synthetic lawn bowls green q&a

Bioscapes Group answer some commonly asked questions about our synthetic lawn bowls greens. Learn more about this surface with answers from our expert team!

What is the construction time?

Rescreed: 15 days

Top 35mm rebuild: 20 days

Full rebuild: 25 – 30 days

Brand new construction ground out: 25 – 30 days

What build methodology do you use?

We build to Australian Bowls Standards while testing and measuring through each stage of the build.

What maintenance is required?

Woven carpet: 3mm thick meaning it doesn’t retain much water. Bi-annual servicing required to treat algae.

Needle punch carpet: Retains more moisture as it is 8mm thick meaning it potentially faces higher rates of algae growth. Bi-annual servicing required to treat algae.

Sand filled: Sand filled bowling greens have three areas of maintenance:

  1. Grooming. (Sand needs to be groomed depending on usage and weather conditions.)
  2. Irrigation. (Irrigation system required to stabilise base if it was build by another company that doesn’t use bonded base technology. Watering also needed to prevent roster tailing experienced with sand filled – monofilament single fibre, KDK looped keeps sand in.)
  3. Weeding. (weed growth can occur due to the sand infill use in these bowling greens. If it is a bonded base this prevents weed growth from occurring to an extent.)

All synthetic greens experience algae growth, no different to natural greens, so bi-annual servicing is the most minimal level of maintenance required.

What is the lead time on carpet?

Synthetic sand filled: 3-4 weeks from receipt of purchase

Woven: 3 months from receipt of purchase

Needle punch: 4 months from receipt of purchase

How much money would it save us?

Our clients experience savings of $35,000 + after converting to a synthetic surface.

What benching heights do you require for a ground out build?

400-450 below RL which is the top of ditch wall that marries up to surrounding pathways.

What is the initial speed of the woven carpet when it is first laid?

Woven carpet: Initial speed on first installation – estimated 14.5 seconds.

6-12 month wear in period – green to run between 14.5 and 15.2 seconds (weather & wind dependant). The green is designed to run at less than 16 seconds for the life of the surface (also weather and wind dependant).

Needle punch carpet: 14.5 seconds but can experience inconsistency with these greens speeds with changing weather conditions (clouding, heat, wet) as the polypropylene blend is influenced by these.

Synthetic sand filled carpet: 13 seconds, dependant on the amount of sand infill. Can be made faster with additional sand.

a word from our clients

Bioscapes were always quick to respond to any phone call, email or message left for them. When working with their team there was no nonsense, minimum of fuss and an absolute can do attitude. Nothing ever seemed like a problem and the collaboration was first rate. We are very pleased with our synthetic surfaces and the Homeowners at Berwick Waters love the new croquet and pickle ball courts. I would very happily recommend Bioscapes and wouldn’t hesitate to do so.

John Beveridge

We have been working with Bioscapes for some time now for ongoing maintenance of our bowling green. The team are very professional and are always great to deal with, with services booked in well in advance so that we can notify our bowlers. The team also provide clear feedback on any ongoing maintenance recommendations. I’m confident to recommend Bioscapes Group to anyone looking to install or service a synthetic service.

Rebecca Furjan

Bioscapes Groups’ communication is very good, they always let you know when they are going to be on site. It was an excellent experience working with them, they always turn up the day that they book in and would let us know of any delays. Personally I am very happy with how our clubs bowling green turned out and I know our residents are too. Our annual services keep it constantly looking fresh. I would very happily recommend Bioscapes Group to anyone looking to build a synthetic surface sporting area or get their bowling green serviced.

John Vanhouten

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