What was the specification? : 4 lane Multisport long jump
What colours were used? : Red and blue
What was the size of the job? : 120m²
How long did the job take? 7 day on site
What sub base was used? : Porous stone sub base
With over 20 years of experience, this is only one of our many projects where we have installed Synthetic Turf. This type of surface is most commonly seen as all-weather sports pitches for sports such as football and hockey. But this school have used it for their long and triple jump track, benefiting from the smooth level surfaces compared to their old worn synthetic track.
Synthetic Turf Installation
In the short video below our in house team of installers convert this old compacted stone long jump track, to a bright coloured activity area where the pupils can practice athletic sports to further careers to become professional sports people or Olympians.
This video highlights the process that we use to revitalise this area adding a sufficient sub-base to clear standing water and provide drainage to the surface. After this is completed the then lay the different colours of Synthetic turf to provide the lanes for the wearing course.
Please see video transcript below:
00:05 Hi, guys. It’s Dan from Soft Surfaces here. I’m still going to be showing you a Multi-Sport long jump installation for Vandyke Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
00:12 So firstly, we examined the old surface, made sure it’s suitable for the surface that we’re going to lay and then also remove the area.
00:17 So as you can see, we’re removing it there for the long jump to be installed. Next, the curb edging is installed, so these are the edging that goes around the long jump, as you can see. So basically we fit them to obviously know where we’re going to build up to for the stone base.
00:25 As you can see, this is the stone base being installed now. So the stone sub-base is basically a necessary part for the Multi Sport to be installed onto, there we are laying it.
And finally, the Multi Sport synthetic turf is then installed.
00:39 So as you can see here, this is us installing the turf, adding to the color of the facility and it really makes it look great when it’s finished.
00:45 So here is the finished product now, you’re going to see some photos of that.
00:49 This is a really great facility, obviously we have four lanes on this, meaning that multiple kids can use it at the same time. It’s great for their educational and recreational use, whilst obviously giving them the ability to have a bit of fun on the playground and obviously learn about the sport long jump. And yeah, just a great surface all-round, really, for a school.
01:02 So we hope you enjoyed this video, and we’ll see you guys later.
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire is the fourteenth most densely populated county of England and has over half the population living in the counties two largest built-up areas. Luton having a population of 236,000 and the county town of Bedford having 102,000 as of the 2011 census.
Bedfordshire has two of Englands six main highways that pass through Bedfordshire, the A1 and the A5. The A1 from London to Edinburgh sometimes know as the great northern road and the A5 between London and Holyhead Road passing through to Dunstable.
Feel free to get in touch with our team today if you have your own Long Jump design or have any questions about this specification. We would be happy to talk about this more and look at your budget so we can offer an affordable price. Please fill in our contact form with the details of your project and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.