Cat Flap Fitter Bridgwater Somerset (TA5): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Bridgwater home gives your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats which are kept indoors, much like people, will show signs of frustration. Having accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both physically and mentally. However, what type of cat flap is most suitable for your situation?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat move through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most cat owners in Bridgwater, who would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it could be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
As this option can allow other creatures or cats to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced to some extent by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your property unless it is fitted with this special collar. Once again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, since any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar may be able to access your home. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
A model of cat flap which is can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in Bridgwater feline access security. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got several cats). The flap is unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing exit or entry to animals that have a microchip.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it's of a type that can be locked. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, permit only admittance into your home, permit only exit from your home, or have two-way exit and entrance capability. This provides you with options for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap functions. Based on your pet's and your needs, there is even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with several of the more expensive models.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be quite straightforward if you have a solid timber door on your Bridgwater house, and reasonable DIY skills. But, if you are intending to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BRIDGWATER
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your new cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure your current double glazed unit and have a local Bridgwater glazing firm make a new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. This might take one or two weeks to produce, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new pane of glass shows up, the installer will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for cat flap installations in Bridgwater, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. If you are uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to bring in an expert to complete the task for you. A project like this is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty will be using a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You or your fitter will have to determine what the internal construction of you door is, because for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always opt to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your home. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more expertise and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely better left to a specialist. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also an option. A neat square shaped hole will have to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap can then be attached to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bridgwater - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. A competent cat flap installer in Bridgwater will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is necessary to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIDGWATER
There are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Bridgwater area, that provide cat flap installation through whatever door or fabrication you require. There is no better strategy for tracking down a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you will have a much similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least three different quotes from local handymen before deciding. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Ask if they provide any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something goes amiss when the work is carried out.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Bridgwater you will wind up with a quality product, that's properly fitted, and that will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Bridgwater and also nearby in: Wembton, Haygrove, Cossington, Chilton Trinity, Sydenham, Bawdrip, North Petherton, West Huntspill, Newtown, Huntworth, Riverside, Stawell, Puriton, East Bower, Pawlett, Hamp, Dunball, together with these postcodes TA6 3BE, TA6 3EE, TA5 2EZ, TA6 3JF, TA6 3HZ, TA6 3JD, TA5 2GU, TA6 3BH, TA6 3PH, TA6 3JG. Local Bridgwater cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode TA5 and the dialling code 01278.
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There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Bridgwater cat flap installer including small cat flaps, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, automatic cat flap installations, cat flaps in metal doors, electronic cat flap installations, conservatory cat flap installation in Bridgwater, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation price quotes, cat flap repair in Bridgwater, cat flap services, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in doors, Catmate cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors Bridgwater, and more. If there are some other Bridgwater cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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In Allen Road, St Michaels Close, Southbrook, Timberscombe Way, Spring Lane, Dunkery Road, Bradfield Close, Chaucer Close, Dukes Mead, Burrow Drove, Durleigh Hill, Tuckerton, Dodington, Baymead Lane, Docks, Crows Lane, Blackdown Road, Bridgwater Road, Carlton Drive, Crossfield Close, Charlynch Road, Church View, Stogursey Lane, Clare Street, Alfoxton Road, St Matthews Field, Brendon Road, All Saints Terrace, Shellthorn Grove, Brent Road, as well as the following Bridgwater area postcodes: TA6 3BE, TA6 3EE, TA5 2EZ, TA6 3JF, TA6 3HZ, TA6 3JD, TA5 2GU, TA6 3BH, TA6 3PH, TA6 3JG, property owners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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