16 Apr 2014

New this month from Hewitech is the Variobox 100 sports pitch drainage product.

Designed specifically for sports pitches and MUGAs, (Multiple Use Games Areas), Hewitech’s Variobox 100 is a rainwater drainage product designed to relieve areas of water accumulation as quickly as possible.

With a 600 x 600 x 100mm module size, the Variobox 100 is an open plastic cellular product which is laid onto the pre-prepared sports pitch with the modules linking together with connector clips.  The artificial sports surface is then laid over the top. 

With a void ratio of 95% and average effective perforated surface area of 60%, the water clearance of the product is extremely high.  Variobox 100 also has excellent short term compressive strength of 700kN / m² vertically and 200kN / m² laterally.  

Site work in preparing sports pitches for installation is very straight forward, simply requiring excavation to the required depth, and the preparation of a free draining bedding base layer.

Hewitech has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacture of plastic media for storm water management, waste water management and cooling towers.  All its products are tested to the most stringent European standards and comply to the latest industry best practice for SUDS (sustainable urban drainage systems).

Further information on the Variobox 100 is available from Hewitech UK on 01242 821678 or by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at