Cat Flap Fitter Hornchurch

Hornchurch Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Hornchurch Essex (RM11): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your house in Hornchurch, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having easy access to world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. But what kind of cat flap is the best solution for your situation?

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The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a bendable material is placed over it to give a bit of protection from the elements. Even though this could be acceptable in a fence panel or shed door, most cat owners in Hornchurch would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home.

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This simple model is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other animals or cats a way to enter into your house, nevertheless it can be improved on with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.

A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar can easily access your home when using this kind of cat flap. An upgrade to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner. This makes certain that only your furry friend gains access, providing an additional layer of security and control.

The next level in feline access security is to choose a model of cat flap which recognises your cat's own micro-chip. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits only your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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Whichever cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system these days. Which means it has the capability to enable only exit from your home, enable access into your premises only, be fully locked, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This gives full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your needs is also an option with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.

Installing a cat flap yourself can be fairly straightforward if you have a solid wood door on your Hornchurch house, and respectable DIY skills. But, if you're planning to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should ask for outside help. These situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who is sure to have have the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation project.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its insulation properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be done in any circumstances whatsoever.

A reliable Hornchurch cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. You may have to wait a week or so for this special pane to be manufactured, but if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. After fabrication, your old glass pane will be taken out, and the new one put in. The cat flap will then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Hornchurch, as was stated earlier in this article, are wood door panels. It is generally better to hire the services of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are in any way unsure about cutting a hole in your front or back door. This will provide you with the reassurance that you are going to end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be fitted into uPVC doors. Having said that, certain uPVC door panels are steel lined for extra security, which can cause some issues. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap mounted in an external wall of your home in Hornchurch, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a professional, if it is to be executed successfully. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnel style, but right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. Installation calls for a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry pal can exit and enter your house whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hornchurch - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it's broken or not working properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A trustworthy cat flap installer in Hornchurch will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without harming the door, wall or window.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be important to check that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.


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In the Hornchurch area there are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing suppliers who offer cat flap installation services in doors, walls or windows. There are various ways to track down a reliable cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking friends and relations. If they're prepared to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you will be happy as well.

If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always try to get at least 3 different quotes before making a final decision, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any warranties they may offer for their standard of workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go wrong.

A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Hornchurch will supply you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Hornchurch and also nearby in: West Horndon, Cranham, Ingrave, Harold Wood, Hacton, Heath Park, Elm Park, Rigg Park, Rush Green, Gidea Park, Warley, Emerson Park, together with these postcodes RM11 1JF, RM11 1DF, RM11 1LX, RM11 1AP, RM11 1AR, RM11 1FN, RM1 2RU, RM11 1DZ, RM1 2AR, and RM1 2EP. Local Hornchurch cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 01708 and the postcode RM11. Verifying this should confirm you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Hornchurch property owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other related services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get cat flap installation quotes from providers nearby.

Hornchurch Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Hornchurch Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Hornchurch cat flap fitter including cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in metal doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap weatherproofing, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories in Hornchurch, the installation of dog flaps, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into composite doors Hornchurch, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into uPVC doors Hornchurch, 4-way cat flap installation, 4-way cat flaps Hornchurch, automatic cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap positioning advice, pet flap installation in Hornchurch, cat flap upgrades, infrared cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installations, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Hornchurch, cat flap installation in glass doors Hornchurch, cutting out for a cat flap, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap accessories, cat flap security, replacement cat flaps Hornchurch, and lots more. If there are some other Hornchurch cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the duties that are undertaken by those installing cat flaps. Hornchurch contractors will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Emerson Park cat flap fitters, Rush Green cat flap fitters, Hacton cat flap fitters, Heath Park cat flap fitters, West Horndon cat flap fitters, Warley cat flap fitters, Cranham cat flap fitters, Harold Wood cat flap fitters, Gidea Park cat flap fitters, Ingrave cat flap fitters, Elm Park cat flap fitters, Rigg Park cat flap fitters and more. There are companies who fit cat flaps in all these towns and villages. Their skill and expertise is invaluable when it comes to making sure that your cat flap is securely and correctly installed on your property. Relying on professional installation, you can rest assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's safety and aesthetic criteria. Local cat owners can get cat flap installation price quotes by simply going here.

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