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Dad builds wonderful kennel for his canine throughout lockdown – and it didn’t value him a penny

Dad builds amazing kennel for his dog during lockdown – and it didn’t cost him a penny


A DAD has constructed an incredible kennel for his canine throughout lockdown – and it didn’t value him a penny.

Ben Warr-Barnes, 41, from Cheshire, constructed his Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pixie an incredible new home utilizing all the pieces from leftover tiles to an outdated eating desk as supplies for the venture.

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Ben Warr-Barnes made this wonderful kennel for his pooch and it didn’t value him a penny[/caption]

Dad-of-two Ben informed money-saving group LatestDeals.co.uk: “I got here up with the concept as a result of the outdated shed that doubled up as a canine kennel was outdated and an eye fixed sore.

“Going from working 40 plus hours every week as a window installer to doing nothing, I wanted one thing to do with what I had already round within the van and outdated shed.

“The kennel developed as I constructed it. The ground, or base, is an outdated eating desk raised up on sleeper off cuts to maintain it away from rain and damp.

“The construction is outdated uPVC window frames with out the glass. The within was plywood lined once more from off cuts from previous jobs.

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Ben mentioned that the outdated kennel was an “eye sore”[/caption]

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He made the kennel for his staffie, Pixie [/caption]

“Then, for the surface, I cladded with feather edge cladding left over from a fence restore.

“The roof is Tapco tiles that have been spare from the final conservatory roof conversion I did for work.”

Ben says a venture like this is a perfect strategy to go the time below lockdown.

“I feel it turned out higher than I believed it might,” he provides. “I loved doing it and suppose it helped me dealing with staying house as a result of I’m often an lively particular person so to go to doing nothing is difficult.

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The dad-of-two mentioned it was the right strategy to go the time throughout lockdown[/caption]

“For anybody desirous to do it, I simply say have a go. As a substitute of outdated window you might use pallets for the construction and for the roof you might simply use roofing felt, so long as it’s stable and waterproof.

“It value me nothing as I already had the stuff – and Pixie loves her new home!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, feedback: “These of us with pets will know the way a lot we love them and would do something to spoil them – however Pixie is luckier than most, as she bought a complete bespoke home made for her!

“Better of all, the home value her proprietor nothing to make, as Ben was artistic with the supplies he used – if you happen to’re trying to do a lockdown DIY venture too, go searching your private home for leftover bits you possibly can already use to maintain the prices down.”


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