Cat Flap Fitter Carlton Colville Suffolk (NR33): A simple way to give your cat more independence and boost it's overally quality of life is to install a cat flap on an external door or wall of your house in Carlton Colville. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam. When granted quick access to the outside world with , your beloved cat has a much better chance of staying fit and healthy. Obviously, that isn't the whole story, because there are several kinds of cat flap, and deciding which one is best for your pet might not be so simple.
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat go through. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Carlton Colville, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although it may be okay for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This standard design can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your home.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or get into your property, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. Once again this is a pretty simple type of cat flap, as any other cat in the Carlton Colville area who's got a similar model of collar can still get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entry security is to install a cat flap which identifies your pet's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
Being able to lock it in place is vital regardless of what cat flap you are buying. For added security, almost all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that it's got the capability to enable entry into your house only, permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a range of options on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be really straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Carlton Colville property, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. However, if it is going to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CARLTON COLVILLE
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. New cat flaps can not be installed into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure your current double glazing pane and have a local glazing firm knock up a new purpose made one. To ensure that the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. You may have to wait one or two weeks for this special pane to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new unit fitted. The fitting of the cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Carlton Colville, as was stated earlier, are wooden doors. If you are dubious about making a hole in your door, it's wise to call on a specialist to complete the task for you. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your pet will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many instances. You or your fitter will need to verify what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. The easiest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into a door, you could elect to install your cat flap in an external wall of your house. This kind of installation is certainly best left to the pros, since it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You could pick out a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version which allows entry via a pillar. A square hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to enable your furry pal to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Carlton Colville - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not operating properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to remove the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is important to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new flap. The glass pane will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if you discover that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CARLTON COLVILLE
Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, you will find that there are plenty of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing merchants in the Carlton Colville area who'll be ready to help. There are a variety of ways of locating a decent cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. You can be fairly certain that if they have been prepared to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you will probably get a similar level of service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, seek three or four quotes from local Carlton Colville tradesmen. Study these quotes closely and don't automatically choose the cheapest quotation, since this will often not be the best one. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you have some recourse.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Carlton Colville will provide you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Carlton Colville and also in nearby places like: Gisleham, Henstead, Mutford, Ringsfield, Lowestoft, Worlingham, Pakefield, Rushmere, Brampton, Kessingland, Black Street, Wrentham, Beccles, Toad Row, Oulton Broad, Toft Monks, Ellough, Aldeby, together with these postcodes NR33 8QP, NR33 8SN, NR33 8AP, NR33 8AJ, NR33 8BG, NR33 8HN, NR33 8LA, NR33 8AF, NR33 8GZ, NR33 7NB. Local Carlton Colville cat flap installers will probably have the telephone dialling code 01502 and the postcode NR33. Verifying this will ensure you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Carlton Colville home and business owners can utilise these and various other comparable services.
Carlton Colville Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Carlton Colville cat flap fitter including large cat flaps, small cat flaps, automatic cat flap installations, infrared cat flap installation, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing in Carlton Colville, the installation of infrared cat flaps into patio doors Carlton Colville, cat flaps in double glazed doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into French doors in Carlton Colville, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors Carlton Colville, cat flap installation in wooden doors Carlton Colville, conservatory cat flap installations Carlton Colville, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation services, the fitting of cat flaps into porches, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in doors Carlton Colville, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, replacement cat flaps in Carlton Colville, electronic cat flap installations in Carlton Colville, the installation of dog flaps, Sureflap cat flap installations, and more. If there are additional Carlton Colville cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the tasks that are accomplished by those specialising in cat flaps. Carlton Colville specialists will let you know their full range of services.
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