While the majority of our work is with big animals – horses, ponies, cows and sheep – occasionally we are called upon to provide a solution on a slightly smaller scale.
This project is one that Dodd and Co took on quite recently to provide a three-block dog kennel.
The owner was concerned that the working dogs needed to be housed outdoors but the kennels needed to be both warm and safe for the dogs but also protected against the sort of animal theft that farmers, herdsmen and shepherds are occasionally victim of.
Working dogs they might be, but these are also much loved dogs who earn their keep as essentials cogs in the workings of the farm.
The kennels were constructed from 100mm thick insulated panels, which was guaranteed to keep the dogs warm in the winter months but also sheltered from the sun in the heat of summer.
The building is topped with terracotta box profile roof sheets with anti-condensation backing. This keeps the interior dry and prevents condensation dripping down the walls – bad for both the dog’s health and the longevity of the building.
The walls are clad with deep black feather edge and fitted with galvanised 8cm run sections.
The kennels are divided into three individual pens with a enclosed space at the far end. The enclosed space is topped with a sturdy lid, which can be lifted to allow the kennel to be cleaned effectively.
For details on projects like these or for any agricultural construction needs, contact Jamie Dodd 07766 815830 or via the website.