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Retractable barrier hire for stadiums, venues & events

February 16, 2022

Retractable barrier hire for stadiums, venues & events

Retractable barriers are those temporary barriers that you often see at airports when you are checking in at a busy desk - they are the barriers which snake people around as part of the queue management system in the terminal building.  Whilst not 'barriers' in the true sense of the word, retractable barriers are there to guide people to where you want them to go.

As a result, retractable barrier hire is always in demand in the event and hospitality sector, simply due to the fact that they can be used in a huge number of different venues.

We've already mentioned queue management at airports, but what about queue management at cafes in a busy exhibition centre such as ExCeL, for instance, a festival site or an arena Christmas party where you are expecting numerous guests to be arriving around the same time. 

Stretch barriers are also useful for sectioning off certain areas where you don't want people to go.  Maybe you're showing a new car at a motor show or other similar event.  Again, guidance is good!

And for stadiums, as in the image above, temporary barrier hire is good for keeping people off the pitch before the match.

Retractable barriers are also known as stretch barriers within the industry.  There's also a particular brand of stretch barrier known as the Tensabarrier which are great quality stretch barriers and seen across the industry. 

These stretch barriers work by having a reel of canvas material inside the head of each barrier which, literally, stretches out when pulled, and the end of the canvas material simply slots into the head of the adjacent barrier.  The canvas is normally around 2m in length, and so it's relatively easy to calculate how many barriers you need to cover a certain length of run.

Whether you know them as stretch barriers, retractable barriers or Tensabarriers, there's no doubt that you can hire the temporary stretch barriers you need right here at Event Hire UK.  We have black barriers with black webbing, and chrome barriers with blue webbing, and so choose the best one to suit your specific event.

One word of advice, though - stretch barriers are always popular throughout the year due to their versatility, and so if you are going to be needing some, always place your order as far in advance as possible.  After all, it's always easier to tinker with an existing order nearer the time rather than leave everything until the last minute.

Don't hesitate to browse and place your secure order online 24/7 and put your faith in the hands of the nationwide equipment hire specialists at Event Hire UK - you won't be disappointed!

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