411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Exciting Backyard Projects That Require an Excavator

Every garden is a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a paradise. There are so many possibilities, whether you’re looking for a fun place...

on Feb 20, 2019

Ingenious Method to Get Rid of Ants at Your Home

Have you ever walked into the kitchen in the morning to go rinse off some dishes and spotted ants?  Or maybe you've been showering and...

on Feb 17, 2019

How Water Softeners Can Help Sell Your Home

Tips On How Water Softeners Can Help Sell Your Home Did you know that having a water softener can help you sell your home? It can, and that’s...

on Feb 15, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages to a Home Inspection in the Snow

People by homes all year long and a little bit of snow doesn't stop a homebuyer if they need to purchase a property. Getting to the house...

on Feb 15, 2019

Simple Steps to Replace an Old Radiator

  If your home isn’t being heated efficiently, it may be time to replace the radiator. Old, corroded radiators use more energy than...

on Feb 15, 2019

Anyone for Tennis?

by Guest on May 18, 2016

As the leaves fall and inclement weather returns, a game of tennis may be the last thing on your mind. However just imagine a lazy summer afternoon spent court side, racquet in one hand and a glass of Pimm’s in the other. Sound appealing? Adding a tennis court to your home can add value to your house, but the preparation can take several months. So if you want to avoid queuing for a court during the Wimbledon frenzy next year, get planning now!

As with most home improvements, conventional tennis courts come with a hefty price tag, with professional contractors charging between £15k to £40k. Perhaps this can be justified if it adds value to the house but homeowners need to think carefully about their outside space. If a tennis court is going to dominate the garden, it may lower the value of the property. Ideally tennis courts should be built where there are approximately 2 acres of ground. 

Before you can plan your courts, you need to seek advice from the Local Planning Authority. They will look at fence heights, change of land use and drainage. To limit debris falling onto your court, try to locate away from overhanging branches.  Aesthetically, grass courts look the best but they are high maintenance so perhaps consider an all weather court. Specialist contractors will probably dig the base of the court in winter and lay the surface in spring. 

Can I do it myself?

Deciding to build your own tennis court can reduce costs to as little as £5000, but there are many key factors to consider before work commences. 

Think about your surface. A cement or asphalt course helps keep costs low and requires little maintenance. It is also possible to purchase click together synthetic tiles for your court. Whilst this type of surface is more expensive than cement or asphalt, it requires minimal maintenance and can last up to 25 years. 

Contact your local equipment hire company to get quotes for diggers and any other machinery. Think about the access to your property for these large machines. 

Ensure that the court had good drainage to prevent water from collecting on the court surface. 

Consider the type and size of fence you are going to construct around your court as this can be one of the larger costs. As a rule, the higher the fence, the more it is going to cost but if you live close to neighbours, it will probably prevent arguments. 

Flood lighting is another consideration. Whilst it can be appealing to play at night, this is going to push up the cost. Additionally the Local Planning Authority will need to be informed if lights are installed.  

Once your base is complete, you can paint the lines for your court. This is a relatively straight forward task for any DIY enthusiast. You may also want to consider painting basketball or football lines in a different colour, just to maximise the use of the space

Author

Guest

Guest

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

DIY Method on Double Glazing Windows Installation.

Double Glazed windows are an ideal asset to have to your home. Double glazing has long been associated with health benefits, as well as heat...

Windows / Siding

When Looking for Garage Storage Space, Think UP!

Garage storage space is usually at a premium. Aside from the basement, the garage is where all those things that you don’t need right away but will...

Doors / Garages

Small Spaces, Big Design: How to Make the Most of Your Tiny Bathroom

Bathrooms serve a very basic purpose, but that doesn't mean that they should be cramped and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, not all bathrooms are...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Additional Maintenance Necessary for Tile Roofs

When you have your tile roof cleaned you may want to consider taking some extra steps which can prevent a very tragic outcome. Often times moss,...

Roofing / Gutters

Freestanding Basins - Ideal for Large Bathrooms

If you have a large bathroom then you need to pay more attention to how you furnish it and how you use your space. It can be very easy for your...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019