Hawkley Leisure has been trading for over 20 years (formed as a Ltd Company in February 2007). Now owned by David Steele who started with the company in 2005 as installation manager and in 2009 bought the company.
Any work can be carried out from small amounts of ball stop netting to installations around an entire location. From 2 to 15 meters in height, no job is too small or too big.
The posts are made for each individual job based on the wind speed of the area over the last 100 years, eg. normal distance 15 metres apart but in very windy areas can be 10 metres apart. The netting is made to measure for each job with a 6mm border cord sewn around the edge so there is no unsightly joints between posts. The netting is hung onto a 6mm top wire with carabinas (not cable ties which perish after a couple of years) Intermediate wires are 4mm every 2 meters apart and doubled trapping the netting so it doesn’t matter which way the wind blows and the wires are fastened with steel wire rope clips .Using this method eliminates movement and gives a longer life to the netting.
The way we erect the netting means there is no need for unsightly down wires which cause problems for ball pickers, grass cutters etc.
The tubular steel posts are installed into sockets. The sockets are installed in the ground in concrete, giving the posts a long upright life. The holes for the sockets are bored into the ground giving minimal amount of disruption. The netting is 28mm square knotted mesh in black constructed from UV stable polyethylene, with wind resistant properties and is virtually transparant from a short distance.
Support cables are galvanised and secured at the posts to stop any movement.
Courses where protective netting has been installed
For Crown Golf - (the largest golf club owners in Europe)
1. BLUE MOUNTAIN GOLF CENTRE AT BINFIELD
2. WICKHAM PARK AT FAREHAM
3. PAULTONS GOLF CENTRE NR ROMSEY
4. ADDINGTON COURT GOLF CLUB CROYDEN
5. ECCLESTON PARK GOLF CLUB PRESTON
6. OAK PARK FARNHAM
7. BATCHWORTH PARK RICKMANSWORTH
8. THE HERTFORDSHIRE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB BROXBOURN
9. SUNBURY GOLF CENTRE SHEPPERTON
10. 9 OF HERTS RICKMANSWORTH
11. STAPLEFORD ABBOTS GOLF CLUB ESSEX
DE VERE - (the hotel and leisure group)
1. THE CARRICK ON LOCH LOMOND
2. OULTON HALL LEEDS
3. STAVERTON PARK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
And many others such as:
1. AINTREE GOLF CENTRE LIVERPOOL
2. ST PIERRE PARK GUERNSEY
3. TRENT PARK LONDON
4. HUMBERSTONE HEIGHTS LEICESTERSHIRE
5. GRANGE PARK SCUNTHORPE
6. PRYORS HAYES CHESTER
7. WIDNES CRICKET CLUB CHESHIRE
8. THE VALE EVESHAM
9. CHELSFIELD LAKES ORPINGTON
10. WYBOSTON LAKES CAMBRIDGE
11. ORPINGTON GOLF KENT
12. THE CHASE GOLF CLUB STAFFORDSHIRE
13. NORTH HANTS GOLF CLUB
14. BURTON ON TRENT GOLF CLUB
15. DEAL VICTORIA & BARNS CLOSE CRICKET CLUB
16. FAKENHAM GOLF RANGE
17. SANDOWN GOLF CENTRE
18. SOUTHVIEW LEISURE PARK SKEGNESS
19. WREXHAM GOLF ACADEMY
20. GLOSSOP GOLF CLUB
21. CALDERFIELDS GOLF ACADEMY
22. ST MARGARETS CRICKET CLUB
23. PRYORS HAYES GOLF CLUB
24. NORTH HANTS GOLF CLUB
25. ARDENCOTE MANOR GOLF CLUB
26. TAPTON PARK GOLF CLUB CHESTERFIELD
Polyethylene HDPE netting
10/12 black HDPE ultraviolet stabilised twine.
The twine is made up from 430 denier monofilament HDPE, it is then twisted in 4x3 strands to make the finished twine that is approximately 1.1mm in diameter. The breaking force of the twine is 28kg to iso1805. Weight per square metre is 0.058kg. The twine is then manufactured into sheet netting by the use of a knotted net loom. After this process the netting is placed in a heat stabilising setting machine. At this stage the knots are pulled under pressure of about 5-10 tons and set at a temperature of 95c for 3 minutes. Standard mesh size is 28mm square mesh.
2. Thermal properties
Softening point: HDPE softens at 120c
Effect at high temperature: Melts at 130c
Effects at low temperature: HDPE retains its flexibility at very low temperatures and does not become rigid under freezing conditions
Flammibility of HDPE: Burns slowly in air, fine filaments tend to melt and drop away before propagating a flame
3. Chemical Properties
HDPE, being a paraffin hydrocarbon is inherently chemically inert and highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals at ordinary temperatures. HDPE fibres have a high resistance to acids and alkalis at all concentrations. They are attacked by nitric acid. They are insoluble in most common organic solvents at room temperature.
4. Electrical properties
HDPE is an outstanding electrical insulator, especially to high frequency currents.
5. Insects and microorganisms
The fibres are not digested by insects and are completely resistant to bacteria, mildew and other microorganisms. This makes it virtually rot proof.
Polyethelene is a tough material with insulative properties, high chemical resistance, good flexibility even at low temperatures, lightweight and make a great physical barrier.