Football Pitch Construction and Drainage | Kestrel Contractors

Natural Football Pitch Construction

Kestrel Contractors are one of the leading football pitch construction and renovation experts in the UK, carrying out football pitch installations and drainage throughout England, Scotland & Wales.

Having worked with an extensive range of professional clubs, local teams, councils and schools, Kestrel have constructed football pitches for various uses. The majority of our work is carried out for grass roots amateur football clubs often funded through the Football Foundation, the charitable body set up by the Football Association. Nonetheless, we have still done some major construction for professional football clubs like Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton FC.

Kestrel offer specialist services from a design evaluation, to carrying out site investigations to determine ground conditions and site surveys to quantify the volume of earthworks required. This is carried right through to choosing the right grass seed mixture and cultivars for the particular environment the field is situated in.

At the point of your enquiry, we look to understand not just your budgets or objectives in the shorter term but seek to offer sustainable solutions to ensure the pitch surfaces continue to function over the years. Here at Kestrel Contractors, we are passionate about construction football pitches that are fit for purpose and sustainable, which is why we off services and solutions for maintenance.

We offer the following on our design & build construction packages;

Initial site survey
Produce drawings, specifications and cost estimates
Ground Stabilisation
Drainage including secondary drainage
Under-soil Heating
Pitch construction builds up aggregate including stone carpets & root zones
Popup automatic Irrigation systems
Laser grading machines for surface perfection
Topsoil management including fibresand & fibrelastic rootzones
Seeding or turfing & grow in maintenance
Big Roll Turf – lay and play
Maintenance advice post contract.

We carry out end of season renovation services such as;

Koro Field Top Makers – to reduce thatch levels and introduce desirable hard wearing grasses
Verti drainer – for de-compacting surfaces
Sand amelioration – to improve the soil structure
Hollow tining – to promote root growth
Top dressing – to improve surface levels
Over-seeding – for reinstatement of thin swards
Fertilising – promoting vigorous growth
Gypsum application –preventing or reducing clay shrinkage
Secondary drainage – sand slits, sand bands, koro top drains, sand grooves

We carry out renovations for many clients year on year who rely on Kestrel for ensuring the playing surfaces are going to be in optimum condition to withstand the wear and tear of the oncoming season.

Kestrel are driven by a desire to deliver excellence. We have a top to bottom understanding of the football pitch construction and renovation market and continually look to innovate sustainable and affordable solutions to the benefit of the end user, the footballer.

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Natural Football Pitch Construction Case Studies

Brighton FC Pitch Construction

New natural stadium pitch construction

Thame FC Pitch Construction

New natural pitch construction

Training Facility Construction at Barnet FC

Both natural and artificial training pitch installation

Totton FC Pitch Construction

New natural pitch construction x 2

Our Team of Experts will be delighted to talk to you so give us a call on: 01256 880 488 or drop us a line at: [email protected]

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