Habitat Enhancement and Restoration

Enhancement of the aquatic environment usually involves increasing the biodiversity of a water body and the surrounding catchment area. We achieve this through the aquatic plant and silt control, as well as the introduction of niche environments for specific flora and fauna to thrive.

Restoration work usually involves repairing and restoring water bodies to their original form and fixing the damage caused by erosion, eutrophication and agriculture.

The most cost-effective solution is prevention and this can be achieved through filtering incoming water to reduce the deposition of solids into the water and reduce the nutrient input which leads to algal blooms.

Aquatic Weed Removal

We are often required to remove excessive plant growth from ponds and lakes in order to allow space for target species to flourish and restore water surface area and depth. We use excavators and dumper trucks where possible to physically dig out the bottom sediments and roots of unwanted plants. For larger waters, we use specialised amphibious machines that are able to cut or dig weeds and plants and remove them from the water. Please call us to discuss your specific situation and we can produce a long term management plan in order to get the most from your water.


 Algae Control

Many waters around the country suffer from the effects of excessively long hot summers and increasing water temperatures. This has the effect of producing green water, duckweed and blanket weed blooms which not only ruin the aesthetics of many waters but can also cause deoxygenation and fish kills. If blue-green algae blooms appear these can be highly toxic to humans and animals and such waters require isolating and treating.

Balanced water with sufficient aquatic plants can help alleviate these issues. Planting with marginal and submerged aquatics is usually required. In some instances such as clay-lined ponds and waters with wildfowl populations, traditional planting is not possible and we use floating island technology.

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Floating Islands

BioHaven Floating Islands provide valuable ecological habitat, fish refuge cover and water purification within open water environments. We supply and install BioHaven Floating Islands and can incorporate a diverse range of flowering species to increase the habitat and aesthetic value of the project.

BioHaven Floating Islands have a unique design, making them more resilient and longer-lasting than other floating islands. The internal buoyancy and deep inert planting matrix make them appropriate for a wide range of environments. They are also very low maintenance and simple to install, making projects cost-effective.

The system is designed to mimic a natural wetland and provides a high surface area to encourage the formation of biofilms. Numerous peer-reviewed case studies have shown the nutrient removal capabilities of the BioHaven system.

BioHaven returns very high plant success rates, long term plant establishment and provides long term zero energy water treatment and environmental enhancement.

We provide bespoke, fully portable, floating vegetated islands that provide instant cover, habitat and protection for juvenile fish, invertebrates and mammals.


The modular floating element supports pre-established coir fibre plant pallets which contain a diverse mix of wetland plant species.

Islands can be used to improve water quality and are often used in tertiary treatment reedbeds. They can be used on fluctuating water levels plus vegetation can be established in areas where water depth would normally be too deep. Floating islands can add a significant biodiversity enhancement where vegetation establishment on the edge of water bodies is problematic.

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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"An outstanding service - these guys are professional, very knowledgeable, courteous and carry out all work to extremely high standards. I have engaged matt and his team for well over 10 years and will continue to do so."

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For expert advice, services, and products for your pond, call our team today. With years of experience and qualifications in pond management, we can handle domestic and commercial pond cleaning and management projects in Wiltshire, Oxford, Cirencester, and Gloucester. We also provide a secure fish transport and rescue service nationwide. To speak to one of our experts, call us today on 01793 700 241.