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Kesgrave Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Kesgrave Suffolk (IP5): An effective way to improve your cat's independence and enrich it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an outside wall or door of your house in Kesgrave. When kept inside, cats much like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Having access to the outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If you elect to go down the cat flap route, you'll then have to determine what is the best type of cat flap for you.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat pass through. Most cat owners in Kesgrave would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although this might be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel.

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This basic model can be improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being perfect since it allows other creatures or cats to enter your home.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The fact that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar might be able to get into your house, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.

The next step-up in feline access security is to fit the kind of cat flap that identifies your pet's own micro-chip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.

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The ability to lock it in position is important no matter what cat flap you are buying. Currently, almost all cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that the cat flap can enable only entry into your premises, permit exit from your property only, be fully locked, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. Some of the high end cat flaps can be set to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your cat's requirements.

If you've got a timber door in your house in Kesgrave, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. Although, if it needs to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. These types of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can't be installed into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes too. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.

It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Kesgrave cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current unit and order the new one. As a part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted nicely into. You might have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be made, but if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. Once you've acquired your new glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel installed. The installing of the cat flap can then be carried out.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wood doors are the least complicated option when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your home in Kesgrave. If you are dubious about cutting a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to call an expert to complete the task for you. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your cat will be climbing through an expertly installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are steel lined for additional security. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane style.

Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your house in Kesgrave, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. Requiring a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it is to be accomplished successfully. You'll find there are several choices for this installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) model. This installation calls for a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to enable your feline friend to exit and enter as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Kesgrave - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. A competent cat flap installer in Kesgrave will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall.

If the substitute cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must check that the glass has been made and installed in the right way. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.


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Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are many specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Kesgrave area who'll be able to help. There are several ways to find a good cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. You can be fairly certain that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, then you'll get a very similar level of service.

If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendation, always get at least three different quotes before making a final decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Kesgrave will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.

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Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Both outdoor and indoor cats in Kesgrave need their cat flaps to be weatherproofed to ensure their comfort and well-being. Rain, chilly draughts, wind, and extreme temperatures are shielded from cats by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, which serves as an effective barrier against the elements. This protective measure enhances their overall quality of life and also contributes to their safety.

Weatherproofing a cat flap involves selecting the correct materials and design features that can withstand varying climatic conditions. Top-quality seals around the cat flap edges are essential to ensure a dry and pleasant environment by preventing rainwater from seeping indoors. Cold draughts can be something of a discomfort for cats, affecting their health and overall contentment. Insulating materials are an essential part of effective weatherproofing, because they help to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature, protect felines from chilling draughts, and ensure they remain warm and cosy.

Feline companions who venture outside require their cat owners to prioritize weatherproofing. If a cat is exposed to strong winds, rain or cold temperatures, its health might be compromised. A safe and comfortable entrance to the home is offered by a suitably weatherproofed cat flap, which becomes a crucial lifeline for them.

To provide a further level of protection, a tunnel extension can be installed alongside the cat flap. To minimise the direct impact of severe weather conditions on the entryway, this extension serves as a buffer zone. Facilitating a safety zone, it gradually brings the cat from the outside environment to the indoor haven. To extend the longevity of the cat flap, this tunnel extension also helps to keep debris and rainwater away from its immediate vicinity. (74815 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Kesgrave)

Kesgrave Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Kesgrave Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Kesgrave cat flap fitter including 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in walls, 2-way cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into porches, Petsafe cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps in Kesgrave, electronic cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation Kesgrave, pet flap installations, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, cat flap upgrades, large cat flaps, automatic cat flap installation, small cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installation, dog flap installations Kesgrave, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation services, the installation of infrared cat flaps into metal skinned doors, replacement cat flaps, Staywell cat flap installations Kesgrave, and lots more. If there happen to be different Kesgrave cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the activities that are carried out by people specialising in cat flaps. Kesgrave specialists will tell you about their entire range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Kesgrave content was updated on 07-11-2023)