Cat Flap Fitter Ilford Essex (IG1): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Ilford house provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Allowing your pet access to the world outside with a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best sort of cat flap for your pet?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut into a door and a bendable material is fixed over it to offer a bit of protection from the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most cat owners in Ilford, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although it may be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel.
As this solution permits other cats or animals to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal without one of these special collars cannot leave or get into your property. Once again this is a fairly basic kind of cat flap, since any other moggy in the area that has a similar collar can easily access your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entrance security is to fit the type of cat flap that recognises your pet's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in close proximity.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can allow only exit from your home, allow access into your property only, be locked fully, or be set for two way exit and entry. This offers full control over how your cat flap operates both throughout the day and during the night. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.
If you're fairly decent at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your Ilford home. But, if you are hoping to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ILFORD
Double Glazing Installations - If you hire somebody who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation properties. Actually, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
A trustworthy Ilford cat flap fitter will meticulously take the measurements of your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. You may have a one or two week wait for this special pane to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. Once your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Ilford, as was stated earlier, are solid timber doors. It's often safer to bring in an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way nervous about making a big hole in your back or front door. This will give you the reassurance that you will end up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been completed correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some doors are lined with steel for additional security. The easiest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut into your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an external wall. This form of installment is undoubtedly best left to a professional, because it requires a lot more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut into your specified wall. A suitable cat flap can then be installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Ilford - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement providing that the new flap is of a similar size. A trusted cat flap fitter in Ilford will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without harming the surrounding wall, door or window.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing pane which has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way is crucial. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ILFORD
There are a number of different handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing companies in the Ilford area, who offer cat flap fitting onto whatever door or structure you require. There are a variety of ways of locating a competent cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking friends and relations. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you'll be pleased as well.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different price quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a decision. It's generally wise not to always go with the cheapest quotation. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they might offer for their workmanship and make sure you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Ilford you should finish up with a quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Ilford and also in: Chigwell, Little Heath, Loxford, Seven Kings, Romford, Goodmayes, Dagenham, Stratford, Woodford Green, Becontree, Rigg Park, Bromley by Bow, Redbridge, Barkingside, Gants Hill, Barking, as well as in these postcodes IG1 1LX, IG1 1TG, IG1 1EA, IG1 1SZ, IG1 1PS, IG1 1QQ, IG1 1JF, IG1 1JL, IG1 1HN, IG1 1AR. Local Ilford cat flap installers will likely have the postcode IG1 and the phone code 020. Checking this out will ensure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Ilford property owners can benefit from these and numerous other comparable services.
Ilford Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Ilford cat flap fitter including cat flaps in double glazed doors Ilford, infrared cat flap installation in Ilford, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Ilford, microchip cat flap installation in Ilford, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flaps in metal doors, replacement cat flaps in Ilford, Catmate cat flap installations, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flap installation quotations, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, magnetic cat flap installation, small cat flaps in Ilford, large cat flaps Ilford, cat flap removal, cheap cat flaps in Ilford, cat flap replacement in Ilford, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors Ilford, cat flaps in patio doors, electronic cat flap installation in Ilford, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing, and more. If there happen to be different Ilford cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Ilford providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.
Cat Flap Enquiries Essex
Recently posted Essex cat flap installation projects: Wesley and Nina Henry recently asked for a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Little Hallingbury, Essex. Marwa Milward and Danny Milward recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden door in Langham. Elsie and Steffan Paton recently enquired about getting a price for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Sheering, Essex. Sumayyah Betts recently requested a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Alresford. Clay Mccormick recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in a bungalow in Frinton on Sea. Georgina Plant in Buckhurst Hill, Essex was looking for someone who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in her bungalow. Johnny Hadfield was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in his semi-detached house in Fyfield, Essex. Mr and Mrs Day recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in Rettendon. All of these Essex homeowners searched for "cat flap fitter Essex" and found this webpage on Yahoo, Google or Bing.
Essex Cat Flap Fitters
Around Essex you will also find: Writtle cat flap fitters, Parkeston cat flap fitters, Dedham cat flap installers, Ingatestone cat flap installers, Tye Green cat flap fitters, Great Notley cat flap installers, Newport cat flap fitters, East Hanningfield cat flap fitters, Benfleet cat flap installation, Ramsden Heath cat flap installers, St Lawrence cat flap fitters, Nazeing cat flap fitters, Hullbridge cat flap installers, Ingatestone cat flap installation, West Hanningfield cat flap fitters, Cold Norton cat flap fitters, Sheering cat flap installers, Littlebury cat flap installation, Tillingham cat flap installation, Tiptree cat flap fitters, Thaxted cat flap installation, Layer de la Haye cat flap installers, Little Clacton cat flap installation, Galleywood cat flap fitters, Dovercourt cat flap fitters, Thaxted cat flap installers, West Horndon cat flap fitters, Hook End cat flap installers, Ramsey cat flap fitters.
All 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 a suitable cat flap fitter in Ilford itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Ilford
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In the past twelve months cat flaps have been installed in these Ilford streets: Mortlake Road, Richmond Road, Dudley Road, Highbury Gardens, Clements Road, Buckingham Road, Ilford Lane, Kingston Road, Oakfield Road, Havelock Street, Thompson Close, Melford Road, Oaklands Park Avenue, Gordon Road, Cranbrook Road, Dalkeith Road, Staines Road, Handforth Road, Windsor Road, Grosvenor Road, Sunnyside Road, Griggs Approach, Mildmay Road, Green Lane, Kenneth More Road, and in these Essex postcodes: IG1 1LX, IG1 1TG, IG1 1EA, IG1 1SZ, IG1 1PS, IG1 1QQ, IG1 1JF, IG1 1JL, IG1 1HN, IG1 1AR. These locations recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Ilford home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and professional cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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