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    Hoping to get the kennel up outside before the gf spoils the dog too much :) lol 

    just at a loss at which one to go for, only requirement is our garden isn’t massive so thinking something around an 8x4 or 10x4 (this fine for a springer?) 

    the dog will be coming in to socialise and have fun of the kitchen but he out during the day when we’re at work and once a bit older out at night hopefully 

    looking at some of the stuff on eBay such as: 

    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/TANALISED-WOODEN-DOG-KENNEL-AND-RUN-CATTERY-10FT-X-4FT-/331798389705?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10&_mwBanner=1

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    Nothing wrong with what you are looking at but personally I would avoid wood as it will get chewed. Have a look at mitton  hall systems or km engineering if you can afford them. If you buy wood it is worth putting aluminium angle on every corner if you can. Fortunately I have moved to a house with a block and tin shed I have adapted but the wooden sleeping boxes are slowly being shredded.

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    40 minutes ago, Dave at kelton said:

    Nothing wrong with what you are looking at but personally I would avoid wood as it will get chewed. Have a look at mitton  hall systems or km engineering if you can afford them. If you buy wood it is worth putting aluminium angle on every corner if you can. Fortunately I have moved to a house with a block and tin shed I have adapted but the wooden sleeping boxes are slowly being shredded.

    I’d love to have room to have a block kennel, maybe in the future :) 

    I’m actually on the Mitton Hall website already although their pictures suck and they don’t show the sizes very well of each version. 

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    7 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

    I’d love to have room to have a block kennel, maybe in the future  

    I’m actually on the Mitton Hall website already although their pictures suck and they don’t show the sizes very well of each version. 

    Other way round it is to buy the kennel run panels and a separate sleeping box. Dog run panels do a good range and you can make up to the size you can squeeze in on a flagged base. You do not need a roof if you build or buy a good waterproof kennel box. This was the way I did it for 30 odd years till I moved here. I would though recommend some sort of drainage. If you cannot connect to mains you will need a good soakaway and a good trap in any drainage is a must so you can clear out hair etc.

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    5 hours ago, Dave at kelton said:

    Other way round it is to buy the kennel run panels and a separate sleeping box. Dog run panels do a good range and you can make up to the size you can squeeze in on a flagged base. You do not need a roof if you build or buy a good waterproof kennel box. This was the way I did it for 30 odd years till I moved here. I would though recommend some sort of drainage. If you cannot connect to mains you will need a good soakaway and a good trap in any drainage is a must so you can clear out hair etc.

    Oh ****** ... the garden was already paved from when we bought the houe... 

    what size and kind of soakaway would I need and where is it best placed re the kennel and run? I was going to put the kennel on top of some slabs that are already down 

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    1 hour ago, Lloyd90 said:

    Oh ****** ... the garden was already paved from when we bought the houe... 

    what size and kind of soakaway would I need and where is it best placed re the kennel and run? I was going to put the kennel on top of some slabs that are already down 

    Not sure I can advise as it depends on size of run, soil type etc. I can only say that I have a 10 ft square run with plastic channel drainage and metal grid along the front where the surface fallls to. At the end is a trap and then a pipe running to a soakaway of about 4ft by 2 feet by 3 feet deep which h is about 12 feet away . It is filled with 2 inch gravel. This is enough to take surface water and a quick sluice down. Obviously all solids are shovelled up and binned. I will pm you a photo.

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    I recently got a kennel from these people,

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/106-x-6-Pent-Dog-Kennel-with-Galvanised-Gate-Pressure-Treated-Wall-Claddings/323166503721?hash=item4b3e398329:g:y7MAAOSwP4ZZ2Kip 

    lads that delivered and erected it were excellent,  had the stable door option, panels are screwed together, everyone who has looked at it has said how good it is, I have given it one coat of ducks back up to now, will give it a couple more coats in the better weather.

    just had it put on a concrete slab where an old shed was, you should not need a soakaway if you take the dogs out, when I had my two springers  I used to walk them first thing, 5am, before going to work, then again when I got home, 6pm, very, very seldom soiled in the kennel

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