Cat Flap Fitter Coleford

Coleford Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Coleford Gloucestershire (GL16): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Coleford property provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, much like people, can show signs of irritability. Allowing your cat access to the world outside by means of a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best form of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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The most basic sort of cat flap, is simply that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most Coleford cat owners, who would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property, although it might be acceptable for an outhouse or shed door.

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This standard model is still a long way off being perfect since it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your home, but it can be slightly improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.

Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or access your house, thus keeping out some unwanted visitors. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar might be able to access your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner. An extra layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry companion gains access.

Picking a cat flap which can identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in entrance gadgets for felines in Coleford. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold today boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable exit only, enable access into your premises only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This provides complete control over how your cat flap functions both throughout the day and during the night. In keeping with your cat's and your needs, there is even the option to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with several of the higher end devices.

If you're pretty decent at DIY, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your Coleford home. Although, if it is going to be installed in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its insulation properties. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Coleford cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current pane and put in an order for the new one. So the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed unit will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. This might take a week or more to manufacture, but it's the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've taken possession of your new adapted glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Coleford. It's usually best to contact a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are unsure about cutting a hole in your door. This type of task won't be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors are steel lined for added security. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel style.

Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always opt to install your cat flap into an external wall of your house in Coleford. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is definitely best left to a specialist. You can opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or maybe a right angle version which enables access via a pillar. Installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your furry pal can get in and out of your home whenever it wants.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Coleford - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A decent cat flap installer in Coleford will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the door, window or wall.

Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been made and installed in the right way is vital. The glass panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious this is not the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.


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Whether you need your cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in and around Coleford who will be willing to oblige. There are a variety of ways of finding a good cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they're prepared to recommend someone who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy also.

If you cannot find an installation specialist through recommendations, always try to get three or four different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go awry.

If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Coleford you will end up with a top quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.


The use of cat flaps brings a range of advantages for owners and their feline companions:

  1. 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.
  2. Better Control: Advanced cat flaps, some of which are programmable, can be coordinated with your cat's microchip or a bespoke collar tag, ensuring that the flap is solely used by your cat and allowing complete management of their entry and departure.
  3. Independence for Cats: Known for their independent nature, cats benefit from cat flaps as they allow exploration of the outdoors, exercise, and the satisfaction of curiosity at their own leisure, leading to a happier, healthier life.
  4. Reduced Stress: Cat flaps remove the necessity of continual supervision and door operation for your cat, thereby diminishing stress for both you and your feline companion, who can come and go without requiring your help.
  5. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer have to interrupt their daily routines to let their cats in or out. This convenience is especially valuable for those with busy lifestyles or irregular schedules.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Coleford and also nearby in: Mile End, Clearwell, Lower Cross, Parkend, Coalway, Berry Hill, Symonds Yat, Whitecroft, Milkwall, Ruardean, Bream, Upper Lydbrook, Broadwell, Yorkley, and in these postcodes GL16 7QQ, GL16 7QW, GL16 7JW, GL16 7HW, GL16 7BU, GL16 7BD, GL16 7FD, GL16 7AE, GL16 7JY, and GL16 7EX. Locally based Coleford cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01594 and the postcode GL16. Verifying this can make sure that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Householders in the Coleford area will be able to benefit from these and many other similar services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get cat flap installation estimates from local providers.

Automatic Cat Flap Installation Coleford

Cat lovers in Coleford can now provide their furry felines with free movement in and out of their home through the use of automatic cat flaps. With the aid of high-tech devices such as RFID sensors and chips, these flaps can detect when a cat is nearby and grant them access, guaranteeing only approved animals can enter the building. By utilizing programmable lock and unlock settings, some automatic cat flaps offer cat owners the ability to maintain an advance level of control over the comings and goings of their cat, whilst also improving the security aspect. The good thing about automatic cat flaps is that they provide pets with unlimited access to the outside world, even when their owners are not present, thereby eliminating the requirement for manual intervention. Moreover, automatic cat flaps can act as a barrier against invasive animals or pests, cultivating a more secure and peaceful environment for both people and pets to enjoy.... READ MORE.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing Coleford

For both outdoor and indoor cats, maintaining safety and comfort relies on effective cat flap weatherproofing. Both the feline and the occupants benefit from a dry and warm environment due to a correctly weatherproofed cat flap, which prevents draughts, rain and wind from seeping into the house. Designed with high-quality insulating materials and seals, cat flaps create a tight barrier against the elements. For shielding the entryway from harsh weather conditions, an additional idea is to install a weatherproof tunnel extension. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a weather-protected and comfortable space for the cat requires routine maintenance, including checking seals for damage and deterioration. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Coleford)

Coleford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Coleford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Coleford cat flap fitter including replacement cat flaps, cat flaps in patio doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap installation in doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors in Coleford, Catmate cat flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installations, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into wooden doors, cat flap removal, dog flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation Coleford, 4-way cat flap installation Coleford, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flaps in double glazed doors, infrared cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flaps Coleford, cat flap repairs in Coleford, the installation of electronic cat flaps into porches, cat flap installation in glass doors, electronic cat flaps Coleford, cat flap installation estimates, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing in Coleford, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into uPVC doors, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Coleford cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the activities that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Coleford companies will keep you informed about their full range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Clearwell cat flap fitters, Bream cat flap fitters, Ruardean cat flap fitters, Yorkley cat flap fitters, Broadwell cat flap fitters, Coalway cat flap fitters, Milkwall cat flap fitters, Whitecroft cat flap fitters, Upper Lydbrook cat flap fitters, Symonds Yat cat flap fitters, Mile End cat flap fitters, Berry Hill cat flap fitters, Parkend cat flap fitters, Lower Cross cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who fit cat flaps can be found in pretty much all of these locations. Their skill and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the correct and secure fitting of your cat flap on your property. By going with professional installation, you can rest assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's aesthetic and safety criteria. Local cat owners can obtain cat flap installation quotes by going here.

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