We are specialists in natural swimming ponds and offer a one-stop shop for the entire process from initial consultation with you, through production of the design and technical specification, to the construction and final completion of the pond. We also offer an optional aftercare and maintenance service.
We also offer a part-build service - we still carry out the design and some of the core elements of the construction (in particular the filtration system), but you or local contractors can carry out other construction components, such as excavation.
Whether we do all the construction work or just part of it, we always follow this four step process:
1. Design Consultation
2. Design and Technical Specifications
4. Maintenance (optional)
The Design Consultation stage is essentially an information-gathering exercise on both sides.
We need to find out about what you are looking to do, and we need to understand the character and requirement of the site - the proposed location in relation to other features, as well as specific local conditions such as the ground conditions, levels, access, climate etc.
You also need to find out about us, to see us face to face (usually) and hear what we have to offer. We will take you through a tablet presentation explaining how we work and showing examples of our previous work, and we can discuss together what may be suitable for you and your site.
If it is practical we always prefer to carry out the design consultation on site. However for projects outside the UK, or a long way from London - or if you are not yet sufficiently convinced you want to call us out - we can often cover a lot of ground remotely. Talking over the phone with photos and plans emailed through is generally fine, or if you ever pass through London you are more than welcome to meet us in our design office in Islington.
After the visit or call we will send you a Design Consultation Report with a proposed design and a detailed estimate of the costs and options involved with your project. This report provides the basis for proceeding with the design stage.
On-site design consultation fees are as follows:
"I was very, very pleased with how the construction process went. Usually when you have someone in the house for work, even minor things, there are problems. But with the swimming pond nothing went wrong from beginning to end, everything was done neatly, and they finished ahead of schedule. Ohad and Chris were respectful, friendly and professional at all time, and it was completely different to having workmen around, it was like having people who are almost friends. We actually missed them once they were gone, which says a lot."
Surbala Morgan Cambridgeshire
"The boys were great, they were really, really good, I cannot fault them. They left the place as if they had never been. Many, many thanks. You have employed good people."
Mary Norris Hampshire
"Gartenart were enthusiastic about working with what we'd got. I already had a plan in my head and they listened and came up with the designs - and it was as it they could see exactly what I wanted."
Patricia Birch Essex
"Gartenart were very good. Beforehand I was a bit concerned that we would have to semi project manage and it would be a real disruption and there would be mud all over the driveway. But it wasn't anything like that, we didn't really need to be involved, and they went out of their way to ensure there was no inconvenience."
Nigel Keene Hampshire