Rustic watersphere

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We do offer a nationwide installation service. We can discuss your requirements and liaise with landscapers where needed. The slate sphere is constructed in sections in order to make installation less complex. All of the sculptures are built so that they can be installed by two people, without lifting equipment.


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Description

A stunning full sphere of handcrafted slate pieces. Meticulously placed together to form a beautiful feature.

A stunning full sphere of handcrafted slate pieces. Meticulously placed together to form a beautiful feature. The majority of installations have the sphere at ground level, sometimes amongst planting, integrating it into the garden. Refer to technical diagram here Link. It is also possible for the sphere to sit at water level, over a pool. Our spheres can be made in sections which allows us to install in a variety of properties, even where there is no rear access to a garden. We have installed in courtyard gardens in Nottinghill where the only access was through a house, to roof terraces in London.


Rustic watersphere

View our water Feature gallery
  • 1m Rustic Slate Watersphere
  • 800mm (medium) Rustic slate Watersphere™ set in the flowerbed against a Corten steel fence, surrounded by beautiful Aliums.
  • 1.2m (Extra Large) Rustic slate Watersphere™ on a 3m Corten Steel edged pond
  • rustic medium water sphere on round cobble stones

Details & Specifications

Below is some detailed information about our water feature and how they work and how they are installed.

Water feature location

The slate sphere feature can be situated anywhere in the garden; for water features or light sculptures you will need an electrical supply. Although the products are all heavy, the they are created in sections so that they can be lifted into position by two people, thus avoiding the need for any heavy lifting equipment.

1m (Large) Rustic Slate Watersphere™ set on a circular bed of loose slate chippings cut out from the decking. De Wint Court, Lincolnshire.

Pond Installation

It is an option for all the slate sphere feature to sit at the water level in a pool. The best way to do this is to use a concrete pillar to support the sphere at the desired height. If you are considering a pond water feature, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

1m (Large) Rustic Watersphere™ on a pond. Column has been surrounded by stones already existing in the garden.

Water feature sump

The majority of installations site the slate sphere at ground level with the sump buried below. The sump holds the reservoir that collects the water below the water feature as it flows off the slate sphere. The pump in the reservoir pumps the water back out of the top of the feature. The sump has a lid that is covered with slate pieces.

cross section detail of the sump for the water feature

Slate sphere weight

650mm diameter - 160kg
800mm diameter - 300kg
1m diameter - 550kg
1.2m diameter - 800kg
Sphere weight can vary by 10%.

650mm (small) Rustic Watersphere™ raised up high and surrounded by a gabion basket. Merley House, Wimbourne.

Frequently Asked

Here are some frequently asked questions

Are they low maintenance?
Yes, just turn them off in freezing conditions
Can a solar powered pump be used?
No our water features require a high flow rate, higher than is capable with a domestic solar pump
Can I have a water feature on a Pond?
Yes
Can I have lights around the feature?
Yes our water features look great lit up, check out our gallery fro inspiration
Do I need a water supply?
No it's not required but where possible a water supply can be added to avoid topping up throughout the summer months.
Do I need electric?
Yes
Do I need to clean the water feature?
No
Do you have a showroom?
No
How do you stop the water feature going green?
You can use water feature treatment solution
Is it handmade?
All our water features are hand-built by skilled craftsmen
We have no external access to our garden, can a water feature still be installed?
Our water features arrive in three parts and can be moved without lifting equipment by two people
What is your lead time?
90 days
Where is the slate from?
It is our policy to use only local Cornish slate. The slate we use is either from Trevillet Quarry or Delabole Quarry.
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