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Case Study: Synthetic Surfaces for Barker College


What we supplied:

Project Snapshot

Barker College is an esteemed independent Anglican co-educational school founded in 1890. With facilities catering for early learning, primary and secondary day and boarding school, the school in Sydney’s leafy North Shore is currently making strong headway on several new construction projects. 

This includes a new multi-level learning hub with over 20 classrooms, which will complement its recently completed brand-new preschool area for the school’s youngest students. 


The new preparatory school zone is located above ground level on a suspended slab, meaning it was imperative to ensure all surfaces and sub-surfaces were designed and installed to suit the intricate application, to ensure this solution would perform in the long term. 

And, as with all our projects for the education sector, our team worked diligently to ensure minimum noise and disruption to students. 

How we helped

Preferred Turf’s professional design and installation team worked with Dekker Landscapes and Prime Constructions to deliver a safe and creative play environment

Utilising rubber soft fall surfacing and 40mm Platinum Cool Turf to reduce heat intake, the new outdoor play area combines soft synthetic turf surfacing with tactile, springy rubber. This provides a flooring solution that benefits both the school and the children, delivering reduced maintenance costs, heightened aesthetic appeal, and enjoyable feel-good surfaces to explore. 

The cushioning effect of yellow and orange EPDM soft fall rubber offers extra safety around the climbing gym, providing a bright and warm contrast to the adjoining nature play areas. 

Platinum Cool Turf has been used to great effect, visually joining several play spaces and creating a natural-looking green space that transitions well into the nearby glass-walled indoor classrooms. 

The Result 

The sparkling new preschool playground area provides a safe, creative and engaging space for young children to enjoy the outdoors. With less maintenance requirements than grass and long-lasting UV resistance, the play area surfacing will remain looking new for many years to come. 

Preferred Turf is an experienced supplier and installer of synthetic turf surfaces, specialising in education projects throughout Sydney and beyond. 

With extensive experience installing synthetic turf and soft fall playgrounds in preschools, and primary and secondary schools, we can help you design a space that is safe, aesthetically pleasing, fit for purpose, and cost-effective. 

Get in touch with our team for advice on the best synthetic turf for your project.

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