We are experts in rugby pitch maintenance offering specialist cleaning and repair services to keep facilities performing their best. Artificial surfaces made from 3G turf need to be looked after to ensure they don’t get damaged. Our team can complete this work to help prevent issues with drainage and make sure the flooring is safe for use.
You can get a quote for any of the cleaning and maintenance services we offer by filling in our contact form today. Let us know what kind of facility you have and what is required so we can give you an accurate price.
Maintaining Rugby Pitches
Many organisations in the UK including schools and sports clubs are choosing to replace old muddy and waterlogged rugby facilities with brand new 3G synthetic grass surfacing. These artificial turf sports facilities can save money as they require much less maintenance than natural grass pitches, however it is still important to carry out synthetic rugby pitch maintenance to ensure the surface is safe and performs well. The types of cleaning and maintenance which can be carried out include:
Proactive Rugby Pitch Maintenance – This takes place as a method of prevention to combat the effects of heavy use and weathering before any damage is caused to the rugby surface. Examples of proactive maintenance include grooming, drag brushing, distribution of rubber infill and chemical treatments to prevent contamination from moss and algae. It’s important to take a proactive approach to maintaining any sports pitch as this will reduce the need for any repairs which can be expensive.
Reactive Rugby Pitch Maintenance – This takes place to repair any damage which has been done to the surface as a result of heavy use or vandalism. Examples of reactive maintenance for rugby surfacing include seam and joint repairs, top up of rubber infill particles and even total resurfacing if the pitch is in very bad condition.
If you don’t put an appropriate maintenance schedule into place for your rugby surface, this can lead to a number of problems including infill compaction, flooding, and contamination from dirt and debris. These pitch problems can cause a lot of damage to an artificial rugby pitch and will dramatically increase the costs of future repairs and resurfacing if they are not dealt with as soon as possible. For more information on the 3G sport surface specification and how you can maintain it, please take a look at this page – https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/surface-types/3g/maintenance/
Synthetic Rugby Surface Maintenance Costs
The costs of regularly maintaining your artificial rugby pitch can be easily managed by ensuring you apply an appropriate maintenance plan which focuses on the specification of the surface. Prices for rugby pitch maintenance depend on the existing condition of the surface and the type of work which needs to be carried out. Other factors which affect the costs of maintaining sport surfaces include the area size, site location and the ease of access to the area. We are committed to offering a great value service which gives you the results you want at a price which fits within your budget.
You can have sports surface testing carried out to determine the best type of maintenance for your artificial pitch and to help you keep costs down. These tests could include ball roll assessments, anti slip testing and water drainage checks to assess the performance and safety characteristics of the surface and to select the most appropriate cleaning and maintenance strategy to keep the surface in top condition. It’s important that any sports facility performs well and is safe for the players who use it, whether it be children at a school or adults at a professional sports club, you need to ensure that your rugby pitch is looked after properly and can be enjoyed for a long time.
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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