Cat Flap Fitter Bridport Dorset (DT6): To give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Bridport home. Cats which are kept inside, as with people, can show signs of irritability. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to world outside via a cat flap. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what sort of cat flap should you go with?
Essentially, aat its most fundamental is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through. Naturally, this is very basic, and will not be good enough for most Bridport cat owners, who would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated model can be improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and access or leave your house, thus preventing some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar can access your property. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to use a model of cat flap that identifies your cat's microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and permit only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Being able to lock it in position is important no matter which cat flap you're purchasing. For added security, the majority of cat flaps have a 4-way locking system these days. This allows your cat flap to permit entrance into your property only, be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This provides you with alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the option to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with some of the more expensive models.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be pretty straightforward if you have a solid wood door on your Bridport house, and respectable DIY abilities. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fittings require a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BRIDPORT
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes too. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
A trustworthy Bridport cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your existing panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. As a part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted neatly into. You might have a one or two week wait for this pane to be produced, but if you need a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once you have received your new adapted pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. It will now be possible to fit the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber doors are the easiest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in Bridport. It is often wise to call on an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're at all dubious about cutting a big hole in your door. This type of task won't be too costly and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, since some door panels are steel lined for additional security. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could decide to install a cat flap in an outside wall of your property in Bridport. Needing considerably more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely better left to a professional, if it is to be executed successfully. Almost all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also possible. Installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on either end to enable your furry friend to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bridport - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a similar size. An experienced Bridport cat flap installer will be glad to take off your old device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any damage to the door, window or wall on which it is mounted.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing pane which has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way is vital. If it's found this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIDPORT
There are several professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in the Bridport area, that offer cat flap installations through whatever door or construction you need. There are several ways of tracking down a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Bridport tradesman, and been very happy with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always try to obtain three or four different quotations before making your choice, and remember that cheapest may not always be best. Enquire about any guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, in case something happens to go awry.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Bridport will supply you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bridport and also in nearby places like: Shipton Gorge, West bay, Dottery, Chideock, Broadoak, Bothenhampton, Eype, Symondsbury, Higher Eype, Burton Bradstock, Bradpole, Salwayash, Watton, North Chideock, Pymore, Allington, Walditch, together with these postcodes DT6 3AA, DT6 3NR, DT6 3FR, DT6 3JQ, DT6 3JJ, DT6 3PE, DT6 3FN, DT6 3JP, DT6 3NJ, DT6 3LN. Local Bridport cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01308 and the postcode DT6. Verifying this can make sure that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Bridport home and business owners can benefit from these and various other comparable services.
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is important for maintaining the comfort and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats. A well-weatherproofed cat flap prevents wind, cold draughts and rain from seeping into the house, ensuring a warm and dry environment for both the feline and the occupants. A tight barrier against the weather is achieved with cat flaps that have superior quality insulating materials and seals. For shielding the entrance from harsh climatic conditions, another idea is to install a weatherproof tunnel extension. To maintain the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a cozy and weather-protected space for the cat, routine maintenance is essential, including checking seals for wear and tear. (51847 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Bridport)
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Also here, local cat lovers can obtain quotes. Would your property benefit from the installation of a cat flap? Why not get a quote today?: North Chideock cat flap fitters, Walditch cat flap fitters, Bothenhampton cat flap fitters, Chideock cat flap fitters, Dottery cat flap fitters, Pymore cat flap fitters, Salwayash cat flap fitters, Shipton Gorge cat flap fitters, Symondsbury cat flap fitters, Broadoak cat flap fitters, Bradpole cat flap fitters, Burton Bradstock cat flap fitters, Higher Eype cat flap fitters, Eype cat flap fitters, Allington cat flap fitters, West bay cat flap fitters and more. These and other towns and settlements are covered by and associated tradespeople. Their valuable expertise and know-how comes into play when ensuring the correct and secure fitting of your cat flap on your property. With professional installation, you can be confident that your cat flap not only meets your pet's needs but also aligns with your home's aesthetic and safety requirements. By simply clicking
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