Commercial Cattery Start up…
Before you embark on your new adventure there are a few things to consider and we here at Prestige Pet Homes are here to help… If you are reading this then your new cattery is almost a reality, we can build anything from a single chalet to a full 10/30 commercial cattery/kennel.
However before you take the plunge there are a few things to consider. The old CIEH guidelines are now obsolete in most areas and are being managed by your local animal welfare office and animal licensing, information for this can be found here and choosing schedule 4.
Your local council office will email you all the relevant information that you require. Once your local conditions have been established, you are now ready to move into the build stage. First we recommend a flat level base on all our projects as follows:
- Concrete bases are being requested in most counties for commercial use.
- For domestic units less than 3 bays, our raft timber base on a level crush and run base will be enough.
For both, a 4 inch deep base is required as a minimum. We will take measurements prior to construction then its onto the build. This is where Prestige Pet Homes come into our own, we offer a friendly and very personal service with unique ideas to produce a cattery / kennel that will flatter its occupants. After all it is all about the furry ones…!
Commercial 10/30 Bay Cattery
The commercial cattery is a popular unit here at Prestige Pet Homes and it is the one we enjoy building the most. Seeing 2 tonnes of timber enter the front door and 4/5 weeks later being constructed on site into a new business is a very rewarding sight.
This cattery has purpose built, 4 x 4 full walk in chalets with full polyester overlay for easy clean. There are two shelves for the cats to sleep and rest, along with a low maintenance vinyl floor.
The chalet has clear perspex lift out windows to allow airflow which are backed in 1 x 1 inch security mesh to stop any escapees, whilst there are a number of white bottom fixed windows (clear on request). The timber used is all Tanatone pressure treated in a VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) eco friendly product. Our VT&G boards are 125 mm x 16 mm (12 mm finish) and have 38 x 50 pencil edged framing. We can build a Raft Base on request that comprises of 3 x 2 tanalise 2 cat flaps, one for floor access and one directly in from the external sunning shelf onto the higher internal shelf.
The exercise area is 4 × 6 and also has a vinyl floor for easy cleaning. The dividers installed between units have a sneeze barrier made from 4mm white PVC and a poly carbonate frosted window to allow light to flow. The sunning shelf has a ladder leading up into a sizable hole so its a bit more of an adventure unlike most designs.
A 1 x 1 inch welded mesh door leads into the safety corridor – a 4 ft wide corridor leading from unit to unit and comprising of 2 main doors at either end (over 3 bays). A Raft base can be made using 3 x 2 tanalised timber and boarded with 18 mm exterior OSB and vinyl to finish available on request.
Every commercial cattery needs an isolation unit. Ours is a 4 x 4 full walk in with polyester overlay for easy clean, with vinyl floor 2 cat flaps one for floor access and one directly in from the external sunning shelf onto the higher internal shelf. The exercise area is 4×6 and also has a vinyl floor for easy cleaning.
The unit has 7 fully lift out windows made from 4mm perspex for airflow and 7 white 4 mm PVC bottom panels. There is a sunning shelf with ladder, whilst a 1 x 1 inch welded mesh door leads into the safety corridor – a 4 ft wide corridor with a single external door.
If you have any queries regarding our products contact us today…