Artificial Grass Playground – Tubbercurry, Galway

Aug 22, 2017Recent Projects, Schools & Childcare

Wow what a quick Summer!

It’s back to school time so, we would like to share with you a school yard we recently completed in County Galway.

Our Sanctuary Synthetics team of installers were delighted to do this job as it meant that they got to go on a ‘mini holiday’ to Galway to install the grass. Basically, this meant that they got to stay in nice comfy hotel beds and get their breakfast, lunch, and dinner handed to them.

All joking aside we have at Sanctuary Synthetics a very professional team of installers. There are no better men fit for the job! We often do large jobs in all corners of this small island we call home, after all, we do provide a nationwide service.

The school’s principal wanted to bring fun and excitement into their play yard and create a safe surface for the pupils to play sports on also. There were two areas to this school yard. One would be used for break time and the second being more geared towards sport and an area to be used for outdoor P.E.

Our most popular artificial grass for schools, would our SCHOOLS grass this is a bespoke multipurpose 10mm artificial grass. It is the most durable yarn in existence yet soft and vibrant. This artificial grass is a market leader internationally and exclusive to Sanctuary Synthetics in Ireland. This grass is also available in a wide range of colours.

Working on Artificial grass playground - Tubbercuury NS Galway

Our sales rep came to this wonderful school to measure up and do the onsite survey. He walked the areas with the principal and talked about different options for the design of their new playground. To cut down costs of the school yard, a local builder prepped the area.

This required or Sanctuary Synthetics team to do a part-install.

This process involves the builder having approx. 5” of sod/soil removed and have sufficient hardcore in place to a depth of 3”. Additionally, there would be sufficient mortar and sand or quarry dust on site to allow us to create a depth of 1-2” of dust. Sanctuary Synthetics supply the treated timber perimeter and whack and compact the dust and hardcore into place.

The principal chose our green SCHOOLS artificial grass for the school yard with a border of blue artificial grass to really make the area pop. We also placed three of our artificial snakes into the yard. This gives the area an element of fun for the children.

The sports area was also mainly green artificial grass with football pitch marking with a border of black artificial grass. There is now plenty of room for all sports activities on this large artificial sports area; this will be great area for the school as it can host yearly sports days soccer, Gaelic football and basketball games – regardless of the weather!

Artificial grass playground - Tubbercuury NS Galway -  image (after 2)

We are thrilled with the result of this school yard and sports pitch. It is exactly what this school needed; to inject fun into their playground. We here in Sanctuary would have loved to have witnessed the student’s reaction when they returned to school from their summer holidays. I say it was excitement all round!!


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