MUGAs

MUGAs can come in all shapes and sizes. MUGA stands for Multi Use Games Area, therefore it’s common for more than one sport to be played on these areas such as 5 v 5 football, tennis, netball and basketball.

As for the surfaces, there are plenty of choices for multi sport; engineered macadam layer, short pile synthetic turf or polymeric.

Picking the correct MUGA surface entirely depends on the sports you want to play and the design will often be lead by the main sport which determines the fencing  and floodlighting requirements too.

Every project is unique. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with your sports project.

 

Athletics

Athletics tracks need a great deal of thought to get the performance to meet the athletes’ needs. For the surface rubber polymeric sandwich, spray coat on a base mat or a prefabricated solution can be chosen to be installed on to a high precision engineered macadam base.

Here is an example of an World Athletics approved (6) lane track with a 6 lane sprint straight. Events such as long jump, discus, and high jump can be installed and designed to suit your needs with either a natural or synthetic infield for a multitude of sports.

Every project is unique. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with your sports project.

 

Rugby

Rugby needs shock absorbency so for a synthetic rugby pitch, a long pile turf with sand and rubber (or more commonly referred to as 3G) is best to be installed onto a high performing shockpad onto an engineered base.

Here is an example of a World Rugby guideline full sized rugby pitch complete with a 4.5m high twin bar fence with rebound panel and high netting on the goal ends.

Floodlighting of either 6 or 8 columns can be installed to an average 200 lux for community use.

Every project is unique. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with your sports project.

 

Hockey

Hockey is best played on either a sand dressed or water based short pile synthetic turf with a high performing shockpad onto an engineered macadam base for ultimate precision and speed.

This is an example of an FIH guideline standard 11 v 11 sand dressed pitch at 6300m2 with play lines for 11 v 11.

For ball retention, it’s best practice to go for a roll form 3 or 4.5m high Weldmesh with a softwood kickboard to the base of the fence.

Floodlighting of either 6 or 8 columns can be installed to an average 350 lux for community use.

Every project is unique. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with your sports project.

Football

Football can be played on most types of synthetic surfaces such as sand filled, sand dressed and macadam. The most common surface for football is a sand and rubber filled long pile (or more commonly referred to as 3G) surface either with a shockpad or laid directly onto an engineered base.

This is an example of an FA guideline full sized 11 v 11 3G football pitch at 7420m2 with play lines for 11 v 11, 9 v 9 and 5 v 5.

It is usual for a football pitch to have 4.5m high twin bar ball retention fencing with a rebound panel to 1.2m high.

Floodlighting of either 6 or 8 columns can be installed to an average 200 lux for community use.

Every project is unique. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with your sports project.

 

An interview with our Contract’s Manager Dan Ramsdale

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How long have you been at Charles Lawrence Surfaces and have you always been a Contract’s Manager?

I’ve been with Charles Lawrence Surfaces for 3 years. Before that I was a site manager for a natural turf contractor.

I have worked my way up through the ranks.  I started off as a labourer and pushed myself to go to university in the evening to progress my career. It has taken the best part of 20 years of working on sites in various roles to get to Contracts Manager position.

Can you describe your role in 3 words?

Challenging, varied and rewarding.

Tell us why your role is so important to the work we do at Charles Lawrence Surfaces?

I feel like my role is important as I see myself as the link between the men on the ground, the clients and management.

I pride myself on the fact I treat everyone as an equal and that I form good working relationships with whoever I work with along the way.

What would you want our customers to know about why they should choose Charles Lawrence Surfaces to install their new pitch/track/MUGA?

I feel that CLS provide a quality that is second to none as we manage to retain an excellent work force who take pride and care in the work that they do. I feel that this is shown in the end product.

From my perspective I feel that we always have the end users’ best interest in mind with the works we do and don’t mind going that extra mile to help them out and achieve a finish which everyone is more than happy with.

An Interview with Accounts Administrator Lindsay Howard

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How long have you been at Charles Lawrence Surfaces and have you always been an Accounts Administrator?

I started working for Charles Lawrence back in 2015. My main job role has always been within Purchase Ledger and is a job I’ve always enjoyed and comes naturally to me. I also get involved in organising work socials a couple of my favourites have been Summer BBQ’s.

Can you describe your role in 3 words?

Essential, Structured, Diligence.

Tell us why your role is so important to the work we do at Charles Lawrence Surfaces?

Purchase Ledger is a fundamental role to all businesses and within Charles Lawrence has a direct impact on the smooth running of our Construction and Build on Sites. The job done consistently well creates trust and credibility with our material and plant suppliers. The role also requires timely and accurate execution of figures which are imperative for our Management team.

What would you want our customers to know about why they should choose Charles Lawrence Surfaces to install their new pitch/track/MUGA?

As a customer I would personally expect a high standard/ quality and ease throughout the whole Construction process. For the Service provided to be professional and well communicated.  To feel proud of the end result. I believe Charles Lawrence has provided this time and time again, achieving maintaining and realising expectations as standard.

New Year, New Beginnings for 2021

New Year, New Beginnings for 2021

Looking back at 2020, it's safe to say this past year has been transformative for us all. Whilst we are sure few would have predicted the working conditions, let alone the social conditions, we have experienced this year, Charles Lawrence Surfaces has risen to these challenges and gone from strength to strength.

The resurfacing of existing synthetic turf pitches at Reigate School, University of Liverpool, Ashford Hockey Club, Timperley Hockey Club, Preston Hockey Club, and Formby Hockey Club, continued throughout the year and provided valuable continuity, during a time of uncertainty.

As for 3G, we completed two new pitch builds, at Cranfield and Kirby Muxloe, as part of the previous Football Foundation Framework.

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The successful completion of these projects also marked the end of our eight-year relationship with Lano and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support during this period. We wish them every success in their new partnership and we look forward to working with them again in the future!

As part of the new Football Foundation Framework, we have started work on two new sites in collaboration with our parent company, the Malcolm Group and our project partner CC Grass.

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Reviewing 2020

Despite it all, we carried on through both lockdowns completing track projects at RAF Lakenheath,
Mark Hall Academy, Cleavley Track and Marlborough College with our partners Herculan BV and SSS.

Looking forward into 2021

"New" is certainly the buzz word at Charles Lawrence Surfaces for the start of 2021. With a bright, young, energetic and motivated team in place, ready to take on whatever 2021 sends us, we will start the New Year strongly. Our new management team, promoted from within, holds onto the core values of quality and expertise that Charles Lawrence has become renowned for, while keenly pursuing the development of new and continuing partnerships and the maintenance of relationships with our many dedicated suppliers. With new sports club sponsorship programmes and plenty of new projects in the pipeline, we have a very optimistic year ahead of us. So, watch this space for the new Charles Lawrence Surfaces coming in 2021. Our thanks to our sub-contractors, suppliers, partners and clients, for their cooperation and support in a quite extraordinary year and we look forward to a more stable, predictable and mutually prosperous year in 2021 and beyond.

The Charles Lawrence Surfaces Team.

 

Moulton FC Completed

Moulton FC Completed

In July, Charles Lawrence Surfaces has completed the construction of a new floodlit 3G Football pitch at Moulton Football Club, installing Lano Profoot MXSi TLT 50-13 synthetic turf. The project was completed within 12 weeks. Click here to view the case study.

Works Underway…@ Sandringham School

Works Underway…@ Sandringham School

Works started in June to construct a full size 3G Football pitch for Sandringham School, St Albans. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

The Deanery High School Completed

The Deanery High School Completed

In June, Charles Lawrence Surfaces has completed the installation of Domo Duraforce XSL 60-13 synthetic turf at the Deanery High School, Wigan. The project was completed within 1 week. Click here to view the case study.

Works Underway…@ Platt Lane

Works Underway…@ Platt Lane

Works started in June to resurface a full size Football Pitch at Platt Lane, Manchester Metropolitan University. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

Works Underway…@ YMCA Newark

Works Underway…@ YMCA Newark

Works started in May to construct two full size 3G Football pitches, and Athletics Track for YMCA Newark. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

Works Underway…@ Epsom Sports Club

Works Underway…@ Epsom Sports Club

Works started in April to construct a full size Hockey pitch for Epsom Sports Club. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

Works Underway…@ Jeffery Humble Playing Fields

Works Underway…@ Jeffery Humble Playing Fields

Works started in April to construct three full size 3G Football pitches for Jeffery Humble Playing Fields, Liverpool. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

Tiber Street, Greenhouse Project Completed

Tiber Street, Greenhouse Project Completed

In April, Charles Lawrence Surfaces has completed the construction of a new floodlit 3G Football pitch at Tiber Street, Liverpool, installing Lano Profoot MXSi TLT 50-13 synthetic turf. The project was completed within 15 weeks.

Axholme Academy Completed

Axholme Academy Completed

In April, Charles Lawrence Surfaces has completed the construction of a new floodlit 3G 9v9 Football pitch at the Axholme Academy, Crowle, installing Lano Profoot MXSi TLT 50-13 synthetic turf. The project was completed within 16 weeks. Click here to view the case study.

Works Underway…@ Simpson Ground Playing Fields

Works Underway…@ Simpson Ground Playing Fields

Works started in March to construct three full size 3G Football pitches for Simpson Ground Playing Fields, Liverpool. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

Hemel Hempstead School Completed

Hemel Hempstead School Completed

In October, Charles Lawrence Surfaces has completed the construction of a new floodlit 3G Football pitch at the Hemel Hempstead School, installing Lano Profoot MXSi TLT 50-13 synthetic turf. The project was completed within 12 weeks. Click here to view the case study.

Works Underway @ University of Warwick

Works started in September to construct five 5v5 Football Pitches, and three Polymeric Courts for University of Warwick. Check out Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.