Cat Flap Fitter Exmouth Devon (EX8): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Exmouth property helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having access to the world outside by means of a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what type of cat flap should you choose?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but let the cat climb through. Naturally, this is very basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Exmouth, who would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it may be appropriate for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This standard design can be to some degree improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your home.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and access or leave your property, thus avoiding some unwanted visitors. The downside is that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar model of collar may be able to get into your property when using this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of this equipment and can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
A model of cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline access security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is close by.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For added security, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that it's got the capability to enable exit only, permit only entry into your home, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with solutions for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be really easy if you've got a solid timber door, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. On no account should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN EXMOUTH
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can't be mounted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by cutting into it, and will damage its strength, security and thermal attributes. The truth is, it renders your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.
A specialist cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a glazing firm make a new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. You may have to wait a week or more for this pane to be manufactured, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. After fabrication, the old glass panel can be removed, and the new adapted one put in. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid timber door panels are the easiest alternative in relation to cat flap installation on your house in Exmouth. If you're hesitant about creating a hole in your front or back door, it's probably a good idea to contact a specialist to do the work for you. This kind of task won't be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be better to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could elect to install your cat flap into an external wall of your property in Exmouth. Calling for far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished successfully. You could go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version that permits access through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Exmouth - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. A reputable cat flap fitter in Exmouth will efficiently remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel which has been pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is crucial. If you discover this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN EXMOUTH
In and around Exmouth there are many different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing companies who offer cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. There's no better procedure for locating an excellent cat flap installer than by asking family and friends for referrals. If they've had similar work carried out by a local Exmouth tradesman, and been very pleased with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they will likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get three or four different estimates from local handymen before coming to a decision. It is generally advisable not to always opt for the cheapest option. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse.
If you take care and choose a competent Exmouth cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a superior quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give excellent service to you and your pet for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Exmouth and also nearby in: Woodbury, Lympstone, Exton, Woodmanton, Littleham, Sandy Bay, Knowle Village, Hulham, Budleigh Salterton, Topsham, Exeter, Withycombe Raleigh, Bystock, Brixington, Courtlands Cross, and in these postcodes EX8 1RL, EX8 1RS, EX8 1QJ, EX8 1HA, EX8 1HX, EX8 1JN, EX8 1SW, EX8 1SH, EX8 1DW, EX8 1BQ. Local Exmouth cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 01395 and the postcode EX8.
Cat Flap Enquiries Devon
Recent Devon cat flap installation projects: Keegan and Oliwia Wallace recently asked for a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Bere Ferrers. Mr and Mrs Brook recently asked for a price quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden door in a cottage in Pinhoe. Nova and Silas Rowland recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a semi-detached house in Buckfastleigh, Devon. Caelan Maloney recently asked for a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio back door in a cottage in Culmstock, Devon. Zakariyya Conway and Nyla Conway recently enquired about installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Denbury, Devon. Elodie Healy in Kennford was looking for somebody who could install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in her detached house. Montague Reed was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in his terraced house in Hennock, Devon. Stanislaw Judd recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a patio front door in a detached house in Pinhoe.
Exmouth Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Exmouth cat flap fitter including Petsafe cat flap installations, small cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation Exmouth, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in doors, Catmate cat flap installation in Exmouth, cat flap repair in Exmouth, cat flap installation in walls, infrared cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, dog flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap installation services, and more. If there happen to be some other Exmouth cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Exmouth
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Cat Flap Installation Around Exmouth
Folks who live in the following roads and streets have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Clerk Close, Church Mews, Albion Hill, Belvedere Road, Bridge Road, Alston Terrace, Clarence Road, Cranford Avenue, Crossingfields Drive, Dene Close, Bath Road, Tennyson Way, Comilla Close, Church Street, Truro Drive, Coleridge Close, Avondale Road, Ash Grove, St Johns Farm Mews, Shirley Close, Spruce Close, Bunn Road, Colvin Close, Sowden Lane, St Sevan Way, Somerville Close, Cranford Close, Chapel Street, Dinan Way, as well as these Exmouth area postcodes: EX8 1RL, EX8 1RS, EX8 1QJ, EX8 1HA, EX8 1HX, EX8 1JN, EX8 1SW, EX8 1SH, EX8 1DW, EX8 1BQ.
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