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Refurbishment old existing sand filled synthetic pitch to 3G/4G sports surfacing

Refurbishment old existing sand filled synthetic pitch to 3G/4G sports surfacing was asked to be carried out at deeside leisure centre. The project was a full refurbishment of the existing sand dressed synthetic turf, installation of 5m high rebound fencing to the perimeter of each individual pitch which incorporated rebound panels, 8no floodlighting columns and then […]

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Playrite Conqueror 60mm York MUGA Sports Surfaces

We were asked to price, cost and quote for an upgrade to an existing multi use games area at a college in York where they had an existing tarmac MUGA surface and wanted to change into a 3G third generation synthetic turf football pitch recreational area. The client asked for the artificial grass supplier to […]

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IRB Artificial Rugby Surfacing Performance Specification

IRB Artificial Rugby Surfacing Performance Specification is set for contractors who build and construct artificial pitch rugby fields. The performance specification is outlined to manufacturers and suppliers who produce the artificial grass and these carpets have to pass laboratory tests to make sure the IRB are happy with the testing results. Once the rugby field […]

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IRB Approved Regulation 22 Synthetic Grass Rugby Pitch Accreditation

IRB Approved Regulation 22 Synthetic Grass Rugby Pitch Accreditation is set out for the construction of rugby artificial pitches. There are design guides for community use and training areas with regards to the surfacing, construction, shockpad, fencing and maintenance of these rugby pitches. The rugby surfaces is a long pile synthetic turf which is infilled […]

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5 a side Soccer Long Pile Artificial Turf Pitches

5 a side Soccer Long Pile Artificial Turf Pitches are installed to soccer domes, indoor sports clubs, indoor leisure centres, all weather pitches and external outdoor sport pitches. 5aside football longer piled synthetic grass carpets is infilled with sand and rubber granules. The sand is to support the yarn fibres of the artificial grass in […]

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ATP, STP, AGP Long Pile Synthetic Grass Pitches

ATP, STP, AGP Long Pile Synthetic Grass Pitches is classed as a 40mm depth artificial grass, 50mm pile height synthetic turf or a 60mm plastic pitch carpet. Manufacturers and suppliers of artificial grass in the UK can provide these depths for the 3G grass products or also known as 4G synthetic turf or 5G astroturf […]

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7aside Football Long Pile Synthetic Grass Pitches

7aside Football Long Pile Synthetic Grass Pitches is a artificial turf carpet which is infilled with silica sand and rubber granules that fills the artificial grass leaving approximately 5mm of yarn above the rubber filled sports grass. The yarn is a polyethylene or polypropylene fibre which is manufactured in a monofilament technology or fibrillated system. […]

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Algal Squidge Causes Flooding To All Weather Pitches

All weather pitches are commonly used for MUGA multi use games areas, with many different surfaces as they can cater for many different sports on the same surface, in the same area. These sports can include tennis, netball and football and a popular type of sports pitch surfacing is sand filled / sand dressed synthetic […]

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Contaminated Sand Infill Known As Algal Squidge

ATP, STP & MUGA sports pitches can often suffer from fungal attacks due to the Great British weather!! Astro – turf synthetic sports pitches are often made from a type of sand dressed or sand infilled designed system which are all weather, synthetic and cater for many sports like football, hockey, rugby and tennis. The […]

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Reactive Maintenance On Astro Turf Sports Courts

Astro – turf pitches need regular maintenance to ensure that the safety standards, playing characteristics and aesthetics are as true as the day the surfacing was designed, specified and constructed. ATP or STP pitches come in many different forms. Sand filled, sand dressed, 3G and synthetic systems are all commonly available and each have different […]

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