Cat Flap Fitter Hurstpierpoint West Sussex (BN6): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Hurstpierpoint property. Cats that are kept inside, just like people, will show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your pet access to the world outside with a cat flap. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most straightforward form of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat move through. Most cat owners in Hurstpierpoint would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although this may be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures to enter into your home, but it can be somewhat improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or get into your property, hence keeping out some undesirable visitors. The downside is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar will be able to get into your house with this type of cat flap installed. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner.
The next stage in feline access security is to choose a model of cat flap that identifies your cat's own microchip. The micro-chip number is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in close proximity.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that it's got the capability to enable only admittance into your premises, allow exit from your property only, be locked fully, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will provide you with a number of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. A few of the high end models can be set to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your cat's requirements.
If you're fairly decent at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you have a wooden door on your property in Hurstpierpoint. On no account should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HURSTPIERPOINT
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances.
A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazing unit and have a local Hurstpierpoint glazing company knock up a new one. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. You might have to wait a week or more for this pane to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once your new glass panel arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of your cat flap will then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for new cat flap installations in Hurstpierpoint, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you're somewhat hesitant about cutting a sizeable hole in your door, you may be happier bringing in an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This type of project is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You will need to verify what the internal structure of you door is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could opt to install a cat flap on an outside wall of your property in Hurstpierpoint. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's certainly best left to an expert. You'll find there are a number of choices for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole made into your specified wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get out of and into the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hurstpierpoint - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. You local cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding window, wall or door, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. If you discover this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HURSTPIERPOINT
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a wall, window or door, you'll find that there are many specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing companies in the Hurstpierpoint area who will be willing to oblige. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations when it comes to finding a first-rate cat flap specialist. You can be certain that if they have been prepared to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, you'll probably have a similar experience.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek at least three quotations from local Hurstpierpoint handymen. Study these quotes closely and never always go with the cheapest offer, since this will often not be the best of the bunch. Ask about any warranties they may offer for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Hurstpierpoint will provide you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Hurstpierpoint and also in nearby places like: Woodmancote, Twineham, Poynings, Goddards Green, Pyecombe, Albourne, Wineham, Hassocks, Henfield, Sayers Common, Clayton, Keymer, Burgess Hill, Hurst Wickham, and in these postcodes BN6 9XB, BN6 9QA, BN6 9XZ, BN6 9AE, BN6 9FU, BN6 9TR, BN6 9TJ, BN6 9QP, BN6 9AB, BN6 9FS. Locally based Hurstpierpoint cat flap installers will probably have the postcode BN6 and the phone code 01273.
Cat Flap Enquiries West Sussex
Recent West Sussex cat flap installation enquiries: Harriet Heywood and Sammy Heywood recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in a semi-detached house in Boxgrove. Leja Garrard and Nikhil Garrard recently asked for a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Handcross, West Sussex. Maison Symes and Nahla Symes recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Lavant, West Sussex. Kyra Brooke recently asked for a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass door in a cottage in Northchapel. Hiba Aldred and Safwan Aldred recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in a cottage in Aldwick, West Sussex. Kristina North in Yapton was looking for somebody who could install a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in her detached house. River and Keeva Reyes recently asked for an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in Barnham. Nikola Oldfield and Jonah Oldfield recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a glass door in Nuthurst.
Hurstpierpoint Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Hurstpierpoint cat flap installer including small cat flaps, 2-way cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations, large cat flaps, electronic cat flap installation in Hurstpierpoint, microchip cat flap installation, dog flap installations, cat flap repair Hurstpierpoint, cat flaps in double glazed doors in Hurstpierpoint, Sureflap cat flap installations, replacement cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation quotes Hurstpierpoint, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation in Hurstpierpoint, and more. If there happen to be other Hurstpierpoint cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters West Sussex
Around West Sussex you'll additionally find: Middleton on Sea cat flap installers, West Thorney cat flap installation, Southwick cat flap installers, Hurstpierpoint cat flap installation, Handcross cat flap installers, Billingshurst cat flap fitters, Shipley cat flap fitters, Lindfield cat flap fitters, Slinfold cat flap fitters, Yapton cat flap fitters, Haywards Heath cat flap installers, Petworth cat flap installers, Birdham cat flap installation, West Hoathly cat flap installation, Oving cat flap installation, Balcombe cat flap installers, Tangmere cat flap installers, Bersted cat flap installation, Oving cat flap fitters, Northchapel cat flap fitters, Ashington cat flap fitters, Milland cat flap fitters, Barnham cat flap installers, Hassocks cat flap fitters, Washington cat flap installers, Washington cat flap installation, Eastergate cat flap fitters, Washington cat flap fitters, Findon cat flap installation.
Throughout West Sussex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Hurstpierpoint itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Also: Goddards Green cat flap fitter, Pyecombe cat flap fitter, Burgess Hill cat flap fitter, Sayers Common cat flap fitter, Hassocks cat flap fitter, Woodmancote cat flap fitter, Hurst Wickham cat flap fitter, Henfield cat flap fitter, Albourne cat flap fitter, Wineham cat flap fitter, Poynings cat flap fitter, Twineham cat flap fitter, Keymer cat flap fitter, Clayton and more.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Hurstpierpoint
In the past year cat flaps were installed in the following Hurstpierpoint streets: College Lane, West Furlong Lane, Wilderness Road, Spinney Close, Reed's Lane, High Hatch Lane, Pomper Lane, College Place, Bullfinch Lane, Lynton Close, Mill Lane, Job's Lane, High Street, Bishop's Close, Dunlop Close, Cherington Close, Wickham Hill, New Way Lane, Pit Lane, Abberton Field, Policemans Lane, Trumpkins, Orchard Way, Oakhurst, Manor Road, and in these West Sussex postcodes: BN6 9XB, BN6 9QA, BN6 9XZ, BN6 9AE, BN6 9FU, BN6 9TR, BN6 9TJ, BN6 9QP, BN6 9AB, BN6 9FS.
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