Background on the Project;
Description: Artificial Grass Installed via very difficult access terrain
Product Type: Eco Prime 40 v2
Name: Terry Horgan
Location: Albany, Auckland
Is this a project of significance for NZ/NZers: No
Who did you collaborate/work with/strategic partners on this project: Terry Horgan from All About Landscapes
Why were you commissioned to work on this project: We completed a project of similar size for a Massey University Childcare centre that was constructed approximately 6 months prior to works commencing at the University itself. They were so pleased with our product and service that we came highly recommended for this project.
What was the brief: Being an active University health and safety and noise disruption was a major concern. Another concern was the access due to tunnels below the surface of a majority of the area close to the work site. We were limited to applying weight more than 800kg to any given surface. This meant we had to figure out a way of moving 35 cubic metres of soil out of the area and 55 cubic metres of aggregate into the area covering a distance of approximately 65 metres from the area where we could park our trucks and the work area. We also had a very strict deadline to complete the major ground works which was three days being Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It just so happened that we had torrential rain on Saturday and Sunday but we couldn’t let that stop us. It seems like an impossible feat to complete the ground works that we had committed ourselves to during torrential rain but we persevered and nailed it.
Terry was there supervising the project the entire time that we were there and he was extremely impressed with our achievement.
How is this a project of significance for your business: This is a historical site and our commitment to complete the task we set out to do despite the weather conditions shows our integrity.
What was the problem and what is the solution that you brought to this project:
Problem: Terry was struggling to mow the large area of lawn manually because it’s not possible to get their ride on mower into the area. They were also struggling to grow grass in the area so the area was unusable most of the year which meant the area was a waste of space.
Describe your solution: Eco Lawn doesn’t require mowing, products are commercial grade, free-draining and usable all year round so it’s now possible to host events in the area whenever required.
What are the benefits of your product/solution for the project and/or end user: Non-toxic, permeable, low maintenance, usable 360 days per year, beautiful, recyclable, no watering, no fertiliser, no need to manufacture a lawn mower.
Any quotes from the developer/architect/builder/construction co: An absolute pleasure dealing with Eco Lawn. Am looking forward to our next project. Terry