We design and build hockey pitches using the most up-to-date advances in artificial grass technology. We construct sand-filled and sand-dressed pitches to FIH/English Hockey standards. We also install astro turf 3G hockey surfaces and water-based pitches. Artificial hockey pitches cost from approximately £60/m2 depending on specifications. Water-based pitches include an irrigation system and are priced on an individual basis. We give free estimates and would be delighted to help you with your project.
The most common artificial grass hockey surfaces are sand-filled, a low density carpet, 18-23mm pile height, with sand infill to just below the pile for stability and sand-dressed, an 18-23mm carpet with sufficient sand to keep the fibres upright (60-80% of the pile height). Water-based pitches use a very high density carpet with no infill which requires irrigation via a sprinkler system to maintain a layer of water on the pitch.
Hockey surfaces are commonly laid onto a 15mm in-situ shockpad over an engineered (tarmac) stabilising base layer which sits on a free-draining stone sub-base. Hockey fencing is generally rebound mesh with kickboards. Pitch lighting levels for hockey are between 350 and 750 lux. A lower level may be used for training and school/community play.