The complex consists of an administration building and 2 American barn design boarding sheds, and was designed by Australia’s leading boarding kennel & veterinary design architect, based in Queensland.
The admin building consisted of a large reception area, office, toilet facilities and a cattery area capable of boarding 30 cats , while the dog boarding sheds have a total capacity of 140 dogs. The entire complex was designed both for easy access to the kennel area for feeding / cleaning purposes and for letting the dogs out into the exercise areas.
Being built on a class H site, it required specific engineering to obtain the required strength / thickness to allow for the falls in the slab to accommodate washing down and drainage to the kennels. The slab was poured in sections to allow for a 4 way fall to the main walkway and falls to floor drains to all kennel areas.
The build was sectioned into a day / night zones so as the area could be air conditioned for the boarding dogs comfort, these were accessed via Guillotine type doors between inside kennels and outside yards.
The building was completely insulated for heat / cooling and sound proofing to prevent excess sound to neighboring properties.
Fielders engineered and supplied the shed structure and exterior claddings, while the admin building was steel stud framed type construction cladded in Hardies Matrix profile. The roof is a skillion design to make use of natural lighting into the reception area.
The complex was Started in March and completed in November.