Cat Flap Fitter Harlow Essex (CM20): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Harlow, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When kept inside, cats much like humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having access to the world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. However, what sort of cat flap is best for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. The vast majority of Harlow cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although this could be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel.
This uncomplicated design is still far from ideal because it allows other cats or animals to enter into your house, however it can be to some degree improved on with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. Therefore any animal without a special collar can't access or leave your home. Again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, because any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar could perchance get into your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline entry security is to install the kind of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting access to pets that are microchipped.
Regardless which cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Currently, nearly all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for added security. Which means that the cat flap can enable access into your home only, allow exit only, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers you choices for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. The ability to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you have a timber door in your house in Harlow, installing you own cat flap should not be too difficult. But, if you're hoping to fit it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should seek outside assistance. This kind of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who are ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HARLOW
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazing window or door panels. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not merely the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Harlow cat flap fitter will measure your existing pane and put in an order for the new one. So your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be produced, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've obtained your new modified glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. The cat flap will then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Harlow, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. It's normally better to call on a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are in any way uncertain about cutting a big hole in your front door. This should give you the reassurance that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been carried out properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be fitted into uPVC doors. Having said that, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for additional security, which can cause some problems. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut a hole in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed on an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for considerably more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is certainly best left to an expert. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, but right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. This installation involves a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can get in and out of your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Harlow - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A trusted cat flap installer in Harlow will be capable of removing your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge up, the glass will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HARLOW
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, you will find that there are professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing suppliers in and around Harlow who'll be able to help. There are various ways of locating a reliable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking friends and family. You can be certain that if they've been prepared to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you will likely get a much similar service.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always obtain two or three different quotes before making your choice, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you've got some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installer in Harlow will provide you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Harlow and also nearby in: Epping Green, Nazeing, Church Langley, Bush Fair, North Weald Bassett, Tye Green, Matching Tye, Roydon, Newhall, Temple Fields, Old Harlow, Chipping Ongar, Halls Green, Gilston, Brays Grove, as well as in these postcodes CM17 0DN, CM17 0LP, CM17 0LE, CM17 9BD, CM17 0LJ, CM17 0NH, CM17 0EE, CM17 0HN, CM17 9BG, CM17 0DP. Local Harlow cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode CM20 and the telephone dialling code 01279.
Cat Flap Fitters Essex
In Essex you'll also locate: Wyatts Green cat flap fitters, Hatfield Heath cat flap installation, Southminster cat flap installers, Henham cat flap installers, Felsted cat flap installers, Fordham cat flap fitters, Orsett cat flap fitters, Wyatts Green cat flap installers, Wethersfield cat flap installers, Elmstead Market cat flap installation, Nazeing cat flap installers, Canewdon cat flap installation, Saffron Walden cat flap installers, Latchingdon cat flap fitters, Roxwell cat flap fitters, Sible Hedingham cat flap fitters, Roxwell cat flap installers, Little Baddow cat flap fitters, Littlebury cat flap installation, Runwell cat flap installers, Tillingham cat flap installers, Winchelsea Beach cat flap installers, Theydon Bois cat flap fitters, Stock cat flap installers, Thornwood Common cat flap installers, North Weald Bassett cat flap installers, Bradwell on Sea cat flap installation, South Hanningfield cat flap installation, West Mersea cat flap installation.
All throughout Essex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the right cat flap fitter in Harlow itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Harlow Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Harlow cat flap fitter including cat flap installation rates, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap removal in Harlow, large cat flaps, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in glass doors, microchip cat flap installation Harlow, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Harlow, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap replacement in Harlow, infrared cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps Harlow, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, Staywell cat flap installations in Harlow, cat flaps in metal doors in Harlow, and lots more. If there are additional Harlow cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Harlow
Also: Halls Green cat flap fitter, Epping Green cat flap fitter, Newhall cat flap fitter, Roydon cat flap fitter, Temple Fields cat flap fitter, North Weald Bassett cat flap fitter, Gilston cat flap fitter, Old Harlow cat flap fitter, Nazeing cat flap fitter, Chipping Ongar cat flap fitter, Matching Tye cat flap fitter, Brays Grove cat flap fitter, Tye Green cat flap fitter, Bush Fair cat flap fitter, Church Langley and more.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Harlow
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in these Harlow streets - Sewell Harris Close, Commonside Road, The Gardiners, Sheppards, The Hides, Bush Fair, The Robins, Barns Court, Copse Hill, The Mews, Shoe Lane, Cloverfield, School Lane, The Briars, The Bentons, Stile Croft, Campions, Altham Grove, Spruce Hill, Tanys Dell, Churchgate Street, Church Leys, The Stow, Church Mead, The Glebe, Shaftesbury Villas, Cobbins Way, Sycamore Field, as well as the following local Harlow postcodes: CM17 0DN, CM17 0LP, CM17 0LE, CM17 9BD, CM17 0LJ, CM17 0NH, CM17 0EE, CM17 0HN, CM17 9BG, CM17 0DP.
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