Although we hire marquees all year around, the winter time is obviously much quieter for us, and this time is spent on a lot of maintenance work. Traditional canvas tents and frame tent covers are manufactured in our workshop, and all old stock is inspected, repaired where necessary, and updated with a new supply.
Frame tent covers get surprisingly dirty during the summer, but our whole stock is washed using a large industrial cleaning machine. The machine will wash anything up 30m long and 5m wide. It also incorporates a drying system, but to be confident that everything is completely dried, each item is hung up in our drying room overnight before being folded and stored away.
This high quality cleaning is a service that we are pleased to offer to other marquee companies. We can also do your repairs, and this all in one service is proving very popular. Although based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, many of our customers come from much further afield.
John M. Carter Ltd. are pleased to have made and installed some PVC mesh curtains for the new Performance Pavilion in New Milton. This is an exciting new facility that will be providing a covered circular arena for many different cultural events. The mesh curtains, which have been ordered by the New Forest District Council in time for the first performance on July 13th, act as a noise barrier backdrop, as well as a very efficient wind break.
We would like to wish New Milton Council all the best with their new project and hope to attend future events ourselves.
Our 12m structures have already proved to be very advantageous to two of our regular shows. The Surrey county show at Guildford, and the ICHF craft show at Penshurst have both benefitted from the increased internal space, and lack of external guy ropes and pins, as in the picture above of the ringside tent in Guildford. This also helps keep the Health and Safety Executive at bay by eliminating trip hazards.
The hot weather has come around quickly this year, and our tenting crews are already working on their suntans. We have had the usual demand for our marquees, as well as an increase in orders for our structures. Consequently, we have invested in more stock and have been making new covers to go with them.
The rest of our stock has been washed and is looking as good as new for the year ahead. Tables have been repaired and added to with new stock, and our gilt banqueting chairs have been re-sprayed.
Despite the bookings that we have already there is still availability for marquee hire on some weekends during the summer months, so please give us a call if you have any queries.