For the internal floors, wall dividers, perch platforms and mounting sleeve we use 12mm marine plywood.
The feed tables are made using 12mm marine plywood (with drain holes) which is trimmed with 2 x 2 (50x50mm) redwood to a mitred finish, it sits on 4 french curve brackets which are fixed to a 4 x 4 (100x100mm) tanalised post which is router edged, sanded and painted.
The Dovecotes are finished with a code 3 lead cap formed over the apex of the roof and crowned with a regal finial.
All our products are protected from the elements using the Cuprinol system of 2 applications of clear preservative and then 3 coats of Cuprinol paint from the Garden Shades range.
Those coats with a stained wood finish we use 2 applications from the Ronseal wood preserver series.
Our Dovecotes offer many individual design features unique to McCarthy & Sons Ltd
The Roof The six or eight 2 x 2 solid roof spars are machine cut with 2 angled groves to allow the T and G infill which offers a unique and precise finish. The roof is designed to allow ventilation and air flow which prolongs the lifespan of the roof.
The Perch Platforms The platforms whilst being extremely decorative and unique to McCarthy & Sons Ltd also have added benefits. They are totally removable which helps prevent any damage during delivery and makes servicing your cote easier. When in place they also form a lip which helps reduce the tendency of your doves to drag out their eggs when nesting.
Nest Compartments Each cote has individual nest compartments designed with the around the corner method which provides protection for your Doves against direct wind.
Mounting Sleeve To avoid unsightly and over engineered fixings we construct an internal box within the Dovecote. During installation the Dovecote simply slides onto the post for a secure streamlined finish
The Detail - throughout the Dovecote extra care has been given to the aesthetics from the roof detail to the individual canopies over nest entrances, decorative dado rail and curved frill. Extra care and attention has been made to make the Dovecote not only practical but beautiful.
Over the 10 years McCarthy & Sons Ltd has been operating we have serviced many requests from our customers. From tree mounted cotes, built in roof designs, titcote conversions, individual colour choices, bird tables we ve done them. Complete bespoke from size increase and reduction, all requests are considered. Please do not hesitate to contact us for what you require.