Building a bocce court is the perfect way to spruce up your backyard, and it’s easier than you may think. If you’re a fan of bocce ball and want to build a court in your own backyard, there are many different ways to go about it. You can just lay down some sand, or you can create a more elaborate design that includes a variety of different materials and textures.
The first step to building your court is choosing the location for your court. Ideally, this would be somewhere where it will get plenty of sunlight during the day and not be subject to too much wind. Make sure that the soil is well drained so that water doesn’t pool up on top of it when it rains or snows heavily.
Next, decide what kind of surface material you want your court made out of: concrete vs sand vs grassy sod vs gravel etc, depending on how much time and effort you want to invest into making sure that everything stays level throughout the seasons (and if you’ll need extra equipment like rakes/shovels/etc., too).
The cost to build a bocce court varies widely depending on the size of your project and whether you hire contractors to do all the work or if you do it yourself. In this article, we’ll discuss the various components that makeup building a bocce court, what they should cost and how much time they will take so you can budget accordingly.
What Is Bocce Court?
Bocce courts vary in size, but the dimensions are generally 32 feet long and 16 feet wide. They must be rectangular in shape, not square or oval. Bocce courts are most often made of concrete, brick or stone, but may also be made of poured asphalt or plastic.
The Cost to Install a Bocce Ball Court
The cost to install a bocce ball court depends on the size, location, and materials used. On average, it costs $32,000 to build a bocce court. The cost can vary depending on the type of surface used. In addition to the price tag associated with building a bocce ball court in your backyard or garden, there are other considerations you should take into account when considering what size of course would be right for you:
- The larger the space is needed for players to play their game safely without damaging themselves or their surroundings then the more land will need t be purchased so that there is room for them all (typically six people)
- Also consider how much storage space is available at home before investing in equipment because it might not fit well inside your home where it could get damaged by kids running around after school
How Much Does It Cost To Re-surfacing A Bocce Court?
The cost of re-surfacing a bocce court depends on a few factors.
- The surface you choose will determine the cost of re-surfacing. Brick, cement and asphalt surfaces are more expensive than concrete or wood because they require special equipment and materials to install. If you want to save money, choose a material like concrete that is easier to work with and has fewer seams. You can also use wood planks or asphalt tiles if you want an inexpensive option but don’t mind the look of seams between each plank or tile.
- The size of your court will also affect its price tag: larger courts will cost more than smaller ones because they require more materials per square foot (the same way your car insurance would be higher if you have an expensive car). This means that if you buy a small bocce ball set for beach volleyball instead of one for lawn bowling, start looking into hiring someone who can build us some courts.
Permits and Labour
It’s important to note that building a bocce court requires permits. In order for your project to be legal, you’ll need:
- A construction permit from your local municipality. This is required for the type of work being done and the area in which it will take place. Depending on the size of your project, you may also need separate permits from your municipality.
- A building permit from your local municipality. This is required for materials used in a particular type of work (e.g., wood or metal), but not for any other reason (e.g., brick). If you’re using reclaimed materials such as concrete slabs or railroad ties, then this step won’t apply because they’re considered “materials” rather than “structural structures.”
The cost of removing the old court is dependent on the size of your project and where it is located.
In order for us to give you a more accurate estimate, we’d need to know what kind of debris needs to be removed. For example: How much soil will need to be extracted? What type of materials are used in constructing the current court? Are there any trees or shrubs that need uprooting?
Once we have all this information, we can give you an accurate estimate as well as recommend a contractor if needed.
The vendor fee is the cost of all materials that are needed to build a bocce court. It is determined by the amount of material used and the overall design of your court. The vendor fee will vary depending on your location, but we can give you an idea based on a typical project:
- If your project uses roughly 5 cubic yards of topsoil, this would cost about $40 per yard x 5 yards = $200 in soil costs alone.
- For gravel, or some other material such as clay tiles or concrete pavers for rolling out courts; this could run between $8-$12 per square foot depending on where you live (elevation variations will affect this number). If we assume 10 square feet = 1 square meter = 929 centimeters: then 929 cm x $10/square meter = $930 total gravel/masonry materials needed for your project (not including any permits).
- For sand: approximately 6 cubic feet @$4 per yard = 24 dollars worth at most stores near me here in Los Angeles County California USA which would bring us up to around $2,300-$2,400 total if everything went smoothly without needing anything else like cement or wood boards etcetera..
Site preparation is the first step in the construction process, and it entails clearing the site, removing debris, and grading the land. After you have determined where you want your court to be built, it is important to remove all vegetation from the area by using a backhoe or other heavy equipment. All trees, shrubs and grass should be removed from around your proposed court site so that they do not interfere with future play on your bocce court.
The next step in preparing your site is to grade it so that water drains away from its edges; this will also help prevent flooding. It’s best practice for any new landscaping project (such as installing sod) done after you finish building a bocce court in your yard or garden area because adding these things at an advanced stage of construction might make them harder than necessary since they would need additional work due to having been installed above ground level while excavation was still ongoing elsewhere on those same grounds.)
- Structural Steel
If you want to build a bocce court, you’ll need some structural steel. This is the metal framing that will form the shape of your court and keep it from collapsing. In general, steel can be galvanized or not galvanized; galvanized means that the steel has been treated with zinc to protect against corrosion and make it last longer.
Concrete is used for the surface of the court. Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, and gravel. Because it’s so durable, you can use concrete for a variety of projects around your house.
Framing the court is the most expensive part of building a bocce court. There are several options you can choose from, such as lumber and plywood, steel or concrete. It is recommended that you decide which option will work best for you before proceeding with your project.
There are three types of flooring you can choose from, depending on your budget and the purpose of your court.
- Concrete: This is the most durable option, but it requires a lot of labour to install. It also requires a certain level of skill to complete correctly. Concrete floors should be poured at least six inches thick and have at least two feet of concrete surrounding them (usually known as “footings”).
- Asphalt: This is cheaper than concrete and easier to install because it doesn’t require footings or as much labour. However, you may want to consider rubber for indoor courts if you don’t want any maintenance required for your bocce court surface other than sweeping up debris occasionally.
Tile and Stonework
Tile and stone are a popular choice for outdoor courts. The look can be very traditional, or it can be contemporary with a softer, more relaxed feel.
Tile and stone come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes which allows you to create your own unique look. You may want to use different types of tile at different places on the court so that you can still maintain its overall appearance while still having some variety in textures and colors.
Your budget will determine what type of tile or stone you can choose from but as long as it’s made out of natural materials such as brick, cement or clay then it should last forever.
Carpentry and Masonry
Carpentry and masonry are the two primary materials that go into building a bocce court. Carpentry refers to cutting, shaping and joining wood together. Masonry is the construction of a bocce court using brick or stone.
Plumbing costs vary widely, depending on the size and complexity of your project. Plumbers charge between $60 and $120 per hour, but you will likely pay more if you need to replace an old plumbing system or do some intensive re-piping work. The typical plumber’s rate is $75 for every 45 minutes worked. So if it takes a plumber three hours to complete the job, he or she will charge approximately $225.
If you think your project might take longer than three hours, we recommend budgeting a little extra money in case there are unforeseen complications that require more time from your contractor(s). This way you can avoid having to pay them overtime—which will inevitably cost more than their regular hourly rate—and make sure that everyone involved is happy with the final product.
You don’t need a degree in electrical engineering to know that electricity is an important part of building the bocce court. You will be working with circuits, wires, and outlets and if you’re not careful, you could get shocked by the current running through them. Make sure to check with an electrician before touching anything.
The cost of electrical work depends on what kind of power source you are using for your bocce court and how much work needs to be done beyond just installing outlets. For example, if electricity isn’t already available at the location where your court is going to go up then additional costs can add up quickly because excavation will be required before anything else can begin (unless there’s already a trench nearby). If there isn’t any existing wiring near where you want your court then more digging will also be needed so that underground lines can reach all parts of your property without needing extension cords etcetera which means even more money spent on labor costs like heavy machinery operators who may need extra help during busy seasons like summertime when everyone wants their lawns looking beautiful too.
We hope this guide has helped you to understand the costs of building a bocce court. It’s not an easy process and there are many factors to consider when planning your project, but if you follow our advice on what materials to use and how best to go about it (as well as keeping in mind all of the above costs), then hopefully you can avoid any nasty surprises.