NicePonds - Pond Construction, Refurbishment And Maintenance in Sheffield

About NicePonds

Nice Ponds is a pond construction, refurbishment and maintenance company based in Sheffield, and covers Sheffield, Manchester and surrounding areas.

Matt Nice

Matt Nice - Director

Who we are

My name is Matthew Nice and I am the owner of NicePonds. I have always had a passion for ponds for as long as I can remember. This interest started out with trying to find frogs in my garden and making my first ponds out of plant pots and wooden barrels. As I got older I began to dig larger ponds, each time learning how I could make them bigger and better, and incorporate waterfalls and other aspects. My keen interest in nature and the natural environment then led me to study Ecology and Environment at the University of Liverpool, where I would further my understanding of the science and biological processes that are at play in ponds and other aquatic environments.

Upon graduating I decided I wanted to use my understanding of the natural environment and a love of working outdoors to set up a pond construction company. I knew from the start that I wanted to be the best at what I do, which led me to travel up and down the country to work with Chelsea medal winners and some of the best pond builders in the UK. This drive for success then led me to travel across to America to learn from the very best in the industry, and bring back some of their revolutionary techniques to the UK.

Here at NicePonds our goal is to show people just what beautiful landscapes are possible in their garden.

Affiliations & Accreditations

Firestone Trained Operative

Firestone Trained Operative

University Of Liverpool

University Of Liverpool BSC Ecology and Enviroment

BSC Ecology and Enviroment

Member of the RHS

Member of the RHS

Our services

Construction

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Refurbishment

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Maintenance

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Construction

Here at NicePonds we specialise in creating Naturalistic ponds that aim to replicate Nature. Our Pond packages are designed and tailor made to suit your garden or landscape. Our Ponds not only look like they are part of a natural environment but also aim to function like a natural ecosystem. Streams and waterfalls can be incorporated into these designs, as well as a range of other features such as fountains, lighting, planting etc. The possibilities are endless. A common misconception is that we only build ponds during the warmer months, however the autumn and winter months are often an ideal time to have a water feature installed. This is due to that fact that the work is carried out when you would be spending less time in your garden, and your feature will be ready for you to enjoy once spring and summer come along. We also often have a number of discounts available during the winter months.

Refurbishment

One of the most common services we provide is pond refurbishment. There are a number of reasons why a pond may need refurbishment, but whatever the reason, NicePonds will aim to the find the best way to rejuvenate your pond.

Maintenance

We offer a wide range of pond maintenance services, starting from filter and pump check-ups, right up to full drain and cleans. We can provide either one off service calls or you can sign up to one of our regular pond maintenance packages. The main package that we offer is a seasonal service where you will receive four visits a year, one for each season.
This package includes:

  • Pump and Filter check-ups and cleans
  • Netting of leaves
  • Pond Vacuuming
  • General tidying up of plants and pond edges
  • Covering exposed liner
  • Fertilising pond plants in spring
  • Addition of beneficial bacteria to reduce build up of sludge and algal blooms
  • UV bulb replacement
  • Water quality testing (if necessary)
  • Discount on full drain and cleans

If necessary we can provide monthly maintenance packages, or whatever number of visits best suits you and your pond. The more visits you receive a year the better value our packages become.

Waterfalls

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Pondless Waterfalls

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Water Features

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Waterfalls

Another one of our popular services is the addition of waterfalls and streams onto existing features. Is your pond perhaps missing the sound of running water or missing a bit of interest? If so then a waterfall or stream could be the perfect addition to your pond.

Pondless Waterfalls

One of our favourite water features is the Pondless/Disappearing Waterfall. It is essentially the perfect water feature as it is child friendly, almost zero maintenance, and you get the sound and beauty of a waterfall in your garden. The Pondless Waterfall can be easily incorporated into almost any garden, and is an ideal feature for a front garden.

Water Features

If space is limited, or perhaps you fancy something a bit different. NicePonds can install a wide array of different water features that could be incorporated almost anywhere in your garden.

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