STP, ATP, MUGA 4G All Weather Pitches
6 Mar 2019
STP, ATP, MUGA 4G All Weather Pitches are all over the UK if you google locations like in schools, colleges, universities and sports grounds. However many ask what is a 4G pitch and is this synthetic sports surface adequate for hockey, football, rugby or tennis.
Your simple answer is that the 4th generation synthetic turf is designed in many ways differently from one supplier to another contractor. All companies are trying to push the latest product to the high street and all claiming to have the latest materials but in all honesty how can we choose between a good artificial grass supplier to another. My first question to yourself is to ask the suppliers how long they have been trading and make sure they have been around for over 10 years because the last thing as a customer you want is to have a contractor whos not there in a few years once they have built and constructed you a 500k sports pitch.
4G artificial grass is basically at present a grey area where no test has been approved to set out that this is officially a 4th generation in the sports surfacing world. Many carpets can meet FIFA, FA, FIH, RFU and IRB but none has officially been recognised as a 4G solution.
What is likely to make a 4G surface – probably will be a tweak in the sub base, the shockpad or the infill to the artificial turf. Has times have evolved from the plastic pitches era we are now in a position where the playing characteristics are becoming better and better.
If you would like any specifications, costs, prices or quotes on all STPs, MUGAs, ATPs or full size pitches please call 01625 445760 or visit our website on http://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/ which will run through all the flooring options available and anything from an enclosed floodlit full sized soccer pitch to repairs on a rugby pitch MUGA can be carried out at Soft Surfaces Ltd