Cat Flap Fitter Chatteris Cambridgeshire (PE16): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Chatteris house provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept indoors, much like humans, can often show signs of irritation. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good idea to you, precisely what sort of cat flap should you fit?
The most fundamental style of cat flap, is merely that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most Chatteris cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although it might be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.
Because this option can allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing 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 home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar could perchance get into your property when using this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entry security is to install the kind of cat flap that recognises your pet's microchip. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will allow multiple entries. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
The ability to lock it in position is important whichever cat flap you are buying. Currently, nearly all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking system for extra security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only entrance into your home, enable exit from your house only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entry capability. This provides you with a range of solutions on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. Some top-end devices can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid timber door on your Chatteris house, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. But, if you're intending to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you must seek outside assistance. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who will be ready to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CHATTERIS
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its security, thermal attributes and strength. In reality, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a local Chatteris glazing firm make a new purpose made one. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This might take one or two weeks to manufacture, however it's basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. It will now be possible to install and set up the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as stated earlier, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Chatteris. If you're somewhat uncertain about making a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you might be happier contacting an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This should give you the peace of mind that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been accomplished in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors incorporate a steel lining for additional security. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be cheaper to exchange this panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap mounted into an outside wall of your home in Chatteris, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it is certainly best left to the pros. You can choose a straight-through tunnel design, or maybe a right angle version which permits access through a pillar. A square shaped hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your cat can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Chatteris - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a window, door or wall, but it is broken or not working correctly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a replacement. A decent cat flap installer in Chatteris will be able to remove the old cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the wall, door or window.
If the new cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make certain that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CHATTERIS
Whether you want your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are a number of professional cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing companies in the Chatteris area who'll be ready to oblige. There are various ways to track down a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be sure that you'll be happy too.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, seek 2 or 3 estimates from local Chatteris cat flap installers. Study these closely and do not always opt for the cheapest quote, since this won't necessarily be the best one. See if you can get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Chatteris you will finish up with a top quality product, which is properly fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Chatteris and also nearby in: Mepal, Benwick, Little Thetford, Turves, Pidley, Witcham, Somersham, Ramsey, Sutton, Wimblington, Bury, Witchford, Warboys, Manea, Ramsey Forty Foot, March, Haddenham, Little Downham, Doddington, and in these postcodes PE16 6NX, PE16 6NF, PE16 6JF, PE16 6DB, PE16 6HS, PE16 6LW, PE16 6NY, PE16 6JA, PE16 6JJ, PE16 6LY. Local Chatteris cat flap installers will probably have the postcode PE16 and the telephone dialling code 01354.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Chatteris
Property owners living in the following streets have recently requested cat flap installation services - Cygnet Drive, Alma Terrace, Fenton Way, Millfield Close, Glebe Close, Woodside, The Hawthorns, West Park Street, Huntingdon Road, Hinchingbrooke Drive, Palmers Walk, The Elms, Albert Way, Tick Fen, Quaker Way, Badney Drove, First Furlong Drove, Gipson Close, Wood Street, St. Martins Close, Park Street, Heronshaw, Whaleys Yard, Rosemary Lane, Lode Way, Kingfisher Close, The Jetty, Burnsfield Street, Old School Drive, as well as these Chatteris area postcodes: PE16 6NX, PE16 6NF, PE16 6JF, PE16 6DB, PE16 6HS, PE16 6LW, PE16 6NY, PE16 6JA, PE16 6JJ, PE16 6LY.
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