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About Us

Melvyn Taylor, Turfdry M.D.

Turfdry was established by in 1995 by its current Managing Director, Melvyn Taylor who identified a clear market opportunity for a true specialist in sports turf drainage at a time when the industry was dominated by agricultural land drainage contractors.

The company’s founding philosophy was that the requirements for quality sports turf differed fundamentally from agriculture and that the effective drainage of sports turf required specialist consideration. As a keen sports enthusiast (qualified F.A. Coach, club golfer, cricketer, tennis player, and fitness enthusiast) Melvyn’s extensive ‘end-user’ understanding of sports turf has helped to forge an affinity with a diverse range of clients in the public and private sectors.

Turfdry has always been a leading innovator within the sports turf industry. In developing the Turfdry Drainage System with the US manufacturer of Hydraway Sportsdrain, Turfdry has become the UK’s leading exponent of geotextile drainage systems for sports turf. Having overcome scepticism voiced by many when the system was first introduced, the Turfdry Drainage System is now proven as an exceptionally effective and much less disruptive alternative to conventional plastic pipe drainage systems.

Having stayed within the confines of sports turf drainage for a decade, Turfdry has expanded in recent years into sports turf construction and has rapidly established an excellent reputation, with one of Turfdry’s playing field ‘design and construction’ projects short-listed for Turf Professional Magazine’s ‘Turf Project of the Year 2010’.

Operational

An exceptional and enthusiastic workforce with extensive industry experience has delivered Turfdry’s success. The company’s employees are efficient and friendly, and are used to operating within a wide variety of environments (golf courses, schools, professional sports clubs, prisons, private estates, etc.). All are CRB checked and approved.

The company owns and operates an impressive range of specialist machinery and equipment that enables Turfdry to offer a truly exceptional service to all its clients. Turfdry focuses closely on Health and Safety and Environmental issues and is a registered and approved contractor on both CHAS and ‘Constructionline’ schemes.

Satisfied Clients

Like any company, the success of Turfdry is best judged by its customers. Turfdry is committed to delivering a quality of service that goes beyond what could be reasonably expected. A judgement on whether or not Turfdry achieves this aim can be gauged examining the firm's diverse and geographically widespread client base, many of whom have given repeat business throughout the past 17 years:

Golf Courses

Chilwell Manor GC, Notts

Western Park GC, Leics

Immingham GC, Humberside

Holsworthy GC, Devon

Saltford GC, Bristol

Pontardawe GC, Dyfed

Tapton Park GC, Derbys

Saltford GC, Bristol

Staddon Heights GC, Devon

Swindon GC, West Midlands

Tamworth GC, Staffordshire

Bearwood Lakes GC, Wokingham

Woburn GC, Bedfordshire

Sunningdale GC, Berkshire

Fairwood Park GC, Swansea

Long Ashton GC, Bristol

Breadsall Priory GC, Derbys

Rothley Park GC, Leics

Cosby GC, Leics

Whitefield HG&CC, Northants

Humberstone Heights GC, Leics

Grove GC, Porthcawl

Abbotsley GC, Cambs

Ely City GC, Cambs

Blackmoor GC, Hants

Barrow GC, Cumbria

Huyton & Prescot GC, Merseyside

Shirley Park GC, Surrey

Willesley Park GC, Leics

Birchwood Park GC

Minehead GC, Somerset

Furness Golf Centre, Cumbria

Chesterfield GC, Derbys

Hatfield London GC

Worcesterhire GC

Pachesham Park GC, Surrey

Royal Mid-Surrey GC

Wyke Green GC, Middx

The Nevill GC, Kent

Upminster GC, Essex

Cherwell Edge GC, Oxon

Woking GC, Surrey

Liphook GC, Hants

Betchworth Park GC, Surrey

Walmersley GC, Lancs

Langley Park GC, Kent

Cherry Lodge GC, Kent

Little Lakes GC, Worcs

Ashbourne GC, Derbys

Matlock GC, Derbys

Walsall GC, West Midlands

Burton GC, Staffs

Romford GC, Essex

Pewitt GC, Derbys

Local Authorities

Rhonnda Borough Council

Oxfordshire CC

Fareham Borough Council

Oldham MBC

Rotherham BC

NW Leicestershire DC

Suffolk Coastal DC

Pembrokeshire County Council

Maidstone Borough Council

Ashford Borough Council

Thurrock Council, Essex

Tamworth Borough Council

Rother District Council

Tameside MBC

East Staffordshire BC

North Wingfield Parish Council, Derbys

Blackwell Parish Council, Derbys

Blaenau Gwent CBC

Eckington Parish Council, Derbys

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Hampshire County Council

Cambridge City Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

South Derbyshire DC

Hilton Parish Council, Derbys

Carlisle City Council

Essex County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Bubbenhall Parish Council, Warks

Llanelli Rural Council

Haringey Council

Broxtowe Borough Council

Staffordshire Moorlands Council

Wakefield MBC

Other Clients

Narberth FC, Pembrokeshire

University Institute of Wales

B.K.L Sports, West Midlands

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Leicestershire Police

WS Atkins

Sheikh Mohammed’s English Country Homes Ltd

E W Beard Ltd, Oxon

Burnham Landscapes Ltd

Kvaerner Construction

Bristol University

Harper Adams University

Sandgate FC, Middx

Bluestone plc

Keele University

Midwest Landscapes Ltd

Mark Hall Community College, Harlow

Stafford Grammar School

Saffron Dynamo FC, Leics

Leicester Racecourse

Burton Scouts Association

Reepham High School, Norwich

St George’s School, Ascot

Marple RUFC

Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Westmorland Primary School, Stockport

Rossington All Saints School, Doncaster