What size of marquee do I need?

Nothing tops a proper English country garden on a warm and sunny Spring afternoon. At the end of a long Winter season, many look forward to the respite that the Springtime brings, from the rain, clouds and chilly winds. My client was on the look out for the perfect venue for his daughter’s Spring wedding which he wanted to host in a garden filled with roses and daffodils and he and his wife pictured how lovely the garden would be with plump grey doves flying in across the skyline and making themselves at home on the garden wall which their guests walked up the brown pebbled driveway from a walled garden which provided ample parking. Fortunately, the couple had located just the place in a village in Hampshire which was able to accommodate their need for a large, flat green garden patch on which to erect a 4 x 12m premium marquee which we had identified as the perfect option for the wedding.

DIY Marquees

As someone who has experience with providing marquee options for many clients over many years, it is always exciting to find an exciting, never-before seen venue! Although it did mean that I had to ensure that the venue was just right for the marquee and that the right marquee was used in case of, what is quite common this time of year, unseasonal weather changes. After inspecting the venue and measuring the area to ensure that the marque size would work in the space available, I informed the client that everything would be in order.

With a perfectly flat piece of land to erect the marquee on, the job was an easy one. If there had been any hills to negotiate, I knew that I could always refer to the DIY Erecting videos which have been provided as a free resource on the DIY Marquees website. I have been a client of DIY Marquees ever since I began my entrepreneurial endeavours as a freelance events co-ordinator. Having my own marquees allows me the flexibility I need to offer my clients the perfect venue almost anywhere in the country, regardless of location or the weather. Having done my research on the DIY Marquee website, I have been able to educate myself on the best marquee for specific occasions and seasons. The information on the website is generous and covers everything that one could possibly think about knowing about marquees, their sizes, features from add-ons to heating, decorating and preparation areas, they have a suitable solution or suggestion for all.

Excellent quality marquees which are guaranteed to withstand the weather considerations are extremely useful to have for anyone in a similar business. Someone in the market for a purpose-specific marquee can investigate the available options by using the DIY Marquee buyers guide along with the interactive planner which provides you with the tools required to test to see how many people, chairs, tables and features one would be able to host in the specific size marquee they may have in mind. DIY Marquees offer a simple and exciting alternative to your usual indoor venues with far more flexibility.

Durable, heavy duty Marquees from DIY Marquees

Marquees in summertime … what could be a more romantic venue for the perfect outdoor celebration, from baby showers to wedding, anniversaries to work functions, there is nothing that quite matches the allure of a marquee venue. Moving into the Autumn the marquee hiring for sale business may well become a little slower, especially in the UK. But as Winter comes, there are many ways for marquees to remain the quintessential destination venue for celebrations. With a few clever additions and adjustments to your basic DIY Marquee and how you use it, business could bloom well into the colder months of the year.

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DIY Marquees UK provides marquees and accessories that are designed especially to withstand the harsher seasons. With a variety of all year round, 4 season marquees available, there is definitely a marquee for all seasons. From traditional, romantic style marquees to green commercial marquees, Deluxe and Demi marquees, DIY Marquees boasts a spectacular array of features to fail-proof your marquee while ensuring the longevity of the marquee lives up to any UK Winter.

While it is common sense that some weather conditions simply mean that you cannot erect your marquee for fear of life and limb, DIY trusts that this same common sense will prevent clients from risking the integrity of these quality products. Floods, tycoons and other displays of Mother Nature’s greatness should never be taken lightly. However, a good solid rain fall never stopped a DIY marquee from standing tall and true which is mostly down to the superior quality of the products and materials which are used when creating our extensive range of marquees.

the deluxe diy marquee range

Why settle for 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC when we can offer a 650gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Roofs and side panels for marquees with a roof top less than 90sqm. An excellent example of what we have on offer is the Deluxe Demi range that is excellent value for money and quality, for those who want the strongest, most durable and most impressive marquees. This specific is designed for easy use when standing against buildings or toilets. Wind-stop Velcro seals the panels securely preventing the cold from penetrating into the marquee, especially at night or late afternoon events where the weather may have turned. The core of our DIY marquees is a frame of steel pipe work preferred because of the superior strength of this material when compared to other popular materials used for marquee framework. Ground bars anchor the marquee with cross-bracing eaves providing that additional security against any Winter weather.

DIY Marquee experts can also offer you advice on how to set up your marquees in order to buffer against the weather and increase the innate strength of the marquee. Obviously you need to consider your marquee heating options to guard against the Winter chill and DIY Marquee professionals are happy to advise you on the best way to heat your marquee as well as the worst (and most dangerous) ways which must be avoided at all costs, so to ensure that safety always comes first. DIY Marquees now sells Indirect Marquee Heaters.

What is Duracoretex PVC?

9x9m traditional diy marquee

Considering purchasing a marquee as part of your business plan? Look no further for the most durable, quality marquees in the industry. DIY Marquees has the ideal, traditional 9m x 9m marquee for sale for those companies looking for your more traditional, high quality marquee.

What makes our marquees so high quality? Its all in the materials. DIY has years of experience with manufacturing and supplying marquees made from all varieties of materials and there is no doubt that while PVC materials are a little more expensive than PE or canvas, DIY Marquees knows that beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is no reason to compromise quality for other inferior materials, which do not have half the life-span that PVC does. Meaning that you may invest a little more at the beginning, but your investment will last you twice as long, with less degeneration and repair costs down the line, and the marquee will stay strong for double the amount of time.

PCV, or Polyvinyl Chloride, is a high strength thermoplastic polymer which is used for a vast range of products, especially in the construction where strength and quality products cannot be sub-par.

9x9m traditional diy marquee

What is Duracoretex PVC?

Likewise, DIY Marquees will not settle for sub-par materials, which is why we only use Duracoretex™ PVC for all of our PVC DIY Marquees. Duracoretex™ PVC comprises 5 layers of materials comprising of 2 layers of UV stabilising flame retardant laminated coating, 2 layers of plasticised PVC coating and 1 layer of highly durable, rip-stop polyester mesh.

Duracoretex PVC

Duracoretex™ PVC is tested to ensure that it meets the high quality standards which we require to ensure that we continue to satisfy the many new and returning professional marquee consumers who we have serviced with our marquees. Customers return because they themselves have already tried and tested our products and know that the quality is incomparable to other marquee suppliers. Laboratory tested for quality, performance and sustainability standards, by Intertek, leaders in testing of in-house testing for the optimisation of raw materials, DIY Marquees 9x9m Traditional marquees, made with Duracoretex™ PVC is guaranteed to have twice the life span of other, inferior materials.

The 9x9m Traditional DIY marquees, is the pinnacle of all 4-season marquees. You can expect your marquee to stand strong under almost any weather conditions, although we do recognise that sometimes nature is brutal and so at the first sign of tornadoes and other extreme weather-conditions, we recommend safety first! Other aspects which contribute to the strength of our marquees is that the high quality PVC allows for the use of high-frequency welding to seal the joins, which is superior to stitching which might lead to tearing of the material should the marquee come under strain. This also contributes to the weather-proofing of the marquees which is ideal for the wet UK climate.

Other strength enhancing features include physical eave braces and gable uprights which support the marquee when under additional hard-wearing conditions, ensuring that the DIY marquee and Duracoretex™ PVC are well supported during any event.

NEW GREEN MARQUEES FROM DIY MARQUEES

If you are in the business of hiring out marquees and know that now is the time to start thinking about providing the ultimate, alternate venue for company’s who are getting ready to show their employees their appreciation for all of their efforts throughout what has been a trying year. Those who are looking for a way to host their loyal clients, who have stood by their side through the thick and thin of the year and who are looking for an option which will accommodate people in small groups, where there is plenty of ventilation and space to allow for social distancing. DIY Green Marquees are the most versatile way for a company to hold many small events, while ensuring that there is no risk on those who will be attending the event. No doubt one of the easiest and most cost-effective yet able to accommodate all the usual needs which an end of year venue needs to offer, providing a way to put on a show to impress clients and employees alike.

4m x 6m Green PVC Marquee

DIY Marquees offer a variety of superior ranges of marquees, including the DIY Marquee green marquee, which has the capacity to meet your clients’ venue, needs to help them set up the event of the year. Hirers are encouraged to look at the online interactive marquee planner and check out the options that are available to help you to make your marquee a suitable venue with all of the trimmings. Not only are the marquees fully aligned to all of the health and safety requirements, in terms of the standards of material DIY Marquees use to construct their marquees, they also meet all legislative requirements and can be beautifully constructed to look like a fairy-tale Christmas. All it takes is a little extra attention to the electrics and you will be able to light your marquee up like a Christmas tree for the ultimate holiday feel.  DIY Marquee is always looking for inspired and interactive ways to make the marquee experience easier and safer for the full lifespan of the marquee and will never leave hirers stuck for new ideas to make their marquee the most desirable and sought after venue.

DIY Marquee Electrical Courses offers 2 excellent options in terms of lighting solutions for marquees. A superior choice of lighting is offered as part of the marquee lighting packages, such as your ultimate marquee chandelier or the retro and classic style marquee festoons. Secondly, and something that is highly recommended for hirers, is to do your own marquee electrics so as to ensure the standards are always compliant and that should any emergency occur, there is always someone on site to assist with the repair. It does not take much lighting to make your marquee look particularly pretty but for those who what a little something more elaborate or complex, consider attending one of the electrics courses aimed specifically at those in the hiring industry. Light courses and PAT lighting course information is available online for those who are ready to take the next step.

4x6m Green Commercial Diy Marquee

A marquee is absolutely the smartest event venue that anyone could think of. Reasons why are self-explanatory but because of their belief in their products. A marquee can be a venue for all seasons which is one of the main reasons why so many people choose to invest in a marquee as a solution to their venue or catering problems.

4x6m green commercial diy marquee

A special event, celebrated in a marquee always adds a certain kind of sparkle to that event… perhaps it’s because it’s a little out of the ordinary, or perhaps its because a marquee can be set up to perfectly suit the function that you need it to, while also looking absolutely stunning during day or night! No one thinks of a marquee and doesn’t think of how lovely it can be for any event. It’s fun and fresh as opposed to the same old pub or club venue that your family has been using for decades. And don’t just use your marquee once…use it again and again for any special event. It is a purchase that you will never regret.

Your marquee is adaptable, re-designable, do-up-able, and functional! Add a red carpet and a fancy chandelier and you have the stuff from which great formal events are made. Add a heater and closed panels and you have the coziest joint in the neighborhood during the winter chilly months. Divide your main tent from the catering area and you have a workspace right on hand from which you can serve your guests the most delectable eats in superb style. And while the dance floor hots up, you caterers can pack up and leave without disturbing the event for the night so that you can party the night away.

Now that you have heard all of the good things about marquees, you are no doubt wondering where and how you can get your hands on the trendiest venue in town… DIY Marquees doesn’t pretend to know it all about marquees because they do know it all and will assist you with every aspect of your purchase from start to finish.

It couldn’t be easier when you visit DIY Marquees for sale – all of the information that you would ever need to know when buying a marquee including the Green Marquee for sale range is available on the site: sizes, options, additional extras, materials used, where to use which marquee and which is recommended for which conditions. DIY Marquees make buying a marquee an absolutely seamless experience.

DIY Marquees have assisted thousands of clients setup their marquee businesses

Guest Post: How We Set Up Strawberry Fieldz!

5 years ago I was about to head back to my very boring job following maternity leave, to work as a Relationship Development Consultant at a well know insurance company. My husband Adam was working in a planning role, which he had done for many years and was fairly bored. His main passion has always been music, gigging with his Dad from the age of 5 and playing in bands all through is life, teaching guitar, and running his own recording studio also. So we find ourselves at a small local festival, with a badly erected tatty party tent, with a tiny stage, and really badly managed sound where no one on stage could hear themselves. We sat in the sun after his performance and agreed we could do this set up better. So we did. Simple as that!

Adam researched products and prices, and I worked on a business plan and researched local companies. Where could we add value, go the extra mile, and make our offering unique.  After extensive research I found that websites were hard to navigate, quotes often did not turn up or where wrong, too many contact forms and not enough personal service. So that was where we felt we could really excel, using our years of customer service experience to offer the personal touch that was missing from our competitors.

We launched 8 months later with a website and no marquees at that point.  We used a well known business directory and got a fair amount of work from that.  We had a summer of bookings ahead and so we made the decision to borrow some money and buy the equipment.

DIY Marquees were absolutely amazing, they gave us brilliant advice because they have been there, started a marquee company and been in the hire market themselves. I turned up with a wobbly trailer and two screaming toddlers and we took our marquees home.

The rest really is history. We called many pubs and introduced ourselves, emailed local councils, joined local business networks, and had our vehicles sign written. Our hit rate for converting an enquiry to a booking was around 75% and I think this has to be down to us really caring about our customers and it coming across to them that we have time to discuss their needs, and we really want them to have a good experience with us. This has undoubtedly contributed to the amount of repeat bookings we receive. We have a strong repeat customer base and get recommendations all the time which saves on advertising costs!

We took very little pay in the first 3 years ploughing it all back in to the business to grow as quickly as we could.  We started offering small festival stages in the second year of trading which has added variety to our business. We have provided stages for festivals, local councils, pub events, and got paid to watch live bands!

We have so many great memories over the last few years, from our customers that invite us in to share a freshly made curry, to the quirky sheep that leapt in our van and ate our biscuits.  Every day is different, and each customer unique but it’s been an amazing experience and watching our business grow has been very rewarding.  DIY Marquees has been crucial to our success and have always gone the extra mile to help us. We have had to order next day delivery items at 4.59pm in the evening as we have lost a vital component, had issues onsite and needed advice, and been totally fine with us never giving the correct part name for an item in spite of them sending them to us numerous times. 😊

Get in touch with DIY Marquees if you are wanting to buy a marquee

Heavy Duty, High Quality Marquees for Sale

DIY Marquees stock marquee parts for the entire range of marquees they sell so you never have to worry if something breaks or stops working. Their online shop is both convenient and hassle-free. Once you place your online order, your parts will be with you within a few days.

Browse through their store and you will find the part you are looking for if not drop them an email or call them and they will happily assist.

General parts for all marquee for sale can be found under Universal Marquee Spare Parts

There you will find Marquee Eye Bolts:-

marquee eye bolts

Used to assemble marquee framework (connects poles to knuckles)

Sold per kg (approx 80 bolts per kg)

Exact product details may vary

and

Large and small bungee loops

large bungee loops

Replacement large bungee loops for DIY Marquee range

Price is for a pack of 20, please select the number of packs you require

Browse through the following product categories to find what parts you are looking for:-

  • DIY Party Tents
  • Classic DIY Marquees
  • Premium DIY Marquees
  • Commercial DIY Marquees
  • Professional DIY Marquees
  • Deluxe DIY Marquees

 

Contact DIY Marquee for sale UK for further assistance

DIY Marquees High Quality Marquees for Sale

DIY Marquees is a company with an incredible ethos of sharing advice, offering help and promoting best practice. They are a passionate team with a core vision of offering high quality marquees to customers as well as a high level of customer service. They encourage customers to gain knowledge in order to ensure their marquee hirer clients can maintain good standards. DIY Marquees aim to bring you the very best in Marquee Courses.

Marquee Electrical Courses

We have designed our marquee lighting packages to be as simple as possible, simply connect the leads together plug in to the house/extension lead and you’re done. If your customer needs another power supply then an additional extension lead would usually do the job.

This simple system is perfect when you’re starting up a marquee hire business but after a while the jobs will become more intricate and so do the electrics. At this point you need to consider attending training courses.

Our friends at Essential Supplies are running electrical courses aimed at the marquee hire industry:

Event Electrics Course:

Our one day workshop is specifically aimed at those working in the Marquee
& Events industry. We will cover all aspects of the design, installation and testing of temporary electrical systems for events. The course is aimed at those who specify and install such systems but have no formal electrical qualification. We will guide candidates through best practises in installing electrical and lighting systems in temporary structures for events, including how to avoid some common pitfalls and some not so obvious. There will also be plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with some of our latest products specifically designs for our industry.
This is a non examined course and provides no formal qualification; it is de-signed to provide candidates with an awareness of the issues surrounding electrical systems for temporary events. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion and a set of course notes.
Price: £180 + VAT per candidate

Event Lighting Course:

Our one day workshop is specifically aimed at those working within the events industry. We shall cover methods and types of lighting and how to install your system. This is a non examined course and provides no formal qualification; it is de-signed to help candidates with lighting. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.
Price: £180 + VAT per candidate

PAT Testing Course:

The aim of our one day ‘practical’ workshop is to obtain an understanding of why
PAT Testing is necessary and be able to demonstrate safely and accurately all aspects of electrical testing necessary to perform PAT tests on your own or other peoples electrical equipment
The course is specially designed for those within the events industry, looking at key
Products, unique to the Events World. The testing techniques learnt can be used in any in-dustry. You will be shown how to PAT test a wide range of our products from extension leads to metal light fittings and from simple distribution boards to power tools. To ensure you get the most out of the course we aim to have a maximum of 6 Candidates on each course.
Price: £220 + VAT per candidate

If you have been in the hire industry for a few years and look to be taking the next step up in complexity of marquee bookings then I would recommend attending the Event Electrics Course first with the Event Lighting Course later.

All of your electrics require regular PAT testing, rather than paying an electrician to come in and test them it’s likely a wise investment to train you or a reliable member of staff up as a PAT tester.

 Attending training courses like these that are specifically designed towards marquee hirers is good practice for everyone in the industry.

DIY Marquees have a large range of wedding marquee for sale and party tents for sale Contact them for more advice and requirements.

DIY Marquees Heavy Duty Party Tents

DIY Marquees offer the largest range of commercial marquees for sale in the UK. 24 different sizes across various ranges means there is the ideal marquee for you – whether you are looking for some temporary party tents to put up at home or a heavy duty marquee for commercial hiring.

the diy party tent range

When looking for heavy duty party tents or industrial marquee for sale it is important to look at many factors. Many suppliers will list the thickness of covers used as a sign of quality when in fact quality of build is far more important and even the weight of material is misleading as there are a wide range of qualities within the same weight category of PVC and PE covers used in party tents and marquees to buy.

the deluxe diy marquee range

Have a careful look at the features of the structures in question and this will also give an indication to the build quality – a marquee that includes additional bracing (eave braces, gable uprights etc) will not cut corners elsewhere in the build quality. A marquee or heavy duty party tent that has cut corners by having the Georgian window printed on rather than the more time-consuming rounded cut may well have cut corners elsewhere that will only come to light when the marquees or party tents for sale are in use.

Marquees for sale in Kent

DIY Marquees leaders in marquees offer the most informative advice to anyone who wants to purchase a marquee. They really want their clients to achieve and will often give you advice that you do not want to hear, however, this will save you money and time in the long run. Their straight forward approach is what makes them leaders in the marquee industry and a company that strives to put their customers first.

6x12m pagoda peaked roof marquee

Read what DIY Marquees have to say about starting your own business:

This is a conversation I have regularly, you’re interested in starting a marquee hire business and don’t know where to start. This is what I suggest:

Research
Find out who your local competitors are, what marquees they offer and how much they charge for the sort of marquees you’re likely to offer.
If there are hardly any competitors or the local companies all offer much larger marquees then this is a good thing. There’s space in the market for you to exploit.
If there are a lot of companies in your local area that offer similar size marquees to ours/yours then you might need to think twice about starting up. It’s not impossible but it is much harder to get going in a saturated market.

the diy party tent range

Stock
The most popular marquees for hiring are 6x12m, 6x6m and 4x8m. If you’re based in a city then it’s more likely to be the smaller, 4m wide marquees that are popular.

What marquees should I buy?
I would recommend starting on a smaller scale initially. All of our marquees are designed along a similar, easy to erect style. If you’ve put one up then you won’t have a problem erecting a different size without practice.
Because of the large stock we carry and swift delivery you can just buy more marquees when you have the bookings for them – to me that makes good business sense, you only buy further marquees when you know you’re getting a return on your investment.

when do you need to insure a marquee?
If you’re hiring out marquees then you should be covered for public liability insurance. When you buy a DIY Marquee we pass on 3 companies details who specialise in marquee hire cover. We also pass on a copy of the terms and conditions of hire we used to use as a hire company and we can provide some photos to get your website and advertising started.

We always enjoy helping people start up their own marquee hire businesses and will happily chat through any ideas you may have. The above is just a collection of ideas to start you off.

Click here to find out more about DIY marquees for sale in Kent.