Xcluder® has been containing or excluding both pet and feral cats since 1996, when we first started designing fences and barriers. We have seen the value that pet cats bring to many people’s lives, but also the disease and environmental damage that cats can cause when in the wrong places.
A cat enclosure is an ideal way to provide your cat a healthy outdoor experience, whilst ensuring their, safety and protecting local wildlife. We have a range of cat fence or enclosure options and products that can be used to keep cats in or out.
There are three main categories of Catnet products:
- Fence line netting.
- Netting attached to existing structures (ie: verandah, patio, side alley etc).
- Stand-alone free-standing cat enclosure. Glass house frames have proven to be very suitable for building free standing enclosures.
Xcluder® supplies some of the cat netting and accessories required for a D.I.Y Catnet self-installation at wholesale prices. We supply a full list of products required for self-installation and although we do not stock all of these items they are readily available through hardware suppliers. Cat enclosures self-installed, on average, cost less than half of those installed by professionals.
Xcluder® does not provide measure-up or design assistance, nor do we do installations. We suggest you contact a builder, local handyman, or other knowledgeable person to assist with your design and measure-up.
Take a look at our Catnet products and accessories below and download one or both of these handy guides:
Add up the length of all netting edges, so you can work out how much wire rope or black edging rope you need, and how many eyelets and fastenings you will need to install your enclosure.
When you are ready to order, contact us to discuss your requirements.
Catnet mesh, low visibility 19mm x 19mm
High Density Polyethylene. This netting is designed to be “unnoticed”, and as such is the most commonly used netting for cat enclosures. The netting features a fine net twine, and gains added strength from having a small 19mm x 19mm mesh size. This net is manufactured to last, with UV protection and strengthened knots.
- Unobtrusive black netting / thin net twine
- Pre-Stretched - will not sag or stretch over time
- 19mm x 19mm Mesh Size
- Knotted High Density Polyethylene material
- Heat-strengthened knots
- Will not fray or unravel when cut to size
Available in widths of 1.2m, 1.8m and 3.0m. Sold in 5 meter increments.
- $34.00 incl. GST per 5m lot: 1.2m wide
- $48.00 incl. GST per 5m lot: 1.8m wide
- $74.00 incl. GST per 5m lot: 3.0m wide
- $80.00 incl. GST per 5m lot: 3.0m wide stainless steel impregnated cat net
- Note: the minimum purchase amount in any width is 5m and we only sell in 5m lots.
- $150.00 incl. GST 1.2m x 25m bulk roll
- $550.00 incl. GST 1.8m x 75m bulk roll
- $1,200.00 incl. GST 3.0m x 100m bulk rolls of stainless steel impregnated cat net are available
Stainless 1.8mm. Same length as netting edge length, plus allow 1m or more for fixing wire rope grips and turnbuckles.
- $2.00 incl. GST per metre
Black edging rope
Same length as netting edge length if fitting around entire netting edge, or length of any area where you want to directly fix netting to the structure, plus allow 1m or more for fixing wire rope grips and turnbuckles.
- $1.00 incl. GST per meter
Easy fit L-shape zipper kit (machine-sewn)
An easy-fit Zipper is a Zipper that has already been professionally sewn into a small surrounding piece of netting. This netting is then simply attached to your enclosure netting. They eliminate the need for any hand-sewing, and ensure a quick and simple installation.
1.7m (h) x 1m (w) UV Treated L-Shape Zipper
Surround netting overall size is 2m x 1.5mDouble Sided Access Slider with Stainless Steel Caribiner style Lock
Includes all required accessories for attachment to netting
Ideal for high traffic areas and large item access
Note: If your access area is smaller than 2m x 1.5m, you can simply use this panel as a “ready-made” wall. Just trim the panel to size and you’re done.
- $105.00 incl. GST
Easy Fit single zipper panel (machine-sewn)
This vertical Zipper is suited to narrow spaces, where the L-Shape Zippers are not an option due to the width. They are also suitable if the area is only for occasional access, or if the access is only for pacing the Cat inside the enclosure. If you will be using the area frequently, and will occasionally be moving larger objects in and out, the L-Shape Zipper would be a more appropriate option.
1.8m high UV-treated zipper panel, double-sided slider, stainless steel attachment points, installation instructions.
- $70.00 incl. GST
Angled fence extension brackets
Installation of these brackets will be dependant on the type of fencing. They can be attached to most types of fences including timber and colorbond. For installation of fence brackets we recommend the consultation of a handyman or helpful friend or relative (to ensure the brackets are installed safely and securely). The brackets are designed in black to compliment the Low -Vis netting. As black doesn’t reflect light well, when installed they tend to be less noticeable than any other colour.
1 : Attach to Fence: For best results, we generally recommend spacing the brackets no more than 3m apart. Most installations involve the fixing of 1 bracket per existing fence post.
2: Install Guide Wires: Once the brackets are fixed, a stainless steel wire rope can be fed through the tip and angled junction of the brackets, running parallel to the fence. This wire will act as a support guide to stop the net sagging between each post. The wire should then be LIGHTLY tensioned using a turnbuckle. There is also a pre-drilled hole for a 3rd guide wire at the base of the brackets to help keep the netting at the bottom taught and hard against the fence.
3: Attach netting: Once the brackets and wires are taught, the netting can then be attached to the inside of the brackets (using the 150mm length UV treated Cable Ties), and also to the wire (using either the small 100mm cable ties of the C-Clips). The system works on the premise of a cat not wanting to climb upside down on an unstable surface. We generally recommend a minimum of 1.8m total height for this type of enclosure.. Apart from the obvious physical barrier that this creates, the netting also acts as a VISUAL deterrent to potential escape. These brackets are also a popular option for raising the height of a fence when creating a Side-Alley (fence to house) enclosure.
- 24.15 incl. GST per bracket
Contact us to order or for more information.
The items below are to give you an indication of what you will require to build your enclosure. We do not stock or sell these items but they are available at most hardware stores.
Wire rope grips
2 per run of wire rope.
1 turnbuckle per run of wire rope.
For fixing to timber surfaces. 1 per metre of wire rope run against timber, plus one at each angle and end of run.
For fixing to concrete or masonry surfaces. 1 per metre of wire rope run against concrete or masonry, plus one at each angle and end of run.
For fixing to steel surfaces. 1 per metre of wire rope run against steel, plus one at each angle and end of run.
For fixing through structures. 1 per metre of wire rope run where required, plus one at each angle and end of run.
5 per metre (20cm apart) when used with edging rope to attach directly to structures.
4 clips per metre of wire rope.
Cheaper alternative to Net-clips, packs of 100. 4 zip-ties per metre of wire rope.