Cat Flap Fitter Holland-on-Sea Essex (CO15): Fitting a cat flap doesn't only save you the effort of opening the door every time the cat needs to go out or in, it also gives your cat extra independence and improves it's quality of life. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not able to roam. Having access to the world outside by way of a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a good idea, but what is perfect style of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep the elements out, but let the cat pass through. The majority of cat owners in Holland-on-Sea would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although this could be acceptable for a shed or outhouse door.
This standard design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, but it is still a long way off being perfect as it enables other cats or animals a way to enter into your home.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your house, thus avoiding some undesirable visitors. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar may be able to gain access to your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products because they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
Having a cat flap which can identify your cat's own microchip, is the next level in access gadgets for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
The ability to lock it in place is vital regardless which cat flap you are purchasing. Currently, most cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means it has the capability to be locked fully, permit exit from your house only, permit only admittance into your property, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. The ability to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you have a wooden door in your house in Holland-on-Sea, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it has to be fitted into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt it on your own. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap installer or handyman, who will have the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HOLLAND-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making holes in your double glazing damages not simply the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing unit and have a local Holland-on-Sea glazing firm make a new one. So that the cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new glazed unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this to be made, however if you want a cat flap fitted into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you have acquired your new modified pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new panel fitted. The installing of your cat flap will then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wood door panels are, as we previously mentioned, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Holland-on-Sea. If you are nervous about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's it may be better to bring in a professional to complete the task for you. This type of task won't be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. However, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which can cause some problems. A one piece panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could always choose to install the cat flap in an outside wall of your home in Holland-on-Sea. Needing a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to a professional, if it is to be completed successfully. There are a couple of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. Installation entails a neat square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on either end to permit your cat to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Holland-on-Sea - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. A good cat flap installer in Holland-on-Sea will be capable of removing your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one in its place without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is essential to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it becomes obvious this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HOLLAND-ON-SEA
There are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing firms in the Holland-on-Sea area, that offer cat flap fitting onto whatever door or construction you need. There are a variety of ways of locating a reputable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking neighbours and friends. If they are confident enough to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy too.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different price quotes from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It is generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest option. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Holland-on-Sea will supply you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Holland-on-Sea and also in: Weeley Heath, Walton on the Naze, Little Clacton, St Osyth, Kirkby Cross, Thorpe-le-Soken, Kirby le Soken, Clacton, Great Holland, Point Clear, as well as in these postcodes CO15 5RU, CO15 5NS, CO15 5DA, CO15 5ES, CO15 5SY, CO15 5EF, CO15 5XD, CO15 5DY, CO15 5JS, CO15 5LF. Local Holland-on-Sea cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01255 and the postcode CO15. Checking this should ensure you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Holland-on-Sea homeowners will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services.
Cat Flap Positioning
Proper cat flap positioning is crucial for ensuring the safety of your home and the convenience of your cat when you install one. By considering different aspects such as the layout of your home, the size and breed of your cat and potential security risks, a professional cat flap fitter can offer expert guidance on the ideal position for your cat flap.
By providing their support, they can help you choose the perfect location for the flap, making it easily accessible for your cat but not for intruders. For example, they might advise against positioning the flap near a fence or hedge where it could be used to gain access to your garden, or suggest a higher position to prevent small animals from gaining access to your house.
By receiving the proper guidance, you can make certain that your cat flap is positioned optimally to keep your home secure and your cat content.
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Cat Flap Fitters Essex
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All around Essex there are companies and individuals who will be pleased to assist you with your cat flap installation, you ought to be able to find somebody close by, even if you cannot find somebody suitable in Holland-on-Sea itself.
Holland-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Holland-on-Sea cat flap fitter including Sureflap cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into patio doors Holland-on-Sea, the installation of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in walls, small cat flaps Holland-on-Sea, cat flap removal Holland-on-Sea, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into French doors in Holland-on-Sea, magnetic cat flaps Holland-on-Sea, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation services in Holland-on-Sea, Catmate cat flap installation Holland-on-Sea, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, 2-way cat flap installation Holland-on-Sea, large cat flaps in Holland-on-Sea, electronic cat flap installation Holland-on-Sea, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap replacement in Holland-on-Sea, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors, cutting out for a cat flap, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap repair, microchip cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are different Holland-on-Sea cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are accomplished by those installing cat flaps. Holland-on-Sea professionals will tell you about their full range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Holland-on-Sea
Also find: Little Clacton cat flap fitters, Great Holland cat flap fitters, Kirkby Cross cat flap fitters, Point Clear cat flap fitters, St Osyth cat flap fitters, Weeley Heath cat flap fitters, Walton on the Naze cat flap fitters, Kirby le Soken cat flap fitters, Thorpe-le-Soken cat flap fitters, Clacton cat flap installation services and more. The majority of these locations are serviced by cat flap fitters. Holland-on-Sea householders can get cat flap installation estimates by clicking here.
Cat Flap Services Holland-on-Sea
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- Microchip Cat Flap Installations
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- Pet Flaps
- Magnetic Cat Flap Installation
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- Infrared Cat Flap Installations
- Cat Flap Repairs
- Cat Flaps in Walls
Cat Flap Installation Around Holland-on-Sea In Frinton Road, Hucklesbury Avenue, Fernwood Avenue, Cliff Road, Bournemouth Road, Grendal Way, Howard Road, Ipswich Road, Salisbury Court, Elmfield Close, Colchester Road, Brighton Road, Bedford Road, Hall Crescent, Brentwood Road, Nansen Road, Lyndhurst Road, Ingarfield Road, Dovedale Gardens, Fleetwood Close, Derwent Gardens, as well as the following local Holland-on-Sea postcodes: CO15 5RU, CO15 5NS, CO15 5DA, CO15 5ES, CO15 5SY, CO15 5EF, CO15 5XD, CO15 5DY, CO15 5JS, CO15 5LF, home and business owners have just recently needed cat flap installation. Work was undertaken in these places by an expert cat flap fitter. Holland-on-Sea householders were given high quality and reliable cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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