10. Financial management
The question “How much is that going to cost me?” is often just answered by stating the required investment. Of course it is important to know how much money needs to be invested to ensure the required performance level for all aspects described above. In particular during the planning phase, a solid budget needs to be drawn up to avoid any unpleasant surprises or last-minute cuts or overrun budgets. Cutbacks at a late stage during the construction phase always affect the quality of the finished product, something you experience most in daily use.
The subject 'how to choose a sports floor' started with the statement that having a covered playing field is the reason for building a sports accommodation, so any cutbacks on the sports floor affect the very essence of the investment. Therefore it is important to draw up an accurate specification and have a matching budget. The costs of the floor can only be determined by looking at all expenses across the entire expected life of the building. This includes depreciation, interest, daily and periodic maintenance, renovation, replacement and risks (insurance).
Apart from costs, income is also important. How many hours of use does the investment offer; after all, every hour represents a certain value. This includes not only the hours of sports, but also - to a significant extent - the rental income from events. A multifunctional floor with minimum downtime for maintenance, guarantees maximum returns. This is the main basis for Pulastic’s worldwide success … winning results!