As specialist contractors we can carry out macadam surface construction for brand new facilities. The tarmac specification is very popular for multipurpose sports areas as it is versatile and durable enough to withstand regular use. We have completed these projects for many clients including schools, colleges and leisure centres in the UK. If you want a surface which is perfect for activities like netball, basketball and tennis, macadam is a great option.
Speak to our team today if you’d like more details on the costs for installing a tarmac court at your organisation. All you need to do is fill in our contact form and let us know some details about your project, including an area size and location. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can to talk about the prices in more detail.
Building a Tarmac Sports Court
Macadam surface construction begins with the foundations being laid to the required size of the client’s specification. The initial process for macadam surface construction is the laying of a geotextile membrane, this is designed to stop weeds growing up through the floor and creating contaminations within the sub base. The tarmac surfacing is perfect for sports such as basketball, netball and tennis which require a good amount of grip and also durability and toughness for the ball to bounce effectively in sports such as basketball and tennis, the macadam surfacing is also completely porous – this is due to the reduced fines angular stone that is used as the sub base.
The all-weather properties are achieved through the angular stones allowing for water to pass through the court’s surface, making the foundations a key part of the macadam surface construction process. After the foundations have been laid and the tarmac on top of it, you can choose whether or not you would like specific line markings for various different sports to create a multi use games area, or for just a single sport for a specific court facility. With a thorough maintenance plan you can ensure that the macadam surface construction process will create a product with a much longer life span, and better playing characteristics. Making sure you regularly brush the court surface and pressure wash it to get rid of debris to prevent contamination and flooding on the MUGA.
Costs for Installing Macadam Surfaces
Costs for installing macadam surfaces will vary from job to job depending on the specifications set by the client. The biggest factor for finding the costs for installing macadam surfaces is the overall size and dimensions of the sports pitch in question, the bigger the sports pitch the more expensive the overall macadam surface construction job is going to be, this is due to the increase in materials needed and the increase in labour, but as the specification for installing multi use tarmac surfaces goes up in area size, the price per meter goes down. We also offer a variety of extra features that you can have installed with your artificial sports facility such as floodlighting and fencing, you can get different specifications of these extras to help keep within your budget if you have a limited amount of money to spend.
Carrying out regular macadam surface maintenance also brings costs down for your organisation as looking after the sports court reduces the need for expensive repairs and resurfacing in the future. We aim to offer the best quality products and services at the most reasonable price, making a happy customer that has stayed within their budget and got a high quality product.
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.
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!
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We are specialists in installing hard court MUGA facilities in the UK so please get in touch with us if you need a price for a project you’re thinking about carrying out. We can offer product sheets and costs to install these facilities in a variety of area sizes and designs.
The costs for macadam surface construction will depend on many factors such as the dimensions, location and existing ground conditions. Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask if you have any further questions on what we do.
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