Do you have a Dovecote aftercare guide?
Yes, there is! Our Dovecote aftercare guide can be viewed by Clicking Here.
What is the finial choice on Dovecotes?
We offer three finial choices on our bespoke Dovecotes which are the ball, acorn or unique.
What is a unique finial?
As well as offering the traditional Ball or Acorn final we also offer the choice of a unique finial.
Each unique finial is uniquely designed and handcrafted by our in-house carpenters using our top of the range lathes.
No unique finial is exactly the same so if you choose a unique finial, our carpenters will choose a design based on their own design flare at the time.
What are the lead times on Dovecotes?
For our current lead times, please visit the section named Lead times.
What wood are your bespoke Dovecotes made from?
Our bespoke Bird tables are handcrafted using a range of softwood and hardwood.
We ensure that all of our wood is treated for wood knots, undercoated in Farrow & Ball exterior primer undercoat followed by a minimum of three coats of Farrow & Ball exterior eggshell paint.
All of our timber is FSC Certified and handpicked by our carpenters from our local timber merchants.
What Dovecote designs and sizes do you offer?
Our current range of Dovecotes can be viewed by Clicking Here.
Do you offer other sizes to what is shown on the website?
At the current time, we only offer the designs shown on our website.
How are your Dovecotes made?
All of our Dovecotes are uniquely handmade by our in house carpenters in our Lincolnshire workshop.
Each of our bespoke products is crafted using handpicked sustainably sourced FSC certified timber from our local timber merchants.
The timber is treated for wood knots and then painted in exterior primer undercoat followed by a minimum of three coats of Farrow & Ball exterior eggshell paint of your choice.
We use traditional carpentry methods from start to finish taking pride in delivering high quality British crafted garden products.
How are the Dovecotes painted?
All of our bespoke garden products are individually hand-painted using the traditional wooden paintbrush. This begins by undercoating each product using an exterior primer undercoat.
Once dried, this is then followed by a minimum of three coats of Farrow & Ball Exterior eggshell paint in the selected range of colours.
Do you sell unpainted Dovecotes?
At the moment we only sell fully painted bespoke Dovecotes.
Do Dovecotes require maintenance?
Dovecotes will require maintenance from time to time, for more details please Click Here to access the Dovecote aftercare guide.
What are Dovecotes?
A dovecote is a structure designed to house doves, pigeons, and other small birds dependent on your own preference.
These structures provide a safe environment for pigeons to nest in, as well as create a clear home base for the birds, this encourages them to settle and make a dovecote their ideal home.
For more information please view our blog article by Clicking Here.
Do I need to assemble the Dovecote when it is delivered?
Our Dovecotes will arrive in two pieces when delivered, the post and the main Dovecote structure.
Due to Insurances purposes, we are unable to provide an installation/assembly service.
Please ensure you follow the Dovecote guide when installing.
Do free-standing Dovecotes require a base?
A flat and stable base will be required for the Free-standing Dovecote to sit on.
What is the lead crown on the Dovecote?
We add a hand dressed lead crown to all of our Dovecotes. A lead crown is a covering of lead that is applied between the roof and the finial of the Dovecote preventing water from getting into the roof.
Once applied, we then coat the lead in Patination oil. We do this because when newly fitted Lead is exposed to moisture, it builds up a natural patina in the form of soluble white lead carbonate. Future exposure to rain will wash the carbonate onto adjacent materials causing unsightly staining or discolouration.
Patination Oil is a white spirit based surface treatment that prevents white carbonate from forming on the surface of newly fitted Lead and reduces the risk of staining to adjacent materials.
How do you house doves in a Dovecote?
For more information on how to house Doves, please Click Here to view our article.
Can I buy a Dovecote for display purposes?
For more information on purchasing a Dovecote for display purposes, please Click Here to view our article.
Where should I position my Dovecote?
For more information on where to position your Dovecote, please Click Here to view our article.
What is the history of Dovecotes?
For more information on the History of Dovecotes, please Click Here to view our article.
Do I need to secure down a free-standing Dovecote?
Our Freestanding Dovecotes have been specifically designed so that the supporting legs are equally proportional to the height of the Dovecote which prevents the Dovecote from falling over during everyday British weather.
As the British weather is very unpredictable, during times of extreme weather or areas that we very windy you could secure down your Dovecote if you wish.
How many doves can you house in a Dovecote?
Our current Dovecote range is suitable to house 6 pairs of Doves.
Do you have a Dovecote Gallery?
Our Gallery page can be found by Clicking Here