Inside Temporary Warehouse Buildings

Temporary Warehouse Buildings
fast on-site storage solutions

In the world of storage solutions, temporary warehouse buildings stand out as fast and flexible structures.  They offer a wide range of high quality on-site space solutions for a variety of warehousing needs. From temporary warehouses that give you extra capacity, through to warehouse loading bays, they provide cost-effective solutions for warehouse, freight and logistic companies.

As we look ahead to the busy festive period, the freight, distribution and logistics sector will see peaks in storage and space requirements in quarter four and beyond.  In our latest blog, we will take you inside temporary warehouse, giving you the chance to see first hand how durable and high quality they are and how they can support your business.  Including the array of bespoke options that can customise your warehouse.

High quality, flexible structures. installed in days.

An elevated view of temporary warehouse buildings in insulated cladding

Temporary structures, often referred to as temporary storage buildings or temporary warehouse buildings, offer a range of benefits that simply can’t be achieved with a traditional building.  Temporary structures, despite the name, are built to last.  Using strong, industrial grade materials, they are precisely manufactured off-site and engineered precise wind and weather loading calculations, based on the location of the structure.  

They are modular structures, which means we can install the temporary building in standard components in a matter of days, without disruption or downtime on your site.   So, if you need a temporary storage building, you can have the extra capacity in place within weeks, rather than months, or even years, compared to selecting a traditional “permanent” structure.  You don’t need to compromise on quality…

Inside a warehouse structure

When people think of a temporary warehouse solution, or prefabricated warehouse structure, they may be perceived as short term structures.  That is not the case with a Field and Lawn Structure.  Production technology has advanced and the quality standards that are achievable through our advanced manufacturing techniques is exceptional. 

Complete flexibility with temporary warehouse structures

Temporary warehouse buildings,  offer the agility to adapt to changing storage and space needs. Their versatility means they can support peaks in demand, providing short-term storage solutions, as they can be rented and returned.  They’re equally equipped to function seamlessly for extended periods, with a lifespan in excess of 20 years. They can be specified to very high quality standards, with fully insulated options, a range of door and access solutions and full heating, cooling and lighting packages available.

Types of temporary storage structures

Temporary Storage Buildings

These structures, sometimes referred to as storage buildings, provide the ideal solution when additional space is needed urgently. Whether it’s for seasonal goods, stock or accommodating specific projects, temporary storage buildings have got you covered.  They can include a variety of access options and doors, from pedestrian doors to large roller shutter doors, suitable for forklifts, vehicles and plant.

Temporary warehouse buildings with large access doors

insulated temporary Buildings

Insulated temporary buildings provide high quality temperature regulation, crucial for industries dealing with sensitive goods or materials, even chilled or frozen goods.  Due to high levels of insulation they are comfortable for staff and energy efficient.  Insulation can be within the cladding, typically between 60mm – 120mm and within the roof.  Roof insulation is typically achieved by inflating the roof to provide the insulation pocket.  Insulated temporary buildings maintain a controlled environment, protecting your stock from adverse weather conditions.

Industrial Warehouses and steel structuires 

If you need a temporary storage solution, an industrial warehouse with steel cladding is a cost effective way to meet immediate storage needs for many industrial uses. When durability and longevity are paramount, steel-sided temporary warehouse buildings offer a robust solution. They ensure the safety and security of your stored goods, making them a preferred choice for many warehouse and storage companies.  

Expand your storage space with a temporary warehouse

So, what can you use a temporary warehouse building for? Temporary warehouse buildings accommodate a wide range of goods, from raw materials to finished products, offering a versatile solution for various industries.  Our insulated structures even provide the space for chilled storage due to their exceptional thermal performance. 

Sometimes, especially at peak periods or after securing additional contracts, existing storage space is at capacity. Temporary warehouse buildings provide that much-needed additional space to store excess inventory or handle sudden upticks in production, very quikcly.  We can install a storage building in days!  As a cost-effective alternative to permanent structures, these solutions provide essential storage without the complexities of planning permission or long-term commitments.

Welcome to the future of storage

Temporary warehouse buildings enable your business to get extra space quickly.  Our storage solutions offer a blend of flexibility, efficiency, and adaptability. As businesses evolve and storage needs shift, these structures ensure you’re well-prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Explore the world of temporary warehouse buildings and unlock the potential for a more flexible and efficient storage strategy! 

Design your new warehouse building online

When you choose us for your temporary building, we include design drawings and structural calculations as standard.  Temporary warehouse buildings are only limited by how much space you have! Building widths (or spans) are generally 10m, 15m and 20m.  A range of eave heights can be achieved by using different leg heights. Length is increased in 5m bay increments. 

Use our free interactive building configurator to design your building and start your warehouse quote…

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 building

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, 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 building

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!