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Frame tents, marquee tents, and other outdoor tented structures are used across Africa for a number of reasons – from hosting summer outdoor events or community meetings, to housing expensive mining equipment or storing cargo while it waits to be shipped. This article looks at what frame tents are (compared to other tents), three types of frame tents we manufacture, and a few ways frame tents are used in South Africa.
What are frame tents?
One can distinguish between two types of tented structures available from MTT. The first are tensile structures, using central poles and tie-downs to form the shape of the tent. The second variety are frame tents. These tented structures feature a robust inner frame that is constructed first, then a PVC covering goes over the frame and is fastened in place.
Types of frame tents for sale
These a-frame tents are ideal from small to medium-sized venues & even much larger venues, weddings, corporate functions, and site storage purposes. It’s an extendable steel clear span structure with an electroplated mild steel frame. The covering is a PVC coated polyester fabric that is waterproof, UV resistant, and fire retardant. Our A-Frame Tent is extendable in 3m or 6 m extensions, so it can grow with your needs!
For a more permanent tented structure, the Aluhall tent comes in as an upgrade to the A-frame tent. The frame is hard-pressed extruded aluminium alloy, and the covering is our standard world-class PVC-coated polyester fabric designed to withstand the elements in harsh African climates.
This is an ideal tent for Walkways, corporate functions, sporting events, weddings and adaptable warehousing.
Frame canopies are frame tents that have been designed with portability and quick erection in mind. The frame is a lighter-weight electroplated mild steel, and the covering is a medium-weight PVC with the option to have either windowed or plain PVC walls. Suitable for small parties and events, craft market stalls, buffets, Covid testing stations, buffets and other intimate gatherings.
How are frame tents used?
With airflow being an important factor to preventing the spread of illness in confined spaces, many municipalities and other state entities can use frame tents to accommodate large crowds of people safely. These can be used during times of voting activities, when high-profile community meetings are to be held, and for more covered seating at busy Home Affairs offices.
Places of worship come in many shapes and sizes. For some churches, finding a semi-permanent solution to house a congregation while a brick church is being built allows them to start operating as soon as they have a piece of land. Outdoor churches provide better airflow, and can be scaled up or down as the number of attendees fluctuates.
Frame tents are also widely used in the commercial sector. Venues like hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, and others will use frame tents to either expand their outdoor seating areas or host special outdoor events. Customers in the logistics sector will also find good use for frame tents when it comes to adaptable warehousing requirements.
Another sector where customers use structures like frame tents is in the entertainment industry. Because they can be built up and taken down with relative ease, frame tents are great for hosting outdoor events that attract large crowds for a short space of time. Examples include live music concerts, live comedy shows, and motivational speaking events.
Get quoted on frame tent prices in South Africa
Looking for frame tent prices? MTT Structures International manufactures Africa’s premier framed tents and other tensile tented structures. Our frame tents are known for their quality and longevity, no matter how many times a year you put them up and pack them away. Get a quote on frame tents today, or browse our tent collection to see if there’s something else, we can help you with.