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  • Writer's pictureAdam Sawyer

Fire Retardant Spraying For Marquees

Updated: Dec 16, 2023

What is the fire standard for marquees?

BS 7837:1996 - Specification for flammability performance for textiles used in the construction of marquees and similar textile structures is a British Standard that specifies requirements for the flammability performance of textiles used in the construction of marquees and similar structures. This standard covers a wide range of textile materials, including fabrics, ropes, and webbing, that are used in the construction of these structures.

What kind of marquees require fire resistance?

Marquees used for public events such as festivals, concerts, or trade exhibitions are normally required to be fire proof. Fire resistant marquees are often built of flame retardant materials that give heat and flame protection.

Can a marquee be sprayed with fire retardant?

Yes, a marquee can be sprayed with a fire retardant that is specially formulated and tested for this purpose. This is especially important if the marquee is going to be used in an area with a high risk of fire.

However, it should be noted that the marquee must not have a waterproof coating. The fire retardant must be able to penetrate the material.

A case study

The client was preparing for the Glastonbury summer festival, and they realised that the stall they had chosen needed to be fire-resistant. Therefore, they sent it to us so that we could treat it with a specialised, weather-resistant fire retardant.

BS 7837:1996 for Marquees

How to get your marquee made fire retardant

To make your marquee fire-resistant, you may want to consider hiring a fire retardant spraying specialist to apply the appropriate product.

Our marquee fire retardant spraying services

For expert assistance with fire retardant spraying for marquees, we invite you to get in touch with us. Our team of experienced professionals is here to provide guidance, advice, and customized quotes based on your specific needs.

  1. Call us at 07970 522475 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members, who can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.

  2. Email us at for inquiries or to request a quote.

  3. Visit our website at to learn more about our fire retardant spraying services and how we can help protect your marquees.

Get Your Quote:

For a tailored quote, please fill out the "Get Your Quote" form on our website, and provide the necessary details about the marquee you need treated. We'll get back to you with an accurate estimate for your project.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with fireproofing your marquee. Our team at Fireproofing is committed to ensuring the safety and compliance of your venue through top-quality flame retardant services.


About the Author: Adam Sawyer

Adam is an industry expert with over 35 years of experience in textile care and fire retardant treatments. He is the founder of Fireproofing, a company specializing in fire retardant spraying and application services for curtains, fabrics, upholstery, wood, and more. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, Adam has built lasting relationships with clients and established a reputation for excellence in the field. To learn more about Adam and Fireproofing, visit About Us & Our Expert.




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