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The answer to this question gets its own cute little flow chart on its own web page. See our Process page.
It takes about six months to get the equipment ordered, prepped, and ready to ship.
A pair of lanes take about one week to install. Single lanes take about six days, and 4-lane projects take about 11 days.
The window of opportunity is after HVAC is up and running but before flooring is installed.
A regulation bowling alley requires about 89 feet of length for the equipment itself (approach + lane + pinsetter + service aisle). If you want a nice size seating area in front of the lanes, tack on another 11 feet, which means your room needs to be about 100 feet long.
Our relationship with our main vendor (Brunswick) and our love for humanity prevent us from doing that. A two-lane bowling alley is comprised of thousands of parts — about 16,000 pounds of equipment and materials — It requires specialized training, specialized tools, and knowledge of carpentry, mechanical engineering, electronics, and software. It takes more than being just a "good handyman."
That's purely a matter of individual taste. It's a little like asking how low we can install a basketball goal and it still be fun? If your bowlers will be mostly kids or people who haven't bowled much, they might not mind extremely shortened lanes. But, serious league and tournament bowlers won't like a non-regulation size.
It actually requires more labor to cut and splice the materials. But we'll call it a wash.
Most of our customers form a relationship with a 3rd-party individual technician from a nearby bowling center. There are also some bowling maintenance companies that serve certain regions of the country. Check our Maintenance page for some options.
The bowling room needs to be climate controlled just like any other room in the house. The main thing is to keep the temperature constant.
Yes. We also include pre-installation site visits, accessories, under-lane structure, scoring system with monitors, training, and as much consultation as you need during the design phase.