Here is what my netting plan is,
My Balcony is divided into two sections. The top section is 3.4 meters wide by 1.4 meters tall (from the top of the railing). The second section is a small opening (0.07 m by 3.4 m) that runs along the bottom under the main frame.
7' by 14' mesh from Home Depot ($21.99 CAD). There isn't a link at the home depot site but this is the same stuff. http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/c...cat_nets/33102
12 - 24 eye screws
8 - 12 mini caribeners
15 meters of cord (haven't decided what to use yet, I was thinking of a very strong fishing line)
1 dowel 3.4 meters long
1 pack of zip ties
1 masonry drill bit (sized for the eye screws) & 1 Drill
Top section of the balcony:
I am going to drill some holes into the brick / concrete up the sides and top of the balcony. Into those holes I am putting eye screws (the screws that have a circle loop at the end of it). Along the sides and top I am going to run a cord through the meshing also into the eye screws. Towards the bottom where we want it to have access to our window boxes I am planning on using mini carabiners to hold the cord / meshing in place. At the bottom I am going to weave the dowl along the lenght of the bottom into the mesh. I am thinking about screwing some of the eye screws into the dowl, so I can clip them into place with the caribeaners.
Bottom section of the balcony:
I am going to cut a section of mesh off (7' = 2+ meters, so that is longer than what I need.) I am going to drill holes into the brick / concrete again along the side and bottom of the balcony. Installing eye screws into these holes. In the same fasion as above weave the cord through the mesh & eye screws. Then I will use zip ties to fasten it to the base of the railing.
Here are a few places where I got the ideas from.http://www.anandr.com.au/pet_enclosure_netting.htmhttp://www.feralcat.com/fence.html