Giant, linkable tipis were introduced to the UK rental market in 2005. They are used widely for weddings, parties and festivals, and increasingly for smaller scale corporate events.

Their natural timber and canvas construction, aesthetics, and quirky possibilities have quickly established them as an interesting alternative. All manner of interesting shapes can be created by linking the tents in different configurations to meet the requirements of individual events.

To the untrained eye, they may appear to be simply a “bunch of sticks and canvas”, but there is much more to them than that. The need to have full structural calculations, flame retardant fabrics and competent build crews is the same with these tents, as with any other. MUTA members are obliged to have all three to operate.