Cat Flap Fitter Ely Cambridgeshire (CB7): To allow your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Ely home. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. But, what sort of cat flap is best in your case?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat climb through. Whilst this may be appropriate in an outhouse or shed door, the vast majority of Ely cat owners would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.
This basic design can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it is still far from perfect because it allows other cats or creatures a way to get into your property.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to get into or leave your property unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other moggy in the Ely area that has a similar model of collar can easily gain access to your home with this kind of cat flap installed. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to fit a model of cat flap which recognises your cat's micro-chip. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.
Being able to lock it in position is important no matter which cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold currently have a four way locking mechanism. Which means it has the capability to enable admission into your property only, allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This offers you options for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap operates. In line with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the higher end models.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be fairly easy if you have a solid wood door on your Ely house, and respectable DIY capabilities. But, if you are hoping to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should ask for outside help. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ELY
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your new cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Ely cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current pane and order the new one. This new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This might take a week or two to manufacture, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, the old glass unit will be taken out, and the new one put in. It will now be possible to install and set up your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for installing a new cat flap in Ely, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. If you're a little uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front or back door, you might be better off hiring an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of undertaking will not be too expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some doors are steel lined for extra security. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always decide to install your cat flap on an exterior wall of your property. Requiring a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. You can choose a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model that permits entry through a pillar. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A cat flap can then be attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ely - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of a similar size. An experienced Ely cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it is secured.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that's been pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been cut and installed in the right way is vital. If it's found this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ELY
There are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing firms in the Ely area, who provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or construction you need. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals in relation to finding an excellent cat flap installer. If they're happy to recommend someone who they have used, you can be certain that you'll be happy as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get two or three price quotes from local Ely cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these closely and never automatically go with the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best one. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they may offer for their workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go awry.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Ely will supply you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ely and also in nearby places like: Witcham, Coveney, Soham, Queen Adelaide, Little Downham, Burnt Fen, Haddenham, Isleham, Stretham, Chettisham, Mepal, Kennyhill, Little Thetford, Witchford, Littleport, Prickwillow, together with these postcodes CB6 1DN, CB6 2WS, CB6 1AS, CB6 2FE, CB6 1ED, CB6 3BA, CB6 2XW, CB6 3AE, CB6 3QR, CB6 2WW. Local Ely cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01353 and the postcode CB7.
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There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Ely cat flap fitter including large cat flaps, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation services, cat flap removal in Ely, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, pet flap installations Ely, infrared cat flap installation Ely, cat flap installation quotations, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Ely, small cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installation Ely, 2-way cat flap installation Ely, and more. If there happen to be other Ely cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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In the previous twelve months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Ely streets: The Dock, The Close, Tudor Row, Sharmans Road, Alexandra Road, Birch Close, Christopher Tye Close, Ashley Gardens, Debden Green, Trinity Close, Breach Lane, The Borough, The America, Staples Lane, Sextry Court, Cophall Drove, Carter Street, Chestnut Drive, Churchgate Street, Beald Way, Churchill Court, Stewards Lane, Bedford Close, Top Street, Chiefs Street, Collins Hill, Bury Lane, The Oakery, St Marys Street, and in these Cambridgeshire postcodes: CB6 1DN, CB6 2WS, CB6 1AS, CB6 2FE, CB6 1ED, CB6 3BA, CB6 2XW, CB6 3AE, CB6 3QR, CB6 2WW.
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