When it comes to installing multi-use games areas (MUGA Pitch) for a school, sports centre, members club or any other organization, there are various surface choices to consider. From porous tarmacadam to synthetic turf, the characteristics of each confer distinct advantages which one of our expert advisers would be happy to discuss.
MUGA contractors are able to provide all types of surfaces based on the specific requirements that clients have. For example, a schools MUGA construction may involve a natural grass sand dressed surface or a 2G or 3G synthetic sand filled pitch, both of which are permeable and can therefore be used in all weather conditions without the need for floodlighting.
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These surfaces are also suitable for tennis and netball, as well as recreational hockey and football. The surfacing can be finished with a colour coating to support slip resistance, and the sand dressing is usually comprised of open-graded, frost-resistant macadam laid atop the free-draining stone.
Another option for a school MUGA is a polymeric surface which is typically made from SBR or EPDM rubber with a polyurethane binder and slip-resistant materials. Often referred to as Type 4 MUGAs, these are better suited to contact sports such as 5-a-side football and basketball as their thicker profile offers more cushioning and shock absorbency. Polymeric surfaces can be completed with coloured lines and zone markings to support the needs of individual sports. This enables schools to cater for their preferred sports whilst meeting sports governing body regulations.