Cat Flap Fitter Billericay

Billericay Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Billericay Essex (CM11): Installing a cat flap doesn't only save you the effort of having to open the door every time the cat decides to stroll in or out, it also affords your cat more independence and improves it's quality of life. Cats kept indoors, just like humans, can often show signs of irritation. Having accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what form of cat flap should you fit?

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A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer protection from the weather. Obviously, this is very basic, and won't be good enough for most Billericay cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it could be appropriate for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.

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As this option permits other cats or creatures to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced a bit by holding the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.

A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar could possible get into your house, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.

The kind of cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in Billericay feline access security. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one cat it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in close proximity.

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The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter which cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to permit access into your home only, be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This provides you with alternatives for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. Some of the higher end models can be programmed to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.

If you've got a wood door in your property in Billericay, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. However, if it has to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. These situations call for the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap installer or carpenter, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this kind of installation project.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, along with its thermal attributes. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Billericay cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current unit and order the new one. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This can take two weeks or so to produce, however it is the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have acquired your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. Your cat flap can then be installed.

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External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for cat flap installations in Billericay, as was previously mentioned, are wood doors. If you are uncertain about cutting a hole in your front door, it's a good move to call in a specialist to undertake the project for you. This type of project is relatively inexpensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your cat will be climbing through an expertly fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your fitter will need to ascertain what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for added security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always elect to install a cat flap into an external wall of your house in Billericay. This kind of installment is definitely better left to the pros, as it requires much more skill and equipment to accomplish. You can pick out a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model which permits entry via a pillar. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A cat flap can then be fitted to both sides of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Billericay - If your window, wall or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. You local cat flap fitter will remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the wall, window or door, and fit a new flap for your cat.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.


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In and around Billericay there are a number of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals with regards to obtaining a decent cat flap fitter. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend someone who has done work for them, then you will have a similar experience.

If it isn't possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get three or four different quotations from local handymen before making a decision. It is generally advisable not to always opt for the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, in case something should go awry.

If you take your time and choose a reliable Billericay cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a top quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give good service to yourself and your pet for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is the most important thing.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Billericay and also in: Herongate, West Hanningfield, Great Burstead, Mountnessing, Stock, Hutton, Ingrave, Ramsden Heath, Crays Hill, Ramsden Bellhouse, Little Burstead, together with these postcodes CM11 2EZ, CM11 1AA, CM11 2DQ, CM11 2AT, CM11 1HB, CM11 2DZ, CM11 2EN, CM11 2AZ, CM11 2BH, and CM11 1ES. Local Billericay cat flap installers will most likely have the dialling code 01277 and the postcode CM11. Checking this out can guarantee that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Billericay home and property owners will be able to benefit from these and many other comparable services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain cat flap installation estimates from local providers.

Automatic Cat Flap Installation

Cat lovers in Billericay can now provide their furry friends with independent access through the use of automatic cat flaps. 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 unauthorised entry. Some of these automatic cat flaps can also be designed to unlock and lock at specific times of the day, providing extra security and control for pet owners. With automatic cat flaps, cats can exit and enter as they wish, without requiring the assistance of their owners, making it easier for pets to enjoy the outside world. Moreover, automatic cat flaps can also act as a safeguard against unwanted animals or creatures, creating a safer and more comfortable environment for both pets and owners.

Cat Flap Positioning Advice

When it comes to installing a cat flap, the position of the flap is crucial for both the safety of your home and the convenience of your cat. By considering different elements such as the layout of your home, the size and breed of your cat and possible security risks, a professional cat flap fitter can offer expert guidance on the ideal position for your cat flap.

Their assistance can aid you in finding the optimal position for the flap, ensuring that your cat can access it easily and intruders cannot. You may be advised by them to avoid placing the flap near a hedge or fence, which could be used as a point of entry to your garden, or to position it higher to stop small animals from entering your property.

As well as their other offerings, a professional cat flap fitter in Billericay can recommend the type of cat flap that would be most appropriate for you, for instance a microchip-enabled or electronic cat flap. They can also take your cat's unique preferences and needs into account, such as their level of adventurousness or timidness, and recommend a position that would cater to their behaviour. Seeking expert advice on cat flap positioning can help you steer clear of common errors and make sure that your cat flap is installed in the best and most advantageous position.

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Also find: Crays Hill cat flap fitters, Ramsden Heath cat flap fitters, Little Burstead cat flap fitters, Hutton cat flap fitters, Herongate cat flap fitters, Ingrave cat flap fitters, Ramsden Bellhouse cat flap fitters, Mountnessing cat flap fitters, West Hanningfield cat flap fitters, Great Burstead cat flap fitters, Stock cat flap fitters and more. There are companies who install cat flaps in all of these towns and localities. Their skill and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the correct and secure installation of your cat flap on your home. You can have confidence that a professionally installed cat flap will cater to your pet's needs while also fitting in with your home's aesthetic and safety needs. If you're a local home or property owner looking to obtain competitive and accurate cat flap installation quotes tailored to your specific needs, just click here.

Billericay Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Billericay Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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(This cat flap fitter Billericay information was revised and updated on 13-06-2024)