Cat Flap Fitter Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Great Dunmow Essex (CM6): A great way to improve your cat's independence and boost it's overally quality of life is to fit a cat flap on an outside door or wall of your house in Great Dunmow. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. When allowed quick access to the outside world with a cat flap, your pet has a far better chance of staying fit and healthy. However, what type of cat flap is best for your situation?

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The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is placed over it to offer protection from the elements. Although this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door, the vast majority of Great Dunmow cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house.

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This basic model can be to some degree improved on with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your home.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your house unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other cat in the Great Dunmow area who's got a similar collar will be able to access your house with this type of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.

Choosing a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in access gadgets for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is in close proximity, only permitting access to pets that have a microchip.

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Being able to lock it in place is vital whichever cat flap you are buying. For added security, almost all cat flaps have a four way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, allow access into your property only, allow exit only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This provides you with solutions for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap operates. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your requirements is also an option with some of the top-end models of cat flap.

Fitting a cat flap on your own can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door on your Great Dunmow home, and respectable DIY skills. Although, if it needs to be fitted into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who are happy to accept such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your new cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, as well as its insulating attributes. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.

A reputable Great Dunmow cat flap fitter will meticulously get the dimensions of your current panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed snugly into. This might take a week or more to manufacture, but it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, your old glass pane will be removed, and the new one put in. It's now possible to fit the cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Great Dunmow, as was mentioned previously, are wooden door panels. If you are hesitant about making a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to call on an expert to undertake the project for you. This sort of task won't be too costly and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. You or your installer will have to determine what the internal construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut into your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. Requiring much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. You can pick out a straightforward tunnel style, or maybe a right angle model that enables entry through a pillar. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut into your specified wall. A cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Great Dunmow - If you already have a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's broken or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a new one. Your cat flap installer will take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.


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In and around Great Dunmow there are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services for windows, walls or doors. There are a variety of ways to find a reliable cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy as well.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get at least three estimates from local Great Dunmow tradesmen. Study these closely and do not always choose the cheapest offer, as this won't necessarily be the best one. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.

If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Great Dunmow you will end up with a high quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.

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Great Dunmow Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Great Dunmow Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Great Dunmow cat flap fitter including large cat flaps, 2-way cat flap installation in Great Dunmow, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into patio doors Great Dunmow, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into French doors in Great Dunmow, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing in Great Dunmow, cat flap upgrades, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flap installation in glass doors Great Dunmow, Sureflap cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap removal, the installation of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation Great Dunmow, cat flap installation in wooden doors, magnetic cat flap installation Great Dunmow, Catmate cat flap installation, small cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into porches, microchip cat flaps Great Dunmow, cat flaps in uPVC doors, and more. If there are other Great Dunmow cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the activities that are carried out by people specialising in cat flaps. Great Dunmow providers will tell you about their entire range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Great Dunmow information was updated on 29-08-2023)