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Re-developing Downside Primary School, Luton

Installation Details

Area Size
7500 square metres.
Trulawn Luxury

This was one of Trulawn’s largest projects to date with over 7,500sqm of grass laid at Downside Primary in Luton, Bedfordshire. The project was part of a massive redevelopment at the school which had grown in recent years due to the merging of the Infant and Primary school.

Downside Primary chose to completely renovate their grounds, with artificial grass for the fields and surrounding areas of the entire school. This was split into three areas to cover, with spaces consisting of 3,500sqm, 3,300sqm and over 700sqm.

Trulawn have laid grass at hundreds of schools and know how to lay and cut around unusually shaped areas. Play equipment is no problem for our team, so the biggest challenge on this kind of project was the scale. The basic principles of installation were actually the same as if you were installing grass in a back garden, but it took a little bit more elbow grease!

For example, after the area was excavated, the ground was edged with 220m of timber edging, 100m of which required haunching. When it came to the aggregate base, this process took some heavy duty machinery with 20 tonne diggers, 6 tonne dumpers and a bulldozer all used in order to get the materials on the area and distributed. Rolls and rolls of weed membrane were pinned down, and when it came to the rolls of grass, the longest roll was 67m and weighed a tonne!

The school chose Trulawn Luxury to update the grounds which is one of the highest quality grasses available on the market. It has a ten year guarantee on UV stability, meaning it will not fade in sunlight. It is durable and made of plastic with great bounce back ability, super for kids to run around on. After Trulawn laid the grass, it was painted with field markings to make it perfect for sports.

Child safe and ideal for playing

Trulawn, playtime friendly artificial grass, we specialise in supplying and installing artificial grass for schools and child safe surfaces for play areas. We can install a soft shockpad underlay when installing the grass that creates an even safer, cushioned feel to the surface.

Strong, Durable, High Quality

Trulawn's artificial grass is a pretty tough product, it’s designed to withstand the rain, sun, wind, hyper children and playful pets.

Safe for pets, dogs LOVE it.

Artificial grass is made of soft and springy materials, which most animals find is perfect for running and rolling around on all year long! Introduce your family pets to our artificial grass and see how much they enjoy their new playground!

UV stabilised for anti-fade

Trulawn grass is covered by our guarantee, but we ensure that our synthetic grass is fully stabilised against UV fading so you have peace of mind for years to come.

Other, lower quality grasses from alternative suppliers may not provide protection against fading from intense sunlight and weathering nor might they provide a guarantee.

No muddy mess!

Paw prints and muddy boots, the horror! For most homes, when the rain comes (and it comes pretty frequently in the UK!), you can bet that somebody is going to end up walking mud through the house after being in the garden, whether it's children or dogs!

Trulawn’s artificial grass installations make those worries disappear! Rain or shine, keep your schedule and your home mud free!

No more mowing!

Artificial grass is essentially maintenance free, obviously, you no longer need to cut your grass. So bin the mower and enjoy the time you would have spent dragging the mower in and out of the shed, emptying the cuttings and walking back and forth by relaxing in your garden with your always perfect looking lawn.

No wasteful watering

We’re advised constantly to refrain from wasting water on garden use, in high summer with soaring temperatures you don’t want your meticulously manicured lawn to scorch. Trulawn, being so low maintenance means it never needs watering.

Water drainage on lawns

With artificial grass there is no need to worry about water drainage, artificial lawns drain water like a regular lawn and even better in some cases. All our grass has built in drainage technology that quickly allows water to pass through the pile and into the ground below.