Cat Flap Fitter Cottenham

Cottenham Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Cottenham Cambridgeshire (CB24): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Cottenham house. Rather like people, when kept inside for long periods of time, cats will sometimes start to show signs of frustration and anxiety. When your beloved cat is granted easy access to the great outdoors via a cat flap, there's a better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit and healthy. If you elect to go down the cat flap route, your next decision will be what type of cat flap would be best.

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The most straightforward form of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Even though this may be appropriate for an outhouse door or fence panel, the vast majority of cat owners in Cottenham would doubtless prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home.

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This simple design can be improved on a little with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or animals to enter into your home.

Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your house, therefore avoiding some undesirable visitors. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, as any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar can easily gain access to your house. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner. Only your feline friend gets access, thus adding an additional layer of control and security.

The kind of cat flap which is can be operated by your cat's micro-chip, is the next stage in Cottenham feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is close by.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you must make sure it is of a design that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days boast a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that it's got the capability to enable admission into your home only, be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will give you solutions for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. The facility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.

Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty simple if you have a solid timber door on your Cottenham home, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. However, if it has to be installed into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.

A professional cat flap fitter will take measurements of your current double glazing unit and have a local Cottenham glazing firm make a new pane. This new glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure where the cat flap will be installed. This can take a couple of weeks to manufacture, but it is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install your cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for cat flap installations in Cottenham, as was previously mentioned, are wood door panels. If you are a little uncomfortable with making a hole in your door, you may be better off bringing in an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project like this is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty will be climbing through an expertly fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security, which can cause some problems. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could elect to install a cat flap on an external wall of your home. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more equipment and skill to fit, so it's definitely best left to a specialist. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. Installation involves a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit your house whenever it wishes.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Cottenham - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating properly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement providing the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. A trusted cat flap fitter in Cottenham will be able to remove your old cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without causing damage to the door, wall or window.

Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel which has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made and installed in the right way is crucial. The glass panel must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues, if it becomes obvious that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.


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There are a number of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants in the Cottenham area, that provide cat flap installation through whatever door or structure you need. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking neighbours and friends. If they have had similar work carried out by a local Cottenham tradesman, and been over the moon with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a first-rate job for you as well.

If you can't find an installer through recommendations, always try to get at least three different estimates before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.

If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Cottenham you should end up with a good quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for years and years.


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

  1. Reduced Stress: The use of cat flaps means you don't have to keep an eye out and open the door for your cat constantly, thus lowering stress for both yourself and your pet, as it allows for unassisted entry and exit.
  2. 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.
  3. Less Door Scratching: The frustration of waiting to be let in and out can lead to destructive scratching behaviour near doors. Cat flaps provide an alternative exit and entry point, potentially reducing this undesirable behaviour.
  4. Independence for Cats: By allowing access to the outdoors, exercise, and a means to satisfy their innate curiosity, cat flaps cater to the independent nature of cats, boosting their happiness and improving their 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.
  6. Better Control: Some advanced cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronized with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag. This ensures that only your cat can use the cat flap, offering complete control over their comings and goings.
  7. Less Litter Box Odours: By allowing your cat to go outside to relieve themselves, you will likely see a decrease in litter box usage, potentially leading to fewer cleanings and a reduction in unpleasant litter box smells in your dwelling.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Cottenham and also nearby in: Earith, Landbeach, Rampton, Milton, Horningsea, Fen Ditton, Stretham, Impington, Aldreth, Willingham, Chesterton, as well as in these postcodes CB24 8XZ, CB24 8TE, CB24 8SF, , CB24 8UN, CB24 8QN, CB25 9TN, CB24 8QX, CB24 8SG, and CB24 8XD. Local Cottenham cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode CB24 and the telephone code 01954. Verifying this will guarantee you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Householders in the surrounding areas can benefit from these and various other similar services. To make enquiries and get price quotes for cat flaps, click the "Quote" banner.

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Cat flap weatherproofing is indispensable in upholding the comfort and safety of indoor and outdoor cats. The feline benefits from a dry and warm environment due to a correctly weatherproofed cat flap, which prevents cold draughts, rain and wind from seeping into the house. Seeking cat flaps with high-quality insulating materials and seals guarantees a tight barrier against the weather. An additional measure to protect the entryway from harsh climatic conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. Cat owners must prioritize routine maintenance, such as checking seals for deterioration, to keep the cat flap effective in providing a cosy and weather-protected space for your furry friend. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Cottenham)

Cottenham Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Cottenham Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Cottenham cat flap installer including Staywell cat flap installation, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into French doors, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into porches in Cottenham, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flap upgrades, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flaps in metal doors Cottenham, cat flap removal, the installation of cat flaps into patio doors in Cottenham, cat flap installation estimates in Cottenham, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors in Cottenham, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Catmate cat flap installations Cottenham, cat flap installation services, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Cottenham, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing, small cat flaps, 4-way cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors, and more. If there happen to be other Cottenham cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the tasks that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Cottenham professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.


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Also find: Earith cat flap fitters, Landbeach cat flap fitters, Willingham cat flap fitters, Aldreth cat flap fitters, Fen Ditton cat flap fitters, Rampton cat flap fitters, Horningsea cat flap fitters, Milton cat flap fitters, Impington cat flap fitters, Stretham cat flap fitters, Chesterton cat flap fitters and more. The majority of these towns and villages are serviced by companies who install cat flaps. Making certain that your cat flap is securely and properly installed on your property is where their know-how and expertise truly shines. You can have confidence that a professionally installed cat flap will cater to your pet's needs while also fitting in with your home's safety and aesthetic needs. Local home and property owners can obtain cat flap installation price quotes by simply clicking here.

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