Three Millstone Water Feature

We were asked to install an off the shelf single millstone water feature in this area

Can we have a water feature here?

After a full survey including proposed positioning and checking the off the shelf dimensions we offered to design and build a bespoke feature. This involved accurate site surveying for positioning the feature and surround. The feature consists of a 150mm reinforced base with block walls, fibreglassed in black. A brick internal edge was laid and heavy duty security grid cut to size and shape on site, external wall constructed then Indian sandstone pavers measured and cut to size for laying, after electrics, pump and lighting were installed it was dressed with Scottish cobbles. The light operates with a dawn to dusk sensor.

Block work sump fibreglassed and millstones close by

Once the millstones were manoeuvred into place by hand and a safety grid cut and added we built an external wall and laid natural stone paving as a surround. The large millstone is 1m diameter and 200mm deep and it was a Herculean task to put in place and level.

Three tier millstone feature in place and completing the natural stone surround

Surround completed we installed the lighting and pump before testing

Testing the feature

Surprisingly this bespoke feature that we created cost less than the single off the shelf product but provides a much greater statement and is in relation to the surroundings

An inspiring water feature completed
For your own bespoke water feature or to buy millstones contact info@pondworks.co.uk

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