3D Printing at Sports Labs

3D printing the Lisport XL studded roller Inhouse. One of the benefits of owning a 3D printer - you can print your own spare part!

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Printing the profiled roller  

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Sportstestequip.com the goto site for sports surfaces testing equipment

STE the only dedicated sports surfaces testing equipment supplier, launch their new web site today. An easy to use platform which allows you to purchase what you need online. Alternatively if you require further information you can make an enquiry for the specialist equipment that you have questions about.

Whether you want to buy an infill depth gauge or a AAA device STE can help you with your needs. Quick delivery times and a dedicated set up with the more complex items. Simply go to www.sportstestequip.com for the most competitive quality equipment on the market.


 Depth probe for the measurement of infill depth

Ball roll ramps essential in the maintenance of 3G surfaces

HIC equipment for testing playgrounds                                           

Testing buggy

Borders Leisure Trust gives Tweedbank a make over for 2014

Tweedbank Athletics Track gets major refurbishment Sports Labs play key role in project:

Tweedbank a strategically important track in the Border was originally opened The track was built in about 1984 and was upgraded from 6 to 8 lanes in 1996, constructed by Charles Lawerence Surfaces it has served the Borders athletics clubs very well over the years. A quick make over 2 years ago did not prove to prolong the life of the facility therefore a decision was made to refurbish the track in May 2013.

Working with Stuart Davidson a local architect Sports Labs prepared a specification for the works and sought tenders for the refurbishment for works to commence in May. The initial site investigation was very positive and was proven to be correct in that the track was originally built to a high standard. During the works the quality of the install was monitored by key stage inspections so throughout a regime of sampling and testing was exercised.

The end result is now an upgrade on the potential for this track to host top Scottish events in the future. With Scotland hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games Tweedbank will no doubt feature in warm up and training facilities for attending Nations.

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Borders press reported on the benefits of the project to the community in a recent article which you can read here;

http://www.bordertelegraph.com/sport/roundup/articles/2013/08/19/467769-tweedbank-on-track-to-host-top-national-events/

Sports Labs BE by NOC * NSF recognized as a testing institute for sports flooring

Sports Labs gain NOC approval The company Sports Labs BE is as of 6 July 2012 approved by NOC * NSF as a testing institute for performing laboratory tests and inspections of sports floors. Sports Labs BE is located in Gentbrugge in Belgium and is part of Sports Labs Ltd. Sports Labs BE is an ISO / IEC 17020 certified company that, among other FIFA, FIH and the International Rugby Board works.

On behalf of the NOC * NSF plays a central role in the way sports flooring and sports facilities are approved in the Netherlands. This requires certain standards (sports and technical equipment) determined that inspection bodies must fulfill. In the Netherlands, a select number of companies are approved by by NOC * NSF for such testing protocols that must be performed NOC-1

The management of standards and test methods for sport has for many years been in the hands of ISA Sport (now ISA KIWA). After ISA KIWA became an independent organization, the management of standards and test methods transferred to NOC * NSF.  In 2008, the company INTRON NOC * NSF Certification (now SGS INTRON) were approved for the testing of sports surfaces and now Sports Labs BE the third test institute recognized by NOC * NSF.

Besides ISA KIWA and SGS INTRON's also Sports Labs BE contribute expertise to the testing of sports surfaces and sports facilities in the Netherlands in accordance with established procedures.

Here we see Roland Draajier of NOC with Eric and Yannick of Sports Labs BE

Sports Labs wins Edinburgh City Council Framework Contract

Sports Labs Ltd are appointed as 3G Pich Designers for Edinburgh City CouncilSports Labs Ltd are pleased to announce that the The City of Edinburgh Council has appoint Sports Labs Ltd, as their specialist sports pitch consultant for the design and installation of third generation (3G) sports pitches in Edinburgh. The service involves feasibility work on design options for each site (with costs for each option), full detailed design of each 3G pitch, provision of pitch specification, tender documents and tender report, submission of planning applications (if required), advice and assistance with the appointment of a suitable pitch contractor and management of the appointed contractor through to the completion of each project. This commission will extend to the construction of up to six 3G pitches over a 3 year period.The estimated construction cost of the work is 3,000,000 GBP over the term of the contract. This is a significant appointment for Sports Labs Ltd building on our previous good working relations with the City of Edinburgh Council in delivering first class sports pitches in the Edinburgh area. For further information please contact Eric O’Donnell on +44 (0)845 602 6354 or eric@sportslabs.co.uk