Meet the Installers – South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd
Namgrass has a nationwide network of the UK’s leading artificial grass installers; their precision and attention to detail are what sets them apart from the rest. We thought we would give our customers the opportunity to get to know our installers, starting with South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd.
When and how did South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd start?
The company was first incorporated in April 2019 by Neil Pinchbeck. Neil started the company after seeing a completed artificial grass install and really liking the transformation. So, after much research and setting out to install his first job at home, he was hooked with the transformation and job satisfaction.
It was then in January of 2020 that my (Shaun King) involvement within the company came about (although Neil and myself have been friends for years!). I have a background in business and sales and Neil is an experienced fitter/tradesman, so we both have different roles within the company which works really well.
Neil Pinchbeck (left) & Shaun King (right)
Why did you choose Namgrass as your supplier?
The honest answer is that our previous supplier couldn’t meet our demand. They would constantly be out of stock of grass and with long wait times. Although at the time this was due to the COVID pandemic, it wasn’t good for us as a business as it minimised our options and we didn’t want to be turning work away or losing it. So, we needed to source someone more reliable, and that’s where Namgrass came in. I did some research and Namgrass ticked all the right boxes – local to us, no stock issues, high-quality product, and a great team to easily work with.
What's your favourite Namgrass product to work with?
Although all the Namgrass products are high quality and easy to work with, our favourite grass to install has to be Elise. It’s a great grass to cut and join and looks amazing when finished on any size area.
How many installs have you completed?
To date, South Coast Artificial Grass has installed just over 200 new surface area’s and we are constantly growing and getting busier with high demand. We average around 20 new installs a month!
Where do you complete most of your installs within the UK?
Based in Dorset, we predominantly tend to work within the BH postcodes covering Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood and Swanage, etc. We have and will also carry out installs in Dorchester and Weymouth. Project dependant, we have also completed installations in Fordingbridge, Romsey, Eastleigh and our furthest install away was in Amesbury.
Have you installed many ‘unique’ artificial grass jobs? Have you had some awkward/hard installs?
We have completed quite a range of jobs; some I believe other companies simply don’t want to do, but we aren’t afraid of the challenge and hard work.
We’ve had some awkward shapes and sizes, some with long walks to get access and some up or down a lot of steps, so we’ve had to hand-carry out all the removed spoil and then hand-carry back in all the new aggregate for the sub-base. We’ve also had a few jobs where the only access is through the property itself which has proven interesting!