Non-Standard Units

Below are some of the more popular non-standard features that we've been asked to fabricate but because our units are made-to-order we have the ability to fabricate to customer specific requests so if you have something particular in mind then please get in touch.

 
 

Tomcat & Fatcat Wall Mounted Units

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Tomcat & Fatcat units can be fixed to a wall rather than ceiling by using a Wall Fixing Kit - these units are normally between 1800-2200mm in height & have a Bird Nest feature on top of the unit, sometimes with a climb-through Worm Hole Bird Nest on Fatcat units.

The Wall Fixing Kit allows Tomcat & Fatcat units to be installed 180mm from the wall - this is to give your cat some room to climb & play around the back of the unit but this standard spacing measurement can be modified to between 60-240mm when placing your order.

We generally recommended leaving a minimum gap of 300mm between the top of the unit & your ceiling so that your cat can sit upright while perching on top of the unit - units can also be rotated & installed with the Access Holes facing in any direction.

Another variation for wall mounted units is a Double Deep Bird Nest feature that increases the standard 60mm depth to 120mm, which means that there is still a recess after a cushion is installed - this feature is also particularly good as a sleeping area for multi-cat households.

Tomcat & Fatcat Wall Fixing Kit (£24)
Bird Nest feature instead of Wrapped End Top Cap (included)
Worm Hole Bird Nest (£12)
Double Deep Bird Nest (£12)

 
Wall Mounted Fatcat 4 finished Natural Coir

Wall Mounted Fatcat 4 finished Natural Coir

 
Worm Hole Bird Nest Feature

Worm Hole Bird Nest Feature

Wall Fixing Kit

Wall Fixing Kit

Double Deep Bird Nest

Double Deep Bird Nest

Double Deep Bird Nest with Fat Pad installed

Double Deep Bird Nest with Fat Pad installed

 

Polecat Wall Mounted Units

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To compliment Tomcat & Fatcat wall mounted units we've developed a fixing so that Polecat units can also be wall mounted.

The assembly differs from the Tomcat & Fatcat Wall Fixing Kit as the connection is made by attaching a top cap to the top of the Polecat & this is secured to the wall rather than fixing through the back of the units as per Tomcat & Fatcat.

The size of the top cap determines the position of the Polecat from the wall - a 120mm gap between the unit & the wall is normal but this can be increased/decreased between 60-180mm.

The top cap is normally given a waterfall edge to soften the profile & like the Tomcat & Fatcat Wall Fixing Kit it's supplied with all of the necessary screws, connectors & a drill bit for installation.

Please note that the maximum height of your wall fixed Polecat is your ceiling height less 200mm or so - this is because the top cap is secured from above using a screwdriver.

Polecat Wall Fixing Kit (£24)

 
Polecat Wall Fixing Top Cap

Polecat Wall Fixing Top Cap

Polecat Wall Fixing Top Cap

Polecat Wall Fixing Top Cap

 
 

Features & Options

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Non-standard features & options can be added to standard units including Peep Hole rotation, Acrylic & Painted MDF End Caps plus extra &/or re-positioned Access Holes & Shelves.

Additional Access Hole (£40)

Additional Tomcat Full Shelf (£24)
Additional Tomcat Crescent Shelf (£32)
Additional Fatcat Full Shelf (£30)
Additional Fatcat Worm Hole Shelf (£40)

Change in Access Hole position (£8)
Change in Shelf position (£8)
Change in Peep Hole vertical position (£4)

Polecat 8mm Acrylic End Caps (£12)
Tomcat 8mm Acrylic End Caps (£40)
Fatcat 8mm Acrylic End Caps (£52)
Bobcat 8mm Acrylic End Cap (£26)

 
Fatcat Access Hole
Tom Acrylic End Cap

Tom Acrylic End Cap

Pole Acrylic End Cap

Pole Acrylic End Cap

Tomcat Peep Hole Rotation +80

Tomcat Peep Hole Rotation +80

 

Finishes

The standard Black Twist Pile internal finish in our units can be specified in a White Twist Pile as an option to brighten up the inside of our units - we sometimes also have other finishes available to order as a Special.

Another non standard finish option is to specify the internals of the unit in Coir as opposed to Black Twist Pile - Coir is slightly better to grip than Twist Pile so if you think your cat will be spending lots of time running up & down the inside of their Hicat® then you may want to consider this finish noting that the shelves & internal can be finished in the standard Black Twist Pile or Coir.

White Twist Pile internal (+10%)
Coir internal with Coir or Twist Pile shelves/base (+10%)

 
Coir Internals with Crescent Shelf

Coir Internals with Crescent Shelf

White Twist Pile carpet

White Twist Pile carpet

Coir Internal with Black Twist Pile Shelves/Base

Coir Internal with Black Twist Pile Shelves/Base

 
 

Tall Bobcat Units

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Bobcat units can be fabricated as extra tall units & have additional Access Holes & Shelves included - typically these units are 1000mm & have two Access Holes with a Full or Worm Hole Shelf between them & sometimes with a Double Deep Bird Nest.

Height increase (£20 per 10cm up to 100cm tall)
Worm Hole Bird Nest top cap (£12)
Double Deep Bird Nest (£12)
Flat Top Cap instead of Bird Nest feature (£12)

Full Shelf (£30)
Worm Hole Shelf (£40)
Change in shelf position (£8)

Additional Access Hole (£40)
Change in Access Hole position (£8)

We recommend placing ballast in the base of standard Bobcat units to prevent units from toppling & don't advise going above 1000mm high for these special units but if you do want something taller you always have the option of using a Wall Fixing Kit to install a +1000mm high unit or even a Special Freestanding Fatcat.

 
 

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Tomcat & Fatcat units can be fabricated as non-standard wall mounted units with Bird Nest tops - these are our most affordable units for customers who want to give their cat climbing opportunities with that all important high perch & quite sleeping area.

 
 

Sloping Ceiling Units

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Units can be fabricated with an Angled Top Cap detail so that they can be installed under a sloping ceiling - the Angled Top Cap can be fabricated to match the ceiling angle but please remember that because of this Top Cap detail these units can not be rotated around their central axis like other units.

Because this detail tends to be very specific we price this adaption on application.

We can also supply extra long ceiling connectors free of charge to span the gap that's created when a standard unit is installed under a sloping ceiling as an option to the Angled Top Cap detail.

 
 

Fatcat Install Option

Customers with concrete or lathe-and-plaster ceilings that can't be drilled into have the option of using a Ceiling Clamping Kit or Ceiling Spacer to install their Fatcat - they are used instead of drilling a hole for the ceiling connecting pin for the Hicat® to locate in to.

Ceiling Clamping Kit

Ceiling Clamping Kit

Tomcat Two Piece Join

Tomcat Two Piece Join

 

Because Tomcat & Polecat have smaller footprints these types of install options are not available for these units.

 
 

Two Piece Units

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Polecat, Tomcat & Fatcat units can be fabricated as two piece units with a Wrapped End detail between the sections - this is normally to aid delivery or access arrangements into the customers home.

Pricing is as follows:

Two Piece Join in Polecat (£24)
Two Piece Join in Tomcat (£48)
Two Piece Join in Fatcat (£64)

 
 

+3040mm High Units

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Polecat, Tomcat & Fatcat units can be fabricated taller than the standard maximum 3040mm height up to a ceiling height of 4800mm as a one piece unit.

Polecat +3040mm height (£12)
Tomcat +3040mm height (£20)
Tomcat +3040mm height (£30)

Polecat height increase (add £4 every 10cm)
Tomcat height increase (add £16 every 10cm)
Fatcat height increase (add £20 every 10cm)

We always offer a word of caution to customers thinking about ordering extra tall units as climbing to the top & can be daunting for some cats (& their owners) - also, units with four Access Holes will have a large internal span between the third & fourth Access Holes, which could be difficult for some cats to climb down through if descending from the top Access Hole inside the unit.

 

Installation

 
 

Ordering Your Hicat®

Please use the Order Form at the bottom of the standard Product Pages to order your unit noting any non-standard features in the Makers Notes section & we will advise on the cost against the final specification as part of the order confirmation process.