We understand that a building project taking place at your school, college or club can be a very daunting prospect, so we aim to give you as much information as possible about hockey pitch construction to put your mind at ease. This work can be completed for a number of specifications, and 2G turf is the most popular surface type we install. The synthetic grass is designed for stability and it also offers good ball roll qualities.
If you’d like to find out more about the installation work for an artificial hockey facility, please contact us today through the enquiry form. One of our expert would be happy to talk you through everything we offer and also supply you with a quote.
2G Pitch Groundworks
The first step is preparing the ground works; this includes laying out the foundations for the hockey pitch construction process. The surface needs to be constructed onto a sub base, the most common being an engineered sub base or a dynamic sub base. The sub base is designed to keep the surface flat and even for the artificial hockey pitch installation to take place on top of it.
Both types of sub base are completely porous so water drains through it, allowing for usage all year round and in all weather conditions. You can opt to have a shock pad installed into the pitch to allow for shock absorbing properties for the facility as a whole. This means that if any players fall over there is a reduced chance of any shock or impact injuries.
Laying Synthetic Hockey Turf
After the foundations are complete the next stage is to install your desired carpet onto the sports pitch, we do this by laying out each individual carpet and then glue them together to create your desired sports surface. The most appropriate surface type for hockey pitches is 2G sand dressed synthetic turf, however other surfaces such as sand filled turf and needlepunch artificial grass can also be installed if the facility is going to be used for other sports such as football as well as hockey. The final stage is the installation of all the extra equipment and features you desire such as fencing, floodlights and professional sports line markings.
Hockey Surfacing Installation Costs
The biggest factor which affects the price of hockey pitch construction is the size and dimensions of your desired sports pitch, if you want a full sized field, this will of course cost a lot more than smaller sized pitches. Another factor to take into account if you have to stick within a tight budget is the extras you want to include with your final pitch, compromising on the specifications of fencing and floodlights you choose to install can help keep overall costs down. Hockey surfacing installation costs will also depend on the location of the job, access to site and the length of time it takes to carry out the project as our contractors need to have travel and accommodation provided.
To reduce the overall costs of having the surface installed, putting a regular maintenance plan into place can ensure that you make the most out of your surface, and that it is completely safe for anyone using it. With regular maintenance the maximum durability and longevity of the surface can be achieved and you will have a hockey facility which can be enjoyed for as long as possible.
Woodhouse grove school
Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.
When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with.
Banister Primary School
We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!
Activity For All
Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!
Golborne High School
I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!
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We would be happy to advise you on all of the services we offer when it comes to hockey pitch construction. This is a popular facility which many schools and leisure centres have, and they can also be used for other sports depending on the type of surface you choose. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to ask a question or request a price.
Let us know if you’re looking for any particular specifications or if you have a strict budget and we’ll do our best to work around this. Prices will typically vary based on the work that needs to be done along with the area size and location.
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