WHAT'S THE COST OF AN EXHIBITION STAND?
The most successful way to approach the cost of an exhibition stand is to decide how much you have to spend.
Your budget will determine the type of stand, materials and finishes you will be able to afford.
A CUSTOM DESIGNED STAND
The benefits of a custom built stand are obvious; you get exactly what you want to fit your brand and business. You also have the benefit of it being designed to fit the precise size of the space you have bought. At Glass Shed, we add to that the additional benefit that we ensure the most cost effective solution that's also kind to the planet. Sustainability is very important to us and to you, so we design with that in mind, aiming for your stand to last for several outings and to be adaptable for different environments.
COST PER SQUARE METRE
There is a basic rule of thumb that any exhibition stand design company will use to give an idea of cost for an average stand. But
but it is never an exact science until we have a full brief and an idea of whether you are looking for a one off or multiple use or a single or double decker stand ( the costs quickly increase with the height of a stand).
The chosen materials and finishes are also key to the costs and can add a good deal to the final cost of a stand.
Some of this is additional cost is attributed to labour but much of it is the cost of materials. Graphics, wall wraps and paint finishes can and do all add to the cost.
Display units, counters, meet and greet and cafe areas all depend on the quality and type of furniture, paint and finishes required to create the right impression for your business and also the longevity required. Joinery is a specialised skill and therefore to ensure visual and practical perfection, has a higher man-hour price. Paint is an expensive medium as is carpet, wood or vinyl floor covering and the price increases with the amount, quality and finish in all cases.
Here is a very rough way of calculating the ball park cost per square metre and will at least give you an idea of what to tell your designer when you speak to them.
Though relatively small, kettles and coffee machines are expensive things to have on an exhibition stand. So think carefully, if you want to serve hot drinks, as a standard 3 kilowatt socket will cost circa £400 in most UK exhibition halls. If you want a kitchen facility for washing up, this could add another £1000. These are considerations to be made when you're planning what guest facilities you need and can afford to include on your stand.
CALCULATE YOUR STAND COST
Use the following simple table to calculate your stand area and a rough guide.
Insert your stand dimensions width and length in the fields below and then decide which finish you want.
The cost takes an average across all the usual elements required for a bespoke stand including: materials, labour, services and logisitics.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you are ready to move to the next stage, then all you have to do is contact us or complete our interactive client information form which will help you compile all the relevant information to give us to assist in providing you with a detailed quote for your project.
We look forward to working with you!