Cat Flap Fitter Hastings

Hastings Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Hastings East Sussex (TN34): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Hastings, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats kept inside, as with humans, will show signs of frustration. Allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a great idea, but what is perfect kind of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most fundamental style of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut into a door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Of course, this is really basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Hastings, who would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although it could be okay for an outhouse door or fence panel.

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As this option allows other cats or creatures to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't get into or leave your home. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar can still get into your home when using this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of this equipment and can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. An added layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry companion gains access.

Having a cat flap that can identify your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in access security for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.

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When you're buying a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked. These days, most cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means it has the capability to allow only exit from your home, be locked fully, permit only entry into your house, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will give you options for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. A few higher end cat flaps can be set to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your cat's requirements.

Installing a cat flap on your own can be really simple if you have a solid timber door on your Hastings house, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-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 as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.

A specialist cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a glazing firm make a new pane. This new pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This might take two weeks or so to produce, but it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. After construction, your old glass unit will be taken out, and the new one put in. The installing of the cat flap can then be completed.

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External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, timber door panels are the simplest option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your house in Hastings. If you are dubious about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to call in an expert to complete the task for you. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you will end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the job has been carried out properly.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. You or your fitter will have to find out what the interior structure of you door is, because for extra security some uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single pane.

Wall Installation - If you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed on an outside wall. This form of installment is certainly best left to an expert, since it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. You will find there are several possibilities for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to allow your furry friend to enter and exit as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hastings - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. An expert Hastings cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old entry unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it's secured.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to check that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. The panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found this isn't the case and corners were cut during the original installation.


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In and around Hastings there are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There's no better procedure for finding a first-rate cat flap installer than asking friends and relations for referrals. If they're confident enough to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be happy as well.

If you can't find an installation specialist through recommendation, always get at least 3 different estimates before coming to a final decision, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.

If you take care and choose a dependable Hastings cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give good service to you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And all things considered - quality is the most important thing.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Hastings and also in: Silverhill, Telham, Hollington, Pett Level, Westfield, Guestling, Bexhill, Winchelsea, Crowhurst, Icklesham, Bulverhythe, and in these postcodes TN34 1QU, TN34 1LN, TN34 1LB, TN34 1UH, TN34 1QT, TN34 1TL, TN34 1QB, TN34 1XT, TN34 1AD, and TN34 1NP. Locally based Hastings cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode TN34 and the phone code 01424. Checking this out will guarantee that you access a local cat flat fitter. Householders in the local area can utilise these and many other comparable services. Just click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get estimates for cat flap installation.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Hastings cat flap fitter including the installation of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing Hastings, Petsafe cat flap installations in Hastings, cheap cat flaps, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap installation services Hastings, electronic cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap removal, 2-way cat flap installation, large cat flaps in Hastings, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches Hastings, cat flap installation price quotes, infrared cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into French doors, cat flap installation in walls, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors in Hastings, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, replacement cat flaps, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into patio doors in Hastings, conservatory cat flap installations, small cat flaps, and more. If there are additional Hastings cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the activities that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Hastings professionals will be happy to tell you about their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Pett Level cat flap fitters, Guestling cat flap fitters, Crowhurst cat flap fitters, Bexhill cat flap fitters, Winchelsea cat flap fitters, Bulverhythe cat flap fitters, Hollington cat flap fitters, Silverhill cat flap fitters, Telham cat flap fitters, Icklesham cat flap fitters, Westfield cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who install cat flaps can be found in all of these towns and localities. Their expertise and skill becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and proper fitting of your cat flap on your property. A cat flap installed by a specialist will not just fulfil your canine companion's needs but also suit the aesthetic and safety specifications of your home. By going here, local homeowners can get cat flap installation quotes. Need a cat flap installed for your furry friend? Don't delay, get a quote today!

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