MUGA pitch installation company is an ideal solution for schools and colleges as it offers a safe, versatile, year-round surface that can be used for different sports. There are many different types of surfacing available and the right one for your facility depends on factors such as budget requirements, which sports will be played and longevity required.
A full MUGA construction project often involves excavating and disposing of the existing surface, preparing the sub-base to the correct specification, laying a geotextile membrane to prevent weed growth and installing a porous macadam base course layer that has a thickness of up to 40mm. A tarmac or polymeric surface can then be installed, which is typically laid to the required tolerances and topped with a sports rebound fence and a coloured anti-slip coating to enhance the appearance.
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The earliest forms of multisport surfacing, referred to as Type 1 and 2, have a porous macadam surface finish with lines painted on to create the courts and pitches. These are designed to support ‘court’ style sports such as tennis and netball, but can also be used for recreational hockey and football. The next level of MUGA is the type 5A games area, which has a 2G sand-dressed artificial grass surface finish. This is primarily designed for hockey, but can be used for rugby and football as well.
Finally, a needle punch carpet surface is an all weather option that’s ideal for community centres as it allows for a variety of different sports to be played. This can be a sand or rubber crumb infilled surface and will require fairly regular brushing to keep the playing surface at its best.