An association run by members, for members
Dedicated to marquees, tents and structures
Raising industry standards since 1919
MUTA
An association run by members, for members
MUTA
Dedicated to marquees, tents and structures
MUTA
Raising industry standards since 1919
Why use a MUTA member

Members Why use a MUTA member?

MUTA is only interested in having the best companies as members. It is your assurance of the highest standards of quality, workmanship, service and professionalism. Before joining MUTA prospective members must undergo a strict application process.

Our members sign up to a code of practice requiring them to be legal, decent, honest and truthful. They are obliged to check all their own work, and to maintain adequate insurance. Hirer members must follow MUTA’s industry leading Best Practice Guide and are audited to ensure that they do. 

Temporary structure types

Structures Marquees, tents and structures

Traditional

Traditional marquees go under a number of names, pole tents, soft tops, (not to be confused with big tops or circus tents), or guyed marquees.

Traditional
Traditional

Giant structure

Generally defined as large span aluminium frame or tensioned pole tents that are in excess of 25m wide. These are considered specialist structures.

Giant structure
Giant structure

Stretch tent

Funky shapes in a wide variety of colours characterise stretch tents which use a special technical fabric that is stretchy but also provides structural stability.

Stretch tent
Stretch tent

Inflatable tent

Inflatable tents use air to support the structure. Primarily used in the corporate market, they are highly customisable and capable of being branded.

Inflatable tent
Inflatable tent

Saddlespan

Some people describe a Saddlespan tent as looking like a pringle crisp. They are available in different sizes and can be linked in a variety of ways.

Saddlespan
Saddlespan

Frame marquee

Where a semi rigid frame provides the structural stability, mostly use synthetic fabrics as a covering to avoid problems created by shrinkage.

Frame marquee
Frame marquee

Nordic tipi

Giant, linkable Nordic tipis were introduced to the UK rental market in 2005. They are used widely for weddings, parties and festivals.

Nordic tipi
Nordic tipi

Multi-deck

Multi-deck structures can be either double, triple or quad level structures. The top floor is of a standard clear span aluminium frame design.

Multi-deck
Multi-deck
Become a member

Join Become a member

With a history stretching back over a century, MUTA is the UK’s only trade association dedicated to the marquee, tent and structure industry. We support members with expert guidance, training, support and knowledge while representing their interests and that of the wider industry.

Benefits Member benefits

MUTA offers a library member-only documentation including up to date terms and conditions of hire and pro-forma templates. Membership means saving money too – from preferential rates on products and services – to discounted training courses. There are over 100 member benefits to take advantage of.

Feedback from members

Feedback Membership really does matters

Our clients are reassured by the fact we adopt industry best practices, which are audited and assessed by MUTA. In turn we are safe in the knowledge that we are providing the highest quality of service.

Jo Bastien | World Inspired Tents

Being a MUTA member enables us to keep up to date with industry developments, standards and regulations. It has enabled us to foster new contacts and forge friendships. MUTA has been invaluable to us.

Robert Carter | J&J Carter

We’ve been a member of MUTA for several years and it has helped us improve our health & safety procedures and documentation as well as maintaining good working practices. They’re always on hand if we need any support.

Chris Boardley | Anglia Coastal Marquees
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