Whats the difference between a marquee, a canopy, a pole tent or a clearspan structure?
The main difference between them is the height of the lift, the shape of your tent. Different materials are often used.
Now there are far more tent options than marquee, a canopy, a pole tent or a clear span structure. A very popular option on the market now is the clear inflatable dome tent. This option is suitable for static camping, or various events, perhaps even holidays.
A marquee usually refers to high peak 10×10 thru to 34 Hexagon frame tents. They feature a design with a “flying centre pole” to create the distinctive lines of this type of tent. A canopy can also be thought of the same thing but in most cases that means that the tent doesn’t have any sidewalls installed so therefore it’s just a canopy over your head. Pole tents use tall centre poles and perimeter guy-lines to tension the fabric into place to create the roof. The two most common sizes are 40 ft. wide and 60 ft. wide tents popular for weddings and festival events. Clearspan structures are large span “temporary” buildings that you see at many of the largest sporting events and commercial projects. They have snow load capable roofs and are supported by steel truss arches that require a crane to lift them into place for installation. Examples of those are on our modular page. You can usually refer to any of these descriptions simply as a tent but there are differences in what they do, how