Surfaces For Lawn Bowls
When performance means everything
Surfaces For Lawn Bowls
An iconic part of Australian culture, you can’t go far in Australia without finding a bowls club. Once deemed the domain of retirees, the game has now become popular again with its adaption ‘barefoot bowls’, introducing a whole new generation of Australians to this much-loved sport.
In bowls, the era of artificial surfaces has substantially changed the game. In the past it was expensive, challenging and costly to control and maintain the perfect surface required for the sport to be played. With artificial grass surfaces, this has changed, allowing perfect playing conditions for those playing the game and reducing costs for clubs and councils.
Tuff Group has extensive experience installing bowls facilities across Australia. The exacting standards required mean that tolerances as small as 3mm across hundreds of metres of surface are required and expected. To be able to deliver this is no mean feat – but Tuff Group has proven time and again that we are the leader in this aspect of the industry.
In order to achieve the perfect surface, a number of elements need to be considered and delivered. The bowls rink must be both flat and level, but also allow for perfect drainage to avoid surface water and there damage it can cause.
Once built, a regular and high-quality maintenance program is critical. Tuff Group are proven experts in this area, having recently installed world-leading software to ensure that all aspects of our SignatureCare maintenance program are delivered consistently. Transparency of the maintenance process and reports are available to clients in a number of formats. No other maintenance program in Australia comes close to delivering the outcomes and reporting structure delivered by Tuff Group.
More than just about any other surface, the construction of the base on which the artificial grass surface is laid is paramount. Tuff Group provide a full end-to-end service, starting with project consulting and backed up with design, engineering, construction and installation services, all delivered by our own staff.
This means that we have control over all the elements of bowls rink installation. Where a base is installed by less-experienced contractors, a number of issues (many of which may not have been apparent during construction) will become apparent over the short life of the field. All Tuff Group base construction is guaranteed and we take the time and have the expertise to ensure that it will be around for the long-term.
The way in which the bowl itself runs across the surface is the most important part of the sport. The very smallest irregularity in the surface will make the rink unusable, even for amateur participants. Tuff Group will not hand over a project until the surface is perfect and can be used for years to the standards required.
If you wish to discuss a bowls project, please call Tuff Group National Commercial Manager Travis Knight. Travis is arguably Australia’s most-experienced and knowledgeable artificial surface professional, having delivered thousands of project during the past two decades. We look forward to helping ensure your bowls surface can be delivered on-time, on budget and to world-class standards.
Here Are More Turf & Surface Installations
We’ve installed synthetic turf and surfaces for some of the largest and most complicated projects in Australia.
Here are some of them:
Burnie Tennis Club now features 11 tennis courts and 4 Hot Shot tennis courts
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The Shepparton Sports Precinct expands with FIH Certified surfaces
The Goulburn Valley Hockey Club is now playing on the new HF13 Hybrid synthetic grass system.
Overnewton Anglican Community College replaces asphalt with multi-sport court area
Includes design and construction of the sub-base and base, drainage, a multi-sport surface, and sporting accessories.
The re-constructed Woodriff Gardens Tennis Complex rivals surfaces of the Australian Open
The re-construction of the Woodriff Gardens Tennis Complex secured the future of elite tennis competitions for the club.