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Temporary Structure Hire for Events: An FAQ

GL events specialises in temporary structure hire for events. From classic marquees and pagodas, through to grandstand tiered seating and full-scale stadium construction projects, we have an abundance of bespoke, high quality and cost-effective temporary structures for events at your disposal. Here, we’ve set out to answer some of your most Frequently Asked Questions, to give you a complete overview of our speciality products and services here at GL events.

What is a temporary structure?

Here at GL events, we are often asked what constitutes a temporary structure? In actual fact, a GL events temporary structure can be anything you want it to be. Within reason of course! Our temporary structures are entirely bespoke and customisable, ensuring that we can design an exciting, stylish and functional space for your event – no matter how big or complex. Our temporary structures range from single deck, double deck and even triple deck structures, right through to Giant outdoor event structures suitable for the biggest events.

What are the typical temporary structure planning permission rules?

It’s really very simple. You don’t need to seek temporary structure planning permission if you are planning to use your structure for less than 28 days. As most of GL events’ temporary structures are used for large-scale, short-term events, planning permission is unlikely to be something that you need to worry about.

Can you provide temporary structures for events?

Yes! In fact, GL events specialise in providing world class temporary event structures. You may have seen one of our stunning integrated solutions at some of the biggest global sporting events, such as The Ryder Cup, Cheltenham Festival, The Open Championship and the British Grand Prix. We can provide exactly the same standard of exceptional temporary structures for your event too, whether it be a festival, corporate event, exhibition, conference, or pop-up shop.

How do I arrange temporary structure hire?

That’s easy, to arrange temporary structure hire simply call GL events (on the number above) and one of our highly experienced account managers will listen to your requirements and help you to tailor a bespoke solution to meet – or even exceed – all your expectations. They will remain your dedicated point of contact throughout, ensuring that you will always talk to someone who cares about the success of your event just as much as you do.

Do you have any temporary structure examples?

We have lots of temporary structure examples for you to view! Our Experience pages give you a detailed overview of many of GL events’ extremely varied projects, including some of our most successful temporary structure installations to date. You will find everything from high profile festivals, such as V Festival, to major sporting events, like the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as well as awards ceremonies, including The Glamour Awards. That’s just a taste of what we can do!

Can you offer marquee hire near me?

Absolutely. GL events provides marquee hire services across the UK and Ireland and, via our GL events Group partners, can provide marquees for rent throughout the world. Whether you need a vast marquee for a show or festival, or a smart, compact marquee for a retail trade stand at an exhibition, we can provide exactly what you need, wherever you are.

Do your marquees come with walls, floors or lights?

Our marquees can be tailored to your exact requirements. Our provision begins with the installation of a basic shell, which can then be made as luxurious as you wish, as well as being personalised according to your requirement. All of our event marquee configurations are developed individually, based on your individual objectives, to make them as unique as your event. Our involvement can be as little or as much as you need. From the provision of your marquee structure and all of your marquee ancillary needs, to expert advice, support and guidance (including the supply of fixtures, fittings, furniture, floorings, lighting, heating, washrooms, power distribution and themed special effects), GL events has it covered.

What are pagodas and what are they used for?

Beautifully styled in either a square or hexagonal design, with a ‘Chinese hat’ roof, GL events pagodas are perfectly suitable for trade stands, impactful entrances, and pop-up units of all kinds, thanks to their size and ease of installation. Available in three sizes (3x3m, 4x4m and 5x5m,) with a standard wall height of 2.44m and variable ridge height from 4.22m up to 5.5m, our pagodas are fully customisable. Optional extras include cassette flooring and all manner of floor-coverings, interchangeable wall panels, access ramps, gutters, lighting, climate control and a range of decorative and branding options.

Do you have tiered seating to hire for events?

We certainly do have tiered seating for hire! We are the only business in the UK to design, manufacture and install temporary seating for rent or purchase. We can ensure a bespoke, cost-effective solution that is quick and easy to install, as well as providing high levels of comfort, safety, and the best lines of sight for your spectators. From grandstands to flat floor seating, we can deliver a tailor-made solution to fit your needs.

Can you explain the stadium construction process?

With experienced in-house design, structural engineering and project management teams, GL events has the ability to manage and co-ordinate the entire stadium construction process from start to finish. Simply contact us with your requirements and one of our dedicated account managers will talk you through your options, helping to coordinate everything from a cost-effective, temporary grandstand all the way through to a complete, permanent stadium construction project, that will be up and running within an amazingly short timeframe.

For more information about all GL events’ products and services, please contact us today and one of our friendly and professional industry experts will be only too happy to offer their assistance.