Cat Flap Fitter Dorchester

Dorchester Cat Flap Installation & Repair

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?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat pass through it. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most Dorchester cat owners, who would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it may be suitable for a fence panel or outhouse door.

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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.

Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your home, thus avoiding some unwanted visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar might be able to get into your house when using this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier. This makes sure that only your furry companion gains access, providing an added layer of security and control.

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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Dorchester and also nearby in: Fordington, Portesham, Broadmayne, Puddletown, Martinstown, Piddlehinton, Maiden Newton, Frampton, Grimstone, Poundbury, Crossways, West Knighton, and in these postcodes DT1 1JJ, DT1 1NQ, DT1 1PE, DT1 1DJ, DT1 1LB, DT1 1RF, DT1 1LY, DT1 1DH, DT1 1EB, and DT1 1PG. Locally based Dorchester cat flap installers will likely have the postcode DT1 and the telephone code 01305. Checking this out can guarantee you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Local homeowners can benefit from these and numerous other similar services. Do you need a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find reliable professionals to provide you with free cat flap installation estimates.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flap weatherproofing is vitally important in safeguarding the comfort and safety of indoor and outdoor cats. A warm and dry environment for both the feline and the occupants is ensured by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, preventing cold draughts, rain and wind from seeping into the house. A tight barrier against the elements is achieved with cat flaps that have high-quality insulating materials and seals. To shield the entryway from harsh climatic conditions, you should also consider installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. The cat flap's effectiveness in providing a weather-protected and comfy space for the cat is preserved through regular maintenance, which involves checking seals for wear and tear. (51847 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Dorchester)

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Also find: Piddlehinton cat flap fitters, Maiden Newton cat flap fitters, Poundbury cat flap fitters, Grimstone cat flap fitters, Puddletown cat flap fitters, Martinstown cat flap fitters, Fordington cat flap fitters, Portesham cat flap fitters, Broadmayne cat flap fitters, West Knighton cat flap fitters, Frampton cat flap fitters, Crossways cat flap fitters and more. There are companies who fit cat flaps in all these locations. When it comes to fitting your cat flap securely and properly on your property, their expertise and knowledge is invaluable. With a cat flap installed professionally, you can be sure that it serves your pet's needs and is in harmony with your home's design and safety considerations. Local homeowners can get quotes by simply going here.

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(This cat flap fitter Dorchester page was updated on 05-03-2024)

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