Cat Flap Fitter Basildon

Basildon Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Basildon Essex (SS13): An effective way to give your cat more independence and improve it's quality of life is to fit a cat flap on an external door or wall of your home in Basildon. Cats are just like humans in a lot of ways, and will sometimes start to show signs of frustration and irritability if kept indoors for lengthy periods of time without a break. When your cat is allowed instant access to the world outside by means of a cat flap, there's a far better likelihood of it staying both physically and mentally healthy. So, you think it's a good idea, but precisely what is best type of cat flap for your pet?

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The most basic type of cat flap, is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to give protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through it. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most Basildon cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it could be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.

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This uncomplicated design is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other animals or cats a way to enter your house, nonetheless it can be improved on by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.

Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't leave or access your home. The downside is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar could possible access your property when using this type of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is an RF cat flap and collar system which offers a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user. An extra layer of security and control is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry friend gains access.

Choosing a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's micro-chip, is the next level in entry security for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your microchipped pets to exit or enter.

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The ability to lock it in position is vital regardless of what cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that it has the capability to allow exit only, allow admittance into your house only, be fully locked, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This will give you a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the high end models.

If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, if you've got a solid wood door on your Basildon home. However, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it yourself. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation project.

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Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal insulation properties. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances.

It is necessary to get a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Basildon cat flap installer will measure your existing pane and order a brand new one. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. This might take a week or two to manufacture, but it's the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, the old glass unit will be removed, and the new adapted one put in its place. The installation of the cat flap will then be carried out.

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External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for cat flap installations in Basildon, as was previously mentioned, are timber doors. If you're somewhat hesitant about cutting an opening in your door, you may be better off bringing in an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This type of undertaking won't be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels are steel lined for extra security, which might cause issues. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut a hole in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you can have a cat flap installed within an outside wall. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to a specialist, if it is to be completed successfully. Nearly all wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. Installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on both ends to allow your feline friend to come in and out as it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Basildon - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can still be used so long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. A good cat flap fitter in Basildon will be able to remove the old cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the door, window or wall.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is necessary to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. The glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found that this isn't the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.

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Whether you would like your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing companies in and around Basildon who will be willing to help. There's no better way of tracking down an excellent cat flap installer than by asking family and friends for referrals. You can be certain that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you will likely get a much similar service.

Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, seek three or four quotes from local Basildon cat flap fitters. Study these price quotes closely and do not automatically go with the cheapest quotation, since this will not necessarily be the best. See if you can get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.

If you take care and choose a competent Basildon cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Basildon and also in nearby places like: Nevendon, Runwell, Dunton, Galmington, Crays Hill, Fobbing, Bulphan, North Benfleet, Rawreth, Great Burstead, Eastgate, Vange, as well as in these postcodes SS13 1AX, SS13 1RA, SS13 1RH, SS13 1RE, SS13 1HF, SS13 1PT, SS13 1AQ, SS13 1PQ, SS13 1PW, and SS13 1EZ. Locally based Basildon cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code 01268 and the postcode SS13. Checking this out should guarantee that you access a local cat flat fitter. Householders in the local area can utilise these and various other related services. Just click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get quotes for cat flap installation.

Basildon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Basildon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Basildon cat flap fitter including the fitting of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors, cat flap removal, glazing repair and replacement, cat flaps in metal doors in Basildon, cat flap installation in glass doors, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Basildon, cat flap accessories, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, small cat flaps, electronic cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap security, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors Basildon, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into patio doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into conservatories in Basildon, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap weatherproofing, Petsafe cat flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors Basildon, cat flap upgrades, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into porches, electronic cat flaps, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap repair, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flaps in patio doors, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Basildon cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in cat flaps. Basildon professionals will be happy to tell you about their full range of cat flap installation services.

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Also find: Dunton cat flap fitters, Bulphan cat flap fitters, Galmington cat flap fitters, Runwell cat flap fitters, North Benfleet cat flap fitters, Fobbing cat flap fitters, Great Burstead cat flap fitters, Rawreth cat flap fitters, Crays Hill cat flap fitters, Vange cat flap fitters, Eastgate cat flap fitters, Nevendon cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in all these towns and areas. Their valuable expertise and know-how comes into play when ensuring the secure and proper installation of your cat flap on your home. With a cat flap installed by a professional, you can be sure that it serves your pet's needs and is in keeping with your home's safety and design considerations. By clicking here, local homeowners can get cat flap installation estimates.

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(This cat flap fitter Basildon information was edited and updated on 13-06-2024)