The Projects

Here you'll find information on projects along with Furphy Foundry product news from all over Australia. Take a look it might give you the inspiration you need for your next project.


Aspiring to a tough, natural finish

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

Aspiring to a tough, natural finish

Amongst hundreds of new housing blocks, there is one, featured parkland in Fairland’s new Aspire Estate in Griffin.

Located just north of Brisbane, the estate’s landscape managers sought Furphy’s to maximise the appeal of this park, which no doubt will be frequented by many families of the 200-odd lot estate.

Brighton community enjoys Dendy Park upgrade

on Thursday, 17 November 2016. Posted in The Projects

Brighton community enjoys Dendy Park upgrade

Just a short walk from Victoria’s iconic Brighton Beach with its golden beach lined by colourful bathing boxes is the popular Dendy Park.

When the local Bayside Council decided to masterplan a complete overhaul of the centrally-located park, Furphy Foundry was on hand to contribute their considerable urban design skills.

When safety and style meets...

on Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Posted in The Projects

When safety and style meets...

Furphy Foundry's expertise in custom manufacturing in-house is what sets us apart from other suppliers.

With over 150 years of experience in the industry, we have earned the trust of councils, architects and other institutions, through providing hundreds of stylish, high quality products that were customised to suit specific project requirements.

 

Unique. Exceptional. Classy.

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Posted in The Projects

Unique. Exceptional. Classy.

Steel Slatted Circular Seats by Furphy Foundry are uniquely designed to provide exceptional functionality in any Australian public space.

Its circular orientation provides classy, yet comfortable public seating solutions to accommodate larger groups of people while adding functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Smooth. Sturdy. Timeless.

on Monday, 18 July 2016. Posted in The Projects

Smooth. Sturdy. Timeless.

These are the three words that best describe Furphy Foundry’s Steel Slatted furniture range. With a smooth, timeless aesthetic and a sturdy design, this range is suited to any public environment.

Our Steel Slatted picnic settings, seats and benches were recently chosen to be installed in Flinders Christian College, Tyabb Victoria.

Inviting picnic settings at Hornsby Secret Garden

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in The Projects

Inviting picnic settings at Hornsby Secret Garden

Situated in the heart of Hornsby, Lisgar Gardens is a beautiful hillside garden well-known for its wide range of Camellias.

It is also known as the “Hornsby Secret Garden”, which has remained a secret to most of the residents though it has been open to the public for more than 40 years. It covers an extensive area of 2.6 hectares, planted with exotic plants, native trees, ferns and varieties of Camellias.

The Corso, architecturally designed suite

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in The Projects

The Corso, architecturally designed suite

If the striking modern design with enhanced architectural features can’t convince you enough then consider the low maintenance and high corrosion resistance the Corso suite has to offer. Want more? Then, how about the environmentally friendly use of 100% recycled cast aluminium?

Our Corso Suite comprises of three product elements: seat, litter receptacle and bollard. These are all designed with one principle in mind, uniquely architectural features, while providing the highest quality to ensure you get long lasting and low maintenance products.

Bollards - 3 tips to hide trolley abrasion

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in The Projects

Bollards - 3 tips to hide trolley abrasion

Bollards are a great addition to road sides, storefronts, shopping centres, school zones, urban nodes and wherever pedestrians share road spaces. Installing bollards in an area visualizes to both vehicles and pedestrians that caution is required.

Furphy Foundry offers a wide range of standard bollards designed for cost-efficiency and longevity. We can also modify our designs or manufacture a custom solution for your particular project and location.

You won’t believe this stand-on-roof coaches shelter

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in The Projects

You won’t believe this stand-on-roof coaches shelter

Located in Toorak, Melbourne, St. Kevin’s College is an all-boys school offering primary and secondary education and has an array of sporting facilities within their sporting fields.

Recently, Furphy Foundry provided a new Players/Coaches Shelter for the school grounds. It was customised with a viewing platform on the top, at the request of the customer. We were able to design this shelter with platform based on our standard design while utilising the area’s natural topography, reducing supply and further construction costs.

Don't risk slips!

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in The Projects

Don't risk slips!

Drinking fountains are an essential addition to all open space environments and locations such as schools, parks and sporting facilities as they provide clean and safe drinking water to the public.

With potable water readily available, people need not to carry around bottled water and canned soft drinks which reduces the accumulation of waste. While drinking fountains are beneficial to people and the environment, they may impose a safety hazard.

Mount Waverley timber park setting

on Thursday, 26 May 2016. Posted in The Projects

Mount Waverley timber park setting

Located approximately 16 kilometres south-east of Melbourne CBD, Mount Waverley is one of 14 suburbs in the City of Monash, Melbourne.

It is a large suburb with significant areas of remnant native bushland and wetlands. Over the years, Mount Waverley has developed into an urban community. Meanwhile, some areas were able to preserve their natural resources. An example of this is the Valley Reserve where significant flora and fauna species can be found.

Contemporary bin enclosures for WA suburbs

on Thursday, 26 May 2016. Posted in The Projects

Contemporary bin enclosures for WA suburbs

The City of Vincent in Western Australia lies about 3 kilometres away from the Perth CBD and manages 139 kilometres of roads and 104 hectares of parklands and gardens. Leederville and Mount Hawthorn are two distinguished suburbs of the city due to their efforts in education and urban development.

These two suburbs continue to prove their commitment and dedication to their local communities with their redevelopment action plans for the betterment of their precincts.

A quick guide to common metal finishes

on Thursday, 26 May 2016. Posted in The Projects

A quick guide to common metal finishes

In outdoor public furniture, different metals are chosen for different applications and environments.

The most commonly used metals includes aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel. These metals require different levels of finishing depending on on the application and environment.

100% recycled aluminium

on Monday, 18 April 2016. Posted in The Projects

100% recycled aluminium

At Furphy Foundry, we manufacture our castings using 100% recycled aluminium to produce high quality, long lasting and low maintenance products.

Using 100% recycled aluminium is a significant sustainability practice, this accounts for more than 90% of the energy required in producing cast aluminium from the base material of bauxite. Aside from this, recycled aluminium also decreases emission of greenhouse gases by more than 15% vs the base material equivalent.

Custom seats floating on the botanical border

on Monday, 18 April 2016. Posted in The Projects

Custom seats floating on the botanical border

Sitting on the border of New South Wales and Victoria is the Moama and Echuca Botanic Gardens. With Furphy’s unparalleled experience in customising products, we were asked by Murray City Council to manufacture and supply three fully customised benches for the Botanic Gardens.

The seat design drawings were supplied by the city council and our task was to carry out the idea into reality, it’s very contemporary with no traditional seat leg supports which gives these seats the appearance of floating.

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