Cat Flap Fitter Grays Essex (RM17): To give your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Grays house. When continuously kept inside, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grouchy. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. But, what style of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
The simplest form of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is fixed over it to give some protection from the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be good enough for most Grays cat owners, who would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it could be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
Because this option permits other cats or creatures to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a bit by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal that does not have a special collar cannot get into or leave your house. Once again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, because any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar might be able to gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products and can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to fit a model of cat flap which recognises your pet's micro-chip. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap will be unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting access to pets that are microchipped.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can enable only exit from your home, allow entrance into your house only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This offers complete control over how your cat flap operates both throughout the day and during the night. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with a few of the higher end devices.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be fairly simple if you've got a solid wood door, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. Although, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it by yourself. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN GRAYS
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Grays cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing unit and put in an order for a brand new one. This new pane will have a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to produce. Once your new glass panel is delivered, the fitter will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. The cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wood door panels are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Grays. If you're somewhat nervous about cutting a hole in your front or back door, you may be better off contacting an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat will have the use of a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for further security, which may cause some problems. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut a hole in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an external wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is definitely better left to a professional. You can decide on a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version which permits entry via a pillar. A neat square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your feline friend can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Grays - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of a comparable size. Your cat flap fitter will take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a new flap for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is essential to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GRAYS
In and around Grays there are a number of specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals with regards to locating a decent cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who's done work for them, you'll get a much similar level of service.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always try to get at least 3 different estimates before coming to a final decision, and don't forget that cheapest may not always be best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse for compensation.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Grays you should end up with a high quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Grays and also in: North Stifford, Rainham, West Tilbury, Mucking, Stanford-le-Hope, Badgers Dene, Linford, Chafford Hundred, Aveley, Horndon on the Hill, Tilbury, Chadwell St Mary, Upminster, Little Thurrock, Orsett, together with these postcodes RM16 2BP, RM16 2DN, RM16 2EX, RM16 2HL, RM16 2UT, RM16 2AW, RM16 2PL, RM16 2UD, RM16 2AT, RM16 2SJ. Locally based Grays cat flap installers will likely have the telephone code 01375 and the postcode RM17.
Grays Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Grays cat flap fitter including Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in doors Grays, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Grays, Sureflap cat flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps in Grays, cat flaps in metal doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap repair, cheap cat flaps in Grays, cat flap removal Grays, infrared cat flap installation in Grays, automatic cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, pet flap installations in Grays, cat flap installation in walls, electronic cat flap installations, and lots more. If there are different Grays cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Grays
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Cat Flap Installation Around Grays
Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Grays roads - Thames Drive, College Avenue, Delargy Close, Clockhouse Lane, Daniel Close, Bradleigh Avenue, Connaught Avenue, The Mall, Chilton Road, Alexandra Close, Sedge Court, Crest Avenue, St Giles Close, St Teresa Walk, Crowstone Road, Tyrrells Hall Close, Charlotte Place, Thorley Road, Douglas Close, St Annes Close, Almond Close, Button Road, Churchill Road, Curzon Drive, Saints Walk, Camden Close, Butler Walk, Chelmer Road, Samphire Court, as well as these Grays area postcodes: RM16 2BP, RM16 2DN, RM16 2EX, RM16 2HL, RM16 2UT, RM16 2AW, RM16 2PL, RM16 2UD, RM16 2AT, RM16 2SJ.
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