marquee weight Hire

Block Aid can provide ballast for any temporary structure, from pop-ups and gazebos right up to temporary warehouses.


Ballast blocks for your marquees and temporary structures, with flexible delivery options

Features & Benefits


Our unique range of equipment means we can deliver our marquee weights almost anywhere - on any terrain.


Click here to see a list of block sizes available to secure your marquee or temporary structure.


Frequently asked questions about our marquee weights, fencing, delivery and related services.

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See our marquee weights in action below! We have completed hundreds of projects across the UK.

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From a single block to a national event, you can rely on our experience and facilities to deliver anywhere in the UK.


Marquee Weights - Sizes & Specifications (in mm)

Depending on the size of your marquee or temporary structure, any suitable combination of the blocks below can be used to secure it.

50KG - 350 x 350 x 175mm

1500KG - 1750 x 500 x 750mm

100KG - 800 x 265 x 250mm

2250KG - 2500 x 500 x 750mm (RDB MK1)

200KG - 800 x 350 x 350mm

2400KG - 3000 x 450 x 750mm (RDB MK2)

500KG - 800 x 440 x 650mm

3000KG - 1300 x 1000 x 1000mm

1000KG - 1170 x 500 x 750mm

5000KG - 4250 x 700 x 750mm (RDB XL)

1000KG - 1000 x 1000 x 500mm (Multi Block)


The amount of weight needed to hold down a marquee is dependent on the size of the marquee itself, as larger marquees have a larger surface area for the wind to act upon, and so require more weight to keep them safe. 

This question is one of the most commonly asked questions and unfortunately it is not one we are able to answer. Due to the many variables between structures, terrain, weather conditions etc. you will need to speak to the manufacturer of your product for their recommended ‘safe weight per leg’ calculations and take the location and forecast weather into consideration too.

Alternatively you can seek advice from a structural engineer.

We offer a fast and reliable delivery service, day and night. Please contact us for more information.

If the customer can unload the vehicle at site, we can deliver a maximum weight of 27,000 KG on a single artic lorry. This equates to approximately:

  • 135 x 200KG ballast blocks
  • 54 x 500KG ballast blocks
  • 27 x 1000KG ballast blocks

If Block Aid unload the blocks at site we can carry 22,000 KG, which equates to approximately:

  • 110 x 200KG ballast blocks
  • 44 x 500KG ballast blocks
  • 22 x 1000KG ballast blocks

This load may be reduced if the HIAB or a JCB is required. 

Our driver will supply you with one of our specially made pump trucks to move the ballast blocks into their final positions.

Yes! We can supply black or white covers for our blocks from the 100kg size through to and including the 1000kg ballast block. We also have white covers for our 1000kg Kentledge Multi block.

Yes, we can supply black or white straps, which are 3 metres long.

Weights will be collected from the point of delivery at the end of the hire period.