Artificial turf can be used in all sorts of creative ways, particularly to bring life to areas that are difficult to landscape.
A great example is the project that Tuff Group recently completed at Casey Hospital, showing just what a difference a new look can make. As you can see in the images, we took a verandah style undercover area and transformed it into a small ‘oasis’, visible from the medical areas inside and accessible via doors leading onto the area.
Tuff Group’s Head of Installation Matt Wood explained that despite the small area, this was one of his more challenging jobs.
“Because of accessibility constraints, we had to crane the artificial turf into this area from the ground with a small crane”, said Wood. “There was no other way to get it into the location required.”
“We then cut the turf onsite, which had to be done in small parts because of the small space available. There was limited room and we had to be very careful about ensuring accuracy in order to fit all the elements effectively.”
Once the turf was hand cut to sit across the verandah space, a special glue was required to secure it to the underlying waterproof membrane, which had been installed to ensure that no water would seep into the floor underneath.
Wood says that the finished area ‘looks fantastic’.
“This is another example of the way in which artificial turf can add value to an area and also ensure usage year-round”, he said. “Even if the area if not being used, it adds colour and life to an area that would otherwise be bland and un-engaging. We needed the skill and experience of our expert installation team to ensure that everything was perfect in this critical community facility, so I’m proud of what we have been able to deliver.”