Hello, my name is Anji and with the help of my business partner Carl, we set up The Tipi and Bell Tent Hire Company nine years ago.
I have always respected the way of life of The North American Indian and his philosophy. The North American Indian realises that Mother Earth is a living entity deserving protection and love, never to be abused or mis-used, we should take care of our planet, have generosity rather than greed, have respect for our brothers, sisters and every animal that walks upon the earth.
How far away most of us now live from this way of life!!
My interest is focused mainly on the Sioux Tipi. It is roomy, well ventilated, sturdy, cheerful and cosy. It will stand up to the harshest of weather conditions and we will never improve on the design. I hope to offer you the chance to experience this nomadic, practical, magical way of living and enjoy the best of all movable shelters, The North American Sioux Indian Tipi.
As The Tipi Hire Company has grown our customers have asked for tents to sleep their family and friends in..we responded and the Bell Tent Company was born. We now have over 450 bell tents in all different sizes and can sleep up to 2000 people. Our customers then asked us if we could offer a marquee style tent to hold informal and formal events...I am happy to announce that The Stretch Tent Company will be offering their beautiful stretch tents as from 2017.
Also new for 2016/2017 is The Bell Tent Shop. We now sell our bell tents online at www.thebelltentshop.co.uk
We know our tents and only rent the best quality bell tents on the market..you can now buy our bell tents and be happy in the knowledge that your tent will give you years of enjoyment!
I like to the escape the UK winters and go to India where I ride my Enfield Bullet motorbike sourcing textiles for our tipis and bell tents.
We are based in Solihull, West Midlands and have a great team of lads who work seven days a week during our season. They work incredibly hard and will always arrive with smiles on their faces... Our aim is to introduce people to the unique experience of Tipi living and bell tent living either short-term or long-term living! Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
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Terms of Trading
The Tipi and Bell Tent Hire Company are a professional Tipi and Bell Tent Hire Company. We have a Health and safety Policy, Public Liability Insurance and a Full Comprehensive Risk Assessment has been carried out. These Terms and Conditions are your agreement with The Tipi Hire Company. Upon Confirmation of a booking you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Hire.
Equipment is defined as the tipi/bell tent and all its furnishings
The Tipi Hire Company will provide the hirer with a confirmation of booking within five working days of the receipt of the clients deposit and booking form.
The Tipi Hire Company will deliver and erect the agreed equipment, to the agreed address, on the agreed delivery date and time agreed between hirer and client. If The Tipi Hire Company are excessively busy the delivery time may be changed in agreement with the hirer.
We endeavour to use memory foam mattresses at all times, however during extremely busy periods we may substitute these for inflatable mattresses.
The Tipi Hire Company will dismantle and remove the equipment from the site on the agreed date and time as agreed by between the hirer and The Tipi Hire Company.
The Tipi Hire Company will provide equipment that is in good working order.
Conditions of Hire
The hirer accepts full responsibility for the safety of the tipi/bell tent equipment and the safety of any person who makes use of the tipi/bell tent for the duration of the hire period. The hirer is responsible for the safety and security of the tipi/bell tent from the date of the tipi/bell tent installation to their removal from the site.
Cats/Dogs or any other animals are not permitted inside the tipi/bell tent.
The hirer will take all reasonable steps to make sure that the equipment is not at any time altered or interfered with.
Any damage/theft caused to the tipi/bell tents and its equipment and furnishings will be solely the clients fault and will be invoiced for the damaged caused.
The hirer takes full responsibility for the actions of third parties that cause safety issues or fire risks and consequences that result from such risks.
Any fire or barbecue or fire bowl must be situated at least 15 feet away from the tipi/bell tent and must be extinguished when un-attended.
No smoking inside the tipis or bell tents.
The hirer will book a pitch that is accessible for The Tipi Hire Company to access their vehicles and erect the tents. If The Tipi Hire Company are given false information regarding the site and cannot access it the contract may be terminated.
The grass should be cut short and no overhanging trees should be above the pitch site.
No fires, cigarettes, candles or any cooking equipment are allowed inside the tipi/bell tents. The tipis are fitted with rain catchers which will stop any smoke from escaping from the tent causing a smoke filled tipi
All doors should be closed and secured when the hirer leaves the tipi/Bell tent.
The equipment remains the sole property of The Tipi Hire Company at all times and the hirer is prohibited from hiring, selling or parting possession from the equipment for the duration of the hire period.
The tipis supplied have an opening at the top that can be adjusted to reduce the amount of rain that enters the tipi. We will supply each tipi with a rain catcher to reduce any risk of water entering the tipi. However, rain may still be able to enter and you may experience the odd drip inside the tipi.
In adverse weather the tipis and bell tents may leak. The bell tents have vents, windows and zips which in torrential rain may let in some water.
Whilst The Tipi Hire Company will always do its best to ensure that you enjoy the use of the tipi/bell tent, The Tipi Hire Company cannot be held responsible for bad weather or acts of God. If we are unable to pitch due to flooding an alternative date will be offered.
When you vacate the tipi or tent please close the doors.
The Tipi/bell tent is not to be used in excessive wind speeds and should be evacuated if this is the case. Refunds will not be given but an alternative date will be offered.
A deposit is required to secure the tipi/bell tent booking and must be received no later than 7 days after the booking is made. If the deposit is not received within the given time the tipi/tent may be booked by another party. If more time is needed to pay the deposit then please make me aware of this.
If, due to unforseen circumstances, cancellation is necessary, the following conditions apply:-
Cancellations made 30 - 20 days before start of the event - 50% refund of the deposit or an alternative date will be offered.
No refund will be made if the booking is cancelled 19 days or less from the agreed Start date of the event or the client(s) is unable to attend the event for whatever reason.
We must receive the cancellation notice in writing on the day the event is cancelled.
In the event of The Tipi Hire Company being unable to provide the service due to cancellation of the festival/event through no fault of our own, for example due to weather, flooding, terrorist activities, or other causes outside the control of The Tipi Hire Company the same cancellation policies will apply.
Clients are expected to take out their own insurance against such possibilities.
If the booking is made within 14 days of the event taking place we require full payment upon booking.
A cheque, bacs payment or paypal payment for 50% is required to secure the booking. The remainder is due on or before delivery. Our signed booking form must be completed and returned to us along with your deposit.
If a booking form is not signed and returned with all the relevant information regarding site access etc. we reserve the right to erect the tents or not.
If paypal is your preferred method of payment please note you will be charged the paypal fee.