Bounce Back: Venues

Embrace the new normal with these products and services for function venues.

Stretch Tent Specialists

Stretch Tent SpecialistsTentStyle
01403 333135

TentStyle are specialists in stretch tent marquees and have found a significant increase in demand from venues for their beautiful structures. Available in endless sizes and colours, their product is one of the most versatile in this sector.

As venues have slowly started to reopen, their need for outside cover has risen exponentially. TentStyle can either hire out their stretch tents or, better still for venues, they can be purchased (made to measure) and fully managed on the venue’s behalf.

The highly knowledgeable team will deliver and install the tents while also providing training on the rig and de-rig so venues have the option to manage their structure themselves, year after year.


Helping People Have Fun Again

Leisure HireLeisure Hire
08445 610655

Rather than the usual logistical headaches associated with ensuring that equipment is ready to go to site, transport to the venue arranged and staff available, Leisure Hire has been concentrating on evolving the way it operates.

But it reports seeing the pendulum swing. “We now understand how we will manage our equipment to provide a fun but safe experience in line with current guidelines for social gatherings and events,” it says. “And importantly we are seeing clients’ confidence returning.”

Leisure Hire has run a number of events already in July including a ‘year-end’ party! “It’s great to be out helping people have fun again. We are optimistic that this confidence will continue to build and remain here to help as we carefully ease towards the new normal.”


Create More Alfresco Dining Space

Hunter OutdoorsHunter Outdoors

Hunter Outdoors’ versatile Shady Spot features ‘sails’, each of which creates a good space for up to eight to dine under. You can link the sails together to accommodate larger or separate groups.

Internal sails can now also be added to divide up the space and give customers their own area. There are two options for this configuration – a triangular sail that creates a visible divide, while keeping the view and openness, and a larger sail which creates a 2m high partition for greater privacy.


Style Conscious Outdoor Spaces

Tentickle Stretch TentsTentickle Stretch Tents
07826 843099

Tentickle Stretch Tents, based in the West Midlands and operating nationwide, has a wealth of experience offering temporary structures. As the need for suitable outdoor spaces increases, stretch tents are the perfect solution. Their modernist form appeals to style conscious clientele and the flexibility of the technical fabric allows tents to be installed in numerous positions and spaces, creating unique installations for each setting.

Size and colours can be chosen to suit the venue’s environment and complement the surroundings. Come rain or your shine, guests will be perfectly covered as these tents are built to endure even strong storms and will protect from direct sun thanks to the UV light absorbing fabric which blocks rays and keeps people comfortable underneath.


Luxury Accommodation Structures

Urban BlossomUrban Blossom
07973 672889

These luxury, nature-inspired architectural accommodation structures are truly unique, offering high end boutique luxury while still allowing guests to enjoy nature first-hand. Customers are looking for unique experiences and these designs offer a memorable stay to say the least.

To minimise on installation time, and to guarantee great value for money with a premium, high end finish, Urban Blossom uses innovative design and off-site manufacturing. Its structures have been specifically designed, unlike many outdoor buildings, to be sited on uneven terrain and near trees; they do not need foundations and offer a smooth installation experience. Off-grid options are also available, creating the opportunity for clients to embrace a low impact, carbon positive ethos, which is of growing importance to consumers.

The family of designs comprise three different structures – The Seed, The Poppy and The Bud. Whether you are looking to expand your accommodation portfolio or to create a one-off special space, these contemporary, sustainable structures offer something beautiful and truly unique.


PERFO Ground Reinforcement System

01992 522797

S2T Group’s PERFO range of ground protection products is a system of interlocking, self-anchoring permeable plastic tiles. They can be embedded into an existing surface including mature grass areas, or on a prepared base consisting of a layer of crushed stone chippings with or without a sub-base depending on the application.

PERFO matting enables the stabilisation of areas allowing them to be used for access tracks and parking without rutting or damage to the surface. A number of light to heavy duty solutions are available to suit varied ground conditions, traffic profiles and loading requirements.

Unlike most other geogrid systems, PERFO tiles can be installed for many applications without the need for excavation, as they are compacted directly into the existing surface using rollers or compactor plates. Installation is therefore rapid and planning issues less problematic.

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