Lake Construction in Essex and London
Essex Aquatics are specialists in lake construction. From concept to creation, we specialise in the design and construction of beautiful lakes.
Essex Aquatics are situated in Chelmsford, Essex, and carry out lake building for the public and commercial sector throughout Essex and London, covering major towns such as Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Burnham, Chelmsford, Chigwell, Colchester, Epping, Harlow, Hockley, Loughton, Rayleigh, Southend on Sea, Wickford, North London, East London, South Suffolk and North Kent and surrounding areas.
We build large ornamental lakes and ponds for estates, parks, golf courses, councils and private properties. So, whether you are looking for a natural lake to set a sense of relaxation around the golf course, with the sound of running water or looking to reconnect with your garden landscape, we have the right expertise and equipment to sculpture your land, bringing your vision to life. We also don’t just do lake building; we can also renovate old lakes that have become overgrown with vegetation or silted up.
Our Lake Construction Process – From Visualisation to Construction
Here at Essex Aquatics, we support you every step of the way and during our lake construction process we have three main actions, which are design, construction and management. Allowing for a successful completion of a new lake.
During the design stage it requires imagination and a creative ability and with our experience and knowledge we can support you in capturing your vision and bringing it to life. Our lake building process is designed and customised to suit your requirements and visually enhance your landscape, as well as creating something of natural beauty that will be benefiting to the wildlife.
Once we have captured your vision that will allow you to reconnect with your garden and nature, we will move on to the lake construction stage, which could be either a clay lined ponds or using specialist geotextiles and lake liners. We at Essex Aquatics take pride in the work we do and love bringing others dreams to life, from digging a small fishing lake to a lake, reservoir or lagoon. During the design and lake construction stage we don’t just talk on the water we also can also develop a project plan towards planting aquatic plants as well as terrestrial planting with trees, shrubs and grassland areas, while creating a stocking plan ensuring the success of the project.
Once we have sculptured your land and brought your vision to life, we can then support you with lake maintenance, which is called lake dredging, which you can read more on below.
As well as supporting Essex and London with lake construction, we can also support with lake dredging, helping you to maintain a healthy eco-system. Lake dredging techniques are different to standard pond cleaning, but the results are the same.
With lake dredging over time leaf’s fall in the water and debris builds up, meaning in time it can cause water quality issues. Some of these will include:
- Murky smelly water
- Weed and algal blooms (duckweed)
- Lack of oxygen
- Fish deaths
- Actual depth of water reduced
The process of our lake dredging starts with a formal site visit to assess the state of the lake or pond to determine access, surface runoff, adjacent land use and where to drain the water.
We will then drain the lake storing any fish/wildlife and plants in a temporary pool. From this then with our experience, knowledge and equipment, we will then bring in a suitable sized excavator to dredge the silt from the lake. During this time, we also recommend cutting back trees and overgrowing vegetation while the lake is drained so you are minimising this dropping back into the lake, as well as it being easier to access overgrown trees and plants. Once this has happened the pond can then begin to fill naturally before fish can be returned.
For more information on our pond dredging services contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
The difference between a lake and a pond is the depth and surface area. Also, standard lakes are normally much deeper than ponds and have a much larger surface area.