Well cladding made of stone or wood

The most classical form of the well cladding is masonry of natural stone. Also popular are variants made of wood, ranging from round set palisades to wooden strip linings. In principle, any type of well casing is conceivable, since it usually does not come into contact with the closed water cycle.

Ornamental fountain with solid look

If you want a brick well, you do not necessarily have to fortify yourself for this purpose. Well constructions with plastic vessels as well troughs can be surrounded by a wall relatively easily and produce the authentic appearance of a completely bricked building.

The ideas for creating a well are almost unlimited. Natural stones or concrete products of all kinds can enclose the well trough. Popular used bricks and boulders, which give the well cladding a natural and possibly antique look. In most cases, rounds are preferred, but even rectangular shapes can lead to attractive constructions.

Plan fairing ahead

If you want to build a well yourself, you can save material by planning the lining first. For example, if the trough is to be cast from concrete, dressing with paving stones or tiles may be prepared. This creates the impression of a massive masonry, without the large quantities of natural stone needed.

The same applies to a well casing made of wood, which is screwed onto a concrete body by means of a battens. Instead of wood and plastic products or Eternit plates are conceivable. It is important to note that the top finisher is attached to a well casing of this type. As water is always expected to spill out of the well, the upper edge of a fairing must be protected against the ingress of water behind the cladding elements.

Green and growing panels

As a special design objects are gabions, which offer an attractive appearance after filling with boulders and large pebbles. An even more natural fountain lining can be made from plantations. Plants set around the well increase the impression of a natural body of water when they partially or completely cover the course of the water or intervene in the watercourse.

Particularly suitable are all plants that appreciate moisture and moisture. Bamboo, ferns and marsh grasses are ideal companions to a well. They can be kept constantly wet to wet by being placed close to the well, thanks to an irrigation system connected to the well. Suitable plants also do not mind hanging in the water and with creativity turns a fountain cladding into a kind of "minimangrove".

Paneling and fountain type

Before planning a well casing, the well type should be considered. An impact or ramming well usually only has a lifetime of a few years. The more expensive the cladding is built, the more complex will be the subsequent disassembly. For wells, the accessibility to the technique, the pipe string and the filter layer should be considered.

Tips & Tricks

If parts of your natural stone wells are regularly wetted by water, you should check the strength and durability of the rock.

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