Wynyard Hall Rill Cascade
Wynyard Hall Rill Cascade and Fountains
Stretching across the new rose garden at Wynyard Hall are four circular pools with fountains and two long rill cascades. The garden which is part of a larger dream of Sir John Hall who owns Wynyard Hall was designed by multi award winning RHS architect Alistair Baldwin.
As the water element in the garden is very significant and forms an integral part of the design, a water feature specialist was needed to realise what was on paper. With multiple pools, fountains and different levels, the required knowledge of creating a large scale commercial water features with all the experience of water conditioning systems and fountain hydraulics was required. Tills Innovations Ltd were the preferred choice.
Working from the outset with both the architect and the landscaper, Swinburne Horticultural Services the water features were created.
More details will be added to the site as a case study in the future.
Bespoke Geometric Stone Fountain
Concentric Circle Monolithic Garden Fountain
This fountain for a private client in London has different elements to it design. Some of which are to give more depth to the composed piece and others for functionality. The water feature uses natural slate as the chosen material with multiple fountains. The fountains are small and controlled whilst giving a little drama to the overall effect. Subtle concentric waves of water emulate from the fountain give another dimension. As a third effect the water runs over the entire surface of the stone and disappears to create an infinity appearance and shimmers down the long side connecting the two levels of the garden. To fully connect the two areas of the garden, one of the stones has no water running on it and provides a stepping stone transition.
Commercial Dry Plaza Style Fountains
Commercial Fountain Design
Based on the dry plaza fountain design, this black granite monolithic fountain has been created by water feature specialist Tills Innovations.
The multiple fountain design is situated at the University of Nottingham in an open space area enjoyed by academics and the public as they stroll by. The design of the commercial fountains uses both natural stone and water movement to enhance the Chinese study building beside.
As an alternative to mirror or reflection pools, the fountain design has a number of simple bubbling fountains, each of which create beautiful concentric circles of rippling water, merging and competing one another. The solid structure gives the fountain a bold presence and to embrace this the fountain design has an infinity water wall effect around the outside.
As part of our complete water feature and fountain services we carry out a maintenance contract on the fountains.
Carved Bespoke Stone Fountain Sculpture
Turning Circle Fountain Water Feature
Water Feature Specialists Tills Innovations were employed to work with sculptor Harry Gray and create this stone fountain. The unique piece sits on the driveway of a client in Cambridgeshire. The eye catching fountains and the sound draws you to the entrance of this fabulous Grade II listed property. The client is a devoted cricket player and was keen to exploit his love of the sport within this water sculpture. The overall sculpture is dominate within the drive but the reference to the sport is subtle yet comical with the cricket stumps produced by fountains at each end of the feature.
The fountains are simple and produce glass like columns of water that dance in a shallow pool of water. The fountains are created with solid brass nozzles that only just sit above the water line ensuring the water takes full effect. Two types of stone was used by Harry Gray to create the stone sculpture. Dark slate was carved in sections to produce a shallow pool of water that the fountains danced within. This pool once full of water flowed over an infinity edge into a concealed pool below. The water element was then framed in the bold Portland stone around the outside.
The partnership between Tills as the water feature specialists and Harry Gray as the sculptor meant everyone worked very closely to bring the whole water feature together. As part of the fountain conditioning a remote plant chamber outside the drive way was created that housed the pumps, filtration, water top up and UV sterilisation.
Tills carry out service contracts on water features and fountains where the client requires and was provided with this particular water sculpture.
London Metropolitan Hotel Fountain
Mirror Pool Water Feature
A very effective water feature. The mirror pool, sometimes referred to as an infinity pool is very simple in design, which in the right design is the perfect choice. A minimalistic design can demand more detailed engineering to look at its best, both in its overall appearance and consideration of maintenance. With less dynamics to the water feature, i.e. no fountains, expanses of textured material you require a design that has nothing but water.
This design has the beauty of both. One mode had small ripple fountains and the other was a still mirror effect. The key to creating this effect to the highest detail is having an infinity edge all around the outside to skim and polish the water, a unique black dye is added to give depth to the water. Not being able to see through the water, your eyes are focused on the surface reflection which will pick out the surrounding landscape. The polishing of the water which removes all the dust and pollen adding to this impressive design.
As with all of Tills innovations designs, consideration to maintenance is very important. Your only half way through the design when you have an engineered solution which creates the effect you’re after. Its the engineering that offers easy maintenance that’s important. Only too often you see nice water features which look good when turned on for the first time but is not manageable for the long term. Engineering a design that has easy maintenance without compromising the overall look is where the challenge really begins. Its this skill that makes Tills innovations stand out as the preferred choice with many of our clients.
Contemporary Stone Water Feature
Contemporary Roof Terrace Waterfall
Using polished black granite to form the background of the water fall and also to clad around the reservoir created a clean lined water feature. The bespoke water chute was made to create a sheet of water that was transparent complementing the mirror effect of the stone. The water feature situated on a garden roof terrace in London was designed and installed by water feature specialists Tills Innovations. Due to it being fitted on the roof top the feature was designed so it could be carried in parts the patio area.
Tills Innovations supplied the complete water feature package including the pump system and installation as part of a landscape designers package.
Granite Sphere Water Feature – Downsell Primary School
Stone sphere commercial fountain
Working with kier construction water feature specialist Tills Innovations provided services to design and build the sphere fountain. The 1m diameter custom made stone sphere had the world engraved into it and the name of the school.
A bubble fountain effect appears at the top of the sphere. The fountain flow provides a wave of water over the outside of the stone sphere creating an interesting and educational focal point for the children at the school.
With our commercial fountains we offer designs that include fresh water top up systems, filtration and chemical dosing systems. These are options which should be considered for all fountains but certainly commercial applications where it should be considered carefully.
Tills Innovations as water feature specialists can take your hand through all these considerations to provide your required result.
Textured Stone Water Wall
Slate Stone Water Wall
Riven slate used in a brick formation to create a natural energetic water wall. Using the brick formation with detailed workmanship on site gives this water feature energy with white water but control. That said white water means its becoming uncontrollable so the reservoir at the base needs to be carefully considered to capture the water.
Using our baffle injection system at the top of the wall we are able to introduce the water correctly onto the face of the wall. The sides and top of the water wall is framed in stainless steel with a black coating to give definition.
Monolithic Stone Jet Fountains
Stone multi jet fountain
The stone monolithic structure was designed with multiple fountains and a moat around the base. The simple contemporary design works with the old property and sits as a focal point as you approach the house. The water feature with its fountains is around 10m long, the fountains create radial waves of water and then the water spills over the edge of the monolithic structure into the moat around the base.
As part of the clients brief the water feature needed to be safe for their horses to come into contact with. Out normal practice with these sorts of fountains would be to implement a chemical dosing system but this could not be considered for this project. Instead a uv sterilisation and filtration system was utilised with all the other benefits of water top up and skimmers and the requires balancing tank to operate the fountains.
Natural Stone Textured Water Wall
Textured stone water wall seat
A stone water wall with a difference. The client on this project came to us with the wish of a seat that could turn into a water feature. Not a request we have had before but is the type of project we specialise in.
The design needed to be such that it appeared to be an interesting retaining wall that acted as a bench but could also turn into a water feature. To create this we manufactured bespoke stainless steel systems that were housed within the stone at the top of the wall and catchment tanks that sat at the base. A balancing tank with filtration was fitted to polish the water.
The stone system used was a brick effect which made an interesting sound as the water trickled down the surface. With any textured stone you will have splash so the paved area in front of the water wall had a fall back towards the base catchment tank. The stone coping was made in slate to set off the brick style wall.