Cat Flap Fitter Minster-on-Sea Kent (ME12): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Minster-on-Sea house provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grouchy. Giving your cat easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a great idea, but precisely what is best sort of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The simplest form of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. The vast majority of cat owners in Minster-on-Sea would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although this might be acceptable for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic model can be slightly improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect since it enables other creatures or cats a way to enter into your house.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't get into or leave your house. The reality that any other cat in the Minster-on-Sea area who has a similar collar might be able to gain access to your house, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline access security is to choose the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
Being able to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking mechanism. Which means that it has the capability to allow only entry into your premises, enable exit only, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The wherewithal to perform specific 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 brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be fairly easy if you've got a solid timber door, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you're intending to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to seek outside assistance. These types of fixtures require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN MINSTER-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazed window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can not be installed into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its strength, thermal attributes and security. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing unit and have a local glazing firm knock up a new one. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. You might have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be produced, but if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. After fabrication, your old glass will be removed, and the new adapted one put in. It's now possible to install and set up your cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Minster-on-Sea, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you are nervous about making a hole in your front or back door, it's probably a good idea to call on an expert to do the work for you. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your pet can enjoy an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. You'll need to establish what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap installed in an external wall of your house in Minster-on-Sea, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. This form of installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, because it requires considerably more skill and equipment to accomplish. You will find there are a couple of options for this installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your specified wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your feline friend can enter and exit your home whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Minster-on-Sea - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can still be used as long as the new flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If you discover that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MINSTER-ON-SEA
Whether you'd like your cat flap mounted on a wall, window or door, you will find that there are many different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing firms in and around Minster-on-Sea who'll be glad to help. There is no better strategy for finding a good cat flap fitter than asking neighbours and friends for recommendations. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Minster-on-Sea tradesman themselves, and been happy with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If it is not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a final decision. It's generally advisable not to automatically go with the cheapest quotation. Check whether they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you take care and choose a reputable Minster-on-Sea cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a good quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give great service to yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Minster and also nearby in: Howt Green, Rushenden, Sheerness, Warden, Blue Town, Sittingbourne, Leysdown-on-Sea, Conyer, East End, Halfway Houses, Iwade, Uplees, Mile Town, Elmley, Lower Halstow, Harty, together with these postcodes ME12 2QT, ME12 2ET, ME12 2DQ, ME12 2EQ, ME12 2BX, ME12 2HF, ME12 2EA, ME12 2BS, ME12 2HA, ME12 3AW. Local Minster-on-Sea cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 01795 and the postcode ME12. Verifying this should guarantee that you access a local cat flat fitter. Minster-on-Sea householders are able to benefit from these and countless other similar services.
Cat Flap Fitters Kent
In the Kent area you'll also discover: Chiddingstone cat flap fitters, Rainham cat flap installers, Platt cat flap installation, New Ash Green cat flap fitters, St Mary in the Marsh cat flap installers, Borough Green cat flap installation, Dunkirk cat flap installation, Mersham cat flap installers, Eythorne cat flap fitters, Challock cat flap installers, Minster cat flap fitters, Southfleet cat flap fitters, Swanscombe cat flap fitters, Lynsted cat flap installation, Eastchurch cat flap fitters, Sturry cat flap installation, Challock cat flap installation, Seal cat flap installation, Guston cat flap fitters, Shepherdswell cat flap installation, Capel le Ferne cat flap fitters, Allhallows on Sea cat flap installers, Chislet cat flap installation, Boughton Aluph cat flap installers, Riverhead cat flap installation, Coldred cat flap installation, East Peckham cat flap installers, Chattenden cat flap installers, Horsmonden cat flap installers.
Throughout Kent you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Minster-on-Sea itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
Minster-on-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Minster-on-Sea cat flap installer including large cat flaps, cat flap installation in patio doors in Minster-on-Sea, cat flap replacement Minster-on-Sea, microchip cat flap installation Minster-on-Sea, cat flap repair, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap services in Minster-on-Sea, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing in Minster-on-Sea, infrared cat flap installation in Minster-on-Sea, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Minster-on-Sea, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, 4-way cat flap installation Minster-on-Sea, cat flap installation prices, replacement cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations Minster-on-Sea, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, dog flap installation, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Minster-on-Sea cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in cat flaps. Minster-on-Sea contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of cat flap installation services.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Minster-on-Sea
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Minster-on-Sea roads and areas - Bluebell Close, Nelson Avenue, Porter Close, Kent Avenue, The Maples, Woodland Drive, Mallow Road, Bramston Road, Abbeyview Drive, Yarrow Drive, Highview Road, Tams Gardens, Norwood Rise, Cotton Thistle Way, Leigh Court, Hillside Road, Primrose Way, Murthwaite Court, Windmill Rise, Harps Avenue, Seaside Avenue, Oak Lane, Buckthorne Road, Clovelly Drive, Blatcher Close, Aster Road, Marsh View, as well as these local Minster-on-Sea postcodes: ME12 2QT, ME12 2ET, ME12 2DQ, ME12 2EQ, ME12 2BX, ME12 2HF, ME12 2EA, ME12 2BS, ME12 2HA, ME12 3AW. Work was undertaken in these locations by an expert cat flap fitter. Minster-on-Sea business and home owners benefited from professional and dependable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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