High Jump Construction

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We offer specialist high jump construction services for many outdoor athletics facilities across the UK. This can be done in a number of designs and surface types to suit different performance qualities. Our team can complete the full process from start to finish including preparing the groundworks and fitting the chosen surfacing.

Be sure to contact us straight away if you would like an idea of the costs for installing a facility like this at your school or local sports club. We would be happy to speak to you and offer some more advice on the choice of products we can install, and also provide you with a quote. Our experts have carried out many of these projects at various locations, so we have plenty of experience in designing the surfaces to suit each client.


Choosing the Design

The main factor to consider with this type of construction work is the type of surface you choose to have installed. We can provide two options for this sort of area, the first is a Multisport synthetic specification for recreational and practise use, and the second is a polymeric surface for professional and competitive use. For a school facility which is just used in lessons and for extracurricular activities, the Multisport synthetic carpet will be the most cost effective option as it’s very versatile and suitable for all weather use. This fake turf specification is installed by rolling out the carpet to the required shape on a prepared macadam sub base.

If you are carrying out a high jump construction for a facility which requires IAAF competitive and international standards, the polymeric rubber will be used. For this installation our team will lay out a mixture of EPDM rubber granules and a binder which is screeded to give a flawless finish. Other specifications of polymeric athletics surfacing can include a sandwich system, or textured spray where an SBR base is installed and a spray of EPDM is applied on top. Because the rubber run up surface has IAAF approved qualities, it comes at a premium price compared to the needlepunch turf, but we will provide a quote for both if you get in touch with us through our enquiry form.

High Jump Fan Installation

For most high jump fan installation works, the process will begin by preparing the foundations and laying a sub base. Having a strong and durable sub base is vital with all sports surfaces as it will ensure that the area is safe, the ground is even and the playing qualities last all year round. Once our specialist installers have completed the groundworks, they will then carry out the surface construction in the chosen design of polymeric rubber or Multisport turf. Both of these athletics surfacing types come in a variety of colour choices so each school, college, university and club can decide on a bespoke design for their run up area.

The full high jump construction process is outlined in this video below where we completed a project at a school in Buckinghamshire. This involved setting up the groundworks, installing a sub base and laying the surface for the run up area. The clients chose the needlepunch synthetic turf specification as this was for a recreational school track to use in training and lessons.


Woodhouse grove school

Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.

AFC Bournemouth

When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with. 

Banister Primary School

We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Activity For All

Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!

Golborne High School

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!

Additional equipment and accessories are often included with the high jump fan installation so that users can make the most of their facility. The extras we offer as a professional contractor include specialist safety mats, crossbars and measuring stands. All of these are supplied to meet a range of standards from IAAF professional use to recreational school areas. If you are interested in having sports fencing installed with your athletics surface, we also carry out this work so click here to find out more on the designs and prices.

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We understand that each client is different and the requirements will vary from project to project, we can offer professional advice every step of the way. Simply contact us through the quick form on this page and we’ll be in touch to discuss costs and surface types for your high jump construction.

Make sure to let us know if you have any budget requirements to stick to, or if you’re looking for a particular design for the facility. We’ll do our best to incorporate this when putting together our quote and design, making sure that the project is exactly what you want.

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