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Teamcharms



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25/04/2009 14:44

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We have a plot of approx 35sq metre and have received approximate prices from Easylawns.

Comparing costs to the UK it seems a little expensive, but just wondered whether anyone could recommend them or anyone else?

There could possibly be another 3 neighbouring apartments that could be interested too.

Many thanks.



joanie1


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25/04/2009 15:14

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i got my artificial grass two years ago and am really pleased with it. Telephone Chrys at the Business Centre in Alsancak - her husband Paul organises it.

Joan



Geoff1131MK11


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25/04/2009 18:02

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Teamcharms, i am thinking of putting it down myself, but have no idea of the price out here. How much a sq meter have you ben quoted?



gillken


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25/04/2009 18:15

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Hi my son is a proffesional carpet layer, he has been seriously considering bringing artifical grass to TRNC. But as usual the BIG PROB is a work permit. We have located a superior product in the UK. It really looks like grass, down to a little moss!!

Retail price in the UK is about 35 square metre. The cheaper grass is about 10square metre.

The laying of the cheaper product needs sand rubbed into the layed grass, Seeing the product I presume this is to do with the weave being a little thinner.

You just need a firm level base that will drain. A top weed membrane. Then the Grass, to have a proffessional carpet layer with the correct tools is on par with our selves laying a carpet. Anyway he wood fit by the yard, and then be able to pass on the trade savings to the customer.

Obviously the products in the TRNC would be different. Look on the http://www.evergreensuk.com site they export.



gillken


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25/04/2009 18:18

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Hi Geoff



IF you supply the grass Tim will come and lay it for you. Then ken can tee off with you..



Teamcharms



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25/04/2009 21:33

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Thanks Geoff and Gillken



Price we've had is a 25mm Duo Grass the cost of which is 23 per sq mtr.



Price includes:

Site Survey

Stomping of the ground

A layer of fine shingle

Covering the area with underlay

laying and fixing of the grass

Applying a cover of sand over the grass and brushed into the grass



The grass manufacturers guarantee the grass for a period of 5 years but the life expectancy is around 15 to 20 years plus. The grass will not discolour in hot weather and can withstand temperatures of up to 60 degs. +, so I guess what I have been quoted sounds quite a good deal?



joanie1


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26/04/2009 06:19

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re message 2 - so sorry forgot to give phone no - 0533 8400410



Joan



jacktheladett


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26/04/2009 08:36

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We had a price of 20-25 per sqm, depending on the amount of groundwork to be done, from Mediterranean Gardener, so your price seems to be average.



We had no mention of brushing sand in though, is that necessary? I've seen the 'grass' down, but don't know the thickness.



Geoff1131MK11


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27/04/2009 08:51

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I want to put the 'grass' down on my roof terrace, so no need for any prep work. So should i be looking at around 20 per sq meter?



Hi Gill, you can tell Ken, he's welcome to tee off anytime, but not with those woods, ( bandit!!! )



elkiton



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27/04/2009 09:57

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Hi, just laying mine now, I bought in the uk and brought it out in the container from the uk last year, cost was 25 a square metre..so with import tax a comparable grade would probably be i the range 35 / metre.

I spent some time at the factory in uk looking at the different grades and qualities,and how to lay it, and bought the most expensive as all the others which were cheaper looked, well, totally "artificial".



I have laid it on compacted stabiliser, then an inch of coarse sand, then a porus membrane, and yes, mine does need sand on it, that's how you hold it in place, and some sort of edging is a must, I am using paving slabs to create a border up to the grass edge.



I have seen several efforts at making gardens over here and frankly they are not very good, you do need carpet fitters hands to lay it well, not a general builder lol



best regards

tonye



joandjelly


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27/04/2009 10:05

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Tolga in Karsiyaka supplies and fits this grass. He was the original importer a few years ago and laid the Mediterranean Gardener's grass for him. He has also done repair work on lawns that have been fitted by other suppliers. He can be contacted via this website http://www.northcyprusgardeningservices.com/index.htm



Chrys


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27/04/2009 16:25

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If you conhtact me at THe Business Centre in Alsancak Tel 0533 8400 410 or e-mail me your information on chryscyprus@hotmail.co.uk and I will send you further information.



ttse7en


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05/05/2009 13:26

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We had our lawns fitted by Choice floors, they are new to grass installations but are hugely competitive against the big guns like as good as grass. I'm not sure what their scale of work is but our garden is 8m x 4m and they completed the groundwork fantastically, producing a perfectly flat lawn, if you have a look at their site at http://www.choice-floors.co.uk, it will tell u more.



negativenick


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05/05/2009 14:19

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Save your money and put gravel down - there are tough times ahead !!



spider


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05/05/2009 16:41

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Hi,Neg,Nick..good idea,know any place i can buy green Shingle,gravel,just thinking that might just look quite nice.!!



















Spider.x



sunnyfish


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08/06/2009 05:40

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hi,there!it's really a good idea for "growing"evengreen turf in own courtyard.leisure time playing with kids just wonderful thing!

any one looking for import cheap & quality synthetic grass,we have various products for your choice.pls land my shopping store.

http://www.ioffer.com/i/artificial-turf-for-football-ground-landscape-109103083



roisin


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08/06/2009 10:37

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I was at the consumer fair in Lefkosa yesterday. There was someone selling artificial grass there. It was lovely to walk on. They had different lengths of grass and some different colours. It was between 10 - 22 euros per sq.metre. I am not at home now but I have a brochure and will post the info here later



airbag


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08/06/2009 11:08

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I can recommend Tolga did an excellent job on our garden!



mia100max


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08/06/2009 12:15

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I brought over a roll of putting green quality grass with me on the container. Evergreen garden centre laid it for me..... Concrete base, paving flags up to each edge, so now it is sunk into a hole with rough, unfinished paving slab edges surrounding it, doesn't drain etc & just collects whatever rubbish blows onto it. Can't brush it as nowhere for it to go. Think I will have to deck over the top of it. What a total waste of money. (charged me 1,215 lira to lay it & pave around it) Witheld the last 215 lira as was so unhappy, he rang me & threatened to come round & break my neck if I didn't pay up. Had to as here by myself & felt very threatened). Word of warnng.



Wiser


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08/06/2009 16:59

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I would definitely recommend Chrys and Paul. They did my friends garden and they have never look back! It looks fantastic and no maintenance. What more could you ask for!



vinepools


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08/06/2009 22:56

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Chrys at the Business Centre in Alsancak - her husband Paul organises it.



and they are good...







redards

vinepools



ilovekibris


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Message Posted:
08/06/2009 23:07

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"i got my artificial grass two years ago and am really pleased with it"

If you'd paid 65 for a half-ounce of the stuff thinking it was the real thing you would not be pleased.



elkiton



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23/06/2009 10:28

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In my humble opinion there is nothing wrong with the product, you get what you pay for, and the more expensive quality artificial grasses are superb imitations, remember that word.



The problem is in the laying by people in business who do not actually have any knowledge of, quite frankly, anything that is in the least slightly technical, and there are a lot of them in the TRNC.



If you are laying 40m square, work out the amount of rain that will fall in the wet season and think where it is going to go, you need a slight slope to drain the lawn and a way to gulley off the surplus water.



The base needs to be 2 inches of stabliser, graded with a coarse sand on the top and compacted several times with a vibrating plate, then the edges chamfered down to drop the grass edge below the slabs.. do you see this being done?



Paving slabs need to be laid in a regular fashion, in cement on a compacted base with level lines and the grass carpet fitted with care, then sanded on top.



Tony



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