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16May/210

DIY Marquees now sells Indirect Marquee Heaters

Marquees have always been a popular and sought-after option as an alternative to your regular venue hire options. This is mainly attributed to the unique sense of style which can be created when using a marquee as your preferred venue option. There is nothing quite like creating the specific ambiance, mood and atmosphere, as when you design and decorate your marquee venue, tailormade to your desires.

Notwithstanding the many great benefits of the marquee as the ultimate venue option, there are some aspects relating to the logistics of marquees that can leave some feeling unsure of whether the outcome is worth the effort. Stop and take a minute as we discuss some of the issues which may leave you feeling reluctant to opt for the marquee option.

  1. Its cold.

Yes, this is the UK and no one has ever claimed to have all the answers when it comes to the various weather-patterns resulting in our world-famous reputation for having 4 seasons in 1 day! Its true that using a marquee might leave you vulnerable to various elements however there is always an innovative solution to any element. So, you want to know how to heat your marquee, DIY Marquees would recommend setting up a powerful, indirect heater which will disperse heat through out the marquee. Situated at the entrance of the marquee facing towards the inside, your marquee will be cozy in a matter of minutes. For a larger marquee, add smaller indirect heaters at the corner and other such “dead” spaces where people are not mingling. That way you can prevent the cold from seeping in and keep your guest’s toasty.

space heater  space heater

marquee heater for sale

  1. Not all terrains are made equal.

Anyone who has attended a glamourous event, hosted on a grassy terrain, knows how hard it can be to prevent your £1,245 Maisel 100 faux pearl-embellished, paper-thin stiletto Jimmy Choo heels from sinking into the grass below you, sending you tumbling into an embarrassing social faux-par! To ensure the ultimate comfort of your guests, you would want to place your marquee on a solid, even surface, but the question remains: How to anchor your marquee down on hard surfaces? Your traditional tie-downs will not work on a solid surface, so alternatives include bolting or drilling holes in the footplate, to which you can place straps to secure the marquee. Alternatively, use heavy weights, such as a concrete block, strapped directly to the marquee. No concrete blocks available, strap the marquee to a strategically placed car, or lead a strap through to a near-by grassy patch.

  1. Once size does not fit all

This concept apparently works in retail however we all know the truth is that there is no 1 solution or product which will suit everyone’s needs. Attempting to squeeze everyone into a one size fits all marquee, will not work. Luckily, DIY Marquees has the perfect solution to help customers to create a marquee perfect for their needs. From the size of the marquee, to the shape, space, function and location, visit the website’s Marquee Planner to create a replica to help you check all the boxes.

13May/180

How DIY Marquees have changed the marquee industry

How 4m Commercial DIY Marquees are so strong

Our industrial marquee for sale are considerably stronger than the industry standard and indeed our own party tent and classic ranges. This is due to sharing many of the features used in 6m wide structures:

  • Vertical and horizontal roof braces. This gives the roof considerable added strength.
  • Intermediate purlins along each side - half way down each side of the roof is another purlin support - this strengthens the marquee and gives additional support to the roof
  • The wind resistant 2m end panels are covered in a separate article
  • As is the envelope style roof
  • Groundbars are included automatically
  • A gable upright at each end allows for interchangeable side panels
  • All roofs and sides are made from a reliable quality 500gsm rip-stop PVC
  • The strongest shape in construction is a triangle - the additional roof braces make a strong triangular structure giving the marquee frame considerable strength.

We believe all of these features make our 4m commercial marquees the most durable and heavy duty structure of their class in the world.

We are always happy to offer more customised advice for your event, 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.

25Jun/140

Speak to the experts when purchasing a marquee

DIY Marquee is thrilled to announce they have some cheap marquee for sale on ebay. They are clearing out some pagoda marquees and selling cheaply on eBay, the pagodas are excellent quality and have 2.3m legs. Have a look at this : 7x7m Pagoda Marquee for sale on eBay.

the diy party tent range

Watch this space for more exciting special offers and sale on various marquees and more.

Some other interesting information and advice from DIY Marquee:

Hiring a marquee isn't always straight forward; lots of factors need to be considered such Marquee Flooring and lighting.

Our marquee flooring packages are designed to be easy to lay whilst giving one of the best finishes available in a marquee using new carpet, available in red, green or honey beige.

Included in each package is a non-breathable underlay, this is placed underneath the carpet when laying to prevent the build up of condensation during your event (grass gives off a lot of water vapour if not covered). Grass is very tough so covering for a week or so will not generally cause any harm.

The marquee flooring is simply nailed in place -hammer, nails, cutting knife and a tool belt are included in the package. Watch our marquee flooring video to see how easy it is to lay.

This is the flooring and method of laying used by most of the marquee hire industry.

Our carpet packages include:

  • One (or more) 2m wide rolls of carpet in red, green or honey beige
  • Waterproof underlay (may require folding to fit your size of marquee)
  • 6" nails, hammer, cutting knife and tool belt
  • Instructions (as with all DIY Marquee products)

DIY Marquee has a large range of DIY Party Tent which offers excellent value for money. If you need s temporary structure then opt for the DIY Party Tent option and you won’t go wrong. DIY Marquee boasts one of the best value PE structures available on the market today.

Simple designs and easy to erect, speak to DIY Marquee today.

 

10Mar/140

DIY Marquees have hundreds of marquees for sale

As you may have noticed our website has changed, this is due to our expansion in to other ranges of marquees. We now have five ranges of marquees across 23 different sizes of marquee culminating in over 70 different marquees to choose from, we believe this means we have the largest range of marquees available for sale in the UK and hope to have the marquee to suit any requirement. We also now stock a heavy duty range of pop-ups and pagodas.

Our two new cheaper ranges probably won’t be of interest to you as a hire company – the party tent range including DIY Party Tentand Pop-Up DIY Marquee range uses PE fabric (only suitable for occasional domestic use) and our new Classic range is made using 500gsm PVC but without the features we believe are essential to hire companies – I wouldn’t recommend hiring out a 6m marquee without eave braces for example.

Our new Professional range should prove popular in the hire industry; it is based on our Commercial framework but with a heavier duty 650gsm PVC roof.

As always our new products and ranges come from feedback from customers (thank you) and our own experience. This is why we are one of the leading designers and suppliers of marquees in Europe. Which we’re quite chuffed about to be honest.

We always like to hear feedback regarding our marquees or website so if you have anything to add or any new product ideas please always send them along.

12Nov/130

Plan the perfect function with DIY Marquee’s help

At DIY Marquees we design all of our heavy duty marquees for sale 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 marquees is required, our instructions and videos will guide you through step by step exactly how to erect each marquee to professional standards.

When marquees are erected over grass they can suffer from extreme condensation, this is due to the water vapour grass gives off. For this reason any quality marquee flooring should have a non-breathable layer fitted underneath, this prevents the grass giving off water vapour and thereby mostly avoids excessive condensation. Even when laying a wooden floor inside a marquee a non-breathable layer should be fitted first.

The covers on marquees are usually made from PE, poly/PVC or PVC.

PE (polyethylene) is the cheapest covering and is similar to tarpaulin material; it can be crackly to the touch but certainly has many uses in the domestic market. As with any marquee covering always ensure you only use material that is flame retardant to British Standards.

Poly/PVC is a thin material that is given a PVC backing to make it waterproof. It is rarely used in the manufacture of marquees now as PE is more cost-effective and true PVC is more durable.

PVC is now the most popular material for marquee roofs and sides. It is very durable and can be given a lacquer coating for ease of cleaning. PVC is usually quoted in grams per square metre (gsm) though this can be a little misleading. There are many many different qualities of 500gsm for example such that a good quality 500gsm PVC will often outperform thicker cheap 600-700gsm PVC.

Chat to us about marquees for sale, we will be happy to help!

29Sep/130

Durable heavy duty marquees for sale

See what DIY Marquee is up to in October…. Check out their range of party tents for sale.

The showman’s show is next month (23rd & 24th October) at The Newbury Showground. We are on stand E277 -as usual come out of the main entrance marquee, turn right then left and we’re on the right.

I’m not sure exactly what we’re going to be exhibiting at the show, we’re very busy but in the midst of chaos from an extension being built to prepare for new product lines we’ll be stocking next year (more on that later in the year). We should have something new and interesting to look at so do pop in for a chocolate or two.

Panoramic windows are now back in stock. We’ve also introduced a 6x24m marquee for sale. It’s very big (and very heavy!) but it adds to our commercial and deluxe ranges.

Over the next week we’re also introducing a commercial pop-up range. We’re not going to stock lots of ranges of pop-ups we’re just aiming to offer the best and toughest one. It has 58mm aluminium framework and a very durable 500d coated roof and sides so should prove very effective for hire companies or people who want something stronger than the garden centre gazebos.

So if you are interested in marquee for sale go along and visit them at the show!

16Jul/130

Whats the difference between a part tent and a marquee?

Did you know?

Throughout the world marquees are referred to as party tents but in the UK the term party tents usually refers to smaller marquees 3m, 4m or 6m wide made from steel tube. Party tent style marquees can usually offer a stronger but more economical alternative to traditional larger marquees.

Marquee accessories like linings, lighting and flooring can transform a marquee from a shelter to an impressive temporary structure suitable for any party or event. It is worth researching the availability of replacement parts to ensure you will not be let down in the future for the want of one damaged component.

Contact us by clicking on Party tents for sale and we will go out of our way to assist you in the purchase of a marquee.

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