Our dog kennels for sale are also available with the optional upgrades listed below. We have included as much information as possible to help you decide on the best configuration for your dog kennel, but please do give us a call if you would like any help on what would be best for your requirements. We promise no hard sell – we want you to be happy with your new dog kennel and run. We can offer ideas on what kennel upgrades would be best for you; we will also let you know if you don’t need it!
For example, if your dog is going to be housed in your new dog kennel for long periods of time or overnight, then we would recommend the insulation and sliding hatches. If your dog is only going to be kept in a smaller garden kennel for a few hours whilst you are at work, then we would maybe recommend the wipe clean floor to help with maintenance if there are any accidents when you get home. Onduline is a popular choice for exposed areas that suffer from the elements, whilst the stable door is a good idea for an occasional pet kennel and can give a less ‘locked away’ feel.
All of our dog kennel and runs, garden buildings and bespoke animal housing are made using high quality, A Grade Scandinavian Redwood. The timber is pressure treated with TanalithE giving up to 10 years of protection against insect attack, rot and decay.
We use ex50mm x ex50mm framework (45mm finished) and 16.5mm x ex125mm (12mm thick finished) tongue and groove shiplap cladding on walls, floors and ceilings to create you a strong structure that will last. Our tongue and groove has a 10mm rebate to allow expansion and movement in the boards – larger than the majority of our competitors.
All products come with a polyester based, heavy duty felt roof which has a clever backing that will seal itself down once warmed in the sun.
Our premium dog kennels come with FREE aluminium anti-chew strips around pop holes as standard, and the dog run panels are raised off the floor on feet to allow easy maintenance. The timber clad floor is on ex 50mm bearers, which allows ventilation underneath the sleeping area.
Our dog kennels come with 5cm gap bar dog run panels as standard. These dog run panels are galvanised, heavy duty and are the preferred choice for many of our customers. We are able to provide alternative dog run panels if required, including 8cm bars, mesh and 3/4 mix solid. Please call us to discuss.
- FREE aluminium anti-chew strips around pop hole – Stops your dog from chewing the timber around the entrance to the kennel sleeping area View image
- Polyester based, heavy duty felt roof – Our felt has a clever backing that seals itself down when warmed in the sun, giving your dog kennel extra protection against the elements. View image
- Tongue and groove floor and roof – We promise to never use cheaper alternatives (such as chipboard) to make your dog kennel and run View image
- 2x pad bolts per door – Use with padlocks for added security to your dog kennel and run View image
- 5cm gap galvanised dog run panels – Strong and heavy duty dog run panels from a leading UK supplier View image
- ex50mm x ex50mm tanalised framework (45mm finished) – tanalising provides protection from rot, insect attack and decay and extends the life of your dog kennel and run
- ex16.5mm tanalised tongue and groove shiplap cladding (12mm thick finished) – we have a larger tongue and groove rebate than other kennel suppliers to allow space for timber expansion which reduces the chance of popped boards View image
Buying a new garden shed
Tips on choosing a roof style for your new wooden garden shed.
Introducing apex and pent garden sheds. When you are looking to purchase a new garden shed, one thing you will need to consider right from the start is whether to opt for an ‘apex’ or a ‘pent’ shed. These two options refer to the style of roof.
An apex shed style has a traditional, classic appearance, while a pent shed style offers a more subtle and modern design. Despite these two differences, both options have their advantages and disadvantages.
Besides your personal preference in terms of the appearance of the shed, there are a number of practical considerations to take into account as well, namely: what is the intended use? You may wish to use the shed for storage, as a ‘man cave’, a study or workshop, or even for growing potted plants.
Since there is no superior type of shed, your decision will likely come down to other factors. That said, below we provide all the details you need to make an informed selection:
Benefits of apex sheds
An apex shed is perhaps what first comes to mind when most people think about garden sheds. Visit any specialist shed website and you will immediately be greeted with countless apex sheds for sale.
An apex shed has the classic angled /\ design where the roof slopes down on either side. This provides the shed with additional height in the centre of the structure.
As a result, an apex shed has a distinct advantage over a pent shed if you are wanting to store tall items. The design can also be beneficial if you like to work inside your shed and set up shelving to store equipment. The apex roof will create a natural walkway down the middle of the shed, providing ample headroom.
When it begins to rain, an apex shed has a natural slope that quickly dissipates water from the roof, helping to keep the structure of the shed stronger for longer. This also prevents damage to the roof and reduces unnecessary maintenance.
Benefits of pent sheds
Pent styles differ from apex in that they have one single sloped roof. This makes them suitable for storing smaller or medium-sized equipment. The design is also suited if you need to restrict the height of your shed, either due to neighbouring properties or to match the overall look and feel of your garden.
The slightly angled roof on a pent shed allows water to flow freely away from the shed. You can easily add your own guttering to your pent shed which will divert rainwater to a water butt.
A returning customer requested a custom build based on our Alton single dog kennel and run – to have dog run panels to two sides of the dog run, a solid wooden back and a full height pent roof. PVC lined insulation and wipe clean flooring was added to the kennel sleeping area, along with a sliding hatch to the pop hole which was 1ft from the floor.
The total size of the dog kennel was 10ft6in x 5ft. The dog kennel sleeping area was 4ft x 5ft, and the dog run was 6ft6in x 5ft.
We will be adding this Single dog kennel and run to our standard range of kennels for sale as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you would like more information or would like to order one for your own garden, please call 01782 821103.
Our wooden outdoor Double Hampton Dog Kennel and Run was installed to a prominent country estate in Newbury. The setting was stunning and made the job much more enjoyable for us!
Our customer opted for the Onduline kennel roofing upgrade, which is a corrugated bitumen based roof covering that provides extra protection from the outdoor weather and also has a longer life span than standard kennel felt. The dog kennel sleeping areas were insulated then lined with 2mm PVC sheets which provides an easy clean kennel surface. The kennel was also upgraded to have our anti-bacterial wipe-clean Phenolic coated flooring. The dog runs were separated by a galvanised dog run panel which allows them to be kept apart whilst still being able to see each other for company. Our customer also requested two of our wipe clean raised dog beds to go inside each of the dog kennel runs. These are made from our Phenolic coated kennel flooring so are wipe clean and anti-bacterial, and we add aluminium anti-chew around the edges to prevent the dogs chewing on them.
A perfect kennel solution for keeping your dogs outdoors.
Please visit our Double Hampton Dog Kennel and Run product page to order yours!
We were very excited when a returning customer requested a bespoke breeding kennel block from us. The initial phone call enquiry was for a 24ft x 12ft block to have three separate areas that needed to adhere to the new breeding licensing regs. So we fully lined each 8ft x 12ft section with PVC insulation, along with anti-bacterial phenolic coated flooring to provide a hygienic and easy-clean environment. Opening windows and 1/3 stable doors were also requested to allow ventilation, and provide added security from potential escapees. A perfect base for our customer to add in their own whelping boxes and breeding necessities.
- External view of the kennel. Wooden three bay breeding kennel with stable doors, opening window and high quality felt roof.
- The 1/3 stable door allows ventilation whilst keeping dogs inside.
- Inside the kennel, we added insulation to keep the area warm in winter and cool in summer. The insulation was then lined with PVC to provide a hygienic, wipe clean surface. The flooring has phenolic coatings which is anti-bacterial and allows easy maintenance.
- A fully clad roof using 12mm finished (ex16.5mm) tongue and groove tanalised timber.
- Perspex windows are opened from the inside for added security.
- View from inside looking out. Here you can see the wipe clean flooring, PVC lined insulation and fully clad roof.
Whether your best friend lives at home with you or outside in kennels, the cold winter months can be quite harsh on our dogs. Here we have 10 Top Tips on how to make the cold season more comfortable for your pets and working dogs.
Wrap up on walks
It may be cosy indoors, but your dog needs regular walks regardless of the weather. When out on walks it’s important to make sure your four-legged friends are wrapped up warm. Put a dog coat on them when you go out, especially if you have a fine-coated dog, such as a Greyhound or Staffie.
Check for snow between their toes
Check your dog’s paws and dry them thoroughly after they’ve been outside. This is especially important with long-haired dogs as they are prone to snow compacting between their toes and turning into ice balls which can prove very painful. If they are agreeable, you could trim the long hair between your dog’s toes to help prevent this.
Check for salt and grit between their toes
Clean their paws at the end of your walk as salt and grit from roads and pavements can also get lodged between their toes.
Keep them warm and dry
Dry off wet and muddy dogs after walks and make sure they have a cosy bed or kennel to return to which is away from any cold draughts.
Keep them active indoors
Some dogs can be very reluctant to venture out into the cold. If this is the case, do not force them out but make sure you provide them with lots of toys for them to play and keep them occupied while indoors.
Adjust their food if necessary
If you do find that your dog is less active in the winter months, make sure you adjust the amount of food you give them accordingly to avoid weight gain.
Make sure they have good recall
Cold weather often brings reduced visibility in foggy or snowy weather conditions. If you’re letting them off the lead, make sure your dog has good recall to avoid them getting lost and, as always, make sure their microchip details are up to date with your correct contact information.
Make them visible
As the nights draw in earlier and the sun rises later, attach a small light to your dog’s collar so they can be seen when out on walks in reduced visibility.
Never leave your dog in the car unattended
Just as cars can become fatally hot in summer months, temperatures can drop very quickly in cold weather. Always take your dog with you rather than leaving them in the car for any length of time.
Stay away from frozen lakes and rivers
Keep your dog away from stretches of frozen water as it’s impossible to tell how secure the surface is. Keep them on a lead if you think they’ll be tempted to jump in.
We are expanding our range here at Garden & Animal Structures, and we are now offering a few high-quality dog kennel accessories alongside the purchase of your new wooden dog kennel and run.
We have picked accessories from manufacturers who share our commitment to British made products, as well as making sure they are of a higher quality to match our own high standards of dog kennel and runs. At present, these dog kennel accessories are only available to purchase alongside the sale of our dog kennels and animal housing. Please feel free to get in touch with any queries – follow this link to our dog kennel accessories for sale.
Raised Dog Sleeping Benches
Worried about your dog sleeping on a cold/wet floor in their dog run? Worry no more! Our wipe clean and durable raised sleeping benches are the perfect solution to keeping your dog off of the floor. We use phenolic coated plywood edged in aluminium anti-chew strips for a hard-wearing and antibacterial sleeping bench that is then raised on 45mm framework. They can go in either the sleeping area or the dog run depending on your requirements and are available in various sizes.
PVC Draught Screens
Provide extra warmth and shelter in your dog’s kennel by adding one of our PVC draught screens to the dog pop hole. The plastic strips hang down to prevent any winds or draughts from entering the sleeping area of your dog’s kennel and run. These are especially popular in exposed areas that are subject to bad weather.
Wipe Clean Dog Beds
Our wipe clean dog beds are quality, hard-wearing and comfortable and come in 2 sizes to choose from. The green-coloured cover is made from tough yet smooth surface feel canvas with a waterproof backing, which allows mud and hair to fall off or be brushed off when dry. The dog beds are foam-filled, adding support and superior comfort for your dog(s). The foam is long lasting, holding its shape with no dips or bumps appearing. Ideal for use in our dog kennels, we have hand-picked these dog beds as they will fit perfectly in the sleeping area of your kennel. Easy to clean by wiping down and washing off with warm water.
Kennel Bowls & Holders
Probably the most popular accessory for your dog kennel run is our brand new to the market dog kennel bowls and holders. The dog bowl holders are of superior quality compared with cheaper alternatives, and fix onto either bar or mesh dog run panels. The bowls lift straight out from the holder, making mealtimes easy for you with minimal fuss – no un-clipping awkward clasps while frantically trying not to spill any leftovers! You can even purchase extra bowls for a one-in, one-out regime. To put the cherry on top – these bowls have been designed by a keen dog trainer and are British made!
An old friend (by this I mean that we have known him for a while, not that he is actually old…) has bought a stunning country home in Wales and came to us to provide a bespoke kennel block-come-cattery for his three Alaskan Malamutes and the Mrs felines. No word of a lie, the new house looks stunning and I would quite happily write a blog post about country living in Wales – but a dog kennel and cat run will have to do it today!
So here it is. A four-bay kennel block with extended runs, additional storage room to house the cats and a rear corridor to access the dog pens. Opting for galvanised dog run panels for the internal sleep areas instead of wooden clad walls, he also upgraded to the galvanised mesh dog run panels for the sleep divides. The runs were extended to a total length of 13ft, and each sleeping compartment was 5ft x 5ft. The vast wooden roof was extended over the structure, leaving the front half of the dog runs open.
An impressive build at 30ft x 23ft – I do wonder if maybe our friend is over-compensating??? 😉