Types Of Display Stands In The UK

UK Display Stands
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Display stands can be broadly classified as indoor or outdoor depending upon their intended use. Outdoor stands need protection from elements while indoor stands need to be light, portable and easily installable. Display stands in UK come in a variety of shapes and sizes to cater to different types of applications.


Indoor banner displays can stand on the floor, be wall mounted or hang from the ceiling. Display stands are usually used in floor standing banners. The major components of this type of display system are bases, poles, fabric, connectors and clips. The bases take the entire weight of the display and give it stability. The poles support the fabric and keep it stretched.

Different types of stands are available depending upon the combination of bases and poles that they use. The most popular indoor display stands in the UK are cross-base, twin-base and flex-frame.


These compact stands are best for lightweight narrow banner displays. They have a single ‘X’ shaped type aluminium base which can be folded with a scissor action. Being lightweight, about 2 kgs, they are very portable. They are also very easy to assemble and can be put together in minutes. Excellent for point of sales displays and also for sales or information desks at presentations and events.


These have a twin-base with two poles which stand on either side of the banner making them suitable for wider banners which will not be stable with a single base and pole. They are light, weighing around 4 kgs and are perfect for creating an impact with larger banners. If you have a few of these, you can create a very impressive display area in a few minutes.

Lightweight & Portable


These stands are suitable for banners of different sizes due to the telescopic poles which they use. They have two bases which make the banner stand in between the poles. The poles do not obstruct any part of the banner, so they can also be used for double sided banners.

The banners for these types of stands have a cylindrical plastic component on top and bottom which fix to the poles on top and slide into a channel on the base, giving the whole banner a framed appearance. The telescopic poles which can be pulled out and locked into place at any position, allow for flexibility in the height of the banner which can be anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 meters.


Outdoor stands have to be sturdier compared to their indoor counterparts to prevent them from getting toppled due to winds or being damaged by other elements. Depending upon the application that they are aimed at, these stands have different wind withstanding capabilities. The banners are usually made of silks, heavy-duty PVC or other waterproof materials. Here are a few popular outdoor display stands in the UK.

Demo Counter

Demo Counters Or Promotional Stands

These are portable stands that can be used for applications such as demonstration, sampling or promotion of products at outdoor exhibitions or fairs. They are lightweight and can be packed flat for portability, but are versatile enough to be used as permanent display stands. They come in a range of colours, sizes and styles to suit different applications.

Tamper-Proof Outdoor Display Cases

These stands have high quality glass on both sides of the banner or display material to make them safe, tamper-proof and to protect them from rain or water splashes.

Information Cases

These illuminated glass cases are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They can be used to display a large menu outside a restaurant or in the dining hall. They are also suitable for announcements or other information at functions and events. They are available in different sizes in both portrait and landscape orientation.

We have covered the most popular types of display stands used in the UK. There are many more variations of these basic models, some of which are designed for very specific purposes. These are also available with custom graphics. Whatever your application or banner size, you will find a display stand in the UK that perfectly fits your requirement.

Fold Away

Flex Display Banner RolledFlex Display Full Banner Backdrop

It’s fabric – you’ve gotta roll with it…

OK, so everyone in Sales and Marketing has experience of roller banners or magnetic pop up stands. Roller banners with the spring mechanism wound so tight that the banner leans forward and complete with curling graphics because of poor lamination. Pop up stands with panels to line up and a big chunky wheelie bin.

They work OK but we think that using fabric with a lightweight aluminium support system and no big chunky wheelie bin opens the door to so many more options and advantages:-

  • One piece graphics – no joins.
  • Lightweight, no laminate required.
  • Easy to handle – not so easy to damage.
  • Big displays possible with ease of portability and assembly.

Here’s how it works.  Let’s look at a banner size 2m wide or less.

So, taking a normal backdrop sized 200cm wide or less – It is really simple.  The rails are fitted to the top and bottom of the graphic and so you just roll the graphic up ready for next time.  See image below.

Fabric Banner Rolled


When the banner width exceeds 2m though, for reasons of practicality, the rails that hold the banner top and bottom must have the facility to fold down smaller.

We use a flexible joint system that we call a wide screen joint.  See image below, using short rails just to demonstrate the principle.

So to one side of these rails, we apply self adhesive Hook & Loop which allows us to connect the fabric graphic fitted with the opposing Hook & Loop.  So for a 3m wide banner, we would fold the banner in half to make it more portable at 1.5m.

For a 4.5m wide banner, we would use 2 of these joints and fold the banner in a Z-shape and so maintaining a 1.5m rolled banner size which is easy to carry and transport.

If it needs to fold away smaller, we can just use more flexible joints to accommodate that.  They also give the advantage of being able to bend to any angle whilst in use too – so you are not limited to having displays that may only be used straight.

This is very advantageous when trying to make a display fit into different sizes of exhibition stand space.

Backdrop 200 Skeleton

Backdrop 200 Skeleton

Close Up Of Rolled Banner

Flex Display Bespoke Size 2

Unroll Banner & Connect To Top Of Poles

Unroll Banner And Connect Poles

Connect Banner To Bottom Of Poles

Attach Banner To Bottom Of Poles

Display Stand Complete!