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DIY Marquees simple Lighting Packages

by on Feb.21, 2018, under DIY Marquee

DIY Marquees make things simple for marquee business owners, with useful, practical marquee accessories and amazing marquee lighting packages simplicity is key, 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 from our friends at Essential Supplies who are running electrical courses aimed at the marquee hire industry:

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

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 honeybeige.

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.

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Perfect time to start a Marquee Hire Business

by on Dec.10, 2017, under DIY Marquee

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.

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DIY MARQUEES HAVE THE BEST TO OFFER IN THE MARQUEE INDUSTRY

by on Nov.19, 2017, under DIY Marquee

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)
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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

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High Quality Commercial Marquees for Sale

by on Oct.12, 2017, under DIY Marquee

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.

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DIY Marquees offer valuable advice on purchasing a marquee

by on Sep.11, 2017, under DIY Marquee

DIY MARQUEE BUYERS GUIDE

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 on our website and experiment with different layouts.
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The following marquee 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 are in any doubt over any detail in our Marquee Buyers Guide please contact us with your requirements and we would be more than happy to put together some sample layouts for you.

DIY Marquees have a wide range of marquees :

  • Pop-ups -easiest to erect
  • Party Tents – most economic
  • Classic – 500gsm PVC
  • Premium – 650gsm PVC
  • Commercial marquee for sale – hire quality
  • Professional – 650gsm PVC
  • Deluxe – the ultimate
  • Deluxe Demi – for buildings
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DIY Marquee Spare Parts for Premium DIY Marquees

by on Aug.16, 2017, under DIY Marquee

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

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Excellent Value for Money DIY Marquees Premium range

by on Apr.15, 2017, under DIY Marquee

DIY Marquees specialise in all types of marquees and pop up party tents for sale as well as an extensive range of marquee linings for sale, heating and flooring.

Small marquees for sale are by nature easy to erect but still highly durable and able to withstand nearly anything the British weather can throw at them.

the pop-up diy marquee range

DIY Marquees are renowned for their affordability and quality, they do not compromise on quality of their products. Read below about the superior quality of their marquee covers.

Duracoretex PVC

How do I know the quality of a PVC marquee cover? This problem arises as the only generic way of describing PVC is by weight – 380gsm, 500gsm, 650gsm.

The problem we have as a supplier is that there are many many different qualities of PVC within these weight bands. We could make our marquees cheaper by using a different quality (but same weight) PVC for example.

The problem you have as a hirer/user is how do you know what quality of PVC you are buying?

After many many years of supplying marquees using different versions of PVC we are now exclusively using Duracoretex PVC, this is because it has proved itself to be the most durable of all of the materials we have used across all weight categories.

The strength of the initial core material gives the fabric its strength with Duracoretex PVC often outperforming heavier weight non-branded PVC.

So, is all non-branded PVC unsuitable? Certainly not. But the quality of our marquees is how we have gained our excellent reputation and this is not something we wish to risk. Hence, we use Duracoretex PVC.

the deluxe diy marquee range

If you’re looking for a marquee to buy then look no further than DIY Marquees the professionals in selling Marquees. They offer a variety of different ranges and models meaning they have a marquee to suit any budget. Whether it’s a sit-down formal wedding marquee or a party on a patio they have the marquee to suit.

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DIY Marquees high quality marquees

by on Nov.16, 2016, under DIY Marquee

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.

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It’s nearly The Showman’s Show time again….

by on Oct.18, 2016, under DIY Marquee

It’s nearly The Showman’s Show time again where we grab the slowest moving members of our staff and decamp down to the Newbury Showground for a few days.

We will be in our usual spot halfway down Avenue E on stand number 263 opposite the Arcotherm stand. Come out of the hall and turn right then first left for Avenue E.

For those unaware of The Showman’s Show it is the one trade show where all of the marquee hire industry have a presence. Any supplier serious about supplying the hire industry will have a stand and just about every existing or prospective marquee hirer will come to visit.

This is where you will see new innovations first and create contacts you may use for years.

The marquees we will be exhibiting at The Showman’s Show 2016

At this year’s showman’s show we will have on our stand:

Commercial marquees for sale

A 4x8m Commercial peaked roof marquee. The peaks add an attractive touch to what is one of the most durable and flexible 4m wide marquees in the industry. We are manufacturing an interior lining for half of the marquee so visitors can see the difference a lining makes.

A 3x4m Deluxe Demi Marquee and our new 3x4m Commercial Demi Marquee: We designed these marquees to butt up against buildings, they give a much larger entrance height and any water falls away from the building eliminating two of the largest issues marquee hire companies have when butting up against buildings. They have also proved popular as standalone market stalls. The popularity of our Deluxe model has encouraged us to produce a similar structure in the slightly lighter Commercial design. Compare for yourself at the show.

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A 4x4m pop-up marquee: We only supply the heaviest duty pop-up models (58mm dia. legs), at the show we are including our unique interior lining, compatible with just about any make of pop-up.

A 2x4m Walkway: Our walkways arrive as 2x6m but are modular so can be put up as 2x2m, 2x4m or 2x6m. At the show we’ll be putting it up as 2x4m and again include our interior lining.

We can’t display all of our marquees at the show but by exhibiting the above we are displaying a reasonable selection and illustrating many of the unique structures and accessories we provide suitable for marquee hire companies.

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DIY Marquees bespoke and durable marquees

by on Sep.14, 2016, under DIY Marquee

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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.

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