Cat Flap Fitter Maidstone Kent (ME14): To give your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Maidstone home. Cats kept indoors, just like humans, will often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your pet accessibility to world outside via a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is best sort of cat flap for your pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. While this could be appropriate in a garden fence panel or shed door, the vast majority of Maidstone cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
Since this option can allow other creatures or cats to enter your property, it's not at all ideal, though it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The point that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar style of collar could perchance get into your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline access security is to install the type of cat flap that identifies your cat's own microchip. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one pet it will take multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked whenever your cat is close-by, only allowing exit or entry to animals that have a micro-chip.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must ensure that it is of a design that can be locked into position. For added flexibility, most cat flaps boast a four way locking system nowadays. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, permit only exit from your home, permit entry into your premises only, or have two-way entry and exit capability. This gives total control over how your cat flap works both throughout the day and during the night time. Based on your pet's and your needs, there is even the option to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the top-end models.
If you've got a wooden door on your home in Maidstone, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be too difficult. Under no circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented carpenters who'll be ready to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN MAIDSTONE
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their walking orders. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, along with its insulating properties. Actually, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
A specialist cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a glazing firm knock up a new pane. So the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take a week or so to produce. Once you have acquired your new pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. Your cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for installing a new cat flap in Maidstone, as was stated earlier in this article, are wood door panels. It's generally advisable to get in touch with an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're nervous about cutting a big hole in your front door. This sort of project should not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be using a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors have got a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some issues. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap installed on an outside wall of your property in Maidstone, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. This type of installment is certainly better left to a professional, since it calls for much more equipment and skill to accomplish. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so your cat can get in and out of your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Maidstone - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new flap is of a similar size. Your cat flap fitter should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is essential. If it's found that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MAIDSTONE
Whether you want your cat flap mounted on a door, window or wall, you will find that there are many different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing companies in and around Maidstone who will be happy to help. There's no better way of finding a decent cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for recommendations. If they've had similar work completed by a local Maidstone tradesman, and been pleased with the result, you can consider that they'll do a superb job for you too.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different price quotes from local tradesmen before deciding. It is generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and pick a reputable Maidstone cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your cat for years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Maidstone and also nearby in: Linton, Thurnham, Barming, Boxley, East Farleigh, Allington, Aylesford, Penenden Heath, Weavering, Downswood, Detling, Tovil, Yalding, Parkwood, Walderslade, Mereworth, Hollingbourne, Sandling, as well as in these postcodes ME14 1XF, ME14 1BL, ME14 1JL, ME14 1XT, ME14 1UF, ME14 1QN, ME14 1RU, ME14 2AE, ME14 2AJ, ME14 1DJ. Local Maidstone cat flap installers will probably have the postcode ME14 and the phone code 01622.
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Throughout Kent you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the right cat flap fitter in Maidstone itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Kent Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest Kent cat flap installation enquiries: Winifred Coulter recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in a cottage in Plaxtol, Kent. Georgia Taggart recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Aylesford, Kent. Mr and Mrs Andrews recently asked for an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden door in Headcorn. Arlo Rush recently requested an estimate for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in Iwade. Mr and Mrs Taylor recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a glass door in Cliffe. Pixie Alderson and Sidney Alderson recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Strood, Kent. Annabel Bowen in Lydd was looking for somebody who could install a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood door in her semi-detached house. Reagan and Zaynab Daly recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Chiddingstone.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Clinton Close, Baron Close, Cooling Close, Crossways, The Street, Station Road, Dean Street, Sherbourne Drive, Brackley Close, The Russets, Birchwood Road, Byron Road, Basmere Close, Shropshire Terrace, Cross Street, Back Lane, County Road, Bridge Street, Bank Street, Teasel Close, Douglas Alms Houses, Blythe Road, Spurway, The Grove, Beaconsfield Road, Tower Gardens, Teston Corner, Coleshall Close, Tintern Road, Barncroft Close and these Maidstone postcodes: ME14 1XF, ME14 1BL, ME14 1JL, ME14 1XT, ME14 1UF, ME14 1QN, ME14 1RU, ME14 2AE, ME14 2AJ, ME14 1DJ.
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