Installation of overflow and waste soak away
Waste water and overflow can be an issue and this soak away was installed to alleviate any potential problems. They are installed to building regulations. Our soak aways have 95% void, are super efficient and can take from 20 tonnes per m2.
Construction of Gravity fed koi pond
A new koi pond may be a new feature for you or as in this case a necessity due to the owners moving home and their koi being homed in temporary tanks.
This project was to construct a new pond in to a patio area near a summer house. The customers koi were prized 'friends' and we needed to build as large a pond as possible maintaining usable space and access all around it.
Having excavated the hole for a 'half and half' pond where half was below ground we laid the bottom drain and pipe work before laying reinforced concrete to the base for strength and stability.
We then constructed a double skin wall from the base almost to finishing level.
All visible areas of the pond had facing bricks to match the house and surrounding walls with 7 newton blocks where the liner would cover.
Next we cleaned all protrusions from the internal walls, underlaid it and installed a purpose made box liner. Before completing the walls we added a through wall return and an over flow and installed the filter and equipment.
The surrounding area was later paved.
Wildlife pond with seating area and natural looking stream
We were asked to design a new wildlife pond in an area surrounded by an existing stone wall separating different levels of the garden whilst integrating it into a more usable area.
Our plan was to create a 5m x 4m pond and feed water to the higher elevation where we created an upper pool overflowing to a new natural looking stream, tumbling down a waterfall where water collected in a splash pool before returning down a further stream and back to the pond.
A rustic brick paved area was created for ample seating creating an enclosed world full of the sound water water and wildlife. Please click on images to see larger.