Q: Are cages purchased as separate units or can one order a bank of cages already assembled?
A: Cages are shipped as individual units and are then framed-in on site. (See pictures on our Home page). Our cages are designed to be shipped unassembled; the fibreglass shells fit snuggly inside one another, reducing volume and shipping costs. We provide suggestions for cage-bank configurations along with recommended framing and finishing materials in our 6-page installation guide.
Q: How many layers high can cages be stacked?
A: The Medium Dog and Cat cages (630 mm high) can be comfortably stacked three high. The Large, Extra Wide and Double Wide Dog cages (960 mm high) can be stacked two high, although a more common configuration is to stack Medium Dog or Cat cages on top of Large Dog or Double Wide Dog cages.
Q: What size dogs fit in your cages?
A: The Cat / Toy Dog Cage is designed to house miniature and toy dogs up to 10kg. The Medium Dog cage is designed to house medium sized breeds weighing up to 15kg. The Large, Extra Wide and Double Wide Dog cages are designed to house large dog breeds from 15kg up to 60kg (Rottweillers, Deerhounds, etc).
Q: What's the difference between the Large Dog Cage and the Extra Wide Dog Cage?
A: Simply the width. All the Large Dog cages are the same depth (750 mm). The Extra Wide Dog Cages have a wider door which will swing further out into your animal ward.
Q: Can you give some approximate costs for installation and framing?
A: We have no control over who you employ to install your cages, but typically costs (2011) average at approximately $150.00 per cage for small cages and $200.00 per cage for large. Costs can vary hugely depending on materials used to enclose cage banks. (Seratone / Aquapanel / Alucabond: $130.00/sheet vs. MDF/Hardboard: $15.00-$30.00/sheet).
Q: The big dog cages are quite large; will I be able to get them into my premises?
A: The outer dimensions of the cages (height, width and depth) are displayed on the individual cage pages. You must have at least 760mm of width in all doorways on your premises (take the doors off if you need to).
Q: I see the module with the portholes joining two cages; how can we do this?
A: A standard 150mm stormwater pipe (160mm O.D.) with a standard stormwater 150mm push-on lid with a handle added are the go! You will need a 6 5/16" (160mm) hole saw to cut through the two cage walls. TradeMart has a Starret Dual Pitch Bi-metal Hole Saw that works perfectly.
Q: Why is there a price difference between white and coloured cages?
A: Pigmented gelcoat costs considerably more than non-pigmented gelcoat.