Frequently asked questions
Before choosing a Marquee Company and a Marquee there are many things that need to be carefully considered.
Alpha Hire is very aware of this and are always looking to improve our service in order to meet our customers’ needs and stand out from other Marquee hire companies.
Below are some questions to consider before hiring a marquee. They are broken down into different important categories but if you can't find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be happy to help.
• Do you have an emergency contact number
Our offices are staffed from 8am until 5pm Monday to Friday and our answer machine has an out of hours emergency phone number for our clients.
• If I hire a Marquee am I getting good value?
Alpha Hire aim is to be the best value Marquee hire company in Gloucestershire & The South West Of England.
We are continuously comparing our prices to other local marquee companies and we can always match or beat any quotes using comparable quality equipment.
• Does Alpha Hire provide other services that I might need?
Alpha Hire have a wide range of additional hire services to compliment your event and we are continually adding to them with new and exciting products including different pvc options, unique interior linings, special themes, custom designed printing special lighting effects and more.
We also work with many suppliers to help us provide as many services as possible
• When can you visit us for advice and planning?
We can come to you at a time to suit you - within reason! We work weekends and evenings so just get in touch and we'll make an appointment to suit
• Are the Marquees fire retardant?
Yes, all marquees supplied by Alpha Hire conform to to required BS **** standards
• Are your marquees weatherproof?
In winter months the marquees can sometimes get a little bit of condensation inside so we recommend having heaters to dry this out. If your venue has sloping ground or doesn’t drain very well then water may get underneath the marquee so we recommend hiring a wooden floor which is slightly raised<
• Are your marquees safe in bad weather?
They are made to withstand strong winds up to 60 miles an hour however we do make risk assessments to the best we can and will always advise accordingly.
The marquees are not built for heavy snow loading but this can be prevented by heating the marquee appropriately
• What style are your marquees?
All our marquees are modern, clear-span, free standing structures that don't reqiure traditional guy ropes and centre poles.
• What size marquees can you supply?
We can build 3m, 6m, 9m, 12m and 15m widths and any lengths in multiples of 3m. We also have some 1.5m extension bays
• Can I view a marquee before I hire?
Yes we have various venues where you can view our marquees throughout the year.
• Is Alpha Hire a registered company & VAT registered?
Yes: Alpha Hire is a registered Ltd Company No. ********** and is vat registered no. ********
Alpha Hire has been trading for over 25 years and is cash positive, so your deposit is in safe hands
• Do you have Public Liability Insurance, health and safety policies etc
Yes we have ************