Half moon pond, Albury Estate, Guildford.

This brick-lined pond was designed by John Evelyn in the 1660's and had been empty for some time.

Working with English Heritage we lined the pond first with 50mm of soft sand then a 3mm protective underlay. The waterproofing membrane was a 1mm EPDM liner.

A pump was installed to supply water to the cascade which had originally been supplied from a pond a mile away.

The pond was then planted with large containers of waterlilies.

The project has been a great success and the pond was used as the backdrop for a wedding reception shortly after completion.

The images below show how we completed the brief   (click on expanded image for slideshow)

 The pond as it was in the early 20th century.

Prior to us starting this is how it looked.

After covering the base with 50mm of soft sand the excavation is now ready for the protective underlay and waterproof butyl (EPDM) membrane.

The liner before final fitting. The creases are removed and the top of the liner is fixed to the brickwork using black UPVC termination bars.

We create beautiful natural surroundings that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come. From very large ponds to boardwalks, small garden ponds and swimming ponds, our work covers a broad range of water-based construction and restoration projects.  

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Our work covers a broad range of subjects including pond building, lake construction, pond and lake restoration, pond maintenance, pond repairs, pond decking and other water-based landscaping projects in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Salisbury, Andover, Winchester and Newbury. Other areas considered.