Cat Flap Fitter Dorchester Dorset (DT1): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Dorchester house gives your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. When constantly kept indoors, cats as with people, will get irritated and crabby. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both mentally and physically. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is perfect sort of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat move through. Most cat owners in Dorchester would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although this may be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this option permits other animals or cats to enter your property, it is not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and access or leave your house, therefore preventing some unwanted visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar may be able to get into your house when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Fitting a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in entry security for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
Being able to lock it in position is vital regardless of what cat flap you're buying. The majority of cat flaps sold currently feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admittance into your premises only, be locked fully, enable exit from your home only, or have 2-way exit and entry capability. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Some more expensive cat flaps can be programmed to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your cat's and your requirements.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you have a timber door on your Dorchester home. But, if you are looking to fit it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. This kind of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled handymen who'll be glad to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DORCHESTER
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them on their way immediately. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the insulating properties as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a local Dorchester glazing firm make a new purpose made one. As a part of its construction this new double glazing pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. You may have a one or two week wait for this to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once you've acquired your new glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. The installation of the cat flap can then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Dorchester, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden doors. It's generally advisable to get in touch with a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're at all uncomfortable with making a big hole in your front door. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you'll wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You'll need to establish what the interior construction of you door is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an external wall. This kind of installment is undoubtedly better left to an expert, as it requires a lot more skill and equipment to accomplish. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut into your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at both ends to allow your cat to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Dorchester - If you already have a cat flap installed on your door, window or wall, but it's damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a new one. You local cat flap installer will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be essential to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. The panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DORCHESTER
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in the Dorchester area who will be happy to oblige. It may be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations with regards to tracking down a good cat flap installer. If they have had comparable work completed by a local Dorchester tradesman themselves, and been very pleased with the result, you can reasonably expect that they will do a good job for you too.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always try to get at least 3 different quotations before coming to a decision, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. Check if they supply any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something goes awry when the work is carried out.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Dorchester will supply you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Dorchester and also in nearby places like: Martinstown, Broadmayne, Puddletown, Maiden Newton, Crossways, West Knighton, Preston, Chickerell, Poundbury, Grimstone, Charminster, Portesham, Fordington, Frampton, Piddlehinton, Weymouth, as well as in these postcodes DT1 1JJ, DT1 1DY, DT1 1QB, DT1 1HB, DT1 1AW, DT1 1PG, DT1 1NY, DT1 1ND, DT1 1QH, DT1 1HS. Locally based Dorchester cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01305 and the postcode DT1.
Dorset Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Dorset cat flap installation requests: Sydney Douglas and Matei Douglas recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in Stoborough Green, Dorset. Camille and Arham Ellis recently requested an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass back door in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. Neave Downes in Crossways, Dorset was looking for somebody who could install a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in her semi-detached house. Abdullahi Foley recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden door in Bryanston. Dawid Farmer was looking for someone to install a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in his cottage in Cann, Dorset. Octavia Ransom and Matteo Ransom recently enquired about installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in Maiden Newton. Izabella Tuck and Oliwier Tuck recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass front door in Langton Matravers, Dorset. Inara Irving recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a wooden door in a semi-detached house in Holt, Dorset.
Cat Flap Fitters Dorset
In Dorset you'll also obtain: Blandford Forum cat flap fitters, Netherbury cat flap installers, Blandford St Mary cat flap installation, Okeford Fitzpaine cat flap fitters, Dorchester cat flap fitters, Charminster cat flap fitters, Sturminster Newton cat flap installation, Crossways cat flap installation, Broadmayne cat flap installers, Arne cat flap fitters, Puddletown cat flap fitters, Maiden Newton cat flap installers, Symondsbury cat flap fitters, Wareham cat flap fitters, Blandford Forum cat flap installers, Wyke Regis cat flap installers, Child Okeford cat flap installation, Motcombe cat flap fitters, Broadmayne cat flap installation, Alderholt cat flap installers, Yetminster cat flap installation, Lyme Regis cat flap installation, Sturminster Marshall cat flap installers, Upton cat flap installation, Motcombe cat flap installers, Lyme Regis cat flap fitters, Iwerne Minster cat flap installers, Corfe Mullen cat flap fitters, Stoborough Green cat flap installation.
All throughout Dorset you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a suitable cat flap fitter in Dorchester itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
Dorchester Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Dorchester cat flap installer including pet flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap replacement in Dorchester, cat flap removal, cat flaps in metal doors, 4-way cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap services Dorchester, cat flap installation in doors, small cat flaps, dog flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, replacement cat flaps Dorchester, large cat flaps in Dorchester, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in glass doors, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Dorchester cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Dorchester
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Cat Flap Installation Around Dorchester
People who live in the following streets and roads have recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Came View Close, The Street, The Courtyard, Shaston Crescent, Alexandra Road, Damers Road, Berrylands, Arbutus Close, Tadnoll, Dukes Avenue, Clift Lane, Stanstead Road, Church Mead, Spring Gardens, The Barton, Badger Lane, Thompson Close, Bellbury Close, Stowey Street, Barley Close, Capitol Close, Armada Way, Bartlets Close, Thornhill Close, Blandford Road, The Grove, Church Lane, Diggory Crescent, Dorchester Road, as well as these local Dorchester postcodes: DT1 1JJ, DT1 1DY, DT1 1QB, DT1 1HB, DT1 1AW, DT1 1PG, DT1 1NY, DT1 1ND, DT1 1QH, DT1 1HS.
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