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.

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.

Come rain or shine DIY Marquees won’t let you down

Expert advice from DIY Marquees your number one specialists in DIY marquees for sale

Should I remove the sides of my marquee in strong winds?

No, a marquee is far more wind resistant with the sides on rather than off. For some reason there are many people who believe that leaving the sides off a marquee ‘lets the wind pass through’. I will try to explain below why this is not true and why leaving the sides off of a marquee actually makes it far more susceptible to the wind than leaving the sides on.

The diagram above shows how the wind passes over a marquee and how any wind going in to the marquee gathers and lifts the roof up.  The best way to avoid this is simply to have the sides on the marquee facing the wind and have the marquee well anchored down.

Please note that this article is dealing with marquees in strong winds but not extreme weather. Marquees should not be left erected in extreme weather conditions.

The people who advocate taking the sides off in strong winds believe that the above scenario is best solved by removing the remaining side panels, thus allowing the wind to pass harmlessly through the other side of the marquee. It doesn’t. There are two factors in play if the sides are off.

i. Wind building up under the marquee roof – this still happens even if that other side is taken off. Don’t believe me? Try walking across a field in windy conditions with an umbrella – by taking the sides off your marquee you’re turning it in to one very large umbrella.

ii. Lift being created by the wind that DOES pass through the marquee:

This shows the wind passing over or through the roof only marquee. The wind passing over the top of the marquee has much further to travel so has to go faster to keep up. This may ring some bells for those who stayed awake during Physics lessons:

The reason a wing attains lift is by the air passing over the top at a greater speed than underneath and so the differing pressures caused creates lift.

A marquee roof isn’t as aerodynamic as a wing but a lifting force will still be created, not only that but the steeper the roof the more force there will be – another reason for having a20degree roof/3m apex on 6m marquees as discussed last week.

This post isn’t intended as scare-mongering, it is purely aimed at dispelling a myth. At DIY Marquees we try to encourage all of the marquee hire companies we help to follow best practices:

  • Ensure the marquees are well anchored down, that means tie down kits as a minimum.
  • Leave the walls on any side likely to face strong winds (have the entrance on a different side)
  • Never take all of the sides off a marquee in strong winds
  • Know your marquees limitations -if Michael Fish states there definitely won’t be a hurricane then resign yourself that the marquee has to come down (this is rare, it happened once in the 10+ years I ran a hire business).

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