Burghfield Bowls Club Green Construction

January 2013

In December 2012, we commenced work on a new green for Burghfield Bowls Club. During the project we worked for Burghfield Community Sports Association.

The earthworks and construction phases are now complete and Burghfield are awaiting our return, in warmer conditions, to laser grade the surface, carry out final ground preparation and seed with Limagrain MM10 (80% fescue / 20% bent).

The base was excavated to a suitable depth, as well as a concrete cricket net base, with arising’s being utilised onsite. The drainage runs were excavated and 100mm main drain pipe and 80mm lateral drainpipes installed. The drainage trenches were backfilled and a 4-10mm gravel carpet installed at a depth of 100mm. A 2-4mm blinding grit layer was then installed at a depth of 20mm. This ensures the gravel carpet and rootzone layer do not mix, which could eventually block the drainage system. Finally, 200mm of 70/30 rootzone was spread and laser graded to create the precision levels that are required from a bowling green.

Concrete ditch channels were installed around the perimeter of the green that were fitted with astro turf and rubber ditch liners.