To get the maximum use from your sports facility you need a company to provide surface maintenance solutions tailored to your needs, budget and timings. We provide the most experienced and dedicated on-site teams and equipment for that one-off rejuvenation of artificial turf, or the cleaning of athletics tracks, right through to emergency repairs and service agreements – both across the UK and globally through our network of international licensees. Our investment and knowledge has succeeded in providing the very best techniques and advice for synthetic sports maintenance.
We’re here to help and are ready to respond, advise, survey, and plan, whether it’s maintenance related or something of a legal or safety nature – we have a personal service that you won’t find with any other company. We are happy to discuss new or existing synthetic surface machinery requirements and have great industry connections with leading suppliers. Over the years Replay are pleased to have been awarded Supplier Recognition for their track cleaning services – projects like the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Games; FA Accreditation and more recently becoming an ‘Official Pitch Maintenance Supplier’ for England Hockey. To learn more about our industry partnerships, click here.
Give us a call on 01636 640506 or ask a question online at ‘The Green Room’.
“The work that Replay carried out was absolutely outstanding. The pitch is playing as good as new.”
Alistair Scott, Western Wildcats Hockey Club.
Synthetic Pitch Maintenance
The REPLAY REVIVE® process extends the life of a synthetic sports pitch and minimises the risk of injury to players by improving grip and reducing compaction.
REVIVE® maintenance uses a specially developed single operator machine to remove contaminants from in-filled carpets, water-based carpets and polymeric surfaces. The specialist machinery we operate decompacts and rotates the contaminated infill whereupon a series of filters and vacuums separate the clean infill from the fine particles of dust, debris and broken down carpet fibre. The cleaned infill is then regraded and dressed back into the surface resulting in improved performance and player experience. The result is reduced compaction, enhanced porosity and improved playing characteristics. It is offered as part of a proactive Replay Service Agreement (recommended) – regular, planned maintenance massively reduces repair and replacement costs by keeping surfaces in excellent condition.
REPLAY REVIVE® PLUS+ has been specifically developed as a reactionary one-off maintenance process, ideally carried out in warm weather and on a dry surface. This deep clean has the primary objective of separating the contamination from the clean infill and removing compaction.
“…everything with Replay has been smooth and professional and we have no complaints with the services they have provided…”
Trevor Fox, The Sheffield College.
Water Based Pitch & Athletic Track Cleaning
AQUATRAX® is a unique process, combining pressure washing and vacuum extraction. It was first developed to remove accumulated contamination during the maintenance of polymeric athletics tracks but has since been adapted to clean dirt and algal growth from unfilled or water-based hockey surfaces.
The machine applies pressure water jets to dislodge the dirt. A vacuum extraction system then removes the dirty water to a tank on the machine so that contaminants are not returned to the surface.
AQUATRAX® has now cleaned over 4 million square metres of tracks and water-based pitches.
“Without this amazing machine we would not have managed. Even the worst areas cleaned up perfectly, great job!”
Joe Hoekstra, Mondo (official track supplier to London 2012)
Designed for use on hard court areas and now adapted to clean non infill systems, the Replay AquaCourt process uses a bespoke high-volume, multi-nozzle pressure washer system to lift and remove contaminants.
Firstly, the unit cleans in multiple directions to lift and soften any silt, algae and moss from the grain of the surface. Following this, the whole surface is then cleaned using a combination of oscillating lances and flat fan high pressure spray system to turbo wash and ensure all contamination is effectively removed.
Air Rejuvenation at its Best
Our REPLAY REJUVENATION® process can restore compacted and contaminated synthetic football, rugby, hockey and tennis surfaces to ‘as new’ performance and appearance. This unique constant air-flow plenum technology uses compressed air to remove the contaminated top layer of sand; restore the pile to vertical and filled again with new clean infill. The process can extract the infill to any chosen depth, including removing all the infill right down to the backing. It is as effective on long-pile surfaces, filled with any infill material.
When conducted on Tennis Courts, our REJUVENATION® process uses a smaller model of our Rejuvenation Beaver unit. As with the process for pitches, Tennis Court REJUVENATION® will remove surface debris and decompact the carpet allowing for the extraction of contaminated infill using compressed air. Restoring the court to an ‘as new’ condition for appearance, drainage and performance.
REPLAY REJUVENATION® can often double the playing life of a pitch or tennis court for less than quarter of the cost of a new carpet.
“The surfaces are playing really well since Replay came in and conducted their Rejuvenation process. The team are very professional and contact has always been easy and efficient”
Ed Ramsden, Leicester Grammar School
Emergency Repairs & Maintenance
At REPLAY we know that cancelled matches and meets are bad news for players and groundsmen alike. We have teams working all over the UK seven days a week.
If you have an emergency or urgent requirement relating to repairs or maintenance of a synthetic sports surface, please call 01636 640506 or email us.
If you call before 5pm* we will respond the same day. If you call after 5pm, we guarantee to get back to you by 9.30am the next working day.
* Monday to Friday.
“…your team of professional and knowledgeable staff were a pleasure to work with…”
Brent Sowerby, Sandhill Centre.
Cost-effective Service Agreements
For peace of mind, at a fixed amount, Service Agreements are the ideal way to ensure that playing surfaces benefit from regular and planned maintenance. With Replay you also get more enhanced service levels than with any other surface maintenance company.
Our Service Agreements can be set at intervals to suit you, and include pre and post-maintenance tests with the Fieldman testing device. This allows you to see what difference the maintenance regime is making to your playing surface and enables you to plan your maintenance regime far more effectively. To get started, contact us for a free site visit.
Service Agreements can include:
- Retexturing and Repainting
- Line Marking
- Supply of Maintenance Machinery
“Based on their strong reputation in the sector we took out a service agreement with Replay. It protects our investment and maintains the safety and integrity of the surfaces”
Alan Horgan, Nottingham Trent University
The Fieldman testing device tests the effect of maintenance on a surface. For the first time, groundsmen and facility managers are able to monitor how effective their maintenance regimes are, and be able to predict when a surface may need rejuvenating. Fieldman testing provides an instant force reduction ratio, deformation reading and energy restitution reading that can be replicated across a synthetic pitch to provide an overall firmness ratio.
It is only available in the UK through Replay and is included within our Service Agreements.
The Replay Reportal is a secure online system that allows you to view all records produced by us in the course of a service agreement. Whilst we still continue to issue physical reports and audits, the Reportal allows you to view them all on-line at your leisure. This facility can also be used to provide one-to-one maintenance advice, but is only available with a Replay Maintenance Service Agreement.
A login and password is required so all documentation remains confidential, with updates to your records being advised as they happen.
Replay are happy to carry out a free site visit to assess a pitch and compile a report. Assessment involves utilising some specific tools, like the Fieldman, Depth & Free Pile Gauge mentioned above, that allow us to measure some of the more important performance properties of the surface. All this information is logged in order to set an initial datum point for the pitch and includes the three important areas that can determine the quality and life expectancy of a Pitch:
Surface Construction Surface Infill & Carpet Fibres Surface Debris & Contamination
We also include a visual check of the ancillary items such as the fence, goal posts, access etc. We document all of this on our free, easy to follow Facility Survey Report (FSR) – stored online on the password protected ‘Replay Reportal’ for Clients to view. From that we can specifically tailor our advice and recommendations. If the facility engages our services to carry out the maintenance recommendations the FSR is carried out on an annual basis. Doing this allows comparison of the pitch’s performance properties against the initial datum point and forms the basis of ongoing maintenance.
Effective from the 2014/15 The FA changed the standard code of rules regarding the use of 3G FTP’s. A football turf pitch (FTP) must be tested and appear on The FA Register (http://3g.thefa.me.uk/) if it is to be allowed to be used for match play in all competitions outside the National League System (NLS). Replay can help facilities achieve inclusion on The FA Register by carrying out a free site visit and advising on the maintenance needed. Maintaining inclusion on The FA Register will be down to the facility if Replay is not engaged with a service agreement. To read why you need FA Testing please click here.
“Replay have been great, we would have not been placed on the FA approved register without them. The team are always very helpful, very conscientious and as a contractor they are one of the nicest I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
Dave Ludley, Braunton Academy
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Replay Maintenance Limited is an FA Counties Partner – Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, North Riding, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, West Riding and Wiltshire. This allows all facilities within the Partnership access to a fluid “pool” of information and advice with an expert on hand at the time they are required. From initial grounds professional training through to budgets and forecasts, the partnership caters for all aspects of managing and maintaining a synthetic sports pitch.
Replay Maintenance is an official training supporter to the IOG and, together with Charterhouse Turf Machinery, offer a series of one-day training courses on synthetic playing surface maintenance. Delegates will learn how to maintain the quality, longevity and cost-effectiveness of artificial surfaces and is unrivalled for content and cost-effectiveness. More information on the dates and venues can be found at www.iog.org.
The Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It funds the development of new and refurbished grassroots sports facilities improving the quality and experience of playing sport at the grassroots level. Its main aims are to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities throughout England.
Constructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management. Their aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes.
Replay Maintenance is the ‘Official Pitch Maintenance Supplier’ to England Hockey. We conduct regular surface inspections to identify areas that require maintenance as well as creating maintenance programmes – working closely with the ‘Clubs and Facilities team’ at England Hockey to supply support and educational services to clubs around the country including England Hockey regional teams.
SAPCA (www.sapca.org.uk) has over 200 member companies and represents a wide range of interests and activities from across the sports facility construction industry. Its membership structure is split into six distinct groups, one being Ancillary Contractors (floodlighting, fencing, line-marking and maintenance services etc.) of which Replay Maintenance is included. Replay Director, Garry Martin, is Chairman of the SAPCA Ancillary Contractor Group.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme is the largest health and safety assessment scheme in the UK. As a CHAS approved accredited contractor, Replay Maintenance demonstrate compliance with important parts of health and safety law, enabling us to work for all of CHAS’ buyers.
Qualified SafeContractor auditors review health and safety policies, procedures and documentation and provide tailored safety audits that assess whether there is suitable and sufficient health and safety compliance within the contractor. Replay Maintenance is an accredited SafeContractor.