Cat Flap Fitter Ashford

Ashford Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Ashford Kent (TN23): To give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Ashford house. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Having accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both mentally and physically. But what kind of cat flap is most suitable for your situation?

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The simplest sort of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Most cat owners in Ashford would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although this could be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.

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This simple design can be improved on to some degree with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way from being perfect because it enables other cats or creatures to enter your home.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your house, hence keeping out some undesirable visitors. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, as any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar can gain access to your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet. This makes sure that only your purrfect companion gains access, providing an extra layer of security and control.

Having a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines in Ashford. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). The flap is unfastened whenever your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting entry or exit to animals that have a microchip.

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Being able to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you're purchasing. For extra security, the majority of cat flaps feature a four way locking system nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, permit only access into your home, permit exit only, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This will provide you with a variety of choices on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there is even the option to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the more advanced devices.

If you've got a wooden door in your house in Ashford, installing a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. But, if you are looking to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should seek outside assistance. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazed window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can not be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its insulating properties. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.

A trustworthy Ashford cat flap fitter will diligently measure up your current panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. As a part of its construction this new double glazing pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This is the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a week or two to manufacture. Once you have obtained your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. The cat flap will then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as already stated, the simplest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Ashford. If you're a little unsure of creating an opening in your back or front door, you might be better off hiring an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of project will not be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some door panels are steel lined for extra security. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into your door, you could elect to install your cat flap in an external wall of your property. A wall cat flap entrance calls for considerably more skill and equipment to fit, so it is certainly better left to a specialist. You can choose a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version which permits access through a pillar. Installation entails a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap can then be attached to both sides of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ashford - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. You local cat flap fitter will remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.

When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be necessary to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.


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Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are many handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants in and around Ashford who will be ready to help. There are various ways of tracking down a reliable cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they have had comparable work done by a local Ashford tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the result, you can consider that they will likewise do a first-rate job for you.

If you can't find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always get 2 or 3 different price quotes before coming to a final decision, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. Check whether they provide any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something goes amiss when the work is undertaken.

If you take your time and choose a reliable Ashford cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a top quality product, that's installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your cat for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Ashford and also in: Great Chart, Kennington, Little Chart, Willesborough, Bilting, Wye, Brook, Westwell, Hinxhill, Hothfield, Shadoxhurst, Challock, Mersham, Beaver Green, Smeeth, together with these postcodes TN23 3JH, TN23 1RQ, TN23 1DR, TN23 1AT, TN23 1PD, TN23 3BN, TN23 1NG, TN23 3AE, TN23 1QU, and TN23 1EP. Locally based Ashford cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode TN23 and the dialling code 01233. Verifying this should ensure you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Ashford residents can utilise these and lots of other related services. To get cat flap installation quotations, you can click on the "Quote" banner.

Are Cat Flaps Good for Cats?

Increased independence and freedom are among the benefits that cats can enjoy from using cat flaps. Access to the outdoors or other designated areas at their own discretion is granted to feline companions through these small doors, stimulating their natural exploration and curiosity instincts.

Cat flaps contribute to the overall well-being of cats by enabling them to engage in regular exercise and mental stimulation. In Ashford, cat owners can enjoy the convenience of cat flaps, which eliminate the need to constantly open doors or windows for their pets. However, certain considerations should be made, such as the cat's safety from potential threats outside and the potential for unwelcome animals to enter the home.

Additionally, cat flaps may be unsuitable for some cats, particularly those with health problems or behavioural issues. Crucial to assessing the suitability of a cat flap for a particular cat is proper supervision and evaluation of individual circumstances. Before installation, it is important to make certain that cats are adequately trained to use the cat flap and comfortable with the concept.

Automatic Cat Flap Installation

Automatic cat flaps are an ingenious solution for cat owners in Ashford who need to give their furry companions the freedom to come and go as they please. These flaps are fitted with sophisticated technology, such as RFID sensors and chips, which can identify the presence of a cat and grant them access, thus restricting unauthorized entry. Some of these automatic cat flaps can even be designed to lock and unlock at certain times of the day, providing further security and control for cat owners. The best thing about automatic cat flaps is that they provide pets with unrestricted access to the outside world, even when their owners are not present, thereby removing the requirement for manual intervention. Furthermore, automatic cat flaps can serve as a deterrent against undesirable pests or animals, fostering a safer and more comfortable living space for both pets and people. Ensuring a proper and secure installation, hiring a glazier, handyman or carpenter to install an automatic cat flap is crucial for maintaining the structural integrity of your building and minimizing the risk of harm or damage.... READ MORE.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

To ensure the comfort and safety of both outdoor and indoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is crucial. A cat flap that is properly weatherproofed prevents wind, draughts and rain from seeping into the house, ensuring a warm and dry environment for the feline. Cat flaps with high-quality insulating materials and seals form a tight barrier against the weather. Also, consider installing a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entrance from harsh weather conditions. To maintain the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a weather-protected and comfy space for the cat, routine maintenance is essential, including checking seals for damage and deterioration. (13579)

Ashford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Ashford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Ashford cat flap installer including the fitting of electronic cat flaps into composite doors in Ashford, cat flap replacement, electronic cat flap installation, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation in walls, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches, cat flap positioning advice, Staywell cat flap installation, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into single glazing, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Ashford, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap upgrades in Ashford, cat flap maintenance & cleaning, Catmate cat flap installation, cutting out for a cat flap, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap security, cat flap training advice, cat flap installation in wooden doors Ashford, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flap installation in glass doors, 4-way cat flaps, small cat flaps, large cat flaps, cat flap services in Ashford, cheap cat flaps, cat flap accessories, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in patio doors, and more. If there happen to be additional Ashford cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Ashford professionals will inform you of their entire range of services.


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Also find: Mersham cat flap fitters, Smeeth cat flap fitters, Little Chart cat flap fitters, Hinxhill cat flap fitters, Beaver Green cat flap fitters, Challock cat flap fitters, Westwell cat flap fitters, Great Chart cat flap fitters, Shadoxhurst cat flap fitters, Willesborough cat flap fitters, Wye cat flap fitters, Brook cat flap fitters, Hothfield cat flap fitters, Kennington cat flap fitters, Bilting cat flap fitters and more. All these towns and villages are served by professionals who fit cat flaps. Their knowledge and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and proper installation of your cat flap on your home. Relying on professional installation, you can be assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's aesthetic and safety criteria. Local cat owners can get cat flap installation quotations by going here.

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