Cat Flap Fitter Chatham Kent (ME4): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your house in Chatham, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats that are kept inside, much like humans, will often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to world outside with a cat flap. But, what form of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Chatham, who would no doubt favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although it may be okay for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated design can be improved on a little with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way off being ideal because it allows other animals or cats a way to get into your house.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot get into or leave your property. Once again this is a fairly simple form of cat flap, given that any other cat in the area that's got a similar model of collar can still gain access to your home. An enhancement to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
The kind of cat flap which is can be recognised by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
The ability to lock it in position is vital regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. For added security, most cat flaps boast a four way locking mechanism nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit exit from your home only, be locked fully, enable entry into your premises only, or have two way entry and exit functionality. This will provide you with solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. Some of the more advanced devices can be programmed to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be really simple if you have a solid timber door, and respectable DIY skills. But, if you're intending to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you must seek outside help. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who will be delighted to accept such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CHATHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed pane and have a glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. As a part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This can take a couple of weeks to produce, but it is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've taken possession of your new panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. The fitting of your cat flap will then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the easiest option when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your house in Chatham. If you are dubious about making a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to call in an expert to undertake the project for you. This kind of project will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You or your installer will have to find out what the internal construction of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to cut a hole in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed on an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more expertise and equipment to install, so it's certainly better left to the pros. You could choose a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled model that enables entry through a pillar. This installation involves a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on both ends to permit your cat to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Chatham - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can still be used providing the new flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing pane that has been pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been fabricated, cut and installed correctly is essential. If it is found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CHATHAM
There are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing companies in the Chatham area, that offer cat flap fitting thru whatever door or structure you need. It might be possible to ask friends and family for referrals when it comes to locating a good cat flap specialist. You can be fairly certain that if they've been happy to recommend somebody who's done work for them, you'll probably get a very similar level of service.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get three or four quotations from local Chatham tradesmen. Study these carefully and never always opt for the cheapest offer, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you've got some recourse.
If you take care and choose a competent Chatham cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a good quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Chatham and also nearby in: Hale, Burham, Medway City Estate, Borstal, Rainham Mark, Lower Upnor, Rochester, St Marys Island, Wigmore, Brompton, Luton, Walderslade, Wainscott, Hempstead, Capstone, Upnor, Gillingham, as well as in these postcodes ME4 4HF, ME4 4RN, ME4 4ET, ME1 3PN, ME4 4LJ, ME4 4LT, ME1 3QN, ME4 4NH, ME4 4LE, ME1 2AX. Local Chatham cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode ME4 and the telephone code 01634.
Chatham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Kent Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest Kent cat flap installation requests: Gracie-Mae Mac and Jamie Mac recently asked for a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in Hythe. Mr and Mrs Roberts recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Ditton, Kent. Hibba Power recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a glass back door in a semi-detached house in Southborough, Kent. Alicja Millward and Darius Millward recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Meopham. Mr and Mrs Reader recently requested an estimate for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a detached house in Aylesford. Anaiya Barrow in Rolvenden, Kent was looking for someone who could install a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in her detached house. Ayoub and Iyla Sheppard recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Aylesham, Kent. Yousuf Crisp and Ela Crisp recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in a semi-detached house in Temple Ewell.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Chatham
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Cat Flap Installation Around Chatham
Homeowners who live in the following areas and streets have just recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Toddington Crescent, Springfield Terrace, Aston Close, Burmarsh Close, Spencer Close, The Pentagon, Bartlett Close, Star Mill Lane, Damien Close, Terence Close, Coombe Close, The Crescent, Scarlett Close, Bank Street, Silver Hill, Sylvan Glade, Aldershot Road, Coronation Flats, Salisbury Road, Amethyst Avenue, Cobden Road, Campion Close, Chalkpit Hill, Boundary Road, Sultan Road, Sherwoods, The Beeches, as well as the following Chatham area postcodes: ME4 4HF, ME4 4RN, ME4 4ET, ME1 3PN, ME4 4LJ, ME4 4LT, ME1 3QN, ME4 4NH, ME4 4LE, ME1 2AX.
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