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
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.
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.
Compartments – Each cote has
individual nest compartments designed with the ‘around the corner’ method which
provides protection for your Doves against direct wind.
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
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
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