Cat Flap Fitter Portishead Somerset (BS20): To allow your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Portishead property. Cats that are kept inside, as with humans, can show signs of irritability. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. But, what style of cat flap is most suitable in your case?
The simplest type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat move through. Whilst this could be acceptable for an outhouse or shed door, most Portishead cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house.
As this option allows other cats or creatures to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be enhanced somewhat by keeping the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or get into your house, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar model of collar can still get into your property with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to consider a cat flap that recognises your pet's own microchip. The details of your cat's microchip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got several cats). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is nearby.
Being able to lock it in position is vital no matter what cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can allow admission into your property only, be fully locked, allow exit from your home only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This gives total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. In keeping with yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with a number of the more advanced models.
If you've got a wooden door in your home in Portishead, putting in you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. But, if you're hoping to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you ought to seek outside help. These types of fixtures require a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN PORTISHEAD
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and show them the gate. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its insulating attributes, security and strength. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
An experienced cat flap fitter will take measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a local Portishead glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. As part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This can take a week or so to produce, however it is the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. When your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. The fitting of the cat flap will then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wood door panels are the easiest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Portishead. If you are dubious about making a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to contact a specialist to do the work for you. This kind of project will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat will be climbing through an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels can have a steel lining for added security. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always elect to install a cat flap into an outside wall of your property. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more skill and equipment to fit, so it is definitely best left to an expert. You can pick out a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angle model that allows entry via a pillar. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry pal can exit and enter the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Portishead - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A professional Portishead cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old entry unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, window or door on which it is attached.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be essential to check that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If the previous installation was bodged, the pane must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PORTISHEAD
There are several professional cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies in the Portishead area, who offer cat flap fitting in whatever door or fabrication you require. There are a variety of ways to find a reliable cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they're prepared to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy too.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get 2 or 3 different estimates from local tradespeople before choosing. It is generally shrewd not to always go with the cheapest quotation. Enquire about any guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Portishead you should wind up with a quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Portishead and also in: Redcliff Bay, Easton-in-Gordano, Weston-in-Gordano, Wraxall, Avonmouth, West Hill, Tickenham, Clevedon, Clapton-in-Gordano, Shirehampton, Clifton, Nailsea, Sheepway, Walton Bay, Portbury, together with these postcodes BS20 6DY, BS20 6JD, BS20 1AP, BS20 6DD, BS20 6HA, BS20 1AQ, BS20 6JU, BS20 1AS, BS20 6BB, BS20 1BA. Locally based Portishead cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BS20 and the telephone dialling code 01275.
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Throughout Somerset you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Portishead itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Portishead
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Cat Flap Installation Around Portishead
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Portishead areas and streets - Severnmeade, Nore Park Drive, Cabot Rise, Ranchways, Nore Gardens, Tower Road, Newhaven Place, Hollis Avenue, Valley Road, Clapton Lane, Underwood Road, Nightingale Rise, Combe Road, The Deans, The Russets, Newlands Hill, Little Halt, Ivy Court, Tudor Road, Falcon Close, Beach Road East, Burford Close, Clifton Street, Quantock Road, The Downs, Battery Road, The Anchorage, Portbury Common, Severn Road, Hillside Road, as well as these local Portishead postcodes: BS20 6DY, BS20 6JD, BS20 1AP, BS20 6DD, BS20 6HA, BS20 1AQ, BS20 6JU, BS20 1AS, BS20 6BB, BS20 1BA.
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