Our dog runs use 3.5mm thick (9 gauge) galvanised wire panels and are black powder coated. This is thicker than other panels on the market and is just as suitable for large dogs as it is for smaller dogs. This aperture stops the dogs from climbing.
Our Dog Runs are available to purchase online or over the phone
The dog kennel panels can be fit together to make custom shapes, we stock roof panels to suit. The kennel panels are modular, they come in 4ft and 2ft widths by 4,6 or 8ft high, this allows you to make as large a dog kennel as you wish. It also allows you to add to it at a later date.
Give your Dog a safe and secure Outdoor Kennel
The dog run panels have bolt holes through both faces making any kennel panel either a corner or a side. This makes it even easier to change the shape or add to the dog kennel in the future. The panels are manufactured from 2" x 2" welded mesh and 25mm box section frame which are galvanized then black powder coated.
If you have a wall you wish to incorporate into the pen you can attach our panels with wall plugs using the holes already available in the panels.
The components supplied are those required to assemble the cage as specified online by the customer. They will be delivered kerbside.
Wherever possible a tail lift will be used to lower them to the ground where this is not practicable then the components will need to be manually handled.
Prior to the commencement of assembly, the customer should check to ensure that all components as per the given inventory are present.
Assembly of the Components.
It is advised that when handling or assembling the components that suitable tear and cut resistant safety gloves and sturdy closed footwear are worn.
Where heavier components are being handled or assembled it is recommended that two persons carry out the lifting, handling and supporting during the assembly process.
The product must be assembled as per the layout supplied by Fine Mesh Metals Ltd.
When assembling the cage it must be ensured that the tools used are in good condition and suitable for the task e.g. the right size to tighten the fixings supplied.
The cage should be assembled on firm, level ground.
Structures in excess of 2.0 metres in height.
Where the structure is in excess of 2.0 metres in height then a suitable means of access and a working platform with adequate fall protection must be used.
For competent trades persons and commercial customers the duty of care requirements in Section 2 and 3 of the Health and safety at Work Act 1974, the risk assessment requirements of Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Regulations 4-10 of the Working at Height Regulations 2005 must be met.
For structures in excess of 2.4 metres.
Any product in excess of 2.4 metres in height should be installed by a competent tradesperson ONLY. They should produce their own risk assessment and method statement for the task.
Roof Supports for structures in excess of 2.4m in both width and length.
The panels are supplied to cover the area only. The roof support has not been calculated and will need to be supported if over 2.4 metres in any direction. When the number of support posts required is being calculated it is important to take into account the potential for snow to rest on the roof as this will add considerably to the weight of the roof or the risk of collapse.
The weight of snow is as below:
1 square foot
304.8 mm square
Nuts bolts and washers have been supplied to bolt the panels together. The doors are prehung. You will need your own fixing to attach to the ground or walls. The panels have been predrilled. For smaller cages a plastic plug and screw will suffice.
Contact details for assistance
Should you have any queries regarding assembly please contact Fine Mesh Metals Ltd on 01902 810310, online using live chat or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This example shows 3 4ft square kennels in a run. The kennel on the left is 8ft high the kennels on the right are 6ft high. This set up is to show the range of dog run panels we sell. The right hand panel is a full solid sheet, the next divider panel is a 6ft high x 4ft wide half solid panel. This panel allows ventilation but to shield the dogs view and stop them from antagonising each other.
The English Setter in this example likes nothing more than wriggling through the smallest gap in his garden fence and going for a very long wander. A 3 sided 8ft x 8ft x 6ft high dog run was installed off the garage. This gives him space in the day when his owner's at work. This scenario also allows him somewhere dry to go, without having to put on a roof.
This example is for short periods of time, ideal for Breeders or large veterinary clinics.
Our dog runs can be freestanding (the 4 sided dog run option on the calculator)
3 sided dog runs if you’re using a back wall or putting the kennel against a shed. In the calculator you need to choose the length of the 3 sides (2 sides the same length)
2 sided dog kennels if your cage is going in a corner against 2 walls. (the 2 sided option on the calculator)
All the cages come with a single door 4ft wide (the opening is 700mm)
What size dog run?
The answer to this is the bigger the dog kennel the better. A square dog run is fine but a longer dog run allows the dogs to run up and down and cover more ground. This also gives the dogs more things to see allowing them to do more dog style activities. If the dogs are to spend long periods of time in the kennel a 6ft x 12ft dog run would be advisable. If you have more than 2 dogs a dog kennel size like 6ft x 24ft would be more suitable. A minimum size would be 8ft x 4ft for small periods of time.
All our panels are galvanized then black powder coated for a more aesthetic appearance. Metal panels are superior to wooden kennel panels as they are resistant to damage from chewing which can, in turn, lead to splinters and vets bills.
Designing your dog kennel
How to design and build your dog kennel
Your first consideration when constructing a dog run is the location. A concrete floor is best; our 6ft dog run panels are raised with a 100mm gap at the bottom of the kennel panel. This allows you to wash and disinfect any mess under the dog kennel panel to prevent build-up around the bottom bars. If you’re installing a concrete base it’s always worth creating a small slope to make washing out the dog kennel easier. A further use for this raised feet section on the dog run panels is that it can be pushed into the ground in grass areas where its normally difficult to fix down.
The dog run panels have a pre-drilled hole in the center to allow you to bolt down on concrete bases.
If it’s a freestanding dog cage in an open environment, it is worth considering the prevailing wind. We sell half solid and fully solid dog kennel panels that protect against the wind and give shade. We also sell wind break netting that can be used within the kennel for the same purpose. These half solid and solid panels can also be used to stop the dogs barking or keeping dogs from looking at each other when in a divided kennel.
Dog panel Construction
Dog Run Panel Construction
Our kennel panels are 3.5mm thick (9 gauge) with a 2inch square mesh (50mm). This is thicker than other panels on the market and is just as suitable for large dogs as it is for smaller dogs. This aperture stops the dogs from climbing. For very large dogs such as Siberian huskies that tend to climb you may want to consider the 8ft high dog run panels (these don’t have the feet) or use the dog run roof panels. If you’re buying the dog kennel panels for a custom shape and want the roof panels please give us a call to discuss them. We have different size panels that fit together to make any shape.Our dog run panels are modular they come in 4ft and 2ft widths by 6ft high, this allow you to make as large a dog kennel as you wish. It also allows you to add to it later. The dog run panels have bolt holes through both faces making any kennel panel either a corner or a side. This makes it even easier to change the shape or add to the dog kennel in the future.
The panels are manufactured from 2" x 2" Welded Mesh with 3.5mm diameter wire and 25mm box section frame which are galvanized then black powder coated. If you have a wall you wish to incorporate into the pen you can attach our panels with wall plugs using the holes already available in the panels.
We also have Sun and Wind Shade Netting which can be fixed to the run to provide extra shelter for your pets.
Removable bottom bar for
Lock accepts padlock
100mm raised feet
2 sizes of panels are available, sides and doors both are 6ft x 4ft. (1830mm high x 1220mm wide)
Very easy installation with only 3 coach bolts required to join panels. The same applies for the doors, which are already fitted into the frames
All panels are pre-drilled on the verticals through both faces this means that any panel can be used either as side or a corner panel. Hence the system is versatile enough to make any shape or length
As the system is modular it can be taken down quickly and reassembled. This allows you to move the run around. This is particularly useful when foxes and other predators are a nuisance and the run is sited on grass
Modular Design means you can easily choose to have your dog pen as big or small as you require, and if at a later date you decide you need it to be larger, then all you have to do is add more panels
The panels have a gap at the bottom enabling much easier cleaning with no build up of dirt around the edges, and can be easily washed out with a hose with no water remaining inside
Strong Welded Hinges and a Heavy Duty Spring Bolt on the Door Panel
Profile roofs are available if required
All available from stock
The dog kennel is not a substitute for exercise; it is a place to allow them to get fresh air. If they get regular walks they will learn to do their business outside rather than making a mess inside the dog kennel.
We discount based on quantity, if you input your quantities in the table and click the update button it will give you your discounted prices based on the total no. of items selected (in all rows). This also takes account of other items you have in your basket.
To use the calculator. Select if its 4sided (freestanding), 3 sided (against a wall 2 sides have to be the same length)or 2 sided (in a corner).
Select with or without a roof, the roof is the same mesh construction as the sides.
Finally input your sizes and press the calculator button.