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Triple Dog Kennel With Extended Runs

Three bay wooden dog kennel with extended dog runs having side bar windows

Our customer in North Wales got in touch to purchase a bespoke dog kennel with extended dog runs.  Based on our Sandon triple kennel, the dog runs were extended from 6ft 6in to 8ft.  We were also asked to clad the run ends and add small galvanised bar windows.

Solid sides to dog runs

The wooden ends to the dog runs provide protection from weather, and also help to reduce noise from dogs barking.  A 4ft wide x 2ft tall bar panel was added for viewing and to allow ventilation and light into the runs.

Insulated and wipe clean kennel sleeps

The dog kennel sleeping areas had full height access doors, as well as a dog pop hole with aluminium anti-chew strips.  Our customer asked us to line the kennel sleeps with white PVC, which has 40mm insulation underneath.  We also added phenolic coated flooring for a wipe clean surface that is easy to clean.

The Kennel Design

After a brief chat on the phone, we put together some ideas for our customer to meet her requirements.  A floor-plan was made along with a rough plan of what the build would look like.

The Finished Kennel Build

What our customer said:

I am really pleased, thank you all for your excellent service and great communication throughout , I love my kennels ,  would  use you again and recommend you to anyone.

Custom Dog Kennel and Extended Run with Side Shed

Custom dog kennel, dog run and combined wooden shed

Another bespoke build, featuring an insulated dog kennel, sizeable extended dog run and a combined storage shed.  We were sent a list of requirements as well as a floorplan sketch of the enclosure and shed layout.  After a few phone calls and emails back-and-forth, we were able to finalise a design which we were both happy with.  The structure comprised:
  • – 10ft x 6ft insulated kennel
  • – 14ft x 6ft storage shed
  • – 200 square foot dog run with mesh roof
The internal dog kennel had PVC lined insulation as well as a wipe-clean floor.  The plastic sheeting and phenolic coated flooring provides an easy-clean kennel and is also anti-bacterial.  Our customer requested full height kennel doors instead of pop holes for her Huskies.  Upgrades also included Onduline roofing over the shed, kennel and part of the dog run.  We covered the rest of the run with a timber-framed mesh roof.

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.

Dog Kennel – How to Beat the Cold

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 clear draught screen excluder draught flaps 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 draft excluder 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.

dog kennel and run sliding hatch 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.

draught dog run panel 3/4 mix dog kennel 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.

insulated dog kennel 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.

dog sleeping bench raised dog bed for kennel run 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.

Custom Built Dog Kennel, Run and Shed

Dog kennel with a large side dog run and storage shed

Our customer sent in a floorplan of a bespoke kennel layout based on our Sandon Double Kennel.  She wanted rear kennel sleeping area and large side dog run as well as a combined storage shed.  We insulated the dog kennel and lined with white PVC, and our customer also upgraded the flooring to be wipe clean.  The PVC lining and phenolic coated flooring is easy to clean and disinfect, therefore providing an anti-bacterial surface.  The kennel had access to the large dog run which had a total area of over 52 square feet.  The storage shed replaced what would normally have been the second dog run.  We built the shed from tanalised tongue and groove cladding and made sure that the door didn’t catch on a low wall in the garden.

Dog Kennel Upgrades

As well as lining the kennel with PVC insulation, we also added a wipe clean shelf.  The raised platform provided extra space for a second dog bed, and our customer sent in a photo of her dogs enjoying their bunk beds!