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Custom designed kennel block and shed

At the end of June our install team travelled to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to install this bespoke 4 bay kennel block. The design was drawn up by our customer, and featured 4 sleeping areas, 4 separate runs and a middle storage shed.
    The kennels were to house our customer’s Clumber Spaniels
– who were known chewers.  So we recommended our Stokbord
lining to the exposed framework in the kennels and runs. The
Stokbord acts as a protective layer so that the dogs cannot chew
the timber underneath.  Additional upgrades also included ceilings to each sleeping area to create storage space above, wipe clean flooring, stable doors to kennel sleeps and sliding hatches.

Small Animal Housing Block

A five unit animal housing block with front mesh security corridor

Our customer from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire got in touch for a block of five units to house small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

They sent us a digital plan of what they wanted along with sizes.

Fronts of internal housing with
opening window, stable door
and sliding hatch.
Front security corridor,
left to right.
Front security corridor,
right to left.
Door open into housing are
a with PVC lined insulation and
wipe clean flooring.

“just wanted to say a massive thank you. Your guys turned up bang on time worked very hard and quickly and did a great job. Couldn’t be more pleased with the units. Thanks to the whole team for a great job” – Mike and Debbie

Internal Housing Area

Each internal area to have full height access door, small animal door with hatch and window.

Internal areas to be clad in tongue & groove board and fully insulated on walls and ceilings with PVC lining.

External Run and Walkway

External areas to be meshed in fox and vermin proof mesh.

Security corridor to be mesh with access doors at either end.

Block of five units

All units must fit onto our concrete slab which will be 15′ x 10′.

Each unit to have full height access door. Roof to be pent with run off from front to back with a felt roof.


Bespoke Marmoset Enclosure

We were very excited when we were asked to build a bespoke Marmoset enclosure in December last year. Our customer told us that he’d owned the tiny monkeys when he was younger and he had decided to have some more again. He had his own ideas about modifying our Leighton aviary to make it suitable and we were only happy to oblige. The structure measured 10ft6in x 6ft in total and comprised of an enclosed housing/security entrance and a mesh run. The housing section was insulated with wipe clean walls and floor, and had a sliding hatch over the hole to the run. The run had 14 gauge 25mm x 25mm mesh on the inside, as well as a second outer layer of 6mm x 6mm rodent mesh. The opening from the housing to the run had a shelf on either side, and an opening hatch with internal feeding shelf was added to the run section. I gave the condition to our customer that I expect photos of the monkeys in their new home once settled in! Bespoke Marmoset Enclosure Bespoke Marmoset Enclosure
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Large Single Dog Run With Extended Front Run

A custom sized single dog kennel and run with bespoke layout, delivered and fitted to Bristol.

Single Dog Kennel With Extended Front Run

This large single dog kennel and run was based on our Sandon kennel range.  The kennel had an apex roof which covered the kennel sleeping area and half of the dog run.  The dog run also extended out to the front providing ample space for our customer’s two dogs to play and stretch.

The kennel itself measured 8ft x 5ft and was upgraded to have wipe clean flooring and PVC lined insulation.  We added a sliding hatch to the dog pop hole as well as a see-through draught screen.  Our customer wanted to make sure that the kennel was as comfortable as possible for their new dogs, and we made sure that the kennel was safe and provided plenty of shelter from the elements.

The dog run measured 8ft by 10ft6 in total, having 4ft of it covered by the roof.  The open dog run allowed the dogs to have plenty of light for sunbathing, and the kennel overlooked our customer’s beautiful garden.  The dogs were very lucky to have so many external sights and sounds to keep them entertained during the day.

To complement the kennel, our customer also ordered two of our heavy duty raised sleeping benches.  Raised from the ground on plastic feet, the benches are kept away from sitting water and cold floor, providing a dry day bed for dog snoozes.

Finally, we finished the kennel with our Onduline roofing upgrade.  The corrugated bitumen is ideal for wooden buildings sitting under trees.  Felt can be damaged by leaves falling and rotting on the roof, so the Onduline helps to extend the lifespan of the dog kennel.

If you have a bespoke project in mind, please do get in touch.  We can help with ideas and are happy to talk through different designs with you.

Bespoke Rabbit Enclosure with Run

I am so excited to share this one! A lovely garden bunny house with plenty of space for hopping and exploring! Our customer got in touch and asked us to build our Charlton single dog kennel for her rabbits – with a few tweaks, of course. The 5cm bar run panels were swapped for a double layer of welded wire mesh which was better suited for the rabbits. She also asked for the 16 gauge wire which is rodent proof.

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Our customer had a couple of ideas already for the enclosure, and sent over some images of a ramp and high shelf that she wanted. We were able to create this, along with a safety barrier and drop down hatch for easy cleaning. The internal housing area was lined with white PVC sheets that had polystyrene insulation underneath. The standard wooden clad floor was also upgraded to our phenolic coated wipe clean flooring. A sliding hatch was added to the pop hole so that the bunnies could be locked up safely at night. Finally, a mesh window was put into the front of the internal housing area along with a drop down shutter. This allowed our customer to quickly view the rabbits inside, as well as allowing extra ventilation as required. The shutter and the sliding hatch meant that the housing could be completely enclosed at night.

Customer Review
 I wanted to say a big thank you for the rabbit enclosure. Your service has been second to none, & the quality is amazing. Please can you say a special thank you to the lads for the long drive & their hard work constructing it.