Cat Flap Fitter Hailsham East Sussex (BN27): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Hailsham, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When continuously kept indoors, cats much like humans, will get irritated and grouchy. Allowing your cat access to the outside world by way of a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is perfect kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The simplest type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat climb through. While this could be suitable for a shed or outhouse door, the majority of cat owners in Hailsham would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house.
Because this solution will allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, although it can be improved on to some extent by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. Again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the Hailsham area that's got a similar collar could perhaps get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The type of cat flap that is can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next stage in Hailsham feline access security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will take multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to enter or exit.
The ability to lock it in position is essential regardless of what cat flap you are purchasing. Currently, most cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This means that the cat flap can permit only access into your house, be fully locked, allow exit from your premises only, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This provides you with a variety of alternatives on exactly how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. The wherewithal to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.
If you are pretty good at DIY, fitting a cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your property in Hailsham. However, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it on your own. These situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HAILSHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its insulation properties. In actual fact, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A reliable Hailsham cat flap fitter will meticulously measure up your existing unit and order a custom-made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this pane to be produced, but if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you have acquired your new modified glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new one installed. It's now possible to install the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Hailsham, as was previously mentioned, are solid wood doors. If you are uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front door, it's wise to call in an expert to do the work for you. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been completed in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for further security. The easiest kind of installation is in doors with one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could opt to install a cat flap in an outside wall of your house. Calling for far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it's to be executed correctly. You could choose a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model which permits access through a pillar. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can enter and exit your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hailsham - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it's broken or not working correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A reliable cat flap installer in Hailsham will be able to remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding door, window or wall.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be important to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HAILSHAM
There are a number of different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing suppliers in the Hailsham area, who offer cat flap installation onto whatever door or structure you need. There is no better procedure for finding an excellent cat flap fitter than asking family and friends for referrals. If they've had similar work done by a local Hailsham tradesman themselves, and been very pleased with the outcome, you can anticipate that they'll do a first-rate job for you too.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get 2 or 3 estimates from local Hailsham cat flap installers or handymen. Study these price quotes closely and do not always opt for the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best one. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Hailsham will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Hailsham and also in: Wartling, Upper Dicker, Golden Cross, Upper Horsebridge, Herstmonceux, Polegate, Lower Dicker, Pevensey, Summerhill, Whitesmith, Chiddingly, Horam, Arlington, Magham Down, Hellingly, Downash, Hankham, together with these postcodes BN27 1ED, BN27 1UA, BN26 6QX, BN27 1AD, BN27 1QN, BN27 1DT, BN27 1NF, BN27 1JQ, BN27 1EJ, BN27 1PN. Locally based Hailsham cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode BN27 and the phone code 01323.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for people living in Coldthorne Lane, Caburn Way, Antares Path, Boreham Lane, The Paddocks, Apex Park, Tilley Lane, Sandbanks Way, Clyde Park, Bexley Close, Cinderford Lane, Ditchling Way, The Ridgeway, Downsview Road, Compton Terrace, Cacklebury, Ashburnham Place, Bramley Walk, Summerfields Avenue, Beckenham Close, Coopers Croft, The Green, Blossom Walk, Bellbanks Bungalows, Deanland Road, Sandbanks Gardens, Arran Close, Battle Road, Arlington Road East and these Hailsham postcodes: BN27 1ED, BN27 1UA, BN26 6QX, BN27 1AD, BN27 1QN, BN27 1DT, BN27 1NF, BN27 1JQ, BN27 1EJ, BN27 1PN.
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