A pond is usually an area filled with water that is smaller than a lake. The water source isn't a problem; it can either be artificial or natural. Artificial ponds (also known as man-made ponds) are caused by humans while natural ponds are caused by environmental (ecological or geographical) occurrences. A pond has lots of uses, it provides water livestock, agriculture and even communities. Ponds holds greater biodiversity of species since many ecosystems are linked by water. They (ponds) serves as habitats for many organisms such as plants, fish, amphibians, waterfowl, insects, and reptiles. These species use ponds as a breeding ground, for shelter, and drinking or feeding. Fish farming makes use of ponds to grow and care for fishes from their juvenile to adult stage. Aside from their environmental values, ponds provide practical benefits to our society. It can act as a greenhouse gas sink and aid in the travel of various compounds. Ponds can be used to beautify our backyard or garden. Its visual aesthetic is off the charts and adds instant interest to the landscape. The building or maintaining a backyard/garden pond is very tedious. Sourcing for the tools and equipment needed for it can also be a challenge. Luckily some companies focus on such tools and equipment. One of them is called Bradshaws Direct. A good way to know about the company's products and customer service is by reading on to learn more about them here.
About Bradshaws Direct
Bradshaws Direct is a pond construction company that deals in ponds equipment, water gardening equipment, and pond building. The company has been existing since 1979 and is headquartered in York, North Yorkshire, England. Bradshaws Direct opening hours for the York store is 10 am, Sunday to Friday & 9 am on Saturday.
Products and Services of Bradshaws Direct
Bradshaws Direct product range includes Pond Liners, Pumps, Filters, Vacuums, Plants, Food & Accessories, Garden, and Lightning. These products line are all divided into subcategories e.g. the Plant category is divided into Deep Water Plants, Floating Plants, Hand Picked Plant Collections, Marginal Plants, Moisture Loving Plants, Oxygenating Plants, Planting Kits, Water Lilies, Molluscs, Mussels & Snails, Pots, Soil, Gravel and Planters. There is a 'Pond Calculator' on their website. This feature is claimed to help users calculate the dimensions of items to buy e.g. the PondKraft Polyex Pond Liners. Bradshaws Direct uses a variety of couriers (Royal Mail, DPD and DHL) depending on the size of the parcel and shipping address. The standard delivery time is 3 business days and cost £4.99. There is a '48 hour delivery' service which cost a minimum of £6.99. They also offer a 'Next Working Day' for orders placed before 2 pm at a minimum fee of £8.99. Orders that are under 30kg are sent as parcels while over 30kg orders are sent as pallets. The minimum charge for standard delivery of orders over 30kg is £30. To qualify for free delivery, clients need to spend £60 or more, and the order must weigh below 30kg. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bradshaws Direct maintains to have extended its return period to 90 days (initially 30 days). They offer a refund rather than an exchange as long as the item is unused and saleable.