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How to install cat proof netting for balcony in rental apartment?

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How to install cat proof netting for balcony in rental apartment?

Hey there! We live in a rental apartment and would like to know if you have any ideas on how to build a cat proof enclosure? Any tips would be great. We can't drill holes etc. I am thinking suction cups/sticky hooks (that don't damage paint) and some netting? Thanks for the ideas!


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Re: Cat proof netting for balcony (rental)

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Seifer. It's sensational to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about creating a cat-proof enclosure.

From your description, I presume you want to enclose this whole balcony and have the netting run between the balustrade and the ceiling? Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable with you using temporary solutions like suction cups and sticky hooks. There is a reasonable chance that they would release from the wall/ceiling on a hot day and under the tension of the netting. 


Would you be able to take some additional pictures during the day so our helpful members can see what else you could work with? I trust they'll have plenty of ideas of how you can secure the netting adequately without installing permanent fixings. Please take a close-up picture of anything on the ceiling that sticks out or looks like something could be attached to it.


You might also like to check with your body corporate to see what visual changes are allowed on your balcony. If they were relatively strict, you might find that adding netting to a balcony is not permitted.


I look forward to those additional pictures and assisting in finding a workable solution.


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