Fastening & Clips

A wire-rope cable system is the most common method of attaching netting to hard surfaces such as cement, brick, vinyl and composite fencing. This is also the method used for the majority of professionally installed Catnets DIY catios. It is cost-effective, gives a neat and professional finish and requires the least amount of drilling.

This method involves the installation of a STEEL WIRE ROPE which sits flush against your wall and then acts as a support for the net to hang. The netting is then attached to the wire rope using our C-CLIPS or cable ties.

How To Measure Up and Order

Step 1: Measure the length of wire required. This may be the length of a wall, the perimeter of a veranda or other. Try to keep the length of any one individual run of wire to a maximum of 65 feet.

Step 2: Determine which type of screw eye or bolt to use:

  • Eye Bolt Head Expansion Anchor - Brick, Concrete, Hard Surfaces
  • Screw Eye - Timber
  • Surface Eyelets – Vinyl Fences, Composite Fences, Metal Surfaces
  • Eye Bolt with Nut - Miscellaneous

Calculate the number of eyelets you will require to guide the wire along its path. We recommend 1 eyelet per 1 foot and a half plus any additional guiding the wire around corners etc.

Step 3: For each run of wire, you should order 1 turnbuckle and two wire rope grips. The turnbuckle will tension the wire and the wire grips will hold the wire in position at each end.

Step 4: Weave Edging Rope through the edge of the netting to create a strong seam. Then use 4 C-Clips per foot to attach the netting to the stainless wire cable. 

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Catnets U-Shape Nails U-Nails Bulk 670pk

U-Nails Bulk 670pk

$21.95
U-Nails are a simple, effective and affordable option for installing netting onto a timber surface. The U-Nails can be attached directly to the netting, however Catnets recommends "edging" your net...
Catnets Wire Rope Fastening & Clips Netbolt Eyelet

Netbolt Eyelet

$2.00
Heavy Duty corner eyelet suitable for anchoring into hard surfaces such as masonry & concrete. Hammer the bolt into the pilot hole then twist the bolt to secure. M6 x...
Catnets WIRE ROPE FASTENING & CLIPS Crimping Pliers + Alum Crimps 100pk

Crimping Pliers + Alum Crimps 100pk

$38.00
Crimps are used for larger installations and by professional installers as an alternative to wire rope grips when terminating wire runs. These Crimping Pliers are required when using the crimping...
Catnets Wire Rope Fastening & Clips Wire Rope Bulk 25m Roll

Wire Rope Bulk 25m Roll

$44.00
25m Roll. Our high quality stainless steel rope is strong yet flexible, making it easy to work with and ideal for creating a wire-rope cable system for net installation. 1.8mm...
Catnets Wire Rope Fastening & Clips Wire Rope Grip

Wire Rope Grip

$3.50
The Stainless Steel Wire Rope Grips are a tensioning device, used to lock the wire in a loop around both the eye of the Turnbuckle and the relevant fitting at the...
Catnets WIRE ROPE FASTENING & CLIPS Crimping Pliers (+ Wire Cutters)

Crimping Pliers (+ Wire Cutters)

$29.00
Crimps are used for larger installations and by professional installers as an alternative to wire rope grips when terminating wire runs. These Crimping Pliers are required when using the crimping...
Catnets WIRE ROPE FASTENING & CLIPS Aluminium Crimps 100pk

Aluminium Crimps 100pk

$10.50
Bag of 100. Crimps are used for larger jobs, and by professional installers as an alternative to using wire rope grips to terminate wire runs. The reason for this is...
Catnets WIRE ROPE FASTENING & CLIPS Aluminium Crimps

Aluminium Crimps

$0.50
Crimps are ideal for larger installations and an alternative to using wire rope grips to terminate wire runs. They are quick and easy to install using a pair of Crimping...
Catnets U-Shape Nails U-Nails 40pk

U-Nails 40pk

$5.00
U-Nails are a simple, effective and affordable option for installing netting onto a timber surface. The U-Nails can be attached directly to the netting, however Catnets recommends "edging" your net...
Catnets Wire Rope Fastening & Clips C-Clips Bag/500

C-Clips Bag/500

$15.00
The C-Clips are used to clip our 19mm Cat Netting onto Stainless Steel Wire rope. This system offers a very neat and secure means to attach the cat netting. Pack...
Catnets Wire Rope Fastening & Clips C-Clips MINI Package (includes 30 clips)

C-Clips MINI Package (includes 30 clips)

$15.95
The C-Clips are used to clip our 19mm Cat Netting onto Stainless Steel Wire rope. This system offers a very neat and secure means to attach the cat netting. 1...
Catnets Wire Rope Fastening & Clips C-Clips Package (includes 530 clips)

C-Clips Package (includes 530 clips)

$30.95
The C-Clips are used to clip our 19mm Cat Netting onto Stainless Steel Wire rope. This system offers a very neat and secure means to attach the cat netting. 1...