Archive for March, 2015

Erecting marquees on hard standing

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Our DIY Marquees like most commercial quality ones 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 (and I’m not talking about our funny on the FAQ page). 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.

Thanks for reading

Spencer

Yet more marquees for sale going cheaply on ebay

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

We have some clearance marquees going cheaply on ebay.

These are from a batch of marquees last year but are brand new, still in their packaging (though some of the boxes may be a bit scruffy due to being in the warehouse for several months).

Bidding starts at 99p with no reserve. We normally sell these for £600-£700. They are slightly taller than our standard ones (30degree roof rather than 20degree) and have 500gsm PVC roof and sides. It’s a lot of kit for the money at normal selling price so these should be a bargain for someone.

6x6m Clearance marquee for sale on ebay

6x8m Clearance marquee for sale on ebay

Happy bidding

Spencer