Cat Flap Fitter Brixham Devon (TQ5): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Brixham property gives your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get irritated and crabby when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your pet accessibility to world outside with a cat flap. So, you're sold on the idea, but exactly what is best sort of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat go through. Most cat owners in Brixham would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although this could be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, but it is still far from perfect as it allows other cats or animals a way to enter into your property.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your home, hence avoiding some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, because any other cat in the area who has a similar collar will be able to gain access to your property. An improvement to this product is a RF cat flap and collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
The next level in feline entrance security is to choose the kind of cat flap that recognises your pet's microchip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). The flap is unlocked when your cat is close-by, only allowing exit or entry to pets that are microchipped.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in position. These days, nearly all cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for added security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be locked fully, permit exit only, permit admittance into your house only, or have 2-way exit and entrance capability. This offers you alternatives for all times of day and night, to have control over exactly how your cat flap functions. The ability to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid wood door on your Brixham home, and respectable DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This kind of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who are glad to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BRIXHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not merely the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the insulation properties as well. In fact, it renders the glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
A dependable Brixham cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your current pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. As part of its structure this new double glazing pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed nicely into. This may take a couple of weeks to produce, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. The fitting of the cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber door panels are the easiest option in relation to cat flap installation on your house in Brixham. If you are a bit hesitant about making a hole in your front door, you might be better off contacting a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project like this will not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your pet has a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your installer will need to ascertain what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall of your home in Brixham, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installment is definitely best left to a specialist, because it requires much more equipment and skill to execute. You could choose a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle version that enables access through a pillar. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at both ends to enable your feline friend to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Brixham - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An experienced Brixham cat flap fitter will be happy to take out your old entry unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, window or wall on which it is mounted.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that's been previously pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been cut and installed correctly is vital. If it's found 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 issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIXHAM
There are many specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies in the Brixham area, who offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or construction you require. There are various ways to find a good cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking friends and relations. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you will probably get a similar service.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 quotes from local Brixham tradesmen. Study these closely and don't always choose the cheapest offer, since this won't necessarily be the best one. Check if they provide any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Brixham you should finish up with a top quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Brixham and also in nearby places like: Dittisham, Kingsweir, Higher Brixham, Boohay, Churston Ferrers, Dartmouth, Woodhuish, Torquay, Sandridge, East Cornworthy, Greenway, Maypool, Paignton, Coleton, Tweenaway, Galmpton, and in these postcodes TQ5 0BE, TQ5 8BY, TQ5 0DA, TQ5 8JW, TQ5 0DT, TQ5 8BB, TQ5 8BZ, TQ5 0RF, TQ5 0DJ, TQ5 0DR. Local Brixham cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode TQ5 and the telephone dialling code 01803.
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All throughout Devon you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the ideal cat flap fitter in Brixham itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Brixham
People living in the following areas and roads have just recently requested cat flap installation services - Metherell Avenue Industrial Estate, Broadacre Drive, Mayflower Drive, Carlile Road, Copythorne Road, Golden Close, Drew Street, Bakers Hill, Glenmore Road, Milton Crescent, South Furzeham Road, Prospect Steps, Park Avenue, Brewery Lane, Smardon Avenue, Milton Park, Doctors Road, Poundsgate Close, Lindthorpe Way, The Quay, Langley Avenue, Peaseditch, Middle Street, Highfield Close, Southdown Avenue, King Street, North Furzeham Road, Raddicombe Drive, King Street, Queens Steps, Eden Park, as well as these Brixham area postcodes: TQ5 0BE, TQ5 8BY, TQ5 0DA, TQ5 8JW, TQ5 0DT, TQ5 8BB, TQ5 8BZ, TQ5 0RF, TQ5 0DJ, TQ5 0DR.
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