Cat Flap Fitter Newhaven East Sussex (BN9): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Newhaven property helps to give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats that are kept inside, much like people, can often show signs of irritability. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but what is best style of cat flap for your precious pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut into a door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to give a bit of protection from the weather. The vast majority of Newhaven cat owners would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although this may be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other cats or animals to enter into your property, but it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your house. Once again this is a fairly simple form of cat flap, as any other cat in the Newhaven area who's got a similar model of collar can still access your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap which is can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next level in feline entry security. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got several cats). Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is close by.
Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. These days, nearly all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for extra security. This allows your cat flap to permit only entrance into your home, permit exit only, be fully locked, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Some higher end models can be set to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you've got a solid wood door on your Newhaven house, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. However, if it needs to be fitted into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it by yourself. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN NEWHAVEN
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can not be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its insulation attributes. In reality, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
A reputable Newhaven cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your current unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it might take a week or more to produce. Once your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as already stated, the easiest options for cat flap installation in Newhaven. It's normally safer to employ the expert services of a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way nervous about cutting a big hole in your door. This type of project won't be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. You or your installer will need to establish what the internal construction of you door is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more cost effective to replace the panel with a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always decide to install a cat flap on an external wall of your house. Requiring considerably more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly best left to a specialist, if it is to be accomplished successfully. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar is also possible. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on either end to permit your furry friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Newhaven - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your door, window or wall, but it's broken or not working correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a replacement. Your cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If the previous installation was bodged, the glass will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NEWHAVEN
There are many handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing suppliers in the Newhaven area, that provide cat flap installations in whatever door or construction you require. It may be possible to ask friends and relations for referrals in relation to locating a good cat flap fitter. You can guarantee that if they've been happy to recommend someone who's completed work for them, then you'll likely have a much similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek two or three price quotes from local Newhaven handymen. Study these closely and don't always choose the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best. Enquire about any warranties they might provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it in writing, in case something should go awry.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Newhaven you will finish up with a good quality product, that is properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Newhaven and also in: Southease, Lewes, Piddinghoe, Firle, Iford, Rottingdean, South Heighton, Selmeston, Seaford, East Blatchington, Saltdean, Telscombe, Denton, Peacehaven, Tarring Neville, Bishopstone, and in these postcodes BN9 9DB, BN9 0NP, BN9 9AE, BN9 0JP, BN9 9BU, BN9 9DW, BN9 0NB, BN9 0HH, BN9 1BD, BN9 0PQ. Locally based Newhaven cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BN9 and the telephone code 01273. Verifying this will make certain that you access a local cat flat fitter. Newhaven property owners will be able to benefit from these and many other related services.
Cat Flap Enquiries East Sussex
Current East Sussex cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Kirk recently asked for a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a semi-detached house in Robertsbridge. Rory Partridge was looking for someone to install a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in his terraced house in Ninfield, East Sussex. Aaminah Isaac recently enquired about getting a price for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass front door in Plumpton, East Sussex. Theo and Manha Dent recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Newhaven. Kelsey Sellars and Kaylen Sellars recently asked for an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass door in South Chailey. Bradley and Hawwa Duff recently requested a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in Polegate. Mr and Mrs Meakin recently requested an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in Willingdon. Vivian Christie and Roman Christie recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in Ninfield. These East Sussex homeowners conducted a search for "cat flap fitter East Sussex" and located this page on either Yahoo, Google or Bing.
Newhaven Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Newhaven cat flap fitter including cat flap removal Newhaven, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories Newhaven, cat flap installation estimates, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, electronic cat flap installations Newhaven, cat flap installation in walls, 2-way cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps Newhaven, small cat flaps, replacement cat flaps, dog flap installation Newhaven, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors in Newhaven, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation in doors Newhaven, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap replacement, pet flap installation in Newhaven, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing Newhaven, cat flap installation in wooden doors Newhaven, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Newhaven, cat flap repairs, microchip cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are other Newhaven cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are performed by people specialising in cat flaps. Newhaven providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of cat flap installation services.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Newhaven
Some Newhaven areas and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - North Quay Road, St Leonards Close, Howey Close, Lorraine Road, Cantercrow Hill, Cornelius Avenue, Falaise Road, Willow Walk, Cuckmere Road, The Fairway, Drove Road, Denton Drive, South Road, Station Road, Meeching Rise, Seaview Road, Wellington Road, Riverside North, Mount Close, North Way, North Lane, Rose Walk Close, Wilmington Road, Ship Street, Norton Road, Estate Road, Heighton Road, Maple Leaf Close, Fairholme Road, as well as the following local Newhaven postcodes: BN9 9DB, BN9 0NP, BN9 9AE, BN9 0JP, BN9 9BU, BN9 9DW, BN9 0NB, BN9 0HH, BN9 1BD, BN9 0PQ. Work was conducted in these areas by an expert cat flap fitter. Newhaven property owners enjoyed the benefits of trusted and reliable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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