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.
Below is some detailed information about our water feature and how they work and how they are installed.
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.
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.
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.
650mm diameter - 160kg
800mm diameter - 300kg
1m diameter - 550kg
1.2m diameter - 800kg
Sphere weight can vary by 10%.
Here are some frequently asked questions