Cat Flap Fitter Heacham

Heacham Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Heacham Norfolk (PE31): An effective way to give your cat more independence and boost it's quality of life is to fit a cat flap on an external door or wall of your property in Heacham. Much like people, when kept inside for long periods of time, cats will typically start to show signs of irritability and frustration. Giving your furry friend access to the outside world via a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. Naturally, that isn't the end of the story, because there are various styles of cat flaps, and determining what design is best for you and your cat might not be so simple.

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The most basic form of cat flap, is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat pass through. The vast majority of Heacham cat owners would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although this might be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel.

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This standard model can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being perfect since it enables other cats or animals a way to enter into your home.

The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal will be able to leave or access your house unless it is equipped with this special collar. The downside is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar may be able to get into your home with this kind of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.

Picking a cat flap that can identify your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in entry security for felines. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.

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When you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain it's of a design that can be locked into position. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for added security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be locked fully, enable only admittance into your house, permit only exit from your home, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This gives you a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. Some more expensive models can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in line with yours and your cat's requirements.

Fitting a cat flap on your own can be quite easy if you've got a solid timber door, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. Under no circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. These situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap installer or handyman, who'll have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.

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Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its security, insulating properties and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsound.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Heacham cat flap fitter will measure your current pane and order the new one. This new glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take one or two weeks to manufacture. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to install and set up your cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for installing a new cat flap in Heacham, as was stated earlier, are solid timber doors. It's generally safer to contact a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are uncertain about making a big hole in your front or back door. This type of task won't be all that expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. You or your fitter will have to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for added security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel style.

Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could decide to install a cat flap on an outside wall of your property. This sort of installment is certainly best left to a specialist, as it requires a lot more equipment and skill to accomplish. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angular access through a pillar is also an option. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be installed on both ends of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Heacham - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An expert Heacham cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, door or wall on which it is secured.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new cat flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.

FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HEACHAM

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In and around Heacham there are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing companies who offer cat flap installation services for doors, walls or windows. There's no better approach to locating a decent cat flap fitter than by asking friends and neighbours for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been willing to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll likely get a similar service.

If you can't find a fitter through personal recommendations, always obtain two or three different estimates before making your final choice, and don't forget that cheapest may not always be best. Check if they supply any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something does happen to go wrong when the work is carried out.

A professional cat flap installer in Heacham will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.

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(This cat flap fitter Heacham article was edited and updated on 13-02-2024)