Here’s an article regarding FAQ’s when it comes to stretch tents. Yay, right!
What colour must I use?
The colour you may use will depend on several factors. It might be a matching colour with the theme of the décor or furniture that you are using, or matching with the building or sounding landscape elements, or simply your preferred colour.
It might also be a colour that corresponds to your brand or logo. Majority of people use white for weddings. Available colours usually include white, red, grey, silver or beige, which are the most popular. Besides those colours brown, black, green, orange, pink, and some mixed colours such as black & green or a vibrant pink & orange.
These colours are typically available in different sizes.
Can the weather influence in my event?
Weather is indeed one of the principal reasons why people buy stretch tents. They can create temporary spaces with a perfect atmosphere in order to provide comfort to your guests. Either if it is hot or cold outside, once you come inside the space of a stretch tent, you will instantly feel the comfort. Finest results can be achieved using gas heaters or fans under the stretch tent according to the season so that temperature can be controlled easier. Tents can host your event either during the day or at night.
Stretch tents are always a good wind barrier, the wind is a frequent reason why clients hire or buy tents, however, wind speeds must be taken into consideration when holding an event under a stretch tent; it is recommendable to put the stretch tent down for temporary structures when the wind exceeds 50Km/h.
Rain is the factor that raises the most concern among clients as it is perceived to potentially ruin your event or celebration, however, as most stretch tents for sale from Tentickle Stretch Tents are waterproof.
When will the stretch tent be set up and broken down?
This will be conveyed with you as per your convenience and the supplier’s schedule. Setup can be on the day of the event or even the day before. Tents are normally one of the first elements that need to be erected to allow the rest of the gear to be installed later. The same for the breakdown, it will be agreed with you and we will always try to accommodate to your possibilities.
Can I hire a stretch tent for several days?
Yes, stretch tents can typically be hired for multiple days upon payment of extra day’s fee that will be agreed with you during the quotation process.
How long does it take to set up or breakdown a tent?
Depending on the size of the tent, the conditions or facilities of the venue, the complexity of the setup and the weather, a tent set up can take from 1 to 4 hours max. A permanent structure can take a bit longer also depending on the scope of work needed. Breakdown process tent to be much faster, normally 1/3 of the time it took to setup.
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Understanding stretch tent sizes will help you figure out how many tents you may need for a big event.
Stretch tent sizes determine capacity so a little understanding of this will also assist in determining your budget for a single purchase or hire.
Many stretch tents are manufactured in-house by manufacturers, like Tentickle Stretch Tents. This means that they can create whatever size you desire should you wish to invest in stretch tents for sale.
They are ideal for fixed installations at your home, office or business and is the perfect canopy for camping and safaris.
Stretch tents are easy to clean, easy to maintain with our simple guide, and straight-forward to set up.
A stretch tent could transform your outdoor lifestyle or your back garden beyond your wildest expectations.
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Stretch tent sizes
Calculate what size tent you will need with this simple guide.
Popular stretch tent sizes
A popular size for home use and small private functions is the 6×9. It comfortably seats 30-35 people and offers the perfect cosy setting.
The 6×9 is also a great investment for campers and outdoor enthusiasts as it is easy to set up and quite portable.
It can easily be attached to a camping vehicle or truck or erected as a standalone fixture and is often used to house up to 10 three-man dome tents for crews at events.
The 10×10 and 10×12 have proven very flexible for small corporate functions which require cocktail tables and chairs with a predominately standing crowd.
For full coverage of a wedding or private party in an outdoor location, we recommend anything from the 12×15 to the 20×30.
This depends, of course, on the capacity of the event as these can also accommodate a dancefloor and full seating arrangements.
For major events, modular design ensures that several tents can be joined together for maximum coverage.
Article source: https://dimensionstents.com/news/stretch-tent-sizes/
Bedouin tents, marquees, and stretch tents are versatile products that offer many different applications to the corporate and home entertainer. In this post, we look at the different reasons why a bedouin tent/ stretch tent from Tentickle Stretch Tents International can add that special touch to your event.
Add Uniqueness and Personality
Although stretch tents have become a popular choice in the recent years for outdoor events, that is not to say it cannot introduce a specific unique vibe to a party, function or corporate event. Use the occasion to move from the traditional setup and impress with different décor, layout, and vibe.
Extend Your Event Grounds Space
Stretch tents are a practical solution when your chosen indoor venue can no longer accommodate the number of guests, you need to extend the space available, or you want to create a covered area outdoors with a special focus as a welcome break from the indoor happenings.
Take in the View
The location of any function is an important contributor to the success of the event. An idyllic location with impressive natural beauty can be further highlighted by a marquee or stretch tent on the premises. Think weddings, for example. Bedouin tents provide the perfect setting for admiring the view when most indoor function rooms will never be good enough.
Protect Against Bad Weather
Not only do stretch tents offer open views in the beautiful setting of your choice, but they also help protect the party guests from the elements. Event organisers must be prepared for the unexpected which is why a good quality and waterproof canopy is preferable to keep bad weather, rain and wind away from the fun and maximise shelter space.
Minimise Costs and Hassles
Once pitched, nomadic tents are no different than the indoor fixed venue spaces when it comes to the event planning and décor. Setting the tents ahead of the event gives the event organiser enough time to set up the table, chairs, podium, dance floor, or anything else needed without hassles.
However, nomadic tents tend to be a much better and cost-effective choice for the day. Whereas a traditional venue can charge a fixed cost per guest, and companies are expected to hire the entire venue, a marquee allows some flexibility as you only hire the space you need for the event, or pay an upfront venue charge depending on the grounds of the hotel, restaurant or location you are using.
Depending on your requirements, hiring a bedouin tent can make a difference to the overall success of your function, while keeping costs within the budget.
Article source: https://stretchmarquees.blogspot.com/2019/12/why-choose-stretch-tents-for-your-event.html
Whether you are a party planner, an event planner, a marketing and advertising agent, a party hire company or even a business owner or part of an organization that holds events and fundraisers, you know that tent structures are often the centerpiece for your event. They offer places for people to gather, shade and protection from the elements, and let your guests know exactly where all of the action of the main event will occur. In the past, your choice of tent structures was relegated mainly to the traditional square or rectangular frame tents or pole tents. And if you were lucky, you could even get a choice of some primary color, or if you were really lucky, maybe even stripes! Tentcikle Stretch Tents offer a variety of stretch tents for hire!
Here’s a list of the top ten things people like more about stretch tent rental than the traditional vinyl party tents:
#1: The Look – The unique look of stretch tents is what makes most people fall in love with them at first sight. Stretch tent fabrics are available in nearly any shape, size or color imaginable. Even our inflatable cubes, which actually are square, bring a whole new dimension to tent architecture that you just won’t find elsewhere.
#2: The Wide Selection – Another thing people immediately notice is the wide selection of stretch structures.
#3: The Branding Opportunity – As is well illustrated in both of the examples above, both stretch structures and inflatable structures can be custom-branded to perfectly convey the personality of your unique brand. Businesses love the ability to combine the flexible stretch fabric with high-quality screen printing to create a custom image as simple or as intricate as they like.
#4: The Ability To Get A Fully Custom Tent – Some naufacturers don’t just offer a variety of sizes and shapes, they have skilled designers that have worked with countless customers to create a fully customized tent to fit their specific brand or idea. If you can think it, they can make it.
#5: The Flexibility – Stretch tents can be used in a variety of configurations, with and without poles, that will allow you to use them over and over again with a presentation that never gets boring. You also have the option to leave the sides up to let in more light and air, or keep the sides down for a cozier atmosphere and a thousand other configurations in between.
#6: The Protection Against The Elements – Rain or shine, many tents are 100% waterproof, UV resistant and are ready for anything. People frequently report that they were able to stay cooler in the sunshine and dryer in the rain than they could have without our stretch structures.
#7: The Colors – Another unique point people like about stretch fabric is that it can be dyed to match nearly any color, it can be combined with lights of all colors to produce beautiful effects, and it can be screen printed with any design or logo imaginable.
#8: The Quality – Each tent that leaves the factory has undergone a thorough check for manufacturing defects and has been treated with UV absorbing fade protectant and antibacterial agents to prolong the life of the stretch fabric and inhibit stains and odors. People love the fact that they are purchasing a tent that will last for years to come.
Article source: https://www.stretchstructures.com/reasons-you-should-use-stretch-tent-for-your-events/
A Semi-Permanent Events Marquee
If you’ve been thinking of buying or hiring a semi permanent marquee for your wedding, or if you want to buy one as a long-term investment so that you can put on weddings at your venue, there are plenty of things to consider.
If it’s for your venue, you’ll be spending a substantial amount of money for a product that should last many years, so it’s important the company you choose to buy from is reputable and has long-term trading experience. You’ll need after purchase care, maintenance, and perhaps storage too – so a ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ company would be a poor choice, even if it saves you a few pounds initially. Over time you’ll be sure to regret your decision.
If you’re hiring, it’s still important to use a company that’s been around and know what they’re doing.
Whether you’re hiring or buying you should expect speedy and efficient response times, courteous service, and plenty of help and advice.
Pay a visitIf you’re investing in a marquee to make your wedding extra memorable, or to make your business more profitable, you should always pay a visit to the company showroom to see how the business runs, and perhaps see the manufacturing process in action. Be wary of any business that won’t allow that – maybe they have something to hide.
Over this time, Tentickle Stretch Tents have become one of the UK’s leading marquee manufacturers, and have built a reputation for top quality products and exemplary customer service.
A quality marquee can make your big day extra special or increase your businesses ability to generate revenue.
Article source: https://covertheworldintents.postach.io/post/buying-a-marquee-for-a-wedding
Stretch tents made their mark in South Africa when they burst onto the local events scene in the early 2 000’s. Also known as Bedouin tents and Flextents, it was only in 2007 that they found their way to the United Kingdom. Fast-forward seven years ahead to 2014, this article looks at the evolution of stretch tents in the UK events industry.
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Intent Productions, under the guidance of the charismatic South African Carl Louw, was first to introduce stretch tents into the United Kingdom. Today they are the leading stretch tent company and brand in the UK, along with Tentickle Stretch Tents. Their professionalism and Carl’s hands-on approach has been the cornerstone of their success.
They gained an early and practical understanding of the needs of this new market. Its often wet and cold conditions are only one of the challenges we faced in the development phase, having to evolve our product to meet these demands. In many cases it is required that the structure be heated for events, and for this purpose many tent suppliers offer ‘Integrated Tent Accessories’.
What are Integrated Tent Accessories?Integrated Tent Accessories comprise of the following:
The same systems are also applied during hot conditions to make air-conditioning effective.
Following the success of Intent Productions, a booming market has evolved with stretch tents firmly entrenched in the UK events scene. Traditional event planners, tent hire companies and wedding and festival organisers have embraced stretch tents. Their beauty, versatility and flexible rigging configurations make it possible for events to take place in spaces that were never possible, or even thought of before. In the cold winter months stretch tents are ideal for pubs and restaurants to temporarily cover outside areas to maximise their trading potential.
As a stretch tent manufacturer that complies with international safety regulations, we recommend that our tent rental partners, too, follow the minimum safety guidelines when erecting and dismantling a temporary stretch tent structure.
The commitment to safety is especially important when taking into account that some stretch tent manufacturers, like Tentickle Stretch Tents, supply tents to various countries around the world and operate under their own unique health and safety executives.
Who is this guide for?
Prior to an event, the stretch tent contractor needs to define the respective areas of (health and safety) responsibilities between him or her and the event organiser or venue owner. This aspect is normally standard throughout the industry and set out in the contract between the contractor and event organiser.
It is the contractors’ sales staff’s responsibility to make the client aware of his or her responsibilities.
The erection of a temporary structure is ultimately put to the test in the case of fire or adverse weather conditions. Procedures need to be in place to safeguard event-goers and staff if a fire were to break out, or if wind speeds were to unexpectedly increase.
Which brings us to the first part of this guide: Inspections.
Part 1: Inspections
The first part of this guide explains how to do a thorough inspection before and after setup.
The inspection process
1. Examination of the stretch tent components
Fundamental to stretch tent safety is ensuring that the tent itself and all rigging components are maintained on an ongoing basis and are in good working condition. The stretch tent rental industry is seasonal of nature, and, as such, the off-season is used for inspecting, repairing and refurbishing equipment.
Special attention should be paid to the components that are critical to the structure of the stretch tents. It is also advised that records be kept of such inspections and of any repairs or maintenance carried out to critical components.
2. Checklist inspection upon completed assembly
This inspection should be conducted by the head rigger.
3. Inspection before handover to the client
Before the erection is signed off and handed over to the client, it should undergo a thorough inspection.
Once done, a report can be issued that will incorporate a checklist carried out by the head rigger.
The head rigger, who acts in a supervisory capacity, should have training in or be thoroughly familiar with the particular structure type and size.
Part 2: Stability
Stretch tent structures should be able to completely close when they’re not in use, also when extreme weather conditions are expected. Raising and lowering the sides of a stretch tent is something that can only be carried out by the contractor. If the sides are raised then the contractor must have the required systems in place to continuously assess wind conditions at the site and must take preventative action to lower the sides if necessary.
Part 3: Client Communication
The stretch tent contractor should make the client aware of the following factors when considering a site and using a stretch tent structure.
Article source: https://www.rhitents.com/how-to-erect-stretch-tent/
Whether you are planning a wedding reception, family reunion or a corporate event, it is essential to have the right supplies and equipment to make sure that everyone attending the festivities has a great time. There are various suppliers who can provide everything you could ever need for your party.
TABLE & CHAIRS
No event is complete without tables and chairs. Some party rental companies have a wide range of table and chair rentals on hand to meet the aesthetic and capacity needs of your party. From elegant choices for your intimate wedding to economical options for your corporate event, it’s all out there!
From pole tents that will shield your attendees from any possible bad weather to freestanding tents that provide an area for guests to eat and mingle, we have got it all. Knowledgeable event specialists will help you determine the right event tents for your needs and ensure that it is delivered and properly set up in advance of your event.
LED FURNITURE RENTALS
LED furniture rentals provide the perfect decorative element for dance floors, dining halls, lounge area, bars, and pools. Not only do LED furniture rentals create the right atmosphere, but they are also functional. Some party rental companies have a wide selection of LED furniture and decor elements including bars, tables, cubes, and floating globes.
PIPE AND DRAPES
Pipe and drape rentals are an inexpensive way to add excitement to an event while also organizing certain areas. They can be used for a variety of different events and special occasions including weddings and corporate events.
The right type of lighting can completely transform an event. String lights and other lighting fixtures can create a warm and intimate atmosphere that comes alive at night. If you are planning a wedding, consider getting a wedding tent with lights like chandeliers for an elegant look or mason jars for a rustic feel.
Nothing gets a party started like music and a dance floor. Spice your event up and add some flare with our black and white, marble and wood dance floor rental options.
PARTY TENT RENTALS
Tentickle Stretch Tents is an international rental company, providing clients with a wide range of event tents for hire. Their team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service when it comes to party stretch tent rentals. They know how important your event is not only to you but also to your guests and that is why they go out of their way to make sure you are getting superior party rental products.
Article source: https://marqueestretchtents.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/top-6-party-rentals-that-will-transform-your-event/
Winter has arrived in full force, and for many, this is the time of year to get out into the crisp air. Hosting outdoor events in winter, whether they be for birthdays, weddings, social or corporate functions can be a memorable and magical affair if you adequately prepare for the cold; but when you don’t, what could have been a pleasant day outdoors, could turn into a miserably cold and uncomfortable one. So to help you prepare properly for your next outdoor event, here are some tips for doing it in the winter time, that will ensure that your event is enjoyed by all, even those who don’t deal well with the cold.
You are going to need to make provisions for people to keep warm. Sure, your guests will likely show up in garb befitting of an outdoor winter event, but their attire will only do so much to keep them comfortable. To make the most out of a winter event, set up some sources of heat close to where people are expected to gather. Large gas heaters, or even better, bonfires are always a welcome addition to winter events.
This is particularly important if your event is happening in the morning or evenings. The cold brings dew, and dew might look pretty, but it makes for a fairly uncomfortable and often messy event. Sourcing adequate ground cover where there will be lots of people, or where equipment is being used or food is being served, is an important consideration for you to make.
Timing is Everything
Late morning to early evening will be the best times for you to host an outdoor event in winter since those are the hours that get the most sun. If you’re lucky, the midday sun might even make things pleasant for your guests. Hosting outdoor winter events in the night-time can make things a little more challenging when keeping your guests comfortable.
The Sun is Still There
If you are hosting an event during the day, you still need to protect yourself and your guests from the harmful rays of the sun. Because of this, it is worth your while to invest in marquee hire or a stretch tent that covers a large area. That way your guests will have some respite from the midday sun; which is just as dangerous for people in the winter time as it is in the summer.
Contact Stretch Tents for DetailsTo find out more about hiring a marquee for an event, contact Tentickle International - they are excellent and has tent distributors across the globe.
Article source: https://stretchtentsforhire.co.za/preparing-outdoor-event-winter/
A very important element of stretch tent hire and safety is design and rigging. When followed, the tips and best practices set out below will ensure a successful event.
The sturdiness of a stretch tent’s design is proven either by use over time or by the calculation of a qualified structural engineer. With more complex structures (multiple tents joined together), designs may need to be independently checked by the engineer. As a minimum requirement, such calculations will typically include the maximum wind loading for which the structure is approved and the maximum imposed load permissible. These safety requirements apply to all stretch tent sizes.
Common stretch tent rigging mistakes
As a tent supplier to the international stretch tent market, Tentickle International has years of safety experience – a critical component of the service offering. Industry newcomers often tend to make the same rigging mistakes, so it should be a priority to check a rig’s safety as often as possible.
The main focus of such an assessment is rigging techniques. When a physical site inspection is not possible, send pictures of the setup to an experienced stretch tent hire company for advice and to ensure it is structurally safe and aesthetically correct.
Stretch tent rigging mistakes include:
Pegging and anchoring techniques
Correctly angled 3m poles with pegs 3m away.
Pegs lifting out the surface
Insufficient tension in the tent
Pole positioning and angling
Centre pole with staggered lengths.
Central poles falling over
Insufficient tension in the tent
Insufficient safety straps
Tent under correct tension.
Article source: https://covertheworldintents.postach.io/post/common-stretch-tent-rigging-mistakes-can-be-avoided-with-these-guidelines