Hi, Haven't been on the forum for a while, been busy with work etc. I have setup building cat towers/activity centres after my friends were asking for one for there house and then there friends etc. Here is a bit of info about them. There are some much more fancy ones out there to buy, but every one of them i see looks like i will fall over at any given minute, which is what spurred me into building a big tough robust one. Heres an advert i posted else where online ---------------------------------------- I first built one of these after buying a cat activity centre from the local pet shop. It cost me around £80, looked great had lots of little scratchers and platforms etc. It wasn't until i started assembling it that i realised i would be lucky if it lasted a few months, the posts were wobbly, and the thing as a whole was just cheaply put together and not very strong. My cats did enjoy trashing it i must admit, but it took them about 8 weeks and it was ready for the tip. So i decided to build my own, with strong, durable, and comfortable/fun for the cats being my main objective. Its built from good quality chipboard, covered in carpet. The boxes (bedding areas) are screwed together, as the ladders are screwed to the unit (6 screws) but apart from these 6 screws, the whole of the unit breaks down within 5 minutes. All of the supports and platforms, are connected by push fit tubes for ease. The 9 tube supports are covered in carpet (it would cost an absolute fortune to cover them all in sisal rope), and there are 2 sisal rope covered scratch posts on top. It is a large, heavy unit, and it WILL last. The one in the photograph was used for 4 years BEFORE the picture was taken. Yes, we do realise that the animal in the photo, is in fact, a dog, but i like this photo as it illustrates well the strength of it. Try and put a german shepherd dog on one of those activity centres from the pet shops. The overall width is 38", length is 43" and the height (to the top of the highest scratch post) is just over 2m, about 6 foot 2. Because the scratch posts are solid, screwed to the unit, cats tend to use them alot more and they actually stopped scratching our wall paper since putting this in our home. I try to build these as cheaply as possible, so that i can charge the best price possible to customers, whilst it still being worth my time. The one in the photograph, i purchased carpet offcuts as the carpet is very expensive as there is a lot of it. I wasn't too strict on the colours, as it was for our own home, but let me know and i can try and keep to a colour scheme for you as best as i can. If you want it an exact colour, with strict orders on which parts are particular colours, contact me first as i will have to see if i can get hold of the carpet at a price cheap enough that wont end up in me making a loss. Otherwise, just give me an idea of some colours and i will of course use them appropriately. I have been thinking a black/dark gray platforms with white or light coloured posts would look good but not used these yet. I am in Manchester, and have transport, so if the address is within Manchester i will deliver and assemble the unit within your home at no extra cost. If you are outside of this area, the item is for local pickup, or i may be able to travel a bit further at an extra cost for fuel, contact me about that. They are built to order, so when buying, let me know a colour scheme to follow, it will take a few days for me to complete, at the very most 7 days, but thats persuming i struggle for the carpet. Any questions just ask. ------------------------------ As you can see im fairly open about the costs of material etc, im not making a fortune, just about enough to make it worth while making them. If anyone on here is interested they are £130, that includes brand new fleeces for in bedding areas, the scratchers on top, delivery (within manchester) and assembly in your home. For people outside Manchester if you contact me we may be able to arrange something.