Pop up gazebos are heavily used throughout the festivals in Ireland. There are many uses for a gazebo within festivals such as: hospitality, ticketing, selling food or drinks or for general merchandise. With the weather conditions that are so often present within Ireland, especially with the unpredictability within the festival season it is important that you have a strong gazebo that will stand up to the weather conditions and the abuse in which it will be subject to. For conditions and uses such as these it is important to know the gazebo in which you are buying and what you will get out of it.
On the lower end of the market you will see “garden type” structures that are very lightweight and are prone to breaking. On the higher end you have the heavy duty range of gazebos or commercial grade. It is important to note the differences between these gazebos and the various specifications that are aligned through the ranges. Generally the weaker style of gazebo will have aluminium or steel which is 0.8mm thick – 1mm thick. This is extremely thin and does not leave much room for strength and protection from even light winds. Industry standard on thickness of aluminium is 1.5mm- Poptents are 2mm thick to give added strength. Joints are huge when determining the strength of a gazebo. Generally speaking, plastic or nylon joints are a bad choice. These joints can't handle tough conditions that push the frame. These joints will weaken and snap under pressure. Plastic joints may last the first few events in strong winds but they will be weakened and leave you exposed to future breaks. Poptents heavy duty gazebos have polished aluminium joints. These joints absorb the lateral movement and supplement the reinforced roof bars in the frame to provide a strong brace against the weather conditions.
All Poptents gazebos have sides included as standard. Poptents supply 4 full walls with all our stock gazebos so all sides can be covered. The sides join to the roof by a velcro strip and the walls zip lock to each other in the corners. Each wall will also attach to the legs of the frame via 3 velcro strips on each side of the wall.
Poptents heavy duty gazebos are perfect for festival use as they are strong enough to withstand the pressure from bad weather and from being thrown about. Due to having one range of pop up gazebos it also means that we will not be beaten on price for a like for like product. Our gazebos are often cheaper than the range below heavy duty standard.