Cat Flap Fitter Marlborough

Marlborough Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Marlborough Wiltshire (SN8): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Marlborough, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good idea to you, what type of cat flap should you put in?

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The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most cat owners in Marlborough, who would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although it might be okay for a garden fence panel or shed door.

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This basic model is still far from ideal since it allows other animals or cats a way to get into your property, nevertheless it can be improved on slightly by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.

Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area that's got a similar collar will be able to gain access to your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the pet's owner.

A cat flap that is able to identify your cat's micro-chip, is the next stage in Marlborough feline access security. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will accept multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.

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When you're buying a cat flap, you must make certain it is of a design that can be locked. These days, nearly all cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that it has the capability to be fully locked, enable exit from your property only, permit only entry into your house, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you a number of choices on exactly how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. The ability to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.

If you have a timber door in your property in Marlborough, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. Although, if it is going to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. Such situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who'll have the equipment and knowledge for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its insulating properties, strength and security. In fact, it renders your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.

An experienced cat flap fitter will measure your current double glazing pane and have a local glazing company make a new purpose made pane. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. You might have to wait a couple of weeks for this pane to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once you have taken possession of your new adapted glass pane, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. The cat flap can then be mounted.

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External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wood door panels are the simplest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Marlborough. If you're a bit uncertain about making an opening in your front door, you may be happier hiring a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. A project like this should not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your cat can enjoy an expertly installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. Having said that, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security, which can cause some issues. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap mounted into an outside wall of your home in Marlborough, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. Calling for much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a specialist, if it is to be executed successfully. Nearly all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also an option. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole made into your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at both ends to permit your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Marlborough - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can still be used so long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. A professional Marlborough cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old entry device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it is attached.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.


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There are many different handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing firms in the Marlborough area, that offer cat flap installation through whatever door or structure you need. There are a variety of ways to find a reputable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking relatives and friends. If they're prepared to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased too.

If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different quotations from local tradespeople before deciding. It's generally wise not to automatically go with the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any warranties they might offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go amiss.

An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Marlborough will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Marlborough and also in nearby places like: Great Bedwyn, Stitchcombe, Chiseldon, Fyfield, Manton, Ramsbury, Ogbourne St Andrew, Froxfield, Ogbourne Maizey, Clatford, Aldbourne, Lockeridge, Axford, Cadley, Ogbourne St George, Baydon, Clench Common, Easton Royal, as well as in these postcodes SN8 1TT, SN8 1AB, SN8 2AN, SN8 1HJ, SN8 1AE, SN8 1NQ, SN8 2BE, SN8 2BF, SN8 1TS, and SN8 1JN. Locally based Marlborough cat flap installers will likely have the telephone code 01672 and the postcode SN8. Checking this can make certain that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Marlborough homeowners can utilise these and countless other comparable services. Do you need a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find reliable professionals to provide free cat flap installation price quotes.

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Also find: Easton Royal cat flap fitters, Fyfield cat flap fitters, Baydon cat flap fitters, Clatford cat flap fitters, Ramsbury cat flap fitters, Cadley cat flap fitters, Ogbourne St George cat flap fitters, Great Bedwyn cat flap fitters, Froxfield cat flap fitters, Stitchcombe cat flap fitters, Axford cat flap fitters, Clench Common cat flap fitters, Manton cat flap fitters, Ogbourne Maizey cat flap fitters, Chiseldon cat flap fitters, Aldbourne cat flap fitters, Lockeridge cat flap fitters, Ogbourne St Andrew cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who fit cat flaps can be found in almost all of these towns and localities. Their expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and proper fitting of your cat flap on your property. You can have confidence in the fact that a professionally installed cat flap will cater to your pet's needs while also fitting in with your home's aesthetic and safety needs. To obtain price quotes for cat flaps, local home and property owners can go here.

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(This cat flap fitter Marlborough article was edited and updated on 13-06-2024)