Constructionline accredited sports pitch contractors

ETC Sports Surfaces renews sports pitch contractor’s accreditation with Constructionline

ETC Sports Surfaces is committed to offering the highest standard of workmanship at the most affordable prices for our customers across the UK. As part of this commitment, we’ve recently renewed our accreditation with Constructionline. For more than twenty years, Constructionline has led the way in supporting the procurement and buying process throughout the UK construction chain – and that helps us as sports pitch contractors to offer the highest quality product standards at the most cost-effective rates.

Why is Constructionline accreditation important in sports pitch construction?

Constructionline’s mission is to build value in the supply chain and procurement cycle, by helping its members to build networks, simplify procurement tasks, reduce risk and keep pace with legislation. It’s the organisation behind the development of PAS91, a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire which has greatly simplified the tendering process for customers and contractors alike. Constructionline also supports SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) best practice, providing a clear audit trail for safety in buying and procurement.

From a customers’ point of view, this level of compliance is vital, since it underpins the safety and quality of sports pitch construction. Compliance is at the heart of everything that Constructionline does, and it’s also at the heart of what we stand for here at ETC Sports Surfaces. Nothing matters more than the safety and satisfaction of our customers, our products, and the end users of our artificial sports pitches. The standards upheld by Constructionline supports us in ensuring premium quality and value in every sports pitch construction or upgrade that we deliver.

What other accreditations should I look for when I’m choosing a sports pitch contractor?

There are numerous accrediting and governing bodies that oversee the quality, safety and compliance standards of sports pitch construction in the UK. They include SAPCA, the Considerate Constructors Scheme and CHAS (the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme). There are also specialist organisations dedicated to compliance and quality standards in specific sports – for example, the Tennis Industry Association. The criteria to participate in all these schemes are stringent, and so checking whether your sports pitch contractor is registered with the major sports and construction bodies is important when you’re considering tenders for your project. You can find a full list of ETC Sports Surfaces accreditations here.

However, it’s also important to ensure that your chosen contractor has a proven track record of satisfactory workmanship, customer service and on-site conduct. So, we always encourage our customers to do their own research. In fact, a large proportion of our own contracts at ETC Sports Surfaces come from repeat business and recommendations from previously satisfied customers. We’re always delighted to introduce potential new customers to those who can speak for us, and we would advise any potential customer to seek independent references from previous clients, as an extra reassurance that their sports pitch contractor is trustworthy, safe and reliable.

Want to know more about sports pitch construction accreditations and safety?

Visit our accreditations page for full details of how we ensure the highest industry standards.

Find out more about our SAPCA membership.

Read customer case studies and testimonials on our sports surface solutions blog.