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Heavy Duty Marquees, Instant Shelters & Poly-Tunnels Delivered Nationwide.
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A Guide To Our Marquees

When choosing a marquee there are a number of factors to take into consideration.

Fabric Type: Poly-Ethylene P.E. A plastic to the touch cover it is tough, waterproof, professional..and the most popular covering used in the UK. PVC (Poly-Vinyl-Chloride) A vinyl to the touch cover, poly vinyl chloride has a greater life expectancy and adds a touch of class to the marquee.

Fabric Weight: Measured in g/sm (grams per square metre) generally speaking a weighting below 150g is described as lightweight and above 150g as heavy duty.

Structure: Jointing... Nylon = lightweight. Steel = heavy duty. Garden marquee Pole Diameter... below 32mm = lightweight. Above 38mm = heavy duty.
Crocodile Trading distribute a range of marquees to buy that can be broadly broken down into three main categories, lightweight party-tents, heavy duty P.E. marquees and extreme PVC marquees.

Speedshade Party Tents...


  • 140g/sm P.E. (Poly-Ethylene) cover.
  • 32mm leg, 25mm roof bars
  • Kwik-Lock Nylon joints
  • Available in two sizes; 3m x 6m and 3m x 9m

As one of our best selling products, our range of party tents offers ease of transportation and speedy erecton. The lightweight partytent is inexpensive by comparison and is designed and intended for light domestic / light commercial use only, it is not intended for heavy use in adverse weather conditions and should not be left up overnight unattended. If heavy usage is required we recommend a commercial grade or Industrial PVC Marquee.

Original Heavy Duty Marquee...


  • 240g/sm heavy duty P.E. (Poly-Ethylene) cover
  • 38mm roof and leg bars
  • 42mm white powder coated steel joints

A range of multiple sized marquee structures designed for domestic and commercial usage. Balancing value for money with commercial construct this range of maquees is supplied by us to councils, schools, exhibition companies, outdoor caterers and of course domestic event users.

Extreme PVC Marquees...


  • 650g/sm heavy PVC (Poly-Vinyl-Chloride) covers
  • PVC sidewalls....vinyl to the touch.
  • 38m white powder coated steel roof and leg bars
  • 42mm white powder coated steel joints

The Crocodile Trading Extreme PVC Marquee range of event tents consists of a range of structures manufactured to a very heavy duty construct. Rated as 'industrial grade', this range of marquees is supplied with a heavy duty PVC cover which has a heavier weighting and a longer lifespan. We supply this grade of party marquee to corporate, hotels, wedding companies, motorsports, stately homes, equestrian and many hospitalty well as domestic users.

Which marquee to here to view our full range!