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Tortoise Housing

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TORTOISE HOUSING

I have to confess that I am not a tortoise keeper. The tortoise housing and tortoise tables we build are the result of numerous tortoise keeper’s requesting bigger, smaller, wider, taller, coupled with their invaluable knowledge of what their tortoise requires and as the keeper what they need to enable them to maintain a high level of husbandry. Therefore the design is constantly evolving, for instance as from 01/01/20 the houses are now to be INSULATED as standard.

TORTOISE HOUSE FEATURES

WALLS & GABLES:

Made from G’Robs own 20mm, signature brick effect section, INSULATED and finished internally with a 4mm exterior grade ply liner.

ROOF:

Made from G’Robs 20mm thick, signature tile effect shiplap, INSULATED and finished internally with a 4mm exterior grade ply liner.

ACCESS:

One roof side is hinged for access.

DOORS:

Double doors, both securable.

VENTILATION:

Vent hole with cover set into the back gable.

FLOOR:

Solid 12mm thick MARINE grade ply, so impervious to ‘wee’. INSULATED

DAMP:

The house stands on 10cm legs with damp proof feet.

INSULATION:

As from 01/01/20 the back gable, side walls, floor and roof are insulated as standard.

DELIVERY:

The house is delivered fully built, and ready to use.

TORTOISE HOUSE MATERIALS

TIMBERS:

All framing and cladding is pressure treated joinery grade red pine.

FLOOR:

12 mm thick Marine grade ply.

THE TORTOISE HOUSE RANGE

SMALL:

50cm wide, 60cm front to back, 41cm tall.

MEDIUM:

60cm wide, 70cm front to back, 51cm tall.

LARGE:

70cm wide, 85cm front to back, 60cm tall.

BESPOKE

A good number of our house builds are made to measure, so if you have a requirement, please ask. The worst we can say is “no” but it’s not happened yet.

THE TORTOISE HOUSE OPTIONS

RAMP:

Provides a ‘leg up’.

DIVIDER WALL:

Creates a 'backroom' and shields against draughts.

DRAUGHT CURTAINS:

Heavy-duty clear strip curtains, gives protection without diminishing natural light.

INSULATION:

Roof, floor and walls (except the door wall), lined with 20mm of rigid foam insulation with secondary protecting plywood liner. Now INSULATED as standard.

EXTENSION RUN:

1.2mtr x 2mtr run with solid walls and hinged wired roof.

LAMP MODIFICATION:

To allow the installation of a lamp we increase the wall height by 20cm and create a cable port in the back gable.

RE-TREAT:

Although the timber we build with is pressure treaded or marine grade and will last many years, we think it prudent to once in a while apply a re-treatment. The treatment we both use and strongly recommend prevents future wood rot by forming a WATER SHEDDING layer over the timber surface.

When first applied the treater has both the colour and consistency of diluted milk, however it dries to be fully TRANSPARENT so can be liberally applied without showing brush or run marks. It is water based so it CAN BE APPLIED TO WET WOOD. Being MICRO POROUS it allows the wood to ‘breath’ and most importantly it says SUITABLE FOR ANIMAL HOUSING on the label!

DELIVERY & VAT

Against the trend, we have always endeavoured to set out our stall with the price shown to include DELIVERY and VAT, so no hidden charges to ‘bump up’ the bill. Therefore, the price listed includes delivery for the UK Mainland (Highlands & Overseas please contact us) and assumes any options required are ordered and delivered with the principle purchase.

Small Tortoise House£313.00

Medium Tortoise House£425.00

Large Tortoise House£495.00

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