I'm tentatively meeting with a friend later this week to start planning Spike's new 8x4x4 enclosure. I must admit that while I've been looking into this since my boyfriend first acquired him last month (I've had him for a little over a week), I'm feeling so overwhelmed. I know *nothing* about carpentry and my builder knows even less about the requirements of my reptilian friend. The enclosure is being built in my basement where Spike resides so there are no worries about it being too heavy. I'm assuming my friend will know enough about basic building to give it the proper skeleton, so to speak, but as for the actual walls, what kind of material is recommended? I know to stay away from melamine and I've read other threads on here advocating for fiber reinforced plastic but I'm not clear on if that is to make the actual wall or to affix to the wood as an additional layer. Also, I've read in other threads here that it's recommended to keep the lighting inside the enclosure, I take to maintain humidity? I'm sure my friend won't have an issue installing the interior lighting but what safety measures do I need to account for to make sure Spike doesn't access the lights and burn himself or pull them down? Do they go in cages or something? Thirdly, I haven't seen too many pros and cons on different door types. Thoughts? Mainly I've considered a sliding glass door or an upward opening latched door. Thanks!