Cat Flap Fitter East Grinstead West Sussex (RH19): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your East Grinstead house gives your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats that are kept indoors, as with people, will show signs of frustration. Having access to the outside world by way of a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a good idea, but what is best kind of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the weather, but let the cat move through. Whilst this may be appropriate in an outhouse or shed door, most East Grinstead cat owners would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.
This standard model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it's still far from ideal because it allows other cats or animals a way to get into your property.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it is fitted with this special collar. Again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, because any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar might be able to gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The kind of cat flap which is can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing access to animals that have a micro-chip.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you should ensure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This allows your cat flap to enable exit from your premises only, be fully locked, permit entrance into your home only, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. Some of the top-end devices can be set to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.
If you've got a wood door in your home in East Grinstead, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN EAST GRINSTEAD
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the insulating properties as well. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
An experienced cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local East Grinstead glazing company knock up a new one. As part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take a week or two to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass panel can be taken out, and the new adapted one put in. The fitting of the cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as already stated, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in East Grinstead. If you're a little nervous about creating an opening in your front or back door, you might be happier contacting an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This sort of task will not be too costly and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You or your fitter will need to ascertain what the interior structure of you door actually is, since for extra security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an outside wall. Calling for considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it's to be completed successfully. You could pick out a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled version that allows access via a pillar. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly made into your specified wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your furry friend can get out of and into your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in East Grinstead - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your wall, window or door, but it is damaged or not working properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a new one. A professional East Grinstead cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old entry unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it is secured.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that's been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed in the right way is crucial. If it's found that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN EAST GRINSTEAD
Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, you will find that there are handymen, professional cat flap installers and even glazing firms in the East Grinstead area who'll be willing to help. There's no better method of locating a reliable cat flap installer than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they are confident enough to recommend somebody who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased as well.
If it is not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least three different estimates from local tradespeople before choosing. It is generally wise not to always opt for the cheapest quote. Enquire about any guarantees they may provide for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
If you take care and choose a competent East Grinstead cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give great service to yourself and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in East Grinstead and also in: Felcourt, Cowden, St Hill Green, Upper Hartfield, Crawley Down, Turners Hill, Forest Row, Newchapel, Sunnyside, Kingscote, Lingfield, Felbridge, Rowfant, Ashurstwood, Blackwell, Brockhurst, as well as in these postcodes RH19 1HT, RH19 1JZ, RH19 1QE, RH19 1BW, RH19 1NZ, RH19 1LG, RH18 5LQ, RH18 5FR, RH10 4LP, RH19 1QG. Local East Grinstead cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone code 01342 and the postcode RH19.
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All throughout West Sussex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a specialist cat flap fitter in East Grinstead itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around East Grinstead
In the past twelve months cat flaps were installed in these East Grinstead streets: Oak Tree Close, Lowdells Lane, Keats Place, Bell Hammer, Old Road, Rockdene Close, Harmans Mead, St Margaret's Road, Beacon Rise, Turner Court, Wagg Close, West Hoathly Road, Ridgeway, Verbania Way, Chaucer Avenue, The Stennings, The Weald, Manor Road, Leacroft, Clays Close, Felbridge Close, Hurst Farm Road, Newton Avenue, Beech Fields, Buckhurst Way, Charlwoods Place, Mindelheim Avenue, Furze Lane, Christies, and in these West Sussex postcodes: RH19 1HT, RH19 1JZ, RH19 1QE, RH19 1BW, RH19 1NZ, RH19 1LG, RH18 5LQ, RH18 5FR, RH10 4LP, RH19 1QG.
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