Cat Flap Fitter Frome Somerset (BA11): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Frome, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, much like people, will often show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside by means of a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what type of cat flap should you install?
The simplest kind of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat move through. While this might be suitable for a shed or outhouse door, the majority of Frome cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property.
As this option can allow other cats or creatures to enter your house, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't leave or get into your property. Again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the area that's got a similar model of collar may be able to gain access to your property. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to use a model of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can permit entrance into your property only, be fully locked, allow exit from your house only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This provides you with a number of alternatives on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. The ability to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, installing a cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your property in Frome. However, if it has to be installed into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt it by yourself. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN FROME
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will damage its thermal properties, security and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A reputable Frome cat flap fitter will diligently take the measurements of your existing panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this special pane to be manufactured, but if you need a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. When your new pane of glass shows up, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid wood door panels are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Frome. If you're uncertain about cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's probably a good idea to call on a professional to do the job for you. This kind of task will not be too expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some door panels are lined with steel for added security. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut holes in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Requiring far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a specialist, if it's to be completed correctly. You'll find there are a couple of options for this type of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut into your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to permit your furry friend to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Frome - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your door, window or wall can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. Your cat flap installer should be able to remove the old cat flap, without harming the door, wall or window, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. The glass will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues, if it becomes obvious that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FROME
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a wall, window or door, you will find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants in the Frome area who'll be glad to help. There's no better method of finding a first-rate cat flap installer than by asking family and friends for recommendations. If they have had similar work completed by a local Frome tradesman themselves, and been very pleased with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a good job for you.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always obtain two or three different estimates before coming to a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask if they provide any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something goes wrong as the work is carried out.
If you take care and choose a dependable Frome cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Frome and also in: Gibbet Hill, Egford, Oldford, Rodden, Spring Gardens, Berkley, Beckington, The Butts, Great Elm, Lower Whatley, Keyford, Nunney, Chantry, Clink, Buckland Dinham, Chapmanslade, together with these postcodes BA11 1JH, BA11 1DB, BA11 1GH, BA11 1HP, BA11 1DF, BA11 1GD, BA11 1AU, BA11 1LT, BA11 1AH, BA11 1BY. Locally based Frome cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode BA11 and the dialling code 01373.
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Cat Flap Enquiries Somerset
The latest Somerset cat flap installation requests: Carter and May Judd recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Shipham. Deniz Crawford and Darci Crawford recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass door in a bungalow in Hutton. Mr and Mrs Metcalfe recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in Stogursey. Kamran and Aliza Biggs recently asked for a quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in a terraced house in High Littleton, Somerset. Orlaith Sallis recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset. Danielius Mcdonald was looking for someone to install a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in his bungalow in Catcott, Somerset. Kaiden and Cecilia Burr recently asked for an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Nailsea, Somerset. Soraya Crocker and Igor Crocker recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in Dundry, Somerset.
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In the Somerset area you'll additionally find: Bishops Hull cat flap installers, Paulton cat flap installation, East Coker cat flap installation, Creech St Michael cat flap installers, Dulverton cat flap fitters, Crewkerne cat flap installation, Bathford cat flap installers, Bathampton cat flap installation, Beckington cat flap installers, Street cat flap installers, North Petherton cat flap installers, Barwick cat flap installers, South Petherton cat flap installers, Shepton Mallet cat flap installation, Mark cat flap installation, Martock cat flap installation, Comeytrowe cat flap installers, Charlton Mackrell cat flap installers, Wiveliscombe cat flap fitters, Norton St Philip cat flap installers, Easton in Gordano cat flap fitters, Wells cat flap installation, Ilchester cat flap installers, Cotford St Luke cat flap installation, Huish Episcopi cat flap installers, Cotford St Luke cat flap installers, Stoke St Gregory cat flap installation, Chard cat flap fitters.
All throughout Somerset you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Frome itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Frome
Households in Catherston Close, Aspen Close, Braithwaite Way, Cuckoo Hill, Stoneleigh Rise, Berkley Road, Bridge Street, Caxton Road, St Michaels Close, Broadway, Sycamore Drive, Birch Walk, Cheddar Close, Adderwell Close, Bonnyleigh View, Crown Gardens, Bulls Green, Critchill Road, Bramley Drive, Ashtree Road, Stanier Close, Cranmore View, Tyntshill, Cabell Court, Buckland Down, Collett Way, Badcox, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Frome area postcodes: BA11 1JH, BA11 1DB, BA11 1GH, BA11 1HP, BA11 1DF, BA11 1GD, BA11 1AU, BA11 1LT, BA11 1AH, BA11 1BY.
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