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Cat Fence: Covering the Balcony

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce of Mesh Plastic. Welcome to the fourth and final video of our series dedicated to cat fences. Today we will talk about how to cover the balcony to ensure the safety of our feline friends. If you have a balcony or terrace and want to prevent your cat from getting out, this is the perfect solution for you. Among all the options, this is probably the easiest to achieve for several reasons that I will explain shortly.

Types of Mesh to Use

To begin, it is important to know that there are two main types of mesh that you can use for this type of work:

  • Soft polyethylene meshes: These meshes are very easy to use and are knotted, as you can see in the picture. They are ideal for those looking for a practical and quick solution.
  • Metal meshes: These meshes have tight links, thin wires, and are often hot-dip galvanized. Although they are a bit more complicated to install compared to soft meshes, they offer greater resistance and durability over time.

In the case of metal meshes, it will be necessary to use wire tensioners to create tension and tie the mesh securely. This requires a bit more work, but the final result will be very robust.

Anchor Points

Regardless of the type of mesh you choose, it is essential to create anchor points on the perimeter of the balcony or terrace. You can use the balcony above, your railing, or if necessary, ask for permission from your neighbors. It will still be necessary to make some holes and insert dowels to fix the structure.

A very practical solution is to use rods. As you can see in the picture, these can be screwed into a metal structure, or you can use eye screws in the masonry to insert the rods. If you do not want to use rods, a well-tensioned wire or steel cable can do the trick, still creating a solid frame to anchor the mesh.

Aesthetics and Functionality

In addition to functionality, it's important to consider the aesthetics of the fence. A well-made frame not only improves the appearance of your balcony but also makes the installation of the mesh easier. For those with a bit of ingenuity and DIY skills, it is possible to create a sliding mesh, similar to a curtain, using guides and rollers. This solution is particularly practical and allows you to open and close the mesh as needed.


In conclusion, creating a cat fence on the balcony might initially seem like a complex task, but with the right materials and a bit of patience, the result will be excellent. Remember that the fence should be to your liking because it will accompany you in your daily life. A well-made fence will not only ensure your cat's safety but also improve the appearance of your balcony.

Thank you for following this video series. If you have any questions or need further advice, do not hesitate to contact us. Subscribe to our channel if you haven't already and visit our websites: and You will find a wide range of meshes, rods, fixings, and everything you need to create your fence.

See you soon, bye!

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