Pretty pleased with myself today. I got the plexiglass attached to the cattery windows for the winter season.
These are on the outside of the louvre windows in the front half of the cattery, where the new ceiling and insulation is. it makes the windows there effectively double glazed (not quite as good as commercial ones!) and should make it much less draughty, and more efficient to heat in winter. The plexiglass is removable for summer, letting us take advantage of the louvres for airflow in the hotter months.
Some before, during, and after photos of the renovations we have done to the front runs inside.
A ceiling with insulation installed, and clear light panels to keep the light coming in. We have plexiglass panels to go on the outside of the windows in winter to keep the drafts out. Louvre windows are great in summer, but let the cold air in in winter.
I took the opportunity to give this end a spruce up paint wise as well, while it has been empty of cats. We will let the paint dry and the smell reduce for a couple of days, then the cats can move back in!
Thanks to the guys at JKF Builders for their work, and help figuring out what was going to work best for us with what we already had.
We have a new ceiling with insulation going up in half the cattery today. This should make it a bit warmer in winter, and cooler in summer.
had to move the cats into the back half and close the door (for noise control) last night. They have all settled well into their new runs, and dont seem to mind the bit of noise occasionally.
Due to cancelled bookings and late date changes, some of our valued customers were unable to book the dates they wanted, and missed out on their bookings when there was actually room here.
Next Christmas/New Year we will be requiring a non-refundable, 50% deposit, and confirmed dates by 31 October. (Deposit to be paid within 5 days of booking if after Oct 31, or booking will be cancelled)
We will also be charging the full booking should you change dates at late notice, and we can't fill the space.
This keeps it fair for everyone, and enables us to run our business without loss.
Yay, we are moving to level 2!
To ensure we keep our customers and ourselves safe, we will be following the government rules and guidelines for level 2.
Was a bit cold here last night for us. The heater went on in the cattery. They all have snuggly blankets in their beds, and we put some cat igloos in as well last night. have been looking at getting some more igloos today, especially for those older cats that feel the cold due to age. We also have pet electric blankets, and hot water bottles, which the cats appreciate cuddling up to.
We would like to insulate the cattery in the future to help with both heating in winter, and cooling in summer.
Well we finally made it! After a breakdown north of Kaikoura, we made it to our new home! Big thanks to Bronny and family for making us feel so welcome, with a warm fire already lit, and pens for our menagerie. I'm heading back up North for another load, but Scott is settling in, and overseeing the furniture guys. You can reach him for bookings and enquiries via the website, or our new phone number 0223105321.