Hanwell Town Pitch Improvement Project Catches Premier League Attention

Turfdry have been delighted to monitor their 2018 pitch improvement project at Hanwell Town FC’s Powerday stadium thanks to the in-depth reporting of the club’s very own ‘man on the touchline’ - Clive Cook - and the wealth of photos shared by the club’s commercial director Nigel Hunt, which are a credit to a club of its size, and further testement to its ambitions for the future. Despite some challenging conditions, the pitch continues to look fantastic - in no small part thanks to the continued efforts of Head Groundsman Tom Duffy, who thanks to his double-duty as first-team centre-back can take pride in knowing it’s quality defending rather than a poor playing surface that stops the opposition from scoring!

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Newly Constructed Pitches for Barratt Homes at Kingley Gate Continue to Develop Well

With the major works phase of the project complete, Turfdry’s design and construction of new grass sports pitches for Barratt Homes’ Kingley Gate development in Littlehampton is progressing well. 

Ongoing monitoring and maintenance has encouraged the development of a healthy grass sward, whilst a wide range of trees have been planted in accordance with the broader landscaping plan outlined by Barratt Homes for the site.

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Site Visit Reveals Resounding Success of Drainage Project at Fulham FC's Training Ground

Turfdry was delighted to see the positive effects its recent drainage installation has had at Fulham FC’s Motspur Park training ground during a recent visit. What was formerly a persistent quagmire of muddy ground now blend seamlessly into the surrounds, with the high-performance Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain fixing a blemish on otherwise fantastic facilities worthy of the club’s Premier League status. 

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Turfdry Invited to Speak at FA Natural Turf Pitch Maintenance Conference

Turfdry was recently invited to give a presentation at the Northumberand FA’s Natural Turf Pitch Maintenance Conference, alongside Ian Powell from the Institute of Groundsmanship and The Football Federation’s Adrian Morris. The conference was held at the beautiful Close House Golf Club - home to the world’s only two Lee Westwood golf courses, as well as a stylish modern clubhouse and some rather chic accommodation, which we were lucky enough to enjoy. 

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Sward Developing Quickly at Hanwell Town FC

Thanks to the cooperative and collaborative spirit of the Hanwell Town FC staff, the pitch improvement works at the club’s Perivale Stadium ground have been completed by Turfdry.

Working in tandem with the installation of a new irrigation system, the Turfdry team have installed a pitch drainage system with Hydraway Sportsdrain at 3m spaces, connected to a 100mm perforated plastic pipe carrier drain. To help keep the club’s overall costs as lean as possible, the irrigation main was installed in the same trenches as the carrier drain and the lateral drains running along the touchlines.

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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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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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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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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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