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11Mar/190

Looking for the most superior marquee available within the UK?

Whether you are gearing up to celebrate St Piran’s Day, the National Day of Cornwall, but attending their delectable pie eating contest; hunkering down to witness the UK’s most unconventional 16 hour football match, Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Match, held  in the streets of Ashbourne; or unleashing your love for marmalade and Paddington Bear, at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival, the historic Dalemain estate in Penrith, you might be looking to extend your visit or add to the flavour of the occasion by selling your own products to contribute your own special vibe at all these events. No matter where in the UK, you choose to visit or attend famous traditional events, you can enjoy the comfort of our Premium DIY Marquees and its many benefits and safety features.

6x4m premium diy marquee

Why would we encourage you to use our Premium DIY marquee? The answer is quite simple: the marquee speaks for itself in that it is by far and wide the most superior marquee available within the UK. We could go on to explain that the Premium DIY range boasts 650gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Roofs and side panels which are also 100% wind-resistant: is Flame Retardant to BS5438 & BS7838 and that the steel pipe framework is 38mm thick and has a 6m wind resistant, 20 degree roof: but to most folks, this would sound like marquee-jargon designed to overwhelm and impress you into submission so that you felt obligated to purchase nothing but this impressive list of material benefits. But we prefer to let our Premium DIY marquee, speak for itself. And here will introduce you to our interactive, online marquee planning tool, designed to assist you with choosing the perfect marquee for your needs, at your event of choice. DIY marquees has prepared and planned everything on your behalf so that all you have to do is long on and be guided by our planning tool after which we feel comfortable to you will be mind-blown by the sheer advantages of the Premium DIY Marquee. We will even provide you with downloadable instructions on how to erect a 3m, 4m or 6m Premium marquee with ease.

If you are wondering, how do I go about assessing the correct DIY Marquee sizing which will perfectly meet your needs, that is where we can help. While often the size of the venue dictates the maximum size of the marquee, there are other factors which play a part in your decision. Factors such as the size and layout of the furniture or equipment which you will need to fit inside the marquee, and if there are obstacles such as specific placement or obstacles around or even over which you need to place the marquee, these will be major factors in your decision making process. You also want to remember that when you are planning the marquee, to note in which direction your guests or customers will be coming from. And if you want to make our already impressive Premium DIY marquee look even more impressive, windows make a marquee cosier and more inviting.

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.

14Jun/160

Dance the night away!

Tips for evening party marquees

Furniture:

  • Unlike marquees furniture is often too expensive to buy so hiring is usually the best solution
  • For a formal atmosphere use larger round tables (5ft for seating 8/9, 5ft6in for seating 10)
  • Use a mixture of smaller tables to create an informal atmosphere (see this article on seating)
  • You can get away with fitting more people in a marquee for a party than for a wedding, a wedding requires more space but you can squeeze people up a bit at parties.
  • A marquee can hold more people standing than seated (generally around 1.5 times the number seated) but it's always worth having some seats in rows against the sides of a marquee even if you are leaving the middle completely clear for standing (or using it as a dance floor area)
  • For formal seating remember an easel for table plans (or two for larger functions)

Dance Floors:

  • Do you want your party to be mainly about the dancing? In which case put the dance floor in the middle so it is very much the centre of attention. If you want it as an option then put it at one end.
  • Like furniture dance floors can be prohibitively expensive to purchase to hiring or making yourself (18mm plywood screwed to battens and stained) are the most common solutions
  • Alternatively if your marquee is to cover part of a patio or decking area that can be used as a dance floor

Other:

  • Set the marquee up several days in advance and test the lighting and heating (if applicable) at the time of your function just to make sure both are sufficient.
  • People (mainly blokes) will always congregate around the bar. For this reason always position it near the evenings entertainment to avoid having two parties. Always aim to keep everyone in one place to maintain the atmosphere so avoid putting the bar in the house or a separate marquee
  • Always have lighting on a dimmer, this gives you the flexibility to supply lighting to eat by and mood lighting to dance by
  • In October to April you will need to heat the marquee - have the heating on for an hour before people arrive to ensure they walk in to a wall of warmth
  • In May to September you might need a heater just to take the chill off in the seating area later in the evening
  • Think of how your guests will arrive - a simple path of carpet with flower pots makes an attractive and inviting entrance to the marquee
  • Think of how your guests will leave - it's likely to be dark so some form of lighting will be needed to guide people back to their cars
  • You would normally allow one toilet per 40-50 guests. If you don't have enough available then consider hiring in a luxury toilet unit
  • Give neighbours plenty of notice especially if you plan on partying until the early hours
  • Notify the police, it may sound extreme but it allows them to give informed responses (such as finishing time) to any complaint rather than come knocking on your door

We are always happy to offer more customised advice especially Tips for Wedding Marquees events, please contact us giving a few details of the event you are planning (type of event, space available, number of guests and diagrams/photographs of the site if possible) and we will be more than happy to advise on your options.

If you would like to use or quote any part of this article please contact us for permission or licencing.

12Mar/160

Marquee business advice

Spencer King from DIY Marquees offers excellent advice for those wanting to set up their own marquee company; be it buying a pop-up marquee or one of the hundreds of different marquee available. DIY Marquees not only offer Marquees they also sell many accessories such as lighting, heating and  flooring.

DIY Marquees

Nearly all professional marquee hire's use diesel or gas powered heaters. When using one of these to heat a marquee personally I would always put a carbon monoxide tester in the marquee too. They’re cheap, easy to fit and give peace of mind to both you and the customer. Not only that it makes you look (even more) thorough and professional. All fumes from a diesel heater should be kept outside from the chimney but what if the wind blows it straight back towards the marquee?

L B Whites have a very useful heating app that’s worth looking at and illustrates why electric heaters are just not man enough for any serious size marquee.

Inputting a 6x12m commercial (3m apex height) marquee with a rise of 30 degrees C (they do metric, I can’t!) gives a requirement for approx 100,000BTU’s or 30KW of heating. Had we designed our marquees to have a higher apex not only would they be less wind resistant they would also require far more heating – the requirement goes up to 40KW.

The maximum an electric heater can supply is 3KW of heat. If you wanted to heat one of these marquees using electric heaters you would need a whopping 10-13 of them and a very large generator to power them all!

Stick to diesel (indirect) or gas (lbwhite) and fit a carbon monoxide detector.

Find out more about pop up party tents for sale

11Feb/150

DIY Marquees have great ideas for lighting in marquees

the commercial diy marquee range

Options for marquee lighting. There are many different marquee lighting for sale and each come with their own pros and cons. The most popular option in commercial marquee for sale are chandeliers (gold or otherwise), they give a good quantity and quality of light and from an erectors point of view relatively easy to fit which means they can also be used and fitted by any domestic user.

Uplighters and marquee spotlights are becoming more popular but require a professional to fit and so unsuitable for the DIY market. Similarly buying lightweight globe lights whilst excellent in small walkways or gazebos are not powerful enough to light marquees of any serious size as each bulb is limited to 25 watts.

marquee chandeliers

Strings of festoon lighting offer a perfect solution for those wanting to light any size of marquee. They give flexibility in the power of lighting supplied but can also be used discretely behind an interior roof lining. They are available for sale with a dimmer system and can usually take any dimmable bulb up to 100W for greatest flexibility.

29Sep/130

DIY Marquees raising marquees to new heights

DIY Marquees have built a great reputation for party tents for sale throughout the entire UK.  See what some of their clients have to say about them:
It was absolutely well worth buying to say it did its job is an understatement it was fantastic. It stood up to the English weather for over a month in some really heavy rain with no problems at all
Simon, Yorkshireslider5
Many thanks for your service and product, the marquee has been a sound investment for the company and will be used many times in the future. They look as good up as they do on your webpage which from experience isn't always the case!
T Marquees, London
Everyone commented on the excellent marquee and I was so happy to tell one and all what a helpful and great firm you were to deal with. I do wish your business will go from strength to strength
Mr & Mrs K, Ireland
The wedding went very well (approx 160 sat down to eat) and last Saturday we had a charity dinner and dance while they were still up. We have raised about £700.00 through this event so far and everyone was very complimentary about the marquees.
Mr & Mrs L
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The DIY marquees are without doubt superior to our other marquees. Easier to lift, thicker walls, really well made and a lining to finish it off. We'll be switching all of our stock over to your marquees in time for next season.
S Marquee Hire