Pond construction, Dorset.

This pond construction in Dorset was carried out because the existing clay pond was leaking.

 

As is common with clay lined ponds that don’t have a permanent natural water source, this one leaked badly.

Clay is rarely a wise choice as a pond lining material, especially when it is brought on to a site and laid over a porous substrate.

The solution involved reshaping and deepening the existing pond and then installing a Greenseal EPDM synthetic rubber liner.  A rustic cedar deck was then built on top of the liner.

Submerged gravel beds were built to create reed beds.

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

The pond was cleared and marginal shelves carefully cut into the pond edge.

The protective underlay is installed.

The Greenseal EPDM liner was then installed.

Here we see the pond a few weeks later with aquatic plants, wooden decking and sleeper steps.

This is the reed bed of Phragmites australis, just after planting.

This photo shows the reed growth a year later.

Pontederia lanceolata in the foreground.

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.