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Marquees for sale

We offer a large range of high quality marquees for sale suitable for the hire industry, business or home use.

Commercial Marquees for sale
Classic DIY Marquees for sale
Premium DIY Marquees for sale
Traditional Marquees for sale
Green Marquees for sale
professional Marquees for sale
Deluxe Marquees for sale
Deluxe Demi Marquees for sale

The largest range of marquees for sale in the UK*

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Create your own unique marquee layouts using our interactive planner. Drag the size of marquee(s) you require on to the 'lawn' area and then fill using the available furniture.

compare marquee ranges

Compare the features and specifications of all of our marquees for sale and see why we believe our DIY Marquees are the leading structures of their class in the world.

Marquee buyers guide

Buying a marquee can be confusing. Let us help you choose which range might be most suitable for your requirements. Choose the size required and we'll show you the options available. .

Most popular size:

Traditional DIY Marquees for sale:

Clear Roof Marquees for sale:

Marquee Lighting for sale:

6x12m Commercial DIY Marquees

6x12m Marquee for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 500gsm PVC Roof
  • 500gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Eave braces
  • Ground Bars included
  • 38/42mm steel framework
  • from £2,022

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4m x 8m
Clear Roof Marquees

Demi Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • Transparent PVC Roof
  • Transparent PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Eave braces
  • Ground Bars included
  • 38/42mm steel framework
  • from £1,440

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Classic DIY Marquees for sale:

Commercial DIY Marquees for sale:

Traditional Marquees for sale:

Professional Marquees for sale:

4m x 6m
Commercial DIY Marquees

Commercial Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 500gsm PVC Roof
  • 500gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Ground Bars
  • 38/42mm steel framework
  • 2m eave height
  • from £ 1,092

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4m x 4m
Professional DIY Marquees

professioanl Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 650gsm PVC Roof
  • 650gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Eave braces
  • Interchangeable 2m side panels
  • Ground Bars included
  • 38/42mm steel framework
  • 2m eave height
  • £1,040.40

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6m x 4m
Premium DIY Marquees

6x4m Premium Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 650gsm PVC Roof
  • 650gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • 38mm/42mm steel framework
  • 2m eave height
  • £960

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6m x 8m
Professional DIY Marquees

Professional Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 650gsm PVC Roof
  • 650gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Eave braces
  • Interchangeable 2m side panels
  • Ground Bars included
  • 38/42mm steel framework
  • 2m eave height
  • from £1,867.20

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6m x 6m
Deluxe DIY Marquees

6x6m Deluxe Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 650gsm PVC Roof
  • 650gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Eave braces
  • Interchangeable 2m side panels
  • Ground Bars included
  • 50mm steel framework
  • 2.3m eave height
  • from £1,758

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6m x 20m
Deluxe DIY Marquees

Deluxe Marquees for sale

  • A 4-season marquee
  • 650gsm PVC Roof
  • 650gsm PVC Sides
  • Flame Retardant
  • Roof braces & purlins
  • Eave braces
  • Interchangeable 2m side panels
  • Ground Bars included
  • 50mm steel framework
  • 2.3m eave height
  • from £4,224

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marquee linings for sale

Marquee roof, wall and curtain linings

We make our ivory marquee linings to the highest standards using only high quality lining fabric. Our linings are designed specifically for DIY Marquees and transform the interior appearance by hiding all of the framework in the roof.

Both pleated and flat marquee ivory roof linings are available with the optional extras of curtain linings, wall linings and swags for a fantastic affect.


Marquee carpet flooring for sale

Carpet flooring for marquees

Our marquee flooring packages are designed to be easy to lay whilst giving one of the best finishes available in a marquee using new carpet, available in red, green or honeybeige.

Included in each package is a non-breathable underlay, this is placed underneath the carpet when laying to prevent the build up of condensation during your event (grass gives off a lot of water vapour if not covered). Grass is very tough so covering for a week or so will not generally cause any harm.


marquee heaters for sale

Heating marquees

Our marquee heating package is ideal for marquee hire companies, events companies and venues, our marquee heating packages give you absolutely everything you need for marquee heating during parties, events, and general warehouse heating and factory heating too.

If there’s one thing that you want to get right it’s heating, if people are cold it’ll ruin their night no matter what the marquee looks like. So we've written several articles all about marquee heating.

Accessories for marquees

Our marquees have a wide range of accessories to improve the look and experience of your marquee.

  • Our marquee tie downs are ideal for anchoring marquees down on grass or any other soft surfaces. Available in orange (for visibility, ideal for public events) or white (ideal for weddings). We reccomend one ratchet strap and stake for each leg of the marquee for the best strength.
  • Our marquee over straps are designed to tie-down the marquee in more adverse weather conditions and should be used in conjunction with our original tie-down kit. They consist of longer, thicker stakes than the original kit and stronger 51mm wide x 15 metre long ratchet straps which should go over the whole marquee.
  • Our marquee carpet flooring is easy to lay whilst giving one of the best finishes available in a marquee using new carpet, available in red, green or honeybeige.
  • Festoon lighting can be fitted to any DIY Marquee. Each string of festoons comes with 10 x LED bulbs.
  • Our marquee carry bags and boxes are manufactured specifically for our DIY Marquees. Strong large boxes for the knuckles and bags with handles for the poles and sides.
PVC marquees for sale

Different types of PVC Marquees

Over the many years of manufacturing and supplying marquees we have used a wide variety of different PVC materials. We have come to the conclusion that while other cheaper alternatives are available and can be described as the same weight there really is no substitute for quality and now exclusively use Duracoretex™ PVC in all of our PVC DIY Marquees.

Our PVC has been tested not only in the laboratories of Intertek testing but more importantly in the experience of the many marquee professionals we supply.

Material
Rip-stop
Fire Retardant
UV Protected
Laminate Coating
Welded & reinforced
1600N Tear Strength
240gsm PE
380gsm PVC
500gsm PVC
650gsm PVC

Marquee materials are described using "GSM" (grams per square metre). This is a measure of the materials weight. However, the strength in most PVC comes from tightly woven mesh at the core of the fabric which varies between manufacturers, meaning not all PVC is equal. We use a strong "rip-stop" core to ensure long lasting durability. The material has a polyester (terylene) mesh core with every 10th thread larger to resist ripping. All DIY Marquees PVC is flame retardant to British Standard 7837.


Party tents, Commercial, Professional and Traditional Marquees for Sale

6x12m traditional DIY Marquee

Having built up and successfully run one of the leading marquee hire companies in the UK, we now use that experience in advising other hire companies and designing and supplying commercial quality marquees, linings and accessories.

Our extensive range of high quality marquees available to buy online spans 52 different sizes from 3m x 2m up to 9m x 18m. This includes both clear-span and traditional style marquees.

From our economical Party Tents using 240gsm PE to our Deluxe Marquees using strong 50mm galvanised steel framework and heavy 650gsm PVC covers we've got marquees to suit all requirements.

Marquee covers are usually sold in two different types of material, PE and PVC. PE (polyethylene) is the cheaper, lighter material that many will be familiar with from garden centre style gazebos, and PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) which is far superior in strength and durability lasting roughly twice as long.


Marquees joined using a gutter

How to join marquees using a gutter

Marquees can be joined using a guttering kit. This consists of a 30cm or 60cm wide peice of PVC which is eyeleted down either side. This can be use to connect two or more marquees by standing them next to one another and using cable ties to create a gully with the marquee gutter. This allows water to flow into the gully and towards the end of the marquee and away.

Key points of fitting marquee gutters

  • Ensure the gutter has no kinks in it (more on that below)
  • Ensure there is a fall over the length of the marquee with no dips anywhere
  • Always test the guttering with a hosepipe (on to the roof of one marquee), the water should pour out the end and not sit anywhere along the gutter

Types of marquee framework

Types of marquee framework

We use a high quality galvanised steel frame in all of our marquees. Galvanising helps to prevent corrosion and often lasts longer than powder coated marquee frames and much more easily be restored.

Our Classic and Premium marquees offer a more basic 38/42mm steel framework whereas our Commercial and Professional have a more robust frame that includes ground bars, eaves braces and gable uprights. This also allows the user to split the end of the marquee into two metre sections giving greater flexability.

The strongest frames are our Deluxe marquees. They boast a 50/54mm steel framework with additional leg braces and a taller 2.3m leg height. These marquees are often used for longer periods of time or over the winter months as semi-permanent shelters.


Wedding marquees for sale

Wedding marquees for sale

Many of our customers have used their marquees as a wedding venue, the combination of linings, lighting and flooring makes a beautiful space for your special day. However, it isn't only the fact that they look fanatastic, our marquees can often be more cost effective to purchase opposed to hiring a marquee fro your special day.

Marquees retain their value very well and will often not drop below 80% of the initial purchase price over their lifetime; especially when looked after. This has meant many couples use the marquee for their special day and sell it stright away to recoup the costs; making it cheaper than hiring.

Marquee spare parts for sale

As former marquee erectors we know that if an accident happens you need the part to arrive urgently. Spares are available for all parts of our marquees including all framework and PVC parts and are usually dispatched within 24 hours of ordering. The person who bought our first marquee can still get spares for it today. We design all ranges to be backwards compatible for this reason.

Frequently asked marquee questions

  • What's the difference between PE, PVC & poly/PVC?

    PE (polyethylene) is like tarpaulin material and comes in 80-240gsm (grams per square metre) where the heavier the material the thicker it is and the longer lasting it is. Poly/PVC is seen as a halfway house between PE and PVC. It generally only has a PVC coating on one side. We do not use poly/PVC as it is an inferior product to 100% PVC. 100% PVC is the premier marquee material although can come in many different qualities. At DIY Marquees we only use Duracoretex™ PVC for added durability.

  • What does gsm mean?

    Marquee material is measured in weight, gsm stands for grams per square metre so one of the materials we use is 500grams per square metre PVC. Unfortunately that only tells half of the story as PVC is made up of many layers/coatings and the strength comes from the core material used (ie before the layers are added). We only use Duracoretex™ PVC with a reinforced core but there are much cheaper options available with a weaker core. Just because a fabric says 500gsm PVC doesn't mean it's heavy duty.

  • What are eaves braces?

    Eaves braces connect between the eave purlin and the mid-purlin of the metalwork. Over time marquees can suffer from water pooling on the roofs, eaves braces drastically reduce the chances of this occurring and lengthen the expected lifespan of the marquee.

  • Are ground bars included?

    Yes with all commercial, professional and deluxe marquees. They are a recommended extra on party tent and classic ranges. Ground bars add stability to any structure which is why we recommend them.

  • Are tie downs essential?

    No but if you aren't using tie downs then you will require alternative equipment for anchoring the marquee down.

  • Can DIY Marquees be erected on hard standing?

    Yes though marquees always need anchoring down so you will need to use heavy weights or drill anchoring points in to the hard surface.

  • Can DIY Marquees be used without sides?

    Yes though please be aware that in poor weather marquees perform much better with all side panels on (to avoid the effect of a large umbrella).

  • I've never put up a marquee before. Is it hard?

    No. We've designed our marquees to be strong, durable but importantly easy to erect. Our most popular Commercial Marquee -6mx12m takes 3 people 3-4 hours initially but with experience 2 people can take as little as 2 hours.

Event planning articles:

Marquees in the winter

September is usually the last busy marquee month of the season. If you’re still very busy through October and the Christmas market then you’re doing very well. There is a change to the way people use marquees during the winter though: [...]

How to heat your marquee:

During Spring and summer months heating is generally only required to take the chill off later in the evening. During autumn and especially winter you should heat the marquee for a reasonable time before guests arrive to ensure a successful event. [...]

Seasonal weather

Working outdoors as a marquee erector you become a little more conscious of the weather than most. As mentioned previously when helping to plan weddings I found it useful to take along a list of that years sunset times to help plan lighting etc. [...]

How to clean a marquee

With most parts of the country suffering ‘a bit of rain’ recently cleaning your marquees suddenly shoots up your to-do list. And rightly so, storing your marquees away when wet ages them very quickly, especially windows. [...]