Cat Flap Fitter Ferndown Dorset (BH22): To allow your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Ferndown home. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what form of cat flap should you choose?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but let the cat climb through. The majority of Ferndown cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this solution allows other cats or creatures to enter your property, it is not at all recommended, although it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or access your house unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, since any other cat in the area that has a similar collar can still gain access to your property. An improvement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
Picking a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in access security for felines. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will take multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps have a four way locking system nowadays. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, enable only exit from your home, enable entry into your premises only, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This provides total control over how your cat flap operates both during the day and throughout the night time. Some top-end devices can be set to perform specific functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your requirements.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Ferndown property, and reasonable DIY capabilities. However, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. These situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN FERNDOWN
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
A trustworthy Ferndown cat flap installer will carefully take the precise measurements of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This may take a couple of weeks to produce, however it is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. When your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, solid wooden door panels are the easiest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your house in Ferndown. It's often better to bring in a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all dubious about making a big hole in your front or back door. This should provide you with the reassurance that you will end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been completed properly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You'll have to establish what the internal structure of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into your door, you could decide to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your house. Needing much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angular access via a pillar is also possible. This installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ferndown - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a wall, window or door, but it's broken or not working properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. A reputable cat flap installer in Ferndown will be capable of removing the unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall.
If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FERNDOWN
In the Ferndown area there are several handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services for windows, doors or walls. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals with regards to obtaining a first-rate cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, then you'll have a similar experience.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendations, always get at least three different price quotes before making your choice, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and make sure you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go wrong.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Ferndown will supply you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Ferndown and also in: Matchams, St Leonards, Hampreston, Stapehill, West Moors, Hayes, Colehill, Clayford, Canford Bottom, West Parley, Little Canford, Wimborne Minster, Ameysford, Tricketts Cross, Canford Magna, and in these postcodes BH22 2BH, BH22 8QR, BH22 2ED, BH22 8NB, BH21 7PY, BH22 8QT, BH21 7SG, BH22 2DG, BH22 8BH, BH22 8AU. Local Ferndown cat flap installers will most likely have the dialling code 01202 and the postcode BH22.
Ferndown Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Dorset Cat Flap Fitters
Around Dorset you will additionally find: Fortuneswell cat flap fitters, Bradford Abbas cat flap installation, Wool cat flap installers, Chickerell cat flap installation, Crossways cat flap installation, Milborne St Andrew cat flap installation, Overcombe cat flap installers, Lyme Regis cat flap installation, Beaminster cat flap fitters, St Ives cat flap fitters, Iwerne Minster cat flap installation, Wimborne Minster cat flap installation, Verwood cat flap installation, Stalbridge cat flap installers, Netherbury cat flap installation, Wool cat flap fitters, Southbourne cat flap installers, Bridport cat flap installation, Yetminster cat flap installers, Ferndown cat flap fitters, Iwerne Minster cat flap fitters, Thornford cat flap installation, Blandford St Mary cat flap fitters, Bourton cat flap fitters, Broadwindsor cat flap installation, Merley cat flap fitters, Southbourne cat flap fitters, Shaftesbury cat flap installation, Dorchester cat flap fitters.
Throughout Dorset you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Ferndown itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Enquiries Dorset
Recently posted Dorset cat flap installation requests: Sufyan Coburn recently enquired about getting a price for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in a cottage in Marnhull. Nathanael Hewlett was looking for someone to install a cat flap in a glass front door in his semi-detached house in Bradpole, Dorset. Alex and Kaia Kirby recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in Broadwindsor. Astrid and Addison Duke recently asked for a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Fortuneswell, Dorset. Mr and Mrs Mccallum recently asked for a price quote for installing a cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Alderholt. Kaya Piper in Ferndown, Dorset was looking for somebody who could install a manual locking cat flap in a glass back door in her terraced house. Malaika Forde and Yaseen Forde recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a glass back door in a cottage in West Parley, Dorset. Laiba More recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in Motcombe.
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In Apple Tree Grove, Charnwood Close, Braeside Road, Bramley Road, Canterbury Close, Cliveden Close, Dunedin Gardens, Stewarts Way, St Georges Drive, Summercroft Way, Bunting Road, Stalbridge Drive, Brierley Avenue, Arnold Road, Corbin Avenue, Dunedin Close, Dudsbury Avenue, Derwent Close, Arnold Close, St Leonards Farm Park, Church Road, Chine Walk, Brabourne Avenue, Denewood Copse, Shaftesbury Road, Southern Avenue, as well as these local Ferndown postcodes: BH22 2BH, BH22 8QR, BH22 2ED, BH22 8NB, BH21 7PY, BH22 8QT, BH21 7SG, BH22 2DG, BH22 8BH, BH22 8AU, homeowners have just recently needed cat flap installation.
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