Marquee Electrics

Running the electrics usually comes under the marquee mans umbrella. It can be as simple as running an extension lead from the house, it can be complicated enough to justify getting an electrician in to look after the whole project.

The possible power requirements are:

  • Lighting (probably you organising this)
  • Music (DJ or band)
  • Bar (fridges etc)
  • Catering equipment (electrical tea urns and ovens can take a LOT of power)

It is always best practice to find out what electrical requirements there are before you turn up on site, personally I would mention it either at the site visit or in the quotation or both. Something along the lines of :

we will supply the electrical leads from the house for our lighting, if you require any other power in the marquee please notify us before the day of erection (additional charge may apply)

Whether you actually charge for additional power leads is up to you. It can seem a little petty but then running another couple of leads neatly can add another hour or so on to a job.

I strongly strongly recommend that you only tackle electrical tasks that you are confident in. I would also recommend going on an Essential Supplies marquee electrics course that they run out of season to learn best practice.

Running the electrical lead across to the house for our lighting is easy and straight forward. Running another power lead to the house (plug in to a different room) for a band or DJ is easy. If you start to need power for catering then it’s usually a job for a generator or electrician as they require so much power.

If in doubt then drop us a line and we’ll recommend what to do.

Thanks for reading

Spencer

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