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.

Overview of pond restoration

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

25 tonne and 8 tonne excavators are used to carry out the work.

Large tree trunks were used at various points to ensure the 25 tonne digger didn't get stuck in the soft clay.

The cedar frame of the decking is installed.

Cedar boards are fixed in place and the deck is finished. Now we just need water!

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.