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Cat Flap Fitter Blandford Forum Dorset (DT11): Putting in a cat flap doesn't just save you the hassle of having to open the door every time your cat chooses to stroll in or out, it also gives your cat extra independence and enhances it's quality of life. Cats are quite like humans in many ways, and will likely show signs of irritability and frustration if kept indoors for significant periods of time. Giving your pet accessibility to world outside via a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, what form of cat flap should you put in?

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A cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat go through. Naturally, this is really basic, and will not be adequate for most Blandford Forum cat owners, who would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although it may be suitable for an outhouse door or fence panel.

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This basic design is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or animals to enter your house, nonetheless it can be improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.

Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. This requires your cat to have a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and access or leave your house, hence preventing some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar could possible access your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier. Access is limited to your feline friend alone, delivering an additional layer of security and control.

The next step-up in feline entrance security is to use the type of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.

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Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. Currently, nearly all cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking system for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only exit from your home, enable only entry into your property, be fully locked, or have 2-way exit and entrance capability. This gives total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. A few top-end models can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.

Fitting a cat flap yourself can be pretty simple if you've got a solid timber door, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. Although, if it needs to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt it by yourself. Such situations require the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its thermal attributes, strength and security. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.

An experienced cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new purpose made pane. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or two to produce. Once you've obtained your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane installed. The installing of your cat flap can then be undertaken.

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External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden door panels are the least complicated alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Blandford Forum. If you are a bit unsure about cutting a hole in your front door, you might be better off hiring an expert handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of undertaking will not be too costly and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You or your fitter will have to find out what the interior construction of you door is, since for extra security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel type.

Wall Installation - If you don't want to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you could get a cat flap installed in an external wall. Calling for considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to a professional, if it is to be completed correctly. You could go with a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle version that enables entry via a pillar. A neat square hole will have to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to permit your cat to come in and out as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Blandford Forum - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a window, door or wall, but it is broken or not working properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A professional Blandford Forum cat flap fitter will be glad to remove your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, door or wall on which it is attached.

Before attaching the new cat flap in double glazing which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been cut and installed accurately is crucial. If it is found that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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In the Blandford Forum area there are several handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services in windows, doors or walls. There are several ways of tracking down a good cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from family and friends. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Blandford Forum tradesman, and been very happy with the outcome, you can consider that they will likewise do an excellent job for you.

If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendations, always obtain 2 or 3 different quotations before making a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse.

An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Blandford Forum will provide you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.


Both owners and their cats reap many benefits from the installation of a cat flap:

  1. 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.
  2. Independence for Cats: Providing outdoor access for exploration and exercise, and catering to their curiosity, cat flaps align with the independent disposition of cats, enhancing their happiness and promoting better health.
  3. Better Control: Programmable advanced cat flaps, capable of being synced with your cat's microchip or a tailored collar tag, ensure that only your cat operates the flap, offering you absolute control of their movements in and out.
  4. Enhanced Security: Equipped with locking mechanisms, many cat flaps can be adjusted to permit only particular cats entry, while keeping out undesired visitors. This functionality boosts home security by obstructing the ingress of strays and potential threats.
  5. 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.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Blandford Forum and also in nearby places like: Charloton Marshall, Blandford St Mary, Shillingstone, Pimperne, Langton Long Blandford, Stourpaine, Tarrant Keyneston, Child Okeford, Bryanston, Littleton, Durweston, as well as in these postcodes DT11 1SA, DT11 7DX, DT11 7GB, DT11 7FW, DT11 7HZ, DT11 1TH, DT11 1ST, DT11 7EG, DT11 7BB, and DT11 7FH. Locally based Blandford Forum cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01258 and the postcode DT11. Checking this out can ensure you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Property owners in the local area are able to utilise these and various other similar services. Need a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find trusted tradespeople to provide free cat flap installation quotes.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flap weatherproofing is important for maintaining the comfort and safety of both outdoor and indoor cats. A dry and warm environment for the feline is ensured by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, preventing rain, wind and cold draughts from seeping into the house. For a tight barrier against the weather, choose cat flaps with superior quality seals and insulating materials. An additional option to shield the entryway from harsh climatic conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. Regular maintenance, including checking seals for deterioration, guarantees the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a comfortable and weather-protected space for your furry companion. (25068 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Blandford Forum)

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Blandford Forum Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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Also find: Bryanston cat flap fitters, Littleton cat flap fitters, Charloton Marshall cat flap fitters, Stourpaine cat flap fitters, Durweston cat flap fitters, Blandford St Mary cat flap fitters, Child Okeford cat flap fitters, Tarrant Keyneston cat flap fitters, Shillingstone cat flap fitters, Pimperne cat flap fitters, Langton Long Blandford cat flap fitters and more. The majority of these localities are catered for by people who fit cat flaps. Their expertise and skill is invaluable when it comes to making sure that your cat flap is securely and correctly fitted on your property. With professional installation, you can be confident that your cat flap not only meets your furry friend's needs but also aligns with your home's aesthetic and safety requirements. Local property owners can get cat flap installation quotations by going here. So, why not get started on your cat flap installation today!

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