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Vauxhall Christian Trust

The Vauxhall Christian Trust commissioned Vertas Grounds Design to create a sports play surface in a recent barn conversion.

Vertas Grounds team took on the supply and installation of a synthetic carpet / sports playing surface for recent barn conversion used by Boy Scouts at Vauxhall, Great Wenham.

Brief

The Vauxhall Christian Trust invited the Vertas Group Grounds team to submit a quotation for a sports playing surface within a recent barn conversion.

The work was won by Vertas in competition and commissioned by Vauxhall Christian Trust on 22 March 2016.

The original brief including the installation of a synthetic carpet and line markings for three different sports i.e. 5-aside football, Badminton and Basketball.

After further discussions with the customer the brief was amended to include a Futsal pitch, four Badminton courts and a Netball court.


Solution

The synthetic carpet (Match Play 2 from Playrite) was delivered early June and the surface installed over a two week period.

The project also included replacing a small carpet within a marque on site, which is used for various social functions and events with off-cuts / spare synthetic carpet, which greatly improved the visual appearance of the facility.

Ensuring all the playing surfaces for various sports could be accommodated properly, allowing sufficient run off at pitch end (in accordance with sporting body regulations) was a challenge, however these were adhered to.

The four badminton courts were accommodated but in order to ensure adequate space between courts and court lines, we reached a compromise with the customer to provide two double and two single courts.


Testimonial

"I thought that you would like to know how pleased we are with the new playing surface that your Vertas Group installed for us. It has been used for the past six weeks almost every day by different groups of young people.

"We have given them strict instructions about only water allowed to drink and no black soles shoes permitted in either the Sports Barn or the marquee. I am pleased to tell you that they have obeyed our instructions.

"Everyone who has viewed our new facility has been most impressed. The children love running about on it in their socks or bare feet it is so comfortable."

All work carried out was carefully underpinned by our core values as a business...

  • Sustainability: We helped the customer make good use of an old farm building by installing synthetic carpet to permit indoor sports to be played all-year round.
  • Consistency: We demonstrated consistent approach to keeping the customer informed at every stage of the project and applying high standards to achieve a quality product.
  • Integrity: We undertook research and checked with Sport England to confirm dimensions of playing pitches / courts to ensure the customer received the best advice.
  • Partnership: We met customer on site several times to verify requirements and called upon the good working relationship between Vertas and Playrite (manufacturer of carpet) to ensure the correct produce was supplied.
  • Agility: We responded to customer requirements and attended quickly to various issues raised, e.g. re-laying part of the carpet in the marquee that had creased in the intense heat.

Everyone who has viewed our new facility has been most impressed.

The children love running about on it in their socks or bare feet it is so comfortable.

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