Apr 17 2015

Design the wedding of your dreams….

DIY Marquees have the largest range of marquees for sale in the UK, they offer honest and valuable advice for anyone who want to buy a marquee. Their friendly team have years of experience and expertise in the marquee industry, so whether you are wanting to start your own marquee hire business or would like to host corporate events or special occasion event hire such as wedding functions, DIY Marquees will give your the best advice around.

DIY Marquee range of Party tents for sale  can be used for lots of different functions from weddings and formal events to garden parties and BBQ’s, their final appearance is entirely governed by the accessories you buy. For more formal functions you can buy flooring and linings for your party tent marquee or for less formal events you can decorate the party tent yourself using balloons or decorative ribbons. Whilst all marquees may look the same from the outside it is how you design the interior that personalises the party tent marquee.

Erecting marquees on hard standing

Our DIY Marquees like most Commercial Marquees for sale are quality ones that can be erected on hard standing. There is the small issue of how to anchor the marquee down (answer: longer tie downs to a nearby soft surface, bolting or use heavy weights) but otherwise it is easily done.

There is one small issue which you should make your customer aware of and that is what happens when it rains. If a patio normally floods in heavy rain, a marquee won’t stop that occurring. If the hard standing has a slope then water may try to flow through the marquee.

The risks of this happening are usually very slight and whilst it’s worth mentioning to customers it’s not worth going overboard or scaremongering about it. If the forecast is bad there are some solutions:

  • Wooden floor throughout – this raises the floor up so the water passes under. The best solution but also by far the most expensive and most work.
  • sandbags or similar round the perimeter of the marquee.
  • strips of carpet underneath the groundbars – this was suggested to me recently by a marquee hire company and I think it’s an excellent and resourceful idea. Strips of old carpet rolled up and then squashed underneath the groundbars cuts out all but torrential rain from making its way in to the marquee.

Dec 19 2014

DIY Marquees recently did a case study with amazing results

DIY Marquees for sale give fantastic advice to ensure their customers’ requirements are taken into consideration and often on a tight budget. They will give the best possible advice ensuring your party or function is a complete success. Whether you would like a garden party, wedding, Christmas party you will be sure to get the help you require. DIY Marquees have some affordable pop up marquees for sale.

Case study: Mr Jones wants to cover as much of his garden with marquees as possible

We recently had a visit by a Mr Jones, he was planning a party and wanted to extend his house in to the garden using marquees. This is a pretty common scenario for marquee hire companies especially during the winter months.

Mr Jones came in with a diagram of his garden with the marquees he thought he need, two 4x6m marquees, one 3.6×3.6m pagoda and one walkway:

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The garden is not easy as it’s a very funny shape and on the surface this looks to do the job. My concerns were:

  • Weathering to the house would be difficult. The 4x6m marquee against the house should at least be a 6x4m one for ease of weathering. A pagoda is sloped on all 4 sides and so difficult to weather against a house.
  • There would be many joins. This is not a problem regarding weatherproofing with our guttering kits but it can be a hindrance to party atmosphere and circulation. The risk is the end 4x6m marquee would feel cut-off and under-used (note if this layout went ahead a good suggestion would be to put the food and/or drink in this 4x6m to ensure it is used).
  • Walkways are ideal for connecting marquees together but in this scenario you aren’t really gaining any useable space by having the walkway in the middle there. It’s a bit like a sideways corridor.

So having explained all of this I suggested an alternative approach, a 4x12m marquee and a 4x4m marquee on the side:

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  • This is much easier to weather against the house (both marquees would have their flat gables towards the house)
  • There is only one join and it is much easier to weather the two marquees side by side
  • You have a larger main area for the guests to circulate.

Note that in this example Mr Jones is actually ending up with slightly less of his garden covered and my alternative option is cheaper than his original suggestion. I can however guarantee that this second idea will be an improvement on the atmosphere and circulation of the party.

As mentioned in other articles I would still recommend having the food and drink out in the marquee (maybe at the far end). People (especially blokes) linger by the bar, having the food and drink outside guarantees the marquees are used fully and everyone doesn’t end up in the kitchen.


Aug 13 2014

DIY Marquees have great wedding packages

 

Bronze Hire Package  Silver Hire Package

Have you ever dreamt of a fairyland, Winter Wonderland Wedding, you don’t have to go abroad for a Winter Wonderland Wedding, DIY Marquees have some great affordable wedding packages that will soon make your dreams a reality.

Choose from marquee lighting different lighting options to give the occasion an extra special touch to beautiful wedding décor.  Share this special day with hundreds of guests and dance away into the early morning.

Cherish your special day and capture each moment making memories by having the wedding of your dreams. Chat to DIY Marquees about their marquees for sale  many more affordable options to making your dreams come true.

 

 


Jul 12 2014

Summer is the perfect time to have a party

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.

Oct 30 2013

Fantastic range of party tents for your year end function

How to erect a marquee on hard standing?

The easiest way to erect a marquee is on grass using a tie down kit to hold it in place but sometimes a marquee has to go up on hard surfaces. With our DIY Marquees heavy duty marquees for sale (and indeed most quality marquees) this isn’t a problem as long as you fit groundbars. Groundbars don’t hold the marquee down but they do make it more rigid – imagine the marquee as a box, securing the bottom line makes it a much stronger and more rigid box.

When erecting a marquee on hard standing:

Look around the site, if the marquee is to be erected on a patio often there are flower beds or other soft surfaces to gain anchoring points from and just use longer tie downs.

Assuming there is no existing anchoring point the remaining options are heavy weights or drilling in to the ground.

Drilling is usually only an option on car parks or old tennis courts (be sure to fill the holes afterwards with an appropriate filler).

Concrete blocks or sand bags can be used as weights but my preference is water butts. These are light to carry round but you only fill them up once they are strapped to the marquee (this does rely on having a hosepipe on site).

When using weights strap them directly to the marquee, having them a distance away just gives the weight room to drag slightly and then it’s lost most of its use.

Click here for many other marquees and Party tents for sale


Oct 29 2013

DIY Marquees the proessionals in marquee purchasing

Thank you to everyone who visited us at The Showmans Show last week. For those that didn’t make it we displayed one of our new pop-up marquee for sale including linings, we also had a new pagoda style marquee that will be a standard stock item next year. We’re confident both will prove popular and really add something to the marquee hire industry.

The Show itself was again very quiet, personally I think a change to Fri/Sat would really help increase visitors. I know ourselves and many other suppliers will be monitoring the leads generated carefully as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify the large expenses incurred. Two lined marquees with chandeliers and honeybeige carpet   Two marquees set up as a beer hall (full)   Two 6x12m DIY Marquees side by side

As an erector of smaller marquees it is always a joy to see what can be achieved in larger structures, some of the two story marquees are very very impressive. Saying that I wouldn’t like to put them up!

Thanks for reading.


Aug 16 2013

Purchase a marquee from the experts in marquee equipment

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At DIY Marquees for sale we are always looking to improve both our products and our product range. The original designs and most of the improvements come from our own marquee hire experience but many key features have come directly from customer feedback.

 

If you have an idea for a new marquee product or an improvement to an existing product we’d love to hear from you any time but now especially. Around this time of year is when we start planning the products we’re going to put in to testing next year for full scale production the year after.

 

Anyone who’s been to view the marquees at our factory recently will know we’ve had a prototype new style of marquee up which looks to have passed all testing and should be ready for next year (we may have a demo at the showmans show, not sure as yet).

 

So if you’ve got an idea or wondering why something doesn’t already existing in the industry doesn’t exist then please let us know. If we agree with you then we’ll start designing a solution along with the latest batch of other ideas and improvements we’ve had.

 

Thanks for reading