Products and Services
Natural Sports Pitch Construction
From greenfield site to finished pitch we can construct the surface to suit your needs. With the use of sports turf intensifying the right construction, drainage and maintenance is essential to create a good playing surface that will last for many years. Whether a large development or a village playing field, Agripower Ltd offers the same high level of advice and service to create or improve your sporting facility. Our knowledge, experience and attention to detail enhance our reputation as leading football and rugby pitch builders.
Sports Pitch Drainage
Lateral Drainage A lateral drain can be installed in one operation. The spoil is collected, the pipe inserted and covered with gravel from our purpose built gravel hopper. Lateral drainage systems can be installed under existing turf. Our purpose built machinery cuts the turf and neatly rolls it to either side to leave the runs ready for the drain trenches to be cut. The drain is then installed and the turf simply rolled back into place, where it will quickly root back into the soil enabling the pitch to be used after just a few days. Another technique is to completely remove a strip of turf along the run. The drain can then be installed and the turf replaced afterwards. Sand Banding, Sand Slitting Sand banding should be installed in conjunction with the primary piped drainage system to remove surface water quickly and efficiently from the playing surface to the drains below. This technique enables maximum usage of the turf to be achieved during periods of inclement weather. Spacings are variable, depending on the sporting activity, soil type or financial constraints. Sand band trenches are excavated 50mm wide to a maximum depth of 400mm, using our specialist disc trenchers, equipped with side elevators to carry away the excavated soil. The narrow trench width reduces the amount of backfilling material required, keeping costs to a minimum. Sand band trenches are backfilled using hydraulically operated two-stage hoppers, which deliver an even layer of gravel followed by sand, compressed as it is installed to reduce settlement. Normal play can be resumed immediately. Sand Placement In addition to drainage and sand banding, or on a maintenance basis, sand placement and sand grooving operations are ideally suited for areas where heavy rise is envisaged and requiring the maximum drainage potential. Equipped with oscillating blades, the Sand Placement machine injects sand or ‘Lytag’to a depth of 225mm at 1metre centres. The vibrating action helps to break up surface compaction and provide a connection to underground installations. Sand Grooving The Sand Groover provides an intensive series of surface drains at 200mm centres to a depth of 100mm. This is particularly useful in areas which receive heavy usage or where surface capping has reduced drainage capacity.
Synthetic Pitch Construction
Agripower Contractors have a wealth of experience in all aspects of artificial sports turf pitch construction. Whether it be the initial planning and design to a re-surface or full construction. From projects incorporating multiple all weather pitches with floodlighting & fencing, to laying a new artificial grass onto an existing or new surface, Agripower are the first point of call. Agripower offer a wide range of artificial sports turf pitch options, including 3G artificial pitch construction, sand dressed and sand filled synthetic sports turf for 11, 7 or 5-a-side football, rugby, hockey, tennis through to macadam and acrylic based multi use games areas (MUGAs). Agripower construct all pitches using fully automated laser controlled equipment ensuring accuracy through all phases of construction from drainage to the final surface, giving excellent performance and a competitive edge.
Athletic Track Construction
Agripower have been constructing athletic tracks for over 20 years. Our services include design, full construction or renovation. We are able to offer: High performance athletic track construction to I.A.A.F standard In-house planning, design and construction service Various surface types including solid P.U., Sandwich and Porous in a variety of colours. Fencing and floodlighting A selection of outdoor sports equipment