Cat Flap Fitter Frinton-on-Sea Essex (CO13): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your home in Frinton-on-Sea, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a great idea, but what is best sort of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The simplest kind of cat flap is essentially that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. The majority of cat owners in Frinton-on-Sea would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although this could be okay for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This basic design can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it's still far from perfect since it enables other creatures or cats to enter into your home.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or access your house, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar might be able to get into your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
A cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in Frinton-on-Sea feline access security. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. The flap is unlocked whenever your cat is nearby, only allowing entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in place is vital no matter which cat flap you are buying. Currently, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a four way locking system for extra security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit from your property only, enable only entrance into your home, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This will give you a number of options on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. The facility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Frinton-on-Sea house, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. But, if you're hoping to install it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you must seek outside help. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have all the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN FRINTON-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It's simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation properties. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A trustworthy Frinton-on-Sea cat flap installer will diligently take the precise measurements of your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing supplier. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. You might have a one or two week wait for this special pane to be produced, but if you need a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you have obtained your new modified pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden door panels are, as we mentioned above, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Frinton-on-Sea. If you are nervous about cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's wise to bring in a professional to complete the task for you. This sort of project is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty has an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most cases. It pays to know the interior construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always elect to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your property. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more skill and equipment to fit, so it is definitely better left to an expert. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your selected wall. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at either end to allow your feline friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Frinton-on-Sea - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it is damaged or not working properly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a replacement. A trustworthy cat flap fitter in Frinton-on-Sea will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding door, window or wall.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FRINTON-ON-SEA
In the Frinton-on-Sea area there are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. It may be possible to ask friends and relations for referrals in relation to obtaining a reliable cat flap installer. If they have had similar work accomplished by a local Frinton-on-Sea tradesman, and been over the moon with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they will do an excellent job for you as well.
If you can't find a fitter through recommendation, always try to obtain at least 3 different price quotes before coming to a decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Frinton-on-Sea you will end up with a good quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Frinton-on-Sea and also in nearby places like: Kirkby Cross, Row Heath, Great Holland, Great Oakley, Clacton-on-Sea, Beaumont, Walton on the Naze, Jaywick, Holland-on-Sea, Thorpe-le-Soken, Little Clacton, Kirby-le-Soken, Tendring, and in these postcodes CO13 0BP, CO13 9NP, CO13 9AP, CO13 9NL, CO13 0JQ, CO13 9AH, CO13 9LT, CO13 9JS, CO13 9HS, CO13 9AJ. Locally based Frinton-on-Sea cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01255 and the postcode CO13. Checking this can ensure you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Frinton-on-Sea householders will be able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services.
Frinton-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Essex Cat Flap Fitters
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All throughout Essex you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Frinton-on-Sea itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Frinton-on-Sea
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Cat Flap Installation Around Frinton-on-Sea
People living in the following roads have just recently requested cat flap installation services - Blaine Drive, Cliff Way, Warley Way, Pole Barn Lane, Graces Walk, Snape Way, Third Avenue, Walden Way, Fifth Avenue, Ashlyns Road, Jubilee Way, The Esplanade, Garden Court, Holland Road, Cambridge Road, Second Avenue, Heronsgate, Linkside, Waltham Way, Station Approach, Triangle Shopping Centre, The Crescent, The Sheltons, Plover Close, Oxford Road, Harold Road, Old Road, Harold Grove, as well as the following Frinton-on-Sea area postcodes: CO13 0BP, CO13 9NP, CO13 9AP, CO13 9NL, CO13 0JQ, CO13 9AH, CO13 9LT, CO13 9JS, CO13 9HS, CO13 9AJ. Work was completed in these areas by an expert cat flap fitter. Frinton-on-Sea home and property owners were given professional and reliable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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