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Meet The Orr’s; Part 2


Dave and Andy Orr have been up and down the country over the past couple of weeks, installing various artificial grass projects. This past week, they have been closer to home and we took the opportunity to catch up with the duo as they worked at Yeadon Westfield Infant School in Leeds.

Since we last caught up with the Orr’s, the father & son duo have worked on seven installations at the following sites:

  • Firthmoor Primary School, Darlington
  • The Village Nursery, Edinburgh
  • Hugh Sexey Middle School, Somerset
  • Bingley Grammar, Bingley
  • Grovelands School, Surrey
  • Babington House School, Kent
  • Yeadon Westfield Infant School, Leeds
Meet The Orr's; Part 2

The Orr’s recent projects across the country have involved MUGA’s, general artificial grass surfacing, Daily Mile tracks & play area installations; the latter of which is currently being installed at Yeadon Westfield Infant School in Leeds.

According to weather reports, the Orr’s were working on the play area on the hottest day of the year, with temperatures expected to hit 35 degrees.

“It can’t beat the job at Hugh Sexey Middle School” explained Dave. “The weather reports said 30 degree’s, but we put a thermometer in the middle of the artificial grass after completing the job and it said it was 57 degrees.”

Needless to say, the current stage of installation at Yeadon Westfield Infant School accompanied by the heat meant the site had several similarities to the Sahara Desert.

The Orr's

The family duo had extra workers helping them on site due to the size and complications of the job, though Dave had initially described Andy as an “added weight”.

“I’ll put you over my shoulders” responded Andy, who was the much bigger of the duo!

Clearly the two hadn’t lost their sense of humour whilst travelling over 1100 miles in the past 6 weeks. With Andy recently turning 21, it also meant Dave could relax during the journeys as well as Andy was now able to drive the prestigious AGP van.

“Oh and he can now take himself for a quick ice cream whenever he wants as well!” Dave said cheekily.

Today though, the office team were kind enough to bring the workers ice cream to site given the tremendous work they were doing in such warm conditions.

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