Choosing the Right Gazebo

There are many reasons for buying a pop up gazebo, instant shelter or mini marquee; particularly if you consider the unpredictability of the weather in the UK!

You may run a market stall, help out at school fetes, perhaps your company is exhibiting at an industry trade show or you simply enjoy garden parties at home? Whatever the event, the chances are you have considered buying a gazebo but how do you choose the right one?

When buying a pop up gazebo, instant shelter or mini marquee it is important to consider:

USE

FUNCTIONALITY

LOCATION

How often and what you intend to use it for, and in what type of weather conditions

The frame weight, as this impacts on the ease of operation and transportation

How exposed the site is and if you intend to erect your shelter on hardstanding ground (either steel stacking or sand bag leg weights will be required)

We recommend you give some careful thought to these three important criteria and analyse how you plan to use your gazebo, this will give you some guidance in how to choose the right gazebo for you.

To help you make an informed choice we have put together a helpful guide to Choosing the Right Gazebo.

If you’d like to download a copy of our helpful guide, please complete your details below and you’ll be forwarded to our downloads page. Buying a pop up gazebo, instant shelter or mini marquee need not be as difficult as you think!

Tips on where to position your artwork

People often ask for logos and information printed in various positions on our gazebos.

Whilst the designs may look great on paper, please bear in mind what you will be using the gazebo for, and where the most prominent print positions are visually for people to see your brand.

UntitledCanopy’s are great from a distance to draw people closer and the valance area is often the first place people look then the canopy triangle area.
The canopy is fitted to fit the frames of all our gazebos to ensure a tight fit for water run off. With this natural curvature the bottom 1/3 is not the most visible area, so we always try to ensure the focus of your design is in the top 2/3 of the canopy triangle.

 

 

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With walls, especially the inside back wall, if you have a table or if people have left bags in front of this panel parts of your logo get covered. We always advise to raise your brand to an eye level so this increases on the visibility and is the most prominent area for when people walk into the gazebo.

 

 

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Whilst a fully customised gazebo with double sided walls looks great, if you are always exhibiting with the back or sides of the gazebo to a wall or another gazebo this may not need to be printed, we have many printing options and can customise your gazebo to whatever your needs may be.

Cleaning your gazeboshop canopy and walls

You will need:

  • Mild detergent
  • Soft haired broom
  • Sponges
  • Buckets
  • Soft towels or cloths
  • Hose

Steps to clean the fabric

  1. Fill the bucket with warm water and add mild detergent.
  2. Dip a soft haired broom into the soapy water and brush it onto the fabric.
  3. Scrub gently with the broom to remove the mildew and stain build up.
  4. For stubborn areas, moisten a sponge with the soapy water and scrub carefully.
  5. After cleaning, rinse the cover completely (inside and out) to remove the entire soapy residue.
  6. Repeat as necessary until the dirt stains are removed to your satisfaction.
  7. Allow the canopy to dry completely. In sunlight is preferable whenever possible.

Know your Gazebo

We have a lot of customers asking for as to place their text and logos on specific areas of the gazebo.
Here is a model to show the various names to reference:

Gazebo-areas

Where to Brand:

Whilst you can print anywhere on our covers, we think the most prominent parts to add your company name, website address or message are the gazebo valances, the most prominent parts to add your company logo are the gazebo triangles and  for the best space for people to view your entire identity are the inside back walls.
We have customised many gazebos, with this being the general idea. Click here to see some examples.

Gazebo Comparison

Frame Specification – Please click on images to enlarge

 

Heavy Duty Steel Aluminium Pro 40 Aluminium Instant Shelter 40 (AC) (AC) Aluminium Pro 50 Compact Steel
Profile  1 1 2 2  1
 Material Carbon Steel (with powder coated finish) Extruded Aluminium
6061-T6
Extruded Aluminium
6061-T6
Aluminium Alloy
6061-T6
Carbon Steel (with powder coated finish)
Main Profile 32 x 32 x 1.2  38mm Box Section x 2mm  40mm Box Section x 2mm  55 x 2  32mm Box Section x 1mm
Truss Bars  25 x 12 x 1  28 x 13mm  28 x 13 x 2  35 x 18 x 2  TBC
Connectors  Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon  Aluminium Aluminium Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon
   3 3a 4a 3a  3
 Footplates Steel Stainless Steel Steel Steel  Steel
Headroom Clearance 2.15m 2.05m 2.1m 2.1m 2m
Frame Warranty
T+C Apply 
1 year 3 years 3 years 3 years 1 year

Sizes Available

Including frame weights and folded dimensions – Please click on ticks to view items.

 

Heavy Duty Steel Aluminium Pro 40 Aluminium Instant Shelter 40 (AC) (AC) Aluminium Pro 50 Compact Steel
 2m x 2m  Cross Tick
22kg
156x27x27cm
Cross  Cross Cross 
 2.5m x 2.5m Cross
Tick
22kg
156x27x27cm
Cross Cross Cross
 3m x 2m Cross Tick
23kg
156x27x35cm
Cross Tick
29kg
156x35x42cm
Tick
26kg
105x32x46cm
 3m x 3m Tick
28kg
156x28x28cm
Tick
27kg
156x27x27cm
Tick
28kg
163x27x27cm
Tick
39kg
156x25x35cm
Tick
26kg
105x29x29cm
 3m x 4.5m Tick
38kg
156x25x33cm
Tick
33kg
156x27x35cm
Tick
38kg
150x25x30cm
Tick
48kg
156x35x42cm
Cross
 3m x 6m Tick
58kg
156x30x50cm
Tick
42kg
156x27x48cm
Tick
48kg
150x25x40cm
Tick
67kg
156x33x52cm
Cross 
4m x 4m  Cross Cross Tick
39kg
150x40x40cm
Tick
40kg
205x35x35cm
Cross
4 x 6m Cross Cross Tick
44kg
150x40x40cm
Tick
53kg
205x35x43cm
Cross
4m x 8m Cross Cross Tick
58kg
203x40x65cm
Tick
76kg
205x33x60cm
Cross

Color Options Available

Please Note – These colours apply to all sizes (listed above) except for our 2.5m x 2.5m, 4m x 4m, 4m x 6m and 4m x 8m gazebos. These gazebo sizes are only available in White, Black and Blue.

 

Heavy Duty Steel Aluminium Pro 40 Aluminium Instant Shelter 40 (AC) (AC) Aluminium Pro 50 Compact Steel
White Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Black Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Light Blue Cross Tick Tick Tick Tick
Dark Blue Tick Tick