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  • ANIMAL HOUSING BUILT TO LAST
    With over 40 years experience making animal houses, Granddad Rob has perfected his craft over the years, always putting the animals welfare before all else, such care and fine craftmanship has led to Kew Gardens and even The Queen owning his products.
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  • HANDMADE ANIMAL HOUSING BUILT IN THE UK
    With over 40 years experience making animal houses, Granddad Rob has perfected his craft over the years, always putting the animals welfare before all else, such care and fine craftmanship has led to Kew Gardens and even The Queen owning his products.
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  • AWARD WINNING ANIMAL HOUSING
    With over 40 years experience making animal houses, Granddad Rob has perfected his craft over the years, always putting the animals welfare before all else, such care and fine craftmanship has led to Kew Gardens and even The Queen owning his products.
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ABOUT US
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YOUR ANIMALS DESERVE THE BEST

For over 40 years I have designed and lovingly built animal and bird housing from my workshop in the Weald of Kent. I have sent builds to all parts of the United Kingdom and a good many parts of our planet. Even Kew Gardens can boast a Granddad Rob dovecote. I learnt very early on to listen to my customers. That to use cheap materials was penny wise and pound foolish, and that a good reputation is hard-earned and easily lost.

Specialist, expert, craftsman, professional all adjectives used today so liberally they have lost their worth. I have a proven track record, our builds are made to the highest standard and with the animal's welfare in mind. After four decades this old dog is set in his ways.

Take a look through our online shop to see our designs, if you think I can assist you in your animal housing needs or if you are looking for something bespoke I would be pleased to talk.

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"Ordered the 6x4 Chicken Ark with extended run. Very happy with purchase. Delivery was able to be arranged to suit me and very nice driver who brought it. Superb quality build and fantastic design. A chickens natural instincts have really been thought about. And yes they love their new home. I'm sure this will last for years."
- Donna Pierpoint
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MADE FOR YOUR ANIMALS NEEDS

No hidden charges, our listed price includes both the VAT and *Delivery

Forty years’ experience, with approximately 14,000 units made

100% UK made and proud, shipped worldwide

WHO IS GRANDDAD ROB?
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100% HANDMADE IN THE UK & PROUD

In the mid to late seventies my wife and I were the classic 'Good Lifers', veg garden, goats for meat cheese, yoghurt and milk, chicken for eggs and the table, ditto the ducks and geese, horse, more chicken, woodpile and a poo heap. As fully-fledged good lifers, we had an obligation to build our own critter housing. Time were tough so to help cash flow we thought to market our housing and tested the market with a Classified ad’ in the ‘local’ which netted us fifteen calls for a then non-existent chicken house. Our market research had cost £2.75, and how little we knew that a three line ad would blossom into a lifetime’s commitment.

We early learnt that every house and every customer had the potential to champion further work, so we strove to always to exceed exception. Being keepers, we appreciated how important it is that in the first instance our work needed to pander to the needs and instincts of the ‘tenant’s, but also that if ‘landlord’ was to maintain a high degree of husbandry, the house had to be both accessible and functional. Also because the majority of our labours were to be on show in somebody's garden, the aesthetics where important, so attention to detail and these unnecessary little flourishes like the pattern on a plate, play a part. Best summed up by a customer who said “ this is housing even my neighbour can be proud of".
"Specialist, expert, craftsman, professional all adjectives used today so liberally they have lost their worth. I have a proven track record, our builds are made to the highest standard and with the animal's welfare in mind. After four decades this old dog is set in his ways. "
- Granddad Rob