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Cat Flap Fitter Doncaster South Yorkshire (DN1): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Doncaster home. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best type of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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The most basic sort of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material hung over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat climb through. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Doncaster, who would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although it could be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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As this option will allow other cats or animals to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.

The next step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal without one of these special collars cannot access or leave your property. The fact that any other moggy in the area that's got a similar model of collar could perchance get into your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier. Only your furry friend gets access, thus adding an extra layer of control and security.

The type of cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Doncaster feline entry security. The microchip details are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). The flap is unlocked when your cat is nearby, only allowing access to pets that are microchipped.

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When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. For added security, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can enable only access into your home, allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This offers you a range of options on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the high end devices.

Putting in a cat flap on your own can be fairly easy if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY capabilities. But, if you're looking to fit it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. This kind of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who will be delighted to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If you employ someone who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. In reality, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.

An experienced cat flap fitter will take measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take one or two weeks to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be installed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the easiest option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your house in Doncaster. If you are a little dubious about making a hole in your front door, you may be better off bringing in a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This sort of task will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. However, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for further security, which may cause some issues. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be better to replace this with a single pane.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always decide to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your home. This type of installment is definitely best left to a professional, since it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You could pick out a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model which enables access via a pillar. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly made into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to allow your cat to exit and enter as it wishes.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Doncaster - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a new one. A specialist Doncaster cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, wall or window on which it's mounted.

If the new cat flap is going to be fitted in a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must make sure that the glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.


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There are plenty of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in the Doncaster area, that provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better technique for tracking down a reliable cat flap installer than asking family and friends for recommendations. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased too.

If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendation, always acquire at least three different price quotes before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you have some recourse.

If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Doncaster you should end up with a quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.


Both cat owners and their furry friends enjoy numerous advantages from a cat flap:

  1. Reduced Stress: Cat flaps eliminate the need for constant door opening and monitoring for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your pet. Cats can go in and out without waiting for your assistance.
  2. 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.
  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 healthier, happier life.
  4. A Reduction in Door Scratching: Does your cat turn into a scratching tornado when waiting? The constant backwards and forwards can lead to damaged doors. Cat flaps provide an independent exit and entry point, potentially reducing this unwelcome scratching.
  5. 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.
  6. Reduced Litter Box Odours: With a cat flap, your furry friend might use the litter box less often, potentially reducing the need for frequent cleanings and lingering smells in your dwelling.
  7. Convenience for Owners: Interruption of daily routines to let cats in or out is no longer a requirement for owners. This ease is immensely helpful for people with active lifestyles or non-standard schedules.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Doncaster and also in: Wheatley, Hexthorpe, Cusworth, Balby, Kirk Sandall, Scawsby, Bessacarr, Long Sandall, Arksey, Edenthorpe, Highfields, together with these postcodes DN1 1LB, DN1 1XQ, DN1 1HF, DN1 1SJ, DN1 1HH, DN1 2HX, DN1 1DE, DN1 1EX, DN1 2DZ, and DN1 1QH. Locally based Doncaster cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode DN1 and the telephone dialling code 01302. Checking this can ensure you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Doncaster householders can benefit from these and countless other related services. Need a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find reputable professionals to provide free cat flap installation estimates.

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Weatherproofing cat flaps is essential for the comfort and well-being of both outdoor and indoor cats. Cats are shielded from draughts, rain, wind, and extreme temperatures by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, which serves as an effective barrier against the elements. This protective strategy has both an impact on their safety and their overall quality of life.

Selecting appropriate materials and design elements that can withstand various climatic conditions is integral to weatherproofing a cat flap. Top-quality seals around the cat flap edges are essential to prevent rainwater from seeping indoors, which will ensure a dry environment. The serious discomfort caused by cold draughts can affect the overall contentment and health of cats. Felines can be protected from cold draughts and ensured to remain warm and cosy by using insulating materials as part of successful weatherproofing.

Feline companions who venture out into the big wide world require their cat owners to prioritise weatherproofing a cat flap. Exposure to rain, cold temperatures or strong winds can compromise the health of a cat. A suitably weatherproofed cat flap becomes a crucial lifeline for them, offering a comfortable and safe entrance to the property.

Adding a tunnel extension next to the cat flap can provide an extra level of protection. The installation of this extension, which serves as an intermediary zone, minimises the direct impact of harsh weather on the entryway. It gradually brings the cat from the outdoor environment to the indoor haven by creating a helpful transition space. By keeping debris and rainwater away from the immediate vicinity of the cat flap, this extension also helps to prolong its lifespan.

To uphold the effectiveness of weatherproofing, routine maintenance for the cat flap is equally crucial. The integrity of seals requires vigilant inspection for wear and deterioration to maintain their functionality. Seals can deteriorate over time, potentially causing leaks due to weather exposure and use. Dealing with any issues promptly allows Doncaster cat owners to guarantee the functionality and reliability of weatherproofing measures.

To conclude, weatherproofing a cat flap is a vital consideration for any cat owner in Doncaster. It directly influences the cat's comfort, well-being and safety, both indoors and outdoors. A properly weatherproofed cat flap, by shielding cats from cold draughts, rain and extreme temperatures, aids in maintaining their overall health. High-quality seals and insulating materials ensure that the cat flap effectively maintains a cosy and weather-protected space. Adding a tunnel extension further increases protection against the elements. By maintaining cat flap weatherproofing regularly, you can create a reliable and durable way to safeguard your cats' comfort, enabling them to transition safely between indoors and outdoors without health risks. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Doncaster)

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Also find: Long Sandall cat flap fitters, Balby cat flap fitters, Scawsby cat flap fitters, Cusworth cat flap fitters, Arksey cat flap fitters, Hexthorpe cat flap fitters, Highfields cat flap fitters, Edenthorpe cat flap fitters, Bessacarr cat flap fitters, Wheatley cat flap fitters, Kirk Sandall cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps installed in just about all of these towns and villages. Their valuable expertise and skill comes into play when ensuring the correct and secure installation of your cat flap on your home. A cat flap installed by a specialist will not just fulfil your canine companion's needs but also suit the aesthetic and safety specifications of your home. Local cat lovers can get cat flap installation quotations by simply going here.

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