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Frame Carry Case & Canvas Carry Bag

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(3m x 3m Frame Carry Case & Canvas Carry Bag)

 

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Email: tents@creo.ie

 

About Tents

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about our products. Simply click on the 'Learn More' button to reveal further information about a topic


Which instant canopy should I choose?

In an attempt to differentiate between Pop Up tents that you may see from many sources on the Internet, it is imperative that you compare individual specifications before you make any final choice.

From the size and type of metal used in the frame structure, the type of joints, the way the structure is fitted together including the size of the nuts and bolts, the Denier or weight of the fabric used in the roof and side walls, the various certificates applicable to that material. And that is even before you consider tent size, fabric colour and whether printing would be an option.

While many Pop Up tents will look the same, they will differ greatly in terms of specification and quality. But that is generally reflected in the price differential.

Our Professional 40 is a medium weight easy to use canopy. They are ideal for fairly regular use. They can be ordered with either a regular duty cover or a heavy duty cover.

Our Industrial 50 is a strong and robust canopy that can be used in any situation. Ideal for very regular use. These are the ones favoured by market operators, who are looking for a canopy that is quick and easy to put up, but maintains the best appearance for the longest period of time. They can be ordered with either a regular duty cover or a heavy duty cover.

The Tent Frames

The Framework

The framework of a Pop Up Gazebo is the single most important part of the whole structure and should be given the most consideration. It must be light enough to be portable yet durable enough to last the rigours of our Irish weather. We use aluminium rather than steel on our heavier and more expensive frame models, and though more expensive than steel, it is much lighter, very strong and not prone to rust. It is important that a Nylock nut and bolt system is used on the frame fixings to prevent loosening of the frame at the joints. Note that Hexagonal shaped legs are stronger than square shaped legs. Hence we use hexagonal shaped legs on our heavier and more expensive frame models. The dimensions of the legs, flat face to flat face, are important but the thickness of the material used is equally as important.

Our frame structure consists of one piece of framework, umbrella like at the roof end, and held together with either metal or plastic joints and ending in 4 or more telescopic legs, depending on the size of the tent.

We have two main types of frame to choose from and the choice you make when buying your frame will be dependant on what you will be using the structure for and how often.

Our comparison table listed below explains the differences between the Professional and Industrial frames and gives detailed specifications on each.

Make sure to make these comparisons if shopping around.

Creo - Frame Comparison Data For Pop Up Tents

Frame Leg & Rib Constructed From Finish Leg Diameter Rib Diameter Joints Constructed From Floor to Valance
MIN - MAX
Frame Fixings Manufacturers Defect Guarantee Recommended Use
Professional 40 Extruded Aluminium Anodised 40mm x 2mm Hexagonal Flat face to flat face 26mm x 13mm Reinforced Nylon Polypropylene 72′ - 84′ Nylock Nut and Bolt 3 Years Regular
Industrial 50 Extruded Aluminium Anodised 50mm x 2.5mm Hexagonal Flat face to flat face 34mm x 18mm Cast Alloy 76′ - 88′ Nylock Nut and Bolt 5 Years Day In & Day Out

The Tent Covers

The covers are the second most important part of the assembled structure. It is the cover that will protect you from the elements. We use Polyester, which is graded by Denier (D) or Weight (gsm) with a PVC coating for waterproofing. The higher the Denier rating (or gsm) the thicker the material. We use the same grade for the roof as the side walls

Our regular covers are rated as 450gsm/500D. Our heavy duty covers are rated as 550gsm/700D.

Make sure to make these comparisons if shopping around.

Front covers come with zips for doorways, back covers are plain, and side covers come with windows.

We can also supply half side panels. Our heavy duty covers have skirts at the bottom to prevent wind and rain from blowing in.

When storing for an extended period of time make sure the tent covers are dry to prevent mildew and mould occurring.

We have two main types of tent cover to choose from and the choice you make when buying your covers will be dependant on what you will be using the structure for and how often. Our comparison table listed below explains the differences between the Regular Duty and Heavy Duty Covers and gives detailed specifications on each.

Make sure to make these comparisons if shopping around.

Creo - Covers Comparison Data For Pop Up Tents

Roof & Side Covers Waterproof UV Retardant Fire Retardant to BS7837 Suitable for Professional 40 Suitable for Industrial 50 Interior Windows Blank Skirts on Side Sheets How do sides fasten to Frame? How are roof panels joined together?
450gsm Polyester

500 D
Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No 5cm Velcro around roof

Velcro tabs around cross bars and legs

Zips in corners
Hot air taped seams

Double stitched seams

Separate valance to roof face
550gsm Polyester

700 D
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5cm Velcro around roof

Velcro tabs around cross bars and legs

Zips in corners
Hot air taped seams

Double stitched seams

Separate valance to roof face

Assembly

No assembly tools are required. A set up procedure can be downloaded from here.

The first time the structure is used, you will be required to put the roof cover on, but once the roof cover has been attached, the roof cover can be left on the roof frame. The side covers are then added. You may decide to leave some or indeed all of the side walls off depending on the weather and requirements on the day. Although one person can put the 3M x 3M size canopy up on their own, it is always advisable to have two or more helping as these canopies are heavy in comparison to others, but that is due to the strength and durability of the structure.

Securing to the ground

We strongly advise appropriate tie downs or leg weights to suit shape and size of tent and expected weather conditions. The frames come with nylon guy lines and small pegs. However if you want more substantial tie downs then these are extra.

We offer Tie Down Kits which consist of large stakes and ratchet straps to help you anchor down your pop up gazebo. We also offer a selection of pop up gazebo leg weights to help you anchor down your framework on both soft and hard standing areas. We recommend these weights considering the Irish climate and we suggest a minimum of 13kg per leg for the smaller pop up tents and 26kg per leg for the bigger pop up tents.

You can get more details in our tent accessories section of the web site.

Warranties and Fire Retardation

Warranties

We offer manufacturers defect warranties as follows:

Professional Frame - 3 Years Manufacturers Defect Warranty

Industrial Frame - 5 Years Manufacturers defect Warranty

Roof and side Covers - 12 Months Manufacturers Defect Warranty

Please note that the warranties offered cover manufacturers or material defects and are not warranties that cover wear and tear, abuse, poor erection and dismantling techniques or weather damage. However, we do have on the shelf spares for every conceivable frame part if you should need to make a repair.

Correct Care of product instructions and full Erection and Dismantling Instructions can be found on our website on the downloads page. Purchase of our products assumes your acceptance of our terms and conditions and that you will abide by the instructions provided.

Fire Retardation

Increasingly many event organisers and local authorities are insistent that a structure meets a fire retardant regulation. The main one to look for is BS7837:1996, a specification for flammability performance for textiles used in the construction of marquees and similar textile structures. Our tent fabrics comply with this standard.

Standing Size, Packing Size and Spare Parts

Standing Size

The Pop up frames are telescopic, in that there is an inner leg that slides into a wider outer leg and as such the legs can be adjusted in height by fixing the inner leg in various positions by use of a push button.

See the Downloads section of this web site for details on Standing size for individual tent models.

Packing Size

Height wise the canopies pack down to a size of roughly 5' to 5' 6" (1.5m to 1.7m) and a width and breadth that varies from 12" x 12" (300mm x 300mm) to about 18" x 18"(500mm x 500mm) depending on the size of the tent. All our ranges of canopies come in a wheeled carry bag and it is possible to put the frame and roof cover into these bags. It is a tight fit but the idea is to stop the frame cross bars moving about during transportation and nipping the roof.

See the Downloads section of this web site for details on Packing size for individual tent models.

Spare Parts

A full range of spare parts is available to order and we have a downloadable specification sheet for each frame to help with identification. Simply go to the downloads page and take a look, or alternatively, go to our spares section to order the relevant part on-line.

Accessories

A full range of accessories are available to order.

 

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Warning!

With the correct care and maintenance your pop up marquee should give you a long life. However, it is not recommended that you attempt to erect or use the marquee in adverse weather conditions, such as strong winds, without taking sensible precautions.

 

Always make sure the tent is secured to the ground in some way, ideally through the use of our 13kg leg weights. Weather conditions may change quickly. If leaving the tent unattended or overnight pay particular attention to the local area weather forecast and keep an eye on any sense of change in the weather.