Well summer has well and truly finally arrived and throughout the UK we are experiencing some good weather. Now’s the time to take full advantage and invite your friends round for a BBQ!
And why not make it that little bit different by erecting a marquee to give your BBQ a little more panache. We can erect a basic marquee that will form a lasting impression on all your friends and create a bit of envy! Make your BBQ extra special by adding a marquee and not only create a focal point for guests but a place to escape if the wind picks up, English summers are never too predictable after all.
Planning a BBQ
Below are some useful tips if you’re planning a BBQ party for friends and family and want to make it a success:
Choosing your BBQ location
It is important that you avoid windy spots, especially gaps between buildings because this can cause draughts. You should create plenty of space around the BBQ, keeping it away from plants, fences and buildings that may catch fire.
Make sure you plan well ahead, ideally one week before your BBQ party. It is recommended that you check the weather forecast in advance. Send out invites in order to build an idea of how many people will be attending and then you can prepare your shopping list. Make sure you have enough gas to cook with!
Being the perfect BBQ host
Keep bugs away by lighting citrus candles so your guests don’t get bitten. Make sure there is a suitable amount of comfortable seating available for your guests. In addition, make sure you have plenty of iced-water available for your guests to avoid dehydration.
Clean your BBQ equipment – cleaning your BBQ equipment doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If you have a charcoal grill, make sure you clean dirty ashes away from the previous season. For those with gas grills, these require relatively little maintenance. Turn your BBQ up to full power for 10 minutes, scraping away any charred remains with a wire brush.
Where do you keep your BBQ? Perhaps in the shed or an outhouse? Have you ever thought that you might not be covered if you were burgled for such an item? Now is the time to check your home insurance. If you own a BBQ of significant value it might be worth registering it as an individual item on your policy, or updating the contents value of your policy to take it into account.
We hope you find the above advice useful, and do not hesitate to contact us if you require a quote for a marquee. Our service is second to none and a marquee always helps a party, BBQ or get together go off that bit better.