As the country went into lockdown earlier this year, many turned to home improvement to keep themselves occupied.
In fact, according to the Office of National Statistics, UK retail sales increased for the fifth consecutive month in September, largely due to a rise in spending on DIY and household goods. Home improvement retailers were one of a few types of retail permitted to open their stores in lockdown under the category of ‘essential’, while online sales of DIY goods soared.
As a well-recognised household paint brand, and one of the UK’s largest and oldest paint manufacturers, Crown Paints supplies several major retailers from their Hull production site. As the abnormally high consumer demand for paint continued over the summer, it was clear their existing warehouse had reached capacity. Provision needed to be made to store excess stock over winter. Whilst this stock could be stored outside in warmer weather, water-based paint is susceptible to frost damage, so it was essential the stock was moved inside before the cold snap. Foreseeing this issue, personnel from Crown Paints’ Engineering and Procurement departments reviewed different storage options, considering the suitability, quality and cost of each solution. After receiving a recommendation, they contacted Aganto Sales Manager Elliot Birks regarding a temporary warehouse. Elliot was able to meet with the Crown Paints project team at a nearby site to show a finished example of an Aganto building before purchase. They were impressed with the quality of the build, along with the ability to easily modify, extend or relocate it when needed. With the confidence of being able to see the Aganto product before they went ahead, Crown Paints proceeded with the installation of a 10m x 30m x 5.2m insulated temporary building.