School relaxation terrace

The clearance and dredging of the pond had to be thought through thoroughly and was a messy business as we had to get right in there whilst redirecting the natural spring fed water, pumping it around the pond and back into the adjacent stream.

We created the tiered terraces using vertical oak sleepers which were cut to size and also bitumen was used to coat the sunken sections of sleepers concreted in the ground to ensure protection from the water.

It was great fun (and hard work) creating this reflective area for the school children to use during their spare time to come and get a quiet moment to read a book or just to reflect on things. This layout was also intended to offer a safe and useable area for the children to explore the natural diversity a pond and running water can offer.

Finished job

During the works

Before we started