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How to buy Purrfect Fence® freestanding catproof fences

The Purrfect Fence freestanding system is purrfect for properties that lack fencing, or for creating a catio within your yard.

On this page, we’ll guide you through the process of measuring your cat area and working out the components required.

If you need advice, contact us and we’ll work with you to get it sorted.


On orders over $750

Step 1: Get to know the Purrfect Fence® Freestanding System

Components are sold in DIY kits to cover various lengths.

Kits contain fence posts with ground sleeves, pivoting arms, poly mesh, wire bottom mesh and hardware.

Because each installation is unique, you may need additional posts/arms or wish to include a gate. These items are sold separately.

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Purrfect Fence freestanding fence system


Fence posts with ground sleeves
Poly mesh 2.28m wide
Wire bottom mesh 60cm wide
Pivoting arms
Ground stakes
Arm-to-wall saddle clips
Hardware & Driving Cap

Purrfect Fence posts, arms and ground sleeves for Freestanding System

Extra Posts & Arms

2 Posts
2 Top caps
2 Ground sleeves
2 Pivoting arms

Purrfect Fence gates


Light-duty gate
76cm wide, 157cm tall

Heavy-duty gate
Top and side frames
No bottom frame
Easy access for lawn mowing
91cm wide, 183cm tall

Other materials may be required to ensure your cat cannot jump over the Purrfect Fence® System. For example, you may need to prune or band trees, or place guards around “launching pads” such as heat pumps or water tanks.

If you have an extremely agile cat, such as a Bengal, you may need to provide additional cat-proofing measures.

We are happy to offer advice based on years of experience.

Step 2: Measure your cat area and work out your requirements

Purrfect Fence Freestanding Cat Fence System

Use the illustration to guide you in calculating which kit(s) you will need.

Posts: Posts should be 3-4 metres apart. Each post comes with a pivoting arm, top cap and ground sleeve.

Mesh: Measure the length of each side of your cat area and then add 10% to each number. Then, consider which kit(s) will best provide these lengths. Mesh normally begins and ends at corners. You can join pieces of mesh together, but this will be done most easily at posts.

Learn more: Refer to the Freestanding system installation page for more details, including how to deal with corners and gates.

Feeling stuck?

We can help you work out your requirements. Here’s how.


Roll of Purrfect Fence poly mesh

Poly Mesh

  • 4 cm x 5.5 cm (approx) mesh
  • UV-treated
  • 2.28 metres wide
  • 270 kg strength
  • Same material as deer fencing
Purrfect Fence arm

Pivoting Arm

  • Unique spring-loaded design
  • Black powdercoated steel
  • Height: 30.5 cm
  • Extends from fence: 78.75 cm
Purrfect Fence Extension Pole

Fence Post

  • Length: 218 cm
  • Diameter: 35 mm (approx)
  • Black powdercoated steel
  • Includes plastic top cap
Purrfect Fence arm-post coupler

Arm Mounting Coupler

  • For attaching arm to post
  • Black powdercoated steel
  • 2 stainless steel setscrews
Purrfect Fence ground sleeve

Ground Sleeve

  • Length: 61cm
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Galvanised steel
  • 2 self-tapping screws
Purrfect Fence Dig Guard

Chew/Dig Guard

  • Welded wire construction
  • 600mm tall
  • Attaches to fence mesh
  • Lower edge staked into ground
Purrfect Fence driving cap

Driving Cap

  • Protects top of ground sleeve when driving into the ground
  • 1 supplied with each freestanding fence kit
Purrfect Fence dig guard stake

Ground Stake

  • For securing lower edge of chew-dig guard
  • Galvanised steel
  • 30 cm long
Zip Tie

Zip Ties (2 sizes)

  • UV-resistant
  • Standard version for attaching mesh to chew/dig guard
  • Heavy duty version for attaching mesh to arms and posts
Purrfect Fence arm-to-wall clip

Saddle Clips (2 sizes)

  • 32mm (59mm hole spacing) to attach Purrfect Fence post to wall
  • 25mm (53mm hole spacing) to attach Purrfect Fence arm to wall