Cat Flap Fitter Brentwood Essex (CM13): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Brentwood home provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept inside, as with people, can often show signs of irritability. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, precisely what form of cat flap should you opt for?
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is simply that. A piece of bendable material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. Although this might be appropriate in a shed door or garden fence panel, most cat owners in Brentwood would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home.
Since this solution can allow other cats or animals to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some extent by keeping the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your home unless it is fitted with this special collar. The reality that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your house, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
Having a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines. The micro-chip number is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, permit exit only, enable entry into your house only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This offers you solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap operates. The ability to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's needs is also a possibility with some of the top-end models of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid timber door on your Brentwood property, and reasonable do-it-yourself abilities. However, if it has to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have all the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BRENTWOOD
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. It's simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A dependable Brentwood cat flap installer will meticulously take the precise measurements of your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure where the cat flap will be installed. This could take a couple of weeks to manufacture, however it's really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you have received your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. The fitting of your cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wood door panels are, as I mentioned previously, the easiest alternatives for cat flap installation in Brentwood. If you're unsure of making a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to contact a professional to complete the task for you. This sort of project will not be too costly and is worthwhile doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some doors are steel lined for extra security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be better to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your home in Brentwood, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more skill and equipment to install, so it's definitely best left to a professional. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled version that permits access through a pillar. A square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can get out of and into the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Brentwood - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be essential to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the pane must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRENTWOOD
In the Brentwood area there are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing companies who provide cat flap installation services for walls, windows or doors. There are a variety of ways to track down a reputable cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from family and friends. If they're happy to recommend someone who they've used, you can guarantee that you will be happy too.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get three or four different quotations from local tradesmen before deciding. It's generally sensible not to automatically go for the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and make sure it's backed up in writing, in case something should go amiss.
If you take care and choose a dependable Brentwood cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your furry friend for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Brentwood and also in: Doddinghurst, Shenfield, Peartree Green, Heath Park, Hornchurch, Little Warley, Kelvedon Hatch, Pilgrims Hatch, Hutton, Warley, Great Warley, Ingrave, Navestock, Billericay, Fox Hatch, together with these postcodes CM13 1BA, CM13 1BX, CM13 1AS, CM13 1DY, CM13 1NR, CM13 1AU, CM13 1QW, CM13 1NW, CM13 1SE, CM13 1EJ. Locally based Brentwood cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01277 and the postcode CM13.
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In the Essex area you can also get: St Osyth cat flap installers, Great Wakering cat flap fitters, North Weald Bassett cat flap fitters, Coggeshall cat flap installation, Hawkwell cat flap installation, Weeley cat flap fitters, Brightlingsea cat flap installation, Chipping Ongar cat flap installation, Canewdon cat flap installers, Epping cat flap fitters, Great Chesterford cat flap fitters, Little Hallingbury cat flap installation, Cressing cat flap fitters, Wivenhoe cat flap fitters, South Ockendon cat flap installation, Thorpe le Soken cat flap installation, Ramsey cat flap installation, Benfleet cat flap fitters, Great Bentley cat flap installation, Little Clacton cat flap installation, Steeple Bumpstead cat flap fitters, Rainham cat flap installation, Danbury cat flap installation, Parkeston cat flap installation, Shoeburyness cat flap fitters, Winchelsea Beach cat flap installers, Felsted cat flap installation, Chigwell cat flap installation.
All throughout Essex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the perfect cat flap fitter in Brentwood itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Brentwood Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Brentwood cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in uPVC doors Brentwood, Catmate cat flap installation Brentwood, cat flap removal, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, conservatory cat flap installations in Brentwood, small cat flaps Brentwood, dog flap installation, cat flap replacement, Staywell cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, 4-way cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installations Brentwood, cat flap installation in metal doors, pet flap installations in Brentwood, and lots more. If there are additional Brentwood cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Brentwood
Over the last twelve months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Brentwood streets: Talbrook, The Dell, Cory Drive, St Nicholas Grove, Arnolds Farm Lane, Courage Walk, Copper Beeches, Beech Avenue, The Briars, Birdbrook Close, Brook Road, Chafford Gardens, Broad Meadow, Thoby Lane, Crossby Close, Shenfield Crescent, Alexander Lane, Salmonds Grove, Trotwood Close, Briarwood, Burland Road, Sandringham Road, Ashdon Close, The Spinney, Arterial Road, Browne Close, Cleves Avenue, Cedar Road, and in these Essex postcodes: CM13 1BA, CM13 1BX, CM13 1AS, CM13 1DY, CM13 1NR, CM13 1AU, CM13 1QW, CM13 1NW, CM13 1SE, CM13 1EJ.
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