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Gala Shade buyer's guide

Gazebo Buying Guide

Gala Tent has been manufacturing commercial quality gazebos with the Gala Tent™ trademark name for the last two decades. Our trademarks also include Gala Shade™, Pro MX™, Pro 40™ and Pro 50™. The Gala Shade has awards in patent design and technology, which have been achieved by concentrating on attention to detail and the continuous improvement of quality in each product. The Pro range also has a wide range of features and optional equipment, unrivalled by any of our competitors.

NEW Genetic Recently Upgraded Key Features

  • Smart heavy duty ‘quick release-clip’ allows rapid and straightforward leg height adjustment with 5 different height settings.
  • Seam-sealed 600d UV protected canopy delivers superb weather resistance with a Hydrostatic Head of 6000, no water will leak in!
  • Up to 2mm 6061/T6 aluminium weight-bearing frame, in pristine unspoiled polished silver to protect it against the elements.
  • The Pro range of gazebos comes complete with Heavy-duty wheelie storage bag with storage compartments for equipment
  • Advanced patent Spirotite bolts and profile aluminium joint technology
  • Sprung Loaded framework which sways rhythmically side to side in tune with the changing wind direction, stabilising the whole structure and taking strain from joints and fixings, providing unrivalled longevity of life span.
  • The canopy and side walls are Pro quality with 600d fabric and heavy-duty Velcro attaching the side walls to the canopy this improves the speed of erection and also provides a proud, taut looking structure.

Advanced Technology Explained

The Gala Tent™ range of Pro Gazebos also benefits from Patent designed joints and rhythmic framework that you can only buy from Gala Tent™. These enhance the speed and performance when erecting and dismantling your commercial gazebo. Our profile aluminium joints will not oxidise like our competitors who use cast aluminium. Our design has evolved to provide a smooth action, incorporating advanced technology and sculpted nylon inserts in every profile aluminium joint, which prevents metal-on-metal friction with added strength.

Gala Tent are the only company that produce the TRUE Pro™ Gazebo

When you design and manufacture the best, there will always be a cheap replica that claims to provide the same quality. As the best on the market, the Gala Shade Pro™ Range has been a target for imitators. However, due to Trademark law, copycat competitors cannot call their gazebo a Pro so rename them Extreme 40 or 50 or Express 40 or 50 or something similar, and measure the hexagonal or Box framework corner to corner to get 40/50/60mm. If you measure a Gala Shade Pro™ corner to corner you will get over 10mm gauge higher than any the imitation product, which is a huge difference in materials used to produce quality. And you will also find they are only manufacturing the leg pole in the alleged 40/50mm diameter and it's highly unlikely that the aluminium will be strong enough to be commercial quality. This means the rest of the all-important frame is usually no better than a domestic gazebo. Remember you can only buy a Pro™ Gazebo from Gala Tent™ as we own the trademark and Patents.

We have put this buying guide together to prove our intellectual property after a highly publicised IPO Tribunal case from competitors trying to steal our copyrights, Intellectual property and Trademark names. Basically, the named companies collaborated to try to have the Pro names removed from the IPO office of intellectual property to hoodwink consumers into buying their inferior product range.

If you didn’t hear about this story then here is the link Click Here

Don't buy a Gazebo from eBay

As if taking a risk with so-called reputable dealers was bad enough, you would also have to consider the risks involved with purchasing from eBay. If you are looking for a quality gazebo then just buy direct from Gala Tent, as eBay is now saturated with retailers operating from China, but posing as UK retailers Click Here To View.

And Here's a link to a recent press release Click Here outlining the issues

So which gazebo is right for you?

Gala Shade™ Pro MX Gazebo™

The Gala Shade Pro MX™ has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of not just the commercial market, but also the domestic market for personal use and garden parties. The Pro MX™ range is a fantastic choice for those wanting to use a gazebo several times a year for recreational and leisure activities. The Pro MX™ is also a perfect choice for exhibitions and trade events.

The Pro MX™ range has 1.2mm steel weight-bearing frame, powder-coated in silver to protect it against all elements. The frame has grey joints which gives the look of an aluminium frame at a glance that looks very elegant. The hard-wearing (hammer-tested) grey nylon joints match the colour scheme of the framework which provides a smooth sliding action.

Gala Shade™ Pro 40 Gazebo™

The Pro 40™ is Gala Tent's mid-range heavy-duty gazebo for commercial applications. The Pro 40™ range offers exceptional durability, strength, practicality and value for money. The Pro 40™ is a favourite for many of the Gala Tent customer database, as the framework is lightweight but is still extremely durable and dependable. The Pro 40™ is a great choice for exhibitors and traders alike, as it's the mid-range frame with a reasonable price to match.

The 6061/T6 aluminium leg poles and frame are 42mm in diameter and 2mm in depth: the hexagonal framework (42mm x 15mm) provides exceptional strength, with nylon profile joints and hammer tested colour-coordinated grey nylon sliders. This class of Nylon is used in engineering for replacing steel as a more effective hard-wearing solution, which has greater flex tolerance for uneven ground. The profile aluminium profile centre joints give the Pro-40 the ultimate stability. The material specification of the Gala Shade Pro 40™ indicates it is designed to last!

Gala Shade™ Pro 40 Gazebo™ Compact

Another new Designed & Built in Britain innovation from Gala Tent™ is the Gala Shade™ Pro-40™ Compact. This is a pop-up gazebo shelter that conveniently packs down small enough to fit into the boot of a small car or any vehicle where space is limited.

You Won’t Find a More Durable Safety Shade

The Gala Shade™ Pro-40™ is the Gala Tent™ mid-range heavy-duty gazebo for commercial applications.

The Gala Shade™ Pro 40™ Compact Gazebo is ideal for marketing companies, emergency services, market traders and exhibitors, and also great for recreational us such family BBQ or camping weekends. The Compact Shelter offers the ideal solution to companies and individuals with limited transport space and with a packed down size, the Gala Shade™ Pro 40™ Compact is the smallest commercial shelter currently available in today’s market.

Gala Shade™ Pro 50 Gazebo™

The Gala Shade™ Pro 50™ range is the most favourite among the commercial users and has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the professional market by utilising the highest quality materials available to date. The Pro 50™ boasts profile aluminium joints on all leg and centre poles, giving an unbeatable performance when it comes to heavy duty use. The Pro 50™ Gazebo is the ultimate choice for commercial users as it's the most heavy-duty structure in the range. The Pro 50™ is the go-to product for many of our larger customers including councils and markets, scout clubs and event hirers.

The true 6061/T6 aluminium leg poles and frame are 50mm in diameter and 2mm in depth: the hexagonal framework (50mm) provides exception strength, with aluminium profile joints and hammer tested colour coordinated grey nylon sliders.

This class of Nylon is used in engineering for replacing steel as a more effective hard-wearing solution, which has greater flex tolerance for uneven ground and our technology indicates that the Nylon fitting is the best component for the slider mechanism.

All canopies and sidewalls are extremely high quality with 600d fabric and heavy-duty Velcro attaching the sidewalls to the canopy which not only improves the speed of erection but it also gives it a professional and pleasing look.

All Gala Shade Pro Gazebo canopies and sidewalls are totally generic to the Gala Shade range, which means if you have a Pro MX™ with canopy and sidewalls and you have the option of buying a Pro 40™ or Pro 50™ framework later and your canopy sidewalls will still fit

Why Gala Tent Pro 50™ is the Best!

When aluminium and aluminium rub together there is friction, abrasion and oxidisation and in due course joints will fuse together. You see some of our competitor's customer using WD40 on their joints to erect their popup gazebo framework at events, even from new; this tells a story itself of an unsuccessful unfortunate design and cost cutting quality.

Never Beaten on Quality or Value for Money

The Gala Tent™ Pro range of gazebo is an affordable solution, and with prices starting at just £209.99 there is an option to suit all tastes and budgets, with a choice of four different frameworks. When buying a Gala Tent™, you are not only buying the product but you are also buying award winning customer care and after sales service.

First Class Service

From the very first point of contact, Gala Tent™ will always endeavour to communicate promptly and efficiently. Gala Tent™ will find out more about your needs to supply the right Pro Gazebo for you. Gala Tent™ always strive to solve the odd problem quickly and satisfactorily. Read reviews

Replacement Parts

All replacement parts for Gala Tent™ products are all available on a next working day delivery! Over the years, Gala Tent™ have had thousands of emails from distressed individuals searching for spare parts for their gazebo purchased from other suppliers, but unfortunately, we cannot assist. This could easily have been avoided if they had bought from Gala Tent™, as all spares can be purchased online.

Link to full range of Pro Gazebo spare parts

Quality Products

Everything from the zips to the framework are engineered to the highest standard. The material used by Gala Tent™ is guaranteed for up to five years, with some customers informing us that they had still been using their Pro Gazebos for up to ten years before having to purchase replacements.

Fire-rated Marquees

Gala Tent™ are fireproof rated to British Standard requirements – BS 5438 and BS 7837 after being tested rigorously by Intertek and certifications can be downloaded online.

Link to full range of fire certifications and instructions and care

Up to 3 Years Interest Free Finance

Gala Tent™ offer a Pay4Later finance scheme which enables you to receive your goods and pay for them in monthly instalments. All items are available on finance, the minimum order is £350. Apply here

Trusted Trademark

Gala Tent™ has gone to excessive lengths to produce the most durable multi-purpose structure in today's market. Gala Tent™ own full intellectual copyrights to all Gala Tent designs and has invested in The Gala Tent™ trademark to protect all special design features that only Gala Tent™ has.

Designed and Built in Britain

Gala Tent™ are the only manufacturers that not only design and build their own products but they also assemble and module to make a full structure in Britain. Making Gala Tent™ a British manufacturer and the IP and patent protected products are “Designed and Built in Britain” investing in the British workforce and economy.

Privacy Policy

When our sales team ask for your details such as your contact number, address and telephone number, rest assured that we do not give out or sell your details to any third party. With in-house GDPR practitioners, we ensure we comply fully with privacy regulations.

There are so many stories from individuals about buying a marquee which isn't fit for purpose from one of our competitors. Click here to find out more information to help you in these situations. We have also compiled a sample letter to help you return your goods, click here to download.

So, don't forget, it's not an event without a Gala Tent – a quality product designed in the UK and built to last.

Delivery Pricing

Gala Tent offer an unrivalled next-day delivery (if ordered before 4pm), delivery is free if you spend £100 or more.

Trusted Contact Centre

Gala Tent agents will never ask you to read out and compromise your credit card banking details over the phone, we use SOTpay which is a fully PCI DSS Compliant digital payment technology speak to us in confidence CALL NOW FREE 01709 242454


Many of our competitors are creating cheap clones of our gazebo range to try to take Gala's customer base. These clones are open imitations and aren't being passed off as fakes, with their Chinese suppliers manufacturing these rip-offs quite openly, and are surprisingly getting away with it.

Upon investigating the competitors products, we found the structures to be very cheap imitations with poor design and build. Competitors are using brittle, cast aluminium or PP plastic whereas Gala Tent use profile aluminium or nylon which offer a very advanced strength as shown in this video.

We have stopped many companies using our trademark names, some alarmingly were Chinese manufacturers posing as UK companies.

We carried out a case study, comparing our frames to competitors frames. Simple click here to view the Pro-50™ results or here to view the Pro-40™ results.

The reality is, you can only purchase a Pro-MX™, Pro-40™ or Pro-50™ from Gala Tent™ who own the trademark, if you have purchased a Gazebo with the name 'Pro' from any other company then you are entitled to a full refund on the grounds of The Trade Descriptions Act 1968.

Here is another good link to know your rights;

So here is what to do if you have been a victim of fraud and deception
Send your gazebo back to the company where it was purchased and demand a full refund, inform Gala Tent™ atfakepro@galatent.co.uk of these unlawful companies so we can take further action against them.

We have also compiled a sample letter to help you return your goods. Click Here
You also have the option of contacting your Credit Card company and initiating a charge back.

Gala Tent™ also pledges to offer you a brand new replacement product at a better price with an authentic "Designed and Built in Britain Guarantee".