Cat Flap Fitter Downend

Downend Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Downend Gloucestershire (BS16): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your home in Downend, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. In a similar vein to people, when kept inside for long periods of time, cats will sometimes start to show signs of anxiety and frustration. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but precisely what is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?

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A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to give some protection from the elements. Whilst this may be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel, the vast majority of cat owners in Downend would prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property.

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This simple design can be improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being perfect because it enables other animals or cats to enter your property.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot leave or access your house. Again this is a pretty simple type of cat flap, since any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar could perhaps access your property. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier. An added layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry companion gains access.

The next level in feline entry security is to consider the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own microchip. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one cat it will take multiple entries. The flap will be unfastened whenever your cat is in close proximity, only allowing access to animals that have a microchip.

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When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked. Nowadays, most cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, allow only entry into your home, allow only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This will give you a variety of options on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. A few top-end devices can be set to perform specific functions according to the time of day, in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements.

If you are pretty good at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your Downend home. But, if you are looking to fit it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you ought to ask for outside help. This kind of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who'll be ready to accept such a task.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "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 isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, as well as its insulating properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be done in any circumstances.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Downend cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and order a brand new one. So your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This can take a week or more to manufacture, however it's really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. Your cat flap can then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for new cat flap installations in Downend, as was previously mentioned, are solid wooden doors. If you are uncomfortable with making a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to bring in a professional to do the job for you. This type of project won't be all that expensive and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. You will have to establish what the interior structure of you door is, since for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be cheaper to swap the panel for a single panel style.

Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into a door, you could elect to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your property. This kind of installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, since it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. You'll find there are a couple of choices for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut into your selected wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on either end to enable your feline friend to come and go as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Downend - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. A professional Downend cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old entry device and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any damage to the door, window or wall on which it is mounted.

When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is important to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new cat flap. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.


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In the Downend area there are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, doors or walls. There are various ways to track down a reliable cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking neighbours and friends. If they're happy to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be sure that you will be happy as well.

Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, seek 2 or 3 quotations from local Downend cat flap installers or handymen. Study these closely and don't always opt for the cheapest quote, as this will not necessarily be the best one. Ask about any guarantees they might give for their workmanship and make certain you have it written down in black and white, in case something should go wrong.

If you take care and pick a trustworthy Downend cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is important.


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

  1. Reduced Litter Box Odours: By allowing your cat to go outside to relieve themselves, you will probably see a decrease in litter box usage, potentially leading to fewer cleanings and a reduction in litter box smells in your property.
  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. 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.
  4. Better Control: Certain sophisticated cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronised with your cat's microchip or a unique collar tag, ensuring exclusive access for your cat and providing full control over their movements in and out.
  5. Independence for Cats: The independent nature of cats is catered to by cat flaps, permitting them to freely explore outside, exercise, and indulge their curiosity, contributing to their overall wellbeing and happiness.
  6. Reduced Stress: The installation of a cat flap means you no longer have to constantly monitor and open the door for your cat, easing stress for both of you, as your pet can leave and return without needing your aid.
  7. Less Door Scratching: The frustration of waiting to be let out and in can lead to destructive scratching behaviour near doors. Cat flaps provide an alternative entry and exit point, potentially reducing this undesirable behaviour.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Downend and also nearby in: Hambrook, Emersons Green, Pucklechurch, Stapleton, Mangotsfield, Shortwood, Siston, Frenchay, Fishponds, Soundwell, and in these postcodes BS16 5LG, BS16 2TA, BS16 2SL, BS16 5EQ, BS16 5SD, BS16 5TQ, BS16 5SZ, BS16 5RU, BS16 2RY, and BS16 5DN. Locally based Downend cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode BS16 and the dialling code 0117. Checking this out will guarantee that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Local homeowners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other related services. Click the "Quote" banner to get cat flap installation quotations.

Installing Cat Flaps in Walls

Choosing to install a cat flap in a brick wall rather than a door can be practical, but it calls for specialised tools and skills. A brick wall gives you more positioning options, so you can choose the best spot for your pet's exit and entry without having to alter your doors.

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Because of the complexity of cutting through brickwork, it is recommended that you hire an expert. They'll have the required equipment, such as a bolster or cold chisel and a masonry drill, along with the expertise to complete the work safely and effectively. To protect against weather and draughts, the specialist will create a tunnel through the wall and fit an appropriate lining.

A durable, weather-resistant entry point for your furry companion is provided, once the cat flap has been installed. By maintaining the integrity of your doors, this arrangement allows your cat the ability to enter and exit, thereby improving security and convenience. (Cat Flaps in Walls in Downend)

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flap weatherproofing is vital for maintaining the safety and comfort of both indoor and outdoor cats. A dry and warm environment for both the feline and the occupants is ensured by a properly weatherproofed cat flap, preventing wind, rain and cold draughts from seeping into the house. To create a tight barrier against the elements, search for cat flaps designed with superior quality insulating materials and seals. Also, the entrance can be shielded from harsh climatic conditions by installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a cosy and weather-protected space for the cat requires regular maintenance, including checking seals for damage and deterioration. (34465 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Downend)

Downend Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Downend Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Downend cat flap fitter including cat flap accessories in Downend, automatic cat flap installations, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, 2-way cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap positioning advice, 4-way cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps in Downend, glazing services, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into porches, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into uPVC doors, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap installation quotes, cat flap removal, Petsafe cat flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into French doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap installation in glass doors, Catmate cat flap installations, cutting out for a cat flap, infrared cat flaps, cat flap training advice, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, and lots more. If there are additional Downend cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the duties that are performed by people specialising in cat flaps. Downend contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Soundwell cat flap fitters, Mangotsfield cat flap fitters, Shortwood cat flap fitters, Fishponds cat flap fitters, Siston cat flap fitters, Hambrook cat flap fitters, Emersons Green cat flap fitters, Frenchay cat flap fitters, Stapleton cat flap fitters, Pucklechurch cat flap fitters and more. There are companies who install cat flaps in practically all of these localities. When it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is securely and properly fitted on your property, their knowledge and expertise is invaluable. With a cat flap installed professionally, you can be certain that it serves your pet's needs and is in keeping with your home's design and safety considerations. Local home and property owners can get cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.

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(This cat flap fitter Downend article was last updated on 13-06-2024)