Synthetic Turf Specialist

Glendowie Primary Reclaim its Sports Fields

Auckland, New Zealand

Glendowie Primary has the most creative and well-designed outdoor play and sports grounds in a New Zealand school. “Dean and Tarik are perfectionists and we were confident in their ability and willingness to provide the best base and turf surface possible.” The new TigerTurf sports field is just as Glendowie Primary School hoped for.

Glendowie Primary School’s fast-growing school roll put increased pressure on sports fields, which were too boggy for play during the wet Auckland winter. Fitting in sports training for the increasing numbers of teams was becoming a major problem.

The school needed to be able to use the entire lower level playing field all year round, and had a clear vision of how they’d like to use it. 

Together we designed an amazing sports facility and recreational area; one site to be used for many sports and activities, in all weathers. And requiring only minimal maintenance.

Planning and Design Essential

Preparation and planning, initial design and choice of products is possibly the most important aspect of any turf installation. 

Good planning and preparation influences the lifespan of the surface and its level of performance during all weather conditions. A well-built sub-structure will function effectively over the life-time of several high-use surfaces. 

Usage dictates Surface Choice

The multi-sport area has TigerTurf Trophy and is designed for hockey and football, with netball courts, a full-size tennis court and mini-tennis courts. 

Cricket training nets are kept busy, and so is the long jump pit. Around the perimeter is a running track with lanes clearly marked in white for athletic training.

The playground has TigerTurf’s Summer Envy XWR landscape lawn.  A TigerPad installed underneath the surface provides safety and comfort, while meeting critical fall height regulations.

Creative use of available spaces

Tiered seating was built into the bank that splits the upper and lower fields. Well-placed for outdoor assemblies, it is also the perfect spot for supporters to watch school sports from. Again, a previously unused part of the field has been converted into an attractive, useful resource for the school and its community.

New fencing to enclose the sports facility completed the project, and the school’s vision was reality.

The students have relished being able to play on their new sports field immediately after some spectacularly bad weather: “The best aspect of the new TigerTurf surface is that, even after a week of rain, we can still go out and play.”

The school rated our workmanship highly too: “We have had many contractors on site here at Glendowie Primary and TigerTurf has been the best contractor, full stop!! We were well informed, updated about any issues, with a solution to fix the problem. Thank you, TigerTurf.”

The Glendowie School’s vision for the perfect sports facility is now working brilliantly, in conjunction with some TigerTurf design work, our top quality multi-sports surfaces and experienced construction and installation teams.

Date Project Completed: April 2017

Area: 2,610m2

Surface: TigerTurf Trophy and Summer Envy XWR

Base: Full build including drainage, retaining walls and fencing

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