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.


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.

Colour coating finish

on Monday, 18 April 2016. Posted in The Projects

Colour coating finish

Powder Coating is an effective solution for finishing metal products due to its robust performance, durability and cost-efficiency.

In contrast with conventional liquid coating, powder coating has no liquid elements on it but rather uses dry powder in the process. There are three steps in powder coating process: pre-treatment, powder application and curing.

3.6m seats at Moorabbin’s Activity Centre

on Monday, 18 April 2016. Posted in The Projects

3.6m seats at Moorabbin’s Activity Centre

Located approximately 17 kilometres away from Melbourne CBD, Moorabbin Activity Centre is an established residential and commercial area covered by the City of Kingston Council.

The area was redeveloped in accordance with the council’s vision 'to actively engage to bring Moorabbin to life by complementing its strong cultural role.’

Custom work: It’s what we do best.

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Custom work: It’s what we do best.

Every project has its own requirement in terms of design, budget and location.

For some projects, locations and budgets a standard product will be the perfect solution, however when a project needs to be represented in a uniquely local way it is generally then we see the need for custom furniture being required.

Accessible picnic settings

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Accessible picnic settings

Since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1992, accessibility has become a prime consideration in street and park furniture. Today, we see a growing trend towards furniture in particular picnic settings to provide wheel chair access.

The guide to manufacturing wheel chair access is the Australian Standard 1428.2 Design for Access and Mobility.

Sports shelters for K.P Hardiman Reserve, Darebin

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Sports shelters for K.P Hardiman Reserve, Darebin

K.P Hardiman Reserve in Darebin, Victoria is one of the 176 parks in the area notable for its outdoor recreational services. It houses sporting fields for hockey and football which are located in an area adjacent to the Plenty Road entrance.

There was only one basic shelter for the Hockey field where the coaches, players and spectators together shared this limited resource. Furphy Foundry engineered, modified, manufactured, supplied and installed two (2) additional shelters based on our ‘Players/Coaches Shelter’ range.

Toowoomba City Library - Civic Square

on Monday, 21 March 2016. Posted in The Projects

Toowoomba City Library - Civic Square

The $27 million Toowoomba City Library officially opened its doors on Saturday the 27th of February, 2016. This 6,800 m2 building envelope has all the traditional library features but boasts a cutting edge modern design with high technology equipment.

The copper façade is a major element, identifying the library as the absolute city centre piece. The project was constructed by Hutchinson Builders, one of Australia’s oldest and largest private building and construction companies.

Website downloads are now easier!

on Friday, 12 February 2016. Posted in The Projects

Website downloads are now easier!

We’re delighted to announce the recent changes we’ve made to our website. We hope you like it!

Julia Gillard Library project

on Friday, 12 February 2016. Posted in The Projects

Julia Gillard Library project

Furphy Foundry is proud to be part of the newly opened Julia Gillard Library in Tarneit, City of Wyndham Victoria.

The new library officially opened its doors last February 3rd 2016 to promote learning and growth to Tarneit residents by providing them access to a wide range of resources. It was named after Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who served the country for three years.

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