Staging Questions & Answers

This article category covers staging questions raised by users and customers. The answers to many staging questions can be found in this section.

Staging – what does it mean?

So how would you describe Portable or Temporary Staging? Staging has a number of meanings, the staging we manufacture "NexGen Portable Staging" is defined as such "a stage or set of stages or temporary platforms arranged as a support for performers". Yes, that's a pretty general description, but it covers the product. However, its only when you get into the detail of the product, that you start to realise the implications of assembling and maintaining one staging type to another. We were [...]

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Free Parts Bundle

Send us a Pic to claim yours Claim your free £10 parts and spares bundle. At NexGen Portable Staging we’re giving away free parts bundles to all users, who send in a photo of the staging in situ or in use. Simply email us a picture and we will send you a free parts bundle worth £10 in return. Please enclose your address for the bundle to be sent. This offer does not expire. We will add your image to our user [...]

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Take Down – Staging usage

Taking Down your Staging properly Lift at one side, and offset, then move to the other side of the deck. Your event or performance has finished and you want to take down your staging as quickly as possible. This may involve users who don't often assemble the staging, but they want to help. Undoing the platform and riser connections is key. Doing this simple thing correctly will give your staging years of untroubled use. Un-informed users have a tendency, to undo one end, [...]

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ECAL – Education, Charity, Arts & Leisure Coupons

NexGen funding initiative NexGen has teamed up with many commercial partners to bring a funding initiative to all Education, Charity, Arts & Leisure organisations (ECAL). The discount is commercially funded and is designed to help many organisations afford a portable staging solution. The discounts gives up to 42% off, depending on the quotation, organisational needs and items required. Each organisation that wishes to take advantage of the discount will need to have an official quotation raised with NexGen. The code is valid [...]

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NexGen Staging Platforms are Cosy!

NexGen staging deck platforms last years longer We are so passionate about our NexGen staging that we just cant stop pampering it. We took away the locks from the decks to add 6 years of extra life. This was an innovation by our NexGen engineers who wanted to think of better ways to make the decks even more fantastic. So magnatech was born in 2016 and the deck platforms and risers are now truly attracted to each other. To make things even [...]

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Searching for the perfect staging

Searching for the perfect staging. Our team have been involved in designing, supplying and improving portable staging for well over a decade. It's fair to say we've come across most staging applications, but advising which staging to buy to suit the application is definitely a skill. Buying the right amount, height and layout to suit the performance area is vital, and getting poor advice can be both costly and dangerous. Although Portable Staging is straight forward to use, getting the right product [...]

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60% of our browsers have a performance planned in April/May

Schools, Choirs, Hotels, and Event Venues are planning a show during April/May this year. April & May are the biggest performance times on the calendar outside of Christmas it seems. In our survey of Schools, Choirs and event venue browsers, it was surprising to learn that over 60% have something planned. Our busiest time of the year supplying staging has always been prior to Christmas, but March and April are not far behind. Do you have a performance planned within the next [...]

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Funding & Grants for Equipment Purchase

Funding & Grants for Staging Equipment Purchase Funding can be a valuable asset when it comes to buying staging equipment to improve or enhance performances. We have arranged funding discounts through private initiatives and in most Education, Arts & Leisure applications we can provide a healthy funded discount of between 35 - 45% from the RRP. However, with that said, some organisations still cannot find all the funds required to achieve their desired staging configuration. We speak with such organisations every day, [...]

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Assemble portable staging – NexGen

How to assemble portable staging - NexGen Follow these steps for instructions on how to assemble portable staging. Firstly take all the riser legs from the storage trolley and fully open them. Do not open the risers in the air, as this will stress the tubes. The riser is at its strongest in the fully opened position, and opening the riser legs along the floor is the best way to keep them in good condition. Place the riser legs in the performance [...]

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Maintaining your Portable Staging

Staging maintenance, for your portable staging! One of the key considerations in buying a portable stage, other than the obvious, price, quality and suitability, is ongoing maintenance. Its also one of the most overlooked factors by people buying staging. In today's economic climate, the emphasis on getting the best price is so great, buyers are overlooking the fact they will spend in some cases,a further 50% of the purchase cost, on ongoing staging maintenance, replacing locks, keys and fasteners. This is pretty scary, [...]

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