Cat Flap Fitter Rochester

Rochester Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Rochester Kent (ME1): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Rochester, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. When permitted quick access to the outside world with a cat flap, your beloved cat has a better chance of staying healthy and fit. If you choose to go down the cat flap route, your next decision will be what is the best type of cat flap.

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A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A sheet of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Most Rochester cat owners would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although this might be okay for a fence panel or outhouse door.

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This uncomplicated design can be improved on to some degree with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your home.

A step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't leave or access your house. Once again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the area that's got a similar model of collar will be able to access your home. An enhancement to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner. An additional layer of security and control is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry friend gains access.

The next stage in feline entrance security is to choose a cat flap which identifies your pet's microchip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got several cats). The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to pets that have a micro-chip.

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Being able to lock it in position is essential regardless which cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking system. This allows your cat flap to permit only entry into your premises, permit exit from your home only, be fully locked, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This provides you with a variety of solutions on exactly how your cat flap works any time of the day and night time. The wherewithal to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.

Installing a cat flap by yourself can be fairly simple if you've got a solid wood door, and decent do-it-yourself skills. But, if you're planning to fit it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you ought to seek outside assistance. This sort of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be delighted to take on such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazing door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps cannot be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the insulating attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.

A reputable Rochester cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your current unit and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You might have a one or two week wait for this to be made, however if you need a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. When your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install the cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as we mentioned previously, the simplest options for cat flap installation in Rochester. If you're unsure of making a hole in your front or back door, it's it may be better to call a specialist to complete the task for you. A project like this should not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat can enjoy a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. You or your installer will have to find out what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for extra security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to swap the panel for a single pane type.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always elect to install your cat flap on an exterior wall of your home. This form of installment is certainly best left to a professional, since it requires considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. You can choose a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle version which enables entry via a pillar. Installation calls for a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can enter and exit the house whenever it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Rochester - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A trusted cat flap fitter in Rochester will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window.

If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way. The pane will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.


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There are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing suppliers in the Rochester area, who offer cat flap installations through whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better approach to locating a good cat flap installer than asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they're confident enough to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased as well.

If you cannot find a cat flap installer through recommendations, always try to obtain two or three different quotes before making your final choice, and don't forget that cheapest is often not best. Check whether they supply any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something goes awry when the work is carried out.

If you take care and pick a trustworthy Rochester cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a superior quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for years and years. And all things considered - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Rochester and also in nearby places like: Hempstead, Burham, Borstal, Wainscott, Grange, Wigmore, Frindsbury, Blue Bell Hill, Cuxton, Walderslade, Halling, Brompton, Higham, Upper Halling, Wouldham, and in these postcodes ME1 1QY, ME1 1LD, ME1 1DP, ME1 1LW, ME1 1JR, ME1 1GD, ME1 1AF, ME1 1JF, ME1 1PT, and ME1 1TB. Local Rochester cat flap installers will probably have the postcode ME1 and the dialling code 01634. Verifying this can guarantee you access a local cat flat fitter. Householders in the surrounding areas are able to utilise these and countless other similar services. Just click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get cat flap installation price quotes.

Rochester Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Rochester Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Rochester cat flap installer including the installation of cat flaps into uPVC doors, Sureflap cat flap installation Rochester, cat flap upgrades, Petsafe cat flap installation, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flaps in patio doors, conservatory cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors Rochester, 2-way cat flaps Rochester, the fitting of cat flaps into porches, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation in wooden doors Rochester, cat flap services, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap removal, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, the installation of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors, electronic cat flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, microchip cat flaps Rochester, cat flap repair, and lots more. If there are other Rochester cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the duties that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Rochester specialists will be happy to inform you of their entire range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Borstal cat flap fitters, Cuxton cat flap fitters, Burham cat flap fitters, Wainscott cat flap fitters, Upper Halling cat flap fitters, Frindsbury cat flap fitters, Wigmore cat flap fitters, Walderslade cat flap fitters, Blue Bell Hill cat flap fitters, Wouldham cat flap fitters, Halling cat flap fitters, Grange cat flap fitters, Higham cat flap fitters, Brompton cat flap fitters, Hempstead cat flap fitters and more. There are people who install cat flaps in just about all of these villages and towns. Making certain that your cat flap is securely and correctly installed on your home is where their knowledge and expertise truly shines. With a cat flap installed by a professional, you can be sure that it serves your pet's needs and is in harmony with your home's safety and design considerations. To get cat flap installation quotes, local cat lovers can go here.

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(This cat flap fitter Rochester information was updated on 05-03-2024)

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