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Cat Flap Fitter Ilkeston Derbyshire (DE5): To allow your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Ilkeston home. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get irritated and crabby. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best form of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat climb through. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most Ilkeston cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it could be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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This basic model is still a long way from being ideal since it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter your house, however it can be improved on to some degree with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.

The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot leave or get into your home. The fact that any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar can gain access to your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier. This makes certain that only your furry friend gets access, providing an added layer of security and control.

A cat flap which is able to identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in Ilkeston feline entrance security. The micro-chip number is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. This means that it has the capability to be locked fully, enable only exit from your home, allow only access into your property, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. The wherewithal to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's needs is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.

If you've got a timber door on your home in Ilkeston, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Not in any circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its strength, security and insulating properties. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.

A reliable Ilkeston cat flap installer will carefully measure up your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. As a part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take a week or so to produce. Once you have acquired your new modified pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new one fitted. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we mentioned previously, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Ilkeston. It's generally better to hire the services of a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all uncertain about cutting a hole in your front or back door. An undertaking like this is comparatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Having said that, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security, which might cause issues. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more economical to replace the panel with a single pane style.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap fitted on an external wall of your property in Ilkeston, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installment is certainly best left to a professional, because it requires considerably more equipment and skill to execute. You could opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle model which allows entry via a pillar. This installation involves a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter the house whenever it wants.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Ilkeston - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. A professional Ilkeston cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, door or wall on which it's secured.

Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made, cut and installed correctly is vital. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.


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There are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in the Ilkeston area, who offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better method of locating a good cat flap installer than by asking friends and family for recommendations. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you will likely get a much similar level of service.

If it isn't possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least 3 different estimates from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It's generally advisable not to always go with the cheapest quote. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and make certain it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.

If you take care and pick a trustworthy Ilkeston cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a good quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve you and your pet for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.


The use of cat flaps brings a range of advantages for owners and their feline companions:

  1. Reduced Stress: Cat flaps obviate the need for you to continuously watch over and open the door for your cat, reducing both your and your pet's stress levels, and allowing them independent entry and exit.
  2. Independence for Cats: Cat flaps offer cats, inherently independent, the opportunity to explore, exercise, and satisfy their curiosity as they wish, which can result in increased happiness and health.
  3. Better Control: Programmable advanced cat flaps, which can be aligned with your cat's microchip or a distinct collar tag, guarantee that only your cat utilises the flap, giving you total command over their entrances and exits.
  4. Enhanced Security: Numerous cat flaps come fitted with locking systems, enabling entry to be restricted to certain cats and preventing the intrusion of unwelcome guests. This attribute strengthens home safety by barring the entry of stray animals and possible hazards.
  5. Reduced Litter Box Odours: Granting your cat outdoor access for toilet purposes will probably lead to a decrease in litter box usage, potentially requiring less frequent cleaning and reducing unpleasant smells within your property.
  6. Convenience for Owners: Interruption of daily routines to let cats in or out is no longer a requirement for owners. This ease is immensely helpful for people with active lifestyles or non-standard schedules.
  7. Reduced Door Scratching: Fed up with door-destroying tantrums? The constant waiting game can trigger destructive scratching near doors. Cat flaps offer a solution by providing your cat with an independent access point, potentially eliminating this unwanted behaviour.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Ilkeston and also nearby in: Gallows Inn, Larklands, Horsley Woodhouse, Mapperley, Newthorpe, Little Hallam, Trowell, Giltbrook, Dale Abbey, Smalley, Kirk Hallam, Watnall, Strelley, Stanton-by-Dale, Cossall Marsh, Cossall, Cotmanhay, together with these postcodes DE7 4DE, DE7 4EZ, DE7 4DS, DE7 4ES, DE7 0TA, DE7 4BA, DE7 4GY, DE7 0BR, DE7 0SJ, and DE7 4AG. Local Ilkeston cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 0115 and the postcode DE5. Checking this out can make sure that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Residents in the surrounding areas will be able to utilise these and many other related services. In need of a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find trustworthy professionals to provide you with free cat flap installation quotations.

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To ensure the well-being and comfort of both indoor and outdoor cats, it is essential to weatherproof their cat flaps. A well-weatherproofed cat flap shields cats from wind, rain, draughts, and extreme temperatures, serving as an effective barrier against the elements. This protective strategy improves their overall quality of life and also contributes to their safety.

To weatherproof a cat flap effectively, it is essential to choose materials and design features that can endure changing climatic conditions. Top-quality seals around the edges of the cat flap are crucial to ensure a dry environment by preventing rainwater from seeping indoors. Cold draughts can be something of a discomfort for cats, affecting their overall contentment and health. Effective weatherproofing includes insulating materials that help maintain a pleasant indoor temperature, protecting felines from cold draughts and ensuring they remain warm and cosy.

Cat owners who allow their furry friends to venture outdoors must make weatherproofing a top priority. Cold temperatures, rain or strong winds can all put a cat's health at risk. A suitably weatherproofed cat flap becomes an essential lifeline, offering cats a comfortable and safe entrance to the house.

The installation of a tunnel extension alongside the cat flap can provide even more protection. This extension serves as a buffer zone, minimising the direct impact of adverse weather conditions on the entrance. It helps to create a transition space that gradually brings the cat from the outside environment to the indoor sanctuary. This tunnel extension also aids in keeping debris and rainwater away from the cat flap's immediate vicinity, further enhancing its longevity.

To guarantee the effectiveness of a cat flap's weatherproofing, frequent maintenance is equally important. Preserving the integrity of seals necessitates regular inspections for wear and tear to maintain their effectiveness. Leaks and other issues can result from seals deteriorating over the years due to weather exposure and constant use. Weatherproofing measures' functionality and reliability can be ensured by pet owners when they swiftly address any issues.

In brief, the weatherproofing of cat flaps is a significant concern for all cat owners. Its direct effect on the cat's well-being, safety and comfort is evident both indoors and outdoors. By protecting cats from extreme temperatures, cold draughts and rain, a properly weatherproofed cat flap enhances their all-round health. By incorporating premium-quality seals and insulating materials, the cat flap remains effective in keeping the space cosy and shielded from the weather. The inclusion of a tunnel extension further increases the protection against the elements. Maintaining cat flap weatherproofing on a regular basis provides a sturdy and dependable way to preserve cats' comfort, facilitating their free movement between indoor and outdoor spaces without health compromises. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Ilkeston)

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Also find: Cotmanhay cat flap fitters, Cossall cat flap fitters, Dale Abbey cat flap fitters, Little Hallam cat flap fitters, Larklands cat flap fitters, Cossall Marsh cat flap fitters, Newthorpe cat flap fitters, Strelley cat flap fitters, Smalley cat flap fitters, Mapperley cat flap fitters, Trowell cat flap fitters, Watnall cat flap fitters, Giltbrook cat flap fitters, Stanton-by-Dale cat flap fitters, Horsley Woodhouse cat flap fitters, Kirk Hallam cat flap fitters, Gallows Inn cat flap fitters and more. These and other places are serviced by cat flap installers and associated tradespeople. When it comes to making sure that your cat flap is correctly and securely fitted on your property, their knowledge and expertise is invaluable. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only satisfies your furry friend's needs but also adheres to safety standards and complements the visual appearance of your home. Local homeowners can get cat flap installation price quotes by clicking here.

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