Large pond restoration, Dorset.
This large and deep pond near Fonthill Gifford was suffering from a significant accumulation of silt.
This was becoming a problem for the owner whose family like to swim here so the decision was made to drain the pond and dig out the silt.
To enable this a trench was cut in the bank and the water was slowly drained as the trench was deepened in stages.
Initially, the silt was 1 metre deep before digging down to a firm clay base. With the water low and the silt gone it was an ideal opportunity to build a cedar deck over the 4 metre deep pond.
The images below show how we completed the brief (click on expanded image for slideshow)
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.