Hockey pitches with synthetic surfaces will eventually reach the end of their lifecycle and the performance, feel and look of the pitch will begin to decrease. At this stage it’s important to consider hockey pitch resurfacing to ensure the surface is performing at its best. Avoiding resurfaces can be costly as hockey pitches will lose their performance properties and play characteristics like ball bounce, ball roll, consistency and slide resistance. Its drainage properties will begin to degrade as its passes the end of its life.
This is why resurfacing is so important and it gives the sports club or school the perfect opportunity to improve their facility with new and high performance hockey products that can transform performance, look and feel of hockey pitches.
STM have great experience resurfacing hockey pitches and our project at Kings Academy was the perfect example of a school upgrading their facilities during the resurfacing project with STM.
The Kings Academy completed resurface in 2015
We understand that a resurfacing project is big task and that’s why STM use our expertise to guide our clients through every step of a resurfacing project, starting with a free consultation.
All clubs and schools that are looking for hockey pitch resurfacing from STM are entitled to a free consultation from our expert team. Our knowledge and expertise means we can give advice on how long existing pitches have on their lifecycles, when will be the best time for a resurface and what will be the best methods. This also gives you the opportunity to discuss other project aspects such as fencing, sports lighting and floodlights. We understand that not all schools have the funds to carry out a resurface when it’s needed so we can offer maintenance advice to help schools extend the lifespan until funds become available.
If its uplifting an existing hockey surface, or even a different type of synthetic surface STM have the necessary specialist equipment to ensure the pitches are cut up into smaller more manageable strips that can be rolled up using specialist techniques and prepared for removal. We make it our main priority to protect the existing base works to save costs for our clients so the surface can be reused with only minor patching and repair work where possible.
- Using specialist cutting tools STM can cut the old surface into smaller more manageable strips ready to be uplifted and removed.
- Cutting the turf into smaller strips means it can be rolled up on site without damaging the existing base works.
- Using specialist techniques STM can roll up the existing surface ready for removal.
STM always look for the most environmentally friendly ways of removing and disposing of artificial turf. Working closely with our partners STM are exploring new and innovative ways to dispose of old pitches and we continue to look for green solutions for the removal of existing pitches.
We prepare all the turf onsite so it can be quickly removed from site.
Supply and installation of artificial turf surfaces is where STM specialise with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in artificial turf installation. With over 50,000 sqm of synthetic turf being supplied and installed a year you can be assured we have the experience and expertise for your project. We only use turf accredited by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) so quality is always guaranteed.
Synthetic Turf Maintenance is the specialist maintenance department of STM and maintenance programs will extend the lifespan and performance of hockey pitches considerably. Our guarantees and warranties also offer protection on our products and installations
Our specialist maintenance equipment is perfect for maintenance programs on all types of synthetic sports surfaces.