About us

History

Before Perry James built up his very successful business creating ponds and lakes, he started out working in the construction and earthmoving industry over 30 years ago.

Having worked for some of the top companies in the construction industry in this country, he established himself a reputation as a highly-skilled machine operator
with wide experience in all types 
of construction and earthmoving equipment, and built up his own earthmoving business before moving to the South West.
He now 
specialises in creating and restoring environmentally-friendly wildlife ponds, lakes
and reservoirs to the highest standards through out the south west.

Perry James creates and constructs the projects himself giving a 
personalhands on approach and takes great care in getting your job done right the first time – and in the most cost-efficient manner. He is able to offer you a bespoke service and manages the entire process from the initial consultation with you right through to the construction and final completion of the project.
He is a fully-licensed CPCS (Const
ruction Plant Competence Scheme) approved operator and is fully insured.


We take pride in the high standard of our work, giving a first class personal service you can rely on.


Perry James can design, build and advise on a range of construction projects, including:

Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs
• Lakes, ponds and pools
• Swimming pool ponds
• Water features and waterfalls,
• Streams and cascades
• Islands, decks, jetties and bridges
• Reed beds and drainage
  Pumps and pumping stations

 

Lagoons
• Lagoons and reservoirs 
• Construction using clays
• Dam and embankment work
• Supplying and installing high quality liners and geo-membranes                     
• Slurry lagoons
• Silt traps and wetlands

 

Earthwork and landscaping
• General and confined excavations
• Land clearance and bulk earthmoving
• Specialist fine excavator finishing work
• Landscaping of the excavated soils
• Ditching and pipe laying

 
   
  
Why Choose Us?
 
Every Pond or Lake we have constructed or refurbished has been a successful installation. We’re fortunate to have been able to work on some fantastic projects, and have an extensive portfolio of work from clients in the south west and surrounding areas. Our clients have always been 100% delighted with the finished results and would recommend us to anyone.

Perry James gives a personal service with a hands on approach and constructs all waterscapes and associated work from conception to completion himself. With meticulous attention to detail, along with a professional team and suppliers, he works with one customer at a time until the project is complete.
 
He is good at listening to your ideas giving you the best of his extensive experience, making sure you get the best Pond or Lake you could wish for for your hard earned investment. Getting everything right is crucial.  The groundworks and drainage and a well prepared surface base is the key to producing a high performing liner installation, resulting in a first class durable and ultimately a fabulous job.

Because we design and construct your waterscape personally, every part of the process is carefully planned, managed and thought through. From the planning stages and ground work construction, through to the logistics of getting the materials transported and delivered to where we want them on site, to the final and finishing stages of topsoil and landscaping.
 
Whether it's a brand new Pond, a beautiful Lake or a refurbishment, Perry James gives a high level of customer service, sound advice and peace of mind and fully guarantees all of his work.
  
   
Where we work
 
We work primarily in the south west, undertaking projects in Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Cornwall.
However we will travel further afield for interesting projects and have been as far as Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex.
But you can be sure of the same level of excellent service where ever you are!

  
What happens next?
 
It couldn’t be simpler.  I will arrange to visit you for an initial site visit where I will be happy to guide you through the different stages of your project. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your proposed pond or lake, its position and its size and advise on the different types of liner we use if clays are not available. We can walk over the site and discuss the ground conditions, measure the slope of the site, check access into the proposed site for transport and for all the equipment and materials.

Consider any drainage or ditch issues for the underliner drainage requirements and any flooding problems that might want prior attention. We might have to consider any maintenance issues concerning the area around the feature, and removal of any trees and hedging that would be in the way and the entrance to the site. Car parking and tracks may be required and disposal of soils on site to reduce costs and finally landscaping to make everything look natural. We can also discuss the possibilities of having added features such as a waterfall feature, a deck or bespoke bridge made out of oak. I will then be able to provide you with a free quotation
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