Permavoid: Sports Pitches

Solutions for sports and equestrian surfaces 

 

Permavoid creates durable, sustainable and cost-effective sports surfaces for leisure, education and professional sporting applications. Our systems combine total consistency of playing surface with superb water management characteristics.

 

Construction benefits:

 

  • Lightweight construction
  • Rapid installation
  • Lightweight pitch/ raft ideal for poor ground conditions
  • Modular, to fit any design layout
  • Complete sub-base can be re-used and re-built
  • Ideal for temporary sports surfaces
  • Shallow construction
  • Creates an interlocking raft structure
  • Frost protection blanket
  • Offers a perfectly flat sub-base for pitch construction and that it can irrigate the natural turf above from below (where natural turf is used).



Great Britain Hockey are the latest professional sporting team to utilise Permavoid for their pitch innovation. Having worked closely with Great Britain Hockey, Polytan (surface suppliers), STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) and Sport England we have provided a portable hockey pitch system for an international hockey league to be played on.

 

Discover more about our involvement with GB Hockey. 





Football, Rugby and Hockey

Permavoid Sports is an easy-to-install, sustainable and cost effective combined sports surface and water management system for the full range of football, rugby and hockey pitches with either sunthetic or natural surfaces.

 

Sports performance

 

  • Enhanced consistency in terms of ball performance and player surface interaction
  • Factory manufactured and approved sub-base
  • All weather pitches
  • International sport approval by NOC, NSF and FIFA
  • Excellent drainage characteristics
  • Fully levelled pitch
  • Unique, patented system







Tennis

Our tennis solutions offer complete stability and level playing surfaces as well as excellent drainage characteristics. They are tested to meet the performance requirements of The International Tennis Federation and The Dutch Lawn Tennis Board.

 

Sports Performance

 

  • Enhanced consistency in terms of ball performance and player surface interaction
  • Factory manufactured and approved subbase
  • All weather pitches
  • International sport approval by NOC, NSF and FIFA
  • Excellent drainage characteristics
  • Fully levelled pitch
  • Unique, patented system



Roof top installations

With space at an increasing premium in densely poulated urban environments, utilisation of roof spaces for sports activities is on the rise. As a lightweight system, Permavoid rooftop sports pitches offer the ideal, easy-to-install solution for roof top locations, creating safe and resilient playing surfaces with excellent drainage characteristics. 

 

Sports performance

 

  • Factory manufactured and approved subbase
  • All weather pitches
  • Fast, non-disruptive installaiton
  • Lightweight and low depth solutions
  • Excellent drainage characteristics
  • Water storage capability for rainwater attenuation or re-use
  • Fully levelled pitches
  • Optimises roof space playing facilities



Equestrian

The Permavoid system has been used for equestrian events large and small, including the London 2012 Olympic event at Greenwich Park, where complex performance and construction criteria were achieved with great success.

The Permavoid system is completely 'demountable' so ideally suited to temporary events as well as permanent installaitons.

 

Sport performance 

 

  • Installation without excavation, if needed
  • System deals with uneven surfaces
  • Tolerances and surfaces meet international equestrian eventing standards
  • Surface water management and rainwater harvesting options
  • Suited to ground level or raised platform applications
  • Solutions compliant with sustainable drainage best practice



Downloads

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The Olympic Equestrian project


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Permavoid conduit design solution


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Permavoid blanket design solution


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Combined Permavoid Details


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Permavoid 150mm Datasheet


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Permavoid 85mm Datasheet


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Project examples

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