We offer specialist hockey pitch maintenance services to make sure that your sports facility is working correctly. Our team are able to carry out thorough cleaning, repairs and rejuvenation for these surfaces. This work is done to prevent damage and repair any issues which may arise due to heavy use or weathering.
Get in touch with us now to speak to an expert about maintaining synthetic sports pitches. The work can vary for each different facility but we’ll be able to give you a competitive quote.
Synthetic Hockey Field Cleaning
There are lots of different ways in making sure that you get the best out of your sports pitch to ensure it has the best performance characteristics and the best product life; the best way to do this is through a regular hockey pitch maintenance scheme. The two main types of hockey pitch cleaning process are proactive and reactive. Proactive maintenance is taking an active approach to making sure that your sports pitch is safe and clean on a regular basis without there being any problem in the first place, whereas reactive work fixes damage which has been done.
Taking these steps ensures that your 2G synthetic grass facility has great performance and safety characteristics and provides a positive sporting experience for those who use it. This type of maintenance could include grooming the grass fibres and making sure the sand is properly spread across the entire surface or just making sure the hockey facility is completely clean. However if there is an issue for your sports pitch, reactive hockey surface cleaning and repairs would be the ideal solution. This includes repairs, resurfacing, upgrades and renovation jobs which are designed to make your old hockey pitch as good as new.
2G Surfacing Rejuvenation
Sports pitch rejuvenation can also be carried out to fix a hockey surface which is holding water or has become dirty and contaminated. This process involves extracting the dirty sand infill and replacing it with another layer of clean silica sand to give the pitch its performance qualities back. Rejuvenating a sand filled grass surface also helps it retain its drainage capabilities to prevent flooding and keep the pitch as an all weather facility. Synthetic grass maintenance is key in making sure that you get the most out of your facility and it’s as safe as possible for the people using it.
Costs of Maintaining Hockey Pitches
The costs of maintaining hockey pitches will vary depending on the work being done and the severity of the problem that is being worked on. Firstly, reactive cleaning and repairs are key in ensuring you get the most out of your facility. This means that the costs could be seen as an investment as in the long term, you won’t have to spend money on renovation and repairs which will be far more expensive than regular reactive maintenance. With regular care and attention you will also greatly extend the product life of the 2G sand filled surface type, which means you won’t have to get the synthetic carpet resurfaced for a much longer period of time which will obviously keep the overall costs down for your institution.
You can have sports surface testing carried out to assess the condition of your facility to help determine an appropriate hockey pitch maintenance scheme. These tests could include ball roll assessments, slip resistance tests and water drainage checks, carrying out surface testing helps to make sure that the sports facility is safe for players and provides good performance characteristics
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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