Cat Flap Fitter Ilford

Ilford Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Ilford Essex (IG1): A great way to improve your cat's independence and improve it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an outside wall or door of your house in Ilford. Cats which are kept inside, as with people, will show signs of irritability. When your cat is granted instant access to the world outside via a cat flap, there is a far better chance of it staying both physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you fit?

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The most rudimentry form of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat pass through it. Whilst this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door, the majority of Ilford cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property.

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As this option can allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, although it can be improved on to some degree by keeping the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to leave or access your property unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar could perchance get into your property. An enhancement to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user. Only your furry companion gets access, thus adding an extra layer of security and control.

A model of cat flap that's can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next level in Ilford feline entrance security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only allowing access to animals that have a microchip.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you must ensure that it's of a design that can be locked. Nowadays, most cat flaps available on the market have a four way locking system for added security. This means that it's got the capability to allow admission into your home only, permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives total control over how your cat flap operates both during the day and throughout the night time. The ability to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in line with your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.

Fitting a cat flap on your own can be fairly straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Ilford home, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have all the knowledge and tools for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and show them the gate. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes as well. The truth is, it makes your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Ilford cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current panel and order the new one. This new glazed pane will have a hole cut out as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap will be installed. This can take a week or so to manufacture, however it's the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, the old glass pane can be removed, and the new one put in its place. Your cat flap can then be fitted.

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External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Ilford, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood door panels. If you are a bit dubious about cutting a sizeable hole in your front door, you may be happier bringing in a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This should give you the reassurance that you will finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the project has been done correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for additional security, which may cause some issues. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to have a hole cut into your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and skill to install, so it is certainly best left to a professional. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle model which enables entry via a pillar. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. A suitable cat flap can then be attached to both ends of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ilford - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. An experienced Ilford cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, wall or door on which it is attached.

Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that's been previously pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been cut and installed accurately is crucial. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.


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Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you will find that there are plenty of professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies in and around Ilford who will be delighted to help. There are various ways to locate a reliable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. You can guarantee that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who's done work for them, you will get a similar level of service.

If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different quotations from local tradesmen before choosing. It is generally sensible not to automatically go for the cheapest estimate. Ask about any warranties they might provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.

If you take care and pick a competent Ilford cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give great service to yourself and your pet for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Ilford and also in nearby places like: Gants Hill, Rigg Park, Seven Kings, Collier Row, Loxford, Becontree, Bromley by Bow, Chase Cross, Goodmayes, Redbridge, Little Heath, and in these postcodes IG1 1QE, IG1 1JG, IG1 1ET, IG1 1DN, IG1 1LH, IG1 1NR, IG1 1SZ, IG1 1JT, IG1 1JY, and IG1 1DE. Local Ilford cat flap installers will likely have the postcode IG1 and the telephone dialling code 020. Checking this can make certain that you access a local cat flat fitter. Ilford home and property owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services. Just click the "Quote" banner to to make enquiries and obtain cat flap installation estimates.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

To ensure the comfort and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is essential. Preventing rain, cold draughts and wind from seeping into the house, a well-weatherproofed cat flap ensures a dry and warm environment for both the feline and the occupants. Designed with superior quality insulating materials and seals, cat flaps create a tight barrier against the elements. In addition, the entrance can be shielded from harsh climatic conditions by installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a cozy and weather-protected space for your cat requires regular maintenance, including checking seals for deterioration. (51847 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Ilford)

Ilford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Ilford Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Ilford cat flap installer including 4-way cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Ilford, cat flap installation rates in Ilford, cat flap replacement, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors, electronic cat flaps Ilford, large cat flaps, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in metal doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into metal skinned doors Ilford, infrared cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, cat flap repairs, pet flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installations in Ilford, cutting out for a cat flap Ilford, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into porches, microchip cat flap installation, the installation of cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Ilford cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the tasks that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Ilford companies will keep you informed about their entire range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Loxford cat flap fitters, Chase Cross cat flap fitters, Bromley by Bow cat flap fitters, Becontree cat flap fitters, Gants Hill cat flap fitters, Collier Row cat flap fitters, Little Heath cat flap fitters, Redbridge cat flap fitters, Seven Kings cat flap fitters, Goodmayes cat flap fitters, Rigg Park cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in pretty much all of these places. When it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is securely and correctly fitted on your home, their expertise and skill is invaluable. You can have confidence in the fact that a cat flap installed by a professional will cater to your furry friend's needs while also fitting in with your home's safety and aesthetic needs. By clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are available to local householders. Why not get started with your cat flap installation right away?

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(This cat flap fitter Ilford article was last updated on 14-05-2024)