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6Jun/220

More Marquee Hire Advice from DIY Marquees

How to clean your marquee

The obvious answer is whenever it needs it so maybe a better question would be how often should you expect to clean a marquee.

A marquee is far more likely to get dirty when being erected/dismantled rather than when it is actually up. If you’re careful when erecting and especially when dismantling the marquee then you can usually get away with a thorough clean only once or twice a season.

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There are however a few exceptions:

The dirtiest marquee I have ever had was one that was erected under some trees. When it rained all of the dust and grime was washed off the leaves down on to our lovely marquee. If you’ve got to put a marquee up under trees expect to clean it immediately afterwards.

Rain-skirts by their very nature will always get muddy in the rain, these should be given a wipe over on pretty much every job.

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Traffic-film – eventually PVC can have a grey layer build up which is especially difficult to remove. It takes a long time for this to happen (a year or two normally) but at this stage it needs a thorough clean using a chemical. The material also needs irritating (gone over with a brush or similar) to get this off. Once thoroughly cleaned the PVC should be as good as new.

Tree sap is a nightmare to remove.

There are also some things that will never come out:

Petrol/Diesel can stain PVC. This will never come out so avoid them at all costs.

Ingrained mould – this affects many marquees especially those that are stored when still wet. PVC is made of many layers, if a marquee is put away wet or if cheap PVC is used then water can get inside the layers and create mould which will never come out. Incidentally this is one of the reasons we use better quality 500gsm PVC than available elsewhere, it takes far longer for the layers to break down in better quality PVC.

Some garden chemicals can stain – I was shown a marquee recently that had green stains around the rain skirt which seemed to have come from a chemical added to the lawn.

Better quality PVC always helps, we use a lacquer coated PVC as it is easier to clean and lasts longer than the cheap alternatives.

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18Jan/200

Best marquees at DIY Marquees for sale

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How can I use a marquee? Let me count the ways! Marquees are by far the most versatile non-permanent structure which can be used for any event imaginable. Not only is a marquee an adaptable solution to your entertaining needs, its also affordable. Not sure about that? Go to DIY’s Marquees Marquee Buyers Guide which will direct you on everything to do with marquees from features and accessories for your marquee to sizes, lay-outs, and costs, using the interactive planner. There is no doubt that a marquee offers several benefits for you when you are planning any event, large or small. The first question you need to ask yourself when planning an event is where will the event be held? A marquee provides you with an immediate solution because it can go anywhere there is a flat space large enough to contain the size of the marquee. Problem solved! And nothing is more beautiful than an outdoor event where you can choose nature’s beauty as your backdrop.

Our DIY Party Tents offer solutions to event problems that you may not even have thought of yet and because our marquees are only the best when it comes to quality and strength, they can be utilized year-round, even in the unpredictable British weather. If you are expecting inclement weather and want to take extra precautions to be safe, we have a solution for any weather-related problem.

Marquees are perfect for accommodating a large crowd and is easily adapted and adjusted so that you can make it bigger or smaller as needs require. If you are someone who is thinking about using a marquee as part of your event planning or marketing and advertising business, we have a large selection of traditional marquees for sale which are simple to erect and hard-wearing for frequent use. DIY understands how important it is to have a marquee that is easy to both erect and pack away and which is resistant to damp so the quality of the materials which are used for the marquee are of great importance so DIY feels confident that purchasers of marquees required for frequent use, will be satisfied with their traditional marquee choice as they are made to exceptionally high quality standards.

Stuck with an awkward location or odd-shaped piece of ground which needs some creative thinking for presenting your tent? Don’t bat an eye … simply check out how to extend or connect one or more marquees to enable you to cover any unusual space. Then go ahead and decorate or brand your marquee as required. No one party should be the same old party as the last one. DIY Marquees has many additional features which you can use to make each, and every event stand out from the previous one. A simple change like adding lighting or add or remove sides or flooring and dividing small and large areas with passages and dance floors can enhance and change the dimensions of your marquee which is why they are so useful. Let's get the party started!

10Aug/180

DIY Marquees High Quality Marquee for sale

Have you ever considered how much owning a marquee could benefit any business, be they small, medium or large? Business owners around the country buy industrial marquees as the perfect addition for their multiple business, storage and event needs. Any business which experiences seasonal selling would highly benefit from buying a marquee as a temporary or permanent option to their storage needs.

When business is booming and products are piling up around and outside the store room, employees are squeezing themselves in and out of passages and corridors lined with boxes, its time to consider buying an industrial marquee. Using a marquee as an alternative to building a storage area is a resourceful way of avoiding high costs of building, not to mention the stress and strain involved with dealing with architects, building contractors, electricians and the like, in the process. No permission is required to erect a marquee which means no building inspectors on site slowing the process down. And in slow seasons, you save money by not having to sit with a half empty storage room. Simply take your marquee down and stow away for the next influx of business. And should there be an unexpected increase in production during non-peak times, simply erect the marquee in a few hours and start saving space in your warehouse for easy collection and distribution of your goods.

Wondering where you can purchase a pop-up marquee for sale? Look no longer as DIY marquees has every marquee in any design you could possibly need for your business, as a suitable alternative to any business need. No matter how big or small your prerequisites are, there is a suitable marquee to make your business run smoother and grow. Multi-purpose pop up marquees can also be used for business events, such as team building, large meetings or conferences. So when your stock has all be bought and you are ready to celebrate a good years’ production and performance with your staff members, throw them a celebratory big bash in your DIY marquee. Simply decorate accordingly, lay the suitable flooring for the event and add tables, chairs and music and you have the perfect solution to your annual event.

Consider the same as you begin to wrap for the year and start to regroup for the up-coming production year. What better way to introduce new clients to your new product release or re-branding than with the event of the season to show case all your innovative business ideas by hosting networking event? And what a cost saving you would benefit from by being able to use your marquee for all of these purposes as and when you required. There is no denying that the value of owning your own business marquee is priceless. With no many uses and functions waiting to occur with the assistance of your business marquee, we would encourage you to contact DIY marquees immediately and buy industrial marquees now.

12Aug/160

Plan Ahead When Starting Your Own Marquee Business

DIY Marquees are so passionate about the Marquees they sell and the additional services they offer. With so with the many years’ experience in event planning they offer some professional sound advice on all aspects of purchasing a marquee and starting your own marquee company.

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When wanting to start my own marquee hire business they were by far the most experienced company we dealt with and after we decided to go with their large product range and brilliant after sales service I am pleased to say we now have a successful marquee hire business. If it wasn’t for their assistance from start to finish we would not have exceeded.

Many people assume it’s easy to start a marquee company with the misconception it’s a simple to go and choose the marquees they want to use for hiring out. It’s not as simple as that. There are hundreds of different options and things to think about for example: weather, durability, marquee designs, what size marquee do I need? Etc. etc.

DIY Marquees have a fantastic blog whereby they share ideas and marquee planning advice.

I found this informative article on Marquee Heating, these are all things to think about and DIY Marquee will make sure they are covered.

During Spring and summer months heating is generally only required to take the chill off later in the evening. During autumn and especially winter you should heat the marquee for a reasonable time before guests arrive to ensure a successful event.

Do:

Use a heater with a powerful fan

Test the heating several days before the event (at the same time of day) to make sure it works and is sufficient for the space

In the winter have the heating on for at least an hour before people arrive. On arrival guests should walk in to a wall of warmth, if they walk in to a cold marquee they will not warm up for the whole function

If possible use several smaller heaters rather than one large one to create a consistent temperature in your marquee

Aim one heater towards the entrance, think of a high street shop - they have a heater above the door to ensure the temperature inside stays at a constant level

Don't:

Use a halogen heater, cabinet heater or any other kind of infra-red heater without a fan. They are not powerful enough for larger marquees

Have anything close to or touching a heater (sounds obvious but still worth mentioning)

DIY Marquees not only sell marquees they also provide lighting, heating and flooring options.