CREATIVE BUILD

WORLD CLASS PROVIDER OF CUSTOM FABRICATION AND THEMING SERVICES

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Scruffy Dog is a world class provider of custom fabrication and finishes, servicing the entertainment, events, leisure and architectural industries. Our engineering, carpentry, finishing and automation departments collectively draw from decades of hands-on experience to bring creative, cost effective solutions, alongside best practices to our clients.

Situated in the industrial capital of the UK – Birmingham, Scruffy Dog also occupies a 40,000 sq.ft production facility staffed by an experienced & committed team of specialists. Powered by our own internal resources & utilising the latest technology and machinery we ensure each project is designed and produced to the highest specification Scruffy Dog is also ISO9001 certified, making it the only ISO certified company with facilities in London, Barcelona, Shanghai & Dubai.

Scruffy Dog is a world class provider of custom fabrication and finishes, servicing the entertainment, events, leisure and architectural industries. Our engineering, carpentry, finishing and automation departments collectively draw from decades of hands-on experience to bring creative, cost effective solutions, alongside best practices to our clients.

Situated in the industrial capital of the UK – Birmingham, Scruffy Dog also occupies a 40,000 sq.ft production facility staffed by an experienced & committed team of specialists. Powered by our own internal resources & utilising the latest technology and machinery we ensure each project is designed and produced to the highest specification Scruffy Dog is also ISO9001 certified, making it the only ISO certified company with facilities in London, Barcelona, Shanghai & Dubai.

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PRE-CONSTRUCTION FEASIBILITY

At Scruffy Dog, the client is our top priority. Every project is assigned a dedicated project manager who will oversee it from the concept stage and bid-drawings to final installation. Project management works across all of our departments to save our clients both time and money. Whether it’s helping select the best materials, the method of fabrication or finding solutions to help our clients meet their budget goals, Scruffy Dog has the technical and industry know-how to ensure a project meets then exceeds your expectations.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

At Scruffy Dog, the client is our top priority. Every project is assigned a dedicated project manager who will oversee it from the conceptual stage to the final installation.

Project management works across all of our departments to save our clients both time and money. Our Project Managers, are equipped with the technical and industry know-how to ensure a project meets and exceeds our clients expectations.

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TECHNICAL DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Scruffy Dog’s dedicated team of technical designers and engineers follow a project from initial design through fabrication to installation on site, ensuring results that are safe, efficient, and true to artistic intent.

Through thoughtful planning, and years of experience, we find creative solutions for any challenge and transform the most complex designs from ideas to reality.

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

We work closely with our trusted partners to provide a unique range of structural engineering services for our projects within the entertainment and events sectors.

Our engineers and partners have specialist knowledge across the themed entertainment industry and can provide a tailored service to meet the requirements of your projects.

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CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Our carpentry shop is filled with some of the best craftspeople in our industry. They use their expert knowledge to shape and fuse a broad range of materials such as glass, wood or high-pressure laminates.

Our craftspeople work closely with our technical designers and project managers to solve artistic and complex build challenges delivering stunning products to our clients.

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METAL FABRICATION & MACHINE SHOP

Scruffy Dog Creative Group offers one of the most flexible and productive metal fabrication facilities in the industry.

Encompassing a wide variety of crafts and skills, our fabricators can create anything from decorative pieces to large steel frameworks At Scruffy Dog our team of engineers and metal fabricators are not only makers, but also artists.

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SCULPTURE STUDIO

Our talented sculpture team specialise in the creation of complex and highly accurate busts of famous characters and creatures from a range of blockbuster films for theatre and display purposes. The models are created from a combination of techniques combining CNC machining, 3D printing,  Casting and Clay Sculpture using traditional methods. 

The models are then painted by our scenic painting team to create incredibly lifelike results!

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ROTA CASTING

At Scruffy Dog we have the state of the art facilities to provide high quality, repeatable, efficient hollow 3D castings.

Rota casting is considerably faster, and less labour-intensive than other casting methods, enabling us to save on production time and labour costs. This in turn, reducing costs and time-scales of your projects.

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3, 5 & 7 AXIS CNC MACHINING

Within our workshop we have the machinery to enable us to craft almost any material into almost any shape. Our 3-axis machine can cut a wide array of sheet material from metal to foam. 

The 5-axis machine enables us greater freedom and is frequently used to cut intricate shapes from polystyrene foam and some harder foams with its exclusive hotwire, 

Our 7-axis robot, which is manufactured by Kuka, enables us to achieve the greatest intricacy. It can be used for milling and modelling with its four interpolated axes, and as a standard 3-axis milling machine and hot wire cutter. The robotic arm is much like our 5-axis but better. It can work on larger objects and a wider array of materials. The robot also allows us to produce more complex geometry objects with under cuts and has a far shorter production time than the 5 axis.

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MOULD MAKING, GRP & RENDER SCULPTING

Our skilled workshop team are experts in the creation of complex moulds used to produce complicated GRP components. Moulds made in the past have varied in complexity and material, some moulds are cast, some manufactured using traditional methods and some made from GRP themselves. 

We employ a variety of experts who employ a range of methods to create bespoke fibreglass structures. The structures produced range from complex themed elements for queue lines, film sets and beyond, to more simplistic large scale structures such as themed rockwork for climbing walls and more. 

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HIGH PERFORMANCE DUAL COMPONENT SPRAYING

Our technicians utilise dual component spraying to paint, our various large-scale themed elements with speed and accuracy.

The process can also be used to hard coat objects enabling us to increase strength of, and protect the finish of our various creations. We can spray objects with both Polyurea and Polyurethane or a 50/50 layering system of the two substances.

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SCENIC PAINTING

Our skilled team of Scenic Finishers can turn their hands to almost anything, meaning the opportunities for your projects are almost limitless.

They have experience in virtually the entire scope of painting and crafting techniques and are experts in the use of a variety of different media. Whatever finish you desire, we can achieve it.

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PROTOTYPE DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Experiences, props and effects are becoming increasingly complex, with the integration of multiple disciplines such as scenic, integrated tech, automation and animatronics. At Scruffy Dog we can support your project development needs through our turn-key design and prototype services. Whether you are looking to explore a bespoke piece of immersive scenic and technology, a methodology to produce a large scale prop using a mix of mediums (3D printing/traditional manufacturing) or looking at then feasibility to launch a high volume production run. Our team of skilled technicians and craftsmen employ their unique industry experience in producing prototypes to the highest quality and standards.

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ANIMATRONICS

At Scruffy Dog we work with our trusted partners to integrate the latest electronic engineering technology and bring amazing models to life. We design and develop our models in-house, simultaneously using an array of technologies including, electronic, robotic systems, mechatronics, servo-controlled systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, to embody movement in our creatures or displays.

We utilise commercially available control systems, or if required, custom control software. We work closely with our clients to deliver solutions that meet and exceed their creative and technical aspirations.

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INSTALLATION & LOGISTICS

Our installation team can turn their hand to any project big or small, in the UK or beyond. We employ experts in all necessary disciplines such as ropes access and beyond. 

Whether your project needs to go down the road or around the world, Scruffy Dog will make it happen on time and on budget. From box trucks & trailers to sea containers & air charter, we work with some of the largest logistics companies in the world to ensure your project gets from point A to B safely and intact. 

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ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Our Creative Build team have always been able to turn their hand to anything. Over the years, they have crafted countless large-scale props and themed elements for a wide range of applications across the themed entertainment industry. Now, a new venture for our workshop staff is the creation of highly detailed, and accurate scale architectural models.

Whether as part of a wider design project our design team are undertaking, or as a stand alone project, our expert model makers specialise in taking ideas that exist only in the digital world and transforming them into tangible, physical models.

Utilising a range of traditional craft, and technologically advanced methods such as CNC and 3D printing our team can produce highly accurate models of your design projects. These models are ideal show pieces, providing a visual point of interest and talking point for exhibitions and conferences. Physical models are also a brilliant way to better understand the physical space of a project which cannot be fully captured from a screen.

Whatever the purpose of your model, our team are here to help!

As a new venture for Scruffy Dog, we understand we need to prove that we can match our competitors in this industry. In order to do this, our Creative Build team have been hard at work, developing various models that prove our competency working at a smaller scale than our current portfolio of themed projects.

 

 

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