REDUCE COSTS BY WEATHER-PROOFING YOUR CONSTRUCTION SITE

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team members checking the safety of a marquee for an article about weatherproofing your construction site

When you picture a classic marquee you’re no doubt imagining one decked out for an elegant event. But did you know that marquees can be invaluable as part of a construction project? These offer year-round protection from the weather that will save you both time and money.

It may seem strange to publish an article about the weather in the summer, but if you’re in the construction industry, you’ll know what we mean:

  • In the Winter, it’s cold and miserable. A marquee with a heater would be invaluable at keeping the team happy.
  • In the Spring, it is pouring with rain. ‘nough said!
  • In the Summer, it’s too hot. Cement turns so quickly and working in small batches is time-consuming.
  • In the Autumn, it’s usually all three of these!

Marquees for every type of site

At Trafalgar Marquees we’ve supplied marquee solutions for multiple leading construction companies. The projects we’ve worked on have been as varied as:

  • covers for swimming pools
  • protection for basement works, or
  • to allow stonemasons to create bespoke flooring to a tight deadline with minimal disruption.

Whatever the size of your project there’s something to suit. A marquee also offers the perfect solution if you’re building a house or adding an extension. It can be used to provide cover for both the works and the back garden. This means construction work can continue whatever the weather and there’s also plenty of additional storage space outside. This benefits both the homeowner and the construction company.

The right coverage for the job

The great thing about a marquee is the flexibility. They can be shaped to fit every type of project to suit your specific needs. We have a proven track record of working on a variety of bespoke projects. We’ve worked with clients such as international engineering firm Laing O’Rourke, in relation to its prestigious No 1 Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge.

The challenge was to provide a covering for stonemasons who were refitting flooring in two of the building’s main hallways. It was imperative that the stonemasons could work uninterrupted and that the existing fixtures and fittings remained in place and were well protected from the works. The build time was also very limited, to ensure minimum disruption to the residents.

A bespoke solution

After meeting the client onsite, we worked with our skilled in-house team and supply chain to design and deliver two bespoke temporary structures. These marquees required to be built and fitted within the hallways. After refining both structures in our warehouse, we were ready to install them during a tight, two-day build schedule. Both structures were then dismantled two months later in an efficient one-day take down.

This bespoke marquee solution meant that the project stayed on time and on budget. More importantly, we had to ensure there was no damage to the surroundings and also with minimum impact to the residents. The result was considered a huge success and you can see the full case study here.

We’ve got it covered…

Years of experience in delivering temporary structures for leading construction companies means our level of professionalism is second to none. Our staff follow the highest possible standards and will also strictly adhere to any health and safety regulations required on site.

Plus, whether your timescale is months or just a few days, we have the answer. We supply a plethora of temporary structures for the construction sector that span a wide range of hire periods, from one month upwards. We can also assist you with shorter term hires of just a few days for topping out ceremonies and ground breaking ceremonies, as required. Our temporary structures and buildings include workshops, canteens, drying rooms, warehousing and security control rooms, too.

An important part of our role is also to maintain our temporary structures and ensure they continue to meet our high structural standards for the duration of their hire. Working with Multiplex in Marble Arch, we provide monthly inspections and our main aim is to be flexible and meet your needs, whilst providing a safe and expert service.

Find your marquee

If this sounds like the answer to avoiding weather-related delays and helping your project come in on time and on budget, then take a look at our simple Marquee Hire Calculator Tool. Alternatively, contact us directly on 01932 620060 so we can discuss your exact requirements and how our wide range of marquee solutions can help.

Finally, take a look at our case studies and testimonials too, for more ideas on how one of our protective structures can help to streamline your construction project, whatever the weather!