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ELITE POND COVERS bringing beauty and practicality to your garden and home. We fabricate high quality artistic steel pond safety covers that will keep your children safe from the water and protect your fish from herons and other predators.
child and heron proof pond safety cover with Dragonfly Sculpture
Having fabricated many pond safety covers and other bespoke commisions, we bring years of experience and know how to each client’s unique needs and tastes. Our clients, who do not want to sacrifice the beauty of their ponds and gardens, come to us seeking child pond safety and a deterrent against pesty herons and other koi predators. Elite pond covers are unique for their success in satisfying all of these demands
When we view the pond it is to discuss the different design options and generally to make a template of the pond so that we can begin with the fabrication process as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: Our pricing is based mainly on an hourly basis, this is why we try to do as much over the phone and via email as possible because all time from the viewing is charged, even if the potential customer decides not to go ahead with the project. Once the design is decided on and contract is agreed and signed the commission is put into its place in the job list so that it can be started as soon as its time comes. Once the fabrication process is completed we deliver the cover to the company that with administer the finishing process, eg: powder coating or galvanising. The powder coating option is a favourite for the majority of our customers because of the distinctive look the gloss black finish gives the cover.
We are proud to be a Prince’s Trust supported business and only offer the best possible products to our customers. We have worked extremely hard to find and build relationships with reputable, reliable companies so that our customers can rely on us to provide them with the highest quality goods. Elite Pond Covers owner, steel sculptor Shaun McPherson, uses his years of fabrication experience and love of art to design covers that are not only functional, architectural structures, but steel sculptures that work for you to enhance and complement the area they are in.
Lotus flower - wall and pond cover art
Tyron the tree frog mild steel
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the processes involved in building our steel pond covers we have a minimum price of £500. Each cover is made from the highest quality steel and coated with the most durable corrosion preventive processes. They are built to last so at times take slightly longer than other cheaper options (on average 3 months) and will not EVER be the cheapest option but will ALWAYS be among the best. Every job we take on is made to the same high standards whether big or small, decorative or plain. THANK YOU
Due to the bespoke nature of our pond covers and other commissions, such as decorative guard rails, balustrades, security gates and other wrought iron work, we will need a brief description of the job so that we can provide the closest estimate possible.
FOR POND COVERS PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1: Where in the country are you based?
2: Is the cover for safety of children, animals or both.
3: Size eg: Longest and widest measurements. Shape eg: Kidney, round, rectangle, square.
4: Surround eg: Flat paving, uneven rockery, pebbles, grass.
5: Are there any features in or around the pond such as waterfalls, fountains or rocks.
6: Would you like the design to be decorative or plain?
For any other wrought iron work please provide rough dimensions of the area you would like the work to be done and if you have an idea of the design you’d like eg: decorative guard rail, front door security gate, side gate with leaves and vine design. We will then contact you at the email address provided.
Thank you for you time and interest in our products, we look forward to hearing from you.
Born in South Africa in 1982, Shaun McPherson`s life got off to a rocky start. A disruptive home life and learning difficulties left Shaun struggling at school and by the time he was 15 he had been excluded from 3 schools and was heading down a self destructive path. Taken into care by his retired grandparents at this time, Shaun`s life was not looking bright but he was then mentored by his grandfather who was an engineer and a mixed media artist. This is where the art seed was unconsciously planted.
Shaun learned to weld at age 17 as a way of getting him out of the bad situation he was in but he had no idea he had any artistic flare at the time. He did however fall in love with the art of welding and because of his troubled past and lack of academic ability the idea of creating anything from raw steel set to ignite a flame deep inside him and from the first gate he made Shaun vowed to one day own his very own steel fabrication company.
At 19 Shaun immigrated to the UK to start a fresh life. Having no formal education Shaun struggled to find work as a welder and found himself working in bars and retail shops. Shaun then persevered to find his way back into the metalwork industry and sent himself to college to do a welding and fabrication diploma where he graded top of his class. This is where life started to turn for Shaun
After 8 years of working in sheet metal and steel fabrication workshops Shaun`s life got dealt another curve ball. The 2008 recession left him with very little work and a bleak outlook of the future. With a small family he was determined he was not going to be beaten and started making small steel figurines out of scrap steel as a way to challenge his boredom. This quickly grew as Shaun noticed a unique skill in breathing life and essence into the steel figurines he was creating and a unique talent in designing practical garden sculptures.
In 2010 Shaun could not take the troubled environment at work so quit full time employment to pursue his dream of creating a metal fabrication company and with the help of the Prince`s Trust in April 2011 Shaun set up Elite Pond Covers, an award winning enterprise specialising in artistically designed pond covers made to protect children and wildlife and also unique garden sculptures and creative wrought iron work. In 2013 Shaun was a runner up in the Prince`s Trust Business Enterprise Award and in December 2012 Shaun became a Young Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust where he would volunteer his time to do public speaking events to raise vital awareness for the work that the Trust does and also to try to inspire troubled young people with a similar past to himself.
In March 2014 Shaun won the prestigious Young Ambassador of the year award which was presented by HRH The Prince Of Wales. Shaun managed this along with growing his pond cover brand and learning and growing as a steel sculptor. CLICK HERE for a video made for the awards.
Meeting HRH Prince Charles
In November Shaun was commissioned to create a life size Show jumping horse sculpture.
Shaun`s three dimensional commissions include dragonflies, frogs, koi and spiders and has recently installed his first large life size sculpture, a show jumping horse for a large private garden in Berkshire. His works also include various types of two dimensional wall sculptures
Unit B, Global Works, Lee Road, Saunderton, HP27 9NU
Phone 07984 635310