Some of the key elements of lake construction
Many people mistakenly believe that lake construction is the simple process of digging a hole in the ground and filling it with water. This is not the case, and there are many aspects to take into consideration when undertaking a lake construction project, such as:
- Ground quality
- Ground location
- Geometry of the land
- Surrounding environment
- Lake site access
- Location of existing waterways
- Lake liner requirements, if any
- Waste removal
- Design including water depth and the bank construction of the lake
There are many more factors to consider besides those listed above.
Experience and knowledge of lake construction
Working with the most superior materials and products found on today’s markets means that we can assist you and give you all the best choices available. We can also advise you, based on the requirements and demands of the project, not to mention the restraints set by your budget for the construction of your lake. If you believe your new lake construction project will require a liner to retain water, then take a look at some of our articles on liners, such as EDPM liners or HDPE liners for further information on the many types of liner we can supply and install.
You may at this point require the following;
1. Construction consent from the local planning authority, for example for change of use.
2. The Environment Agency will need to review the flood defences and issue consent.
At this stage you will also require additional information such as environmental impact assessments, flood risk assessments, drawings and any construction method statements.
At Ponds UK – Aquatic Management Limited, we offer a professional, fully compliant, complete lake construction service in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk and throughout the UK and will help obtain any part or all of the consents and permissions required on your behalf. Once this process is complete we can then complete the final stages of the lake construction. This includes completing a detailed design, applying for consents and permissions, carrying out the actual construction and planting and finally stocking the lake.
Building a complex with your lake
If you have further requirements for on-site buildings, drainage and other access or car park related construction works, then this is something we can also design and construct for you on your chosen site. Some examples of this may be ticket offices, fishing lodges, tackle shops, barns, yards and even roads.
NOTE: If a dam is required that will retain more than 25,000 m3 of water, then this will be subject to the legislation of the Reservoirs Act, placing duties on the owner to make periodic inspections and carry out maintenance work to the reservoir. Due to the high volumes of rain and flooding over the last few years, it has been suggested by the Environmental Agency that the impoundment volume threshold be reduced to 10,000 m3.
At Ponds UK – Aquatic Management Limited we strongly believe that the key to successful lake construction lies not just in quality workmanship, but in providing excellent customer care tailored to our clients needs. We work closely with all of our clients during each step of the design and construction process to ensure that our clients are kept informed and have a full understanding of how the lake build will be realised.
We supply all equipment and our services to both domestic and commercial clients throughout Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and the United Kingdom. For more information and advice about any of our products or lake construction, lake maintenance, lake design or fishery and consultancy services, please email email@example.com or call 0800 4725524 or 01206 620211.