Framebow Animal & Pet Housing


Framebow – The Art of the Curve

The Framebow range of Pet & Poultry Housing (designed and made by Flyte so Fancy) has moved from its own website and now has its own space here on the new, bright and sparkling, redesigned Flyte so Fancy website.

You can view not only the Framebow housing range - from Chickens, to Doves, to Goats - but also Flyte so Fancy's full catalogue of Animal Housing and Garden Storage solutions.

Framebow Curved Timber Housing is handmade in the beautiful English county of Dorset, where we build all our unique designs, in the Flyte so Fancy workshop. Handcrafted especially for your pets and your garden.

Please browse the Framebow collection to see the elegant range of curved houses for Pets and Poultry; our Durdle Door Dovecotes and Arched Aviaries; all with a unique arched timber design to give that contemporary, luxury look to your outdoors.

We deliver throughout the UK. You can order online at any time or if you have any queries please call 01300 345229, 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, or Message Us.

It's important to use the right timber for your Arched Pet House

We use only joinery-grade pressure-treated Scandinavian Redwood Timber and bring it direct to our workshop here in Dorset. On arrival it is put 'in stick' to air-dry in a lovely Dorset breeze for a few weeks until it is ready to be crafted into one of our designs.

Painting Arch Panels in the workshop

We then weave our workshop magic on the timber to bend it into the shapely curves and arches used in the Framebow designs. With our special wood-bending techniques, this can take several weeks to achieve.

For the roofs we use ex-19mm thick tongue and groove shiplap timber; for vertical panels we use ex-19mm tongue and groove cladding. This thickness prevents warping and will make sure they are well insulated for your pets and built to last.

Any plywood used on floors is a hardwood exterior grade 9mm ply and the Resin Coated 9mm Board used with our Rabbit Houses has a tough phenolic coating to make cleaning very easy.

On leaving the workshop, the roofs of all Framebow Houses are given two coats of a Timber Water Repellent Treatment to ensure weather resistance. We take pride in making sure the timber is finished well, with all corners rounded and sanded. This is important as it prevents the edges of the timber from splitting (and it looks so much nicer too).

We recommend the timber is treated annually with a water repellent treatment. Pressure treated timber is made for outdoors but not waterproof in itself. See our Fair Care Warranty conditions. Image above: painting panels to customer colours.

Timber will move, expand, and contract throughout the seasons therefore hairline cracks often appear over time. This is not faulty; it is simply how timber behaves. For more information see Caring for Pressure Treated Timber.

Arched Panels making at Catio

To keep your chicken coop or pet house in good condition make sure it is cleaned regularly and kept dry inside to prevent mould. All our houses have built-in ventilation to ensure a constant circulation of air so that levels of humidity are kept low. Try not to allow dirt to build up in or around the house as this will degrade the timber more quickly and lead to breeding grounds for harmful bacteria.

All Framebow housing comes with integral wire mesh runs to keep your birds and pets secure. The mesh is 18g, half x one inch, galvanised European Weldmesh finished with a green plastic coating.

These shapely runs are the real feature of our unique designs and special (shh ... secret) methods are used to bend the wood into the arched and curved shapes you see. This method does take several weeks to bend to just the right shape but, we hope you will agree, the result is just gorgeous. Image: Curved panels making a Catio.

For even more details about the timber, the fixings, and how we do what we do, visit About Our Housing.