Artificial Grass Cost-Perth Prices of Synthetic Turf Installation {Ultimate Guide}

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This is of the most frequently asked questions is “How Much Does Artificial Grass Cost to Install in Perth?”OR what is Artificial Grass Cost: Perth Synthetic Turf Installation Prices & Artificial grass cost per square metre installed  These are probably our most popular questions we get asked every day to day.

Due to popular demand, we thought it would be a good idea to address this question here in full detail:

Over the time the synthetic grass industry has grown very rapidly. There is a great number of companies are offering same services makes it hard to choose the right one for your needs.So there is few factors need to be considered when to buy synthetic lawn we will explain. off course, these factor effect the synthetic grass prices Perth.

For this exercise, let’s assume we are working with a tired front lawn that is looking to be replaced with beautiful New Synthetic Turf. (Please Note: All figures discussed in this example are based on Perth Western Australia)

Here we go……….

There are 6 main costs:

1, Artificial grass quality

2, Materials ( Road Base, blue metal dust, Infill, garden edging, etc.)

3, Operation Fees (i.e Dump Fees, Fueling Fees, Delivery Fees, etc.)

4, Labor

5, Company Overhead (i.e Liability Insurance, Advertising, motor vehicle etc.)

6, Company Profit

Now, let’s jump right in 6 points.

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Materials

When considering the materials needed for a Synthetic grass installation in Perth, you would be looking at the following:

fake grass

High-grade blue mettle road base

Garden edging

infill

There are many different styles of synthetic lawn to choose….from pet turf, to putting greens, to athletic turf, to landscaping turf(most popular). The landscaping turf can have thick blades, thin blades, tall blades, short blades, brown thatching(to resemble dead grass) to green thatching, you name it, there is a perfect selection with your name on it.

For the sake of this exercise, let’s assume we are talking about medium to the high-grade synthetic turf, which is by far the most popular selection when presented with all your options.

if you think about it, you are investing in a synthetic product, that being fake grass, so it makes sense to get the best-looking grass out there which resembles the real thing. Otherwise, you might as well just save your money and go ahead and paint your dead lawn green and call it a day. There is a BIG difference between low to high-end turf…I mean.a BIG difference! The last thing you want is to go from an ugly dead lawn to one that screams FAKE, or to a lawn that blinds your neighbours as they walk by your house due to your poor quality selection — all just to save a few bucks)

 Synthetic turf quality in Perth

One of the main factors is how the synthetic turf is made and what type of material has been used to make artificial grass. All our synthetic turf made from first class pe (Polyethylene) material and pp (polypropylene) Each yarn have its own characteristics. Polyethylene has become the most commonly used for its greatest versatility and excellent balance between durability, aesthetics, and softness. Polypropylene yarn is typically used for sand-filled putting greens and as a thatch layer on landscape grasses. Nylon is also used as a thatch layer as well as nylon putting green turf. We use triple layer baking system 2, layers of pp and German latex and polyurethane where required mostly on football fields.


Typically, the medium to high-grade synthetic lawns in Perth WA run anywhere from $22 to 29$ plus GST, all depending upon which manufacturer and style you choose. Keep in mind that you will have to account for waste when ordering the material.

Let’s assume we select one of the most popular turfs, which happens to be a mid-high-grade turf. It is not the cheapest, however, it is definitely not the most expensive by far. We are going to use this one in this example due to its popularity. This particular turf is $26 sm plus GST. For the sake of this exercise let’s also assume there is going to be 15% waste.

The waste factor will vary depending on the shape of your project. On average, there is usually 10-20% waste on turf projects. For instance, if you have an “oval shape” yard, you will be looking at a lot more waste than a rectangular yard. The turf is rolled out like carpet and typically comes in 4 meters widths and 20 meters long, so if you can try to imagine the grass being rolled out in your head, you can visualize how much waste there is going to be with an oval shape (or any irregular shaped yard) vs a simple rectangle.

  Crunching Numbers….

Now, if we add 15% to 55 m2, we get 62 m2. Let’s multiply 63 m2 by our turf cost of /26$ m2 and then by GST to account for Australian GST tax). We get $1638 and add on 10 %GST = $1800) .

To figure out the price/m2 we would divide 1800$ by 62 m2 and we come up with $29, which takes into account the 15% waste and 10% GST sales taxes.

Let’s take a look at the next material, that being the blue metal dust (cracker dust)road base which will vary depending on your specific location. For this example, we will go the least expensive route. Using a 55m2, we would be looking at roughly $8/(including GST), which would be around $440.

Looking for the weed killer, if you are using a high-quality concentrate, typically  4 litters of about $50(including tax).

Up next is the garden edging. Coat of supply and install is around 24$+gst, in this case, we will use 10 linear meters only on one side cost will be around 262$

Next up is the seaming tape, glue and nails. This is also going to vary on each project depending on the number of seams, as well as the length of the perimeter. For this example, we can lay the turf 2 different ways where one installation will have 2 seams and the other will have 1, so I think we will all agree that the 1 seam route is the way to go. Ordering the minimum quantity(you will have extras) of each item we will need, we would be looking at about $205 for the seaming tape 50 m, glue(1,20 letter), nails(1box), stakes(1 box) and Staples(1 box).

The last item is infill and there are many different types to choose from. Your options are basically rubber, flex sand, silica sand. The costs can vary drastically for the infill. mostly in garden white wash kiln, dry sand is used in Perth.

fake lawn cost in Perth per meter square front of yard

Now, let’s pay attention  to the Operational Costs

These include dump fees(dirt, grass, concrete, etc.), fueling costs, and delivery fees.

For a 55m2 lawn, we would have roughly 1 trips to the dump(1 truckloads of grass and dirt). At approximately $450 for each load, we would have a total of $200 in dump fees or tip fees.(Wangarra 6065)

Fuelling and labour costs are a little too difficult as it all depends on the proximity to the dump and the exact materials that we are hauling away. Let’s just pick a safe number for this example and say it costs $650 in machine & fueling fees throughout the course of the project. This shouldn’t be that far off, if at all.

The last item is the cost of delivery which will range from $150 per trip, all depending on the manufacturer and distance to the project. For this example, we will use $150, so it will cost us $150 to deliver 80 m2 of synthetic grass.

Coming up Labor Cost

You absolutely 100% get what you pay for in the labour department in terms of the long term durability/integrity of your project.

There are installers who have been installing artificial grass for 6-12 months and there are installers who been installing turf for over 15+ years. You might guess that the team with over 15+ years under their belt might cost a little more and you are absolutely right!

For a solid crew, who has the experience that you should want for your installation, you would be looking at $10 Per square meters for the labour. At 55 m2, that would be $550 to 650$ in labour.

You can always go cheap here, however, the last thing you want is to be regretting that decision later down the road when your project is falling apart and the company is out of business or day labourers are nowhere to be found.

If you are looking to get your installation done right the first time and never have to think about it again, then you will want to pay the extra money to get a Solid Installation Crew to install your project. This is definitely not an area to shave off a few dollars.

let’s add all up what we have so far:

Material for 62 ms Artificial Lawn 1800$ (rough estimates)

Blue metal,road base = $440

weed killer = $50

Garden edging = $262 (If required)

seaming tape, glue, staples, stakes, and nails = $205

infill = $120

Dump Fees = $650 (If required)

Delivery Fee = $150

Fueling Fees = $150

(Assuming Outstanding Crew) = $550

GRAND TOTAL = $4370

Keep in mind that this figure of $4377, is the cost BEFORE the Turf Company has paid for any of their overhead costs ( “costs of doing business” and more importantly the costs to remain in business as a legal entirely).

AND this is also the cost BEFORE the Artificial Grass Company has made a penny in profit.

After all, making a profit is probably one of the main driving factors to being in business unless the intent is to become a nonprofit. We are not aware of any nonprofit turf companies out there. If you know of any, please let us know.

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Moving  along to the Overhead Costs:

Listed below are some of the Overhead Costs for a legitimate synthetic grass company:

Workers Compensation Insurance

General Liability Insurance

Payroll Expenses

Accounting Fees

Business Taxes

Lawyer Fees

Advertising/Marketing Expenses

Administrative Staffing Fees

Auto/Truck Expenses

The overhead costs are not limited to what is described above and it is too difficult to attach an “overhead number” to each installation, however, the point is to showcase that there are quite a few costs that do add up when analyzing the anatomy of a synthetic turf deal, aside from the material and labor costs.

Again, there are a lot of companies out there that Do Not intend on using the best crews, and Do Not intend on operating legally, so they can and will, offer you a much more enticing “cheaper price.”

Once all of the overhead is paid, the materials are all paid, the operating expenses are paid and the labour is paid, then what is left over, if anything, is the company profit.

Let’s keep rolling with this example

We will go ahead and just pick a number to work with for the overhead. Let’s go with an overhead figure of 10%, which is definitely erring on the LOW side. Marketing, Workers Comp, and Payroll Expenses alone are more than 10%, let alone everything else on the list above. Keep in mind that we have been erring on the low side in this entire exercise.

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What cost do you think is justified in Perth?

In this exercise, we have been assuming the Middle to Least Expensive Scenarios for all the components involved with determining your turf installation price, with the exception of the crew where we went with a more experienced crew and we know a more experienced crew is always going to cost you more.

We believe this is not the area to skimp on and you should always consider using the most experienced crew possible. This will be money well spent, Guaranteed!

When looking at these prices, you can get a very good idea as to what you might expect your project will cost on the medium to low end.

Medium to Low End? What do you mean?

There are so many factors that can come into play which will raise the price of your project(i.e. the accessibility of your install in terms of whether it is in the front yard – backyard – upstairs – downstairs or even through your house, to the type of turf you choose, drainage issues, excessive roots, how many m2 you have, whether you want weed spray, a putting green, extra labor costs, etc.)

The end of the day:

The key takeaway of this post is to really shed some light as to what a typical artificial turf project might cost. By unveiling the curtain and allowing you to have a sneak peak inside to see how the numbers breakdown, we hope that this provides you with the confidence you need to make the right decision on which contractor to use to install your synthetic lawn.

As you can see from the breakdown above, the only way a company could possibility offer you a lower price than what we have mapped out for you in this example is if they are:

1, using less experienced crew

2, using inferior material

3, they are not paying themselves to remain in business

4, most of it all not running a healthy company and neglecting to pay overhead items listed above

 

We hope this synthetic turf installation breakdown helps with your decision-making process.

If you are interested in finding out more info feel free to give us a call at 0426046485.

We look forward to answering all your questions and working with you to transform your home

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