Cat Flap Fitter Herne Bay Kent (CT6): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Herne Bay home. When continuously kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having access to the outside world with a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good option for you, what sort of cat flap should you choose?
The most basic sort of, is just that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to give a bit of protection from the weather. Most Herne Bay cat owners would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although this may be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter your property, but it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. Therefore any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't access or leave your home. The fact that any other cat in the Herne Bay area that has a similar model of collar could perchance get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap that's capable of identifying your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in Herne Bay feline entrance security. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting access to animals that have a microchip.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a type that can be locked. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps have a four way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means it's got the capability to allow only entrance into your home, be fully locked, allow only exit from your home, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This will give you a range of choices on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. The ability to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
If you have a timber door on your property in Herne Bay, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. But, if you are planning to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HERNE BAY
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes too. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazed unit and have a local Herne Bay glazing firm knock up a new pane. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure where the cat flap will be fitted. This could take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. When your new panel of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The cat flap can then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wooden doors are the least complicated option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in Herne Bay. If you are hesitant about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to call on a specialist to undertake the project for you. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your pet can enjoy a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors are steel lined for further security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. Requiring considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished correctly. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angular access through a pillar can also be achieved. Installation calls for a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Herne Bay - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning properly, the current hole in your door, window or wall can still be used providing the new flap is of an equivalent size. An expert Herne Bay cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old entry unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it is attached.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is important to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. The panel must be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if you discover that this is not the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HERNE BAY
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are many professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing merchants in and around Herne Bay who will be able to help. There are various ways to locate a decent cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they've had similar work accomplished by a local Herne Bay tradesman themselves, and been very satisfied with the result, you can consider that they'll do an excellent job for you as well.
If you can't find a fitter through recommendation, always try to obtain at least three different price quotes before making a final decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, in case something should go awry.
An experienced cat flap installer in Herne Bay will provide you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Herne Bay and also in nearby places like: Herne Common, Tyler Hill, Upstreet, Eddington, Broadoak, Broomfield, Birchington, Hoath, St Nicholas at Wade, Hersden, Beltinge, Reculver, Chestfield, Monkton, Westbere, together with these postcodes CT6 5AE, CT6 5PW, CT6 5HS, CT6 5QE, CT6 5NA, CT6 5EJ, CT6 5AG, CT6 5JE, CT6 5PB, CT6 5BJ. Locally based Herne Bay cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code 01227 and the postcode CT6.
Herne Bay Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Herne Bay cat flap installer including cat flap replacement in Herne Bay, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Herne Bay, magnetic cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, pet flap installation Herne Bay, small cat flaps Herne Bay, cat flap installation in glass doors Herne Bay, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, dog flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors Herne Bay, cat flap removal, cat flap installation estimates, and more. If there are other Herne Bay cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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