Cat Flap Fitter Ramsgate

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Cat Flap Fitter Ramsgate Kent (CT11): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Ramsgate, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats are like humans in a lot of ways, and will sometimes start to show signs of frustration and irritability if kept indoors for lengthy periods of time without a break. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your cat access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is perfect style of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give some protection from the elements. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will rarely good enough for most cat owners in Ramsgate, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it could be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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As this solution can allow other cats or creatures to enter your home, it's not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.

Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar style of collar could perchance get into your home with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier. Providing an extra layer of security and control, this makes sure that only your furry companion gets access.

The type of cat flap that's can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.

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The ability to lock it in place is important regardless which cat flap you're buying. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable exit only, permit only admittance into your home, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This offers total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more advanced devices.

If you have a wood door on your house in Ramsgate, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These types of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It's just not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its security, strength and thermal attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be done under any circumstances whatsoever.

An experienced cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. As a part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This might take a week or more to produce, however it's the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, your old glass pane will be removed, and the new one put in its place. The cat flap will then be installed.

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External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wooden door panels are the easiest alternative with regards to installing a new cat flap on your property in Ramsgate. If you are nervous about cutting a hole in your door, it's advisable to call a specialist to complete the task for you. A project of this sort will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet will be using a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your installer will have to verify what the interior structure of you door actually is, since for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel type.

Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap mounted into an exterior wall of your house in Ramsgate, if you don't wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more equipment and skill to install, so it's definitely best left to an expert. You could go for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled model which allows entry through a pillar. Installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. A cat flap is then attached to each end of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Ramsgate - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new flap is of a similar size. An expert Ramsgate cat flap installer will gladly take off your old entry unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it is mounted.

When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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There are several specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants in the Ramsgate area, who offer cat flap installation through whatever door or fabrication you require. There is no better approach to tracking down a reliable cat flap installer than by asking friends and family for referrals. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Ramsgate tradesman, and been happy with the outcome, you can anticipate that they'll do an excellent job for you as well.

Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get 2 or 3 quotes from local Ramsgate tradesmen. Study these price quotes carefully and never automatically go with the cheapest quotation, as this will not necessarily be the best. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and make sure you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go wrong.

If you take care and choose a trustworthy Ramsgate cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Ramsgate and also in: Woodnesborough, Great Stonar, Manston, Westwood, Eastry, St Lawrence, Haine, Birchington, Port Richborough, Pegwell Bay, Pegwell, Cliffs End, Minster, and in these postcodes CT11 0BQ, CT11 0PU, CT11 0PQ, CT11 0HA, CT11 0DB, CT11 0JH, CT11 0PD, CT11 0PP, CT11 0LD, and CT11 0DG. Local Ramsgate cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01843 and the postcode CT11. Checking this will guarantee that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Local residents can benefit from these and numerous other similar services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain cat flap installation price quotes from providers nearby.

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Cat flap weatherproofing is indispensable in upholding the safety and comfort of indoor and outdoor cats. A correctly weatherproofed cat flap prevents rain, wind and draughts from seeping into the house, ensuring a dry and warm environment for both the feline and the occupants. For a tight barrier against the elements, choose cat flaps with superior quality seals and insulating materials. Consider, additionally, the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entrance from harsh climatic conditions. Regular maintenance, such as checking seals for damage, will ensure the cat flap remains effective in providing a comfy and weather-protected space for your furry friend. (51847 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Ramsgate)

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Also find: Cliffs End cat flap fitters, Great Stonar cat flap fitters, Port Richborough cat flap fitters, Pegwell cat flap fitters, Westwood cat flap fitters, Manston cat flap fitters, Haine cat flap fitters, Eastry cat flap fitters, Pegwell Bay cat flap fitters, Woodnesborough cat flap fitters, St Lawrence cat flap fitters, Minster cat flap fitters, Birchington cat flap fitters and more. Cat flap installation services are available in almost all of these towns and localities. Their skill and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and correct installation of your cat flap on your home. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only fulfills your pet's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. By clicking here, local homeowners can get cat flap installation quotations. So, why not get cracking with your cat flap installation right away!

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