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What is a Temporary Building Levelling Platform?

A temporary building levelling platform creates a non-permanent raised and levelled structure for temporary buildings to be constructed on. They are especially useful where a temporary building needs levelling with an existing , or uneven ground and heavy loading requires a solid flat surface to work from.

Introducing our Heavy Deck Product for Raised Platforms

Temporary building levelling platform, otherwise known as the Heavy Deck system, was developed primarily to support the temporary building and events industries. It is a unique and patented modular system that creates raised level platforms for any number of uses.

Because of its high load bearing characteristics we use this system in our temporary warehouse and chilled storage projects.

Typically, temporary warehouses require a flat load bearing surface for safe picking, possibly with counter balance trucks, and particularly where racking is used. Also, levelling with existing buildings makes operations smoother and more efficient.

Similarly, cold and chilled stores require safe picking, however, decking can provide important isolation from the ground, especially where ground heave is a risk from the internal holding conditions. And of course, any improvement in insulation can reduce energy usage.

All in all, our Heavy Deck system offers some great advantages in all industrial and logistics settings. Get in touch now to find out more.

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A large Heavy Deck platform project underway. This deck was built to support a temporary logistics building that needed a flat load bearing floor for safe operations.

How do Heavy Deck Temporary Building Levelling Platforms Work

As illustrated below, installing a temporary building levelling platform is a reasonably simple process, which providing you have a good surfaced area, doesn’t require any major civil works.

Firstly, the Heavy Deck legs are positioned, fixed to the ground and levelled. Uniquely, Heavy Deck legs incorporate a levelling system that makes them safer and more durable when used at height and/or on uneven ground, particularly in comparison to wooden blocks.

Once the legs are in place and levelled, the Heavy Deck panels are then lifted into position using a crane. The panels locate into the legs without any need for additional fixings.

Now complete structurally, the deck can now be constructed upon and any flooring, other finishes or insulation applied. In the illustration below, an insulated aluminium framed building was constructed.

As can be seen, this system has clear advantages over traditional temporary platform systems. Please get in touch to find out more about these advantages for your project.

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A Heavy Deck support leg. These are placed and levelled using a unique system. The decking panel can then located in position.

Typical Applications for our Heavy Deck Systems

Highly versatile, Heavy Deck systems have been used for a multitude of applications, including famously, the Greenwich Equestrian Olympic event centre, where 100% of the system was temporary and re-used.

Typical applications include;

  • For dock levelling with existing buildings or loading docks to improve work flows.
  • To provide structurally sound, level bases for temporary buildings to be constructed on.
  • Isolated load bearing floors for temporary cold and chilled storage buildings
  • Sports facilities, including temporary buildings, running tracks or other events requiring a level platform with regulated qualities.


So, to sum up, heavy deck is a very versatile system that is safe and quickly installed from stock.

Contact us to find out more.

Contact us Now for Help with Your Project

Always contactable, by phone or email, we are happy to give the best advice regarding our temporary building levelling platform systems.

With depots in the North and South carrying extensive stocks, we have the coverage to respond quickly to any project. This coupled with an experienced team ensures fast, successful outcomes.

For typical temporary building levelling platform, modular and raised deck projects please check out our case studies here.

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A heavy deck panel being lifted into position with a crane.

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    Yes, provided that ground is firm (including grass areas) it can be used. Substantial structures have been built on turfed park areas to level for events. One great example is the Olympic equestrian event at Greenwich park. This was a classic example of a raised level platform installed in days and then removed without trace with 100% re-use of materials.

    Absolutely. One of the key functions that the deck was developed for was to provide a load bearing levelled surface to place temporary buildings on. Because of the high load bearing properties of the flooring, it suits itself to storage facilities where counter balance trucks may be moving heavy loads.

    Heavy Deck is particularly suited to these applications. Temporary building levelling platforms are extensively used as modular flooring for temporary building cold storage applications. Key reasons include;

    • Dock levelling with customers existing warehouses.
    • Levelling uneven ground for construction of temporary buildings.
    • Levelling for safe handling of materials, especially stored on racking.
    • Creating an isolated floor for improved insulation properties.
    • To provide protection to areas with sensitive ground conditions.

    Very quickly indeed. We carry extensive stocks of the Heavy Deck system which once delivered to site can be assemble rapidly. If fact, in a matter of days a raised deck or levelled floor can be constructed. Great for events and other dynamic situations.

    Rental costs are dependant on the length of the agreement and quantity of flooring installed. In short, the more you have and the longer the agreement the cheaper it will be.

    Typically, we charge the installation costs and four weeks rental in advance of installation, or on installation if a deposit is paid.

    Rental is then invoiced four weekly in advance  for the term.

    Rental terms are negotiated on a case to case basis and can be anything from three months to years (shorter for events)

    Case Study

    A Temporary Chilled Building for Logistics Operations

    A Temporary Chilled Building for Logistics Operations

    A great job this one. We were approached to offer a rapid solution for a chilled packing area. Large in size, and to be built within an existing warehouse, the area was to be used for chilled storage and packing of box meals.

    A Temporary Chilled Logistics Building for Food Distribution

    A Temporary Chilled Logistics Building for Food Distribution

    To provide a major distribution company with a temporary chilled logistics building. A really good job this one, with an interesting problem to solve.

    Temperature Controlled Warehouse Partitioning for Banana Storage

    Temperature Controlled Warehouse Partitioning for Banana Storage

    Certainly one of the largest and most challenging temperature control projects we have ever carried out. Measuring at 288,000 sq/mt and at a height of 20 metres, this area was partitioned from the main deep chill warehouse for a 15 degree storage chamber.

    Temporary Cold Storage in Scotland. The Scalloway fish market in Shetland

    Temporary Cold Storage in Scotland. The Scalloway fish market in Shetland

    ACR were very proud to have been chosen to carry out this strategic project for Shetland Island Council. This project was a slow burner from the-off, with multiple visits to the Island, many options were discussed until the final solution was arrived at.

    Temporary Cooling for Chocolate Storage- Logistics Warehouse Cooling

    Temporary Cooling for Chocolate Storage- Logistics Warehouse Cooling

    Temporary cooling for chocolate storage. Without doubt one of the most challenging projects we have ever completed. This emergency cooling installation presented challenges in terms of equipment positioning and safe working practices.

    Temporary Fruit Coldstore in Kent For a Major Packer

    Temporary Fruit Coldstore in Kent For a Major Packer

    A really nice temporary chilled storage project. This fruit storage warehouse was finished to a high specification and has been contracted initially for 2 years.

    Turning a Warehouse into a Temporary Coldstore

    Turning a Warehouse into a Temporary Coldstore

    One of the larger warehouse cold storage conversions we have carried out. From the initial proposal to final commissioning and ongoing support, this project ticked all the boxes for us and a very happy client.

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