Classic Hexagonal Dovecote

A hexagonal dovecote with two levels for housing of up to six pairs of doves: crafted with care and precision and handmade in Bridport with quality materials and FSC approved timber (ethical and sustainable).

Barrel; engineered from tongued and grooved cladding, and fashioned with scalloped base, glued and screwed to 12.5 mm WPB plywood frame mounted around (for added stability and build quality) a 75 x 75mm pressure treated mounting post 3.0m long.

Roof construction; similarly tongued and grooved clad, with pine scotia edging strips, using 20 x 38mm treated timber frame on 12.5mm WPB plywood base, and topped with pressure treated timber acorn finial and base.

Feeding tray; a hexagonal tray of 12.5mm WPB plywood with drainage holes and ogeed pine panel moulding trim, centrally mounted on the post.

All paint finished both internally and externally with a four coats of silk white “Zinsser” preparation to afford maximum weathering without staining or fading.

Designed to be installed vertically 450 to 600mm in the ground (depending on ground conditions) and prepared to be slid into a 110mm dia. polyethylene underground drainage pipe (not supplied). Alternatively, a surface mounted propped feet assembly, for dovecote mobility, with four 75 x 50mm diagonal braces mounted upon 1575mm wide treated timber base plate is available (not advised for exposed positioning).

Made to order (minimum of a three week lead time please) and finished as standard in white weatherproof paint, there are a choice of additional finish and colours.

We construct engineered bird boxes of all descriptions to order and are happy to consult with our customers to achieve the desired result.

Contact Bob on 07971 989930    www.applegoveengineering.co.uk

SPECIFICATION:

Width:                                     700mm

Depth of dovecote:               1100mm

Post length:                           3.0 metres

Overall height (above ground):      3000 to 3200mm (depending on ground conditions)

PRICE:                   

£450:00 + delivery

ADDITIONAL EXTRAS:

100 x 100mm mounting post for extreme weather positioning: £30:00

Propped feet assembly (4 x 750mm feet and braces): £60:00

Butterfly scalloping detail to roof, perches, mounting post and feeding tray: £50:00

Bird netting: (50mm gauge polypropylene net 4.00 metres radius with 6 ground pegs and annular base rope) £50:00

Delivery: Personal delivery may be arranged within 50 mile radius: £ POA

Installation may be available upon application and method required: £ POA

Nesting cameras: Various options include; wireless, no. of cameras, recording facilities, motion activation, pc links etc.  From £75:00 upwards

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