Victorian lake restoration and improvements.

This Victorian clay-lined lake was leaking, had poor access, the island was eroding and the summerhouse beyond saving.

Victorian lake restoration and improvements
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This was a substantial project in an area of the estate with poor access for machines.

The brief was to rebuild the dam and island. Install a 15 metre jetty, a bridge to the island, boardwalks around the inaccessible wet areas of the lake, rebuild the stream into the lake and replant with ornamental plants. Three large feeder ponds were also restored.

Pond maintenance is regularly carried out to prevent the water plants from getting out of control. 

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The images below show how we completed the brief 
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Victorian lake restoration and improvements
Overgrown island before restoration and lakeside prior to bridge and boardwalk construction.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
Bridge being built to overgrown island.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
Unfortunately the old summer house had to go.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
The island restored, with new summerhouse and bridge.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
The lake’s water level was lowered and the top of the leaking dam was removed. Layers of engineering clay were spread and compacted to rebuild the dam.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
One of the new boardwalks being built through the boggy areas around the lake. Materials are oak and cedar.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
Completed boardwalk through a boggy area around the lake.
Victorian lake restoration and improvements
Completed 15 metre wooden deck in Berkshire lake.

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.