Cat Flap Fitter Keynsham Somerset (BS31): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Keynsham property. Cats that are kept indoors, as with people, will often show signs of irritability. Allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside with a cat flap can help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, what sort of cat flap should you fit?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to give a bit of protection from the elements. Whilst this might be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door, the majority of Keynsham cat owners would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property.
Because this option will allow other cats or animals to enter your home, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be improved on to some extent by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to wear a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. Therefore any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't leave or get into your home. The reality that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar could perhaps gain access to your property, is the drawback with this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
A cat flap that is can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next stage in Keynsham feline entrance security. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one cat it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a type that can be locked. For added security, the majority of cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, allow entry into your property only, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This will provide you with alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. Some of the more expensive models can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.
If you've got a wood door in your property in Keynsham, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. Although, if it has to be installed into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it on your own. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who will be ready to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN KEYNSHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them their marching orders. A new cat flap cannot be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating attributes as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A reliable Keynsham cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new pane will arrive with a hole cut out as a part of its structure where the cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a week or so to produce. When your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. The installation of your cat flap will then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as stated earlier, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Keynsham. If you are a little uncertain about making a hole in your back or front door, you might be better off getting in touch with an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of task will not be too costly and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. However, some uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security, which can cause some issues. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap fitted on an outside wall of your property in Keynsham, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. Requiring a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to the pros, if it's to be completed successfully. You could opt for a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version which allows access through a pillar. A neat square hole will be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap is then attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Keynsham - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. Your cat flap fitter will remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KEYNSHAM
In and around Keynsham there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services in walls, doors or windows. There are various ways of locating a reputable cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. You can be sure that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you'll have a similar experience.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 price quotes from local Keynsham cat flap installers. Study these quotes closely and never automatically opt for the cheapest quotation, since this will not necessarily be the best. Ask about any guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, just in case something should go wrong.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Keynsham you will wind up with a top quality product, that is properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Keynsham and also in: Whitchurch, Bitton, Hengrove, Saltford, Brislington, Queen Charlton, Pensford, Hanham, Longwell Green, Willsbridge, Bristol, Stockwood, Knowle, Barrs Court, Chewton Keynsham, Marksbury, and in these postcodes BS31 1FG, BS31 1HU, BS31 1DD, BS31 1EE, BS31 1ED, BS31 1JQ, BS31 1DA, BS31 1JU, BS31 1BJ, BS31 1JT. Local Keynsham cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode BS31 and the dialling code 0117.
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Current Somerset cat flap installation enquiries: Mayson Farmer and Frankie Farmer recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in Old Cleeve. Coco and Pedro Britton recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a bungalow in Mark, Somerset. Maksymilian Harry was looking for someone to install a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in his cottage in Crewkerne. Mahnoor Close and Taylor Close recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood back door in Walton, Somerset. Winifred Hewitt recently requested an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in Chard, Somerset. Ada Connelly recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a glass door in a bungalow in Bishop Sutton, Somerset. Etta Jewell in Cheddar was looking for somebody who could install a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in her semi-detached house. Carly Cooke and Jak Cooke recently requested a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in High Littleton, Somerset.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Keynsham
Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Keynsham areas and streets - Ashton Way, Kelston Road, Harlech Close, Windrush Road, Queens Road, Oakfield Road, Cherwell Road, Carpenters Lane, Caroline Close, Tamworth Road, Summerleaze, Calder Close, Princess Close, Turner Close, Nunney Close, Berkeley Gardens, Keynsham By-pass, Lambourn Road, Priory Road, The Park, Keynsham Road, Ellsbridge Close, Caernarvon Road, Edinburgh Road, Westfield Close, as well as the following Keynsham area postcodes: BS31 1FG, BS31 1HU, BS31 1DD, BS31 1EE, BS31 1ED, BS31 1JQ, BS31 1DA, BS31 1JU, BS31 1BJ, BS31 1JT.
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