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Cat Flap Fitter Christchurch Dorset (BH23): An effective way to improve your cat's independence and improve it's overally quality of life is to fit a cat flap on an exterior door or wall of your home in Christchurch. Cats are like people in a lot of ways, and will typically show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept inside for lengthy periods of time without a break. When permitted quick access to the outside world with a cat flap, your cat has a better chance of staying healthy and fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat pass through it. Obviously, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most Christchurch cat owners, who would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although it might be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.

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This uncomplicated design can be improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your house.

A step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. Therefore any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't get into or leave your house. Once again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, as any other cat in the Christchurch area who has a similar collar can easily gain access to your home. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier. Only your feline friend gains access, thus adding an extra layer of control and security.

The kind of cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in Christchurch feline entrance security. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your microchipped pets to exit/enter.

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When you're buying a cat flap, you must make sure it's of a design that can be locked. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a four way locking system. Which means it's got the capability to be fully locked, permit exit from your premises only, allow only access into your home, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This gives full control over how your cat flap functions both throughout the day and during the night time. In line with your pet's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with a number of the more advanced devices.

Installing a cat flap yourself can be really straightforward if you have a solid timber door on your Christchurch property, and decent DIY capabilities. But, if you're looking to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to seek outside assistance. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you hire someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. New cat flaps can not be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its strength, thermal attributes and security. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Christchurch cat flap installer will measure your existing panel and order the new one. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This can take two weeks or so to produce, but it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, the old glass can be taken out, and the new one put in. The installing of the cat flap can then be carried out.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Christchurch, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden doors. It's usually best to employ the expert services of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are nervous about making a hole in your back or front door. This should give you the reassurance that you are going to finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the project has been carried out properly and without causing harm to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the internal construction, because some uPVC doors are lined with steel for additional security. A one-piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into your door, you could always decide to install your cat flap into an exterior wall of your home. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is certainly better left to a specialist. The majority of cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access through a pillar is also an option. A square shaped hole will have to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on either end to enable your furry friend to exit and enter as it wishes.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Christchurch - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An experienced Christchurch cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it's secured.

If the new cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must double check that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.


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There are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing suppliers in the Christchurch area, who provide cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you need. There are several ways of tracking down a decent cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking family and friends. If they are happy to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be certain that you'll be pleased too.

If it is not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get three or four different quotations from local tradespeople before making a decision. It's generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest offer. Enquire about any warranties they might give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go amiss.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Christchurch will supply you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.


Numerous benefits are provided by cat flaps to both cats and their owners:

  1. Reduced Stress: By installing a cat flap, you eliminate the ongoing need to open the door for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your pet, who can then freely enter and exit without your assistance.
  2. Better Control: Programmable advanced cat flaps, which can be aligned with your cat's microchip or a distinct collar tag, guarantee that only your cat utilises the flap, giving you total command over their entrances and exits.
  3. Convenience for Owners: Interruption of daily routines to let cats out or in is no longer a requirement for owners. This ease is immensely helpful for people with active lifestyles or non-standard schedules.
  4. Independence for Cats: Providing outdoor access for exploration and exercise, and catering to their curiosity, cat flaps align with the independent disposition of cats, enhancing their happiness and promoting better health.
  5. Enhanced Security: Many cat flaps feature locking systems that can be tailored to admit only certain cats, effectively barring unwanted visitors. Such a feature augments the security of a home by hindering the entrance of stray animals and possible threats.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Christchurch and also in: Southbourne, Somerford, Mudeford, Winkton, Tuckton, Jumpers Common, Walkford, Iford, Hurn, Purewell, Boscombe, Stanpit, Sopley, Burton, Wick, Pokesdown, Highcliffe, together with these postcodes BH23 1DA, BH23 1NE, BH23 1AA, BH23 1BZ, BH23 1LU, BH23 1LB, BH23 1EB, BH23 1PW, BH23 1JD, and BH23 1JG. Local Christchurch cat flap installers will probably have the postcode BH23 and the dialling code 01202. Checking this should confirm you access a local cat flat fitter. Christchurch householders will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services. Click on the "Quote" banner to obtain cat flap installation quotes.

Are Cat Flaps Good for Cats?

Providing cats with greater freedom and independence, cat flaps prove to be advantageous. Stimulating their natural instincts of curiosity and exploration, these small doors grant your furry friends the freedom to access the outdoors or other designated areas as they please.

Cat flaps promote the overall well-being of cats by enabling them to engage in regular exercise and mental stimulation. By eliminating the need to constantly open doors for their pets, cat flaps offer cat owners in Christchurch a convenient solution. Taking into account certain considerations, it is important to prioritise the cat's safety from potential outdoor dangers and prevent unwanted animals from entering the home.

Also, cat flaps may be unsuitable for some cats, particularly those with behavioural issues or health problems. It is crucial to supervise and evaluate individual circumstances properly to determine if a cat flap is suitable for a specific cat.

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Essential for the safety and comfort of outdoor and indoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing cannot be overlooked. With a correctly weatherproofed cat flap, the house is protected from draughts, wind and rain, ensuring a warm and dry environment for the feline. A tight barrier against the elements is achieved with cat flaps that have superior quality insulating materials and seals. Also, think about installing a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entryway from harsh weather conditions. Regular maintenance, including checking seals for wear and tear, guarantees the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a comfortable and weather-protected space for your furry friend. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Christchurch)

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