Cat Flap Fitter Keynsham

Keynsham Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Keynsham Somerset (BS31): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Keynsham house provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept inside, just like people, can often show signs of irritation. Having accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what type of cat flap should you go with?

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The most straightforward type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat climb through. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be adequate for most Keynsham cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it might be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.

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This basic design is still a long way off being perfect since it allows other cats or animals a way to get into your house, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and access or leave your house, hence preventing some unwelcome visitors. The downside here is that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar could perhaps access your home with this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices because they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. This makes certain that only your purrfect companion gains access, providing an additional layer of security and control.

A model of cat flap which is can be recognised by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in Keynsham feline entry security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting access to animals that have a microchip.

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When you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a design that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold today have a four way locking mechanism. Which means it's got the capability to allow only entrance into your premises, be fully locked, allow exit from your home only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will provide you with solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap functions. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the option to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a number of the high end models.

Putting in a cat flap on your own can be fairly simple if you've got a solid timber door, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you're planning to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you ought to ask for outside assistance. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your new cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its thermal insulation attributes, security and strength. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Keynsham cat flap installer will measure your current pane and order a brand new one. This new pane will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. This could take a week or more to manufacture, however it's the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've obtained your new modified glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new one installed. Your cat flap can then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for installing a new cat flap in Keynsham, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood door panels. If you're a little unsure about cutting a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you may be happier contacting a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. An undertaking like this is comparatively inexpensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat can enjoy an expertly installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, because some uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could have a cat flap installed on an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more skill and equipment to install, therefore it is certainly better left to the pros. You could go with a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled model which enables access through a pillar. A square hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so your feline friend can exit and enter the house whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Keynsham - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap installed, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. A good cat flap installer in Keynsham will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding window, wall or door.

If the substitute cat flap is being mounted in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. The glass panel will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if it is found that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.


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There are many handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing suppliers in the Keynsham area, who provide cat flap installations thru whatever door or structure you need. There is no better technique for tracking down a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they've had comparable work done by a local Keynsham tradesman, and been delighted with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do an excellent job for you too.

If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always try to get at least three different quotations before making your choice, and keep in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask if they provide any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes awry as the work is undertaken.

If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Keynsham you will wind up with a good quality product, that's properly fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Keynsham and also nearby in: Knowle, Pensford, Barrs Court, Hanham, Marksbury, Bitton, Willsbridge, Stockwood, Hengrove, Brislington, Saltford, Longwell Green, Chewton Keynsham, together with these postcodes BS31 1AZ, BS31 1AA, BS31 1DE, BS31 1BU, BS31 1FG, BS31 1BG, BS31 1BP, BS31 1FW, BS31 1NG, and BS31 1DJ. Local Keynsham cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode BS31 and the phone code 0117. Verifying this can make sure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Residents in the surrounding areas can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get cat flap installation price quotes from nearby providers.

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Keynsham Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Keynsham cat flap installer including cat flap replacement, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into conservatories, Petsafe cat flap installations, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into double gazing, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation estimates, cat flaps in metal doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into single glazing, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into French doors Keynsham, Sureflap cat flap installations in Keynsham, cat flap installation in glass doors Keynsham, magnetic cat flaps Keynsham, cat flap removal, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into porches Keynsham, the installation of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors Keynsham, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors Keynsham, small cat flaps in Keynsham, electronic cat flaps Keynsham, infrared cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation Keynsham, cat flaps in double glazed doors, the installation of dog flaps, cat flap installation in walls, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Keynsham cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the duties that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Keynsham contractors will keep you informed about their whole range of services.


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Also find: Hengrove cat flap fitters, Hanham cat flap fitters, Chewton Keynsham cat flap fitters, Brislington cat flap fitters, Saltford cat flap fitters, Barrs Court cat flap fitters, Willsbridge cat flap fitters, Stockwood cat flap fitters, Pensford cat flap fitters, Marksbury cat flap fitters, Bitton cat flap fitters, Knowle cat flap fitters, Longwell Green cat flap fitters and more. All these towns and localities are serviced by companies who install cat flaps. When it comes to making certain that your cat flap is securely and properly fitted on your home, their expertise is invaluable. Installation by a professional ensures that your cat flap not only satisfies your canine companion's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. By simply clicking here, local property owners can obtain cat flap installation estimates.

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