Cat-proofing a courtyard with low fence

Clear acrylic was used to raise the height of this fence while still allowing natural light into the courtyard.

Clear acrylic was used to raise the height of this fence while still allowing natural light into the courtyard.

This was an interesting bit of cat-proofing we did recently for the owners of two cats who live in a central Auckland strata unit.

The challenge was to prevent their cats escaping through, or over, an aluminium fence. The fence was only 1.2m high and had large gaps.

The fence was also the only source of light into the courtyard, and the Body Corporate rules meant the fence could not be altered.

Clear acrylic was used to raise the height of this fence while still allowing natural light into the courtyard.

Clear acrylic was used to raise the height of this fence while still allowing natural light into the courtyard.

Our solution was to attach clear acrylic to the fence and gate, which increased the height to 2m. Oscillot paddles were attached at the top of the acrylic.

Now, there’s lots of light, less noise, and two happy cats. The neighbours are also happy not to have the cats roaming freely into their property.

Clear acrylic was used to raise the height of this gate while still allowing natural light into the courtyard.

Clear acrylic was used to raise the height of this gate while still allowing natural light into the courtyard.

Contact us to find out how we can help you keep your cats safely at home.

25 June 2018