Cat Flap Fitter Gillingham Kent (ME7): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Gillingham, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your cat easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. If this sounds like a good idea to you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you put in?
The simplest type of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. The vast majority of Gillingham cat owners would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although this may be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
Because this solution allows other creatures or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your house, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar may be able to access your property when using this sort of cat flap. An improvement to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the user.
The next stage in feline entry security is to fit a cat flap that recognises your cat's micro-chip. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your micro-chipped pets to exit or enter.
Being able to lock it in position is vital no matter which cat flap you're buying. The majority of cat flaps sold today feature a four way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, permit exit only, enable only entrance into your house, or be set for two way exit and entry. This gives you a variety of solutions on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. The wherewithal to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's needs is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you have a wooden door on your property in Gillingham, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. However, if it is going to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it yourself. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN GILLINGHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. New cat flaps can not be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulation attributes too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure your current double glazing unit and have a glazing firm make a new pane. So the cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take two weeks or so to produce. Once you've acquired your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. The installing of the cat flap can then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Gillingham, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you're somewhat nervous about making an opening in your door, you may be happier hiring a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you will end up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been done properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. It pays to know the internal construction, since some doors are steel lined for extra security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more skill and equipment to fit, so it's definitely better left to an expert. Most wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angular access through a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap can then be mounted on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Gillingham - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A specialist Gillingham cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old entry unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, window or wall on which it's attached.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be necessary to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GILLINGHAM
In the Gillingham area there are many different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. There's no better procedure for tracking down a reliable cat flap installer than asking relatives and friends for recommendations. If they're confident enough to recommend someone who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be happy too.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least 3 different estimates from local handymen before deciding. It is generally sensible not to always opt for the cheapest quote. Check whether they supply any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes wrong when the work is carried out.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Gillingham you will wind up with a quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Gillingham and also nearby in: Hempstead, Rochester, Rainham, Frindsbury, Chattenden, Walderslade, Lower Rainham, Blue Bell Hill, St Marys Island, Luton, Wainscott, Grange, Hartlip, Brompton, Wouldham, Wigmore, Chatham, as well as in these postcodes ME7 1BW, ME7 1BQ, ME7 1FS, ME7 1JL, ME7 1AG, ME7 1BU, ME7 1LB, ME5 7AP, ME4 4UN, ME4 4XA. Locally based Gillingham cat flap installers will likely have the postcode ME7 and the telephone dialling code 01634.
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Cat Flap Enquiries Kent
The latest Kent cat flap installation requests: Denny Gleave recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Bobbing, Kent. Star Bryson and Ibrahim Bryson recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in St Margarets At Cliffe, Kent. Hadi and Brianna Bristow recently asked for a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Newington. Imogen Owens recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a glass door in a bungalow in Crockenhill. Angelica Hicks in Istead Rise, Kent was looking for someone who could install an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in her semi-detached house. Rebekah Keeling recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Eastchurch. Ariana Kirby and Remy Kirby recently asked for a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Chestfield, Kent. Aimee Kumar and Aamir Kumar recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in a bungalow in Chilham.
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Folks living in the following areas have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - The Rise, St Georges Road, Toronto Road, Abbey Road, Deanwood Drive, Sunderland Drive, Canterbury Lane, Clover Lay, Admiralty Terrace, Shakespeare Road, Chartwell Court, Crundale Road, The Old Carriageway, Chatham Hill, Style Close, Cherry Tree Road, Dunns Lane, St Edmunds Way, Cordery Gardens, Chatsworth Road, Blackthorn Road, Childscroft Road, Shottenden Road, Craddock Way, Doddington Road, Swain Road, Trinity Road, Cornwall Road, Church Close, Clematis Avenue, as well as these Gillingham area postcodes: ME7 1BW, ME7 1BQ, ME7 1FS, ME7 1JL, ME7 1AG, ME7 1BU, ME7 1LB, ME5 7AP, ME4 4UN, ME4 4XA.
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