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4x6m or 6x4m Marquee?

In the marquee industry the width of a marquee is specified first in any description. A marquee that is 6m wide and 12m long would therefore be described as 6x12m.

There is a lot of confusion over 4x6m and 6x4m marquees.

As the diagram above shows it is all to do with the width of the A-frame -a marquee that uses 4m wide A-frames and three 2m bays long is described as 4x6m (left in diagram).

A marquee that uses 6m wide A-frames and two 2m bays long is described as 6x4m (right in diagram).

The 4x6m model is the most popular option for this size (and slightly cheaper) but a 6x4m is more suitable in some cases - for example you should always aim to have the flat gable butting up against a house for weathering purposes, if the area is only 4m deep and 6m wide then it is best to use a 6x4m marquee so the water runs off to the side and there is no rail to obstruct any door opening in to the marquee.

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.

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