Frequently Asked Questions about Marquees
Q. How long does it take to erect a marquee?
The time taken to install the marquee can vary depending on size, location, complexity and internal finish required. Small family occasions are normally completed in one day but some larger events may take 2 or 3 days. Very often they can be installed a day or so ahead of the function date to allow the client preparation time.
Q. Can I have more than one function?
Yes. Marquees are usually on site for several days unless a client’s requirements are to have it erected/dismantled within a short timespan.
Q. How do I know what size of marquee I’ll need?
It is difficult to give hard and fast rules as so much depends on the type of function, the layout of the function and the site space available (which can determine the width of unit supplied). We are happy to advise on the size/type of structure required which can be determined very quickly given a few basic details e.g. guest numbers.
Q. Does the marquee need to be erected on grass?
No, it can be erected on any flat surface, although grass is by far the easiest. All other surfaces would require pin holes drilled in order to ensure the marquee remains secure. These are made good upon clearing the site. Water and weight ballast can also be used to secure marquees if the surface cannot be pinned e.g. paving or cobbled areas.
Q. How flat does the surface need to be?
Obviously the flatter the surface the better, especially if a floor is to be incorporated. However, the marquee can cope with a gentle slope. We have suspended flooring systems available in all our marquee widths which can be utilised if the slope is too great or the ground too uneven for direct lay flooring.
Q. How does the marquee cope with adverse weather conditions?
Whilst the Clearspan structure can cope with harsher weather conditions than traditional marquees, it is still a temporary structure and can be vulnerable in extreme wind conditions. Snow is also a hindrance to the Clearspan system as the weight can put a strain on the covers in extreme conditions. Under these circumstances, heating levels need to be increased to keep roof sections clear.
On a smaller scale, windy conditions and torrential rain can result in it becoming noisy within the marquee while excessive rain can cause the area surrounding the marquee to become soft and muddy on a grassy site.