Our services don’t stop during installation. We will ensure a first class build and help you maintain optimum sports performance.

On practical completion we continue to monitor performance over the defects period to ensure all aspects are maintained correctly. Beyond this, we can also provide advice on any maintenance and help you prepare for future refurbishment works. We will review the latest performance standards and suggest possible enhancements and alterations.

Installation to specification

Our experienced team is well versed in overseeing a project successfully from the initial inspection, through full design and specification, to managing the renovation or construction and final handover. Our aim is to ensure we keep all parties up to date with current status and ensure project delivery is within budget and on schedule.  We pride ourselves on our flexible and attentive approach, which is born out in our results and client feedback from over 10 years in business.

Construction supervision and administration

During the construction stages of a project, we ensure key stage inspections are carried out, reporting back to the client as required to discuss the progress and status of works.

Quality control and assurance

We can also take the client through practical completion and subsequent 12 months defects period, to ensure all aspects are maintained correctly and any minor problems or client queries are cleared up.

Performance testing and certification

To us, like you, the performance of a sports surface is critical. To assess existing or newly completed sports surfaces, SSL use independent, impartial test specialists to carry out both field and laboratory based performance testing.

On newly completed facilities, these tests ensure that the facility has been built to the specification provided and, where relevant, demonstrate compliance with the relevant governing body performance criteria and accreditation.

The performance testing carried out must meet stringent specifications set out by the relevant governing body, such as FIFA or The FA. They are designed to examine the interactions between the ball/surface and the player/surface. Each sports governing body provides detailed specifications and testing criteria, but typically include specific tests for the following:

  • Vertical Ball Rebound
  • Angle Ball Rebound
  • Ball Roll
  • Shock Absorption
  • Rotational Resistance
  • Linear Friction
  • Stud Deceleration

Maintenance guidance for your ‘in-house’ team.

SSL can advise your team on the best methods to employ to keep your artificial pitch in peak condition. With years of experience in the field, we can conduct annual inspections to outline the condition of the surface, and suggest necessary changes to the maintenance, highlight any issues or specialist work that may be required, or advice on technical developments that would improve the facility.

Maintenance and repair scheduling

No Artificial playing surface will last forever, but with correct maintenance and remedial work, optimum performance can be maintained and longevity increased. We can advise on the best plan for your specific requirements – a service that is ideal for managers and supervisors, coaches and financial controllers wishing to understand the pitch condition, to maximise life cycle and make informed and considered maintenance and refurbishment plans.