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.
How to beat the cold and keep draughts away in your dog kennel and runs
A dog kennel and run will usually provide ample protection from the cold and bad weather. But if your dog kennel and run is located in an open area with little or no shelter, there are things that you can do to help.
Here, we give some examples of what you can add to your new dog kennel and run to make sure that it provides enough warmth and comfort for your dog during the winter months.
PVC draught excluder, or draught screen
We provide clear plastic flaps over the dog kennel pop hole (dog entry) to prevent wind from blowing into the bed area. Your dog can still go in and out of the kennel as desired.
Internal draught board
An internal draught board is a solid upright board which your dog can lie behind in the kennel. It acts as a wind barrier, therefore keeping the kennel warmer and draught free.
Sliding hatch over dog pop hole
A sliding hatch closes down over the pop hole, acting as a complete barrier for wind and cold air. The sliding hatch is obnly recommended to be closed for short periods of time – maybe overnight – as your dog cannot access the run while shut.
3/4 mix dog run panel, also known as draught panel
A 3/4 mix dog run panel is solid metal from the bottom to three quarters of the way up. We have used these before on run ends to again provide protection from winds and rain.
PVC lined insulation to kennel bed area
We fill framework with polystyrene board and line with white PVC sheets. The insulation retains the heat in the kennel sleep (and can also keep it cool in the summer!) The wipe-clean plastic stays at an even temperature, therefore won’t have a condensation build-up. This is in contrast to materials such as metal which heat and cool quickly – especially when using a kennel heater.
Raised dog bed, or sleeping bench
A raised dog bed is also useful as it keeps your dog away from the floor. Most dog runs have a concrete base, which can get icy cold in winter frosts, as well as hold water. Our aised dog benches sit on a timber frame, allowing airflow underneath. This in turn keeps your dog warmer and more confortable.