Cat Flap Fitter Clacton-on-Sea Essex (CO15): To give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Clacton-on-Sea house. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having accessibility to world outside with a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both mentally and physically. However, what style of cat flap is most suitable in your case?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is hung over it to give some protection from the weather. Although this could be suitable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the majority of Clacton-on-Sea cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property.
This standard model is still far from ideal because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your property, nevertheless it can be improved on to some degree by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Subsequently, any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot get into or leave your property. The reality that any other cat in the Clacton-on-Sea area that has a similar collar could perhaps gain access to your house, is the downside with this type of cat flap. An improvement to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
The next stage in feline access security is to consider the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only allowing access to pets that have a micro-chip.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Most cat flaps sold currently have a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can enable admission into your home only, be fully locked, enable exit from your home only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This gives you a variety of options on precisely how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. Some higher end models can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, if you have a wooden door on your Clacton-on-Sea home. Although, if it needs to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CLACTON-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal insulation attributes. In fact, it renders your glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.
A dependable Clacton-on-Sea cat flap installer will diligently take the precise measurements of your existing pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. As part of its structure this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once you have received your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as I already mentioned, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Clacton-on-Sea. It's often advisable to get in touch with a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way nervous about cutting a big hole in your front or back door. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to finish up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most cases. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for added security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed on an external wall. Calling for a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it's to be executed correctly. You will find there are a couple of choices for this kind of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to permit your feline friend to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Clacton-on-Sea - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. An expert Clacton-on-Sea cat flap fitter will gladly take out 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 replacement cat flap is being mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CLACTON-ON-SEA
There are a number of professional cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Clacton-on-Sea area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or structure you require. There is no better approach to locating a good cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. If they have had similar work done by a local Clacton-on-Sea tradesman themselves, and been very happy with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do an excellent job for you.
If you can't find a fitter through personal recommendation, always get 2 or 3 different quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that cheapest is often not best. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse for compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Clacton-on-Sea will provide you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Clacton-on-Sea and also nearby in: Great Holland, Holland-on-Sea, Kirby-le-Soken, Brightlingsea, Little Oakley, Jaywick, Great Bentley, Frinton-on-Sea, Kirkby Cross, Great Clacton, Thorpe-le-Soken, Wivenhoe, Weeley Heath, as well as in these postcodes CO15 1DF, CO15 1EH, CO15 1SX, CO15 1LF, CO15 1SD, CO15 1QE, CO15 1RD, CO15 1DB, CO15 1HS, CO15 1AY. Local Clacton-on-Sea cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode CO15 and the dialling code 01255.
Cat Flap Fitters Essex
Around Essex you'll also discover: Tillingham cat flap installers, Thornwood Common cat flap installers, Springfield cat flap installation, Fordham cat flap installers, Hockley cat flap fitters, Rowhedge cat flap installers, Brightlingsea cat flap installation, Horndon on the Hill cat flap fitters, Elmstead Market cat flap fitters, Stansted Mountfitchet cat flap installation, Great Waltham cat flap installers, Runwell cat flap installers, Clavering cat flap installers, Mayland cat flap fitters, Writtle cat flap installation, Pitsea cat flap installers, Little Baddow cat flap installation, West Mersea cat flap installers, Hornchurch cat flap installers, Layer de la Haye cat flap installers, North Fambridge cat flap fitters, Canewdon cat flap installation, Tilbury cat flap installation, Tolleshunt Darcy cat flap installation, Burnham on Crouch cat flap installation, Birch cat flap installers, East Tilbury cat flap installation, Point Clear cat flap installation, Marks Tey cat flap fitters.
All throughout Essex you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the right cat flap fitter in Clacton-on-Sea itself then you should be able to find one close by.
Clacton-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Clacton-on-Sea cat flap installer including 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap repair, pet flap installations, small cat flaps, cat flap removal Clacton-on-Sea, infrared cat flap installation in Clacton-on-Sea, cat flap replacement in Clacton-on-Sea, cat flap services, automatic cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations Clacton-on-Sea, dog flap installations, cat flap installation prices Clacton-on-Sea, conservatory cat flap installation in Clacton-on-Sea, Sureflap cat flap installations in Clacton-on-Sea, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, and more. If there happen to be some other Clacton-on-Sea cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Clacton-on-Sea
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Cat Flap Installation Around Clacton-on-Sea
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Clacton-on-Sea roads - Ash Close, Collingwood Road, Chipstead Walk, Salvia Close, St Osyth Road, Beaumont Avenue, School Road, Sea Thistle Way, Battisford Drive, Cambridge Road, Almond Close, Thomas Road, Astley Road, Causeway Reach, Church Road, Balmoral Avenue, St Andrews Road, Credon Drive, Seaview Terrace, Blenheim Road, Stephenson Road West, Trunette Road, Sheppard Close, Colindale Gardens, Thorrington Road, Sandwich Road, Burmanny Close, as well as the following Clacton-on-Sea area postcodes: CO15 1DF, CO15 1EH, CO15 1SX, CO15 1LF, CO15 1SD, CO15 1QE, CO15 1RD, CO15 1DB, CO15 1HS, CO15 1AY.
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