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Tortoise Houses & Tables

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For over 40 years I have designed and lovingly built animal and bird housing from my workshop in the Weald of Kent. I have sent builds to all parts of the United Kingdom and a good many parts of our planet. Even Kew Gardens can boast a Granddad Rob dovecote. I learnt very early on to listen to my customers. That to use cheap materials was penny wise and pound foolish, and that a good reputation is hard-earned and easily lost.

Specialist, expert, craftsman, professional all adjectives used today so liberally they have lost their worth. I have a proven track record, our builds are made to the highest standard and with the animal's welfare in mind. After four decades this old dog is set in his ways! Take a look through our online shop to see our designs, if you think I can assist you in your animal housing needs or if you are looking for something bespoke I would be pleased to talk.

Why choose Granddad Rob

  • No Hidden Charges

    All listed prices, include both the VAT and delivery to UK Mainland

  • 45 Years Without Cutting Corners

    Forty five years’ experience, with approximately 14,000 units made

  • Quality Materials

    All our animal housing is built to last and made with the best materials

  • 5* Reviews

    Take a look at what our happy customers have to say on Google


Tortoise houses and tables

We have everything you need to care for your tortoise, from houses and tables to runs and hibernation caddies. You can customise your housing to suit your needs and provide the best possible care for your tortoise.


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Customise your animal housing with our add ons

Whether you need an automatic door opener for your chicken coop or a detachable ramp for your tortoise house, there are many add ons and modifications available to customise your order. All the add ons we have available are the result of listening to our customers over the years and helping them find solutions to care for their animals.


5 Year Guarantee

Be assured that you have 14 days from delivery to evaluate our work. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, then firstly we would like the opportunity to address your issues, and get you back ‘onside’. However ultimately if you strap the house back on the pallet we will arrange to replace the entire house, or arrange a refund. For five years after purchase if any part of your housing requires replacing, for a fault that is clearly our responsibility, we will send you replacement parts and the appropriate fixings to effect a repair. 

Our most popular products

  • 1. Tortoise Houses

    Our tortoise houses are all clad in our own distinctive brick effect walls and tile effect roofs. They include a range of features to pander to the tortoise perfectly.

  • 2. Chicken Coops

    The Haydock Chicken Coop is the latest in the evolution of this style of housing, which I first designed and brought to market nearly 40 years ago.

  • 3. Paddock Runs

    The Paddock Run is an imaginative, stylish, and quick way of building a secure, ‘walk in’ run without resorting to digging holes and having to buy posts and mesh. The run is suitable for hens, ducks, geese and many other pets that need penning.

  • 4. Dovecotes

    Since I began in 1979, I would estimate to have made over a thousand dovecotes, so feel fully justified in saying I think I have got the hang of it.

  • 5. Bird Tables

    Currently we offer two bird tables, The Ascot and the Lingfield, both have hexagonal bodies and roofs.



Huge thank-you to Rob and all the team! 🙌
Highly recommend Granddad Rob Designs! super happy with our fabulous new coop, its beautifully crafted, practical and robust, after months of looking and searching online kept coming back to Granddad Rob designs, so happy that we were able to place an order and that you were willing to deliver to other end of the country, was beautifully packaged for delivery and arrived in perfect condition, the chookers love it too! 😍
Knew it would be a beaut...but its even better than I was expecting...Rob is so amazing at what he does! 😃

Deborah Murray

Gorgeous Duck House, real craftsmanship and delivered so quickly and lovely people to deal with. We treated it with the preservatives as supplied and moored it to the mud anchor and it looks amazing. Moorhens have taken up residency already, so very happy with our purchase, I highly recommend Grandad Rob Designs for their quality products and excellent service.

Wendy Patterson

We bought an outdoor tortoise house from Rob last year and it's stunning! Since then, we've got a kitten and we needed a way to stop him getting into our indoor tortoise table. We wanted a lid that went over the lights instead of under as the UV is reduced when going through mesh (and we didn't want our cat sunbathing under the heat lamp either!). So we asked Rob if he could create a custom lid for us - and he rose to the challenge! The lid is really clever in design and we received it in time for collecting our kitten. Rob has an incredible talent for crafting and we would recommend him for all your pet needs! We can now rest easy that our tortoise and kitten are safe and can admire each other from afar :)

Charlotte Darrell

Twenty eight years ago we bought a six nest Windsor type dovecote from Grandad Rob in his previous business incarnation. Sadly the roof had become rotten - due to my neglect! Having tracked Rob down I was delighted to find he could make us a new roof. This he has now done and made a beautiful job of it. What's more it exactly fits . How refreshing to find to find such great craftmanship and helpful and friendly service. Thank you.

Richard Willmott

Tortoise House and Run. I’ve had many tortoise houses and runs which never last long. Granddad Rob Designs were brilliant. From start to finish I was included in the exact design I wanted and nothing was too much. The items arrived today and are extremely well built and far superior to any tortoise houses I have previously had. The attention to detail is fantastic and everything has been given a lot of thought. I would highly recommend this company and all the different animal houses they make.

Lynne Bott

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