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Free plans   for cat enclosures

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enclosure are easy to build. The plans for a cat house &
heated enclosure require no special tools to construct.

    Building the pet home and plans for assembling the
components are shown in detail. It requires only basic
skills. The surrounds of the cat run can be constructed
to suit the space available for the pet owner. If there is
sufficient back yard a cats run that can be rotated over
sections of grass will improve pet comfort and hygiene.

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Insulation for the cat & kitten home can be installed at any stage of building the cats enclosure. An insulated home
reduces the cost of keeping your pet warm. Small heaters suitable for cat enclosures are available on this site.
Details on fitting our pet heater is included in the free plan.

How to build a heated cat enclosure

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The sleeping area of the cats enclosure will have a detachable roof.
Detachable roofs will help in maintaining a hygienic home for pets.
The roof should have a rake (angle) of about 10% to channel water
to the back of the cats habitat. A pets home with heater is the main
structure that will be installed into a cat enclosure.The surrounding
fencing suitable for your cat enclosure are basic items easy to build

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  • A1 and A2 will be the ends of your pet enclosures roof.
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  • A3 and A4 will be the sides of the cat enclosures roof.
  • A5 and A6 will be the ends of the heated cat home base.
  • A7 and A8 will be the sides of the heated cat home base.
  • B1 and B2 will be the ends of the cat enclosure side one.

Plans for building the cat enclosure sides

  • B3 and B4 will be on the panel of side one.
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  • B5 and B6 will be the ply ends of side two.
  • B7 and B8 will be on the panel of side two.
  • C1 and C2 will be the ends of the cat enclosure back.
  • C3 and C4 will be the sides of the cat enclosure back.
  • C5 and C6 will be the ends of the cat enclosure front.
  • C7 and C8 will be the sides of the cat enclosure front.
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Warming sleeping areas
of the cats run will ensure
that your small pet is warm and comfortable in winter


A1 and A2 are = to each other but larger than A5/A6 by approximately 20%.
A3 and A4 are = to each other but larger than A7/A8 by approximately 40%.
A5 and A6 are identical measurements for the cat enclosure.
A7 and A8 are the identical measurements.

Building a cats run.

The base of your cats home
is the first piece of plywood cut to size

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The small weatherproof heater can be built into the cats enclosure or left free standing.
Build a warm cats home plan can be modified to allow the installation of pet heaters into the cats enclosure.


The measurements for the cats sleeping enclosure base panel is guided by the size of your cat or kitten.
Allow an area that is the size of your cat and add extra dimensions that you think will make a warm resting area for
your pet. Do not make the dimensions of the cat run sleeping enclosure to large. A large resting area will not trap the
body heat of your kitten or cat. Large sleeping areas will also be difficult to warm. When you have determined the cat
house size apply them to the base of the cat house and this will become the guide to all of the remaining measurements

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   Heating a cats run will help to conserve your pets energy. Cats use a great
deal of energy to maintain their correct body temperature. Having a heated
cat and kitten enclosure will increase your pets enjoyment of its new habitat.

The following are measurements for the plans for a heated cats run
You, the pet owner, will make the final decision as to what is a suitable for your pet

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               B1 will be the height of your cat plus 20%.
               B2 will be the height of B1 plus extra 20%.

20% is allowance for overlapping of the base plates and other panels

B3 Draw a line connecting edges of B1 and B2 after putting in the B4 This creates rake for the enclosures roof. B4
Warming a cat enclosure     Equal dimensions to A7 & A8 edges. B1 & B5 .. B2 & B6 .. B3 & B8 .. B4 & B7
    Equal measurements to sides of the cat & kitten home

    Cut out the first side of the cats enclosure plan, B1  B2  B3   B4 and use this side as
    template to make the second side B5   B6   B7  & B8. Plywood with different grades
    on the surfaces of the panel will require a template pattern marked on the correct
    sides. This will produce a quality finish to the cat and kitten enclosure exterior.


C1 and C2 are equal measurements to A5 plus twice the thickness of
the plywood being used for the sides of the plans to build a cat run.
  The extra material is required for covering exposed edges when building the heated cat home.
C3 and C4 are equal measurements to B1   B5. All of these panel measurements are the same.
C5 are C6 are equal measurements to A5 plus twice the thickness of the plywood being used
for the sides of the cats house. C7 and C8 are equal measurements to B2 and B6  "indentical"

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   Do not select plywood for cat enclosures that has been treated with chemical. Preservative chemicals may be toxic
for your pet. Selecting the correct building material for the cat enclosure plans is important for your pets health. The
cats run will be exposed to the weather. The building material will need a weather proof coating of lead free paint

Easy access to the cat run for cleaning and replacing litter trays and bedding will be required. The cat run plan can be
modified to fit a suitable entrance. If you'r insulating the cat enclosure use only products that are free from chemicals.

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Select timber for the cat house framing that is approximately two inches square
(50 mm sq). This is suitable for a large cats house or enclosure that can be easily
relocated into different areas of cat / kitten runs. If pet enclosures are remaining in
one position, heavier framing can be used. Use treated timber for your pet enclosure.

The quantity of timber framing required for the cat home to line the inside of the base
plus the sides & the four corners of the cats house should be increased if modifications
such as a window are added to the heated pets shelter. Allow extra timber as guides to
reposition the roof of the cat house & runners under the floor of the cat house base height
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    Metal fittings used in the building of the cats run plans should be galvanized,brass or zinc plated to protect them
from rusting. Use only galvanized or brass plated nails and screws on timber joints that are exposed to the weather.

If your pet has a tendency to chew on objects the meshing used to enclose the cat run should not have a coating that
may be toxic. (dipped galvanized mesh) Parts of the cats run plan can be glued together to produce a strong joint. A
contact adhesive that is water proof can be used in the construction of the cats house frame. Painting for the cats run
should be done with paint that does not contain lead in it. If a pet chews on the habitat or claws the heated cat home
there is a possibility that your cat or kitten may ingest some of the paint that has lead content in it

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blank spacer solar heating   To start building the cats enclosure we start with the base panel.
Line interior borders of the cats house base with the timber framing.
Cut out a section of the front framing the same size as the door opening.
The bottom framing can be retained if a pets door is included into the heated home.

  Screw, glue or nail framing to the cat house base keeping the plywood side flush with the base. Fix the
upright corner pieces of the framing to the side edges of the kitten house. Fit the back of the cats house
next. Ensure that the back plywood sits flush to the outside of the plywood sides and flush to the base.
Then fit the front of the cat and kitten home keeping the edges flush with the sides and base underside.
Place the roof of the cats house in a position that is suitable for the enclosure and fit the roof guides.


Constructing the pets heated home can also be done by adding the timber
framing to the plywood panel before assembly your pets new home.
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   Building windows for your cat run

Use timber left over as runners for the floor to keep the enclosure of the ground.
If large framing has been used to construct the heated cats enclosure a smaller
dimensioned timber may be required for the cat and kitten house windows.

  • To fit a window to the cat house use a piece of cardboard that is the size of the window required.

  • Draw the shape of the pet house window onto a piece of cardboard and cut along the drawn lines.

  • Hold the cut out window shape against the cat & kitten house wall in the position that you require.

  • With a pencil draw the shape onto the selected wall area & cut out the shape. If the window is
    large and there is movement in the wall, make a frame for the window and pin it to the wall.
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  • In cold areas consider omitting windows in favor of retaining heat within the pets home.

Insulating a cats enclosure

To insulate the cats sleeping and resting area a tar paper can be used to line the interior of the cats home. Tar insulation is often supplied with a backing of aluminum foil. Place the foil side of the tar paper facing to the outside of the panel. Insulation batts can also be used for the cat house insulation but the batts must be cut to fit in between the cat / kitten house framing. Both forms of insulating material will need a protective liner to prevent the cats house insulation from attacks. Some cats are allergic to insulating material and testing your cats reaction to a small piece of insulation may be required before building the cat run plans. When you are happy with the structural strength of the cat house sand back any rough areas and paint the new cat house. Depending on the type of structure you have used to build the pet house
painting the cat-kitten enclosure may be easier before installing any insulation


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The plan for a cats enclosure can be fitted with a cat warmer or any other small heater for cats that are
displayed to provide "a pet friendly environment" for your cats enclosure. Heating for cats is
safe and inexpensive with the small cat heater. Keeping your pet warm is so easy with a cat enclosure
fitted with a touch safe heater. The heater for cats is weather proof and will operate safely exposed
to the elements. Building a heated cat enclosure plan and fitting a heater into the new cats enclosure will
ensure your cat and small kitten are warm and comfortable


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Obsolete satellite discs that are your property* are used.

Cat enclosures can be fitted with shelter by using a discarded satellite disc.

The discs are suitable for use as a cat enclosure roof or base for your pets bed.

Take extra care not to damage the surface when constructing the cat enclosure shelter.

Old satellite disc are often in good condition due to powder coated protective paint that prevents corrosion.

Cat enclosures that only require a roof shelter have the choice of supporting the disc roof on a chain or sturdy rope.

  Chain method of roof support can be used in areas protected from the wind

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   Areas that are exposed to winter conditions must have the roof mounted in a manner that provides firm support
without movement in windy conditions. This can be achieved by using an inflexible pole that is fixed permanently.

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Place the other end of the pole onto an existing wall or fence pole that is surrounding the cat and kitten enclosure

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Fittings used to construct the cats shelter should be protected from corrosion. Stainless steel fitting are the best available but can be expensive. Screws and bolts that have been galvanized are also suited for use in the construction of the cats home. Do not leave exposed screws / bolts protruding from your pets home.



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To build and heat a cats home and small pets enclosure the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the cat enclosure. The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any chemicals that may be toxic to your pet should be avoided. Pets cannot be constantly supervised and it is not unusual for them to chew on their enclosures and resting areas. Pet heaters that are used to warm the cat house and all other appliances that have an electrical supply to the pets home must have all the electrical leads positioned in a safe and dry area. When constructing a heated cats enclosure, doghouse, heated kennel, small pets enclosure or heated dogs home organize the positioning of the pets home and all electrical leads and connections before commencing construction. The cat house heater and pet heaters displayed on this web site are weather proof but all connecting leads must be placed in a safe and dry area. Any cat run that you build should not have the enclosures floor resting on the ground. This will only create mildew and make the cats home cold and damp. Rodent control will also be difficult. Face the opening away from any prevailing winds. When using any tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times. Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area. Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised. The free dog house plans and free kennel plans and cut enclosure plan supplied are for personal use only and have all been built and tested for strength and operation and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk. The choice of cat home plan, dog house plan, pet heater or any other building plans for small pets found on this web site and the suitability for the chosen project is entirely your responsibility. You agree to indemnify petheaters from any claims, damages, personal injuries and expenses in regards to any building projects and plans found on this web site. The free building plans for pet homes are for personal use only. * Contact your satellite/cable provider to establish the legal owner of the satellite dish used in the construction of a cat enclosure.
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