3G Pitch Benefits

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Benefits of 3G Surfacing

There are many benefits of 3G sports surfacing which make it a favourable option for a lot of schools and sports clubs in the UK who are struggling with the upkeep of a natural grass surface.

  • Synthetic grass pitches require much less maintenance than natural surfaces as they don’t get muddy and worn out from heavy use and weathering. There is no need to mow the grass or apply pesticides so the only maintenance needed is drag brushing to redistribute the infill, as well as preventative moss and algae treatments to stop contamination.
  • 3G artificial turf is an extremely durable all weather surface type which does not get damaged easily, its porous layers mean that water can drain away quickly and therefore training and matches do not need to be called off in wet weather.
  • A consistent, good quality, safe playing experience is achieved by the advanced technology of artificial grass and the shockpad underlay which is installed to cushion joints and combat injuries.
  • There are considerable financial benefits of 3G pitches to a club or school as the versatile surfacing can be rented out for training and matches by other organisations during the evening and when the facility is not otherwise in use. This provides an excellent return on investment and can help to pull struggling clubs out of financial difficulty.
  • A new top quality sports facility can help bring people together from all corners of a community to promote sport and healthy living with people of all ages and abilities.


The benefits of 3G synthetic turf sports pitches are clearly outlined here and the positive effects that these top quality facilities can have on struggling clubs are seen throughout the UK. We have installed numerous third generation synthetic sports pitches and multi use games at various organisations and locations and we would be happy to discuss any questions or enquiries you have in regards to this type of facility.

Please head over to our website at https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/ to look at examples of our previous work and the other services we carry out for a range of sports surfaces. Use our contact form to send us over the details of your project and a member of our team will get back to you to advise you on prices and specifications for your chosen sports facility.


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.

AFC Bournemouth

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!

Contact Our Team

We can carry out 3G synthetic grass maintenance to these outdoor sports pitches so please feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like a price for carrying out this work. Be sure to send us over your post code and an area size of the pitch and one of our team members will come back to you with an estimate on costs.

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