Cat Flap Fitter Hove East Sussex (BN3): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Hove property gives your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your cat access to the outside world by way of a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. However, what style of cat flap is better in your case?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat pass through. Even though this could be acceptable for a fence panel or outhouse door, the majority of cat owners in Hove would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house.
This standard model can be improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it is still far from ideal because it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter your house.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your house, hence keeping out some unwanted visitors. The reality that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar model of collar might be able to gain access to your house, is the downside with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap that's capable of identifying your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline access security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unfastened when your cat is in close proximity, only allowing exit or entry to pets that have a microchip.
Being able to lock it in position is important no matter which cat flap you're buying. Currently, almost all cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for extra security. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit from your premises only, enable only entry into your premises, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This provides full control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. In keeping with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the more expensive models.
If you're fairly good at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Hove. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HOVE
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation properties. The truth is, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
An experienced cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing pane and have a local Hove glazing firm knock up a new one. So that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it can take a week or so to manufacture. As soon as your new glass pane is delivered, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The installing of your cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Hove, as was stated earlier, are solid wood doors. If you're somewhat dubious about cutting an opening in your door, you may be better off contacting a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This will provide you with the reassurance that you'll finish up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many instances. You will have to find out what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for extra security some uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your house in Hove, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. Needing far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to a specialist, if it is to be completed correctly. You could decide on a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angle model that permits access through a pillar. A square hole will be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to allow your furry pal to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hove - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of a similar size. An expert Hove cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old entry device and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, wall or door on which it's attached.
If the new cat flap is being mounted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HOVE
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a wall, door or window, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing suppliers in the Hove area who'll be ready to help. There's no better strategy for tracking down an excellent cat flap fitter than asking relatives and friends for recommendations. If they've had similar work accomplished by a local Hove tradesman, and been very pleased with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a quality job for you.
If it's not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get two or three different estimates from local tradesmen before choosing. It is generally smart not to always opt for the cheapest estimate. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they may give for their standard of workmanship and make sure it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go wrong.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Hove you will end up with a high quality product, that's expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Hove and also nearby in: Portslade-by-the-Sea, Mile Oak, Stanmer, Fishergate, Southwick, Hangleton, Fulking, Poynings, Aldrington, Shoreham-by-Sea, Denmark Villas, Upper Beeding, Brighton, West Hove, Patcham, Preston, Cliveden Close, Small Dole, Pyecombe, Portslade, Falmer, and in these postcodes BN3 1GG, BN3 1AL, BN3 1FT, BN1 5JX, BN3 1JT, BN3 1HQ, BN3 1NJ, BN3 1AG, BN3 1GH, BN3 1BG. Locally based Hove cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode BN3 and the telephone code 01273.
East Sussex Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent East Sussex cat flap installation requests: Eva-Rose Sutherland and Leon Sutherland recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in Herstmonceux. Mr and Mrs Gillespie recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a glass front door in Wadhurst. Brendan Rudd and April Rudd recently requested an estimate for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a detached house in Burwash Common, East Sussex. Jac and Alesha Reeve recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in a semi-detached house in Robertsbridge. Rosie Wall recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Broyle Side. Catherine and Michael Corr recently asked for a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in Withyham, East Sussex. Conan Fowler was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a glass back door in his semi-detached house in Chiddingly. Nellie Odling in Ditchling, East Sussex was looking for someone who could install a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in her terraced house.
East Sussex Cat Flap Fitters
In East Sussex you will additionally find: Hartfield cat flap installers, Barcombe cat flap installation, Groombridge cat flap fitters, South Heighton cat flap installation, Newick cat flap installation, Ringmer cat flap installation, St Leonards on Sea cat flap installers, Warbleton cat flap fitters, Herstmonceux cat flap installers, Westfield cat flap installation, Burwash cat flap installers, Frant cat flap fitters, Maresfield cat flap installers, Fletching cat flap fitters, Pevensey Bay cat flap fitters, Broad Oak cat flap installers, Jevington cat flap fitters, Pevensey Bay cat flap installers, Plumpton Green cat flap fitters, East Dean cat flap installers, Jevington cat flap installers, Peasmarsh cat flap installation, Plumpton cat flap fitters, Fairlight cat flap installers, Battle cat flap fitters, Beckley cat flap installation, East Sussex cat flap installers.
Throughout East Sussex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the ideal cat flap fitter in Hove itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Hove Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Hove cat flap fitter including replacement cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installations Hove, cat flap installation services, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in patio doors Hove, cat flap installation quotes Hove, Catmate cat flap installations, 4-way cat flap installation Hove, cat flap repairs, cat flap removal Hove, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors Hove, cat flap installation in walls Hove, automatic cat flap installation Hove, electronic cat flap installation in Hove, large cat flaps, cat flap replacement, and more. If there are other Hove cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Hove
Also find: Portslade-by-the-Sea cat flap fitter, Brighton cat flap fitter, Southwick cat flap fitter, Poynings cat flap fitter, Cliveden Close cat flap fitter, Shoreham-by-Sea cat flap fitter, Hangleton cat flap fitter, Small Dole cat flap fitter, Preston cat flap fitter, Upper Beeding cat flap fitter, Fulking cat flap fitter, Fishergate cat flap fitter, Pyecombe cat flap fitter, Falmer cat flap fitter, Denmark Villas cat flap fitter, Portslade cat flap fitter, Mile Oak cat flap fitter, Stanmer cat flap fitter, Aldrington cat flap fitter, West Hove cat flap fitter, Patcham cat flap installation services and more.
Cat Flap Services Hove
- Hove 4-Way Cat Flap Installation
- Hove Microchip Cat Flap Installations
- Hove Infrared Cat Flap Installation
- Hove Cat Flap Removal
- Hove Cat Flap Fitters
- Hove Cat Flap Installation
- Hove 2-Way Cat Flap Installations
- Hove Cat Flap Replacement
- Hove Cat Flap Repairs
- Hove Magnetic Cat Flap Installations
- Hove Cat Flap Installers
- Hove Cat Flap Installation Quotations
- Hove Cat Flaps in Walls
- Hove Cat Flaps in Glass Doors
Cat Flap Installation Around Hove
Some Hove areas and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Sherbourne Way, Amberley Close, Adelaide Crescent, Cromwell Road, Selborne Place, Dale View Gardens, The Parade, Brunswick Street East, Cowdens Close, Torrance Close, Clarke Avenue, Caisters Close, Chatsworth Court, Seafield Road, Boundary Road, Sylvester Way, Sandringham Close, Bramber Avenue, Adelaide Mansions, Chapel Mews, Dyke Road, Silverdale Road, Donkey Mews, Clarendon Villas, The Drive, The Paddock, St Aubyns Gardens, Bell Mead, as well as these Hove area postcodes: BN3 1GG, BN3 1AL, BN3 1FT, BN1 5JX, BN3 1JT, BN3 1HQ, BN3 1NJ, BN3 1AG, BN3 1GH, BN3 1BG.
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