Rivers, lakes & ponds

We design, create and maintain all kinds of lakes and ponds, with a sustainable, sensitive approach.

From the initial survey, digging and excavation, to restoration, completion and maintenance, we use appropriate materials, planting and landscaping to create lakes and ponds that are functional yet beautiful, fitting harmoniously into their surroundings.

If you have a project in mind, or want to speak with a member of our team - please get in touch.

Contact our team 0800 157 7707

We work with clients with a range of requirements – from those with conservation as their key concern, to those who want to create a sporting lake, or simply an area of natural beauty.


In our lake and pond construction, we primarily use butyl lining and clay puddling. Each material has its own benefits; clay puddling is a completely natural lining material that’s totally waterproof, and allows for minimal water loss and maximum plant growth. Butyl lining is a reliable and cost-effective alternative to clay.


For river restoration projects, we carry out initial ecology and tree surveys to design appropriate restoration schemes, which will not only restore and enhance the rivers’ ecosystems and wildlife, but provide an added benefit to local communities.

Our chalk stream restoration projects have involved de-shading, bank scalloping and stabilisation, and marginal planting to sensitively recreate natural features. This allows the rivers to naturalise for the benefit of resident wildlife such as otter, water vole and brown trout.

Our consultancy division can advise you on permissions, design and any available grants. And our contracting division can provide a free quotation for restoration, construction and maintenance.

To find out more about our rivers, lakes & ponds services, contact a member of our team today

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"A seamless service; from initial survey, to clear and practical management plans. From senior management level to operative, I have found their staff to be professional, hard-working, courteous and well-disciplined."

J. Merrill, Affinity Water