Hicat® units come complete with an Install pack containing instructions, fixings & tools so all you will need to install your floor-to-ceiling Hicat® is a stepladder, pencil & drill but having a small mirror to hand will also be useful if you've ordered a Tomcat or Fatcat.
You can download install instructions on our PDF Downloads page before your unit arrives or review step-by-step instructions online for our floor-to-ceiling or wall mounted units.
Two Pairs Of Hands Are Better Than One
Manoeuvring larger Tomcat & Fatcat units into place can be tricky if you're on your own so we would recommend getting some help when installing these units.
We recommend that some ballast is placed inside these units to prevent them toppling over during boisterous play - a couple of 5kg sandbags from the garden centre should do the job - if you've ordered a taller bespoke unit then we suggest increasing the weight to make sure there's no chance of the unit toppling.
Products are hand assembled noting that we recommend filling them with dry silica sand to act as ballast - silica sand is also known as silver sand & this is the type you find at garden centres or pet shops.
One 5kg bag is normally enough to weigh down Pipe for an average size cat but we recommend using 7.5kg as this completely fills the Pipe - Stand Pipe & the legs on Stool should be half filled.
NB Please ensure that when filling your unit that the sand is completely dry as moisture trapped inside the could cause damage.
Units come complete with fixings & tools to assemble units.
To assemble a stacked unit start by placing the Base upside down on top of a Body & insert the nut into the connector inside the Body - attach the Base with a bolt plus washer through the Base into the Body.
Connect Body units together using a long bolt & nut - connectors are universal so fixings can be installed inside either end of the Body units & either way up is fine.
Connect the Lid using the short bolt - screw the bolt through the top connector inside the the Body & attach the lid.
Feet should be fixed into the 6 pre-drilled pilot marks that are set-out equi-distance around the end caps of the units.
Cat Wall™ Installation
Tiles come with install packs that contain fixings & bits - you will need a drill, medium size cross headed screwdriver, spirit level & steel tape measure to install your Cat Wall™ noting that if you don’t have a spirit level there is a work around using just a tape measure.
Please visit our install page for instructions on installing your Cat Wall™.
It's important that you read the installation instructions paying careful attention to the safety notes & make sure that your Hicat® is correctly installed & stable before you allow your cat/cats to play.