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Sports Facilities Health Checks

Sports pitches that stand the test of time and then some

Each year previous customers of Thornton Sports are offered free Facility Health Checks on sports facilities installed more than 10 years ago.

Following the most recent facility checks undertaken, over 92% of the artificial grass pitches installed by Thornton Sports are still in use and in great condition, despite their age. Having well exceeded their warranty periods and expected useable lifespan, the majority of these pitches will also be fit for use for a number of years yet.

When facilities previously installed by Thornton Sports do eventually reach the stage of requiring refurbishment, many of these clients return to Thorntons. Herne Bay High School in Kent and Groby Community College in Leicester have both recently re-appointed Thornton Sports to resurface their artificial grass pitches, which had been in use for 13 and 16 years respectively.

The team at Thornton Sports are also delighted to have been re-appointed to resurface two previously installed sports pitch facilities through the Artificial Grass Pitch Framework. These projects are currently underway at Westfield Academy in Hertfordshire and William de Ferrers School & Leisure Centre in Essex. 12 years ago William de Ferrers School chose to install our Stadium 25 sand filled multi-use artificial grass. A recent independent survey of the former pitch by specialist artificial turf pitch design consultants Surfacing Standards Ltd remarked that “the level of wear is impressive with an artificial turf of this age”.

These projects are just a few examples of the excellent longevity and track-record of Thornton Sports in-house UK manufactured artificial grass surfaces. If you enjoyed reading this you may also enjoy Football or MUGA's.

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