Safety around water is always a concern. Recently we were commisioned to install an estate fence around The Captain's Pond at the De Vere Beaumont. The fence has an absolute security aspect but it was also important not to take away the aesthetics of this important architectural feature. We suggested a 3 rail Estate Fence - which does its job well. Melting into its surroundings. Interestingly history has it that if the Head of School (it was a boarding scool until 1967) could skate around the pond twice, without falling or going through the ice. The pupils would be awarded half a day off lessons - hence the name 'Captain's Pond'