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Help Refugees Worldwide “Get Off the Ground”

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Disasters leave a trail of devastation, crippling infrastructure and creating desperate needs for survivors. In this chaotic environment, fast, affordable, and innovative solutions are key to providing emergency shelter and storage – a vital step in saving lives and restoring stability.

When crises hit, immediate shelter is essential for displaced people.  The foundation for safe, clean, and secure shelters starts with the right flooring.  This seemingly small detail plays a crucial role in creating a sense of comfort, security, and stability for those who need it most.

Immediate solutions are needed

The International Community is facing an unprecedented number of refugees or internally displaced people (IDPs) as the result of military conflicts and natural disasters. Many countries have opened up their borders and provided a location to establish temporary shelter and relief camps. And although most disaster and refugee camps are established by a government entity, the United Nations, or an international relief organisation such as the Red Cross, they are only considered a short-term solution with the aim of meeting basic human needs.

There is an immediate need for shelter solutions to support this growing population of forcibly uprooted people, therefore, choosing the right flooring is a critical starting point in establishing the foundations on which to build safe, clean and secure shelters for refugee or disaster relief camps.

Temporary flooring systems have established themselves as a highly suitable option for refugee centres and emergency shelters, not only meeting the needs of residents but also overcoming the challenges of resilience, installation and hygiene.

Advantages of temporary flooring

1. robustness and durability: Temporary flooring systems are known for their remarkable robustness and durability. In refugee centres, resistant floor coverings are crucial. They can withstand heavy use without compromising on quality, providing a long-term solution for mobile accommodation with heavy and very heavy use.

2. quick installation: The speed with which temporary accommodation has to be erected requires materials that are easy and, above all, quick to install. The simple connection technology allows for quick installation without time-consuming preparations or trained personnel. This saves time and is economical.

3. modular construction and mobility: Emergency shelters often have to be adapted to changing needs and locations. The modular construction and dismantling of the temporary flooring enables flexible use and adaptation to different environments without having to compromise on the quality of the floor covering.

4. hygiene and cleaning: The hygienic properties of temporary flooring are particularly important in environments where many people live in confined spaces. The surface and texture also facilitates cleaning and helps to ensure a clean and healthy environment.

5. variety of colours and design options: temporary flooring offer a wide range of colours and designs that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. This creates a positive environment and gives residents a sense of normality and dignity, even in difficult situations.

Overall, temporary flooring offers a versatile and practical solution for use in refugee centres and mobile accommodation. Their robustness, ease of installation and hygienic properties help to improve the living conditions of residents while meeting the challenges of humanitarian aid.

Supporting and helping people rebuild their lives and homes can only happen if there’s access to bring in the materials, and that can be tough when the terrain is decimated and dangerous.

Thanks to the incredibly simple design of these systems, the untrained local community can easily help lay and establish routes with temporary trackway in and out of their area. By utilising public efforts on the ground, work can begin before military personnel and other trained professionals arrive.

Once access routes are established, agencies bringing food and water can start their life-saving work, reaching the people who need them fast. Temporary flooring can also be used to create medical outposts, safe catering areas and other basic facilities the recovering community may need. Simple solutions can make a huge difference to the people caught up in these devastating situations.

You have the needs – we have the solution

When it comes to disaster and refugee relief, The Box Group understand that getting shelter to the affected areas as fast as possible is the #1 priority.

Feature products

AmP Trackway Panel

The AmP panel

  • Heavy duty trackway with track mat portability
  • Save thousands by not having to invest in an expensive Hiab.
  • Panels can be manually installed by teams of 2 or 4 people.
  • Cross lay to achieve an incredible weight-bearing capability
  • Each panel has 10 connection points for extra resilience and agility
  • Lay in a brick weave design to add integrated strength

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Stadia X temporary flooring

Stadia X

  • Supports vehicles up to 2,500kg* and far greater static loads
  • Edging ramps give easy vehicle access and eliminate trip hazards
  • Applications include Heli-pads or Car parks

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Rola-Trac Ultra


  • Solid base for operational centres and shelters.
  • Lightweight and durable design is quick and easy to deploy for temporary or longer-term use.

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Working together with governments, military branches and humanitarian relief organisations, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to source and supply the right temporary flooring for your specific needs and location – no matter how hostile the environment or climate. 

From heavy-duty drivable trackway and flooring to lightweight tent and temporary structure flooring, walkways, and hospitals, The Box Group has over 20 years technical expertise to ensure we supply the most suitable, timely, and cost-effective solution to every project’s unique requirements.
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Our systems have been rigorously tested in multi-climate environments around the world, and are renowned for keeping mission-critical operations on track. 

Order online via our store,, or if you’ve any questions, drop us an email to or give us a call  on +44 (0) 203 286 7463  and chat with our expert team about your specific requirements. Any challenge. Anywhere. Fast.

We’re here to help

At The Box Group we know the integrity of your temporary operating environment is critical to success. Get it right, and the rest of the project can align and succeed.

Our solutions are much more than the provision of the right kit; they combine our years of experience with inventive thinking and a can do, positive mindset – to meet logistical challenges, enable operations, mitigate risk and complete missions. When there’s no room for error, our clients trust us to deliver.

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