Cat Flap Fitter Bideford

Bideford Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Bideford Devon (EX39): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Bideford house provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can show signs of frustration. Giving your cat easy access to world outside via a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. But, what form of cat flap is most suitable in your case?

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The most rudimentry form of cat flap is essentially that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is very basic, and will not be good enough for most Bideford cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although it might be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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This basic design can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it's still a long way from being perfect as it enables other animals or cats to enter into your home.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your home, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar could perchance access your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier. An additional layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry companion gains access.

A cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline entry security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is nearby.

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No matter what cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold currently feature a 4-way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only access into your premises, enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, or have two-way exit and entrance capability. This provides total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. A few more expensive devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.

Fitting a cat flap on your own can be fairly easy if you've got a solid timber door on your Bideford property, and decent do-it-yourself skills. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented handymen who will be happy to accept such a task.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them their marching orders. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its insulation attributes. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.

A dependable Bideford cat flap installer will carefully measure up your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This may take two weeks or so to manufacture, however it's the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've acquired your new adapted glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new one fitted. It's now possible to fit the cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, wood door panels are the simplest alternative when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your home in Bideford. It's often better to hire the services of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are at all hesitant about creating a big hole in your front door. This sort of task will not be too expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which could cause problems. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always decide to install the cat flap into an exterior wall of your property in Bideford. This sort of installation is definitely best left to a professional, because it requires much more equipment and skill to accomplish. You can choose a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angle version which permits access through a pillar. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole made into your selected wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter your home whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Bideford - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. A reliable cat flap installer in Bideford will be capable of removing the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding wall, door or window.

If the substitute cat flap is being installed into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. If it's found this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.


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In and around Bideford there are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services for doors, windows or walls. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a good cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking friends and family. You can be certain that if they have been happy to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you will have a similar experience.

Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get at least 3 estimates from local Bideford tradesmen. Study these carefully and don't always choose the cheapest quote, since this won't necessarily be the best one. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse for compensation.

If you take care and choose a reliable Bideford cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a high quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your pet for years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.


The use of cat flaps brings a range of advantages for owners and their feline companions:

  1. Reduced Stress: The use of cat flaps means you don't have to keep an eye out and open the door for your cat constantly, thus lowering stress for both yourself and your pet, as it allows for unassisted entry and exit.
  2. Enhanced Security: A variety of cat flaps are designed with locks that can be programmed to allow access solely to specific cats, thereby excluding unwanted guests. This enhances the security of the home by impeding the incursion of stray animals and other potential risks.
  3. Reduced Litter Box Odours: Outdoor access for your cat might mean less frequent litter box usage, leading to fewer cleanings and potentially reducing unpleasant odours in your home.
  4. Convenience for Owners: For owners, the need to break their daily schedules to admit or release their cats is now a thing of the past. This is especially useful for those who have busy routines or erratic schedules.
  5. Independence for Cats: Cat flaps offer cats, inherently independent, the opportunity to explore, exercise, and satisfy their curiosity as they wish, which can result in increased happiness and health.
  6. Better Control: With some advanced cat flaps, programming is possible, allowing synchronization with your cat's microchip or a specific collar tag. This ensures exclusive use by your cat, providing total control over their entrances and exits.
  7. A Reduction in Door Scratching: The frustration of waiting to be let in and out can lead to destructive scratching behaviour near doors. Cat flaps provide an alternative exit and entry point, potentially reducing this undesired behaviour.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Bideford and also in: Landcross, Weare Gifford, Monkleigh, Handy Cross, Instow, Littleham, Westward Ho!, Fairy Cross, Westleigh, Tapeley, Abbotsham, East-the-Water, as well as in these postcodes EX39 2ND, EX39 2NH, EX39 2JR, EX39 2BP, EX39 2EQ, EX39 2QY, EX39 3AH, EX39 3AF, EX39 3AQ, and EX39 2RY. Local Bideford cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode EX39 and the phone code 01237. Verifying this can make sure that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Residents in the Bideford area can benefit from these and countless other related services. Simply click the "Quote" banner to obtain cat flap installation price quotes.

Installing Cat Flaps in Walls

A practical solution can be to install a cat flap in a brick wall rather than a door, but it does require specialist tools and skills. Allowing you to select the perfect spot for your cat's entry and exit, a brick wall provides more flexibility in location without the need to modify your doors.

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Hiring a professional is advisable due to the complex nature of cutting through brick. To ensure the work is done effectively and safely, they possess the necessary tools, such as a bolster or cold chisel and a masonry drill, and the required expertise. The specialist will create a tunnel through the wall, and fit a lining to protect against weather and draughts.

Once installed, the cat flap offers a weather-resistant, durable access point for your furry friend. This setup ensures your doors remain intact while giving your pet the ability to enter and exit, thus enhancing convenience and security. (Cat Flaps in Walls in Bideford)

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Installing a cat flap in one's home provides pets with the freedom to move about, yet it also introduces the challenge of preserving energy efficiency and ensuring weatherproofing. A measure that shields against the chill and dampness is imperative, due to the UK's diverse climate, to ensure the comfort of property owners and their pets is maintained. Advanced cat flaps designed with weatherproofing in mind are essential, featuring insulating materials and magnetic seals that prevent moisture and draughts from penetrating the home.

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Installation is a key factor in the weatherproofing of a cat flap, not just the selection of the right product. To combat severe weather effectively, it's crucial to seal the cat flap properly using waterproof sealants and insulating materials. Moreover, the addition of brush seals on certain cat flaps serves to decrease the incursion of rain and cold air more effectively, keeping the indoor environment pleasant without restricting pet access.

A wise choice for pet owners in Bideford who wish to blend energy efficiency with convenience is to invest in a high-quality, weatherproof cat flap. The benefits of a home that is dry, warm, energy-efficient, and pet-friendly are within reach for property owners who ensure they choose a model built for the UK’s climate and that it is installed correctly. Not only does this approach enhance the cat's quality of life, but it also plays a part in lowering energy costs over the long term. (34465 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Bideford)

Bideford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Bideford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Bideford cat flap fitter including cat flap repair, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap services, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap upgrades, large cat flaps, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors, microchip cat flap installation, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors, small cat flaps in Bideford, pet flap installations, cat flap installation rates, infrared cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap positioning advice, electronic cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap training advice in Bideford, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the installation of cat flaps into uPVC doors, glazing services, cat flap security, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap accessories in Bideford, and lots more. If there are different Bideford cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in cat flaps. Bideford specialists will be happy to inform you of their full range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Weare Gifford cat flap fitters, Fairy Cross cat flap fitters, Landcross cat flap fitters, Handy Cross cat flap fitters, Tapeley cat flap fitters, Monkleigh cat flap fitters, Westward Ho! cat flap fitters, Abbotsham cat flap fitters, Westleigh cat flap fitters, Littleham cat flap fitters, Instow cat flap fitters, East-the-Water cat flap fitters and more. These and other places are served by cat flap fitters and comparable tradespeople. When it concerns the secure and proper installation of your cat flap on your property, their knowledge and expertise is crucial. Professional installation of your cat flap guarantees it will address your canine companion's needs and seamlessly harmonise with your home's safety and aesthetic protocols. Local property owners can get cat flap installation price quotes by simply clicking here. Would your home benefit from the installation of a cat flap? Get a quote today!

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