A tricky cat fence installation

Clear acrylic was attached below the gate to cover the gap created by the step down when leaving the courtyard.

Clear acrylic was attached below the gate to cover the gap created by the step down when leaving the courtyard.

A few days ago we did an interesting Oscillot installation in Millwater, north of Auckland.

This brand new row house had a fence built of aluminium posts with thin synthetic horizontal slats. We attached the Oscillot dual knuckle posts to the fence posts for stability, and added treated timber behind the Oscillot paddles to close the gaps where the cat might otherwise escape.

But what made this installation most interesting was the gate. As you can see from the photo above, there was a step down under the gate, which created a large (cat-size) gap. Because the gate opens inward, we had to come up with a clever solution, which involved a horizontal piece of 6mm thick clear acrylic. We attached the acrylic to the gate with three brackets, painted black to match the gate. Looks good, huh?

Here’s the rest of the installation:

Oscillot paddles attached to aluminium fence posts, with timber behind to close the cap.

Oscillot paddles attached to aluminium fence posts, with timber behind to close the cap.

Oscillot paddles attached to aluminium fence posts, with timber behind to close the cap.

Oscillot paddles attached to aluminium fence posts, with timber behind to close the cap.