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A tent for every event: hiring versus buying

A tent for every event: hiring versus buying

If you often use a marquee or stretch tent at events you organise, it makes financial sense to buy a tent and save more on rentals. However, for the occasional event it should still make sense to use a stretch tent hire service.  Here is what you need to be aware when choosing a tent that is fit for purpose:

Considerations

Hire

Buy for semi-permanent installation

Buy for frequent events

Recovery

Needs to offer quick recovery because it will be rigged in several different ways

Quick recovery is less important for a permanent or semi-permanent installation

Needs to offer quick recovery because it will be rigged in several different ways

Textiles

Strong textiles as the loops and corners wear off more quickly than if it’s used in a fixed position

Fabric must be durable, waterproof and preferably fire-resistant

Strong textiles as the loops and corners wear off more quickly than if it’s used in a fixed position

Textile Memory

After 60 - 80 functions, the textiles should not have a memory of all previous functions and their pole positions

Textile memory is less important for a permanent or semi-permanent installation

After 60 - 80 functions, the textiles should not have a memory of all previous functions and their pole positions

Colour

Choose a colour to suit your occasion

Choose a colour to suit your venue

Choose a neutral colour such as cream

Cost

Smaller upfront cost

It may be necessary to buy a tent for a semi-permanent installation

Larger upfront cost but if you use the tent frequently the payback period will be surprisingly short

 Stretch tents are extremely versatile, translating well to use at various occasions including corporate events. Color options and designs are flexible to create the perfect outdoor event with cream being a popular neutral option. They’re easy to pitch on uneven ground making them ideal for even the most unique occasion. As most stretch tents offer a durable and waterproof design, they can work well in permanent or rental applications in any season, and they are conducive to easy transportation, offering a lightweight and portable design.

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