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Nearly there at Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre

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Nearly there at Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre

Project details

Construction Date

Construction Date

November 2018

Category

New installation - Pulastic

Description

Nearly there, existing timber floor removed at Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre, plywood floor installed and then covered with cool grey Pulastic sports flooring. Final step line marking this week. Stay tuned for the final pictures 📸

A MEGA multifunctional Uni-Turf sports floor at King Edwards School Birmingham

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A MEGA multifunctional Uni-Turf sports floor at King Edwards School Birmingham

Project details

Construction Date

October 2018

Category

New Uni-Turf floor

Description

Another recent project from the Sports Surfaces UK team, this time at King Edward’s School, Birmingham. Working for Stepnell Construction we installed a whopping 700m2 of Uni-Turf with line markings for 4 badminton, 1 basketball, 1 hockey court and 8 cricket creases ⛹️‍♂️🤸‍♀️🤾‍♀️

Great choice of sports surface 👉 Uni-Turf is a multifunctional, quality embossed vinyl sheet floor which has a world renowned reputation as an excellent surface for all sports halls👌

Check out the installation and finished floor images below 👇 and please click here for further information 👉sportssurfacesuk.com/uni-turf

A customer for life! Install, refresh and repair work at Chester University.

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A customer for life! Install, refresh and repair work at Chester University.

Project details

Construction Date

November 2018

Category

A customer for life! Chester University 1988 installation, 2013 facelift and 2018 refurb and deep clean.

Description

A customer for life! We installed this Pulastic sports floor at Chester University in 1998… 20 years ago! In 2013 we gave it a facelift (which involved sanding the existing floor and floating another layer of Pulastic sports floor over the top, then adding new court markings) and this week we have been invited back to give it an industrial deep clean and carry out some small repairs.

Check out the before and after images, what a massive difference! And with underfloor heating and over 15 courts, this is a truly impressive space for the students to enjoy!

We would love to talk to you about your existing sports floor and explore options to repair, refresh and clean your floor.

A new Pulastic studio floor

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A new Pulastic studio floor

New Pulastic Elite Comfort studi floor

Construction Date

October 2018

Category

New installation

Description

This week we are busy installing a studio. Our clients requested a floor with great rebound and shock absorption, comfortable, yet firm grip and reduced light reflection. So we immediately recommended the Pulastic Elite Comfort floor.

The images show the Visqueen membrane, Plywood undercarriage and Pulastic sports flooring being installed. Watch this space for the matt finished floor!

A new sports surface means more active kids at Helsby High School

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A new sports surface means more active kids at Helsby High School

Project details

Construction Date

January 2016

Details

Type: Pulastic Classic 110 over Granwood
Area: 32m x 16.8m = 538sqm
Colour: Sky Blue 305 with Mint Turquoise 407 Basketball Keys & Centre Circle
Line markings:
4 Badminton Courts
1 Basketball Court
2 Practice Basketball
1 Netball + 2 Pairs of Semi Circles

Description

A busy secondary school in Cheshire wanted a new sports surface for its students, staff and to appeal to the wider community. But how did Sports Surfaces (UK) meet the multiple requirements?

THE BRIEF

The original floor at Helsby High School was around 40 years old — a change was overdue. Following consultation with the governors and PE department, the school decided that health benefits, community involvement and aesthetics were key considerations.

“We wanted a dual-use, versatile space for sports, community events and a venue for exams,” explains Facilities Manager Howard Woodfine.

“We also had to work within budget and wanted to minimise disruption to school life,” he adds.

THE CHALLENGES

The installation team started planning the autumn before installation to ensure the new surface would comply with EU standards, such as shock absorption and light reflection amongst others.

The installation was a two-week process, comprising laying the floor, marking and curing, and the Sports Surfaces (UK) team needed a stable base surface. They used heavy-duty sanding machines to clear the existing layers of seal built up over years of maintenance.

“We had to problem solve as we worked, reacting to clearing the existing seal to make it a smooth installation,” says Kate Jones, Project Manager, Sports Surfaces (UK) Ltd.

THE EXECUTION

The team had all materials in place before the Christmas holidays, ready to start work in early January. The floor was put down in 1.5m wide strips, bonded by a series of separate liquid layers to form one seamless surface. The two-day curing process ensured a matt finish.

THE RESULTS

The new floor has a minimum lifespan of 15 years and is much easier (and cheaper) to maintain with daily sweeping and a weekly wash. More importantly, it has had a transformative effect on the school.

“We have seen how both staff and students feel more confident with less likelihood of injury,” says Howard. “We also have fewer students sat on the sidelines as an increased range of sporting options on the new surface means they can now get involved in non-contact games, such as badminton.”

But, as well as the health benefits to students of greater physical activity, the surface has also encouraged greater engagement with community events, raising revenue for the school in the process.

“We now have more outside clubs, like touch rugby and cricket, plus enquiries from people such as The Scout Association,” adds Howard.

For Kate, this success of the installation was based on strong cooperation and listening carefully to the client’s needs. “It’s always hard to know what to expect from a pre-installed floor,” she says, “but confirming the logistics early on meant it all went smoothly.”

THE VERDICT

Howard says: “It’s great not to have regular issues with health and safety. That’s one part of my job I no longer have to worry about.”

Kate says: “We had some great follow-up feedback from all the different stakeholders about their positive experience from the process.”

KEY FACTS

Client: Helsby High School, Cheshire

Date: January, 2016

Surface: Pulastic Classic 110 over Granwood

Area: 32m x 16.8m = 538sqm

Colour: Sky blue 305 with mint turquoise 407

Markings: Basketball keys and centre circle, plus Helsby logo in centre circle

New Pulastic floor for Light Hall School in the West Midlands

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New Pulastic floor for Light Hall School in the West Midlands

Project details

Construction Date

September 2018

Category

Gransprung floor removal and Pulastic installation

Description

What a transformation at Light Hall School in the West Midlands. The school had a hard old Gransprung floor which we uplifted, laid a plywood undercarriage over Visqueen and finally a Pulastic sports flooring and line marking! We hope the school enjoy their new sports floor! 

A great sporting start to this academic year for pupils at Taverham Junior School

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A great sporting start to this academic year for pupils at Taverham Junior School

Project details

Construction Date

August 2018

Category

New pulastic sports floor

Floor Refurbishment, Uni-Turf

Description

A great sporting start to this academic year for pupils at Taverham Junior School… A new sports floor in a cool pastel blue, complete with a badminton, basketball, netball and 5-a-side court. We really enjoyed delivering this Pulastic sports flooring at this lovely junior school. Speak to us today to discuss how we can help transform your sports facilities