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18Jan/200

Best marquees at DIY Marquees for sale

the traditional diy marquee range

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!

13Nov/140

DIY Marquees have hundreds of marquees to choose from

DIY Marquees commercial marquees for sale have the most useful interesting tips on how to go about erecting a marquee, looking after your marquee and loads of information on general marquee maintenance.

Following (always useful) feedback from customers DIY Marquees have introduced a marquee tool section. This enables them to become more of a one shop stop for start up or existing marquee hire companies.

Keep a look out for further tools which will be added soon.

They are particularly proud of the marquee stake puller that could be a great help when dismantling marquees, unlike most stake pullers it is also very light so fits in nicely with their marquees that pack down to surprisingly small volumes.

Should you require any tools that are not listed please contact DIY Marquees who will design/source them for you.

Have a look at this interesting article I found on HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU 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.

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.

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.

For more information on commercial marquees click here

5Jul/140

Buying a marquee with the experts in the UK

Excellent value for money DIY Marquee’s range of DIY Party Tent offer an excellent value for money option for those needing a temporary structure.

We believe our DIY Party Tents are the best value PE structures available in the market today:

  • 240gsm PE Roof
  • 240gsm PE Side Panels
  • Flame Retardant to BS5438 & BS7838
  • Windstop velcro sealed side panels
  • 38mm Steel pipe framework
  • Groundbars optional
  • Wind resistant 20 degree roof (6m)
  • Simplex design for ease of erection
  • 2-season marquee (additional precautions should be taken in unseasonal weather)
The following table shows the available sizes in our Classic range of Marquees for sale. Size guides can vary greatly; this is due to the variety of ways a marquee can be used. For example a 6x12m marquee can seat 70-80 people at round tables but if you allow for buffet tables and/or a dance floor then the capacity is reduced.
8May/140

What size of marquee do I need?

DIY Marquees have a fabulous range of marquees for sale, the largest ranges in the UK. They are a professional team of people who pride themselves in being the leaders in marquee sales, they will give you advice on Marquee Flooring, décor and size of the marquee. Read some useful information on BUYERS GUIDE when making a decision on what marquee to purchase.

What size of marquee do I need?
 
When looking to buy a marquee the first thing to do is decide what size(s) of marquee you need, only then can you decide which range of marquee is most suitable for you.

There are several ways of calculating this:

  • Measure your garden. If space is limited your guest list may be restricted by the maximum size of marquee able to fit in the space.
  • If your garden is an awkward size then consider using more than one marquee connected together to cover the space. Multiple marquees can take a little more thought in planning a successful party but please contact us; we're marquee specialists and are here to help.
  • If you need help in picturing the layout of a marquee then check out our interactive marquee planner and experiment with different layouts.

the classic diy marquee range

The following size guide shows the capacity (seated or standing) or each size of marquee. Size guides can vary greatly; this is due to the variety of ways a marquee can be used. For example a 6x12m marquee can seat 70-80 people at round tables but if you allow for buffet tables and/or a dance floor then the capacity is reduced.

Click on the size marquee you require and you will then be taken to the ranges we offer in that size of marquee.

If you are in any doubt over the size marquee you require please contact us with your requirements and we would be more than happy to put together some sample layouts for you.

 

Size of Party Tent/Marquee (width first) Capacity seated Capacity standing
3m x 2m 4-8 4-12
3m x 3m 6-10 7-15
3m x 4m 6-12 9-18
3m x 6m 12-20 15-30
3m x 8m 12-24 18-35
3m x 10m 15-30 20-45
3m x 12m 18-40 27-60
4m x 4m 8-15 10-22
4m x 6m 12-24 18-35
4m x 8m 12-30 18-45
4m x 10m 15-35 18-55
4m x 12m 20-48 25-70
6m x 4m 12-24 18-35
6m x 6m 15-40 20-60
6m x 8m 20-50 30-75
6m x 10m 30-65 40-100
6m x 12m 30-80 40-120
6m x 14m 30-100 60-140
6m x 16m 40-110 70-160
6m x 18m 40-120 70-180
6m x 20m 50-130 80-200
6m x 24m 60-160 80-240
9m x 12m 60-160 80-240
24Feb/140

DIY Marquee will assist with marquee purchase business set up

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Starting up any marquees for sale business is a big step and can be quite daunting, marquee hire is no different. Something we encourage is to do a lot of local research beforehand.

Use all of the usual search methods (google, bing, yellow pages, local magazines) and see how much competition is out there. If your local area is already saturated with marquee companies then it may be difficult to start up in competition.

See what party tents for sale marquees other companies are offering and how large an operation they are. The company that bought my old marquee hire business stated they didn’t want to do any job less than £2,000 (!), there is a very very good living to be made solely doing marquees under £2,000 I can assure you. Several of our existing customers work very successfully with a larger marquee hire company nearby, they pass on any larger jobs to the nearby company and in turn any job that’s too small for the large company passes it on to our customer.

At this point it’s also worth looking at where everyone advertises and if you can see any gaps. We found local parish magazines to be a useful supply of business; the advertising cost is so small that it pays for itself very quickly.

11Dec/130

DIY Marquees your professional marquee company

DIY marquees for sale are offering some new products for 2014. This includes a new range of commercial heavy duty pop-up style marquees from 3x3m up to 4x8m available with or without internal decorative linings. We are also going to be offering a range of peaked roof pagoda style marquees from spring 2014 onwards; these use the same heavy duty framework as our existing ranges but feature a peaked roof for a greater wow factor at functions.

At DIY Marquees we supply a range of Party tents for sale, pop-ups and heavy duty marquee for sale suitable for private or commercial use. We also supply a range of internal lining, lighting, flooring and other accessories -if we don't supply it then we can usually supply details of someone in the industry that can.

We design all of our DIY Marquees to be as easy to erect as possible, most of our marquees only use two different lengths of pole so that even over time they are still easy to recognise and erect. No previous experience of erecting heavy duty marquee is required, our instructions and videos will guide you through step by step exactly how to erect each marquee to professional standards.

16Aug/130

Take advantage of this super marquee clearance sale

DIY Marquee has some fantastic Cheap Clearance Marquees for sale, have a look and grab yourself a brilliant deal. So if you are a hire company, council, emergency services or local organisation have a look at how you can save money and purchase one of these.

DIY Marquee has some stock that was intended for the German market but the intended recipient has unfortunately gone bankrupt. So we’re putting the marquees on ebay at reduced prices to clear them.

These are not standard stock items but they are very very good. Essentially they are all pagoda design marquees with a combination of our commercial and deluxe features -2.3m tall eaves, 500gsm PVC, 38mm framework.

There’s some on buy it now and there’ll be some on auction in the next few days:

4x8m pagoda
5x10m pagoda
6x12m pagoda
6x6m pagoda
7x7m pagoda

Happy bidding

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