Protect your investment - bags for marquee linings.

We were approached by a marquee hire company to help create a range of bags for their existing marquee linings range. The hire company wanted to create a ‘single’ item bag for their range of marquee linings; roof middle linings, hip end linings, gable linings and walls linings etc.

Eliminating loading problems such as taking incorrect bags/stock was a massive factor is choosing to create a lining bag system. For example, taking hip linings instead of roof middle linings.

Here’s what they wanted to create:

  • A ‘single item’ lining bag that would allow staff to identify a product simply by looking at the bag;

  • A correctly sized bag;

  • A bag that was durable enough to survive the riggers of the marquee hire trade.

It was imperative that the bags were made to measure.  Too big and there was a danger that two items would be crammed into it and too small a bag would evidently mean overly creased linings.


Based on their standard hire range, 3m, 6m, 9m, 12m and 15m wide structures, our bags have a coloured theme:

  • Each marquee width has a coloured ‘body’ for the bag;

  • Each product has a coloured ‘top’ for the bag.

Our standard bag colour ranges below - however, you can personalise your bag colours to your preference.

Roof middle linings, Hip End Linings, Gable linings and reveal curtain .

Roof middle linings, Hip End Linings, Gable linings and reveal curtain.

Wall Linings.

Wall Linings.

Gutter and infill linings.

Gutter and infill linings.

Therefore at a glance, you’ll be able identify what the item is within the bag just by looking at the bag colours. If we take an example of a 9m wide x 9m marquee (three bays).  The roof linings can be done in several different configurations:

  • Three roof middle linings and a tent set of gable linings.

  • One roof middle lining and a tent set of Hip end linings.

  • Two roof middle lining, one half gable tent set anone hip end.

Our “Body” colour for 9m wide structures is Burgundy;
Our “Top” colour for roof middle linings is Burgundy;
Our “Top” colour for Hip End roof is Blue;
Our “Top” colour for a Half gable tent set is Orange.

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Common theme.

Our marquee lining bags have a common theme, the main bag colour for a given width structure is the same.  As the photo above shows, all of the 9m wide structures have the same main bag colour (Burgundy). All products (Roof linings, Hip Ends, Gables linings etc) regardless of the width structure size have the same coloured tops.

Therefore if you ever pick up a bag with a Blue top, you’ll know it’s a hip end, or an orange top a half tent set of gable linings.

Strong and robust.

With the average cost of a roof lining many hundreds of pounds, having a strong and durable bag to ‘protect your investment’ will save you money in the long run.

Our bags are made from a heavy duty, PVC coated, polyester.  This material is ideal to create our marquee lining bags as it’s strong, durable, wind and ‘splash’ proof.

How often can a bag of linings get safely loaded onto a van or lorry, only to find, when you reach your destination, it’s moved and found its way underneath a marquee frame or PVC?

When that does happen, rest assured your linings will be protected within it’s bag.

Save time by eliminating mistakes.

Loading and unloading is time consuming and it only takes one mistake to mean you can’t finish a job.  It’s inevitable that a member of staff needs to go back to your depo to reload the missing item. Provided the linings go back into the correct bags, this should reduce the common errors that occur with loading.  I.e. Too few items being loaded, the incorrect roof size, or roof type going to a job by mistake.

If you can clearly identify what ‘single item’ is within the bag and one glance, you’ll surely speed up the loading process and reduce the number of loading errors that occur.

Hey, we're at the Showman's Show '16.

We are happy to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the Showman's Show 2016 this October. The Showman's Show is an important event for our industry, with marquee and textile manufacturers from all over the world coming to the Newbury Showground to present their new ideas, products and services.

At Shield, we have prepared a number of new and exciting products that we are going to showcase during the show, while presenting the latest additions to our product portfolio. We will also bring physical samples of our repairs products. These little bits and pieces will also be available to purchase right at our stand.

To find out more about these new exciting products, about our offers and to discuss everything Shield – visit us at Avenue C, stand 172.

The Showman's Show 2016 will be held between 19th and 20th of October at the Newbury Showground in Chieveley, Berkshire.  

Showmans Show 2015 - Image courtesy of Lance Show & Publications Ltd

Showmans Show 2015 - Image courtesy of Lance Show & Publications Ltd

Check out our Showman's Show 2015 hub!

We wanted to do something different for the Showman's Show 2015. That's why there's a dedicated hub will all the relevant information and functionality we happened to think of at.

Here's some of the thing you'll find there:

  • Our stand number there (it's Stand 173 on Avenue C, by the way). 
  • Our feedback form - the Show can get busy sometimes, so if you can't get to meet us in person - just use the form and we'll get back to you.
  • Prices page - for the equipment on sale. This will be available on the day of the show.

Also, here's our gallery - where you'll find images of our stand and products at the exhibition.

That's just a few of the things you'll find there.

We're at Showman's Show 2015.

Our team is attending the Showman's Show 2015 this year. Our stand is 173, Avenue C. We've prepared all sorts of goodies for you:

  • Our gutter attachment system - the dead simple and effective solution for the problem marquee erectors hate the most (fitting a rain-proof gutter).
  • Our curved roof beams - due to interest from our customers, we made a curved roof beam. At the moment, it's compatible with 94 mm profile/4-channel framework. Some people have used them to extend a 9 m frame into a 12 m.
  • Besides, most of the standard products will be there - including the standard 94mm and 114mm framework (both the 2.3 m and the 3 m equipment)  and a variety of PVC covers.

This time around, though, we are going to make the equipment we've used at the Showman's Show available for purchases. We're going to make the prices available next week - however, should you have any questions - just let us know (our phone is 0121 772 2284 or just email us and Max will get back to you ASAP).

See you at the Showman's Show!



Today we added a Gallery section to our website - where we are going to showcase some of the marquees we've built. It's going to be especially useful to someone who is actually considering buying something unusual - a coloured marquee, perhaps.

Shield is happy to provide CMS-C Options on all of the standard range of PVC covers - for example, the top marquee in the CMS-C Gallery is using silver/black 2-coloured PVC option. The customer requested it specifically as the intended use of this marquee is a stage - hence the inner blackout for that special rock'n'roll atmosphere.

Other 2 marquees we have in the gallery so far are yellow and blue. Unfortunately, while we did structures with other colours as well - we didn't have pictures of them to share with you. But, looking forward, we will certainly try to take as many pictures of these marquees as we can.

So, we hope you'll enjoy it.

P.S.: Just in case you are interested in a marquee with coloured PVC - contact us and we'll help you out!