Cat Flap Fitter Burnham-on-Sea Somerset (TA8): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Burnham-on-Sea home provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. When constantly kept indoors, cats much like humans, will get irritated and grumpy. Having easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, precisely what form of cat flap should you install?
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Naturally, this is very basic, and won't be adequate for most Burnham-on-Sea cat owners, who would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it could be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
This basic 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 since it allows other cats or creatures to get into your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't get into or leave your home. Once again this is a relatively basic form of cat flap, as any other cat in the Burnham-on-Sea area who's got a similar collar could perchance gain access to your house. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next level in feline entry security is to use a cat flap that identifies your pet's micro-chip. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means it's got the capability to permit exit only, be fully locked, permit only access into your premises, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This gives you a variety of alternatives on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. The facility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
If you're pretty decent at DIY, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your Burnham-on-Sea home. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. This sort of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who will be ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BURNHAM-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the insulation attributes as well. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be done under any circumstances.
An experienced cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made one. So your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. You might have a one or two week waiting period for this to be made, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The fitting of the cat flap will then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Burnham-on-Sea, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood doors. It's often advisable to bring in an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way uncertain about creating a hole in your door. This kind of task won't be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your property in Burnham-on-Sea, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. This sort of installment is undoubtedly best left to an expert, as it calls for far more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are several possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut into your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at either end to permit your furry pal to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Burnham-on-Sea - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can still be used provided that the new flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the door, window or wall, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been cut and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BURNHAM-ON-SEA
In and around Burnham-on-Sea there are many professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing companies who provide cat flap installation services for doors, windows or walls. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations with regards to locating a first-rate cat flap installer. If they have had comparable work completed by a local Burnham-on-Sea tradesman, and been over the moon with the outcome, you can consider that they will likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If it's not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get at least 3 different quotations from local handymen before coming to a decision. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go with the cheapest option. Check whether they supply any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go amiss when the work is undertaken.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Burnham-on-Sea you should wind up with a top quality product, that is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Burnham-on-Sea and also in: Walrow, Weston-super-Mare, Southwick, East Brent, Bason Bridge, East Huntspill, Watchfield, Brent Knoll, Berrow, Wedmore, Huntspill, Highbridge, Alstone, Edithmead, Lympsham, Mark, and in these postcodes TA8 1PU, TA8 1NG, TA8 1RL, TA8 1QX, TA8 1EF, TA8 1DS, TA8 1NL, TA8 1EQ, TA8 2AH, TA8 1JA. Locally based Burnham-on-Sea cat flap installers will probably have the postcode TA8 and the dialling code 01278.
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Latest Somerset cat flap installation projects: Kurtis and Amaya Moore recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Comeytrowe. Ezekiel and Cadi Dove recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden back door in Street. Orion and Kelsie Reynolds recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Westonzoyland, Somerset. Ifan Leith was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in his terraced house in North Cadbury. Dua and Alfie-James Smyth recently asked for a quotation for installing a cat flap in a patio front door in North Curry. Aysha Michael in Old Cleeve, Somerset was looking for someone who could install a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in her semi-detached house. Adil Dean recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass back door in Puriton. Mylo and Mara Woods recently asked for an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Clutton, Somerset.
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In Birch Lawn, Trinity Rise, Brambles Road, Brooke Road, Trinity Close, Coast Road, Chapel Street, Boniface Walk, Barrie Way, Allandale Road, Sycamore Close, The Grove, South Terrace, Beale Way, College Street, Cadbury Close, Corsham Drive, Churchill Close, Stone Road, Steart Drive, Bathurst Close, St Pauls Road, Burnett Close, Balmoral Drive, Burnham Road, Berrow Green, as well as these local Burnham-on-Sea postcodes: TA8 1PU, TA8 1NG, TA8 1RL, TA8 1QX, TA8 1EF, TA8 1DS, TA8 1NL, TA8 1EQ, TA8 2AH, TA8 1JA, homeowners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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