Schools / Kindergartens

Schools / Kindergartens

Grassman synthetic surface products are installed in thousands of schools, colleges and kindergartens across Australia and in over 69 countries.

Grassman has been the preferred product and company of choice for over 37 years. Developing and designing turfs in Australia for Australians, specifically to create safe, environmentally friendly and versatile surfaces for schools playing fields, children’s playgrounds and kindergartens.

We offer products that withstand the punishment of high foot traffic areas, whilst remaining free of any nasty, unsafe materials like lead and heavy metals and offering complete peace of mind in the knowledge that Grassman’s products are the best synthetic grass alternative.

Natural grass can create dust and mud which can migrate inside, has to be treated with chemicals, requires mowing and watering and often won’t grow during times of drought or in shaded areas.

Grassman offers the perfect solution. Safe, comfortable, award winning surfaces that offer excellent play qualities.

Large areas can be covered quickly at budget conscious prices, offering play areas and courts that can be played on year round, and are safe, durable, and look amazing!.

Grassman work with highly trained and experienced local contractors throughout Australia who have been approved to install Grassman quality products.

Feature and Benefits

-Australian made for Australian conditions
-Your warranty is backed by a local established Australian company
-Products have low sheen and look like natural grass
-Products are soft, safe and impact absorbing
-Products are hard wearing and cost effective
-Extensive proven use by councils and schools for decades
-Greatly reduced maintenance costs

-Products are critical fall height compliant
-Products offer non-slip, safe surfaces
-Choice of non-porous or porous products for greater drainage
-Decades of experience and history – “have confidence in your warranty”
-Non toxic, Non-carcinogenic and heavy metal free virgin quality raw materials used in all Grassman products

-D.U.C.C. drainage and cushion underlay is a proprietary system designed by Grassman and proven to contain any contaminated soils and underlying problems
Note: The good thing about having a synthetic playground is that dangerous items such as broken glass, hypodermic needles, insects and animal fouling are easily spotted, so you can get to it before the kids do!

Case Study Manly

Case study on Manly West Public School

Grassman was engaged by Manly West Public School to design and construct a 2,700m2 multi-purpose synthetic surface turf playing field to replace the existing natural turf.

As in the case, unfortunately with numerous schools across Australia the existing field was contaminated with asbestos and dangerous soil.  Previous efforts to remove the asbestos had proven unsuccessful with hazardous materials continually resurfacing, creating very dangerous conditions for the students.

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Manly West Public School Playground – Before

In accordance with the Department of Education & Training Asbestos Management Plan, Grassman provided a solution to this problem.  Utilizing the Sydney University tested and internationally patented encapsulating drainage and cushion underlay D.U.C.C ®.

Used as a complete system together with our AFL approved synthetic turf surface Sping-Bak Pro®.  Grassman successfully prevented future exposure of any asbestos or asbestos contaminated earth throughout the entire area of the upgraded surface.

Method:  Due to the unknown extent of asbestos contamination, major excavation was not a practical solution.

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Manly West Public School ground after D.U.C.C ®was installed

The characteristics of D.U.C.C ® are ideal for this particular scenario where superior drainage, shock absorption and encapsulation properties are required.

Grassman provided specifications to the Public Works Department who carried out the removal of the natural grass and top soil and regraded the field with a minimum of 100mm of recycled aggregates.  Aggregates were rolled and compacted over a permeable geo-textile fabric, separating the contaminated earth from the newly laid aggregate base.  This stabilised layer provided a level and compacted base suitable for installation of the encapsulating D.U.C.C ®underlay.

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Manly West School ground after completion

D.U.C.C ® was laid over the entire surface and then covered by the Sping-Bak Pro® synthetic turf system. The synthetic turf was then in-filled with approximately 80 tonnes of washed and kiln dried sand.

The result is a level and even playing surface that is low-maintenance, safe and effective for all sports and most importantly solves the problem of leeching asbestos.

The concept for Manly West Public School was based around providing a long-term safety solution with the lowest possible financial impact to the school.

Words of Caution

Word of Caution to Principals, Grounds and Facilities Managers and Builders – Ask these questions to your contractor!
  • Is the synthetic grass AUSTRALIAN MADE?
  • Request proof of an Australian made “Warranty” certificate for synthetic turf
  • Please note that some of the cheap imported products are NOT heavy metal free and installing synthetic grass containing lead or heavy metal will potentially be very harmful to children
  • Warranty is only as good as the company standing behind it. Who is the company behind an imported product if something goes wrong?
  • Grassman’s product warranty will stand even if the builder or grass installer is no longer in business
  • Proven cases exist where Government Departments have given notice to childcare centres due to the use of imported, low quality synthetic turf – beware!

Reference

TRUST GRASSMAN – SYNTHETIC GRASS COMPANY MANUFACTURING IN AUSTRALIA SINCE 1975.

Selection of Australian References for School installations

ReferenceInstallation Log:
Bacchus Marsh Primary SchoolType of installation/s: Sports Field/Multisport, Recreation Areas, Running Track,

Quantity: 4,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Summer Prestige 40mm

Carisbrook PrimaryType of installation/s: Recreation Areas

Quantity: 1,200m²

Product/s: Summer Prestige 40mm

Westgrove Primary, Gilmore Girls College

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field/Multisport, Running Track, Long Jump

Quantity: 3,500m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Kinda Haven Childcare Centers x 5 Locations

 

Type of installation/s: Recreation Areas

Quantity: x 5

Product/s: Tennis 19, Landscape 19, Super Shield

Rossbourne Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 2,500m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Geelong High School

 

Type of installation/s: Multisport Oval, Running track

Quantity: 1,500m²

Product/s: Multisport 19

Footscray Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 2,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Corpas Cristy Primary

 

Type of installation/s: 4 x Basketball Courts, Multisport Area

Quantity: 3,000m²

Product/s: Classic Game™

Manorvale Primary

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track, Recreation Areas

Quantity: 3,500m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Bayside College

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 2,700m²

Product/s: Multisport 19

Mordialloc Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 2,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19

The Grange Primary

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 2,500m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Recreation Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval

Quantity: 3,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Natimuk Primary

 

Type of installation/s: Basketball, Multisport

Quantity:

Product/s: Club 40

St Andrews Primary

 

Type of installation/s: Multisport Area

Quantity: 1,300m²

Product/s: Tennis 19

Mossfiel PrimaryType of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track, Long Jump

Quantity: 3,600m²
Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3

Werribee High School 
 
Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track, Quantity: 3,000m²
Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3
Hoppers Crossing Primary SchoolType of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval
Quantity: 2,700m²
Product/s: Tennis 19, Nomo MK3
Ballarat UniversityType of installation/s:  Sports Field, Multisport Area

Quantity: 3,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19

Latrobe University Bundoora

 

Type of installation/s: Recreation Area

Quantity: 1,300m²

Product/s: Summer Elite 40mm

Northern Autistic School

 

Type of installation/s: Recreation Area

Quantity: 7,300m²

Product/s: Landscape 19

Western Autistic School

 

Type of installation/s: Recreation Area

Quantity: 7,000m²

Product/s: Landscape 19

Melton Primary School

 

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 3,500m²

Product/s: Wallaby Turf, Tennis 19

Gladstone Park Primary SchoolType of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Area, Running Track

Quantity: 1,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19

Maryborough Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval

Quantity: 3,000m²

Product/s: Wallaby Turf

Reservoir Primary School,

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval

Quantity: 2,000m²

Product/s: Club 40™

St Dominics Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval

Quantity: 3,500m²

Product/s: Club 40™, Summer Prestige 35mm

Ascotvale Primary School

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 3,000m²

Product/s: Tennis 19

Bundoora Secondary College

 

Type of installation/s: Sports Field, Multisport Oval, Running Track

Quantity: 3,500m²

Product/s: Tennis 19

Manly West Public SchoolType of installation/s: Sports Field , Multisport Oval

Quantity: 2,700m²

Product/s: Spring Bac Pro with DUCC

Balgowlah Boys CampusType of installation/s: Sports Field , Multisport Oval

Quantity: 1,700m²

Product/s: Soccer MF40 and Multisports 19mm

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