Cat Flap Fitter Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Frinton-on-Sea Essex (CO13): To give your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Frinton-on-Sea house. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Having access to the world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is perfect type of cat flap for your pet?

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The most basic style of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but permit the cat pass through it. Of course, this is very basic, and won't be sufficient for most Frinton-on-Sea cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.

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This standard design is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your house, nonetheless it can be improved on a little with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.

A step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. This means that any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot access or leave your house. The downside is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar can still gain access to your home with this type of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier. An extra layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your feline friend gets access.

A cat flap that's can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next level in feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened when your cat is close-by, only allowing access to pets that have a micro-chip.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a design that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold currently have a 4-way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit access into your premises only, enable exit from your property only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entry capability. This will give you choices for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.

If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap should not be that difficult, if you have a solid timber door on your house in Frinton-on-Sea. However, if it needs to be fitted into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it on your own. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a dependable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. It is simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the panel, but it removes the insulating properties as well. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.

It is necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Frinton-on-Sea cat flap fitter will measure your existing unit and put in an order for the new one. As part of its structure this new double glazing unit will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. You may have a one or two week wait for this pane to be made, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you've taken possession of your new adapted glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new panel installed. The fitting of the cat flap will then be completed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for installing a new cat flap in Frinton-on-Sea, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. If you are uncomfortable with making a hole in your door, it's a good move to contact an expert to do the job for you. This sort of undertaking won't be all that expensive and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, because some doors are steel lined for further security. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be less expensive to swap the panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your house in Frinton-on-Sea, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. This form of installation is definitely better left to an expert, since it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You will find there are a number of choices for this installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) style. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut into your specified wall. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can get in and out of your house whenever it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Frinton-on-Sea - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your door, window or wall, but it's damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. A professional Frinton-on-Sea cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old entry unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it is secured.

If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make certain that the glass has been made, cut and installed accurately. If it is found this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass unit will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.


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In and around Frinton-on-Sea there are many handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services for walls, windows or doors. There is no better approach to locating an excellent cat flap installer than asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they have had similar work accomplished by a local Frinton-on-Sea tradesman, and been delighted with the result, you can reasonably expect that they will do a high quality job for you too.

If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to always go for the cheapest offer. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse to compensation.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Frinton-on-Sea will supply you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.


For cats and their owners alike, cat flaps present a multitude of advantages:

  1. Better Control: With some advanced cat flaps, programming is possible, allowing synchronization with your cat's microchip or a specific collar tag. This ensures exclusive use by your cat, providing total control over their entrances and exits.
  2. Reduced Stress: The installation of a cat flap means you no longer have to constantly monitor and open the door for your cat, easing stress for both of you, as your pet can leave and return without needing your aid.
  3. Enhanced Security: Numerous cat flaps come fitted with locking systems, enabling entry to be restricted to certain cats and preventing the intrusion of unwelcome guests. This attribute strengthens home safety by barring the entry of stray animals and possible hazards.
  4. Convenience for Owners: The obligation for owners to interrupt their day-to-day tasks to let cats inside or outside is no longer present. This benefit is particularly important for individuals with full schedules or irregular working hours.
  5. Independence for Cats: Cat flaps offer cats, inherently independent, the opportunity to explore, exercise, and satisfy their curiosity as they wish, which can result in increased happiness and health.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Frinton-on-Sea and also nearby in: Little Clacton, Thorpe-le-Soken, Stones Green, Kirby-le-Soken, Beaumont, Great Holland, Thorpe Green, Row Heath, Tendring, Walton on the Naze, Hamford, and in these postcodes CO13 9ER, CO13 9LQ, CO13 9NQ, CO13 9DZ, CO13 9EU, CO13 9NL, CO13 9JH, CO13 0TW, CO13 9NT, and CO13 9JD. Local Frinton-on-Sea cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01255 and the postcode CO13. Checking this out can guarantee that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Householders in the local area will be able to utilise these and lots of other related services. Need a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find reputable tradespeople to provide free cat flap installation quotations.

Automatic Cat Flap Installation

For those people living in Frinton-on-Sea, automatic cat flaps provide an inventive solution to the problem of giving pets the freedom they seek while maintaining control of their movements. These flaps are equipped with the latest technology, such as RFID sensors and chips, which can identify the presence of a cat and grant them access, thus restricting unauthorised entry. Cat owners can use certain sorts of automatic cat flaps to program lock and unlock times, increasing security and enhancing control over their pets' movements. Automatic cat flaps provide the convenience of enabling cats to enter and exit the property without needing manual involvement, even when their owners are out. Also, automatic cat flaps can also help to prevent unwelcome animals or pests from entering the home, creating a safer and more comfortable environment for both owners and pets.... READ MORE.

Cat Flap Positioning Advice

Proper cat flap positioning is crucial for ensuring the convenience of your cat and the safety of your home when you install one. Considering various aspects such as possible security risks, the size and breed of your cat and the layout of your home, a professional cat flap fitter can provide you with expert advice on the position of your cat flap.

By providing their support, they can help you choose the perfect location for the flap, making it easily accessible for your cat but not for intruders. To prevent intruders from getting into your garden through the flap, they may advise you against installing it near a fence or hedge, or recommend a higher position to keep small animals out of your home.

Cat flap positioning advice can aid you in avoiding typical mistakes and guaranteeing that your cat flap is installed in the most appropriate and advantageous position.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing Frinton-on-Sea

Cat flap weatherproofing is important for maintaining the comfort and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats. A warm and dry environment for both the feline and the occupants is achieved by a properly weatherproofed cat flap, preventing draughts, wind and rain from seeping into the house. Cat flaps with superior quality seals and insulating materials form a tight barrier against the weather. In addition, the entrance can be shielded from harsh climatic conditions by installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. The cat flap's effectiveness in providing a cosy and weather-protected space for your cat is preserved through regular maintenance, which involves checking seals for damage. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Frinton-on-Sea)

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Also find: Row Heath cat flap fitters, Hamford cat flap fitters, Little Clacton cat flap fitters, Great Holland cat flap fitters, Thorpe Green cat flap fitters, Tendring cat flap fitters, Walton on the Naze cat flap fitters, Stones Green cat flap fitters, Thorpe-le-Soken cat flap fitters, Beaumont cat flap fitters, Kirby-le-Soken cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who fit cat flaps can be found in all these locations. When it concerns the secure and correct installation of your cat flap on your home, their know-how and expertise is vital. By going with professional installation, you can be assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's safety and aesthetic criteria. Local householders can get cat flap installation price quotes by going here. So, why not get cracking with your cat flap installation today!

Frinton-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Frinton-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Frinton-on-Sea cat flap fitter including cat flaps in double glazed doors in Frinton-on-Sea, Petsafe cat flap installation in Frinton-on-Sea, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, cat flaps in metal doors, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing Frinton-on-Sea, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing, Staywell cat flap installation, 4-way cat flaps Frinton-on-Sea, cat flap installation in wooden doors Frinton-on-Sea, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors, microchip cat flaps Frinton-on-Sea, cat flap installation quotes, automatic cat flap installations, 4-way cat flap installation in Frinton-on-Sea, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, cat flap positioning advice, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors Frinton-on-Sea, the installation of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flap removal, Sureflap cat flap installation, small cat flaps, cheap cat flaps, and more. If there are additional Frinton-on-Sea cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the activities that are handled by those specialising in cat flaps. Frinton-on-Sea companies will be happy to tell you about their full range of cat flap installation services.

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