Cat Flap Fitter Hethersett

Hethersett Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Hethersett Norfolk (NR9): To allow your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Hethersett home. When kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and crabby. Giving your cat easy access to outside world via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a great idea to you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you put in?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A sheet of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to allow a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Hethersett, who would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although it might be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.

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This simple design can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it's still far from ideal since it enables other cats or creatures to get into your house.

Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your home, thus avoiding some undesirable visitors. The fact that any other cat in the Hethersett area that's got a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your property, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.

The next level in feline entrance security is to install a cat flap which identifies your pet's own microchip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.

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The ability to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can enable only entrance into your house, enable exit only, be locked fully, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This offers you choices for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. The facility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.

If you're pretty decent at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your Hethersett home. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.

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Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who attempts 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. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will detract from its security, thermal insulation properties and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsound.

A trustworthy Hethersett cat flap fitter will carefully take the precise measurements of your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. As part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This might take a week or more to produce, but it is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After construction, your old glass pane will be taken out, and the new adapted one put in. It will now be possible to install the cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as previously mentioned, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Hethersett. It's often best to contact a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way uncomfortable with creating a hole in your front or back door. This sort of undertaking won't be too costly and is well worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many cases. You or your fitter will have to determine what the internal structure of you door is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane style.

Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more skill and equipment to fit, so it's certainly best left to the pros. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to allow your cat to come in and out as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Hethersett - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, but it's damaged or not working properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. An experienced Hethersett cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, door or wall on which it's secured.

If the replacement cat flap is being installed in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must check that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly. The panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.

FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HETHERSETT

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There are many different specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in the Hethersett area, that provide cat flap installations in whatever door or structure you need. It may be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations in relation to finding a good cat flap specialist. If they've had similar work done by a local Hethersett tradesman, and been very happy with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.

If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendations, always obtain two or three different quotes before coming to a final decision, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. Check whether they supply any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong when the work is undertaken.

If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Hethersett you will wind up with a top quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.

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Automatic Cat Flaps

With automatic cat flaps, pet owners in Hethersett can enjoy the reassurance of knowing that their cats can exit and enter as they please without their security being compromised. These flaps use advanced technology such as RFID sensors and chips to detect when the cat is near and open the flap for them, making sure that only authorized pets can enter the home. Select automatic cat flaps come equipped with programming capabilities that enable them to lock and unlock at set times, offering cat owners added control and security. One of the main benefits of automatic cat flaps is that they permit cats to enter and exit the home independently, eliminating the need for human assistance. Furthermore, automatic cat flaps can prevent unwanted pests or animals from entering the house, promoting a more secure and pleasant atmosphere for owners and pets alike.

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Hethersett Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Hethersett Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Hethersett cat flap fitter including magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors Hethersett, cat flap installation in metal doors, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches in Hethersett, magnetic cat flaps Hethersett, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in wooden doors Hethersett, small cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap positioning advice, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors Hethersett, cat flap upgrades, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap repair in Hethersett, large cat flaps, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, Sureflap cat flap installations, Staywell cat flap installations Hethersett, electronic cat flaps Hethersett, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation in doors, replacement cat flaps, and lots more. If there are other Hethersett cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a handful of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Hethersett providers will inform you of their whole range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Hethersett article was last updated on 13-02-2024)