Why are PVCu cat pens better?

By April 23, 2015 April 24th, 2015 About Pedigree Pens
Chelmsford Cats Protection

PVCu: The best material for modern animal housing.

Pedigree Pens pioneered the use of PVC for cat pens and other types of animal housing (read about the difference between PVC uPVC and PVCu). Up until then, the choice for cattery builds consisted of timber frames, masonry or metal cages. If you’re not sure of the benefits of PVCu cat pens over timber, masonry or metal, then feel free to call us on 01684 299567 and we will be happy to talk you through the pros and cons. In the meantime, here’s a short run down of the pros and cons of construction materials:


One of the biggest advantages of PVC over another materials is the increased hygiene and ease of cleaning. Timber and masonry constructions can be very awkward and time consuming to keep clean and hygienic; PVC on the other hand takes just a quick wipe over the surfaces with any standard cleaning product.

Read more about How To Keep Your Cat Pen Hygienic

Thermal Efficiency

PVC cat pensĀ are manufactured from the same thermally efficient materials asĀ modern windows, doors and conservatories. Pedigree Pens keep animals warm in the winter and cool in the summer, ensuring standards of animal welfare are a priority. Each pen is thermally insulated to keep the warm in and the cold out, and enhanced by our optional thermostatically controlled heaters. The white frames reflect heat and direct sunlight in the warmer months to keep the cat pens comfortable all-year-round.


PVCu maintains its strength, shape and durability for many years, unlike timber which is prone to warping, weathering and degradation. Cheap wood products end up costing many more times the cost of PVCu in repairs and replacements over the years, whereas a Pedigree Pen will last a lifetime.


Because Pedigree Pens manufacture cat pens using the latest computer aided design technology, our pens can be tailored to your exact dimensions and specifications. Every piece of the PVC construction is built to a strict ‘machine’ tolerance to match your design to the millimetre. This takes the guess work out of the installation and ensures you have the right pen to fit your space.


Pedigree Pens are quick to install and can be erected in a matter of hours. You can buy the pen as a flat-packed kit, or opt to have our installation team do the job for you. You can even dismantle and re-site the pens should you decide on a different location at a later date.