Nothing makes a VIP section stand out better than these red ropes for hire. Pairs perfectly with red carpets for VIP events
Price for Standard 3 Day Hire
Extended hire available for
£0.90 per extra day up to day 7
£0.68 per extra day up to day 28
£0.45 per extra day after that.
FREE Minor Damage Waiver
Optional cleaning service available
Delivery from £20.00 depending on date and postcode
All prices exclude VAT
Is your event for VIPs? Do you need to mark off a section of space? These red ropes work well with our chrome posts to do just that. The ropes come with chrome ends and have a soft textured feel. They can be attached to a wall or post.
How do I work out how much barrier hire I need?
While easy to set up, knowing how many ropes and posts needed is a little bit more of an art form. For a straight line, there is always one more post needed than ropes; more complex arrangements will differ and it’s always worth drawing out first to make sure you’ve got it right. Sizing is important to understand too; while ropes are 1.5m long it’s de rigueur to allow them to “sag” a little, so you should allow 1.2m for each rope.
Tensabarriers are a bit easier to deal with. They come with a post and one stretchy piece of fabric which recoils into the post when not clipped to another post. Simply measure the distance needed to block off, and divide by 2m to get the number of posts needed. Up to three posts can be attached to one tensabarrier post, allowing multiple sections to be created easily.
Picket fences are 6ft (1.83m) long and do not interconnect. They're designed more for decorative purposes than security, and as such one should allow for a little bit of space between them. To work out how many picket fences are needed, simply take the dimensions of the space that you wish to encircle and divided by 2m for each picket fence, remembering to leave a bigger gap for your entrance / exit.
What kinds of barrier hire does Expo Hire Bristol & Avon offer?
We offer three main types of barrier hire for use at events and occasions in Bristol and the surrounding area. These consist of barrier ropes and posts, tensabarriers and picket fences.
In our experience, ropes and posts are most often used when a VIP section needs to be created at an event; for example the classic red carpet entrance. While the ropes and posts work as a means of delineating space, they are for decorative value only and can't be used as any kind of security.
We offer rope barrier hire in a multitude of colours, as well as both chrome and gold-coloured metal posts. Ropes have a clip at each end to allow them to be attached to posts. These clips can also be in chrome and gold-coloured configurations.
Tensabarriers are often used to create queuing areas as they are easy to move and clip into place. The posts each contain a 2m retractable tape with a clip on the end, which can be attached to another tensabarrier or a wall-mounted clip. Each post has space to accept three tensabarrier clips, making it possible to link multiple tensabarriers to one point to create more complex queueing space if required.
Our picket fences for hire are a great decorative way of sectioning space into areas and in our experience are particularly useful for big outdoor festivals and exhibitions. Our fences are painted white and are free-standing in supplied “feet” but cannot be linked to each other.
How does delivery of barrier hire work?
It’s easier than ever to find out the delivery and collection costs to and from your venue for event hire. Tap the Expo Hire Bristol & Avon logo from any page on the website to be taken to the homepage where you will find our carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and not only will it tell you what the carriage cost is to that venue but also which of our websites is closest so that you don’t pay any more than you should.
You’ll also find a list of all our possible extra surcharges on that page. If applicable, these are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed your delivery address along with dates of delivery and collection. They’re itemised in full before you make payment so that there are no nasty surprises, and you know exactly what you are paying for.
Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply tap the link in the automated text we send you and you can find out where they are - no need to call for updates.
Chrome / Velour
Wall or Post (hired separately)
Recommended length allowance (including "sag")
What is the price including VAT?
This item is subject to 20% VAT and therefore you will pay
each for a standard 3 day hire at checkout.
As primarily a
business-to-business supplier we advertise our prices ex-VAT as
most businesses will be able to
reclaim the VAT amount.
Do you offer discounts for if the item is hired for less than 3 Days?
No. We recommend a minimum hire period of 3 days to provide
enough time for set-up and break-down of your event, and to make sure that problems such as traffic or
adverse weather conditions do not impact on your event. If you want to hire for a shorter period than this
then we cannot offer a discount.
Do you offer discounts for Long Term Hire?
Yes, after the standard hire perion of 3 Days you will be charged
£0.90 per extra day up to day 7,
£0.68 per extra day up to day 28
and £0.45 per extra day after that.
How much security deposit do you charge?
Nothing! Unlike most of our competitors, rather than charging a large
deposit, we provide a FREE 'minor deposit waiver' scheme to
cover minor damage and loss. Excessive or negligent damage and
loss will be invoiced at 10 times the standard hire price of
the relevant items. Please read our terms and conditions for
How much do you charge for delivery?
There is a minimum charge of £20.00 for a distance up to 10 miles each way.
After that we charge £1.00 per mile each way
and an additional £20.00 for each journey on a weekend or bank holiday.
We calculate the distance using driving directions from our local base to your event postcode, so it is important that you provide the correct delivery address at checkout.
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online, from checking stock and availability, getting a full quote
including delivery and collection charges through to placing an
order with the confidence that everything is confirmed as soon as we
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