Cat Flap Fitter Ipswich Suffolk (IP1): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Ipswich, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your cat accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. But, what type of cat flap is best in your case?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to give protection from the weather, but let the cat climb through. Even though this might be suitable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, most cat owners in Ipswich would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house.
This standard design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter your property.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. No animal will be able to leave or access your house unless it is fitted with this special collar. Again this is a fairly simple form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Ipswich area that's got a similar style of collar can easily gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices because they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The kind of cat flap that's can be operated by your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain it's of a type that can be locked. These days, the majority of cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that it has the capability to be fully locked, allow exit only, allow admission into your house only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The ability to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be really easy if you have a solid timber door on your Ipswich home, and decent DIY abilities. On no account should you try and fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN IPSWICH
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can not be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not merely the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes too. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.
A professional cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a glazing firm make a new pane. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure where your cat flap will be fitted. This might take a week or more to produce, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once your new pane of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the simplest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Ipswich. It is normally best to bring in a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're at all unsure of making a big hole in your door. This should provide you with the reassurance that you'll finish up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been carried out correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most cases. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security, which may cause some problems. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap fitted on an exterior wall of your house in Ipswich, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is definitely best left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished correctly. You can opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angle version which permits access through a pillar. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole cut out of your wall. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ipswich - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your wall, window or door, but it is broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. Your cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN IPSWICH
There are plenty of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants in the Ipswich area, that offer cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you need. There are a variety of ways of locating a good cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking friends and neighbours. If they've had similar work accomplished by a local Ipswich tradesman themselves, and been pleased with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a decent job for you.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Ipswich handymen. Study these carefully and never automatically opt for the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best of the bunch. Enquire about any warranties they might give for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, in case something should go amiss.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Ipswich you will end up with a high quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ipswich and also in nearby places like: Whitton, California, Rushmere Saint Andrew, Akenham, Claydon, Tuddenham, Freston, Washbrook, Pinewood, Westerfield, Westbourne, Bramford, Warren Heath, Chantry, Castle Hill, Sproughton, and in these postcodes IP1 2BF, IP1 1UQ, IP1 1HW, IP1 1EL, IP1 2DB, IP1 2EL, IP1 1AQ, IP1 1TW, IP1 1EG, IP1 2EN. Local Ipswich cat flap installers will probably have the postcode IP1 and the phone code 01473.
Suffolk Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Suffolk cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Mackenzie recently requested a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio door in Wissington. Huw Copeland was looking for someone to install a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in his semi-detached house in Elmswell, Suffolk. Jonty Vickers recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in Great Whelnetham, Suffolk. Ibrahim Gibbons recently requested an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Mildenhall, Suffolk. Oliver and Haniya Long recently asked for a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Washbrook, Suffolk. Mr and Mrs Kaur recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in Kesgrave, Suffolk. Avi Heather and Lana Heather recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Barham. Lyla Waldron in Kirton was looking for someone who could install a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in her detached house.
Ipswich Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Suffolk Cat Flap Fitters
Around Suffolk you will also discover: Barton Mills cat flap installation, Brantham cat flap fitters, Knodishall cat flap installers, Cockfield cat flap installers, Ixworth cat flap installers, Glemsford cat flap installation, Great Thurlow cat flap installers, Kedington cat flap installation, Haughley cat flap installation, Old Newton cat flap fitters, Carlton cat flap installation, Gislingham cat flap installers, Clare cat flap installers, Lawshall cat flap installation, Sicklesmere cat flap installers, Halesworth cat flap installation, Reydon cat flap fitters, Claydon cat flap fitters, Holbrook cat flap fitters, Southwold cat flap installation, Gislingham cat flap installation, Barnby cat flap fitters, Stowmarket cat flap installation, Great Waldingfield cat flap fitters, Hundon cat flap fitters, Kirton cat flap installers, Great Cornard cat flap installers, Polstead cat flap installation.
Throughout Suffolk you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the ideal cat flap fitter in Ipswich itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Some Ipswich roads where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Sawston Close, Deben Avenue, Sawyers, Baden Powell Walk, Shackleton Road, Silver Leys, Beech Circus, Cattsfield, The Tye, Belvedere Road, Blickling Close, Thompson Road, Spooners Lane, Smiths Place, Columbine Gardens, Barn Close, Chevallier Street, Antrim Road, Brookfield Road, Claverton Way, Aston Close, Chessington Gardens, St Nicholas Street, St Helens Street, Downing Close, Derby Close, Blackfriars Court, Sidegate Avenue, The Maples, Beech Close, as well as these local Ipswich postcodes: IP1 2BF, IP1 1UQ, IP1 1HW, IP1 1EL, IP1 2DB, IP1 2EL, IP1 1AQ, IP1 1TW, IP1 1EG, IP1 2EN.
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