Cat Flap Fitter Great Wakering Essex (SS3): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your home in Great Wakering, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when kept inside, and not able to roam. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but what is perfect sort of cat flap for your pet?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat climb through. Obviously, this is really basic, and will rarely adequate for most Great Wakering cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although it may be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated design can be slightly improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it's still a long way off being ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to get into your home.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your home unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar may be able to get into your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products and can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The type of cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's own micro-chip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. The microchip number is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). The flap is unlocked whenever your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it's of a type that can be locked. For extra security, almost all cat flaps feature a four way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that the cat flap can allow exit from your home only, be fully locked, allow only access into your property, or be set for two way exit and entry. This will provide you with choices for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap operates. A few of the higher end models can be programmed to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your cat's and your requirements.
If you have a wooden door on your property in Great Wakering, installing you own cat flap should not be that hard. Although, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it on your own. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who'll be delighted to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN GREAT WAKERING
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and show them the gate. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, along with its insulating properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Great Wakering cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing unit and order a brand new one. As part of its structure this new double glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed neatly into. This may take a couple of weeks to produce, however it's basically the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have taken possession of your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. The cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for cat flap installations in Great Wakering, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden doors. If you are uncertain about making a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to bring in an expert to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you'll end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the job has been carried out properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. Having said that, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which could cause problems. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to swap the panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed on an outside wall. This kind of installation is definitely best left to a specialist, because it calls for far more equipment and skill to execute. There are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your selected wall. A cat flap can then be mounted on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Great Wakering - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A good cat flap fitter in Great Wakering will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the window, wall or door.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be necessary to check that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GREAT WAKERING
Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are plenty of specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies in the Great Wakering area who will be glad to help. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals when it comes to tracking down a first-rate cat flap fitter. If they're willing to recommend an individual who they have used, you can be sure that you will be pleased also.
If it isn't possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get 2 or 3 different quotes from local handymen before choosing. It's generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest option. Check if they provide any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go amiss as the work is carried out.
If you take your time and choose a dependable Great Wakering cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a high quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.
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