Gazebo Hire Dos and Don’ts

Looking for Gazebo Hire? This blog will help you understand what you need to know before you hire gazebos for your event.

As the days get longer and the evenings get warmer, the amount of gazebo hire we deliver along with other outdoor hire goes up dramatically. If you’ve never hired a gazebo before you might be a little bit unsure about what you need to know – but fear not! We’ve put this guide together to help you understand everything about Gazebos.

Gazebo Hire: Putting them up

One of the big questions we get asked about gazebo hire is simply how hard they are to install on site. The good news is that they are easy to erect – but we recommend using two people to do the job properly.

Pop-up gazebos work via a telescoping mechanism. When you first take a gazebo out of the bag it comes in,  the frame will be completely folded up and will need to be gently opened out. The temptation might be to do this quickly on your own, but this can ruin the mechanism as it will be opened unevenly. It's much better to do this job with two or more people, as then the frame can be evenly telescoped apart to full size.

Once the frame is fully telescoped out, the cover can then be placed over the frame before the legs are extended to full height.

Derigging is a much easier job and can be done by just one person. Simply bring each corner back into the middle and close the gazebo up so that it will fit back in its bag.

Gazebo Hire: Windy days

We all know how varied the Great British climate can be, and wind can pose a significant problem for gazebos. Weights and guy ropes can help tie them down but even with these in place if the wind is strong enough problems can occur.

In windy situations, we recommend two things:

The first is to limit the height of the gazebo as much as practically possible. The lower a gazebo is, the lower its centre of gravity making it harder for the wind to pick it up and blow it away. This means shortening the legs from their full height to the lowest practical height that the gazebo can be used.

Secondly, if using side panels then it’s sensible to use just two so the wind can blow through the gazebo unobstructed. With three panels in place the wind will have nowhere to go and the build-up in force can end with the gazebo being lifted up into the air.

We recommend that gazebos are manned at all times, so that someone is on hand if things start to go awry. If you’re really not sure about the weather then the best thing to do is not to use a gazebo at all. We understand that this means taking a loss for a product you have not used but the alternative might be a replacement / damage charge which could be much more money in addition.

Ordering gazebo hire is easy from Expo Hire. We have two sizes of gazebo hire in stock, which come complete with all the poles, weights and side pieces needed to put it up ready to go. All stock and availability is shown online, so that there is no need to get quotes and check stock; simply add the products you need to your basket and check out.

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