Cat Flap Fitter March Cambridgeshire (PE15): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your March property provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. When continuously kept indoors, cats as with humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Giving your pet access to the world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. However, what style of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The most rudimentry form of cat flap is basically that. A piece of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Most March cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although this might be okay for a shed door or fence panel.
Because this solution allows other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in place 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 an IR, RF chip or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your home unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar can gain access to your property when using this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
A cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's micro-chip, is the next stage in feline entry security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one pet it will take multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked when your cat is close-by, only allowing exit or entry to pets that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in place is essential no matter which cat flap you are buying. For extra security, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that the cat flap can permit exit only, allow admission into your home only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives you a variety of choices on exactly how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. The wherewithal to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your house in March. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, who is sure to have have all the tools and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN MARCH
Double Glazing Installation - If your new 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 the work immediately and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure the existing double glazing unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. So your cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take a couple of weeks to produce. Once your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in March, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you are a little uncomfortable with creating an opening in your back or front door, you may be happier getting in touch with a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. An undertaking like this is comparatively inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet will be climbing through an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many instances. You or your fitter will need to establish what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be better to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could have a cat flap installed within an external wall. This type of installation is certainly best left to a professional, as it requires far more skill and equipment to execute. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angle access through a pillar is also an option. A neat square hole will be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in March - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement provided that the new flap is of an equivalent size. A competent cat flap fitter in March will efficiently remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without harming the surrounding wall, window or door.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new flap. If you discover that this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass unit will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MARCH
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a wall, window or door, you will find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in and around March who will be glad to oblige. It may be possible to ask family and friends for referrals when it comes to obtaining a decent cat flap fitter. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you will be happy as well.
If you can't find an installation specialist through recommendations, always acquire two or three different price quotes before coming to a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Check if they supply any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong when the work is carried out.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in March will provide you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in March and also in nearby places like: Friday Bridge, Guyhirn, Wisbech Saint Mary, Norwoodside, Outwell, West End, Little London, Hook, Town End, Doddington, Badgeney, Elm, Wimblington, Westry, Three Holes, Upwell, Murrow, Eastwood End, Whittlesey, as well as in these postcodes PE15 5UW, PE15 5TQ, PE15 0DQ, PE15 5WP, PE15 5WL, PE15 5BU, PE15 5WH, PE15 5WQ, PE15 0UN, PE15 0AN. Locally based March cat flap installers will most likely have the dialling code 01354 and the postcode PE15.
March Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local March cat flap installer including Petsafe cat flap installation in March, infrared cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors in March, dog flap installations, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, electronic cat flap installations in March, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, magnetic cat flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in glass doors March, cat flap repair, cat flap installation in doors March, microchip cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps March, Catmate cat flap installation March, and more. If there are different March cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Cambridgeshire
The latest Cambridgeshire cat flap installation requests: Harmony and Winston Hoyle recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a patio front door in Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire. Jason and Lillia Craven recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in Milton, Cambridgeshire. Euan Mundy recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Haddenham. Winston Beveridge and Kaja Beveridge recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Orwell. Betty Connelly recently asked for a price quote for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden back door in Sawtry. Mr and Mrs Marshall recently asked for an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Mepal. Teo and Cassie Dandy recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Barton, Cambridgeshire. Veer Algar recently asked for a quotation for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in Waterbeach.
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Cat Flap Installation Around March
People living in the following streets and areas have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Alftruda Close, Burdett Close, Cambridge Row, Brewin Avenue, St Johns Close, Cotswold Close, Dagless Way, College Gardens, Adelaide Place, Asplin Avenue, Doddington Road, Tudor Place, Causeway Gardens, Byall Fen Drove, Chestnut Crescent, Brickmakers Arms Lane, The Hollies, Dexter Close, Addison Road, Childs Lane, Apple Grove, Clydesdale Close, Sherbrooke Close, Bevill Place, Skeifs Row, Springfield Avenue, Chapel Lane, Tucks Yard, Chapel Gardens, Swanton Close, as well as these local March postcodes: PE15 5UW, PE15 5TQ, PE15 0DQ, PE15 5WP, PE15 5WL, PE15 5BU, PE15 5WH, PE15 5WQ, PE15 0UN, PE15 0AN.
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