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Special Projects

Inturf also undertake special projects - for example, in 1996 a whole street in Leeds was turfed for a weekend of traffic limiting demonstrations.

Other regular projects include:

  • Car park areas
  • Indoor displays (short-term)
  • Trade exhibitions
  • Film sets
  • Stage settings

Any type of turf can be used in these situations, but usually the areas are laid short-term and the turf is harvested in thick cut Big Roll or Lay ‘n’ Play turf sections.

Alternatively, Inturf offer the ITM (Integrated Turf Modules) palletised removable turf system which is ideal for longer term indoor film sets and advertisement productions, such as Flymo and Adidas.

If it is possible to turf, then Inturf will do it!

“How can you play on a pitch you can't stand up on?”

Harry Redknap

Here are some examples of installations undertaken by Inturf

Our turf becomes part of a foreign field on the Somme

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Our turf has become part of a foreign field at the Australian Memorial on the Somme after it was  transported there as part of a major landscaping project at the Australian Memorial at Villers Bretonneux, around 10 miles east of Amiens which commemorates 10762 fallen of that nation who took part in the fighting in France and Belgium during World War 1 and especially those who have no known grave.

The project was completed in 2014, 100 years after the start of the war, in time for the ceremonies which take place on Anzac Day on the 25th April when Australians and New Zealanders around the world remember the fallen of all conflicts.

We’re very proud of our connection with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The turf supplied was from our main production, the grade selected being hard wearing enough to cope with the numbers of visitors the memorial attracts but at the same time aesthetically pleasing in keeping with the wonderful atmosphere created by the staff of the Commission whose work is respected the world over. There are technical issues associated with supplying turf at such distance so the 4500 square metres were delivered in refrigerated lorries to ensure that it was field-fresh when it reached the site.

Inturf at Bretonneux1
“For this exceptionally large turfing project we were keen to make use of the big roll option to complete this task as efficiently as possible with a high quality finish,” says Julian Blake Horticultural Supervisor, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. “ Our staff were very pleased with how easy to handle these rolls were and this has helped us to meet this very special deadline. The staff at  Inturf  gave a professional support from order to delivery and the whole team are proud of the finished result.”

Villers-Bretonneux became famous in 1918, when the German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and infantry on 23 April. On the following day, the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, with units of the 8th and 18th Divisions, recaptured the whole of the village and on 8 August 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens.

The Australian servicemen named in this register died in the battlefields of the Somme, Arras, the German advance of 1918 and the Advance to Victory. The memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, which was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area and from the battlefields.

Both the cemetery and memorial were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The memorial was unveiled by King George VI on 22 July 1938.