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Ingatestone Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Ingatestone Essex (CM4): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Ingatestone house provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam. When permitted instant access to the great outdoors with a cat flap, your beloved cat has a far better chance of staying healthy and strong. If you elect to go down the cat flap route, you will then have to determine what is the best type of cat flap for you.

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The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat climb through. Although this might be suitable in an outhouse door or fence panel, the vast majority of Ingatestone cat owners would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house.

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This standard model is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals a way to get into your house, nonetheless it can be marginally improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.

A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The reality that any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar can still get into your house, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet. This makes certain that only your furry friend gains access, providing an additional layer of control and security.

A cat flap that is able to identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in Ingatestone feline entrance security. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only allowing entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you should ensure that it is of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can allow exit from your premises only, be fully locked, enable only entrance into your home, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This provides you with a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. Some more expensive devices can be set to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.

If you are pretty good at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Ingatestone. Although, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it yourself. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, as well as its thermal properties. In reality, it renders the glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be attempted.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Ingatestone cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing panel and order a brand new one. As part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take a week or more to produce. Once you have obtained your new glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel fitted. The installing of your cat flap will then be concluded.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden door panels are, as we stated previously, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Ingatestone. It is usually best to contact an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way uncomfortable with creating a hole in your front or back door. This kind of project won't be all that expensive and is worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. You'll have to verify what the interior construction of you door is, since for additional security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap mounted into an exterior wall of your house in Ingatestone, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. This kind of installation is certainly better left to the pros, since it requires far more equipment and skill to accomplish. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. A square shaped hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to both ends of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ingatestone - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating properly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, door or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.

Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed pane which has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is crucial. If it's found this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass pane will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.


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In the Ingatestone area there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There are several ways of finding a competent cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking relatives and friends. If they have had comparable work carried out by a local Ingatestone tradesman, and been pleased with the outcome, you can anticipate that they will do a good quality job for you too.

Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get 2 or 3 quotes from local Ingatestone tradesmen. Study these quotes closely and do not always opt for the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.

An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Ingatestone will supply you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for many years.


Both cat owners and their felines enjoy numerous advantages from cat flaps:

  1. Reduced Stress: With a cat flap, the requirement for persistent monitoring and opening the door for your cat is eradicated, lessening stress for both pet and owner, as cats gain the ability to exit and enter at their leisure.
  2. Better Control: For enhanced control, some advanced cat flaps can be programmed and synchronised with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag, ensuring that only your cat has the ability to use the flap, thereby regulating their comings and goings.
  3. Convenience for Owners: Interruption of daily routines to let cats out or in is no longer a requirement for owners. This ease is immensely helpful for people with active lifestyles or non-standard schedules.
  4. Independence for Cats: By allowing access to the outdoors, exercise, and a means to satisfy their innate curiosity, cat flaps cater to the independent nature of cats, boosting their happiness and improving their health.
  5. Enhanced Security: With locking mechanisms installed, several cat flaps can be set to admit only chosen cats, effectively keeping out uninvited visitors. This enhances the security of homes by preventing the entry of stray animals and potential dangers.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Ingatestone and also in nearby places like: Stock, Blackmore, Highwood, Pilgrims Hatch, Stondon Massey, Fox Hatch, Herongate, Nine Ashes, Hutton, Doddinghurst, Mill Green, Mountnessing, Margaretting, together with these postcodes CM4 9HG, CM4 0BX, CM4 0DJ, CM4 9EN, CM4 9AA, CM4 0DZ, CM4 0BE, CM4 0PL, CM4 9ED, and CM4 0HN. Locally based Ingatestone cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01277 and the postcode CM4. Verifying this can guarantee that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Householders in the local area will be able to utilise these and lots of other related services. Need a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find reputable tradespeople to provide free quotes for cat flap installation.

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For both outdoor and indoor cats, maintaining safety and comfort relies on effective cat flap weatherproofing. A well-weatherproofed cat flap prevents wind, rain and draughts from seeping into the house, ensuring a warm and dry environment for the feline. Cat flaps with superior quality seals and insulating materials form a tight barrier against the weather. To shield the entryway from harsh weather conditions, you could also think about installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. Regular maintenance, such as checking seals for wear and tear, will ensure the cat flap remains effective in providing a comfortable and weather-protected space for your furry friend. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Ingatestone)

Ingatestone Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Ingatestone Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Ingatestone cat flap installer including replacement cat flaps Ingatestone, infrared cat flaps Ingatestone, cat flap repair, conservatory cat flap installation, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in wooden doors, large cat flaps, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories in Ingatestone, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into French doors Ingatestone, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors Ingatestone, cat flap installation services, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap upgrades in Ingatestone, pet flap installations Ingatestone, electronic cat flaps Ingatestone, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cheap cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors Ingatestone, and lots more. If there are other Ingatestone cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in cat flaps. Ingatestone providers will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.


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Also find: Pilgrims Hatch cat flap fitters, Mountnessing cat flap fitters, Mill Green cat flap fitters, Fox Hatch cat flap fitters, Margaretting cat flap fitters, Herongate cat flap fitters, Doddinghurst cat flap fitters, Stondon Massey cat flap fitters, Blackmore cat flap fitters, Hutton cat flap fitters, Nine Ashes cat flap fitters, Stock cat flap fitters, Highwood cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who fit cat flaps can be found in almost all of these towns and localities. When it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is correctly and securely fitted on your property, their skill and expertise is invaluable. With a cat flap installed professionally, you can be sure that it serves your pet's needs and is in keeping with your home's safety and design considerations. If you're a local householder looking to obtain competitive and accurate cat flap installation quotes tailored to your particular needs, just click here.

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(This cat flap fitter Ingatestone information was updated on 14-05-2024)