Cat Flap Fitter Ingatestone Essex (CM4): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Ingatestone property provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when continuously kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your furry friend access to the outside world via a cat flap. If this seems like a great idea to you, what kind of cat flap should you choose?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat climb through. Whilst this may be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel, the majority of cat owners in Ingatestone would doubtless favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.
This standard design is still far from ideal because it allows other animals or cats a way to enter your home, however it can be slightly improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and access or leave your home, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. The point that any other cat in the area who has a similar collar may be able to access your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap which is able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next level in Ingatestone feline access security. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
No matter which cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a 4-way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, enable admittance into your house only, be fully locked, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This provides complete control over how your cat flap works both during the day and throughout the night time. Based on your cat's and your needs, there is even the possibility to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more advanced devices.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be pretty easy if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY capabilities. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who'll be happy to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN INGATESTONE
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and show them the gate. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its security, strength and thermal attributes. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Ingatestone cat flap fitter will measure your existing unit and order a brand new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new glazed panel will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be made, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you have received your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. The cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for installing a new cat flap in Ingatestone, as was mentioned previously, are wood door panels. If you are uncomfortable with creating a hole in your door, it's advisable to call in a specialist to complete the task for you. This type of project won't be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some uPVC door panels can have a steel lining for added security. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap fitted on an external wall of your home in Ingatestone, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installation is definitely best left to a professional, because it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. Most wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access through a pillar is also a possibility. Installation entails a square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to permit your furry friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ingatestone - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new flap is of a similar size. An experienced Ingatestone cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, window or door on which it is mounted.
If the new cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must ensure that the glass has been made, cut and installed accurately. The pane will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN INGATESTONE
In the Ingatestone area there are a number of professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. There are several ways to locate a good cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking friends and neighbours. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who's done work for them, then you will have a much similar experience.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least 3 different estimates from local tradesmen before choosing. It's generally sensible not to always opt for the cheapest quotation. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Ingatestone you will wind up with a high quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Ingatestone and also in nearby places like: Mill Green, Blackmore, Fox Hatch, Doddinghurst, Billericay, Herongate, Pilgrims Hatch, Highwood, Nine Ashes, Kelvedon Hatch, Chelmsford, Stock, Margaretting, Hutton, Stondon Massey, Mountnessing, and in these postcodes CM4 0SF, CM4 0UU, CM4 0DH, CM4 9DX, CM4 0QD, CM4 9EH, CM4 0PW, CM4 0AJ, CM4 0NE, CM4 0BH. Locally based Ingatestone cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone code 01277 and the postcode CM4. Checking this out should make certain that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Ingatestone householders can benefit from these and various other similar services.
Ingatestone Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Ingatestone cat flap installer including the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors in Ingatestone, cat flap installation quotations, cat flap repair, cat flap replacement, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in metal doors, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors Ingatestone, magnetic cat flap installation in Ingatestone, 2-way cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, cat flap installation in walls Ingatestone, cheap cat flaps in Ingatestone, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing, large cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installations, replacement cat flaps in Ingatestone, Sureflap cat flap installation Ingatestone, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation, small cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, and lots more. If there happen to be other Ingatestone cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the duties that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Ingatestone providers will let you know their entire range of services.
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In the last year cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Ingatestone streets: The Paddocks, High Street, Harding's Lane, The Limes, Mapletree Lane, Chantry Drive, The Meads, Trueloves Lane, Wakelin Chase, Stock Lane, Bell Mead, New Road, Mill Green Road, Steen Close, Post Office Road, Chapel Croft, Ridgeway, Mill Lane, Hall Lane, Bakers Mews, Hare Bridge Crescent, The Quorn, Star Lane, Petre Close, Fairfield, The Hoppet, and in these Essex postcodes: CM4 0SF, CM4 0UU, CM4 0DH, CM4 9DX, CM4 0QD, CM4 9EH, CM4 0PW, CM4 0AJ, CM4 0NE, CM4 0BH. Work was achieved in these places by an expert cat flap fitter. Ingatestone business and home owners received trusted and dependable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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