Cat Flap Fitter Canterbury Kent (CT1): To give your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Canterbury property. Cats that are kept inside, just like people, can show signs of frustration. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your cat access to the outside world by means of a cat flap. But, what form of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A piece of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Even though this could be suitable for an outhouse or shed door, the majority of Canterbury cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
Because this solution allows other creatures or cats to enter your home, it's not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your house unless it's equipped with this special collar. The drawback here is that any other cat in the Canterbury area that has a similar collar may be able to get into your house with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entry security is to fit a cat flap that identifies your cat's micro-chip. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). The flap is unlocked when your cat is in close proximity, only permitting exit or entry to animals that have a micro-chip.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold today have a four way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to enable only access into your premises, be fully locked, permit exit from your house only, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives full control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The wherewithal to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be quite simple if you have a solid timber door, and respectable do-it-yourself capabilities. Although, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation from a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CANTERBURY
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your new cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its strength, thermal attributes and security. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local Canterbury glazing company knock up a new one. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've received your new pane of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new panel installed. The installing of your cat flap can then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden door panels are, as mentioned previously, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Canterbury. If you are a bit dubious about creating a sizeable hole in your front door, you may be better off getting in touch with an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This sort of task won't be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. Having said that, certain uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security, which can cause some issues. A one piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to have a hole cut in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an external wall. Needing much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. You can go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version that permits entry through a pillar. Installation calls for a neat square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap can then be installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Canterbury - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. You local cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that's been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is essential. The pane will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CANTERBURY
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, you'll find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing companies in and around Canterbury who will be happy to help. There are a variety of ways to locate a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking friends and relations. If they're happy to recommend someone who they have used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased too.
If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendation, always obtain three or four different quotations before making a decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Canterbury you will wind up with a high quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Canterbury and also in: Fordwich, Chartham Hatch, Blean, Tyler Hill, Lower Hardres, Harbledown, Chartham, Bekesbourne, Aylesham, Hoath, Chilham, Faversham, Bridge, Broadoak, Rough Common, Sturry, Littlebourne, together with these postcodes CT1 1HZ, CT1 1DH, CT1 1PS, CT1 1AS, CT1 1AW, CT1 1HL, CT1 1LG, CT1 1NR, CT1 1GY, CT1 1NS. Locally based Canterbury cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01227 and the postcode CT1.
Canterbury Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Canterbury cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in walls Canterbury, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap repairs in Canterbury, Staywell cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in patio doors, 4-way cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cheap cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations in Canterbury, Petsafe cat flap installation Canterbury, automatic cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation quotes, magnetic cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are some other Canterbury cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Kent Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Kent cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Fraser recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a cottage in Aylesford. Gus and Zahraa Bland recently requested an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass back door in Cuxton, Kent. Alessio and Luciana Marks recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Halstead. Kamila Irvine and Steffan Irvine recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden back door in Hersden. Milana Rennie in Aylesford, Kent was looking for someone who could install a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in her detached house. Penelope Robertson and Ezra Robertson recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in Shorne, Kent. Zayd Foley and Verity Foley recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Boughton Under Blean. Alfie-James and Chanel Speed recently asked for an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in Eastry.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Canterbury
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Cat Flap Installation Around Canterbury
Homeowners who live in the following streets and areas have recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Chilton Field, Boyke Lane, Chilton Place, Somerset Road, Teddington Close, Starle Close, Cherry Garden Road, Buttermere Gardens, Cremer Close, Aerodrome Road, Boleyn Court, Covert Road, Abbey Gardens, Dane Street, Dane John Mews, Calcott Hill, Tonford Lane, Shalmsford Road, St Johns Crescent, Tennyson Avenue, All Saints Lane, Cowdrey Place, Brabourne Close, Bowerland Lane, Chelsea Road, Courtenay Road, St Dunstans Street, St Dunstans Terrace, as well as the following local Canterbury postcodes: CT1 1HZ, CT1 1DH, CT1 1PS, CT1 1AS, CT1 1AW, CT1 1HL, CT1 1LG, CT1 1NR, CT1 1GY, CT1 1NS.
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