Concrete used as a material for pond construction is usually
limited to Koi ponds and occasionally very formal ponds. In most new concrete pond constructions we are able to replicate the concrete pond appearance
(should that be desired) without concrete being the main means of creating the pond. From a design point of view, the use of concrete for pond
construction can be somewhat limiting, most especially so where an attempt is being made to create a pond with a "natural" look.
For both economic and aesthetic reasons, most new ponds, in garden settings, are not now built as concrete structures as they once were.
The ready availability of alternative lining materials and their ease of installation allied to flexibility in their use has
permitted pond designers and builders to broaden the scope of what is possible.
Occasionally, of course, concrete blockwork may be required to
create the pond's structure which is then lined.
Concrete pond repair and restoration
Repair and restoration of a decaying or defunct concrete pond can
be worthwhile where the feature to be restored has architectural or historic merit. For this purpose we have, over the years,
developed a method of restoring concrete pond structures using more flexible materials and at the same time retaining the concrete "look" of the feature. Often, however, the "death" of a concrete pond offers us a splendid opportunity
for rethinking how the pond relates to the landscape in which it is situated and, perhaps, how its impact on that landscape could be
concrete ponds in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.
Concrete pond planting
Plantings in concrete ponds can of course be made in containers but we dislike the use
of planting baskets on marginal shelves - they never make a satisfactory planting. We have developed methods for planting the
margins of concrete ponds that eliminate the use of planting baskets.
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