Cat Flap Fitter Burnham-on-Crouch Essex (CM0): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Burnham-on-Crouch house helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having access to the world outside by means of a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good idea to you, what kind of cat flap should you opt for?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is fixed over it to give a bit of protection from the elements. The majority of cat owners in Burnham-on-Crouch would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although this could be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.
This standard model is still a long way from being ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to get into your house, nonetheless it can be improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it is equipped with this special collar. The drawback here is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar could possible get into your house when using this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices and can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The next level in feline access security is to consider a model of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip. The microchip number is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in position is essential regardless of what cat flap you are purchasing. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable entrance into your home only, enable only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This provides you with a variety of solutions on how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. The facility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you have a wood door on your home in Burnham-on-Crouch, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should not even attempt to tackle it yourself. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented handymen who are ready to undertake such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazing door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be installed into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its thermal insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Burnham-on-Crouch cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and put in an order for a brand new one. So that the cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it can take a week or so to manufacture. As soon as your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of the cat flap will then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for new cat flap installations in Burnham-on-Crouch, as was stated earlier, are wooden doors. If you are somewhat hesitant about making a hole in your front door, you may be happier hiring an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to end up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels have got a steel lining for added security, which can cause some problems. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always elect to install a cat flap into an outside wall of your house in Burnham-on-Crouch. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more equipment and expertise to install, so it's definitely best left to a specialist. You will find there are a couple of options for this sort of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) style. This installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get out of and into your home whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Burnham-on-Crouch - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. An expert Burnham-on-Crouch cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, wall or window on which it's mounted.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazed pane that's been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH
There are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing firms in the Burnham-on-Crouch area, that offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you require. There is no better approach to locating a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for referrals. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can be certain that you will be pleased too.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local tradesmen before coming to a final decision. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go with the cheapest quotation. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Burnham-on-Crouch you should finish up with a high quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Burnham-on-Crouch and also nearby in: Stoneyhills, Eves Corner, Tillingham, Rochford, North End, Bradwell-on-Sea, Purleigh, Maylandsea, Ostend, Cold Norton, Mundon, St Lawrence, Wallasea, Althorne, Steeple, Southminster, and in these postcodes CM0 8LQ, CM0 8TU, CM0 8DJ, CM0 8QJ, CM0 8TT, CM0 8HW, CM0 8AL, CM0 8AX, CM0 8GL, CM0 8HZ. Locally based Burnham-on-Crouch cat flap installers will probably have the postcode CM0 and the phone code 01621. Checking this will confirm you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Burnham-on-Crouch householders can benefit from these and countless other comparable services.
Essex Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Essex cat flap installation enquiries: Romeo Mooney recently requested a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Shoeburyness, Essex. Harri Hewlett was looking for someone to install a locking cat flap in a patio back door in his semi-detached house in Dedham, Essex. Alicia and Ralphy Hull recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass back door in North Weald Bassett, Essex. Norah and Dev Woodford recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in Thorrington, Essex. Rishi and Lyla Hogg recently asked for an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in Bulphan, Essex. Luca Paton recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a wooden door in a cottage in Manningtree. Aubrey and Alby Heath recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Ingrave, Essex. Mr and Mrs Sellars recently requested an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Point Clear, Essex. These Essex homeowners did a search for "cat flap fitter Essex" and located this website on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.
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