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17May/180

Choose from a large selection of Marquees to buy

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.

9Dec/170

High Quality, Durable Marquees for Sale

the commercial diy marquee range

DIY Marquees are manufactured for all weather conditions for a superb outdoor function experience such as weddings, official engagements, company functions and special events. High quality and durability will never be compromised. DIY Marquee tents for sale have a wide range combining distinctive and innovative styles using only the best materials in the industry.

Commercial marquee purchase range of DIY Marquees are ideal for marquee hire companies or for people who require a much stronger, more durable and flexible marquee than our Classic range.

We believe our Commercial DIY Marquees are the best marquee in their class available in the market today:

  • 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Roof
  • 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Side Panels
  • Flame Retardant to BS5438 & BS7838
  • Windstop velcro sealed side panels
  • Wind resistant 2m end panels (4 & 6m)
  • 38mm Steel pipe framework
  • Groundbars included
  • Eave braces (6m)
  • Gable uprights in end (4 & 6m)
  • Wind resistant 20 degree roof (6m)
  • Unbranded
  • Interchangeable side panels
  • 'True Georgian' curved top window panels
  • Simplex design for ease of erection
  • 4-season marquee (year round though additional precautions should be taken in snow and extreme conditions)

DIY Marquees have a useful and convenient marquee purchase planner for you to experiment with different layouts. Contact them for more information.

23Nov/170

DIY Marquee for Every Occasion

Pop Up Marquee for sale Handy Tips

Furniture:

  • Unlike marquees furniture is often too expensive to buy so hiring is usually the best solution
  • For a formal atmosphere use larger round tables (5ft for seating 8/9, 5ft6in for seating 10)
  • Use a mixture of smaller tables to create an informal atmosphere (see this article on seating)
  • You can get away with fitting more people in a marquee for a party than for a wedding, a wedding requires more space, but you can squeeze people up a bit at parties.
  • A marquee can hold more people standing than seated (generally around 1.5 times the number seated) but it's always worth having some seats in rows against the sides of a marquee even if you are leaving the middle completely clear for standing (or using it as a dance floor area)
  • For formal seating remember an easel for table plans (or two for larger functions)
3x3m pop-up diy marquee    3x3m pop-up diy marquee

Dance Floors:

  • Do you want your party to be mainly about the dancing? In which case put the dance floor in the middle so it is very much the centre of attention. If you want it as an option, then put it at one end.
  • Like furniture dance floors can be prohibitively expensive to purchase hiring or making yourself (18mm plywood screwed to battens and stained) are the most common solutions
  • Alternatively, if your marquee is to cover part of a patio or decking area that can be used as a dance floor

Other:

  • Set the marquee up several days in advance and test the lighting and heating (if applicable) at the time of your function just to make sure both are sufficient.
  • People (mainly blokes) will always congregate around the bar. For this reason, always position it near the evening’s entertainment to avoid having two parties. Always aim to keep everyone in one place to maintain the atmosphere so avoid putting the bar in the house or a separate marquee
  • Always have lighting on a dimmer, this gives you the flexibility to supply lighting to eat by and mood lighting to dance by
  • In October to April you will need to heat the marquee  have the heating on for an hour before people arrive to ensure they walk into a wall of warmth
  • In May to September, you might need a heater just to take the chill off in the seating area later in the evening
  • Think of how your guests will arrive - a simple path of carpet with flower pots makes an attractive and inviting entrance to the marquee
  • Think of how your guests will leave - it's likely to be dark so some form of lighting will be needed to guide people back to their cars
  • You would normally allow one toilet per 40-50 guests. If you don't have enough available then consider hiring a luxury toilet unit
  • Give neighbours plenty of notice especially if you plan on partying until the early hours
  • Notify the police, it may sound extreme but it allows them to give informed responses (such as finishing time) to any complaint rather than come knocking on your door

Contact DIY Marquee for sale to find out more about their Classic DIY marquee range

14Oct/170

DIY Marquees will be at the Showman’s Show on the 18 & 19 OCTOBER

DIY Marquees pride themselves in 100% customer satisfaction ensuring their customers receive excellent customer service. This family owned and run business go out of their way to ensure their customers receive all the advice and assistance when starting a marquee business. They invest their time and expertise to ensure the success of their customers. They have some useful articles and a marquee size guide on their website to help clients make decisions.

Read what some of their customers have to say:

"Amazing company. Customer service is spot on. Always so helpful and have been crucial to the startup, success, and smooth running of our business. We could not have achieved what we have done without the help of such a brilliant supplier. Recommended to many and will continue to recommend. Thanks, Spencer, Colin and the rest of the team." Sarah - Dec 2016

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DIY Marquees get involved in the marquee industry particularly commercial marquee for sale they keep updated with the latest trends and functionality which they will showcase at The Showman's Show on the 18 & 19 OCTOBER at Newbury Showground, Berkshire.

The DIY MARQUEES stand will be:

STAND 260,

AVENUE E.

This is a great opportunity to talk to them, discuss any queries you might have and check out their new & existing products.

They love talking to customers and offering advice regarding marquee hire and the events industry.

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Click here for a complete Marquee Buyers Guide.

13Jul/170

Excellent value for Money Classic Range of Marquees for Sale

Explore a world of quality tents, excellent services, perfect specifications, and world class standards. At DIY Marquees we pride ourselves as a brand in the manufacturing industry. DIY Marquees are committed to manufacturing exceptional quality tents and marquees at the most competitive prices.

DIY Marquees has a skilled team who understands quality showing passion and enthusiasm towards their workmanship.

DIY Marquees have the widest range of party tents, classical, pop up marquee for sale, wedding marquees classic marquees and commercial Marquees for sale which are ideal for marquee hire companies or for people who require a much stronger, more durable and flexible marquee than our Classic range. They pride themselves on the fact that their Commercial DIY Marquees are the best marquee in their class available in the market today.

COMMERCIAL RANGE

the commercial diy marquee range

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Roof
  • 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Side Panels
  • Flame Retardant to BS5438 & BS7838
  • Windstop velcro sealed side panels
  • Wind resistant 2m end panels (4 & 6m)
  • 38mm Steel pipe framework
  • Groundbars included
  • Eave braces (6m)
  • Gable uprights in end (4 & 6m)
  • Wind resistant 20 degree roof (6m)
  • Unbranded
  • Interchangeable side panels
  • 'True Georgian' curved top window panels
  • Simplex design for ease of erection
  • 4-season marquee (year round though additional precautions should be taken in snow and extreme conditions)

Buy a party tent or classic marquee is hassle-free with DIY Marquees. It’s the best investment you will ever make!

DIY PARTY TENT RANGE

the diy party tent range

8Nov/160

DIY Marquees have added 3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees to their range

The Showmans Show 2016 review

Thank you to everyone who visited the DIY Marquee stand at the show, it was a fun couple of days chatting to customers new and old.

Our new Commercial Demi Marquee for sale seemed to prove very popular whilst feedback from our long-time customers has given us plenty of food for thought regarding new product ideas for the future.

There’s always lots of have-a-go activities at the show and this year there was a really good one – Clayzer (laser clay shooting). We can highly recommend it, especially so as all 3 of us ended up on the leader board. If you think that’s competitive you should see it when we take all the warehouse lads go karting at Christmas!

3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees

Price: £414.00

3x4m commercial demi diy marquee

Our 3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees are ideal for covering entrances to buildings or mobile toilet units. Our Commercial Demi range is far superior to the Classic Range with thicker 500gsm PVC The entrance height is 2m with a height of 2.6m on the tallest side. The marquee is modular meaning you can extend or reduce its size in 2m sections to suit your needs.

An excellent 4-season marquee (can be used year round though additional precautions should be taken in snow and extreme conditions) ideal for sustained use in the domestic market or marquee hire industry. We recommend the use of tie down kits unless you have your own method for anchoring the marquee down. As with all DIY Marquees should the unforeseen happen any replacement part is available to purchase separately and our experienced customer service staff are always available for any advice you may require.

This marquee is made up of one piece, not by connecting multiple marquees.

Our 3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees feature:

  • 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Roof cover
  • 500gsm Rip-stop Duracoretex PVC Side Panels
  • Unbranded
  • Flame retardant to BS5438 & BS7837 for safety
  • High frequency welded PVC joins for complete waterproofing
  • Strong up to 38mm galvanised steel framework
  • Roof braces at either end for added strength
  • 'simplex' design (only 2 different length poles used throughout the marquee) for ease of erection
  • Groundbars included
  • 3m wide wall panels with zipped entrances at either end
  • Individual window panels on both sides
  • Wind-stop velcro sealed joins for all side panels
  • 12 month warranty and full spares back up service for peace of mind
  • Can be extended for future expansion

Get in touch by clicking here for event marquees for sale and other marquees in our product range.

18Sep/160

How effective are marquees in inclement weather?

DIY Marquees

The rain in Spain (and France) can be a pain

One of the joys of running DIY Marquees is I get to chat to people from geographical areas that I have no experience of. When I ran a marquee hire business the area we covered was as compact as we could make it (for obvious logistical reasons) so it’s great hearing about other people’s experiences especially if it’s something I can share to others on this blog.

It’s fair to say that France and other parts of Europe have had a bit of rain recently. Torrential rain is always a headache in the marquee industry, it’s a pain dealing with wet equipment and a party is always better in the sun than rain.

From a waterproofing point of view rain shouldn’t be an issue however the weakest point will always be a join -this is why nearly all DIY marquees use roofs that are all in one piece. Providing guttering has been fitted correctly and tested then it should cope with all but the most extremes of downfalls.

Something that has been highlighted in discussions with some customers in both France and Spain recently is what about the run off from other buildings? Whilst most houses in the UK have guttering that is often not the case in other parts of Europe or even on outbuildings or barns here in the UK.

If you are putting a marquee up against any building then it is always wise to look at what would happen if it rained – could the water run off the building? If so where will it go? Could it overload a guttering system (theirs or yours)? If you use roofs that come in sections (as I say, our main marquees don’t have this problem) then will this compromise the waterproof integrity of the join?

In relation to how often this situation may arise this is a minor issue, it is however something you as a professional marquee hirer should be aware of, it is much better to learn from our experience or those of our customers rather than make the same mistake yourself.

If in doubt then as always, take some photographs and email them to us – we’ll happily advise as best we can.

If you are wanting to view DIY Marquee’s range of marquee for sale look no further than the leading experts and their large range of party tents for sale and wedding marquee for sale

9Aug/160

What size of marquee do I need?

DIY Marquees are so passionate about the Marquees they sell and the additional services they offer. With so with the many years’ experience in event planning they offer some professional sound advice on all aspects of purchasing a marquee and starting your own marquee company.

the diy party tent range

When wanting to start my own marquee hire business they were by far the most experienced company we dealt with and after we decided to go with their large product range and brilliant after sales service I am pleased to say we now have a successful marquee hire business. If it wasn’t for their assistance from start to finish we would not have exceeded.

Many people assume it’s easy to start a marquee company with the misconception it’s a simple to go and choose the marquees they want to use for hiring out. It’s not as simple as that. There are hundreds of different options and things to think about for example: weather, durability, marquee designs, what size marquee do I need? Etc. etc.

DIY Marquees have a fantastic blog whereby they share ideas and marquee planning advice.

I found this informative article on Marquee Heating, these are all things to think about and DIY Marquee will make sure they are covered.

During Spring and summer months heating is generally only required to take the chill off later in the evening. During autumn and especially winter you should heat the marquee for a reasonable time before guests arrive to ensure a successful event.

Do:

Use a heater with a powerful fan

Test the heating several days before the event (at the same time of day) to make sure it works and is sufficient for the space

In the winter have the heating on for at least an hour before people arrive. On arrival guests should walk in to a wall of warmth, if they walk in to a cold marquee they will not warm up for the whole function

If possible use several smaller heaters rather than one large one to create a consistent temperature in your marquee

Aim one heater towards the entrance, think of a high street shop - they have a heater above the door to ensure the temperature inside stays at a constant level

Don't:

Use a halogen heater, cabinet heater or any other kind of infra-red heater without a fan. They are not powerful enough for larger marquees

Have anything close to or touching a heater (sounds obvious but still worth mentioning)

DIY Marquees not only sell marquees they also provide lighting, heating and flooring options.

8Jul/160

How to calculate what size marquee you need

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 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.

If you would like to use or quote any part of this article please contact us for permission or licencing.

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
17Jun/160

Excellent value for money for premium quality marquees

Tips for Wedding Marquees:

This is in addition to marquee wedding articles written by us for confetti.co.uk

Furniture:

  • Unlike marquees furniture is usually too expensive to buy so hiring is the usual solution
  • Use 5ft 6inch round tables to seat 10 people not 5ft ones (which can be cramped with 10 guests)
  • Use a mixture of smaller tables to create an informal atmosphere (see this article on seating)
  • Use a long top table for a traditional feel. It would normally be positioned against one side of the marquee.
  • Use a round top table for a more social and informal atmosphere. It would normally be positioned in the middle of the marquees with other guests all around.
  • Use an oval top table for a more sociable option to a long top table. It would normally be positioned against one side of the marquee with seating on three sides leaving the front clear for guests to see the happy couple.
  • Remember an easel for table plans (or two for larger functions)
  • Allow somewhere for ladies to put their hats, either a table or clips around the side of the marquee
  • Allow somewhere to put wedding presents (a table in the marquee or in the house)
      

Dance Floors:

  • Like furniture dance floors can be prohibitively expensive to purchase to hiring or making yourself (18mm plywood screwed to battens and stained) are the most common solutions
  • Alternatively if your marquee is to cover part of a patio or decking area that can be used as a dance floor
  • Do you want dancing to be the centre of attention after the meal (in which case have it in the middle of the marquee) or do you want to have an area for people to sit away from the dancing? (in which case have the dance floor at one end)
  • If the dance floor is in the middle it is often sensible to position the top table on the dance floor and then clear after using (top tables are rarely used after the meal as everyone is circulating)
  • A dance floor (without top table on) makes an ideal emergency greeting area in poor weather

Other:

  • Set the marquee up several days in advance and test the lighting and heating (if applicable) at the time of your function just to make sure both are sufficient.
  • People (mainly blokes) will always congregate around the bar. For this reason always position it near the evenings entertainment to avoid having two parties. Always aim to keep everyone in one place to maintain the atmosphere so avoid putting the bar in the house or a separate marquee
  • Always have lighting on a dimmer, this gives you the flexibility to supply lighting to eat by and mood lighting to dance by
  • In October to April you will need to heat the marquee (see this article on heating your marquee)- have the heating on for an hour before people arrive to ensure they walk in to a wall of warmth
  • In May to September you might need a heater just to take the chill off in the seating area later in the evening
  • Think of how your guests will arrive - a simple path of carpet with flower pots makes an attractive and inviting entrance to the marquee
  • Think of how your guests will leave - it's likely to be dark so some form of lighting will be needed to guide people back to their cars
  • You would normally allow one toilet per 40-50 guests. If you don't have enough available then consider hiring in a luxury toilet unit
  • Give neighbours plenty of notice especially if you plan on partying until the early hours
  • Notify the police, it may sound extreme but it allows them to give informed responses (such as finishing time) to any complaint rather than come knocking on your doors.

We are always happy to offer more customised advice especially Tips for evening party marquees events, 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.