What are Flat cats?

What are Flat cats

More about Flat cats window protection

Flat Cats are a lightweight and effective method of allowing fresh air into your room while stopping your cat from falling out of a window by slipping on the window ledge, and possibly causing injury.

What are Flat Cats made from?

The Flat Cat mesh is pvc coated fibreglass mesh. The aperture is slightly smaller to that used in mosquito netting. Flat Cats are sized to suit most standard sized windows with a tailored border for extra strength.

How do Flat Cats attach to the window frame?

No need to drill holes into your window frames! - The Flat Cat itself has a 5cm border of hook and loop fixings machined to the mesh and going all the way around. The "loop" part of the fixings are machined into the mesh and the "hook" part of the fixings are supplied, adhesive backed, to attach directly to the flat part of the window frame.

The Flat Cat attaches to the window frame by using corresponding self adhesive fixings of 2cm width. Each Flat Cat is supplied with TWO sets of 2cm wide fixings to enable you to use a single set if you wish (if you have narrow window frames) or to double up with 4cm of fixings (2 sets of self adhesive fixings) if you wish.

The Flat Cat is held on the window through the pushing together of the hook and loop fixings. Once fitted the Flat Cat can be applied and removed in seconds whenever you need it. Flat Cats are suitable for either wood or UPVC window frames. 


Fitting a Flat Cat to your windows is really easy.

Are fitting instructions provided?

Yes, fitting instructions are provided with each Flat Cat. We estimate that it will take around 2-3 mins to fit a Flat Cat to your window - It really is that easy?

Can I use the same Flat Cat window protection on multiple windows in the house?

Yes - Bear in mind that each Flat Cat comes with 1 set of window attachments but you can buy extra sets from only £9.00 inc P&P and VAT from this site Our window fixings come in either Black or White so you can be sure that these window attachments will be as unobtrusive as possible. Click here to purchase extra window fixings.

Can I take the Flat Cat window protection down when it is not in use?

Of course, simply pull it from the window frame (The hook and loop attachments are designed to be used time after time), then roll the Flat Cat window mesh up and store till required again. The window attachments should be left in place.

Do you provide different colour window fixings?

Don't worry, we supply window fixings in both Black and White. Simply make your choice when buying online. Obviously the majority of windows are white so white fixings would be the obvious choice. However, where frames are dark brown or dark grey the black fixings may be the better choice. 

Do Flat Cats offer any other benefits?

Yes - If you have a home office you know how annoying it is when insects fly into your room, especially when you are working on your computer in the evening. Because the Flat Cat mesh has the same size apertures as mosquito nets it will stop nearly all insects from entering your room. You therefore can prevent flies, wasps, bees and even spiders getting in.

How do I check that my windows are the correct size for Flat Cats?

We have a special sheet to help you through this. Simply click here to download, print, and then, armed with a tape measure, check the window in question to make sure that it is the correct size.  

If the window you wish to protect is not a standard size you can still have a Flat Cat. We have a "custom made" facility on this site where you can order any specific size. Click here to download our window sizing sheet that will help you decide which Flat Cat you need.

I have a question which is not answered here.

No problem - We are always delighted to hear from anyone regarding Flat Cats and you can contact us by either completing our online enquiry / question form or simply by giving us a call on (01526) 833660 - We really look forward to hearing from you.

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