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Cat Flap Fitter Romford Essex (RM1): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Romford property. Cats kept inside, much like humans, will show signs of irritability. Having easy access to world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you're sold on the idea, but exactly what is best kind of cat flap for your pet?

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The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat pass through it. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most cat owners in Romford, who would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although it might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.

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This standard model is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other creatures or cats to enter into your house, however it can be improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.

The next step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in 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 property, thus avoiding some undesirable visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar style of collar may be able to access your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.

Fitting a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next level in entrance security for felines in Romford. 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 take multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.

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The ability to lock it in place is vital whichever cat flap you are purchasing. Most cat flaps sold today feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that it's got the capability to enable only access into your home, allow exit from your property only, be fully locked, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides you with solutions for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. A few high end devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.

Putting in a cat flap yourself can be really straightforward if you have a solid wood door, and respectable do-it-yourself capabilities. Under no circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This sort of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented carpenters who'll be ready to accept such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any type of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, together with its insulating properties. Actually, it renders the glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Romford cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current panel and order a brand new one. As an integral part of its construction this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This might take a week or so to manufacture, but it is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass pane can be taken out, and the new adapted one put in. Your cat flap will then be installed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I previously mentioned, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Romford. If you're a bit dubious about making a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you may be better off contacting a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of undertaking won't be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which could cause problems. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to get a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your home in Romford, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. This sort of installation is certainly best left to the pros, because it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. Almost all wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnel style, however right angular access through a pillar is also possible. A neat square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap is then fitted to both sides of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Romford - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a window, wall or door, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a new one. A reputable cat flap installer in Romford will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without damaging the door, window or wall.

If the substitute cat flap is going to be installed into a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. If it's found this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.


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There are many specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants in the Romford area, that offer cat flap installations in whatever door or structure you require. There are several ways to track down a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking friends and neighbours. You can be certain that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you'll likely have a much similar experience.

If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendation, always try to obtain three or four different price quotes before making a decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and make certain that it is backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go amiss.

A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Romford will supply you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Romford and also in nearby places like: Hornchurch, Havering-atte-Bower, Elm Park, Harold Wood, Chigwell, Ilford, Dagenham, Rigg Park, Collier Row, Hacton, Rush Green, Chadwell Heath, Rainham, Harold Hill, Heath Park, Upminster, as well as in these postcodes RM1 1XP, RM1 2BH, RM1 1DT, RM1 2HS, RM1 1AS, RM1 1QX, RM1 1AR, RM1 1DL, RM1 1SY, RM1 2PT. Local Romford cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01708 and the postcode RM1. Verifying this can confirm that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Romford householders can benefit from these and numerous other related services.

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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Romford cat flap installer including the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flaps in metal doors, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing, infrared cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations in Romford, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors Romford, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap installation services, cheap cat flaps, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in walls, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing Romford, microchip cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installations, dog flap installations in Romford, cat flap installation in wooden doors, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Romford, pet flap installations, cat flap repairs, and lots more. If there happen to be other Romford cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the duties that are handled by people specialising in cat flaps. Romford specialists will be happy to tell you about their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Ilford cat flap installers, Collier Row cat flap installers, Rainham cat flap installers, Havering-atte-Bower cat flap installers, Harold Wood cat flap installers, Elm Park cat flap installers, Chigwell cat flap installers, Chadwell Heath cat flap installers, Hacton cat flap installers, Rigg Park cat flap installers, Hornchurch cat flap installers, Upminster cat flap installers, Harold Hill cat flap installers, Dagenham cat flap installers, Heath Park cat flap installers, Rush Green cat flap installation services and more. The majority of these areas are catered for by cat flap fitters. Romford home and property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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In the previous 12 months cat flaps have been installed in the following Romford streets: Lockyer Road, Wood Avenue, Beacon Hill, Dolphin Way, North Road, The Limes, Oakhill Road, Garrison Parade, Mulberry Drive, Crusader Close, Arterial Road, London Road, Jurgens Road, Windermere Avenue, London Road, Riverview Terrace, Baton Close, Ship Lane, Mardyke View, Wingrove Drive, Darby Close, Purfleet By Pass, Cartel Close, Coniston Avenue, Vexil Close, High Street, Rapier Close, Church Lane, Purfleet Bypass, Tank Lane, and in these Essex postcodes: RM1 1XP, RM1 2BH, RM1 1DT, RM1 2HS, RM1 1AS, RM1 1QX, RM1 1AR, RM1 1DL, RM1 1SY, RM1 2PT. These places recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Romford homeowners were given reliable and top quality cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter Romford article was revised and updated on 27-04-2022)