STM designs & installs all weather artificial turf playground surfaces & sports pitches for schools across the UK.
Here at STM, we have extensive experience in working with synthetic turf technology, dating back to its early development. We are proud to work over a range of education sectors, providing tailored design and installation for a comprehensive and diverse range of clients. We work with the latest in artificial grass products to meet a growing demand for synthetic turf, which is used in new, creative ways every day.
STM provides synthetic turf products for a range of sports, as well as astro turf for the education sector. We pride ourselves on tailoring our product for secondary schools, primary schools and SEN schools. Safety is always key, and we never deliver a product that isn’t 100% customised for our customer. From soft play and MUGA areas for schools, to large, professional football grounds, we manufacture and install artificial grass of the highest quality, and provide excellent aftercare and maintenance.
UK schools are frequently looking for the most suitable synthetic turf surface for playground games and sports lessons. Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) are becoming an increasingly recognised way to optimise the budget and space available for school playgrounds and sports areas. Synthetic Turf Management works with schools to provide artificial grass surfaces (*astro turf) that meet the very demanding school environment; durability is key for heavy use during curriculum and extracurricular time
Depending on the use of the running track and who is using it there are two types of turf that we recommend for the installation:
The turf that we use for our installs is a specialist hockey turf however it is particularly useful for the more specialist sports such as running tracks. STM multi sport turf is the world’s most highly accredited multi-use playing sport which means it is fantastic as part of a MUGA with a running track. The durability of the product is outstanding so if your athletics surface is going to be used regularly this is the artificial turf for you!
STM play turf is recommended as part of the EPIC product as this is softer and more suitable for nursery or primary school children as part of their playground surface. It is made from Polyethylene and is 24mm in pile height, it also has a texturised feel to it and is a durable turf.
Greenfields School in Newcastle opted for an EPIC playground with sports athletics markings. Suitable for primary school children.
STM is proud to have developed a unique synthetic turf playground system called STM EPIC, “Education and Play In Colour”, which uses multi use court markings and/or traditional playground games to transform your playground into a fun and safe play area. The coloured turf is perfect for Primary, Nursery and SEN schools. STM can provide fully bespoke play spaces to transform school playgrounds and bring your vision to life.
Artificial turf playground surfaces enhance the way children play and interact with each other. Artificial grass that is designed especially for primary schools can transform the outside environment into safe, creative and colourful playgrounds.
STM also specialises in the design and installation of tailored artificial grass areas for specialist schools. We have worked in the past with schools of children of all ages with varying levels of learning difficulties. We are proud to have designed sensory playground surfaces that are colourful, creative and practical for such schools.
Artificial turf for secondary schools can provide a cost and space effective solution to the various different sports covered in P.E. lessons, including football, hockey, netball/basketball and tennis. Take a look at our synthetic turf for sports pages for more information. STM works directly with world- class manufacturers to ensure products are tested to national and international standards.
STM also construct full build sports areas from the ground up, creating stunning sports facilities that include fencing, lighting, and the highest quality of sports surfaces.