The Turfdry Drainage System's Popularity with Rugby Clubs is on the Rise

Hot on the heels of the recently announced Turfdry Rugby Pitch Drainage Initiative for RFU Affiliated Clubs, one of the firm’s drainage teams has completed the installation of the Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain for Hellingly RFC, Sussex. The dual-use site - which also serves as the home of Hellingly Cricket Club during the summer months - suffers from persistent waterlogging throughout the winter, not only having a significant impact on the quality of the playing surface, but also regularly causing fixture cancellations. 

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Very Sad News

Turfdry is extremely sad to report the tragic death of one of its former employees, Zsolt Rabi, who died following a severe reaction to a hornet sting in Hungary on 14th July. Zsolt was one of the most likeable people that you could ever wish to meet.

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Turfdry Successfully Completes Fairway Drainage at Selsdon Park Golf Club

Turfdry's exemplary reputation for delivering industry-leading drainage solutions has seen their list of satisfied golf course clients grow once more, with the Turfdry Drainage System being successfully installed at Selsdon Park Golf Club. Employing the advanced technology of Hydraway Sportsdrain, this drainage system offers increased performance over conventional plastic pipe, whilst simultaneously having a minimised installation footprint thanks to its being laid into 60mm wide trenches. 

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Turfdry Welcomes Quality Control at Concord College

With the design and construction of new sports facilities involving a great deal of time, energy, and expenditure, the expertise of a specialist contractor such as Turfdry is invaluable in securing optimal outcomes for projects. However, the natural disparity of specialist knowledge in this relationship can sometimes leave clients at a disadvantage, deferring to the 'expert knowledge' delivered by the contractor, who could potentially leverage this disparity to financial gain - at the cost of the final quality of the project. 

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Housing Developer Calls on Turfdry's Expertise for Sports Pitch Construction

Looking to enhance its new 'Aspire' housing development in Bedford, Orbit Homes contacted Turfdry to design & construct a new sports pitch as part of the estate. Turfdry provided a full 'design & build' package for the pitch, which included a semi-automatic irrigation system, and the unique Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain.

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Concord College Pitch Construction Progresses Well

2016 saw Turfdry take on its largest single project to date: the transformation of fields adjacent to the prestigious Concord College in Shrewsbury into top class sports and leisure facilities, including pitches, an athletics track, and subtly landscaped surrounds to provide a visually attractive aesthetic that fits with the school's heritage as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.

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Turfdry's 2017 Operations Tee Off at Enfield Golf Club

Following successful works at Enfield Golf Club in 2014 and 2015, Turfdry was delighted to be invited back to the club for further drainage works in spring 2017.Impressed by the superb performance of the Turfdry Greens Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain since its initial installation on the course in 2014 as part of a flood mitigation scheme, the Golf Club has sought to expand drainage improvements across the course to help provide an optimal golfing experience for its members year-round.

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Great Harwood Rovers Raring to Kick Off on New Pitch Constructed by Turfdry

Turfdry’s expertise in sports pitch construction was recently called upon by Riley Developments for a sports pitch design & construction project in Great Harwood, Lancashire. With a new housing development being constructed on the site of Great Harwood Rovers FC’s existing pitches, Riley Developments contacted Turfdry to deliver the superlative natural grass sports facilities for which it is increasingly known.

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Visit to Turfdry Constructed Wetlands Reveals Great Progress

Spurred by the rise in residential flooding due to the dramatic rain events of the winter of 2013-14, Enfield Council sought to construct a flood barrier to the east of Firs Farm Park. In fitting with the Council’s holistic design philosophy, this project was combined with the restoration of a river that formerly ran through the park but had been diverted into an underground culvert decades ago - the resulting spoil from the excavation of the river being used to form the barrier. 

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Turfdry Constructed Sports Pitch Gets Bedford Mayor's Vote of Approval

Following the design and construction of a new sports pitch for Orbit Homes - the UK's second largest housing association developer - on the site of their new 'Aspire' housing development in Bedford, Turfdry was delighted to receive an invitation to the facility’s grand opening event attended by Dave Hodgson, the Mayor of Bedford.

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Turfdry Delivers Stellar Performance for Orbit

As part of its mission of building communities, not just new housing developments, Orbit Homes wanted to incorporate a new full-sized football pitch into its development at Norse Road, Bedford and decided at the outset that it needed to employ a sports turf ‘design and build’ specialist to ensure that the quality of the football pitch matched the quality of its new homes.

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Turfdry Goes Back to School at Concord College

Concord College, in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, is a prestigious institution committed to providing its pupils with the finest education; given the firm’s exemplary record of delivering carefully considered and impeccably executed ‘Design & Build’ projects, Turfdry was a natural choice for the School’s ambitions for a new series of sports pitches.

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East London's Olympic Legacy Continues as Turfdry Overhaul Athletics Infield

Following substantial investment in East London’s sporting amenities in the build-up to the 2012 Olympics, Mayesbrook Park offers a wide range of sports facilities to local residents and teams. However, the infield of the Jim Peters track & field Stadium – one of the venues for the Invicus games, supported by Prince Harry, and which also sees football usage during the winter months – remained an uneven and often waterlogged surface.

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Turfdry Makes Camp at Glenbrook Outdoor Activity Centre

Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, Glenbrook Outdoor Activity Centre provides a haven of activity for Girlguiding UK, with groups regularly using its extensive residential facilities and camping fields for weekends of outdoor pursuits. Unfortunately however, the area's picturesque beauty is often offset by heavy rainfall, which has been rendering the site a muddy bog when faced with campers and Girlguides, limiting the facility's utility.

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Turfdry does the Business at Dyrham Park Country Club

With a heritage stretching back to the 14th century, Dyrham Park Country Club seeks to provide nothing short of excellence for its members, boasting a course designed by C.K. Cotton, and ranked by Top 100 Golf Courses. Given this desire to offer top quality golf, the continued issues with standing water on a number of the course’s greens have proven increasingly intolerable to members and greens staff alike.

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