Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

At Water Gems we hate to see waste and will always try to make use of materials already available on site.

What do you already have that could be reused and repurposed into something beautiful and functional without buying anything new?  Below are a few great projects where we reduced, reused and recycled.

To find out more, please contact us.

Rebar Structure

In 2010, we built a fantastic show garden for Gardening Scotland which won a gold medal and best in show.

The rebar structure was bought on the first day of the show by a family for their garden just outside of Aviemore.  This was a great outcome and meant that all of the effort and hard work that went into creating this structure would be enjoyed for years to come and not just for a week of the show.

2010 Show Garden – Gardening Scotland, Ingliston

Rebar sculpture, 2010 Gold medal, Gardening Scotland, Best in Show, designed and built by Water Gems, planting by Carolyn Grohmann  Rebar sculpture, 2010 Gold medal, Gardening Scotland, Best in Show, designed and built by Water Gems, planting by Carolyn Grohmann  Rebar sculpture, 2010 Gold medal, Gardening Scotland, Best in Show, designed and built by Water Gems, planting by Carolyn Grohmann

Rebar structure in place in Aviemore

   

Pond Renovations

We carry out many renovations of existing ponds that have failed in some way.  Where possible, we work with the original shell of the existing pond and create a new, beautiful, healthy pond like the pond below in Fife that we complete just after lockdown in 2020.

The original structure was stripped back, the inflow was diverted around the pond, sediment removed, the outflow rebuilt, and aquatic beds were added.

Before

Pre renovation  Pond before renovation

After

Renovation complete 

Patio

This lovely Tree of Life patio was built using a mix of setts and paving stones which the customer already had in their garden as well other surplus materials.

This is a great example of the skills, understanding and knowledge our team have to create something stunning by recycling and reusing waste materials already available on site.

 

 

Corten Steel

Industrial Rebar

Rebar compost shed, Garden in Inverleith, Edinburgh by Water Gems

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Compressed Earth Blocks

Gardens

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