Cat Flap Fitter Hullbridge Essex (SS5): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Hullbridge, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats which are kept inside, just like humans, will often show signs of frustration. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a great idea to you, precisely what form of cat flap should you opt for?
The most rudimentry sort of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat pass through. Although this may be suitable in a garden fence panel or shed door, most Hullbridge cat owners would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home.
This standard design can be improved on slightly with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it is still a long way off being perfect since it enables other cats or creatures a way to get into your property.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or get into your house, therefore avoiding some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a relatively basic kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area that's got a similar collar could perhaps get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in place is essential regardless which cat flap you're buying. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, allow only entry into your property, allow only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This provides full control over how your cat flap functions both throughout the day and during the night time. Based on your pet's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the high end models.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your Hullbridge home. However, if it is going to be installed into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. These situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, who'll have the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HULLBRIDGE
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will damage its strength and security, together with its thermal properties. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
An experienced cat flap fitter will take measurements of your current double glazing unit and have a glazing company make a new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once you have obtained your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. It's now possible to fit the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, timber door panels are the easiest alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Hullbridge. It's often wise to get in touch with a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way nervous about cutting a hole in your front or back door. A project of this type will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty will have the use of a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, because some uPVC door panels incorporate a steel lining for extra security. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to get a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your property in Hullbridge, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. Calling for a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be completed successfully. There are several possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) style. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole cut into your specified wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit your house whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Hullbridge - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, but it is broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. A trusted cat flap installer in Hullbridge will be capable of removing your old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If it's found that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HULLBRIDGE
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, you will find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in the Hullbridge area who will be happy to help. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to finding a good cat flap installer. You can be sure that if they've been prepared to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, you will probably get a very similar service.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get 2 or 3 price quotes from local Hullbridge tradesmen. Study these closely and don't always choose the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best one. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Hullbridge you will end up with a top quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Hullbridge and also in nearby places like: Canewdon, Rettendon Common, Runwell, Stow Maries, Rayleigh, North Fambridge, South Woodham Ferrers, Battlesbridge, Rettendon Place, Hockley, Chapel Row, Rawreth, Hawkwell, Wickford, and in these postcodes SS5 6DA, SS5 6PQ, SS5 6BD, SS5 6LP, SS5 6JE, SS5 6NE, SS5 6QD, SS5 6LU, SS5 6BS, SS5 6NB. Local Hullbridge cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01702 and the postcode SS5. Verifying this will ensure you access a local cat flat fitter. Hullbridge householders are able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services.
Hullbridge Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Hullbridge cat flap installer including cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation prices, the installation of dog flaps, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, cheap cat flaps, small cat flaps Hullbridge, cat flap removal in Hullbridge, pet flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, large cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, cat flaps in patio doors, automatic cat flap installation Hullbridge, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flap services, Catmate cat flap installation Hullbridge, replacement cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations in Hullbridge, and lots more. If there are different Hullbridge cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a handful of the activities that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Hullbridge providers will tell you about their full range of cat flap installation services.
Essex Cat Flap Fitters
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Throughout Essex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Hullbridge itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Cat Flap Enquiries Essex
The latest Essex cat flap installation enquiries: Natalia Forrest in Blackmore was looking for somebody who could install a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in her cottage. Malaika and Lee Rixon recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Sean Black and Harper Black recently asked for an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden back door in Hockley, Essex. Enid Waring recently asked for a quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in Takeley, Essex. Ella-Louise Dawkins and Leo Dawkins recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Bradfield, Essex. Steven Judd recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood back door in Great Baddow. Morgan Harris and Helena Harris recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in Great Bentley, Essex. Mikael Crowley recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Theydon Bois, Essex. All of these Essex home owners searched for "cat flap fitter Essex" and discovered this webpage on Google, Yahoo or Bing.
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In The Spur, Alfreda Avenue, Wallace Close, Keswick Avenue, Central Avenue, Beech Road, Thorpedene Avenue, Hilltop Avenue, Windermere Avenue, Highfield, Queens Avenue, High Elms Road, Wellington Avenue, South Avenue, Monksford Drive, Poolhurst Walk, Rydal Close, Main Street, West Avenue, Creek View Avenue, Burnham Road, Lower Road, Horseshoe Lawns, Rosilian Drive, as well as these local Hullbridge postcodes: SS5 6DA, SS5 6PQ, SS5 6BD, SS5 6LP, SS5 6JE, SS5 6NE, SS5 6QD, SS5 6LU, SS5 6BS, SS5 6NB, people have just recently needed cat flap installation. These locations recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Hullbridge property owners benefited from high quality and competent cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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