Below are some of the more popular bespoke units that we've made but because Hicat® products are made-to-order we can make to any customer specific request so if you have something particular in mind then please get in touch.
Tomcat & Fatcat Wall Mounted Units
Tomcat & Fatcat units can be fixed to a wall rather than ceiling by using a Wall Fixing Kit - these units are normally between 1820-2220mm in height & have a Bird Nest feature on top of the unit, normally with a climb-through Worm Hole Bird Nest on Fatcat units.
1820mm high Tomcat 4 & Fatcat 4 units have the upper Access Holes repositioned 400mm lower on the unit to accommodate the shorter unit height & are usually specified with climb-through shelves under each Access Hole to act as an internal ladder.
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.
The Wall Fixing Mount comes in unfinished MDF as standard but can be painted on request.
We generally recommend leaving a minimum gap of 300-400mm depending on the size of your cat between the top of the unit & your ceiling so they 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.
Wall mounted units can also have a Double Deep Bird Nest feature that increases the standard 60mm depth to 120mm.
Polecat Wall Mounted Units
To complement 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 gap between the Polecat & wall is set at 120mm but this standard spacing measurement can be modified to between 60-180mm. .
The top cap has 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 the length of the screwdriver that you will use to install the unit - this is because the top cap is secured from above so clearance is needed.
Freestanding Fatcat 4
With the addition of a bespoke floor plate we've created a completely free-standing version of our Fatcat 4 - the second, third & fourth Access Holes were positioned 400mm lower than standard to reduce the units height down to 1830mm.
Climb-through W2, W3 & W4 Worm Hole Shelves have been specified under each Access Hole along with a Worm Hole Bird Nest to allow full height internal climbing.
To create this freestanding unit we had to develop an internal mounting collar that is concealed in the bottom of the Hicat® & this construction gives the unit the strength to turn it in to a free-standing structure when secured to its 720mm diameter base.
Fatcat 1, 2 & 3 versions of this unit can also be fabricated but unfortunately Tomcat & Polecat units don't have a big enough footprint to allow us to make these in a freestanding option.
We've experimented with a modular freestanding version of our Fatcat, which we named Catapilla™ - it's made up of interconnecting stackable compartments that can be rotated independently of each other in 360°.
The Body compartments are 400mm tall & there's a 470mm high Bird Nest Top compartment to finish off the unit - it can be stacked four units high when mounted on its 720mm diameter base.
Polecat Wall Shelf
Polecat units can be fabricated with an integrated wall mounted shelf which is typically finished in a white paint finish but can be sprayed with a colour then lacquered - the Polecat can be floor-to-ceiling or wall mounted & are particularly good for customers on a budget who want to give their cat a high perch.
Tomcat 1 & Fatcat 1
Tomcat & Fatcat units can be fabricated as bespoke 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 & quiet sleeping area.
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.
+3040mm High Units
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 your special unit in the Makers Notes section & we will advise on the cost against the final specification as part of the order confirmation.