Cat Flap Fitter Netley

Netley Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Netley Hampshire (SO31): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your property in Netley, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept inside, and not able to roam. When your beloved cat is permitted instant access to the great outdoors by way of a cat flap, there is a far better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit and healthy. So, you're sold on the idea, but which is perfect type of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat pass through it. Of course, this is really basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Netley, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it may be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.

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This standard design can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, but it is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to get into your house.

Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to get into or leave your property unless it is fitted with this special collar. The point that any other moggy in the Netley area who has a similar style of collar might be able to access your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.

Installing a cat flap which can be operated by your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in access gadgets for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is in the vicinity.

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When you're buying a cat flap, you must make sure it is of a type that can be locked. For extra security, nearly all cat flaps have a four way locking system these days. Which means that the cat flap can enable admittance into your house only, permit exit only, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will give you solutions for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. A few top-end models can be programmed to perform particular functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's requirements.

If you've got a timber door in your property in Netley, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. But, if you are intending to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must seek outside help. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who will be happy to take on such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their marching orders. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into existing double glazing window or door panels. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its thermal properties, security and strength. In fact, it renders your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.

An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing firm knock up a new pane. So your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once you've obtained your new glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new unit installed. The cat flap will then be put in.

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External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I already mentioned, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Netley. It is often wise to hire the services of an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all unsure about creating a big hole in your front door. This will give you the peace of mind that you'll finish up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been done properly and without causing harm to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be fitted into uPVC doors. You will have to ascertain what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to get a cat flap installed into an exterior wall of your house in Netley, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Calling for much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely best left to a professional, if it is to be completed successfully. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. This installation involves a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at both ends to allow your feline friend to come and go as it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Netley - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can be fitted with a replacement providing the new flap is of a comparable size. A trustworthy cat flap fitter in Netley will be capable of removing the unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without causing damage to the window, door or wall.

If the replacement cat flap is to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must double check that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge job, the panel must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.


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There are a number of different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in the Netley area, who provide cat flap fitting thru whatever door or structure you require. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations in relation to obtaining a good cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they've been willing to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.

If you cannot find an installation specialist through recommendations, always obtain two or three different quotes before coming to a final decision, and keep in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Ask if they provide any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss as the work is undertaken.

If you take your time and pick a trustworthy Netley cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a good quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give great service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Netley and also in nearby places like: Hound, Newtown, Burridge, Sholing, Old Netley, Curbridge, Sarisbury, Weston, Butlocks Heath, Netley Abbey, as well as in these postcodes SO31 5HW, SO31 5DU, SO31 5DD, SO31 5DQ, SO31 5BH, SO31 5DW, SO31 5GH, SO31 5GL, SO31 5AF, and SO31 5JQ. Local Netley cat flap installers will probably have the postcode SO31 and the phone code 023. Checking this should make sure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Local householders will be able to benefit from these and countless other similar services. Need a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find reputable professionals to provide you with free price quotes for cat flap installation.

Cat Flap Positioning Advice

When it comes to fitting a cat flap, your cat's convenience and your home's security depend on the position of the flap. For advice on where to position your cat flap, taking into consideration aspects such as possible security risks, the layout of your home and the size and breed of your cat, seek the expertise of a professional cat flap fitter.

Their assistance can aid you in finding the optimal position for the flap, making sure that your cat can access it easily and intruders cannot. For example, they might advise against installing the flap near a fence or hedge where it could be used to gain access to your garden, or suggest a higher position to stop small animals from gaining access to your home.

The correct advice can help you place your cat flap in the best position for the safety of your home and the happiness of your cat.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Essential for the safety and comfort of indoor and outdoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing must not be overlooked. With a well-weatherproofed cat flap, the house is protected from draughts, wind and rain, ensuring a dry and warm environment for both the feline and the occupants. Cat flaps with superior quality insulating materials and seals form a tight barrier against the elements. Think about, additionally, the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entryway from harsh climatic conditions. Regular maintenance, such as checking seals for wear and tear, will ensure the cat flap remains effective in providing a weather-protected and comfy space for your furry friend. (25068 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Netley)

Netley Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Netley Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Netley cat flap installer including cat flap installation quotes, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors Netley, cat flaps in metal doors Netley, 4-way cat flap installation in Netley, cat flap weatherproofing, the fitting of cat flaps into porches in Netley, cutting out for a cat flap in Netley, cat flap accessories, the installation of cat flaps into wooden doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors Netley, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Netley, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, 2-way cat flaps Netley, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap positioning advice, replacement cat flaps, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors in Netley, the installation of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation services, Sureflap cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, conservatory cat flap installations in Netley, Petsafe cat flap installations, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Netley cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the tasks that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Netley companies will be happy to tell you about their full range of cat flap installation services.

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Also find: Newtown cat flap fitters, Burridge cat flap fitters, Curbridge cat flap fitters, Weston cat flap fitters, Sarisbury cat flap fitters, Hound cat flap fitters, Netley Abbey cat flap fitters, Old Netley cat flap fitters, Sholing cat flap fitters, Butlocks Heath cat flap fitters and more. The majority of these locations are served by companies who install cat flaps. When it comes to making sure that your cat flap is securely and properly fitted on your property, their expertise is invaluable. A cat flap installed by a specialist will not just fulfil your furry friend's needs but also suit the safety and aesthetic specifications of your home. By simply clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are available to local cat lovers.

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(This cat flap fitter Netley information was last updated on 05-03-2024)

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