How to Throw a Charity Fundraising Event

29th Nov 2023

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many of us will be making our new year’s resolutions, and although hitting the gym, being healthier or getting that promotion at work might be high on the agenda, it’s also the perfect time to sign yourself up to volunteer.Charity work and volunteering can be much easier than you first expect. Whether you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month, there are lots of worthy causes that would appreciate a little helping hand.To help inspire you, w
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Expert Tips on Standing out at Your Next Trade Show

26th Nov 2023

If you’re lucky enough to host or attend an event in the great outdoors, a pop-up gazebo can be the perfect setup for a garden party, a great way to attract people over at events and an ideal way to protect against any unpredictable weather changes that may occur.Creating a basic stall or setup is perfectly fit for purpose but if you take the time to go the extra mile and pimp your gazebo with decorations and accessories, you can create an amazing eye-catching scene that will impress at an
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Light Up Your Night: How To Hang Lights In A Gazebo

23rd Nov 2023

Whether it’s for a Christmas market, garden party, or simply to enjoy the night air, well-placed lighting not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your gazebo but also extends its usability into the later hours.In this guide, we'll illuminate the process of selecting, planning, and hanging gazebo lights, turning your space into a luminous sanctuary.How Lights Can Transform Your GazeboA gazebo without lights is like a garden without flowers – lacking in ambience and character. When the sun dips
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Five uses for your pop up gazebo

22nd Nov 2023

Gone are the days when gazebos were used for nothing but wet camping holidays now that more diverse product ranges are on offer.Manufacturers have recognised a huge number of uses for ‘mini marquees’ and are now creating products that are much more versatile, hard-wearing and useful.If you’re in the market for a new mini marquee or you want to find out more about them, check out these five ideas for how to use your pop up gazebo.Use It For An EventPop up gazebos are the perfect set-up for event
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How To Weatherproof Your Wedding (All Year Round)

17th Nov 2023

When it comes to your big day, you want to make sure everything runs as smooth as possible. However, one thing you can’t control is our British weather.You’re far better working with the weather than against it. The most important thing is that you’re prepared.So, to help you plan for bad weather on your wedding day, we’re going to show you how to weatherproof your wedding so you can have the best day possible.Spring/Summer WeddingsHave you paid extra for a summer wedding? We hate to break it to
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How To Stop Gazebo Sides From Flapping

13th Nov 2023

Picture this: you've set up your gazebo, ready to enjoy a breezy summer day without a care in the world. But instead of relaxing, you’re dealing with the constant, annoying flap-flap-flapping of the gazebo sides. Sound familiar?If you’ve ever had your peaceful afternoon hijacked by a gazebo that seems like it's trying to take off, you know what a buzzkill those flappy sides can be. This guide covers why your gazebo sides are throwing a tantrum and how to put a stop to it.What Causes Gazebo Sides
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How To Design An Eye-Catching Banner For Print

6th Nov 2023

In a world full of competition, a well-designed, tangible banner can capture attention like a breath of fresh air. It serves as a silent yet eloquent ambassador for your brand, event, or message, weaving together imagery, colour, and text to communicate with passersby.This guide will walk you through how to design an eye-catching banner for print, ensuring your message is not only seen but also remembered.Understanding The Importance Of Banner DesignA branded banner is crucial - it is the first
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What Is The Difference Between A Gazebo And Pergola?

1st Nov 2023

Whether providing shelter for a garden gathering, enhancing the functionality of a public space, or creating a focal point for events, gazebos and pergolas are designed to adapt to a wide array of settings. But, what’s the difference between them?Understanding the distinctions between a gazebo and a pergola will guide you in selecting the appropriate structure for your specific needs, whether for commercial, communal, or private use.What Is A Gazebo?A gazebo is a freestanding structure with a ro
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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Pop Up Gazebo

31st Oct 2023

Choosing the right gazebo can be a tricky decision. With so many options and price points you can be left confused, but fear not: this handy guide is here to help you make the right choice.What Is a Pop Up Gazebo?A pop up gazebo is a collapsible shelter that folds down to a compact, portable size. Also referred to as a frame tent or mini marquee, gazebos come in all different sizes, colours and shapes, usually depending on their purpose.These handy shelters are great in a variety of weather cond
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Tips for creating the perfect Santa’s Grotto

27th Oct 2023

Are you running a Christmas Santa's Grotto this year? With hundreds of grotto's now appearing across the UK, it is essential to put on a good show to attract as many visitors as possible. Here are some top tips to ensure your festive event runs like clockwork.Why Are Santa’s Grottos So Popular?Santa’s Grottos have long been a beloved tradition around the holiday season, even at the best Christmas markets. They enchant children and adults alike with a magical environment where dreams and holid
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5 Unique Ideas For Your Christmas Market

12th Oct 2023

As the holiday season approaches, one of the most enchanting attractions of this time is undoubtedly the Christmas market - a place where the spirit of Christmas comes alive in every corner, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. But in a world where Christmas markets are a cherished tradition, how can you make yours stand out?In this guide, you’ll find a bunch of unique ideas aimed at Christmas market event organisers and stall holders, destined to sprinkle an extra layer of wonder and joy to th
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How To Attach Gazebo Side Panels - Step By Step Guide

9th Oct 2023

Learn how to securely attach side panels to your gazebo using this detailed guide. Specifically tailored to TFH Gazebos’ design specifications, you’ll learn all you need to know about gazebo side panels and how to attach them securely.The Purpose Of Side PanelsGazebo side panels play a crucial role in enhancing the functionality and versatility of your gazebo. Their primary purpose is to offer a protective barrier against poor weather, ensuring that the interior of the gazebo remains comfortable
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How To Protect Your Gazebo In Winter

5th Oct 2023

Winter can be harsh on our outdoor spaces, and gazebos are no exception. Ensuring your gazebo is well-protected against the frosty temperatures and wet conditions is crucial for its longevity and overall maintenance!In this blog, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to protect your gazebo during the winter months, ensuring it’s ready and at its best for the spring and summer ahead.Pre-Winter Preparations for Your GazeboPreparing your gazebo for winter is a pivotal step to ensure it remai
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How To Keep Your Gazebo Warm During Colder Weather

2nd Oct 2023

Winter is just around the corner, bringing with it chilly days and colder nights. But just because the temperature is dropping, doesn't mean your gazebo has to be off-limits!Turning your pop up gazebo into a warm and inviting space during the colder seasons is entirely possible with some clever tactics and helpful tools. This blog will guide you through practical and effective ways to keep your gazebo warm and cosy, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space even when it's frosty outside.How Hard
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How To Decorate Your Gazebo & Create An Eye-Catching Setup

30th Sep 2023

If you’re lucky enough to host or attend an event in the great outdoors, a pop-up gazebo can be the perfect setup for a garden party, a great way to attract people over at events and an ideal way to protect against any unpredictable weather changes that may occur.Creating a basic stall or setup is perfectly fit for purpose, but if you take the time to go the extra mile and pimp your gazebo with decorations and accessories, you can create an amazing eye-catching scene that will impress at a
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How To Stay Safe When Working Outdoors

19th Sep 2023

If you find yourself working outdoors, whether it's a one-time event or an everyday gig, safety should always be at the forefront. This guide shares the lowdown on staying safe while you're working outdoors.Understanding The Risks Of Outdoor WorkWorking outdoors opens you up to a whole slew of risks that you wouldn't typically encounter in an indoor setting. Understanding these risks isn't about doom and gloom; it's about equipping yourself with the right knowledge to navigate them safely. Here'
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How to Make Your Market Stall Stand Out at Christmas

17th Sep 2023

Christmas is the most profitable period for the retail sector, especially for market traders looking to boost their revenue. Some of the most lucrative sales opportunities for SMEs at this time of the year lie at one of the UK's many Christmas markets — a sector that's worth £500 million annually (LGA). However, even if you can't attend one of these events, there is plenty of trade to capitalise on by making your regular stall as festive as possible, so it really stands out.In this post, we'r
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Can Gazebos Be Used In The Rain? Gazebo Maintenance Advice

13th Sep 2023

Gazebos come in various shapes, sizes, and materials, all of which affect how they stand up to the rain. In this guide, we’ll dig into the nitty-gritty of using and maintaining gazebos in wet conditions.Understanding Gazebo Types & Their Weather ResistanceHardtop GazebosHardtop gazebos are generally the most weather-resistant. They usually have a metal frame and a durable roof made from polycarbonate or metal. The roof is designed to withstand heavy rain and even snow. If you live in a wet c
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Aluminium vs Stainless Steel Gazebos - Which Is Better?

12th Sep 2023

The choice between an aluminium and a stainless steel gazebo can be tricky. We're diving deep to compare these two heavyweights so you can make an informed decision without any fuss.Understanding The BasicsWhat Are Aluminium Gazebos?Aluminium gazebos consist mainly of aluminium alloy. This material is popular in the aerospace industry because it’s light but still reasonably sturdy. In the gazebo world, aluminium is the go-to for anyone who wants a hassle-free setup. These gazebos usually come wi
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How To Put Up A Pop up Gazebo

Posted by Anastasia Borowski on 7th Sep 2023

Putting up and taking down your pop-up gazebo is a simple and straightforward process. We always advise that at least two people work together in order to assemble the pop-up gazebo.Items Needed To Set Up Your Pop Up GazeboTo ensure your gazebo is correctly and safely put up, you will require all parts provided in your package:The gazebo frameThe gazebo roof coverStakes to secure the structure onto soft groundGazebo leg weights or sandbags to keep your tent grounded on hard standingsAny addit
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How To Strengthen & Secure Your Pop Up Gazebo

4th Sep 2023

So, you've decided to invest in a pop up gazebo. Great choice! Whether you’re hosting a garden BBQ or setting up for a weekend market, pop up gazebos offer flexibility, convenience, and, with the right steps, ample durability. But, before you jump into your festivities or business operations, it's crucial to strengthen and secure your new structure.In this guide, we'll break down everything you need to know about strengthening and securing your pop up gazebo.Why Do I Need To Strengthen & Sec
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How To Continue Filming During Bad Weather

1st Sep 2023

Film directors and producers are taking advantage of the UK’s impressive landscape and architecture more than ever before. But, one of the many challenges film directors and producers face is the UK’s famously unpredictable weather. As an example, this average rainfall data shows that last year's annual rainfall in the UK was 1320 mm, with the majority of it falling in the Summer and Autumn months.Scouting the best locations for filming is hard work at the best of times; requiring lots of tim
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10 Ways To Weigh Your Pop Up Gazebo Down

31st Aug 2023

Gazebos, particularly the lightweight or portable types, can easily tip over or get blown away by strong winds.This guide delves into various methods to weigh your gazebo down, helping it remain stable during harsh weather conditions and preventing the gazebo sides from flapping incessantly in the wind.Why Do I Need To Weigh My Gazebo Down?The lightweight design and large surface area of pop up gazebos make them vulnerable to winds, leading to instability or even severe accidents. Knowing how to
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Expert Tips on How to Store Your Gazebo in Winter

29th Aug 2023

The weather is turning! As we roll into winter, with the days growing colder and shorter, it’s time to pack up our gazebos and head inside.For those of you who only use your gazebo for garden parties and events in the summer months, it’s important to ensure that you pack up your pop up gazebos and shelters correctly and store them well in order to give your equipment a longer life.Traders, market stall vendors and event workers may find that this equipment is needed year round and therefore, alt
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How To Set Up An Inviting Market Stall

24th Aug 2023

The bustling marketplace is a feast for the senses. Sounds of enthusiastic chatter, the scent of fresh produce, and colourful sights of a variety of items, all converge into a lively dance of commerce. At the heart of this dance are the market stalls - each a unique world offering an array of goods and experiences.If you're a market stall trader, setting up your stall to be inviting and attractive is crucial. A well-designed market stall can draw in more customers, boost your sales, and signific
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Expert Tips on Styling Your Pop-up Marquee

23rd Aug 2023

Planning a big party or wedding and wondering how you can style your pop up gazebo or gazebo? We’ve put together a list of our expert tips on how to decorate marquees for any event and included all the equipment not to forget.Understanding Your Marquee's Purpose & SettingWhat Type Of Event Is It Being Used For?Your marquee's style should mirror the essence of the event. For weddings, soft lighting and romantic décor may be perfect, while corporate events may call for a more polished, slee
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What Size Gazebo Do I Need? Choosing The Perfect Size

17th Aug 2023

Choosing the perfect gazebo for your garden or outdoor space can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to determining the right size. While the look and style of the gazebo play a significant role, the size of the structure is just as crucial. In this guide, we will take you through the important factors to consider when choosing a gazebo and provide a comprehensive understanding of what size gazebo you may need.Understanding Different Gazebo Sizes This chart presents an array of g
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Can A Gazebo Be Left Up All Year?

10th Aug 2023

Gazebos have long served as charming and functional additions to gardens, patios, and other outdoor spaces. They provide shade, a place to relax, and a focal point for outdoor design. But a question often arises among new and potential gazebo owners - can a gazebo be left up all year?In this guide, we will delve into this topic, examining various types of gazebos, their resilience against different environmental factors, and practical considerations if you intend to keep your gazebo up throughou
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Summer BBQs and Festivals – Perfect Uses For Your Pop Up Gazebo

1st Jun 2023

Whether you decide to attend a local festival in the forthcoming weeks or plan to throw a garden party or BBQ over a warm bank holiday weekend, we know that the British weather isn’t very reliable. That’s why it’s super important to plan for all types of weather, no matter the season, when hosting a summer BBQ or attending a festival. This is where a pop up gazebo can help.In this guide, we’ll go through how to make the most of your pop up gazebo during the warmer months, particularly when ho
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Coronation Party Tips

Posted by Anastasia Borowski on 25th Apr 2023

CORONATION PARTY TIPS   On the 6th of May 2023, the new King Charles will be crowned in Westminster Abbey, London. Monday the 8th is an extra bank holiday which spreads the celebrations over a long weekend. This significant historical and ceremonial event will be celebrated in homes and streets across the country.  Whether you’re attending your very own street party or hosting in your garden, a pop up gazebo can help you bring your event together, providing a focal po
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Tips For Choosing The Best Event For Your Brand

Posted by Anastasia Borowski on 14th Nov 2022

If you are new to the world of trade shows and events, it can be challenging to know where to begin. Events can provide amazing sales opportunities and enhance the growth of your business. It is important to choose the right event for your brand in order to optimise your success. Here are our top tips for choosing the best event to help you with your decision Research Your Audience The most important thing to consider when choosing an event is the potential audience you will enco
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How to Host A Charity Great British Bake Off (Despite the Weather)

9th Jun 2022

If you’re one of the millions of baking obsessives who settles down to watch Great British Bake Off every week, you might be looking for a way to share your passion with your fellow fans. And, what better way of doing just that than by hosting your own charity baking competition? If you’re going to do your baking event justice, you need to hold it in its traditional surroundings - outdoors. This way, you can invite neighbouring businesses to take part, as well as get the public involved, ensu
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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Business Events to Exhibit at in 2020

3rd Jan 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, its highly likely that your business will be focusing on the New Year, particularly how you will promote yourself in 2020. And, a big part of this will be planning which events you are going to attend over the next 12 months. With over 1.3 million business events held every year in the UK (Eventbrite), there's certainly a lot of choice for your company. However, with so many possibilities, it can also be a bit of a challenge to narrow down the best option
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TFH Gazebos celebrates its 10 year anniversary!

16th Nov 2018

It is with great pride that TFH Gazebos celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year. The company was formed in November, 2008, and takes its name from the director’s children – Teddy, Frankie and Harry. As a family run business, our heart has always been in everything we do, ensuring that we always go above and beyond. Our company started in a small home office and has developed through the years with the help of all of our customers, into a successful business with warehousing and of
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TFH Gazebos working with Hoxton Street Market – one year on

21st Dec 2017

At TFH Gazebos, we have many years of experience supporting the UK market trade, both locally, and nationally. For the past year, we’re proud to be have been working alongside  Hackney Council on the expansion of the popular Hoxton Street Market. Established in 1687, the market is a classic East End experience, and just a short stroll from trendy Shoreditch, renowned for its fashionable clubs and bars. The market has played a key role in building a strong local communi
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The Big Freeze: Preparing your outdoor event for the British Winter

8th Dec 2017

As the UK is set to be hit by snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures this winter, it’s important that market traders and outdoor event organisers, especially in the lead up to Christmas, are fully prepared to embrace the colder weather. Even when snow does fall, it doesn’t necessarily mean an outdoor event is a write-off – with a bit of planning and preparation you can still have fun.. Here are our top tips for ensuring that bad weather doesn’t ruin the occasion.
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A Trick or a Treat? Promotional Ideas for Halloween

26th Oct 2017

Seasonal marketing is a fantastic way to keep generating interest in your brand from one holiday to the next. And October is no exception. Consumer spending in the UK on Halloween continues to rise, with more people buying into the event than ever before. It is now the third most popular festival behind Christmas and Easter, with Mintel forecasting that Britons will spend a record £320m celebrating the spooky occasion this year. 46% of consumers spent money on the ev
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Quick Guide for Exhibitors at the Essex Craft and Design Show this Autumn

7th Sep 2017

The  Essex Craft and Design Show is returning once more to  ressing Temple Barn this autumn. The two-day event, happening on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, will be showcasing photography, ceramics, textiles, fine art, jewellery, glass and many other contemporary crafts. This will be its tenth year at Cressing, and therefore a great opportunity for artists, craft makers and designers to promote and sell their work to the public. For visitors, it is also a chance
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Is Your Gazebo Ready For The Summer?

4th Aug 2017

The summer is probably the key time of the year when you will make the most of your  pop up gazebo, however with the longer days and drier weather conditions, it is also a great opportunity to check that your gazebo is in a good state of repair. While a gazebo does not require a lot of care and maintenance, it is exposed to the elements all day and so does need some basic attention which will ultimately help extend the life of your equipment. Here is our checklist for looking a
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Celebrate Wimbledon fortnight with the perfect outdoor party

6th Jul 2017

For many the highlight of the British summer is watching the  Wimbledon tennis tournament, which will be taking place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club from 3rd – 16th July. Here’s all you need to know about the prestigious sporting event, which in 2017 is celebrating its 140th year, as well as tips as to how you can join in the celebrations with your family and friends at home.. When do the important matches take place? The Ladies’ Singles final an
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