Bespoke Features

Below are some of the more popular bespoke options that we've made but because Hicat® products are made-to-order we have the ability to fabricate to any customer specific request so if you have something particular in mind then please get in touch.

 

Peep Hole Repositioning

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Peep Holes can be repositioned from their standard position to the left up to -80º or to the right up to +80º at no extra cost - you can advise on any adjustments in the Makers Notes section when placing an order.

Peep Holes can also be placed at different vertical positions on your unit but this will incure a charge. 

Tomcat Peep Hole Rotation +80

Tomcat Peep Hole Rotation +80

 
 

Additional & Repositioned Access Holes & Shelves

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Additional Access Holes & Full or climb-through Crescent & Worm Hole Shelves can be added or standard Shelf & Access Holes repositioned at different heights - a popular bespoke option is to reposition Access Holes on Tomcat 4 & Fatcat 4 so that units can be specifed at a lower unit height than the standard minimum 2240mm ceiling measurement or shorter Wall Mounted units or Freestanding Fatcat 4.

The standard cap on 2 & 3 Access Hole units can also be repositioned or even removed to allow full height internal climbing - additional caps can also added to cut off internal climbing or create separate compartments.

Please note that because of the fabrication methods used we can't rotate Access Holes in different positions around the unit (they have to face in one direction only, one above the other) but if you are specifically looking for this feature then our Catapilla™ product would be the perfect choice. 

Access Hole

Access Hole

 
 

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.

Another variation for Bobcat 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. 

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 bespoke Freestanding Fatcat.

 

End Caps

 

Standard wrapped ends can be replaced with Acrylic End Caps to give the unit a sharper more architectural feel - we can also produce end caps in sprayed MDF, aluminium & wooden finishes.

Tom Acrylic End Cap

Tom Acrylic End Cap

Pole Acrylic End Cap

Pole Acrylic End Cap

 
 

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 into.

Ceiling Clamping Kit

Ceiling Clamping Kit

Ceiling Spacer

Ceiling Spacer

 

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.

 

+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.

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.

 

Ordering Your Hicat®

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