Cat Flap Fitter Hawkwell

Hawkwell Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Hawkwell Essex (SS5): Fitting a cat flap doesn't only save you the headache of having to open the door every time the cat wishes to go in or out, it also gives your cat extra independence and improves it's overall quality of life. Cats are quite like people in a lot of ways, and will likely start to show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept inside for long periods of time without a break. Having easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If you choose to go down the cat flap route, you'll then have to determine what sort of cat flap would be best for you.

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A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut in a door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the weather. Though this may be acceptable in an outhouse or shed door, most cat owners in Hawkwell would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property.

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This standard design can be slightly improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it is still far from perfect since it enables other cats or animals a way to get into your house.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to access or leave your property unless it's fitted with this special collar. The downside here is that any other cat in the area that has a similar model of collar could possible gain access to your home when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier. Access is limited to your furry friend alone, delivering an additional layer of control and security.

The type of cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Hawkwell feline entrance security. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is nearby.

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No matter which cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Currently, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable only entry into your house, enable exit from your premises only, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This provides you with a variety of options on precisely how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night time. A few high end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your pet's requirements.

Fitting a cat flap yourself can be fairly easy if you have a solid timber door on your Hawkwell property, and respectable DIY abilities. But, if you're planning to fit it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you ought to ask for outside help. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation properties. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.

A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed pane and have a local glazing company make a new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or so to produce. After fabrication, your old glass can be removed, and the new modified one put in its place. Your cat flap can then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as already stated, the simplest options for cat flap installation in Hawkwell. It is generally best to hire the services of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you're in any way uncomfortable with making a hole in your back or front door. This kind of project will not be too costly and is worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed gives you that additional reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security, which might cause problems. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane model.

Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. Calling for a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a specialist, if it's to be completed correctly. You could go for a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle version which enables access through a pillar. A square hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap can then be installed on both sides of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hawkwell - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. A specialist Hawkwell cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it is attached.

Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that's been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is crucial. The pane must be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found this is not the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.


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In and around Hawkwell there are several handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing suppliers who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. There are various ways to track down a good cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they're happy to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you will be pleased also.

If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least three different price quotes from local cat flap installers before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to always go with the cheapest quotation. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse to compensation.

An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Hawkwell will provide you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.


The use of cat flaps brings a range of advantages for owners and their feline companions:

  1. Reduced Stress: By installing a cat flap, you eliminate the ongoing need to open the door for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your pet, who can then freely enter and exit without your assistance.
  2. Better Control: Programmable advanced cat flaps, which can be aligned with your cat's microchip or a distinct collar tag, guarantee that only your cat utilises the flap, giving you total command over their entrances and exits.
  3. Convenience for Owners: Owners are relieved of the need to halt their daily activities to manage their cats' indoor or outdoor access. This convenience holds significant value for those with demanding lifestyles or unsystematic schedules.
  4. A Reduction in Door Scratching: Does your cat turn into a scratching tornado when waiting? The constant back-and-forth can lead to damaged doors. Cat flaps provide an independent entry and exit point, potentially reducing this unwelcome scratching.
  5. Independence for Cats: The independent nature of cats is catered to by cat flaps, permitting them to freely explore outside, exercise, and indulge their curiosity, contributing to their overall happiness and well-being.
  6. Less Litter Box Odours: With a cat flap, your furry companion may use the litter box less frequently, potentially reducing the need for frequent cleanings and lingering smells in your property.
  7. Enhanced Security: With locking mechanisms installed, several cat flaps can be set to admit only chosen cats, effectively keeping out uninvited visitors. This enhances the security of homes by preventing the entry of stray animals and potential dangers.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Hawkwell and also in nearby places like: Barling, Stambridge, Battlesbridge, Canewdon, Ashingdon, North Benfleet, Rawreth, Little Wakering, Ballards Gore, Great Stambridge, and in these postcodes SS5 4HR, SS5 4EP, SS4 3AH, SS5 4JB, SS5 4LW, SS5 4DT, SS4 3BH, SS5 4JJ, SS5 4HL, and SS5 4EG. Locally based Hawkwell cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode SS5 and the telephone code 01702. Checking this will make sure that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Residents in the Hawkwell area will be able to utilise these and countless other related services. Simply click the "Quote" banner to to make enquiries and obtain cat flap installation quotes.

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Cat flap weatherproofing is indispensable in upholding the comfort and safety of indoor and outdoor cats. The feline benefits from a dry and warm environment due to a correctly weatherproofed cat flap, which prevents wind, rain and draughts from seeping into the house. Look for cat flaps designed with high-quality insulating materials and seals to create a tight barrier against the weather. Consider, additionally, the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entrance from harsh weather conditions. Routine maintenance, such as the inspection of seals for deterioration, is vital to ensure the cat flap remains effective in offering a cozy and weather-protected space for your furry companion. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Hawkwell)

Hawkwell Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Hawkwell Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Hawkwell cat flap installer including the installation of microchip cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap services Hawkwell, magnetic cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into porches, electronic cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation Hawkwell, cat flap replacement in Hawkwell, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap repairs, cat flaps in metal doors in Hawkwell, 4-way cat flap installation in Hawkwell, the installation of electronic cat flaps into French doors, cat flaps in patio doors in Hawkwell, Sureflap cat flap installations, 4-way cat flaps Hawkwell, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in double glazed doors in Hawkwell, Staywell cat flap installation, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors in Hawkwell, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Hawkwell, replacement cat flaps in Hawkwell, and more. If there are some other Hawkwell cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Hawkwell companies will be happy to inform you of their entire range of cat flap installation services.

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Also find: Canewdon cat flap fitters, Stambridge cat flap fitters, Rawreth cat flap fitters, Battlesbridge cat flap fitters, North Benfleet cat flap fitters, Ballards Gore cat flap fitters, Great Stambridge cat flap fitters, Barling cat flap fitters, Ashingdon cat flap fitters, Little Wakering cat flap fitters and more. People who fit cat flaps can be found in all of these villages and towns. Their skill and expertise is invaluable when it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is securely and properly installed on your property. By going with professional installation, you can be assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's safety and aesthetic criteria. Local householders can get estimates by clicking here. Would you like to get a cat flap installed on your home? Don't delay - get a quote today!

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