Whether you are hosting a corporate event or a private event, security and safety is essential. Maltaward provide secure marquee blocks that can be used for a multitude of purposes to ensure the safety of your marquee.
Our Marquee blocks and Kentledge blocks are available as 500kg blocks or as 1 tonne blocks with attachment eye bolts at the top. These provide the facility for the marquees to be safely and easily secured. They are also manufactured with precast forklift slots in the base for easy lifting. Our marquee weights are versatile and can be used to secure any structure indoors or outdoors, on soft or hard ground.
At Maltaward, we have many years’ of experience providing high quality and reliable concrete barriers and security fencing to clients across the UK, including major airports and private sector companies such as BAA.
For more information on our range of marquee blocks available for hire or for sale, or for any further information, please contact us today on 0800 0432742. Alternatively you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form on this page with your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way of getting marquee blocks to a site?
We are happy for our clients to collect their own marquee blocks from us, however, most find it easier to arrange for our team at Maltaward to deliver marquee blocks in one of our specialist trucks. Once we arrive at your site we can assist with manoeuvring the blocks safely into place or, if you would prefer, you can position them yourself.
How easy is it to move marquee blocks?
Each marquee block is manufactured with precast slots for forklifts, making it simple to lift, move and lower blocks around your site. Once in position, the weight of our marquee blocks (either 500kg or 1 tonne) makes them virtually impossible to move without specialist equipment.
How do I secure a tent or canopy to the blocks?
At Maltaward, the marquee blocks that we supply have an eye bolt attachment at the top, designed for your tent, canopy or marquee to be strapped into. It’s essential that you follow proper strapping techniques to ensure your canopy is securely tethered.
What are the benefits of using blocks over water barrels?
Water barrels are commonly used as ballast for high-capacity marquees, with the belief that they are a cheaper, more portable alternative to heavy-duty concrete. However, it’s important to consider that generic water barrels are prone to sliding or tipping and may not be heavy enough to safely anchor a large tent in many conditions. Plus, there is the issue of accessing (and often wasting) the significant volume of water to fill them on-site.
Marquee blocks are specifically designed for the purpose of securing large outdoor tents. Their shape and weight make them extremely reliable and sturdy. Plus, with the expertise of our team, you can have complete confidence that your marquee will remain secure on all surfaces, even in bad weather.
How many blocks will I need for my marquee?
The appropriate number of blocks will depend on the size of your marquee and, to some extent, the weather conditions at the time of your event. Underestimating the amount of ballast needed to keep your tent secure can quickly turn into a safety hazard, so it’s essential that you order the correct number of blocks.
Contact us to discuss your plans with an experienced member of our team and we will be able to calculate the most effective number and positioning of marquee blocks to keep your guests safe.
Can I purchase marquee blocks or only rent them?
Maltaward customers are welcome to purchase marquee blocks or rent them, depending on what is most convenient to them. If you aren’t sure about the most cost-effective option for your requirements, we would be happy to discuss your event plans and provide a free quote so you can compare the cost of renting and purchasing the marquee blocks you require.