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    Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)

    Hello all,

    Thought id say hello being a newb and all, try not to laugh this is the best i could do with the space i have it pleases me anyways. Also ignore the scaff and the bomb site of a garden having new windows fitted. 20180719_175945.jpg
    3.7m x 1.7m x 1.15m



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    20180719_211615.jpgwill get some more pics up in the day tomorrow

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    I assume your south of the river?

    That would be considered a large garden north of the river!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    I assume your south of the river?

    That would be considered a large garden north of the river!
    Yeah south.we were lucky this is the biggest garden in the block. Theres a lot more not in the picture ��
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    Nice pond and bubbling well
    Thanks andy, not what i had in mind at first but when i started the dig i found there to be a sewer 1 and a half ft down, so had to build up rather than down and as its a council property i didnt want to go bricks and then they say i couldnt have it.

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    Looks good enough to me bud Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) mine is a railway sleeper build. 2ft in ground and 2 ft above. I hit the water table here at 3ft during the autumn when i built so had to make do at 2.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lee63 View Post
    Looks good enough to me bud Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) mine is a railway sleeper build. 2ft in ground and 2 ft above. I hit the water table here at 3ft during the autumn when i built so had to make do at 2.


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    Sore always something go wromg with a plan a. How did you fix yours together and what did you sit it on, also any bows ��

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    Hi bud, no bows other than what i put in lol. Its fixed together with 8” coach bolts, angle brackets and 10 and 12mm rids every foot or so down through them all round. Its not sat on concrete collar but in 3 sort of legs each down each side. I will post a link to my build thread fir you selby Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) theres not that much on it but you will see how i did it and what i mean Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)


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    Dont know if this will work but heres a link mate

    Lee's build
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    No idea why its showing murkey water? ha ha but it does link to my build when i click it


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    Quote Originally Posted by lee63 View Post
    Hi bud, no bows other than what i put in lol. Its fixed together with 8” coach bolts, angle brackets and 10 and 12mm rids every foot or so down through them all round. Its not sat on concrete collar but in 3 sort of legs each down each side. I will post a link to my build thread fir you selby Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) theres not that much on it but you will see how i did it and what i mean Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)


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    Pukka you used proper sleepers though right? I went down the pikey route lol.

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    3inches x 5.5inches m10 coach bolts on the corners and bolten down on every 300mm along the frames and a post in the middle, a lot of people said it wouldnt work.

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    Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)

    Well half and half mate, my old pond was built out of old proper sleepers and when i moved house and the pond (beauty of using sleepers is they can go with you Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)) i extended it and used new sleepers only i bought old school measurement ones so they would marry up Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) (most new sleepers now are 200x100mm ay and old are 250 x 150mm Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)) so i bought 250x150 new sleepers. Its a long story but the timber yard local to me will rip sleepers in half on request so it gives you a 5x5 post as such. I had them ripped in half so it was easier to transport and also a hell of alot easier to fix together Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)
    The bottom run and ends of mine are all old sleepers bar in the 4” top part to make it 2ft Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) 2x 10” and 4” gives 24” = 2 ft ay. Its 16 odd long and 6.5 ft wide. The only thing i massively regret is not renewing ends and going a full sleeper wide. The 6.5 where already there from old pond as my last garden was minute lol so i went back with them. I have an upgrade planned in the future but alls well at the minuite so im waiting it out. It will be another sleeper build though Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) sorry for going on mate ha ha


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    Quote Originally Posted by lee63 View Post
    Well half and half mate, my old pond was built out if old proper sleepers and when i moved house and the pond (beauty of using sleepers is they can go with you Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)) i extended it and used new sleepers only i bought old school measurement ines so they would marry up Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) (most new sleepers now are 200x100mm ay and old are 250 x 150mm Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)) so i bought 250x150 new sleepers. Its a long story but the timber yard local to me will rip sleepers in half on rewuest so it gives you a 5x5 post as such. I had them ripped in half so was easier to transport and also a hell of alot easier to fix together Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)
    The bottom run and ends of mine are all old sleepers bar in the 4” top part to make it 2ft Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) 2x 10” and 4” gives 24” = 2 ft ay. Its 16 odd long and 6.5 ft wide. The only thing i massively regret is not renewing ends and going a full sleeper wide. The 6.5 where already there from old pond as my last garden was minute lol so i went back with them. I have an upgrade planned in the future but alls well at the minuite so im waiting it out. It will be another sleeper build though Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) sorry for going on mate ha ha


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    Nah you aint going on mate good to see how other people do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selby_87 View Post
    20180720_144755.jpg20180720_144804.jpg20180720_144818.jpg

    3inches x 5.5inches m10 coach bolts on the corners and bolten down on every 300mm along the frames and a post in the middle, a lot of people said it wouldnt work.
    Sorry i was writing an essay as you posted this mate ha ha
    Yeah i see what you mean now Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) there not proper sleepers ay.
    Ive seen ponds that are built out of 4x2 framing and ply that people said would never work but have held up fine mate Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)
    yours looks solid enough Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)


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    Quote Originally Posted by lee63 View Post
    Sorry i was writing an essay as you posted this mate ha ha
    Yeah i see what you mean now Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge) there not proper sleepers ay.
    Ive seen ponds that are built out of 4x2 framing and ply that people said would never work but have held up fine mate Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)
    yours looks solid enough Best i could do with what space i have (location near tower bridge)


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    Yeah i just done a small one for me mate out of 1.5in x 6in 2500l holding fine. IMG-20180719-WA0047.jpg

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