Cat Flap Fitter Christchurch Dorset (BH23): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your property in Christchurch, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your cat easy access to world outside via a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is perfect type of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Whilst this might be suitable in an outhouse door or garden fence panel, most Christchurch cat owners would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property.
This simple design is still far from ideal since it allows other cats or creatures to enter your house, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip version. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it is equipped with this special collar. Once again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar can easily access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment because they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
Having a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in access devices for felines in Christchurch. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in position. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means that it has the capability to permit only access into your premises, enable exit from your property only, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with several of the top-end devices.
If you've got a wood door in your house in Christchurch, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be too difficult. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This kind of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who are happy to undertake such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CHRISTCHURCH
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its security, strength and insulating properties. In reality, it makes the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure the existing double glazing pane and have a local Christchurch glazing firm make a new purpose made one. As a part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once you've received your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. Your cat flap will then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we already stated, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Christchurch. It is usually wise to contact a competent handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are unsure about cutting a big hole in your front door. This sort of task won't be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. You or your fitter will need to verify what the interior structure of you door actually is, since for additional security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a steel lining. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be cheaper to exchange this panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always elect to install a cat flap in an external wall of your home in Christchurch. Requiring considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely better left to the pros, if it is to be executed successfully. You could choose a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angle model that permits access through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to enable your furry pal to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Christchurch - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not operating properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can be used for a replacement as long as the new flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap installer should be able to remove the old cat flap, without harming the wall, door or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is essential to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. The glass will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CHRISTCHURCH
Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are several professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing companies in the Christchurch area who'll be glad to oblige. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals with regards to finding a good cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you will get a much similar level of service.
If it's not feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different estimates from local tradespeople before making a decision. It's generally sensible not to always go with the cheapest estimate. Check if they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Christchurch you should wind 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 installed in Christchurch and also in: Hurn, Stanpit, Burton, Mudeford, Somerford, Poole, Bournemouth, Sopley, Iford, Walkford, Boscombe, Tuckton, Highcliffe, Pokesdown, Winkton, Jumpers Common, Wick, Southbourne, Purewell, and in these postcodes BH23 1JL, BH23 1JA, BH23 1FA, BH23 1BU, BH23 1BD, BH23 1QZ, BH23 1QJ, BH23 1PL, BH23 1LS, BH23 1NW. Locally based Christchurch cat flap installers will probably have the postcode BH23 and the phone code 01202.
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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Christchurch cat flap fitter including cat flap services, large cat flaps, dog flap installations, cat flaps in metal doors, Catmate cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation in Christchurch, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap replacement Christchurch, cat flaps in uPVC doors Christchurch, cat flap installation in wooden doors Christchurch, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in glass doors Christchurch, pet flap installation in Christchurch, cheap cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, small cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are some other Christchurch cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Throughout Dorset you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the ideal cat flap fitter in Christchurch itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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