Cat Flap Fitter Hove

Hove Cat Flap Installation & Repair

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?

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The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but let the cat move through. Naturally, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most Hove cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although it could be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.

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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.

Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it's fitted with this special collar. The reality that any other moggy in the Hove area who has a similar collar may be able to gain access to your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier. Your furry companion is the sole one to get access, offering an additional layer of security and control.

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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Hove and also in nearby places like: West Hove, Falmer, Hangleton, Pyecombe, Cliveden Close, Stanmer, Upper Beeding, Aldrington, Mile Oak, Fulking, Patcham, Denmark Villas, Poynings, Small Dole, Fishergate, as well as in these postcodes BN3 1RE, BN3 1DP, BN3 1LU, BN1 5JN, BN3 1QB, BN3 1QQ, BN3 1LB, BN1 3AP, BN3 1HQ, and BN3 1JH. Locally based Hove cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01273 and the postcode BN3. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Local homeowners are able to benefit from these and numerous other comparable services. Click on the "Quote" banner to get quotes for cat flap installation.

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Also find: Small Dole cat flap fitters, Aldrington cat flap fitters, Patcham cat flap fitters, Falmer cat flap fitters, Hangleton cat flap fitters, Denmark Villas cat flap fitters, Cliveden Close cat flap fitters, West Hove cat flap fitters, Upper Beeding cat flap fitters, Fishergate cat flap fitters, Pyecombe cat flap fitters, Stanmer cat flap fitters, Poynings cat flap fitters, Fulking cat flap fitters, Mile Oak cat flap fitters and more. These and other areas are covered by cat flap installers and comparable tradesmen. Making certain that your cat flap is correctly and securely installed on your home is where their know-how and expertise truly shines. By going with professional installation, you can be assured that your cat flap will meet your furry friend's requirements and also match your home's safety and aesthetic criteria. Local cat owners can get cat flap installation quotes by clicking here. Need a cat flap installed for your furry friend? Why not get a quote today!

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(This cat flap fitter Hove article was edited and updated on 13-06-2024)