THE BLOG

17
Aug

Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment – partners with Holzhof playground equipment

Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment, Ireland, are delighted to announce our partnership with Holzhof Playground & Urban Equipment.

Specialist Sports Equipment - partners with Holzhof playground equipment

We had been looking for a manufacturer and supplier of playground equipment to add to the range of sports and leisure equipment we already provide throughout Ireland.

We, at Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment, became interested in a company called Holzhof after seeing the wide range of products which they manufacture. Added to this, we love that their playground and urban equipment is of a high standard – from its manufacture to its durable finishes. For us at Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment safety and durability is one of the most important factors in our decision making. Holzhof made our decision easy – check out their safety ratings and certificates here. Holzhof has been a leading company in the production of structures for playgrounds and urban furniture for 40 years. 

Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment are now delighted to be the agent for Ireland and UK.

Specialist Sports Equipment - partners with Holzhof playground equipment

We are excited to expand our services into offering playground equipment. We have been installing fencing around playgrounds for a number of years now, and this partnership with Holzhof now means we can offer more to our existing and new clients. We are look forward to offering this new range to our clients.

Holzhof have a huge range of equipment to choose from. With so much on offer it is hard to choose our favourite but if we had to …. it would be the Oxi range (below)……

Specialist Sports Equipment - partners with Holzhof playground equipment

or the Megan range (below). Can you imagine the hours of fun offered if you had a playground like this nearby?

Specialist Sports Equipment - partners with Holzhof playground equipment

The full range includes individual playground items like see-saws, swings, slides and climbing frames and also combined playground structures such as the Oxi and Megan ranges above. Click here to see the full range of playground equipment from Holzhof which Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment can now supply and install anywhere in Ireland.  

Specialist Sports Equipment - partners with Holzhof playground equipment

Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment now offer the Holzhof range to our existing customers, from contractors to councils, and also hope to attract new customers because of our new extended product range. We can now offer everything you need for a playground!

Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about the playground equipment we can now offer throughout Ireland and the UK, thanks to Specialist Fencing Contracts & Sports equipment new partnership with Holzhof.

01
Jun

Upgrades at Ballygalget GAC, Co Down

Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd recently visited Co. Down to go back to one of our customers. 15 years ago Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd erected a ball stop for Ballygalget GAC. The ball stop was not is great condition when we called over – a result of damage caused by storm Doris. 

Upgrades at Ballygalget GAC, Co Down

As you can see the damage was quite bad, leaving the ball stops useless. Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd we asked to replace ball stop and net.

Here are pictures of the new Ball stop and net once they were installed.

Upgrades at Ballygalget GAC, Co Down

Upgrades at Ballygalget GAC, Co Down

As you can see the result is excellent and the club were delighted with the work. We hope that these net last for another 15 years. When on site we serviced the clubs other ball stop net and fitted new tensioner and protection pipes.

Here are the before and after pictures:

Upgrades at Ballygalget GAC, Co Down

Upgrades at Ballygalget GAC, Co Down

Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd worked quickly ensuring that Ballygalget GAC were in working order as soon as possible.

If you require fencing of sports equipment for your Gaelic, Hockey, Rugby or soccer pitches then please give us a call at Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd. Call us on 028 7938 6609 as we will be happy to talk to your about nets, ball stops or any other of your sports equipment needs.

01
Jun

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland – Ball Stops

Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd recently completed work at Kevin Lynch’s hurling club. Kevin Lynch’s hurling club are a hurling club based in Dungiven, County Derry providing teams from u6 to senior. They are a busy club who require their pitch to be in the best of condition at all time. They got in touch with us here at Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd and we were able to be onsite within a couple of hours.

We carried out a site inspection and together with the club chairperson we came to the agreement the a new net was needed. 

Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd recently completed work at Kevin Lynch's hurling club. Kevin Lynch's hurling club are a hurling club based in Dungiven

The ball stop net was supplied and fitted by ourselves over 12 years ago, the club was delighted that it had lasted so long.

Kevin Lynch’s hurling club are annual customers, which is one of the reasons the net lasted so long. We offer support and advice on how to make our products perform to their fullest. 

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland – Ball Stops

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland - Ball Stops

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland - Ball Stops

The new ball stops were installed by Specialist Fencing Contracts quickly and efficiently. That meant that the club experienced a minimum of disruption and were able to keep their busy schedule. Practices and matches can now go ahead as usual in the knowledge that their pitch is up to date and well equipped.

At Specialist Fencing Contracts we pride ourselves on doing our very best to give our clients exactly what they need, even within tight time restraints. We understand that sports pitches, club and teams are very busy organisations and that our access to pitches can be difficult to plan ahead, so we want to make the whole process as easy as possible for all involved.

If you have a project which you would like to talk to us about please get in touch, even if you have a tight timeline, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit or any of our other services. We work in Belfast and throughout Ireland.

17
Dec

Malone Rugby Club – Belfast

Specialist Fencing Contracts were invited to tender for a project at Malone Rugby Club in Belfast. The job consisted of the supply and fit of ball stop nets, and putting a ball stop net along the side of the training pitch. After being awarded the tender we got on site and started work.

Malone rugby club – Belfast

Malone rugby club - Belfast

Specialist Fencing Contracts arrived on site the club Chairperson and Secretary met and decided that they wanted the whole end of the pitches closed off. We quickly adjusted our plans and designed a ball stop which would better fit their needs.

It is a complicated site! A ball stop net which is 7m high for 16m, rises to 12m high for 50m, back down to 7m for 30m back up to 12m high for another 50m the back down to 7m high for 15m. Then it turned to join on to the 6m high net that was to run alongside of training pitch, for 103m. Every pitch and site is different and this job proves that no problem is too big to be overcome. We are happy to work with our clients to make sure they get the very best for their project.

The steps in the netting ensured that the pitches were fully enclosed and act as protection to the nearby houses.

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When on site we always try and keep the ground damage to a minimum. The client still wanted to be able to use the pitch during our work schedule and we were happy to oblige, keeping the pitches in tip top condition.

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The Ball stop was designed to meet the clients specification.

Specialist Fencing Contracts used 150 x 150 x 3mm braided netting which blends into the area, so not to cause an eyesore to those who live near the Belfast pitches.

Malone rugby club - Belfast

At Specialist Fencing Contracts we pride ourselves on doing our very best to give our clients exactly what they need, even within tight time restraints. We understand that sports pitches, club and teams are very busy organisations and that our access to pitches can be difficult to plan ahead, so we want to make the whole process as easy as possible for all involved.

If you have a project which you would like to talk to us about please get in touch, even if you have a tight timeline, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit or any of our other services. We work in Belfast and throughout Ireland.

 

21
Aug

Repair to storm damaged nets at St Marys Banagher GAC

St Marys Banagher GAC unfortunately suffered some storm damage earlier this year. The storms damaged their ball stop nets and Specialist Fencing Contracts were asked to quote a price for repair work. We were awarded the job and started the repair job. Here are some pictures showing the extent of the damage.

Repair to storm damaged nets at St Marys Banagher GAC

Repair to storm damaged nets at St Marys Banagher GAC

As you can see the damage was quite bad and the pitch wasn’t safe to play on. Our team from Specialist Fencing Ltd headed down to take care of the problems. We worked hard to repair the damage and restore the pitch to its former glory.

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After we had finished the repairs St Marys’ asked us to carry out further maintenance on their other Ball Stops. They needed new nets and wires throughout and we were happy to carry out the extra work.

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At Specialist Fencing Ltd we work hard to provide an excellent and professional service. We will supply and fits ball stops and the sports equipment you require and we are also happy to come and make repairs keeping your multi-use pitch in excellent working condition.

If you have a project which you would like to talk to us about please get in touch, even if you have a tight timeline, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit or any of our other services.

21
Jul

Hydebank Pitches – Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council got in touch with us here at Specialist Fencing Contracts about the design and fit of a Baseball roof net for a baseball diamond. We tendered for the job and were delighted to be chosen for this unique task. There aren’t many baseball diamonds in Ireland and we are very excited to have been involved in this project!

Hydebank Pitches – Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

The Baseball Roof net was needed at Hydebank Pitches and they needed the netting to be 3m high- 4m high.

When we started to work onsite we were also asked to supply and fit a backstop fencing system which we were delighted to do. We also adapted to changes which the council wanted to make in the middle of the project. We extended the front post and backstop fencing to make it higher. It ended up being 6m high!

This is just another example of how we at Specialist Fencing Contracts work hard and always endeavour to give the client exactly what they need.

The council then asked as us to install a handrail for spectator at the back of the diamond.

Hydebank Pitches - Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

This is the first Baseball Diamond in Northern Ireland. Specialist Fencing Contracts are delighted to have been a part of this project with Lisburn and Castlereagh Council. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about any of our services.

23
Jun

Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit – Ireland

Specialist Fencing Contracts were invited to price for the supply and fit of a ball stop net at Eirn Og Carrickmore at the start of May. Éire Óg Carrickmore is a Hurling and Camogie Club in County Tyrone and they needed a 14m high x 50m wide ball stop net and 14m high x 30m wide. We were awarded the contract and the job had to be finished by 8th June – we love a challenging deadline!

Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit - Ireland

Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit – Ireland

We started digging the bases onsite on Tuesday 24th May, and we had all the bases dug and set by the 26th.
We took delivery of the steel posts on 25th to our Specialist Fencing Contracts workshop and they were built, and ready for the galvanising treatment which gives them a weatherproof coating and protects them from rust.
We had the posts ready for Eirn Og Carrickmore by Tuesday 2nd June and go them delivered to the site well within our deadline.

We set post up on Thursday and on Friday we were able to start getting the netting fitted. 
We finished the 14m high x 30m wide on Saturday afternoon,and started the 14m x 50m on Saturday evening, and finished it all on Tuesday morning.

Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit - Ireland

Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit - Ireland

Eirn Og Carrickmore are delighted with their Ball Stop Nets and the whole job was carried out within their deadline. The job was carried out by Specialist Fencing Contracts all in a matter of 3 weeks from start to finish.

At Specialist Fencing Contracts we pride ourselves on doing our very best to give our clients exactly what they need, even within tight time restraints. We understand that sports pitches, club and teams are very busy organisations and that our access to pitches can be difficult to plan ahead, so we want to make the whole process as easy as possible for all involved.
If you have a project which you would like to talk to us about please get in touch, even if you have a tight timeline, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit or any of our other services.

27
May

Gaelic portable goals fitted at Primary School

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd are delighted to have fitted a set of portable Gaelic portable goals for a Primary School. St John Bosco Primary School is located in Portglenone in Northern Ireland and the principle invited us to kit them out with some sports equipment that they needed.

The Gaelic portable nets fitted at the primary school have been set up so that they can be used in the school playground and removed when not in use.

We also were able to supply and fit a set of Basketball nets in the same area. This allows the school to get the most out of their playground area. The basketball nets and posts were fixed in place rather than being portable.

Here are some photographs from the project:

St John Bosco Primary School

At Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd we love making sports accessible for children. It is great to see lots of kids getting the opportunity learn different sports at school and learning how to play as a team. St. John Bosco Primary School also maximised their playground area which is now kitted out for basketball and can be quickly converted for Gaelic when the team want to practice.

To see our extensive range of sports equipment, including football nets, team shelters and more, which we can supply and fit click here. To enquire about any Gaelic equipment for your Gaelic grounds, or school in Ireland feel free to contact Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com .

22
Apr

Team Shelters at Aughnacloy Primary School

Recently Specialist Sports Equipment to supply Team Shelters at Aughnacloy Primary School.

The school got in touch with us and we were delighted to give them information and a price for the full job – Supply and fitting two team shelters to their 3G pitch.

Team Shelters at Aughnacloy Primary School

And here are the finished products which included the concrete base for the team shelters and two foot brushes which you can see in the pictures below. 

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We at Specialist Sports Equipments are pleased to have worked for Aughnacloy Primary School.

Get in touch us here at Specialist Sports Equipment by emailing Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com if you have any sporting needs or questions about how we can help you.

This project goes to show that at Specialist sports Equipment we are prepared to take on complete projects which include everything from goals, to fencing and we are also happy to carry out smaller jobs like this one for Aughnacloy Primary School where we were able to install two team shelters.

22
Mar

Specialist Sports Equipment – Coleraine University of Ulster Pitches

Specialist Sports Equipment were delighted when Coleraine University awarded us the contract to supply and fit two new free standing ball stops on their existing 3G pitch. We supplied the nets, and have just finished fitting them.

The Pitches are used by the University of Ulster and we were met with some obstacles onsite which we had to work around.

Specialist Sports Equipment - Coleraine University of Ulster Pitches

This photograph shows the electric cable which we came across. This electric cable wasn’t on any of our drawings and we had to amend our design to work around it in order to give the client what they needed. 

We had to fit post in the stay base to give clearance in the recess for the goal. The free ball stop system is Specialist Fencing Contracts own design.

Specialist Sports Equipment - Coleraine University of Ulster Pitches

We had 4 week from start to finish to complete this contract and despite our setbacks and bad weather but we came in on time meaning our client was happy and we were able to move on to our next job without delay. 

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We also where ask when on site to supply and fit a new access gate which is pictured below. 

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We supplied and fitted concrete base and grid box and brush for clean of shoes.

This project shows a range of skills and services which we here at Specialist Sports Equipment offer. We can provide what you need and are flexible with our plans meaning that when something unexpected arises we can do our best to provide the best solution without costing our client  more time or money.

If you would like to talk to us about our products and services please get in touch with us here at Specialist Sports Equipment by emailing Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com.