Artificial Grass School
SSP is a leading installer of school artificial grass. We are specialist in installing artificial grass in educational environments including schools and nurseries. Astro sports pitches are increasingly in demand in playground and out door areas. SSP can offer a range of sports and play artificial turfs including third (3g) and fourth generation (4g) football and multi sports artificial grasses. We can offer prices for the construction and on going maintenance for sports artificial grass play surface.
We are unique in having a full sports surface maintenance division which can carry out one off or a continuing program of synthetic sports pitch maintenance, cleaning and rejuvenation for schools and club.
- Play Surfaces
- Multi Sports Surfaces
- Football Surfaces
- 4G Pitches
- 3g Pitches
- 2g Pitches
Sports – Case Studies
Tarmac multi sports area transformed with sports artificial grass Click Here for more info
Enclosed artificial grass mini football pitch and wet pour rubber safety surface on outdoor rooftop playground Click Here for more info
Lambeth Primary School -Case Study
Artificial grass sports surfacing installed in playground and a small sided soccer pitch installed on roof. Click Here for more info
Play- Case Studies
EcoSol turf – the greenest artificial grass around transforms muddy play area
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Blean Primary School Artificial Grass Outdoor Play Area
Artificial grass play area installed to banish muddy play area Click Here for more info
Ryedene Primary School transformed their garden with artificial grass all weather surface Click Here for more info
St Nicholas At Wade Primary School
Artificial grass outdoor area installed with wet pour rubber safety surface Click Here for more info
Artificial Grass School Sports
The most common question form schools is the cost of a 3g pitch. A full 3g pitch can be very expensive. However most primary schools don’t require full FA accredited football pitch as the school pitches are generally used for friendly matches, play times, physical education classes and training. FA accreditation requires the additional cost of regular testing. A sand filled or dressed artificial grass provides a superb paying surface for most sports.
2g- Second Generation Artificial Grass
Second generation (2g) artificial grass sports surface is a sand filled system. 2g artificial grass ranges in pile height from 12 – 24 mm . A layer of silica sand infill is brushed into the base of the synthetic grass fibres. The sand ensure the astro carpet fibres remain upright and give great playing qualities. A rubber or foam underlay shock pad may be layered under the grass to increase impact absorbtion. Suitable for
- Multi Sports
- Netball / basketball
3g- Third Generation Artificial Grass
Third generation artificial turf is a mixed sand and rubber infill system. 3g artificial grass has a pile height of between 30mm and 60mm. The infill mixture provide greater shock absorbency and increased level of playing characteristics. Within a primary / prep school setting this is not often required as players are light and slower than adult player.
4g – Forth Generation Artificial Grass
Forth generation (4g) artificial grass sports pitches are an unfilled artificial grass system. Using the latest technology for a revolutionary yarn and tufting system the artificial grass is a dense and high pile carpet. 4G pitches are laid onto a full shock pad .
A denser then 3g pitch artificial grass has a polyethylene, monofilament, tufted yarn which slows compaction and keeps the yarn upright. This helps maintain the best playing characteristics . The pile height is approximately 30mm and an increased pile weight at around 3000g/m2 ensure a very dense and luxurious surface..
This specification is far beyond the need of a primary school sport. It is designed for full competitive sports pitches , which require fifa or other accreditations.
Artificial Grass School Play
Artificial grass is a natural choice for playground surfacing, providing a soft safe surface for free play. SSP has transformed thousand of playgrounds in the past twenty years to become a leading supplier and installer of schools artificial grass playgrounds.
Initially the only available artificial grass was a 24mm single colour and straight turf polypropylene grass designed for sports. The development of mixed colours and fibre shapes lead to an expansion of available artificial grasses for leisure and play surfacing. See our products page for our range of artificial turf –Click Here
Artificial grass can be combined with a shock pad to provide a critical fall height around playground equipment. SSP’s synthetic grass play surfaces can be fitted into any shape and sized area to provide an all year round area.
Artificial grass transforms a muddy area into :
- mud free zone
- all weather play area
- suitable for sports and play area
- soft enough to sit on area
- reduced accident area
- safe play surface area
- high use area
- Conform to OFSTED
- Aid Child ‘Free Flow’
- colourful simulating area
- no mow area – no lawn cutting area
SSP artificial grass play elements add colour , interest and child friendly area which are ideal for outdoor teaching. Hop scotches, number snakes , can be included to help with literacy and numeracy teaching. Coloured shapes are popular with reception and nursery classes and provide an outdoor educational games area’s.
Fishes and flowers can help soften a playground making it much more appealing to children.