Formal Ponds
Classical formal cascades ( aquapic)

This design was developed from an initial sketch stage through to detailed construction plans for the builders

A concrete framework is lined with a flexible waterproof membrane for longevity. Stone & brick give a smart and durable surface finishes

One of the draft sketches
Concrete framework ( aquapic)


Classical style, with clean crisp cascades, shimmering reflections and solid stone finishes

All pumps, filters and top-up facilities are concealed.

Design Project Oversight Liner: Supply / Install Pump: Supply / Install Filter: Supply / Install Annual Service
Detailed construction plans
Firestone rubber liner between geotextile felt ( aquapic)

Rill_Trough Feature_Circular pool with triple spouts_3301 ( aquapic)


Working with the landscape architect and the building team, we provided design solutions for the water features. This included the installation of the brimming tank feature, the rill and pond linings, water spouts, pumps, underwater lighting and filtration.

The sight and sound of the water features helps to distract from the sound of a nearby road, and the formal design suits the enclosed space beside a heritage property.

Design Project Oversight Pump: Supply / Install Filter: Supply / Install Liner: Supply / Install Water Plants: Supply / Install Lighting: Supply / Install


The client and their garden designer wanted to realise their plans for this formal rill. It borders a deck built as part of a new home (which won ‘Best Extension’ in the Daily Telegraph Homebuild Awards).

The water reflects the crisp lines of the porcelain tile edging, and stainless cascades feed the pools at the upper end of the rill. The rill itself acts as a divider between the inner garden and the rolling countryside beyond.

Working alongside the landscaper, we fitted the tailored rubber linings, cascades, pumps and remote filtration. A concealed skimmer removes surface debris.

Tailored rubber liner for rill pool_3319 ( aquapic)

Showing the tailored lining in place, before fitting the inner protective layers. A recirculation pipe was built into the inner base.

Project Oversight Pump: Supply / Install Filter: Supply / Install Liner: Supply / Install
Modern Contemporary Rill_4381 ( aquapic)


A lead cascade in the rear Cotswold wall falls into the semi-circular pool at the head of the rill, running to the round pool with stone flag surrounds. It makes a striking focal point, aligned with the house. We worked alongside the builders, providing detailed construction diagrams, and installing linings, pumps and plants.

Circular pool with rill and upper pond and cascade_3307 ( aquapic)
Project Oversight Pump: Supply / Install Filter: Supply / Install Liner: Supply / Install Water Plants: Supply / Install

Canal_Pond with Gazebo 7806-11-1

Garden Design: Mark Lutyens

CANAL POND in a meadow area

We were called in during the construction of this 60m canal with central pond, and provided technical advice and detailed plans for the two cascades and filter system.

Lighting: Supply / Install

FORMAL POOL with water hawthorn (Aponogeton) and Horsetail Rush (Equisetum)


Garden Design: Kate Gould

Pump: Supply / Install Filter: Supply / Install Water Plants: Supply / Install

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