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Reality Check -3.7m vs 3m marquee height:

Sometimes the claims of some companies in the marquee sales industry go beyond honest marketing with outlandish statements such as 'PE material is the same as bullet proof vests' and arrogant statements such as 'and don't believe anyone who tells you different' without actually offering any evidence to confirm their claims. At DIY Marquees we try to take a more positive approach to marketing and an evidence based approach to our marquee design.

With the above in mind we are producing a series of Reality Check articles displaying the pro's and con's for readers to see why we design marquees the way we do:

The 3.7m vs 3m marquee height is based on a 6m wide marquee with approximately 2m eave/leg height.

The advantages of using a 3.7m high marquee:

  • cheaper to produce
  • more headroom for those taller than 2m

The advantages of using a 3m high marquee:

Should you require more headroom in a marquee it is wiser to choose a marquee with additional height in the legs (like our 2.3m eave height Deluxe DIY Marquees for example) rather than a steeper roof angle. A taller leg requires additional bracing but when erected is far more wind-resistant.

Every 9m+ wide marquee in the world we have ever seen uses a roof angle of 20degrees. If ever you find yourself in dispute over what is the stronger marquee design ask them what angle 9m+ wide marquees use and why (they may even sell them themselves!).

Or if you see someone selling 3.7m high marquees look for other shortcuts taken in the design like carport roofs or powder coated framework.

Thanks for reading.

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.

If you would like to use or quote any part of this article please contact us for permission or licencing.

 

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*The largest Selection of fixed size marquees in the UK. Excluding modular and folding tents. Research taken on 21/3/16.

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