Bedouin Tent FAQ’s

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Frequently Asked Bedouin Tent Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked Bedouin tent questions that we get here at Tentickle tents. If you have any further questions however, please do not hesitate to call us on +27 21 593 6918.

Please click on the section relevant to you to find answers:

Common and general FAQs

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Where are you based?

Tentickle CC is based in Cape Town, South Africa. We also have a network of international authorised distributors and affiliates.

What don't I know about Bedouin stretch tent hire?

Tent hire covers a multitude of different uses and it's important to get expert advice well in advance of organising your event. That way you'll get the solution that best suits your requirements, and your guests, on the day.

Is there a source for more specific information on your products?

We have a full complement of technical specifications, requirements and recommended usage. Just tell us what your needs are and we'll be sure to have the info you need.

Where can I get your brochure?

You can download a .pdf version of our brochure here. Alternatively, we'll be happy to mail you a glossy version on request.

Decor, concept and branding FAQs

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Can you advise me on colour options?

You should consider your colour options carefully. If your requirement is for wedding tent hire then White may seem obvious. But White can be difficult to keep clean in dirty and dusty environments so Cream or Silver Grey may work much better for you.

If you are planning a party tent you can choose from a range of standard colours to fit the theme and the surroundings. Each colour has its own pros and cons so look closely at how tent colours work before you make a decision on your tent hire. We offer a wide range of standard colours that suits most purposes.

How will my Bedouin tent rental look inside?

Striking interiors are where Tentickle really excels; with the inside of our tents often contradicting what the exterior suggests. Once you have the interior tent shape right you can think about individual elements of your tent theme and add tent decorations, matched with intelligent lighting, to enhance the ambience. Chat to us for the decor options available.

What other elements / effects can be added?

Think about the space outside your tent and how it can be embellished to add more character to your event. Cost-effective elements like Banners and Stretch Tent Décor can be applied to outside areas, while a small canopy or tunnel entrance will give guests the feeling they are being welcomed to something extra special. Chat to us for the decor options available.

Where can I get ideas for a unique event tent?

You can start with our Tent Galleries section. This includes plenty of images that demonstrate how Tentickle creations have worked in many different settings. If you want something more specific, just ask and we'll help you with some concepts.

Can you help with advice on wedding tent hire?

One of the areas we have vast experience in is wedding tent hire. There is a lot to think about when planning a wedding and your choice of wedding tent is of paramount importance. So please be sure to contact us in advance of the big day.

Can we have a Tentickle tent that matches our brand?

Yes, you can start by looking to see if any of our standard colours suit your purpose. If not, we'll be happy to quote you on a Bedouin Tent for your needs. If you have more than one brand colour we can help you include it with special Stretch Décor and lighting.

How can I achieve a totally unique look for my event?

This is where Tentickle excels beyond any other type of event tent solution. With endless combinations of tent and canopy shapes, tent colours, lighting and décor, you have the ability to match any look required or come up with something breathtakingly new.

How to setup and use FAQs

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How do I hire a Tentickle Bedouin Tent?

Hiring a Tentickle Bedouin tent is easy. Just contact us with your tent hire requirements and ideas and we'll help you get exactly the tent you need. We'll also make sure everything is taken care of for you, from finding the right site to disassembling afterwards.

What do I need to consider before hiring my tent?

There are several important considerations about setup and use. You need to consider the following beforehand:

1) What is your Bedouin tent for?
The way you intend to use your tent will be a big factor in how it should be specified. Think venue rather than just tent hire and imagine how things will unfold on the day. How will the setting work with people, catering, music and other entertainment? If you have a particular theme in mind, consider how it can be extended beyond the tent for greater impact. If you are planning separate activities, will two small tents be better than one big one?

2) How should your Bedouin tent be shaped?
Did you know that because our stretch fabric is so versatile it is possible to shape each Tentickle tent in many different ways? In fact, varying the length and number of poles or attaching parts of the tent to existing structures can make a big difference in the way your tent looks and feels. As long as your tent conforms to regulations and provides the right interior space you can play with all kind of tent shape ideas. So if you can imagine it, there is a good chance we can build it for you!

3) Are there applicable safety regulations?
The last thing you need on the big day is to discover your event breaks some kind of municipal law or safety regulation. You should make sure you are allowed to erect a tent in your chosen location. Also find out if the rigging team will be able to use existing structures to pitch your Bedouin tent or will need to find other ways of securing it. Underground electric cables and water pipes should also be identified and pointed out to our riggers before set-up to prevent disruption to these services.

4) How many guests will be in your Bedouin tent?
Planning for the head count can be very important, especially for sit-down events. Too many people and the inside will feel cramped; too much space and it will feel empty and cold. You can get a rough idea of tent sizing here, but please be sure to tell us what your guest / table / music / dancing requirements will be in advance so we can advise on the best tent size.

5) Where will your Bedouin tent hire be located?
Our Bedouin tents and canopies are far more attractive and have less restrictions than traditional marquee tents, which require hard flat surfaces to remain stable. You can choose to pitch your Tentickle tent over humps, around trees, on slanted surfaces, to cover swimming pools and even on boats or rooftops. Just inform our rigging team about any unusual surfaces when hiring your tent so they can make sufficient preparations beforehand.

Alternatively, one of our experienced Site Managers will be happy to conduct an on-location Site Inspection with you to ensure there are no surprises on the day of your function.

How can I find out what tent size I need?

Unless you have working experience of tent hire, it's always important to talk to us in advance so we can help you avoid any pitfalls when specifying your tent.

Can I pitch a Tentickle tent on different surfaces?

Yes. Tentickle tents can be sited on uneven surfaces, on beaches, over hilly ground, around trees and over ponds and swimming pools. You can even pitch one on a rooftop or on the deck of a boat. Just be sure to tell us what you have in mind so the rigging team can prepare in advance.

Manufacture and distribution FAQs

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Do you have distribution agents outside of South Africa?

Yes. We'll advise you on finding a Tentickle agent close to you. Even if you can't find someone in the Tent Suppliers section, please contact us as we may have a local contact who will be able to help you.

Can you manufacture a custom Bedouin tent or canopy?

Yes we can! This is often the best way to go if you have a particular colour to use or expect to be pitching an event tent regularly. We'll show you how your tent can be built, along with some ideas on the combinations of shapes you can achieve.

How can I become a Tentickle Agent?

We're always happy to discuss new opportunities with potential partners. Please feel free to contact us so we can talk about what opportunities are open to you in your country.

What is Tentickle Stretch Fabric?

This is the very foundation of Tentickle's hugely successful Bedouin Tents, Canopies and Stretch Décor. Our Stretch Tent Fabric has been developed by scientists and coating specialists with many years of experience, to possess remarkable qualities of endurance and flexibility while offering a vast range of tent colours and shapes.

Quality and design FAQs

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What if it rains or is hot at my event?

Tentickle tents are weather-proof, which means they will protect those inside from extremes of both heat and cold, while remaining 100% waterproof. But what if you expect rain and the weather takes a turn for the better on the day? You can request that our rigging team is on hand to convert your Bedouin tent hire into a canopy (without walls) and let your guests enjoy temperate weather too.

Why are Tentickle Tents better than marquee tents?

That's a question each new client only asks us once. The advantages of Tentickle over traditional marquee tents are huge including offering better design, versatility and protection from the elements.

Do your tents comply with safety regulations?

All our tents, canopies and décor products comply with safety and disaster regulations in every country where Tentickle is available. We can also arrange for your tent to be treated to be fire-resistant as we manufacture tent fabric that is fire retardant.