installation experts and have built structures in the most challenging of places. From the decks of aircraft carriers through to inside exhibition halls. We can install event marquees on virtually any surface. We use a range of anchoring systems from traditional pins and weights right through to complex cantilevered solutions.

How much space do you need for a marquee?

We often get asked this question and while it can vary from site to site, as a rule of thumb you need around 1m to 2m around the perimeter of the marquee to allow for installation, removal and access.  

How much notice do we need to provide a marquee?

Peak marquee hire season covers the busy summer months of June, July and August. Like all large marquee hire companies we have big contracts to fulfil during this period and our order books are near capacity.  

Field and Lawn’s installation teams are directly employed, in-house. This means during summer we are working across the country, supplying events such as the Royal Highland Show, Glastonbury, Parklife, the London Marathon and many more.   It’s best to enquire about marquee availability as early as possible. 

If your event takes place in summer, we typically start to receive enquires early in the year.  If you’re attending a large event and need a marquee, we may already be supplying other customers at that event, so it’s never too late to ask for a quote.  

If you’re looking for a marquee in the “shoulder” months of March, April and May through to September and October, we can offer more flexibility.  

If you are looking for last-minute marquee hire, Field and Lawn still may be able to help you. Contact your local branch to enquire about the latest availability. 

Site Safety for installation and removal

When you hire a marquee from Field and Lawn, we take care of the details such as health and safety.  Our installation teams are fully trained and competent.  They have vast experience of working alongside other contractors and event management teams at large events.  Our teams are also experienced in working with private clients who might be organising a large wedding or birthday celebration.  

You will be assigned a Project Manager who will take care of the details from start to finish.  Providing a timeline, pre-handover inspection and, if required full on-site support during the event. Risk and method statements (RAMS) need to be completed.

Prior to installation, we will provide all our insurance details and site-specific risk and method statements for inspection ahead of installation.  These are meticulously followed during the build and take down.  All our operatives are provided with company branded PPE and we regularly audit our site to ensure the highest levels of health, safety and service are being delivered. 

Marquee Insurance

When the marquee is on hire, it will need to be insured.  There are a couple of options to do this.  Firstly, we can provide a damage waiver.  Alternatively, you can make arrangements for insurance and supply certificates to us in advance. 

Event marquee flooring

Marquees can be completed with standard ply flooring laid to the contours of the ground.  If you’re looking to create a level surface, we can supply event structures with cassette or suspended ringbeam flooring. This is generally fitted as part of a steel framed sub-structure floor. This option of flooring gives a flat and level surface up to a height of 600mm. 

High quality marquee finishes

A high quality glazed wedding marquee

If you really want to impress and create a showcase structure, you can select additional luxury finishes.  Full height glazing panels and glazed double entrance doors let in natural light and add instant sophistication to a temporary event structure. 

Hard sided ABS plastic walling systems can make your marquee feel like a traditional building. These walling systems are ideal for trade shows and exhibitions.  To provide safe and accessible temporary structures, we can provide bespoke access ramps and safety banisters. There are also many types of marquee linings. We can supply a range of interior marquee linings from pleated, platted and tac off linings in a spectrum of colours and styles to dress your venue in style.

Event marquee extras

Now you have the perfect structure for your event, you can hire the extra items you need to make the perfect event!  From tables and chairs, heating, lighting, lining, flooring and more.  Field and Lawn have a large stock and work with industry leading suppliers and supply everything you need to make your event or special occasion a success.

Managing the unexpected!

While we prefer to plan well in advance, we are aware of the challenges you face when organising large corporate events. Especially when plans can evolve and change in the lead up to the big day.  

Even with the most meticulously well-planned event, the unexpected can happen.  One of the biggest headaches event planners and managers face is the sudden need for additional marquee space.  At the last minute! 

In these situations, adding more structures may seem a straightforward solution but this does come with its own set of challenges.  We can work with you to make sure you have all the space you need for your next event. 

What to look for in a marquee hire company?

To wrap things up, there are many reputable marquee companies out there, but its important to undertake due diligence when selecting a hire company.  We would always recommend a credit check and as a guide, these additional steps to make sure you find a trusted and competent marquee hire company.

1. References and reviews 

Field and Lawn are happy to provide a range of client references, testimonials and reviews.  

2. Willingness to undertake a site visit 

We love to get out and on location!  We would be delighted to visit your event site and assess the space before providing a quote. This will help us make sure we can supply a tent that fits your requirements and is suitable for the site.  

3. Policies and procedures 

Field and Lawn are Carbon Neutral and hold ISO Certification.  Our processes are robust and are designed to ensure we deliver the very best experience before, during and after your event.  Our policies, procedures and certification is available for inspection at any time.  Always request the relevant policies before selecting a marquee hire company.

Get a marquee hire quote

We hope this guide has provided some tips and insight into the key things to consider when hiring a marquee.  If you would like a marquee hire quote, we would be delighted to help.  With four branches across the UK.  Contact your local branch for a free quotation:

About the Author

Dan Acford is a Project Manager based at the Field and Lawn Bristol Branch. He has been in the event industry for 15 years.  

His vast experience includes providing structures for large scale private and commercial events, festivals and shows.  

Some of the highlights of his marquee project management experience includes working at Glastonbury, prestigious university graduations, county shows and more.

Field and Lawn kick off marquee hire season in style!

marquee hire season starts now!

Field and Lawn provide national marquee hire and short-term rental of event structures.  April means the start of the busy marquee hire season at Field and Lawn.  All our branches have been out on location installing a range of structures for a wide variety of events as the season swings into action.  Here is a quick update from our local branches…

Bristol & The South

The Bristol branch started the hire season off with a 5 day build at Brighton Marathon, providing 13 event structures for the iconic race.  This was a particularly challenging build due to the location, access and local geography. Not to mention the stormy conditions that had the potential to disrupt the build!   Our team battled through the weather and got the job done. 

From our Bristol branch we offer marquee hire across London.  We have been busy working on providing a range of short-term event structures for the Coronation of King Charles.  This has been complimented by our placemaking division supporting the Coronation work.  We will be providing high level flags, banners and bunting across London and surrounding cities to mark the historic occasion. 

The Bristol team are also gearing up to provide marquees for school leavers days and university graduation ceremonies as the academic year draws to a close.  

Event marquees in Scotland 

Field and Lawn were founded in Edinburgh and are a leading marquee hire company in Scotland, providing commercial and private event structures.  The events team based out of our Edinburgh branch are currently mobilising for one of their biggest builds of the season at the Royal Highland Show.  This will see the team roll out and raise 20 structures from small 5m conical marquees for first aid right through to the showpiece Golden Sheers structure.  This is a large agricultural event structure that will display some of the most prized livestock on display at the show. 

The team also have a long-standing relationship with Murrayfield Stadium and hire structures throughout the year.  Our event tents will be used in the Summer Tests, providing temporary bar and hospitality structures. 

Marquees in the North 

Our northern branch in Runcorn is located just outside of Manchester and supplies marquees across the north of England. Their marquee hire season started with an interesting project at Pontins Prestatyn.  Word Alive is a national exhibition that hosts in the region of 4,500 people.  The event plays an important role of fulfilling their vision of “serving the church, reaching the world”.  Field and Lawn provided 10 substantial marquees equipped with ring-beam flooring, hard paneled sides, and doors. 

The Runcorn branch have also secured orders to supply event structures so support the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.  Held on behalf of Ukraine, Eurovision will be held in the UK for the first time in 25 years. Liverpool is expecting an additional 100,000 people during the event.  We are incredibly proud to be working on such an important event for the city. 

event marquees for hire now!

This years event season promises to be exciting and action packed.  If you are looking to hire a marquee for your next event, contact your local branch for a free quotation. 

Bristol based temporary building supplier sees demand increase.

Temporary Building Supplier, field and lawn, report on growing demand

Temporary buildings are becoming an increasingly popular choice for business of all shapes and sizes who need to rapidly increase covered space. Field and Lawn are a Bristol based temporary building supplier.  The branch is reporting a big uptick in demand for new temporary buildings across the South of England.

The South is home to over 2,000,000 private sector businesses, from small start-ups to large multinational corporations and everything in between. Regardless of their size, many of these businesses have one thing in common. The need for additional storage or manufacturing space. This is where Field and Lawn’s temporary building solutions have been helping businesses meet the demand for space. 

With decades of experience in providing a wide range of solutions from industrial tents to fully insulated temporary warehouses, Field and Lawn are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of modular, demountable structures. With support from expert, manufacturing partners, Protan Elmark, Field and Lawn’s in-house installation team have been installing all types of structures.  

Our temporary buildings are perfect for businesses looking for a quick and cost-effective solution to their space problems. Our structures can be used for a variety of purposes, from industrial manufacturing to retail storage and temporary welfare. The team at Bristol have even provided temporary classrooms, loading bay camopies and welfare facilities! 

a large steel storage shed from temporary building supplier field and lawn

Retail and warehouse storage solutions

With warehouse space at a premium across the UK, renting or buying a temporary building is a cost-effective long-term investment. Third-party logistics providers, fulfilment companies, and distribution centres are expanding rapidly. We have been able to support and continue their growth by supplying additional warehousing space within a matter of weeks.  

Why buy a temporary building?

Temporary buildings are extremely durable structures. It is approximately 70% more cost-effective to buy a temporary building compared to a permanent building. There is no need for foundation costs, architectural, legal or agents’ fees. In addition, keeping your storage space on site will reduce costs, as well as eradicate the extra hassle of organising personnel, security, plant, equipment and transportation between sites. 

Temporary buildings are quick to manufacture and install. You can get the extra on-site space you need in weeks, avoiding the delay and cost of significant groundworks and slow traditional build processes.  In some instances, you may not require planning permission.  This is because they are pre-fabricated, quick to install and don’t require complex traditional construction. A modular building can save approximately 70% when comparing to the build costs of a traditional building.  

Finally, in this uncertain financial time, a temporary building is a lower risk option than investing in the conventional build of a permanent storage facility. 

RENT a temporary building  - SHORT OR LONG TERM

Field and Lawn are proud to provide a quick, local, and responsive service from their base in Bristol, which covers all projects south of Birmingham. Whether you need an industrial storage shed or a bespoke manufacturing facility, our experienced team can design and install a temporary building to suit your requirements.

Renting a temporary structure is one way to get things moving at speed with buildings available to hire in as little as two weeks. We can get you covered, quickly. 

Temporary building maintenance 

Just like a traditional building, there are some maintenance considerations. 

Regular inspections and repairs need to be completed. Field and Lawn can supply an additional maintenance package, as well as refurbishment work, to existing temporary buildings. All new buildings from Field and Lawn come with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty for your peace of mind.

Take a look at how we worked with Matalan on refurbishing an existing temporary building.   

Temporary building refurbishment project completed by Field and Lawn

Temporary building success stories

A growing number of businesses are turning to portable building solutions.  They can provide temporary warehouses, office space, temporary accommodation and temporary warehouse storage.  The buildings comply with all UK Building Regulations and offer a more robust and long lasting alternative to industrial storage tents and marquees. 

When Ikea Lakeside needed more warehousing space for their growing click and collect operation, a temporary insulated building was selected as the perfect solution. 

a temporary warehouse built by temporary building supplier field and lawn

UK Based temporary building supplier - covering the south of England

From our Bristol branch Field and Lawn provide a local service across the South.  Are looking for a temporary building outside the South? Field and Lawn provide temporary buildings nationally, with local branches in Manchester and Edinburgh. With expert local knowledge, we are well placed to help you hire or buy a new temporary building. 

Our team can help guide you through the process from start to finish. Or, if your business is already using temporary buildings, we can also support you with modular extensions, upgrades, building maintenance, repairs and re-locations. 

Temporary Buildings in Scotland – A local supplier

Edinburgh based temporary building supplier

Field and Lawn provide a wide range of temporary buildings in Scotland.  From warehouses, loading bay canopies and demountable buildings to agricultural sheds and storage.  Our head office is centrally located in Edinburgh. From here, we cover Scotland, Ireland and the North East of England. In our latest blog,  Our Scottish temporary building specialists share their expertise on temporary buildings and how they are becoming an extremely popular solution.

Our Scotland branch had a depth of experience in project management, engineering solutions and providing expert customer service to guide customers through the process of buying or hiring a new temporary building.  Our team discuss how businesses like yours, who may not have even considered a temporary structure before, can get a new temporary building up and running quickly.

Temporary buildings, where to start?

Temporary buildings are rapidly growing in popularity here in Scotland, but they have been a popular and well-established storage solution across Europe for many years. If you are just discovering the possibilities of what temporary buildings can do for your business, there are some key points to consider. 

Temporary buildings and the weather

Scotland’s weather varies greatly across the country and requires site specific considerations for wind and snow loadings. The good news is that our temporary buildings can be engineered to perform in any conditions. 

If you’re looking for a warehouse extension in Inverness, a temporary gym in Kilmarnock or a flexible storage space in Kirkcaldy, we offer bespoke, site-specific structural calculations. Our structures meet the highest standards of durability and can be installed in any location. All our structures are built to exacting standards to ensure they stand up to the testing Scottish weather.

How to finance a new temporary building?

Temporary buildings offer significant savings when compared to a traditional new build warehouse. No architects, no expensive groundworks and no consultants. Field and Lawn can project manage the full build cycle. This includes supporting you through planning permission with one of our recommended partners. When it comes to financing, there are two main options. You can either buy a temporary building or take advantage of our short- (and long-) term rental options. Let’s look at both options.

Purchasing a Temporary Structure   

Looking to buy a temporary building locally? We engineer, supply and install – from start to finish. We have a great team here in Scotland and you will benefit from a local, single point of contact to manage your project.

Buying a temporary building can be up to 70% more cost effective than choosing to build a traditional extension. There’s no need for expensive architects, legal fees and costly time delays. We can install your building, without any fuss, within a few weeks. If your business needs change, you can remove and relocate your building or simply sell it once it’s no longer required.

Hiring a temporary building in Scotland  

If you are looking for a fixed period storage solution, we offer flexible hire options for temporary buildings. All our rental stock is ready to be delivered in as little as two weeks to increase your on-site storage space, rapidly.

Our clients find hire solutions that tie in with fixed length tenancies and contracts allow for crucial expansion. We help them to meet their expansion needs without the investment required to purchase a new warehouse, workshop or storage building. Depending on the size and location, we can install a temporary structure in as little as 24 hours.  

Speedy Storage Solutions

Temporary building supplier based in Edinburgh

Field and Lawn were founded in Scotland and are major suppliers of temporary buildings in Scotland. With over 35 years’ experience in providing temporary structures, we provide a trusted, personalised service as one of the leading temporary structure providers in Scotland.

Our in-house team have installed a wide range of temporary building solutions across all major sectors. This ranges from short-term warehouses and retail storage to long term industrial manufacturing buildings and loading bay canopies, providing extra capacity for the coming decades. Temporary buildings are incredibly versatile. Our temporary structures can be used for a range of applications including retail, warehousing, storage, vehicle inspection and valeting bays right through to agricultural sheds.

Local temporary building installation

From our head office in Edinburgh, we can supply temporary buildings to all areas of Scotland, from Dumfries and Galloway to The Shetlands.

Looking further South? Field and Lawn provide temporary buildings nationally with branches in Bristol, Manchester and London.

Hopefully, the information above will help give you some insight on why temporary buildings are an increasingly popular solution. If you are looking to take the next step towards getting a temporary building, please contact Field and Lawn, Scotland to discuss your project. 

Temporary industrial buildings. Fit for the northern powerhouse.

Why are temporary industrial buidlings booming in popularity?

The north of England, often referred to as the “northern powerhouse”, is synonymous with manufacturing and industry.  It boasts Manchester as the birthplace of the industrial revolution in the UK. Today, the region is home to one of Field and Lawn’s four branches. The vastly experienced in-house team provide a wide range of temporary industrial buildings to many growing businesses. Our perfectly positioned Northern branch is situated between Liverpool and Manchester with easy links to North East and Midlands. 

Temporary industrial buildings are demountable, modular structures. They can be used for short-term warehouse storage, industrial manufacturing facilities, temporary workshops and temporary accommodation.

Temporary structures offer a quick and highly cost-effective solution to increase storage space on-site. They can be installed quickly and are a great alternative to traditional new build extensions. This is because they are up to 70% cheaper to build and can be manufactured and installed in a matter of weeks. Furthermore, they do not need expensive and disruptive groundworks and you won’t need to hire an Architect. If your business needs evolve, you can remove or relocate the building.   

Sales Manager, Adam Rochford has been with Field and Lawn for 2 years. When it comes to project managing temporary building installation, there isn’t a much Adam hasn’t built! In our latest blog, he explores some of the recently completed temporary building projects from across the North of the UK.  

Retail storage and warehouse solutions

With warehouse space filling up across the UK and storage costs rising, hiring or buying an insulated temporary building is a viable long-term investment. Temporary warehouses bring additional storage on-site quickly. Third party logistics providers, fulfilment warehouse companies, external packing and drop shipping companies are expanding rapidly. Our modular buildings have been able to support and continue their growth by supplying additional warehousing space, quickly. Insulated temporary buildings make ideal storage spaces, they are modular structures and can be assembled on site quickly, reducing construction costs and timescales. 

When Ikea in Birmingham needed more warehousing space for their growing click and collect operation, a temporary building offered an ideal solution.  


Temporary buildings for industrial waste management

Waste management and recycling is a rapidly growing industry. Every year, it is estimated that the UK produces over 200 million tonnes of waste. Household waste and industrial waste needs to be stored and processed safely. Our large, clear-span industrial temporary buildings make excellent processing facilities. A heavy-duty industrial tent provides cover to prevent contamination.   

Furthermore, they can be specified to house machinery, such as bailing machines. With large access doors, plant can move freely to churn and move waste to other areas of the facility. Their durability means that, should there be any damage, repairs and maintenance is quick, easy and cost-effective. This is because the steel walling is pre-manufactured off-site in panels and can be easily repaired or replaced.   

An industrial temporary building

Vehicle maintEnAnce, WASHING AND valeting bays

Cars are one of the biggest investments we make in life. Car dealerships are looking to drive efficiency by providing a great working environment and, ultimately, handing the car over to the customer fully detailed, valeted, and ready to impress. Skoda Warrington identified an opportunity to use a small piece of underutilised land on their site to build a valeting bay. This bespoke industrial structure had everything needed to increase efficiency. 

In addition to valeting and wash bays, temporary buildings make a great option for workshops, garages and maintenance depots.  With their flexibility, durability and speed, you can create a bespoke set up for your car, coach or van business. 

a new valeting bay installed for a car dealership

Hire a temporary building

In the north, industry and enterprise go hand in hand. Field and Lawn are proud to have a branch in Runcorn, enabling us to provide a quick, local and responsive temporary building hire service. This is especially important when looking to rent a temporary building. Our location allows our temporary building team to service all areas of the North and midlands. 

What about planning permission for temporary industrial buildings?  Just like a permanent building, you will need planning permission.  There are some exemptions to this so its always best to consult a professional. However, if your temporary storage building will be in place for less than 28 days, you may not require planning permission.     

Our Temporary Structures

Field and Lawn provide a wide range of temporary buildings, all compliant with UK building regulations.  They range from heavy duty industrial tents with PVC roofs, loading bays and canopies right through to high end, insulated buildings for sensitive storage or welfare facilities, that can be customised to meet your exact requirements.    

 If you are based in the North and are looking to hire or buy a temporary building, contact Adam today.

Lifting the lid on loading bay canopies

We share our expert insight into finding the right loading bay canopy for your business. Field and Lawn recently helped Oak Furnitureland install three new bespoke loading bay canopies at their logistics and warehouse hub in Swindon. Here are the key considerations you need to be mindful of when choosing a new industrial canopy structure… 

What size INDUSTRIAL canopy do I need?

When it comes to selecting the right loading bay canopy, one of the most critical factors is size. It is essential that your new loading bay can accommodate all vehicle sizes to future proof your business. This means considering the eave heights as well as span, allowing lorries with hydraulic tailboards, unrestricted access.  

If you have a smaller delivery operation, smaller docking bays can be created,  allowing delivery vehicles to reverse up to the main warehouse. If your warehouse or distribution centre has raised access points, vehicle ramps can be installed, giving quick and easy access for loading and unloading.  Our bespoke canopies can be installed into the smallest of footprints and do not require significant groundwork. 

Selecting the right COMMERCIAL CANOPY

There are several types of canopies available from free-standing and side loading to fully integrated canopies.   You may have heard them referred to as “loading docks” or “dock canopies.” They are all essentially the same thing.  A pre-fabricated shelter that provides a strong and robust canopy covering over one or more loading bays.    

If your current building permits, you can link a loading bay canopy onto the existing frame to create a seamless line of productivity. This mitigates the opportunity in which the product is exposed to the elements when loading, unloading, and storing. 

You may, instead, require a stand-alone canopy with space for multiple vehicles that are at different points of the loading process.  You will be able to keep your processes running smoothly, without the risk of causing a backlog. 

If you are worried about your stock being damaged by the weather, you can opt for a canopy structure that is enclosed on three sides. This will ensure that your product and personnel are protected from the elements throughout the year. 

For ease of access, you may want to choose a canopy that is either open on two sides or open on all four sides; the flexibility can increase your productivity.  Covered walkways can be added to connect the loading bays together or to link to your main building. Covered walkways will give warehouse staff and visitors clear and safe pedestrian routes with the added bonus of weather protection. 


Field and Lawn are also able to offer an extensive range of ancillary products to enhance your new canopy. We ensure each and every element of the project is considered so that we can create the perfect temporary building for your requirements. Optional extras and ancillaries for temporary buildings include: roof type, doors, flooring, walling, racking for goods storage, colours, heating, ventilation and cooling, (HVAC) and electrics. 

why are loading bay canopies so important?

Ultimately, your bottom line is dependent on how you receive and send goods; a warehouse canopy enables you to keep your operations flowing, all year round. 

At Field and Lawn, we recently delivered three new custom loading bay canopies for Oak Furnitureland. They were designed to seamlessly integrate into their existing operation and, were built on-site in a matter of weeks. Read the full case study here. The structures are exceptionally durable and benefit from a significant lifespan of up to 50 years. In addition to this, canopies can be dismantled, relocated, or modified, as your business needs evolve. If you move your operation, you can take your canopy with you! 

In today’s busy world, where time is at a premium, it is critical to get the right loading bay canopy for your warehouse and the wider operation. We collaborate closely with our suppliers, Protan Elmark, to engineer solutions that will meet all your requirements. This includes taking care of site-specific weather loading calculations. 

By working with industry experts, such as Field and Lawn, you benefit from support and guidance throughout the build, and beyond. We can offer a full maintenance package providing you with the peace of mind that your productivity is at the forefront of the operation.  

more on temporary buildings

Our expertise doesn’t stop at loading bays! If a loading dock or industrial canopy will help your business, then you may also benefit from other types of temporary buildings.  These can be a great addition to increase your on site storage space, quickly.  Temporary buildings are in the region of 70% cheaper to build than a traditional building and are pre-fabricated off site.  

This means they are installed quickly, minimising disruption to your business.  Just because they are classed as “temporary” doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality.  They can be fully insulated buildings, specified to exacting standards.  

Ramadan Lights set to illuminate central London.

A stunning display of Ramadan lights will illuminate London .

A stunning Ramadan Lighting display of crescents, stars, lanterns and bespoke messaging will illuminate London for the month of Ramadan.

During the whole month of Ramadan (Wednesday 22 March to Friday 21 April 2023), Ramadan lights will transform Coventry Street between the iconic Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square in London.  The lighting display was conceptualised by Aisha Desai, Founder of Ramadan Lights UK.  The lights are designed to capture the feeling of wonder, by depicting the night sky with illuminated moon and star symbols.

Speaking about the display, Aisha said:

“Having loved the festive lights as a child growing up in London, I founded Ramadan Lights to bring a bit of that magic to my community. It is a dream come true to see my vision transformed into this spectacular display in Central London. With thanks to everyone who has supported me on this journey.”

The display has been made possible with thanks to Algbra, The Aziz Foundation, Heart of London Business Alliance and private individuals who have supported the crowdfunding campaign.

The exceptional display was installed by festive lighting experts from Field and Lawn Limited.  Field and Lawn deliver a diverse range of lighting and placemaking projects nationally.  The display is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the UK, this year. 

Tom Atkins, Project Manager at Field and Lawn commented on the scheme:

“This was a fascinating project to be involved in. We were able to use existing lighting infrastructure to make the project as efficient as possible. The installation team also worked tirelessly through the night to minimise any disruption. They have all done a brilliant job getting the scheme installed on time.”

The bespoke Ramadan lighting display during daylight hours

About the Ramadan Lighting Design 

The design features approximately 95m of lighting, including lantern symbols, a nod to shared cultural history. The tradition of illuminating streets with Ramadan lanterns is thought to date back to 16th century Egypt, but today is common practice across the Muslim world.

In a drive to be more sustainable, the lights are made of energy-efficient LED light bulbs and fully recyclable aluminium frames. Any carbon created during the transport, installation and removal of the scheme will be offset.  The display is already attracting large crowds and has create a huge buzz on social media channels.  It promises to bring footfall to local business and provide a wonderful backdrop to the Ramadan celebrations. 

If you want to visit, the display will be available to see every night, up to and including Friday 21st April.

Watch as the lights are officially activated!  

Field and Lawn are one of the UK’s largest and leading independent providers of festive lighting. We offer a full range of services from surveys to design, supply and installation for a range of cultural and religious festivals across the UK.

Peak marquee hire season lies ahead!

Event Marquee Hire this summer and beyond

Field and Lawn offer national marquee hire and event tent rentals for all occasions.  The team are gearing up to deliver some of the most iconic moments in music, sport and live events this summer. Take a look at some of the major events the team will be supplying marquees and event structures to! 

Event Marquee Hire

If you are looking a marquee for hire, Field and Lawn can help you!  Field and Lawn have been providing event marquees to some of the biggest and most recognisable events across the UK. We are pleased to have secured repeat contracts for Glastonbury, Parklife, The Royal Highland Show and many more this year. From beer festivals through to university graduations, if you are at an outdoor event, it’s likely you’ll be near a Field and Lawn marquee! 

Although our calendar is filling up fast, we currently have a range of event structures and marquees available.  Contact us for the latest availability.

Event structures for ParkLife

Taking a closer look at one of Manchester’s premier music festival, Parklife. Having worked with the festival since 2013, we are pleased to be supplying 70 structures this year. It shows we consistently deliver the very best service.

  • 9,500 Sq. m. of tentage
  • 5 Year contract
  •  3 week build time on site

The event structures include:

  • VIP artist areas
  • Entrance halls
  • Medical & welfare
  • Catering and back of house

From bars and back of house infrastructure, to small pagodas and conical marquees, we have everything you need to make your event a success. Whether you’re looking for a simple setup or a full event structure package, we can help.  Our event marquees have been used at major sporting venues, including Twickenham, Murrayfield, Stamford Bridge and the O2 Arena.  No matter the location, our team can offer a solution. With a wide rage of event structures, we can give you the right structures for your event. 

Our expertise doesn’t stop at structures!…

Event branding and infrastructure

If you are organising an event, we also provide custom made branding for most structures. We can supply a wide range of outdoor, brand activation products, from large scale lettering to flags, flag poles, banners and bunting.  These additional services can really enhance and elevate your event. 

a range of event infrastructure to bring your festival to life

event marquees for hire now!

Our wide range of event marquees are available for hire all year round.  Our wide range of event structures can be used for product launches, large company conference venues or work just as well for a good, old-fashioned party!

We’ve built in gardens, national parks, on top of buildings, inside stadiums and even on the deck of an aircraft carrier. We’ve supplied small marquees for a one-day parties and we’ve supplied over 7000m² of event tents for festivals and big sporting events. If your looking for a one off hire or a multiyear supply and install contract


Our experienced team work collaboratively with power and HVAC distribution, water logistics, catering suppliers, welfare facilities, and other contractors to install safely and on time.  

Placemaking: Transforming cities together

But what is placemaking and why is it important?

Placemaking is a collaborative transformation of open spaces to create vibrant, engaging, and sustainable places that people want to visit, live, work and play in.

City dressing forms part of the placemaking mix.  It can use art installations, landscaping, projections, urban greening, large scale signage and other design elements to enhance the aesthetic appeal of spaces.

Field and Lawn and Ollywood are two businesses bursting with creative flair, working together to create unique and engaging urban experiences. Combining a passion for innovation and true creative flair with practical skills to bring placemaking and city dressing projects to life. 

Our latest blog looks at how Business Improvement Districts, local Councils and businesses can harness the power of placemaking and city dressing to boost tourism and the visitor economy.  

1. Stunning signage

Large scale outdoor lettering and signage can spell out your mission, vision and values.  Eye-catching and attention-grabbing, big lettering will give your town, city or high street instant visibility and brand recognition. 

Keep it on brand and create custom letting, in line with your online place marketing strategy. This will help you create a cohesive vibe on and offline.  Tap onto the online chatter and link the lettering with a hashtag to take the conversation online.  

large scale outdoor letteing and signage

2. Dare to be different

Differentiation from other local highstreets and shopping centers is key in a crowded market.  It’s important for businesses, places and cities to stand out from their neighbours to encourage footfall. By using placemaking and city dressing, businesses can create a unique and memorable experience that sets them apart from other areas. This can generate positive social media sentiment along the way.

Find out how we worked with the Photographers’ Gallery in London to create a world class outdoor art gallery installation that proved to be a real talking point, on and offline.  Read the full case study here

outdoor art installation to create visual impact in relation to placemaking

3. Positive Placemaking perceptions

Placemaking and city dressing can help improve perceptions. By investing in the physical environment, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to the local community and help create a more vibrant and welcoming streetscape design.

Placemaking and city dressing can provide businesses with visually appealing backdrops and outdoor advertising displays. This means that customers will be eager to share images on social media. By creating an “Instagrammable” art installation, businesses can tap into the power of social media.  By doing this, towns and cities can generate awareness that will increase visitor footfall.  A great example of this in action is high level flags and banners combining artistic flair with clear visual cues. 

outdoor advertising display on flags and banners, installed at high level


Creating an engaging and enjoyable physical environment, with subtle but effective wayfinding can help improve town centre footfall and visitor dwell time.  Effective outdoor wayfinding and signage can direct people to visit places they might not even know about!  You can combine outdoor banners and flags with clever place branding to create a cohesive identity and a strong sense of place.  

By providing a memorable, on brand experience, both inside and outdoors, businesses will increase the likelihood of repeat custom and word of mouth recommendations. 

outdoor signage to help wayfinding and brand recognition

5. Project it!

To support local shops, businesses and restaurants, local authorities and business improvement districts are always looking for ways to draw people back to the high streets. Field and Lawn have worked with many Councils and BIDs on lots of different placemaking projects to make High Streets more attractive and colourful.  

Find out how we supported Cambridge City Council with their projection mapping project. Read the full case study here.

Projection mapping is a unique and wonderful way to add to a town or city’s calendar of outdoor events. The bespoke video content could be educational, commemorative or artistic. The actual event is all remotely controlled so everything is looked after. You can just sit back and enjoy the show.

Placemaking will play a huge part in the ongoing recovery of our highstreets as we navigate through challenging economic times.  We are committed to enabling big visions and creative thinking.  The team at Ollywood and Field and Lawn can help bring your placemaking project, art installation or large scale outdoor signage to life.   

Thanks to Kate Elliot for providing the Photographers’ Gallery imagery.  It was great to work on this blog, which we hope will provide some inspiration, ideas and guidance on creative placemaking with Ollywood.  

A perfect partnership for temporary buildings

Quality, collaboration and innovation on the agenda.

The team from Field and Lawn’s specialist temporary building division recently visited Protan Elmark’s purpose built manufacturing facility in Poland. Field and Lawn work exclusively with Protan Elmark in the UK to design, engineer and supply a wide range of temporary buildings.   The purpose of the visit was to learn about new product developments and enhancements to the manufacturing process. This type of collaboration enables Field and Lawn to provide the best possible temporary building solutions for customers.

The trip included a comprehensive tour of the production facilities, which are ever expanding to meet increasing, world wide demand for temporary buildings.  Protan Elmark supply temporary buildings to over fifty countries around the globe.

Temporary buildings are de-mountable, modular structures that provide additional on-site storage space quickly. They are approximately 70% cheaper than traditional buildings and can be used in virtually any environment or location. 

Temporary buildings are quick to install and are being used by a growing range of sectors. Sectors include; manufacturing, retail, logistics, industrial, education, commercial, agriculture, and sporting venues. 

Design and engineering workshops were held to look at more efficient design solutions to provide best value for customers.  This involved discussions on bolstering Field and Lawn’s temporary building rental stock.

Sustainability was on the agenda, with meetings held to agree new ways of packaging and transporting the building components.  As a result, new ways of working were identified to reduce single use plastics and maximise efficiencies in transport and logistics.

The visit concluded with discussions on joint marketing activities, production efficiencies and next steps to continue to nurture the strong partnership.

To conclude, Field and Lawn would like to extend our thanks to the team at Protan Elmark for hosting the informative and valuable visit.  By working in collaboration, sharing best practice and innovating together we can continue to deliver high quality, cost effective temporary buildings across the UK. 

Inside the temporary modular building manufacturing facility

On brand temporary building up and running for Ikea

temporary buildings can bring brand consistancy!

With a range of colours available, temporary buildings can be designed to slot seamlessly into any environment.  Find out how we helped Ikea with a new temporary building in their iconic corporate colour! 

At a Glance…

Who: IKEA 

Size: 10m x 40m on a 5.2m eave. Total area 400 Sqm. 

Location: Croydon 

Sector: Retail

The Requirement…

The client needed a temporary building  in close proximity to the store so that goods could be transported freely between the store and their new storage facility.

The building needed to fit into a small footprint and not detract from the stores current visual appearance.  

The Solutions…

Field & Lawn provided a clear span temporary building to maximise storage space using insulated sandwich panels in a specific blue RAL colour. 

The new structure will enable the client to continue expanding their operation to meet the ever-growing demand for on-site storage. 

Importantly due to the modular nature of temporary buildings, if the client requires more space in the future, it can be quickly bolted on to their existing space. 

The insulated structure provides 400 square metres of storage space with a single skin, insulated PVC roof.

The Specification…

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

Roof: Single skin white PVC to roof 650g/m²,
non-flammable, fully tensioned. Internal insulated liner

Walling: 60mm Insulated sandwich panels

Lighting: 8 200W LED high bay lights

Guttering: 40m of UPVC gutters per side

The Results….

A strong partnership with protan elmark.

Field and Lawn work exclusively with Protan Elmark, a leading global manufacturer, working in over 50 countries.  With decades of experience, they work hand in hand with our expert Project Managers and in house installation teams to create high quality, durable temporary buildings.  

Field and Lawn work exclusively protan elmark to create leading temporarybuildings

Valeting bay brings new efficiencies for car dealership

purpose built valeting bay

When Skoda Warrington approached Field and Lawn for additional covered space to carry out valeting and car detailing onsite, we knew just the solution! A purpose built industrial valeting bay, using the flexibility and speed that temporary buildings provide.

At a Glance…

Who: Skoda Warrington

Size: 8.5m x 6m on a 3m eave 

Location: Warrington  

Sector: Industrial Valeting Bay

The Requirement…

The client required a new covered building that would seamlessly slot into a small area of land to help staff detail and clean cars throughout the year.  

The Solutions…

The structure was manufactured in a bespoke 8.5m x 6m size allowing the car dealership to maximise the space available on an already tight site.

To create a compartmentalised “wet” and “dry” side to the structure, an internal PVC dividing wall was installed to separate the bays.  This was a key detail that the client requested.  The structure is a cost-effective and quick alternative to a traditional building and it will stand the test of time. 

The temporary valeting bay provides a great deal of flexibility. If there was ever a need to re-locate the structure, that would be possible. In addition to car valeting the structure could also provide overflow space for smart repairs.

The structure was fitted with 2x electric roller shutter doors and one pedestrian door. This enabled the team work independently and open/close doors as required when working on the vehicles. 

The structure meets the relevant BS6399 and Eurocodes for wind and snow loading. They offer a quick, cost-effective, and flexible solution to create more efficient use of existing space.

The Specification…

Frame: 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.

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

Walling: Single skin steel cladding.

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

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

Client Feedback…

a blue skoda parked in the industrial valeting bay

A strong partnership with protan elmark.

Field and Lawn work exclusively with Protan Elmark, a leading global manufacturer, working in over 50 countries.  With decades of experience, they work hand in hand with our expert Project Managers and in house installation teams to create high quality, durable temporary buildings.  

Field and Lawn work exclusively protan elmark to create leading temporarybuildings