Sand Dressed Pitch Specification

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2G sand dressed sports pitches are a popular surfacing option for a number of sports facilities across the UK, but the sand dressed specification is best suited to hockey. When you choose to install a 2G artificial grass sports surface, we can tailor a sand dressed specification to suit your budget and requirements in terms of dimensions and the sports you want to play.

The first part of the sand dressed surfacing designs is the sub base; the turf carpet must be installed onto a sub base as this provides even foundations and ensures top performance characteristics. A shockpad can also be installed beneath the sand dressed synthetic grass to enhance safety, provide impact absorption and protect players’ joints and muscles to reduce the risk of injury. The sand dressed artificial turf carpet is installed onto the sub base and has a layer of sand infill applied within the turf fibres, this infill helps to stabilise the turf and provide even playing characteristics for hockey, football and tennis. The shorter 22-24mm pile height of the sand dressed specification creates excellent ball roll capabilities and meets the FIH accreditations for hockey.


Designs for Sand Dressed Surfaces

You can have a range of equipment and extras included within the designs for sand dressed surfaces; the costs for these can vary in price depending on sand dressed specification and area size. Some of these extras include inlaid line marking in different colours for a number of sports, fencing in a range of heights from 3m-5m, floodlights and maintenance equipment. We can offer a number of different sand dressed surfacing designs to suit different budgets and requirements to ensure you get the best sports facility for your organisation.  You have full control over the sand dressed specification of your 2G sports pitch and you have the freedom to choose from a wide range of variables, so it’s important to consider all the options you have available when deciding on a budget for a sand dressed surfacing project.


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!

These 2G sand dressed synthetic sports surfaces are durable and hard wearing, but it’s still important to carry out regular maintenance to keep the sand dressed specification as good as possible and prevent any damage. This maintenance could include brushing and cleaning to remove debris and contaminants, or sand infill rejuvenation which involves extracting the dirty sand and replacing it with a new layer of infill to improve the performance and safety qualities of the sports facility. Putting a regular maintenance plan in place for your sand dressed synthetic pitch will extend its life expectancy and ensure you have a top quality sports surface which can be enjoyed by everyone.

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