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Photo details: A 27m x 8m (93' x 26') Roder party pavilion with hip ends, a bay front (integrated entrance porch) and Chinese hat roof section. Image courtesy of Regency Events Ltd.

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Aluminium box framed structures are the most widely used type of tent in the UK as they have the advantage of being flexible, durable and practical. Many sites that would be  unsuitable for traditional tents present no special problems for these structures. They can be erected on most surfaces, joined together to make larger structures or joined to  existing buildings. 

Framed marquees have the advantage of no centre poles which means customers can design the interior layout without having to be concerned with obstructions. This can be an advantage for table plans and things like dance floors giving slightly more usable internal space than a traditional tent.

Framed tents do not have side poles of guy ropes around the outside making them ideal for sites with limited space, or where a customer needs to join or butt up to an existing building. Windows and doors can be placed almost anywhere around the structure.

Other advantages of aluminium framed structures is the ability to erect them over most surfaces including uneven ground (using an integrated flooring system or scaffold base), on concrete or tarmac surfaces.

Photo details: A 12m wide (40') interior image featuring simple and elegant pleated ivory roof and wall linings and a cream carpet over a wooden flooring system.
 

 

Aluminium framed structures are not quite as elegant as traditional pole tents and are usually slightly more expensive to hire, but the advantages often outweigh this.

The image below shows that they can be quite attractive and contemporary in design, especially with the unusual clear roof. See also Clear Roof Marquee images.

Photo details: A selection of clear span tents joined together. The tent in the centre is a 9m (30') wide Chinese hat structure with an interesting clear PVC roof. The left hand tent also features a clear roof and solid walls. The tent on the right is a standard 6m wide (20') structure with PVC roof and walls.
 

 

"Frame marquees" are the most common term for these tents in the UK; however, many event hire companies use different descriptions including "aluminium frame(d) tents / marquees / structures", "frame pavilions" or "clearspan structures / marquees / tents", etc.

The words "frame", "structure", "clearspan", "clear span" or "pavilion" will usually indicate that they are this type of marquee illustrated here. If you have any doubts with your event company just ask them if the tent they are quoting for is an "aluminium box frame marquee"?
 
Photo details: A 9m (30') wide clear span structure being erected in the snow. The image shows the framework before the roof sheets and walls are added and also the layout of support timbers ready for a flooring system. In many cases the flooring system is integrated, put down first and then the tent erected over an attached to the flooring to add weight and stability. In this case the flooring system is added afterwards and will still provide some extra stability.

Further reading: Frame Marquees and also Party Lighting for tents.
 
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