Why not see what our clients say? Please find below a selection of testimonials from our previous clients.
Speed, quality and professionalism
Surrey FA are delighted with how the pitch has responded to the works. We were very impressed with the speed, quality and professionalism of the works undertaken by Smiths. We are now proud to have a top quality 3G pitch here in Surrey, capable of hosting international fixtures at Meadowbank. We hope this can really help all users enjoy their football, knowing that they are playing on the very best surface available.
Matthew Walsh, Surrey FA
A fantastic build...
Smith Construction completed a fantastic build at Moulsham Infant and Junior School. The project ran smoothly, both Morgan Sindall and the client are delighted with the end result. Morgan Sindall have worked with Smith Construction on numerous occasions and we hope to continue our working relationship in the coming years.
Steve Holt, Morgan Sindall
...leaders in the sports construction industry
As an independent sports pitch consultancy we have had dealings with Smith Sports and Civils Ltd over the summer months on two of our very important projects in the independent school sector. What particularly impresses us with Smiths Sports and Civils is not only their engineering competence but their organisation and responsiveness to queries, questions and ongoing issues that need resolving on complex sites.
We believe you can tell a good contractor by measuring their approach to problem solving and Smiths are responsive and quick to act when a resolution is needed. The site staff are all competent and experienced and carry out engineering works which are sometimes of complex nature in a timely and proficient manner. This is supported by an excellent back office team that deal with paperwork, inquiries, tenders etc on an ongoing basis and in a clear concise manner. The result is that Smiths Sports and Civils make a positive contribution to the project team and ensure that the client is kept happy. The projects have been run with a complete team approach including the back office staff, who are very much involved and often in attendance on site and at meetings.
This has been demonstrated many times over the years and in several instances this year. Whilst maintaining our objectiveness and independence we would always ordinarily include Smiths Sports and Civils in our tender process as we believe them to be among the leaders in the sports construction industry.
David Rhodes, Traction Sports
Professional and extremely accommodating,always trying to meet the needs of the customer.
Malcolm Godwin - ACE Estates Manager
Process was made easy...
The process which has been amazing for our primary school was made
extremely easy by the professionalism of Ken Smith and the team.
Innes Dowlen - Chair of Governors
Charlestown School, Cornwell
I have received nothing but the finest of customer service...
From Ken Smith at the top, to his entire team, I have received nothing but the finest of customer service. The office team is highly responsive. My thanks to Sophie and Conor. The construction team led by Jeremy is excellent, at no time was my school overly disrupted. Mark picked up the lead in the latter stages and continued the high level of delivery and service. Hannah has delivered world class personal attention to the project and my little school has benefited from her talent and personal attention. A very big thank you from me.
Alex Gear - Headmaster
Oakhyrst Grange School, Caterham, Surrey.
Delighted with the quality of the facilities provided by Smiths
This fantastic project has been a number of years in the making. It’s great to see the project coming to fruition as the construction programme progresses and we are delighted with the quality of the facilities provided by Smiths to date. It’s now all hands on deck to complete the project, so it can be enjoyed by hundreds of local junior and adult football teams in the coming season
Harry Lee, Eastleigh Borough Council
Monks Brook Playing Fields, Eastleigh
We feel particularly fortunate to have been able to work with Smiths
This has been an enormous project for our villages and has been driven by the community itself, with over one-third of all the funding coming from within the village, which itself is a great achievement and demonstrates the level of local support. Our residents, particularly the children are absolutely delighted with all aspects of the scheme and even the early-doubters have turned into ardent supporters. The local school will be making daily use of the tennis and All Weather facilities. We feel particularly fortunate to have been able to work with Smiths, as Main Contractors. They have coped admirably with our enthusiastic project management and we have all delivered a splendid facility of which we can all be extremely proud and which should last us all well into the future
John Murphy - Chairman of Barford, Sherbourne & Wasperton Joint Parish Council
King George's Field, Barford
Fully recommend Smith Construction
I would fully recommend Smith Construction for installation of a MUGA. The team from the planning stage, to the construction team have been thoroughly professional, resulting in a fantastic resource for our School
Chris Wilson - Head Teacher
Cranwell Primary School, Lincolnshire
Despite the difficulties encountered in land, weather and other things outside Smith's control, building went smoothly. High recommend Smith's, high in expertise, common sense and easy to deal with!
John Buckles - Bursar
Saint Ronan's School, Kent
Excellent grasp of what we wanted to achieve...
Smiths’ project and design team had an excellent grasp of what we wanted to achieve here at Charterhouse, right from the start, and they provided a very competitive tender, with cost effective solutions to our specific design needs. They provided the final pitch and court construction designs, along with technical calculations for the sustainable site drainage scheme. They also appreciated the very sensitive nature of construction on a heritage site, and they appreciate that conservation is very important to us. Smith Construction’s team carried out sensitive enabling works and tree protection before anything else could be started, and they worked with us to satisfy 37 planning conditions.
Laszlo Dudas, Estate Bursar
Magnificient and Excellent Job
I am writing to thank you and your workmen for constructing our driveway, They worked hard and did a magnificent and excellent job.
My thanks to you all.
Delighted with the work and professionalism...
Delighted with the work and professionalism of Smiths and its personnel. The quality and control of workmanship was high and good liaison with us the client throughout enabling the project to run smoothly with minor variations to expectations.
Marford Playing Fields - Clerk to Wheathampstead Parish Council
Design and build exceptional sports surfaces all over the UK...
Smith Construction design and build exceptional sports surfaces all over the UK. Here at St Mary's School Ascot, we have the same confidence in Smith Maintenance. Their skilled technicians support us in caring for our all-weather pitches, making sure we can be very proud of our outstanding facilities for years to come.
Trevor Clark - Estate Manager
St Mary's School Ascot, Berkshire
Very helpful and easy to communicate with....
This was the first contract/project I had managed and the team at Smiths made it a successful first project for me. They were always very helpful and easy to communicate with. I was very pleased with the performance of Smiths and found the clerk of works - Joe Shaw, a pleasure to work with.
Rowley Park Stadium - Staffordshire Borough Council
Specialist machinery is state of the art...
Greenacre School selected Smith Maintenance to care for our newly installed all-weather hockey pitch. They provide an expert tailored package to suit us, which its around our usage. Their technician is experienced, polite and friendly and their specialist machinery is state of the art. They ensure the pitch looks as good as the day it was installed on every visit.
Koren Maltby - Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
Greenacre School for Girls, London
Installed to an extremely high standard...
Our new surface has been installed to an extremely high standard and both Surrey FA and Dorking Wanderers FC are looking forward to the benefit of playing on the turf all year round. Surrey FA coaches, staff, community clubs and Dorking Wanderers teams are keen to play matches and hold training sessions on the FIFA Quality certified surface.
Matthew Walsh, Surrey FA
Meadowbank Football Ground
You all should be highly commended...
Thank you for all the work you have carried out to my off street parking.
This has been carried out with as little inconvenience as possible. We have been kept informed at all times as to what was happening.
Everyone was polite, efficient, helpful and well mannered and at the end of each day areas were cleaned.
Thank you for everyone for keeping disruption to a minimum, you all should be highly commended.
Efficiency and attention to detail...
We are very pleased with the refurbishment of the much-loved astro turf at Hollybush Lane. The facility looks very smart and we have been impressed with the efficiency and attention to detail of the Smith Construction contractors. With the club now playing in the Premiership of England Hockey, the top ten teams in the country will, I'm sure, be impressed with our home pitch, which will be a great asset to the continued success of Sevenoaks Hockey Club.
Lynn Dawson, Facility Manager
Sevenoaks Hockey Club
Very best value for the job...
Smith Construction installed a new artificial grass pitch at our grounds, complete with lighting, fencing and a new car park, for use by our two hockey clubs.
Our project manager recommended holding interviews with the three lowest tenderers, and it was clear that Smith's are fully in tune with the needs and processes for the installation, whilst not being the lowest tenderer. They suggested small changes to the specification which would be advantageous in the longer term. It soon became clear that Smith's would be the very best value for the job.
The installation was carried out efficiently, and on time, in spite of some inclement weather, and because the contractor employs the workmen directly, and owns their own groundworks equipment, there was no delay waiting for subcontractor delivery. The only subcontract work was the fencing and lighting, but it was obvious that these firms work together well and efficiently.
At all times our contact with the staff and men on site could hardly have been better. There was a very acceptable attitude of 'give and take' whenever difficulties may have arisen.
Their paperwork claims for payment were accurate and provided within hours of the request, enabling our claims to the funding organisation to be submitted on time.
In short, we recommend this firm very, very highly. We know you will be given honest and straightforward advice, and the quality of the installation must be second to none. Certainly our hockey players consider that it is the best pitch they have used.
We have nothing but praise for Smith Construction, and for our Project Manager, Neil McHugh of MUGAukLtd.
David Dawson - Chairman
Lindum Sports Association, Lincolnshire
What a great bunch of lads....
What a great bunch of lads, what they had done yesterday looked fantastic! I am very impressed with the workmanship and professionalism they have shown. Thank you for all your help.
The all-weather hockey pitch at Worth School, constructed by Smith Construction, is in a spectacular location it certainly has a 'Wow' factor. I was extremely happy with the service provided and the quality of the pitch constructed by Smiths. It took some time to decide on the location and Smiths were very patient, surveying a number of sites before we chose the eventual location. This was not an easy site, involving extensive cut and fill, however Smith rose to the challenge with their professionalism and experience, constructing a pitch of which we are very proud. I cannot recommend Smiths too highly and would certainly employ them again for future sports pitches.
Rev. Aidan Murray - Bursar
Worth Abbey School, West Sussex
Your workman are a credit to you...
Your workmen are a credit to you.
They were a pleasure to have here and can come back at any time.