# Quote Calculator

The Quote calculator can be used to give you an idea of cost and to order a kit for a straightforward garden. If you are unsure of how to measure your garden, you can use our enquiry form and let us put together a quote for you.

## Things to consider before ordering your DIY kit

If ordering DIY kits you will need to be able to source a small selection of timber locally. For example the upright supports and the 6by1 backing board you attach to the up right supports.

#### Pole type - timber or aluminium?

We recommend aluminium poles for DIY. They come complete with pre-drilled pole end plugs that slot into the end of the poles to hold the spring loaded axles, saving time and the risk of error. They can be shipped to you by courier, require less maintenance going forwards and are best for agile cats who can exploit any twist or warp in a wooden pole.

We have to deliver timber poles, which can take longer to arrange. You will need to drill 60mm into the end of each pole. It is crucial the hole is in the centre of the pole. We can supply a drilling jig and 13mm drill auger to achieve this. Unlike aluminium, wood as a natural product is impacted by environmental factors such as the extremes of weather we are routinely experiencing. If a warp or twist effects the spinning of the pole, it will need to be replaced. A timber system will need more maintenance than the aluminium.

#### Have I considered the rule of 6 foot?

Are my fences/walls a minimum of 6 feet? Can I raise the height with trellis? Are there any potential jump platforms my cat might use within 6 feet of the top of the system that will need extra protection?

## How to Measure Your Garden

1. Calculate the number of starter kits required

A starter kit contains two brackets, fitted one at each end of a double pole run. These are ‘handed’ either left or right as you view the poles. Shown in the diagram as SK.

2. Calculate the number of inner corners

An inner corner is a corner that measures 90°. Shown in the diagram as IC.

3. Calculate the number of outer corners

An outer corner is a corner that measures 270°. Shown on the diagram OC.

4. Measure the length of each side

Our calculator can be used for gardens with up to eight sides. Enter the length of each side in metres. Our sample garden has five sides, marked A-E.

## Important!

Your fence or wall must be at least 6ft high for the system to be effective.

At Katzecure we have a simple but essential rule we work by – the rule of 6ft. The height of your fence or wall needs to be at least 6ft high for the system to be effective. If it isn't the simplest way to increase the height is by adding trellis. Additionally, any platform your cat can jump from either needs to be 6ft away from the top of the system or have extra protection. For example, if you had a BBQ, bins or a tree close to the boundary fence, you would need to either raise the height of the fencing or protect the platform by building a roofed area over the BBQ or bins or a tree protection around the tree.