You have added 8 x 4 Berkshire Dog Run & Kennel to your shopping basket.
If you’re looking for somewhere outside to keep your dog throughout the warmer weather, then look no further than this 8 x 4 Mercia Dog Run & Kennel. The mesh used in the front panel prevents any potential escape bids whilst allowing plenty of light and fresh air to enter the interior.
The walls, floor and roof are made using interlocking 12mm shiplap cladding; this creates a solid structure that is guaranteed to offer many years of reliable service. Two doors feature in this dog kennel, one that enters the sheltered area and one that enters the open faced section. A small doorway connects the sheltered area and run itself so your dog is never restricted. The mesh used in the front of the panel is galvanised, this increases the longevity of the building.
Supported by 28mm x 28mm interior framing, this garden dog run is extremely robust and is designed to comfortably withstand the harshest of weather conditions; the mineral roof felt we supply adds further protection against the elements. The floor tiles that feature in the kennel are completely removable, this makes it very easy to clean the inside; a drain hole in the middle of the floor prevents the build-up of water. Complete with a ten year anti rot guarantee, you can sit back and relax knowing that our products will last for many years to come. We recommend this building for smaller dogs.
What does Dip Treated mean?
This dog kennel is dip treated during our manufacturing process. This involves applying a water based colourant to your garden building, protecting your shed whilst it is in storage and transit. However, it is important to note that this treatment is not a preservative. Therefore, your garden building will still require a high-quality timber preservative and waterproofing top coat as soon as possible after construction.
Where can I find the exact measurements of my dog kennel?
Before purchasing your new dog kennel be sure to check the specific measurements of its size in the Specification section of the product listing. As often in product titles, we round up measurements just so it’s easier for you to find your perfect garden building.
How will my new dog kennel arrive?
Your new dog kennel will be supplied as a flat-pack DIY kit with full instructions. If you’re taking on the project yourself, be sure to check out our Self-Installation advice page for plenty of helpful tips.
We strongly advise if you are planning on using a third party installer to construct your dog kennel that you do not book their services until you receive and are happy with your garden building. As we do not cover any third party cost in the instance of a failed delivery or a damaged item preventing installation.
Please note that this dog kennel has been dressed to look its very best in our product images. Any accessories or fixtures featured are not supplied with this garden building.
Does my new dog kennel come with any guarantees?
As standard, this dog kennel includes a 1 year Manufacturer’s guarantee, as well as a 10 Year Anti-rot Guarantee*. Just make sure to follow the product instructions and our manufacturers recommendations and your guarantee will be good to go.
What does my 10 Year Anti-rot Guarantee cover?
All of our Dip Treated garden buildings benefit from our 10 Year Anti-rot Guarantee. This will cover your garden building against fungal decay as long as the conditions of the guarantee have been followed.
These conditions include treating your new garden building with a high-quality timber preservative and waterproof top coat.Treatments of this sort should be applied as soon as your garden building has been constructed, and reapplied annually thereafter. This will enable you to maintain your 10 Year Anti-rot Guarantee and will keep your dog kennel in tip-top condition!
Please note that our 10 Year Anti-rot Guarantee does not cover your garden building from the movement of timber that takes place over time. This includes; the twisting, warping and splitting of timber.
For more information on our 10 Year Anti-rot Guarantee please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
Does my new dog kennel require planning permission?
We work hard to design all of our garden buildings to adhere to the planning permission guidelines. However, we cannot guarantee that planning permission will not be required. Therefore, before constructing your garden building we advise checking with your local authorities.
What base do I require for my new dog kennel?
A flat, level base is essential when building your new dog kennel. We recommend the following bases; concrete, slab paving, ground-level bearers or a wooden frame.
Prior to building your dog kennel be sure to check your base is level in both directions. If the base of your dog kennel is not level when it is constructed it will cause the building to twist and warp with the natural movement of the timber. Therefore, it is really important to adjust your base accordingly to achieve this before constructing your garden building.
For more information on how to build a suitable base take a look at our handy guide. - How to Build a Shed Base.
How do I care for my new dog kennel?
To ensure your dog kennel stands the test of time it’s important to follow the guidance outlined in your building’s product instructions and Manufacturer’s Recommendations.
We have also created these super handy Maintenance Guides to help you take care of your shed. They are full of our expert advice and useful tips so you can enjoy your dog kennel for years to come!
However, if you do need any further support, don't worry we are on hand to help. Just give our friendly Customer Service Team a call on 0800 029 1000.
Please Note: Sizes are approximate only. For specific details, please consult our technical department.
|Imperial Size (ft)||8 x 4|
|People Req'd To Build||2|
|Cladding Style||12mm Matchboard Cladding|
|Treatment Type||Dip Treated|
|Under 2.5m Tall||Yes|
|Eaves Height||41 inches||1.04m|
|Ridge Height||49 inches||1.24m|
|Door Width||21 inches||0.53m|
|Door Height||40 inches||1.02m|
|Internal Width||86 inches||2.18m|
|Internal Depth||42 inches||1.07m|
You can book your preferred delivery date by either:
1. By choosing it when placing your order with us.
2. Through the link provided within your order confirmation email or text message
If a delivery date is not selected, one of our friendly team will be in touch. They will help arrange a suitable delivery date that fits your schedule.
Your garden building will be delivered using either a 3.5t, 7.5t or 18t flatbed vehicle. If you believe there may be difficulties accessing your property or the delivery location, please inform us of this prior to your delivery date.
All our deliveries take place between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm and are carried out by one of our helpful drivers.
On the morning of your confirmed delivery date, we will contact you by email or text message assigning you a two-hour delivery slot. This means that there is no need to wait in all day! We aim to meet these delivery times wherever possible. However, please be aware that unforeseen circumstances can cause deliveries to take a little longer. But rest assured, we are always working hard to keep delays of this sort to a minimum.
Also, on your confirmed delivery date, we will send over a link to the Delivery Portal. Here you will be able to track the exact location of your delivery driver.
Please note that all our deliveries are kerbside only. Our drivers are not permitted to enter your property. If you live in a terraced property, please be mindful to this.
Our delivery driver will unload your new garden building piece by piece to prevent any damage. Yourself, a friend or neighbour will need to be present during the delivery process. This is to ensure that you are happy with the building and are available to sign for the item where required.
In certain situations, we may be able to leave your new garden building in an assigned safe location. If this is a service that you require, please contact our Delivery Team on 0800 029 1000, prior to your confirmed delivery date.
For further information regarding delivery areas and charges please see 'Delivery Charges Explained'.
We offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all of our items. The guarantee commences from the date which you receive your item and we offer a free collection service as part of this agreement.
The building must be returned in its original, untreated, resalable condition. Until the item is collected by our courier, it's the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the building remains in this condition.
As the buildings are sold as DIY kits, we cannot dismantle on your behalf and we cannot be held liable for any third party costs. Once the building has been received by our factory, a full refund will be issued within 1-3 working days.
Scroll through to learn more about the different cladding styles that are available for our sheds.
Our overlap cladding is manufactured using thick panels that are nailed to vertical, internal framing with an overlapping profile. Overlap cladding is the easiest and cheapest construction method, making it a cost effective option. This type of construction is great for those looking for a secure, dry storage solution but we would encourage those looking to spend a lot of time inside the shed to consider a Shiplap alternative.
We manufacture our shiplap cladding using thick, pressure treated 12mm tongue and groove boards that lock together and are then nailed to vertical internal framing. Featuring a protective lip, this cladding protects your building from the weather with a tight seal. This type of construction is great for those looking to spend lots of time within the shed or for a more robust and strong storage solution.
Our sheds are dip treated during manufacture as standard. This is the process in which we apply a water based colourant for protection whilst in storage and transit. This is not a preservative therefore the building will require a preservative and waterproofing top coat application as soon after construction as possible. This is required to validate your 10 year anti-rot guarantee.
Timber is cut ready for treatment.
Timber is dipped into a cylider containing preservative.
Preservative is absorbed into the surface of the timber.
Timber is removed from cylinder containing preservative.
Timber is left to airdry.
Pressure treatment is a high pressure chemical process designed to preserve exposed timber, by providing optimal protection against insect attack, fungal attack and decay. The pressure treatment process impregnates preservative chemicals deep into the timber fibres to protect it against the elements. This process provides your building with 15 years anti rot guarantee, providing you apply a waterproof treatment once installed and annually thereafter.
timber is loaded into a chamber & a vacuum empties timber cells of air.
Timber is flooded under vacuum with preservative.
Preservative is forced deep into timber using hydraulic pressure.
Another vacuum extracts excess preservative.
Timber is left to dry under a low pressure.
Our Roof &Floor Materials
Scroll through to learn more about the different roof and floor materials that are available for our sheds.
Solid sheet board is an engineered wood formed by adding adhesive and then compressing layers of oriented strands of wood to form a strong and robust panel. This material is perfect for everyday use and will form a strong base or ceiling to your building. If you require a more heavy duty flooring for holding large tools and equipment, you may want to consider upgrading to tongue and groove.
12mm Tongue &Groove Boards
Toungue & Groove boards make the perfect roof and floor for frequently used buildings as well as those that will be storing heavier items such as work benches, tools or furniture. The boards interlock to form a tight seal, helping them spread the load within the building. We'd always recommend upgrading to tongue and groove boards if you plan to spend a lot of time within the building or if you're storing heavier items.
Styrene is a lightweight product that offers a safe and shatterproof alternative to traditional glass glazing. Used as standard within our shed, summerhouse, playhouse and greenhouse ranges, styrene is ideal for those with busy gardens or young children.
Natural Wood Characteristicts
As wood is a natural material it may be affected by the following:
Shrinkage & Warping
The timber used in the construction of your garden building will have retained some of its natural moisture content. The moisture content of the timber will vary, depending upon prevailing environmental conditions, which will result in the components either naturally expanding or contracting. As the components dry out shrinkage may occur. A good waterproofing treatment from the start is the best protection to minimise the effect of moisture loss/intake.
Damp & Mould
During the winter months, cold and damp conditions can result in an increased amount of moisture within your garden building, especially when used infrequently. Condensation can form on the timber and other items stored within your garden building. If left this moisture is likely to cause mould and mildew. To prevent the build-up of moisture, we recommend leaving the door or windows of your building open from time to time, to allow the fresh air to circulate. We also advise against storing wet or damp items in your garden building as this will also increase the level of moisture in the building. If mould or mildew does start to form within your building we recommend using an anti-mould cleaner to remove it and to prevent it spreading, which if left untreated could permanantly damage your garden building.
Splits, Cracks & Knots
Small splits and cracks in some components or holes may appear where knots shrink and fall out. This will not affect the structure of your garden building however if you wish to fill them this can be easily done using any good quality wood filler
Sap is naturally occurring in wood and may appear in some boards of your garden building. If you wish to remove the sap, we advise waiting until it is dry and then using a sharp knife to carefully remove it. If the removal of the sap causes a hole in the timber, we recommend using a good quality wood filler to fill it.
Please be aware that these are natural timber characteristics which in most cases will not impact the structure or function of the garden building, therefore are not considered as product defects (as outlined within our Terms & Conditions). If you require further advise or information please contact our friendly Customer Services Team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I choose a delivery slot?
We will contact you on the morning of your confirmed delivery date by email and/or SMS with a 2-hour delivery time slot. We aim to meet these delivery times but during busy periods, deliveries may take a little longer, however we always work hard to keep delays to a minimum.
What access is needed for my delivery?
Our drivers are only contracted to provide kerbside drop offs and deliveries. They will NOT bring any of our orders through your home. A driver may offer to take an order further; for instance a back garden but this is ONLY at their own discretion. If you have added our installation service to your order please be aware that they will require full access to your garden. Our installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer's home. If you have any questions about access or you live in a restricted access zone please contact our sales team on 0800 029 1000. Our team will be able to provide you with more information and specific building information.
Will I need to help my delivery driver?
Our drivers DO NOT need your help during a delivery. They will not ask for your help and they can manage all the items themselves. We are not insured to cover any customer injuries and therefore we ask you NOT to help or try and help our drivers while they make a delivery.
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