16 May Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) regarding Stretch Tents
The team at Base camp Bedouin tents decided to draft up an article regarding FAQ’s when it comes to stretch tents. We are sure all readers will find this very useful!
What colour must I use?
The colour you may use will depend on several factors. It might be a matching colour with the theme of the décor or furniture that you are using, or matching with the building or sounding landscape elements, or simply your preferred colour.
It might also be a colour that corresponds with your brand or logo. Majority of clients use white for weddings. Available colours in stock are white, red, grey, silver or beige, which are the most popular. Besides those colors brown, black, green, orange, pink, and some mixed colors such as black & green or a vibrant pink & orange.
These colours are available in different sizes. Contact us to check if the color you want is available in the needed size. If you would like us to manufacture a tent for you in a specific colour, leave us a message to arrange specific colours for you that will meet your needs.
Can the weather influence in my event?
Weather is indeed one of the principal reasons why people use stretch tents. They can create temporary spaces with a perfect atmosphere in order to provide comfort to your guests. Either if it is hot or cold outside, once you come inside the space of a stretch tent, you will instantly feel the comfort. Finest results can be achieved using gas heaters or fans under the stretch tent according to the season, so that temperature can be controlled easier. Tents can host your event either during the day or at night.
Stretch tents are always a good wind barrier, wind is a frequent reason why clients hire or buy tents, however wind speeds must be taken into consideration when holding an event under a stretch tent; it is recommendable to put the stretch tent down for temporary structures when wind exceeds 50Km/h.
Rain is the factor that raises the most concern among clients as it is perceived to potentially ruin your event or celebration, however at Basecamp we can assure you that there is nothing to worry about. We stocked with an abundance of non-waterproofed, semi-waterproofed, & 100% waterproofed tents, which can provide different degrees of rain protection.
One ply stretch tents are not waterproofed, these are mostly used to provide protection against the sun. Two ply tents provide medium protection for rain, they can be used for light rain or showers. Three ply and coated tents are fully waterproofed and will resist medium/heavy rain falls. These fabrics are also used for permanent and semi-permanent structures, which can also be accompanied with outdoor blinds, which are a very popular element in open restaurant areas.
We will take into consideration the weather conditions on the day of your event and advise you on the best option depending on the best available stretch tent. You can also specify a desired category upfront. Stretch tents can be reallocated if necessary according to the weather conditions.
When will the stretch tent be setup and broken down?
This will be conveyed with you as per your convenience and our schedule. Setup can be on the day of the event or even the day before. Tents are normally one of the first elements that need to be erected to allow the rest of the gear to be installed later. The same for the breakdown, it will be agreed with you and we will always try to accommodate to your possibilities.
Can I hire a stretch tent for several days?
Yes, our stretch tents can be hired for multiple days upon payment of extra day’s fee that will be agreed with you during the quotation process.
How long does it take to setup or breakdown a tent?
Depending on the size of the tent, the conditions or facilities of the venue, the complexity of the setup and the weather, a tent setup can take from 1 to 4 hours max. A permanent structure can take a bit longer also depending on the scope of work needed. Breakdown process tent to be much faster, normally 1/3 of the time it took to setup.