The marketplace is well served by folks making what I deem to be uninspiring bird tables, which is a market I do not want to oblige. Early in my working life, I was asked to make a bird table as a presentation gift for a gentleman who was retiring. The gentleman was a proud gardener and avid bird feeder, so a bird table was an obvious choice as a gift from his colleagues. My brief was to make a bird table that reflected the esteem in which this man was held. The bird table I made back then was the forerunner to our Ascot bird table.
Currently we offer two bird tables, The Ascot and the Lingfield, both have hexagonal bodies and roofs. The Ascot bird table is the more architectural of the two having a lantern style house with a second platter under the house. The Ascot bird table is not only a functional bird feeding station but ‘architectural’ so well able to ‘centre stage’ as a prominent feature in both a natural and a formal garden setting.
The Lingfield is our more traditional bird table with an open platter set under its coned roof. My wife instigated the Lingfield bird table, Cindy likes to observe the birds, and felt the Ascot bird table was too enclosed . Which incidentally is why I added a second feed platter to the Ascot bird table. ...
Both bird tables are made of pressure treated pine. The posts are 90x90 mm made up by laminating four sections of 45x45mm, making the posts particularly strong. In addition, the multiple layers of treatment throughout the post’s cross section, it significantly prolongs the life of the bird table posts.
We do not make our bird tables freestanding, both the Ascot and the Lingfield are sizable bird tables and need ‘planting’. We supply a pair of under turf braces that joint cross the post, stabilising the bird tables in the same manner as a root system. (This system also works well with our far more substantial dovecotes).
The bird table roofs are made with our own distinctive tile effect which is 20mm thick shiplap with a hand dressed, real lead capping, topped off’ with an in-house turned, purpose fashioned, finial to suit the bird table.
The platters are 45mm thick which is well over spec, but adds another feature to the bird tables which hopefully conveys quality and workmanship of our bird tables
To paint or not to paint your bird table has to be a personal choice. A painted bird tables set in a formal garden, especially against an evergreen backdrop, literally looks outstanding. However, a natural bird table in a less formal setting blends in well with its surroundings.
Normally we would paint the bird table white. However, if you wish, for small charge (POR) and a colour match code we will paint your bird table a colour of your own choosing.
"I have known Rob since I started keeping poultry and ducks seriously more than 10 years ago. I would never buy an animal house from any other supplier. I have 27 of Rob's designs housing more than 300 birds and if I ever add a house, I go to Rob. The quality of the materials he uses; the user-friendliness of the designs - nothing ever swells or sticks in Winter; you can get access to all areas to clean them - and the well thought-through details of the houses, means my birds are kept comfortably and in hygienic conditions. In my opinion, Rob's designs win hands down against the competition. I recommend Rob to my more than 800 customers because I can rely on his care of my customers who I know will get high quality workmanship at affordable prices. If you haven't bought from Rob before, try him!!"
- Simon Greenstreet, Canterbury
TAKE A LOOK AT THE FEATURES INCLUDED
Fit invisibly just below grass level, this is an effective way of stabilising your bird table without resorting to concrete.
Pressure treated sections are glued and screwed together to form the post. This creates an extremely strong post and gives multiple layers of treatment into the ground.
Weathered in G’Robs own 20m thick tile effect shiplap. Capped with hand dressed (real) lead, and crowned with a custom turned final.
Timbers all framing and cladding is from pressure treated joinery grade red pine.
No hidden charges, our listed price includes both the VAT and *Delivery
Forty years’ experience, with approximately 14,000 units made