Archive for the ‘marquee sales’ Category

Demo DIY Marquee going up 1st or 3rd March

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

We’ll be putting up one of our 6x12m DIY Commercial Marquees as a demonstration model next week – likely Tuesday 1st or Thursday 3rd March.

If you are considering buying one of our DIY Marquees or have bought one but not yet erected it you are more than welcome to come and see how it is done.

We at DIY Marquees have revolutionised the marquee sales industry in our ideas, designs and methods of construction. We’re more than happy to pass that knowledge on to existing or prospective buyers.

Alternatively the marquee will be staying up all summer for viewing.

A final decision on which day will be taken on Monday (29th), if you are interested in joining us then please get in touch and we will confirm timings on that Monday.

Thanks for reading

Spencer

Last few marquees for sale going on ebay

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The last few marquees that we have from last year are now on ebay – these were made for a German company that went out of business. There is a lot of marquee for the money!

7x7m marquee for sale on ebay

4x8m pagoda marquee on ebay

Happy bidding

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

New range of Pagoda peaked roof marquees for sale

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

6x12m pagoda peaked roof marquee Considering we first exhibited them at The Showmans Show 2013 and a lot of work had gone in prior to that we are very excited at finally being able to offer our new pagoda style peaked roof marquees.

They are based on our extremely successful Commercial range of marquees but incorporate a double (or single for 4x4m and 6x8m) peak. There are no centre poles and the interchangeable panels and other features of our Commercial range remain.

Pagoda marquees have always been popular as entrance areas in to larger marquees but they are now increasingly popular as marquees in their own right due to their use in The Bake-Off and other high profile marquees.

For those with existing DIY Marquees you can purchase just the roof and adapter pieces to convert your existing Commercial marquee in to a peaked roof one. They will eventually be in our spares section but that won’t be completed for a while yet, Alex our IT man has a lot of work on his plate at the moment and is already looking a bit stressed!

The peaked roof marquees are available for sale in 4x4m (single peak), 4x8m (double peak), 6x8m (single peak) and 6x12m (double peak).

Thanks for reading.

Spencer

Used marquee for sale

Monday, December 8th, 2014

We’ve put one of our demo marquees on ebay: ex-demo diy marquee for sale

It could do with a clean but otherwise there is a lot of marquee there for what I would expect to be very very little money – it is starting at 99p with no reserve.

Happy bidding

Spencer

Case study: Mr Jones wants to cover as much of his garden with marquees as possible

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We recently had a visit by a Mr Jones, he was planning a party and wanted to extend his house in to the garden using marquees. This is a pretty common scenario for marquee hire companies especially during the winter months.

Mr Jones came in with a diagram of his garden with the marquees he thought he need, two 4x6m marquees, one 3.6×3.6m pagoda and one walkway:

Jones01

The garden is not easy as it’s a very funny shape and on the surface this looks to do the job. My concerns were:

  • Weathering to the house would be difficult. The 4x6m marquee against the house should at least be a 6x4m one for ease of weathering. A pagoda is sloped on all 4 sides and so difficult to weather against a house.
  • There would be many joins. This is not a problem regarding weatherproofing with our guttering kits but it can be a hindrance to party atmosphere and circulation. The risk is the end 4x6m marquee would feel cut-off and under-used (note if this layout went ahead a good suggestion would be to put the food and/or drink in this 4x6m to ensure it is used).
  • Walkways are ideal for connecting marquees together but in this scenario you aren’t really gaining any useable space by having the walkway in the middle there. It’s a bit like a sideways corridor.

So having explained all of this I suggested an alternative approach, a 4x12m marquee and a 4x4m marquee on the side:

Jones02

  • This is much easier to weather against the house (both marquees would have their flat gables towards the house)
  • There is only one join and it is much easier to weather the two marquees side by side
  • You have a larger main area for the guests to circulate.

Note that in this example Mr Jones is actually ending up with slightly less of his garden covered and my alternative option is cheaper than his original suggestion. I can however guarantee that this second idea will be an improvement on the atmosphere and circulation of the party.

As mentioned in other articles I would still recommend having the food and drink out in the marquee (maybe at the far end). People (especially blokes) linger by the bar, having the food and drink outside guarantees the marquees are used fully and everyone doesn’t end up in the kitchen.

Thanks for reading

Spencer

The largest range of Marquees in the UK

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

As you may have noticed our website has changed, this is due to our expansion in to other ranges of marquees. We now have five ranges of marquees across 23 different sizes of marquee culminating in over 70 different marquees to choose from, we believe this means we have the largest range of marquees available in the UK and hope to have the marquee to suit any requirement. We also now stock a heavy duty range of pop-ups and pagodas.

Our two new cheaper ranges probably won’t be of interest to you as a hire company – the party tent range uses PE fabric (only suitable for occasional domestic use) and our new Classic range is made using 500gsm PVC but without the features we believe are essential to hire companies – I wouldn’t recommend hiring out a 6m marquee without eave braces for example.

Our new Professional range should prove popular in the hire industry, it is based on our Commercial framework but with a heavier duty 650gsm PVC roof.

As always our new products and ranges come from feedback from customers (thank you) and our own experience. This is why we are one of the leading designers and suppliers of marquees in Europe. Which we’re quite chuffed about to be honest.

We always like to hear feedback regarding our marquees or website so if you have anything to add or any new product ideas please always send them along.

Thanks for reading

Spencer

The Showmans Show 2013 and new ranges

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The showmans show is next month (23rd & 24th October) at The Newbury Showground. We are on stand E277 -as usual come out of the main entrance marquee, turn right then left and we’re on the right.

I’m not sure exactly what we’re going to be exhibiting at the show, we’re very busy but in the midst of chaos from an extension being built to prepare for new product lines we’ll be stocking next year (more on that later in the year). We should have something new and interesting to look at so do pop in for a chocolate or two.

Panoramic windows are now back in stock. We’ve also introduced a 6x24m marquee for sale. It’s very big (and very heavy!) but it adds to our commercial and deluxe ranges.

Over the next week we’re also introducing a commercial pop-up range. We’re not going to stock lots of ranges of pop-ups we’re just aiming to offer the best and toughest one. It has 58mm aluminium framework and a very durable 500d coated roof and sides so should prove very effective for hire companies or people who want something stronger than the garden centre gazebos.

Thanks for reading

Spencer

Cheap Clearance Marquees for sale

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

We’ve got some stock that was intended for the German market but the intended recipient has unfortunately gone bankrupt. So we’re putting the marquees on ebay at reduced prices to clear them.

These are not standard stock items but they are very very good. Essentially they are all pagoda design marquees with a combination of our commercial and deluxe features -2.3m tall eaves, 500gsm PVC, 38mm framework.

There’s some on buy it now and there’ll be some on auction in the next few days:

4x8m pagoda
5x10m pagoda
6x12m pagoda
6x6m pagoda
7x7m pagoda

Happy bidding

No blog next week, a well earned holiday beckons.

Thanks for reading/bidding

Spencer

Cheap Marquee for sale

Monday, June 17th, 2013

We have one of our deluxe marquees listed on an ebay auction with a starting price of 99p (no reserve).

Grab a bargain: 6x12m Deluxe DIY Marquee on ebay

The marquee itself is new and unused but the packaging is a bit scuffed up.

We’re also including a 6x10m second PVC roof. It was returned to us apparently with a small hole which we can’t find so we’re including it in this listing along with some repair PVC just to give flexibility.

Our commercial range exceed the standards of most marquees and party tents available, our deluxe marquees are a step up again in quality so there’s a lot of marquee available for potentially not much money!

Happy bidding

Spencer