Cat Flap Fitter Lancing West Sussex (BN15): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Lancing home provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept indoors, just like people, will often show signs of irritability. Having access to the world outside via a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is perfect form of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but permit the cat move through. Even though this may be appropriate in a fence panel or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Lancing would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home.
This simple model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it is still far from perfect because it enables other creatures or cats a way to get into your property.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your house unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The point that any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar might be able to get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. The microchip number is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit only your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain it's of a type that can be locked. Currently, most cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that it's got the capability to permit access into your property only, be fully locked, allow exit from your premises only, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This will give you options for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. The facility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at DIY, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a timber door on your house in Lancing. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who are happy to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN LANCING
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps cannot be installed into existing double glazing window or door panels. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsafe.
A reputable Lancing cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a week or more to manufacture. Once you have acquired your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new one installed. It's now possible to fit your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Lancing, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber door panels. It is often safer to contact a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all nervous about making a big hole in your door. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your pet will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, since some door panels can have a steel lining for extra security. The easiest type of 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 slatted panel for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always elect to install a cat flap in an exterior wall of your house in Lancing. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it is certainly best left to the pros. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut into your wall. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Lancing - If your wall, window or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding window, wall or door, and fit a new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is essential to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new cat flap. The panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LANCING
There are a number of different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers in the Lancing area, that provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or construction you need. It may be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations when it comes to tracking down a first-rate cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you will probably get a similar service.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendations, always try to get at least three different estimates before coming to a final decision, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and ensure it's backed up in writing, in case something should go wrong.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Lancing you should finish up with a quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Lancing and also in nearby places like: South Lancing, Broadwater, Coombes, Shoreham-by-Sea, Washington, Steyning, Sompting, Botolphs, North Lancing, Worthing, Goring by Sea, Findon, Wiston, Bramber, Upper Beeding, as well as in these postcodes BN15 8AN, BN15 8ET, BN15 8HZ, BN15 5BL, BN15 8EW, BN15 0QL, BN15 0WD, BN15 0RA, BN15 0NL, BN15 0QT. Local Lancing cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BN15 and the telephone dialling code 01903.
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Cat Flap Enquiries West Sussex
Recently posted West Sussex cat flap installation requests: Elise and Monty Logan recently requested a quotation for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Tangmere. Ada Spence and Teddie Spence recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Washington. Winston Morton was looking for someone to install a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden front door in his detached house in Sayers Common. Dante Mistry recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in Wisborough Green. Rhys and Anais Irving recently requested a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in a semi-detached house in Sidlesham, West Sussex. Mr and Mrs Styles recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in Scaynes Hill. Sammy and Camilla Sylvester recently requested a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in East Wittering, West Sussex. Eddison Kaur recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Aldingbourne, West Sussex.
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In West Sussex you will additionally discover: Steyning cat flap installers, Thakeham cat flap fitters, Westergate cat flap installers, Lower Beeding cat flap installation, Hassocks cat flap fitters, Billingshurst cat flap installers, Lancing cat flap installation, Storrington cat flap installation, Stedham cat flap installation, Small Dole cat flap installers, Bosham cat flap fitters, Findon cat flap installers, Aldingbourne cat flap fitters, West Hoathly cat flap installers, Cuckfield cat flap installers, Upper Beeding cat flap installers, Rustington cat flap installers, South Harting cat flap fitters, Hurstpierpoint cat flap installation, Worth cat flap installers, Pulborough cat flap installers, Westbourne cat flap installers, West Thorney cat flap installation, Easebourne cat flap installers, Rusper cat flap fitters, Ashington cat flap installers, Harting cat flap fitters, Cuckfield cat flap installation, Southwater cat flap installers, Arundel cat flap installation.
Throughout West Sussex you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the perfect cat flap fitter in Lancing itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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In The Tynings, Ingleside Road, Drakes Close, Penleigh Close, Cokeham Road, Alexandra Road, East Street, Swanbourne Close, Hoe Court, Beachcroft Place, Irene Avenue, Pende Close, Sompting Road, Orchard Way, Windsor Way, Burrell Avenue, Queens Road, Blenheim Road, Lisher Road, Freshfields Close, Norbury Drive, Yew Tree Close, Bridge Close, Fetherston Road, Abbots Way, Shopsdam Road, Meadow Lane, The Moorings, Belvedere Avenue, as well as these local Lancing postcodes: BN15 8AN, BN15 8ET, BN15 8HZ, BN15 5BL, BN15 8EW, BN15 0QL, BN15 0WD, BN15 0RA, BN15 0NL, BN15 0QT, householders have just recently needed cat flap installation.
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