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Willow_Warren
29-11-2006, 07:03 PM
I have recently ordered a 5ft double hutch from Happy Hutch, they attempted delivery today but I was out. However I noticed that it was delivered on a pallet, so I'm assuming that it comes made up rather than flat packed (as I thought)!!

This hutch was supposed to be for Dolly when she comes to stay with me before Christmas (she normally lives at my parents).

If it comes made up then there is no way I will get it into the garden as I live in a terrace house and the front porch is small with doors at right angles to each other (the sofa only just fitted it).

Now I don't know what to do, I will have to try and canel the hutch (even though it's already at the courier depot), and I need to find another hutch to buy!

I'm in a panic and a bad mood!! Plus my parents are having a go at me for not realiseing that it wasn't flat packed in the first place & I've possible wasted the best part of £200!!!

Bavarian Bunny
29-11-2006, 07:11 PM
How tall is the hutch? Is there any way to get it through the doors when you carry it upright? I don't know why they build everything so small and narrow, the bedrooms in this country are a joke, and a lot of doors are not even wide enough to fit a sofa through them.

I got a 6 ft single hutch from the HH company, and it came flat packed.

Willow_Warren
29-11-2006, 07:16 PM
It's 5ft, by 4ft by 2ft. I was looking and thinking that it may fit through on it's end as you say, but being 4ft tall and the entrance porch is just over 3ft square, so yes it is tiny. I don't want to sign for it and end up with a pallet or hutch on my front drive for... well ever!

Oh this is too much today!

xEMMAx
29-11-2006, 07:19 PM
Maybe give them a call and just double check? They do say that ALL thier hutches are delivered flatpacked. Hope you get things sorted :D

Spacegirl
29-11-2006, 07:19 PM
Most of theirs are flat packed. Phone them up and ask about it.

Willow_Warren
29-11-2006, 07:29 PM
I will call them tomorrow - i've calmed down a little bit since, still can't think of an alternative though :(

Bavarian Bunny
29-11-2006, 07:33 PM
I looked on their website. Says some of them are delivered all ready made on a pallet. Does not say which ones.

Willow_Warren
29-11-2006, 07:37 PM
I looked on their website. Says some of them are delivered all ready made on a pallet. Does not say which ones.

Yes it's my fault, I should have paid closer attention before I bought it, you would think by 29 I would have learnt these things :roll: Tucking into jacket potato with pile of cheese now - may have to raid the cupboards for chocolae later.

kayjay
29-11-2006, 08:18 PM
How do you get your dustbins out? Is there not a back way into your yard?? Or could you negotiate with neighbours to pass it through gardens?

SarahP
29-11-2006, 08:20 PM
I thought they were all flat packed from there? We just got ours and it took 4 hours to build! :shock: :lol:

Willow_Warren
29-11-2006, 08:34 PM
Dustbins stay out the front (hardly ideal). On two sides of the garden are thick hedges but the other is just a panelled fence (I think it's "my fence" as the landlord replaced it before I moved in), perhaps a panel can be removed will have to investigate in the morning. Will call HH in the morning and check actually what state it is delivered in!

Thanks for you help!

Bavarian Bunny
29-11-2006, 08:57 PM
You can try and e-mail Graham now, he often replies in the evenings, too.

Willow_Warren
30-11-2006, 06:23 PM
Well I've cancelled the order :( (actually my mum called them as I've been on a course all day) but they charge at 35% cancellation fee (ouch).

Just need to find something similar to buy now!

kayjay
30-11-2006, 07:10 PM
Ouch!! What a shame, couldn't you figure out a way to get it in? Or couldn't they provide one flatpacked?

Hope you find something else soon.

Willow_Warren
30-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Ouch!! What a shame, couldn't you figure out a way to get it in? Or couldn't they provide one flatpacked?

Hope you find something else soon.

They don't do this one flat packed. I will call tomorrow to see if they can do a 5ft x 4ft x 2ft, hutch with run under, but it's not a standard size so I doubt they will be able to do it in time! Their standard is 5ft x 3ft x 2ft which isn't tall enough as it will only have 18" per level! 6ft won't fit into the gap I have, and the rest of the garden is gravel so that won't be much use!

This is turning into a nightmare and all my mum can do is shout at me!

Willow_Warren
07-12-2006, 06:36 PM
Well I am sat in my living room with a hutch with run under (5ft x 4ft x 2ft), my dad came up to my house today to wait for the delivery. So I have a busy weekend, building the hutch and moving the rabbits up here from my parents!!

I must admit I'm quite relieved as I need to move them up this weekend as my parents are going on holiday on Tuesday (so I was cutting a bit fine in the end :roll: )

cheekytikki
07-12-2006, 06:38 PM
can we have some piccies pleeeeeeease :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Willow_Warren
07-12-2006, 06:43 PM
I will take some on Sunday once the rabbits have moved in! So far you would only get a photo of flat packed bundle of wood :lol:

kayjay
07-12-2006, 06:44 PM
Who did you get it from in the end? You'll have to let us know what it's like as I'm after getting a hutch/run under for summer

Willow_Warren
08-12-2006, 11:51 AM
I got it from Happy Hutch (was easier and the most cost effective way in the end), it was about £140 I think, but I'm not sure whether that included postage of not (was all a bit confusing with the refund and the 35% bit). It's not a size listed on their website but they made it and sent it quickly anyhow. Just hope it's all ok once I put it together (always rather scary I find).

Willow_Warren
10-12-2006, 06:25 PM
Well after a rather busy day, I've moved the rabbits to my house (they were previously at my parent's).

Here's a photo of Dolly's hutch:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r114/Hannah77_photos/Dolly/hutch.jpg

They both seem to be settling in quite well, but then I keep having to pop out (into the rain) every few minutes just to check on them - I am a worrier Mummy today!

Hannah

kayjay
10-12-2006, 06:28 PM
Well done :thumb: Looks great - has Dolly moved to yours permanently then or is she just on her hols?

Willow_Warren
10-12-2006, 06:44 PM
has Dolly moved to yours permanently then or is she just on her hols?

To be honest I haven't decided! I of course love them here and to be able to see them every day, but then at my parents they have loads of space and a large grassey lawn they can explore! Whilst I have a small garden, there was a grassy area but my landlord "kindly" gravelled it before I moved in (I was cross). I currently go to my parents every weekend!

So on the plus side they will get more socialisation at my house, but at my parents they will have more space!?!?! Confused! I don't know what is best for them!

I'm going to try and look for somewhere new to live in the spring once the uncertainly over my job is sorted out!

Steph
10-12-2006, 06:52 PM
Hutch looks good :D

kayjay
10-12-2006, 08:46 PM
has Dolly moved to yours permanently then or is she just on her hols?

To be honest I haven't decided! I of course love them here and to be able to see them every day, but then at my parents they have loads of space and a large grassey lawn they can explore! Whilst I have a small garden, there was a grassy area but my landlord "kindly" gravelled it before I moved in (I was cross). I currently go to my parents every weekend!

So on the plus side they will get more socialisation at my house, but at my parents they will have more space!?!?! Confused! I don't know what is best for them!

I'm going to try and look for somewhere new to live in the spring once the uncertainly over my job is sorted out!

I'd go for keeping them with you, more socialisation and buy readigrass for them to nibble on. If I put MJ and Pippa on grass before long they're digging out, so I put mesh underneath and it turned into a mudbath. So now the run's on concrete and they're fine with that. You could attach a run to the front on your new hutch for the summer and fill it with toys, even grow some grass/herbs in a tub for them.

At the moment MJ and Pippa live in a shed and rarely come out (they don't seem to want to in this weather) but I'm going to get a hutch/run for them for the summer and it'll be on concrete. I have a PWS run for the grass - maybe you could keep one of those at your parents and just take them there for weekend days out?

raine
11-12-2006, 10:11 AM
As you bought another hutch from them, could they not reduce the 35% cancellation charge? Seems a bit steep or do you live miles from their depot.

I can remember I ordered some chairs from Habitat (like a small settee) and I had moved into a Victorian house. I then realized too late that they would not come through the door. The cancellation charge was horrendous, so I said send them and push. The delivery company were fabulous and said if they don't go through the front door we will take the front sash windows out! In the end they got them in.

The hutch looks great though.