Kick off the football season with your all-weather pitches properly protected

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With the football season in full swing, tens of thousands of grassroots football clubs will be donning their football boots and heading to the reliable sanctuary of their all-weather pitches.

Huge advances in technology have made these surfaces a very desirable alternative to grass. Some of the most obvious benefits are: – they don’t freeze during the cold weather; each blade of ‘grass’ bounces back into position when trodden on, so it always looks good; ball bounces are similar to what you can experience on grass and injuries can be kept to a minimum as there is a good amount of giving in the surface.

However, all this technology comes at a price. The BBC reports that the cost of installing an average 3G pitch can be upwards of half a million pounds, so clubs and pitch providers know that protecting their investment is of paramount importance.

The primary way to protect this investment is, of course, with decent and high-quality perimeter fencing. Security fencing is designed to keep out trespassers who may vandalise the facility, unwanted animals that might befoul the pitches, and prevent litter and debris blowing in. And of course, it goes without saying; it ensures that everyone using the pitch has paid to do so rather than simply helping themselves!

The most important factor with sports fencing is for the structure to be rigid and strong and of mesh construction that is low maintenance but has no solid surface for vandals to deface and is extremely difficult to climb. You will also want to ensure that you have secure pedestrian gate access, which can be purchased with matching infill options to the main fencing, as well as a variety of security locking systems. Equally, good robust spectator rails will protect your playing surface and protect both players and spectators.

Our range of high-security sports fencing will help protect your artificial football pitches and multi-use games areas (MUGA), so you can ensure your investment is safeguarded, now and for the future.

If you are looking for sports fencing, check out our selection of fencing options online, or contact Zaun today for further advice.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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