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Who says you can't have a garden in a city apartment: Pt 1. - Synthetic Turf

JoshRaf
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Who says you can't have a garden in a city apartment: Pt 1. - Synthetic Turf

Hi everyone,

 

I recently laid down down synthetic turf to my once ugly concrete balcony. The new grass is so comfortable to walk on and I can now go out there without coming back inside with black feet! I looks great too and has really improved the feel of the whole apartment.

 

It's super easy to do and not very expensive. Below are some breif guidelines as to how I did it in about an hours time!

 

Step 1: Measure up your area

 

Step 2: Go into your local bunnings store and buy some synthetic turf (it comes in a variety of different looks and terxtures depending on your budget and can be purchased in rolls or cut to size). Also buy some artificial grass adhesive and a stanley knife if you dont already have one

 

Step 3: Cut your pieces of grass in sections depending on your area.

 

Step 4: Apply adhesive to the surface and place sections of grass in place. You dont have to use too much, just a dab every 20-30cms. 

 

Step 5: Wait an hour or so for the adhesive to dry 

 

Step 6: Crack a cold beer in your new outdoor area!

 

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Batman
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Re: Who says you can't have a garden in a city apartment: Pt 1. - Synthetic Turf

Wow this looks great!
BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

Re: Who says you can't have a garden in a city apartment: Pt 1. - Synthetic Turf

@JoshRaf
I noticed a few cracks in your balcony slab generally a  Water Proofing coating should be applied to the  Concrete Surface (Moisture Barrier)  to stop long term moisture penetration and reinforcement corrosion.

 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Who says you can't have a garden in a city apartment: Pt 1. - Synthetic Turf

Great job @JoshRaf, many thanks for sharing. 

 

Looking forward to Part 2!

 

Jason

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BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

Re: Who says you can't have a garden in a city apartment: Pt 1. - Synthetic Turf

Ive attached the relevant AS codes
Waterproofing membranes for external above ground use AS4654-2012
Part 1 Material
Part 2 Design & Installation
Part 3 Waterproofing Of domestic wet Areas
Interesting enough the MBA ran courses on its importance for their members
unfortunately now the Battlers & Punters are left to do their own waterproofing!

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