Cat Flap Fitter Pagham West Sussex (PO21): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Pagham house provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept inside, much like humans, will show signs of frustration. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your pet accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is perfect type of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat pass through it. The majority of Pagham cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although this might be appropriate for an outhouse door or fence panel.
This basic design is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other animals or cats to get into your house, nonetheless it can be improved on slightly by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Therefore any animal that does not have a special collar cannot leave or get into your home. Once again this is a fairly simple kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar will be able to gain access to your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
The type of cat flap which is can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in Pagham feline entry security. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. These days, nearly all cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. This allows your cat flap to permit only entrance into your home, enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This offers complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The facility to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you're fairly decent at DIY, fitting a cat flap should not be that difficult, if you've got a solid timber door on your Pagham home. Under no circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This kind of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who will be glad to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN PAGHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap cannot be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will damage its security and strength, as well as its thermal insulation properties. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
A reliable Pagham cat flap installer will diligently take the measurements of your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take two weeks or so to produce. Once you've received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. It's now possible to install and set up your cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Pagham, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood door panels. It is generally wise to contact a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're hesitant about cutting a hole in your front door. This should give you the reassurance that you are going to wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been carried out correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You will need to establish what the interior structure of you door is, since for added security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could opt to install a cat flap in an outside wall of your house. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more skill and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely best left to a professional. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version which allows entry via a pillar. A square shaped hole will be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at both ends to enable your furry pal to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Pagham - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used as long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. Your cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is essential to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PAGHAM
In the Pagham area there are many specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals with regards to finding a good cat flap specialist. You can guarantee that if they've been prepared to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, you will get a much similar level of service.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least 3 different quotes from local handymen before choosing. It is generally sensible not to automatically opt for the cheapest quotation. See if you can get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Pagham you will finish up with a good quality product, which is expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Pagham and also nearby in: Sidlesham Common, Sidlesham, Batchmere, Runcton, Fisher, Bognor Regis, Earnley, Upper Norton, Lagness, Aldwick, Birdham, Nyetimber, Selsey, North Mundham, as well as in these postcodes PO20 0JL, PO20 0JZ, PO20 0FT, PO20 0DY, PO20 0PE, PO20 0FG, PO20 0NF, PO20 0FL, PO20 0PW, PO20 0EQ. Locally based Pagham cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode PO21 and the dialling code 01243. Verifying this should guarantee you access a local cat flat fitter. Pagham property owners can utilise these and lots of other similar services.
Pagham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Pagham cat flap fitter including cat flap replacement in Pagham, cat flap removal, cheap cat flaps, the installation of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap repairs in Pagham, magnetic cat flap installation, magnetic cat flaps Pagham, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into wooden doors Pagham, cat flaps in metal doors, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, conservatory cat flap installations, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Staywell cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation Pagham, replacement cat flaps Pagham, Catmate cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installations, dog flap installation in Pagham, 4-way cat flaps Pagham, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into French doors, Sureflap cat flap installations in Pagham, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, large cat flaps Pagham, and more. If there are other Pagham cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are undertaken by those installing cat flaps. Pagham providers will let you know their entire range of services.
West Sussex Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted West Sussex cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Donald recently asked for a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Sompting. Faye and Dominic Holman recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Southbourne, West Sussex. Jayden Darlington recently requested a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Middleton on Sea. Milan Shearer and Bonnie Shearer recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Crawley Down. Mr and Mrs Matthews recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden door in Barns Green, West Sussex. Amaya Mould recently asked for a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in Lancing, West Sussex. Freddie Garland recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in a bungalow in Horsted Keynes, West Sussex. Mr and Mrs Dickens recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Sompting. These local people conducted a search for "cat flap fitter West Sussex" and discovered this webpage on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Pagham
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Some Pagham roads and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Sea Lane, Sussex Drive, Woodfield Close, Leonora Drive, Durham Close, The Glade, Springfield, Harbour Road, Mallard Crescent, Church Way, Canterbury Close, Avian Gardens, Bridorley Close, Barton Close, Mayfield Close, Martlet Way, Lower Bognor Road, Lagness Road, Barons Mead, Saxon Close, Esher Close, The Green, Boleyn Drive, Ledbury Way, Silverdale Close, Conifer Way, as well as the following Pagham area postcodes: PO20 0JL, PO20 0JZ, PO20 0FT, PO20 0DY, PO20 0PE, PO20 0FG, PO20 0NF, PO20 0FL, PO20 0PW, PO20 0EQ. These locations recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Pagham property owners were given professional and reliable cat flap installation services in all cases.
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