Cat Flap Fitter Patchway

Patchway Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Patchway Gloucestershire (BS34): A simple way to improve your cat's independence and boost it's overally quality of life is to fit a cat flap on an exterior door or wall of your property in Patchway. Exactly like humans, when kept indoors for long periods of time, cats will sometimes start to show signs of frustration and unease. When granted quick access to the great outdoors with a cat flap, your beloved cat has a far better chance of staying healthy and strong. Obviously, that's not the whole story, because there are numerous kinds of cat flap, and determining which one is best for your cat isn't always easy.

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The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat climb through. Even though this could be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door, the vast majority of cat owners in Patchway would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.

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As this solution will allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, though it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.

Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. Again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, given that any other cat in the area who has a similar style of collar can gain access to your home. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner. Gaining access is restricted to only your furry companion, resulting in an added layer of security and control.

Choosing a cat flap that can identify your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in access devices for felines in Patchway. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows only your microchipped pets to exit or enter.

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Being able to lock it in position is important regardless of what cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. Which means that it's got the capability to permit admittance into your house only, be fully locked, enable exit only, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This offers complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Based on yours and your cat's needs, there's even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the higher end devices.

Installing a cat flap yourself can be really easy if you have a solid wood door on your Patchway property, and respectable do-it-yourself capabilities. But, if you are intending to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should seek outside assistance. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have all the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation project.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulation attributes too. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Patchway cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and order the new one. As part of its construction this new double glazed unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a week or so to produce. When your new glass pane is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Patchway, as was mentioned previously, are timber door panels. If you're nervous about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to bring in a specialist to do the job for you. This kind of project will not be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You or your fitter will need to establish what the internal structure of you door actually is, since for additional security some uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always choose to install your cat flap on an outside wall of your home in Patchway. This type of installment is definitely better left to an expert, because it requires considerably more equipment and skill to execute. You will find there are a couple of options for this installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. A square shaped hole will be made through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. An appropriate cat flap is then mounted on both ends of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Patchway - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing the new flap is of a similar size. A reliable cat flap fitter in Patchway will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fit a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall.

If the substitute cat flap is being installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed accurately. The glass pane must be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.


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Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in and around Patchway who'll be delighted to help. There is no better strategy for tracking down a reliable cat flap installer than asking relatives and friends for referrals. If they're happy to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can be sure that you will be happy also.

Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, seek at least three estimates from local Patchway handymen. Study these price quotes closely and don't automatically choose the cheapest offer, because this will not necessarily be the best. Check if they provide any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go awry as the work is undertaken.

If you take care and choose a trustworthy Patchway cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a good quality product, that's installed professionally, and will serve you and your cat for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.


Cat flaps yield an array of benefits for both the cats and the people who own them:

  1. Reduced Stress: With a cat flap, the requirement for persistent monitoring and opening the door for your cat is eradicated, lessening stress for both pet and owner, as cats gain the ability to exit and enter at their leisure.
  2. Enhanced Security: Equipped with locking mechanisms, many cat flaps can be adjusted to permit only particular cats entry, while keeping out undesired visitors. This functionality boosts home security by obstructing the ingress of strays and potential threats.
  3. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer have to interrupt their daily routines to let their cats out or in. This convenience is especially valuable for those with busy lifestyles or irregular schedules.
  4. Independence for Cats: Cat flaps offer cats, inherently independent, the opportunity to explore, exercise, and satisfy their curiosity as they wish, which can result in increased happiness and health.
  5. Better Control: Some advanced cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronized with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag. This ensures that only your cat can use the cat flap, offering complete control over their comings and goings.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Patchway and also in nearby places like: Cribbs Causeway, Almondsbury, Tockington, Little Stoke, Easter Compton, Olveston, Pilning, Frenchay, Hallen, Rudgeway, Hambrook, Brentry, together with these postcodes BS34 5EQ, BS32 9DA, BS34 5AP, BS10 7UG, BS34 5EX, BS10 7RP, BS34 5AY, BS10 7TA, BS34 5BQ, and BS32 9DR. Locally based Patchway cat flap fitters will probably have the phone code 0117 and the postcode BS34. Checking this can make sure that you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Patchway residents can benefit from these and numerous other related services. To to make enquiries and obtain estimates for cat flap installation, click the "Quote" banner.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flap weatherproofing is indispensable in upholding the safety and comfort of outdoor and indoor cats. Preventing rain, wind and draughts from seeping into the house, a properly weatherproofed cat flap ensures a dry and warm environment for the feline. To create a tight barrier against the elements, search for cat flaps designed with superior quality insulating materials and seals. For shielding the entrance from harsh climatic conditions, an additional idea is to install a weatherproof tunnel extension. Regular maintenance, including checking seals for damage and deterioration, guarantees the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a cosy and weather-protected space for your furry friend. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Patchway)

Patchway Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Patchway Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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Also find: Easter Compton cat flap fitters, Frenchay cat flap fitters, Olveston cat flap fitters, Brentry cat flap fitters, Little Stoke cat flap fitters, Rudgeway cat flap fitters, Hambrook cat flap fitters, Hallen cat flap fitters, Cribbs Causeway cat flap fitters, Pilning cat flap fitters, Tockington cat flap fitters, Almondsbury cat flap fitters and more. These and other areas are catered for by cat flap installers and comparable professionals. When it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is correctly and securely fitted on your home, their knowledge and expertise is invaluable. By going with professional installation, you can rest assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's safety and aesthetic criteria. Local home and property owners can obtain cat flap installation quotes by clicking here. Today is the perfect time to kick-start your cat flap installation.

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(This cat flap fitter Patchway article was edited and updated on 14-05-2024)