Cat Flap Fitter Lewes

Lewes Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Lewes East Sussex (BN7): A good way to give your cat more independence and improve it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an external door or wall of your property in Lewes. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside with a cat flap. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what form of cat flap should you go with?

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The most basic kind of cat flap, is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material hung over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat climb through. The majority of Lewes cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although this could be okay for a garden fence panel or shed door.

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As this option will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it's not at all ideal, although it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.

The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your house, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. The point that any other moggy in the Lewes area that's got a similar collar could perhaps gain access to your house, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat. An additional layer of security and control is achieved, guaranteeing that only your feline friend gains access.

The type of cat flap that is able to identify your cat's own microchip, is the next stage in Lewes feline entrance security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.

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Whichever cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in position. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable exit from your house only, allow only entry into your house, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This will give you a number of options on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. In keeping with yours and your pet's needs, there's even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the high end models.

If you have a wooden door in your home in Lewes, putting in you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and give them their marching orders. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation properties as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.

A professional cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local Lewes glazing firm knock up a new pane. As part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You might have to wait one or two weeks for this to be made, however if you need a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. As soon as your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to fit the cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid wood doors are, as we already stated, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Lewes. If you're dubious about making a hole in your back or front door, it's it may be better to bring in a professional to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you'll end up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your installer will need to verify what the internal construction of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. A one-piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel type.

Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap mounted into an exterior wall of your house in Lewes, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is certainly best left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angle access through a pillar is also possible. Installation entails a square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap is then installed on each side of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Lewes - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to fit a replacement into the current cavity. You local cat flap installer will take off the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding window, wall or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

If the substitute cat flap is being mounted into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must ensure that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed accurately. If it is found this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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There are plenty of specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies in the Lewes area, who offer cat flap installations through whatever door or construction you require. There are various ways of locating a reliable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. You can be sure that if they have been willing to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.

If you cannot find a fitter through recommendation, always acquire at least 3 different quotations before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Check whether they provide any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something does happen to go amiss when the work is undertaken.

If you take care and pick a reputable Lewes cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give great service to you and your furry friend for years and years. And all things considered - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Lewes and also in nearby places like: Isfield, Glyndebourne, Glynde, South Malling, Ovingdean, Stoneham, Southerham, Wallands Park, Cooksbridge, Barcombe, Woodingdean, Southease, Laughton, Offham, Sout, Falmer, as well as in these postcodes BN7 1DL, BN7 1DB, BN7 1SL, BN7 1BA, BN7 1LX, BN7 1HN, BN7 1QG, BN7 1JL, BN7 1PG, and BN7 1NN. Local Lewes cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01273 and the postcode BN7. Checking this out will make certain that you access a local cat flat fitter. Householders in the local area can benefit from these and many other similar services. Do you need a cat flap? Click on the "Quote" banner and find trustworthy tradespeople to provide free cat flap installation price quotes.

Automatic Cat Flap Installation Lewes

Automatic cat flaps offer pet owners in Lewes a handy way to give their furry friends the freedom to come and go. Utilising sophisticated technology, including RFID chips and sensors, these flaps are capable of recognising when a cat is nearby and unlocking the flap for them, ensuring that only authorised pets can gain entry to the home. Some of these automatic cat flaps can also be programmed to lock and unlock at certain times of the day, providing extra security and control for cat owners. With automatic cat flaps, cats can exit and enter as they want, without requiring the assistance of their owners, making it easier for pets to enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, automatic cat flaps can prevent unwelcome animals or pests from entering the property, promoting a more secure and pleasant atmosphere for owners and pets alike.... READ MORE.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

The comfort and well-being of both outdoor and indoor cats in Lewes depend on the weatherproofing of their cat flaps. Cats are shielded from draughts, wind, rain, and extreme temperatures by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, which serves as a crucial barrier against the elements. This protective strategy has the dual benefit of enhancing their overall quality of life and contributing to their safety.

Achieving weatherproofing for a cat flap requires the deliberate choice of design characteristics and materials that can withstand varying climatic conditions. Rainwater will not seep indoors and the environment will stay dry if there are top-quality seals around the edges of the cat flap. Cold draughts can affect the health and overall contentment of cats by significantly discomforting them. Insulating materials are an essential element of effective weatherproofing, because they help to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature, protect cats from cold draughts, and ensure they remain warm and cosy.

Feline companions who venture outdoors require their cat owners to prioritize weatherproofing. Strong winds, cold temperatures or rain can all put a cat's health at risk. An effectively weatherproofed cat flap becomes a vital lifeline for cats, offering them a safe and comfortable entrance to the property. (42068)

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Also find: Woodingdean cat flap fitters, Barcombe cat flap fitters, Southerham cat flap fitters, Offham cat flap fitters, South Malling cat flap fitters, Isfield cat flap fitters, Sout cat flap fitters, Stoneham cat flap fitters, Wallands Park cat flap fitters, Glyndebourne cat flap fitters, Cooksbridge cat flap fitters, Glynde cat flap fitters, Laughton cat flap fitters, Falmer cat flap fitters, Southease cat flap fitters, Ovingdean cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who install cat flaps can be found in all these localities. Their skill and expertise is invaluable when it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is securely and correctly installed on your property. Relying on professional installation, you can rest assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's aesthetic and safety criteria. Local cat lovers can obtain cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.

Lewes Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Lewes Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Lewes cat flap fitter including magnetic cat flap installation, the installation of dog flaps, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into French doors, cat flap services, the installation of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors Lewes, cat flap installation in glass doors, cutting out for a cat flap, automatic cat flap installations in Lewes, the installation of cat flaps into uPVC doors, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors in Lewes, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors, cat flaps in metal doors, replacement cat flaps, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into double gazing Lewes, cat flap weatherproofing, Catmate cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation estimates, Staywell cat flap installations, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap upgrades, cat flap installation in walls Lewes, and more. If there are other Lewes cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in cat flaps. Lewes companies will tell you about their full range of cat flap installation services.

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