Natural pond construction, Hampshire.

The owners of this property wanted a pond for swimming as well as ecological diversity, with an outdoor office overhanging the water as a relaxing place to work from.

The site for this pond was flat and open and rather featureless. An ideal location for a large pond. One stipulation was that the client wanted to swim in the pond but didn't want the complexity and expense of a pumped natural swimming pond. To this end we built it deeper than we normally would and expanded the marginal planting beds to accommodate a larger area of aquatic plants which help keep the water clear. The pond has been a great success and to prove the strength of the liner one of the owners horses went for a swim shortly after completion.

Follow this link for an explanation of building a natural pond. 

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

Pond site prior to construction

Pond excavated prior to installation of butyl liner.

Pond with butyl liner during fitting.

Even though we started and finished the work in November we decided to sow grass seed in case we could give the landscaping a head start.

This is the pond in December of the same year.

...and a few months later in early Spring.

A summerhouse was installed, overhanging the water. The maximum depth is 2.5 metres and the office deck makes a perfect diving platform.

There is a gate in the railing to allow for diving.

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.