Needlepunch Surface Construction

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If you are looking to have a full needlepunch pitch construction carried out, we can complete this work for you. Many schools and clubs have this specification of surfacing because it is suitable to use for many sports including football, tennis, hockey and basketball. We can undertake the full installation process including groundworks, laying the turf and adding different equipment for the facility.

Multisport synthetic turf surfacing is installed at organisations all over the UK for multi use games areas and athletics tracks, it is popular for schools as it provides a softer landing surface for children compared to the traditional polymeric rubber court and track surfacing. The artificial grass material used for needlepunch pitch construction is made up of fibre bonded yarn which is extremely durable and can be used for many activities including athletics, football and tennis.

Needlepunch Construction Process

The needlepunch construction process starts with the sub base installation which can be either dynamic or engineered, however an engineered sub base is preferred for this specification as it provides a more even surface. The fibre bonded synthetic needlepunch surfacing can be laid straight onto the sub base, but a shockpad may need to be installed if the facility is going to be used as a multi use games area for a number of different sports. If the work is being done for a long jump runway, the synthetic carpet can be installed straight onto a dynamic stone sub base.


This type of synthetic surfacing can be installed in a range of bright rainbow colours which makes sport even more fun for young children at primary schools. Inlaid line markings can also be applied to the surfacing by cutting out the lines and installing turf into the cut out lines in a contrasting colour. Once the artificial carpet for the needlepunch pitch construction has been installed, a layer of silica sand infill is placed within the grass fibres to improve the stability of the surfacing an enhance the performance qualities.

The video above shows our team completing a full installation process for a new synthetic turf facility. This included laying a shockpad over an existing tarmac area, then adding the artificial carpet along with line markings and sand infill.


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!

Multisport Turf Facility Equipment

When the full installation is complete, the surfacing will provide great performance characteristics for around 10 years. Extra features like outdoor sports lighting and specially designed fencing can also be included with the needlepunch construction to help you create the most efficient facility which can be used as often as possible. The life expectancy of the artificial pitch can be extended by carrying out regular maintenance for the synthetic turf surfacing.

Maintenance for this type of synthetic grass sports pitch can include drag brushing to redistribute the infill, chemical treatments and removal of any dirt or contaminants which come into contact with the surface. Additional repairs and reactive maintenance can also be carried out to fix any damage which the synthetic carpet may have suffered as a result of overuse or vandalism. It’s important to carry out regular sports pitch maintenance and repairs to keep the facility safe and ensure its playing qualities are not compromised. Please take a look at this page – – which explains the maintenance for this synthetic turf surface type in more detail.

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If your school or sports club is interested in having a durable and versatile sports facility constructed, please get in touch with us so we can discuss this further. Send us your details through the contact form on this page and we’ll get back to you with information in regards to design, construction and price estimates for your project.

The costs for needlepunch pitch construction will depend on a number of factors but we always try to make our quotes cost effective for each client. Just give us an idea of what your budget will be so we can stick to this as much as possible.

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