Cat Flap Fitter Rustington West Sussex (BN16): To give your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Rustington home. When kept indoors, cats just like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your pet access to the world outside by means of a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is fixed over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the weather. Of course, this is really basic, and won't be good enough for most Rustington cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it might be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures to get into your property, nonetheless it can be improved on by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your home, therefore keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The downside is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar can get into your home when using this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
A cat flap that is can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next level in feline access security. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Regardless which cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can enable exit only, be locked fully, allow only entrance into your premises, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives you choices for all times of night and day, to control how your cat flap operates. In line with your pet's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more advanced models.
If you've got a wooden door on your property in Rustington, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Although, if it has to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. These situations call for the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have all the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN RUSTINGTON
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can't be mounted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting into it, and will diminish its security, thermal insulation properties and strength. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be done in any circumstances.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Rustington cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and order a brand new one. This new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Rustington, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden doors. If you are hesitant about creating a hole in your door, it's advisable to call on a professional to undertake the project for you. This type of project will not be too expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, since some door panels are lined with steel for extra security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could elect to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your house. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely best left to the pros. You can opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version which enables access through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will need to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Rustington - If you already have a cat flap installed on your wall, window or door, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a new one. A reputable cat flap fitter in Rustington will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. The glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found this is not the case and corners were cut in the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN RUSTINGTON
In the Rustington area there are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services for walls, doors or windows. There is no better approach to finding an excellent cat flap installer than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Rustington tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a decent job for you as well.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 quotations from local Rustington cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these closely and don't always go with the cheapest quote, because this will often not be the best. Check whether they offer any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry when the work is undertaken.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Rustington you should wind up with a top quality product, which is expertly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Rustington and also in: Arundel, Ford, Walberton, Worthing, East Preston, Middleton-on-Sea, Ferring, Shoreham-by-Sea, Wick, Climping, Poling, Kingston, Angmering, West Preston, Goring-by-Sea, Toddington, Littlehampton, together with these postcodes BN16 2PP, BN16 2LZ, BN16 2DY, BN16 2DE, BN16 2JH, BN16 2EY, BN16 2PW, BN16 2AX, BN16 2JA, BN16 2QE. Local Rustington cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone code 01903 and the postcode BN16.
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Cat Flap Enquiries West Sussex
Current West Sussex cat flap installation requests: Joanna Knowles recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Angmering. Antoni and Indigo Lowe recently requested a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in a bungalow in Pulborough, West Sussex. Trinity Browne recently requested an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a glass back door in a detached house in Donnington, West Sussex. Ignacy and Amelia-Lily Speight recently asked for a price quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a patio back door in Plaistow, West Sussex. Yuvraj Oleary recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Arundel, West Sussex. Niam and Theia Hussey recently asked for an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in Scaynes Hill, West Sussex. Codie Mcbain was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in his semi-detached house in Funtington. Enzo and Hetty Brewer recently requested an estimate for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in Findon.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Rustington
People who live in the following streets have recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Kirdford Close, Walnut Avenue, Foxes Close, Burmill Mews, Sea Road, Walders Road, Fircroft Crescent, Sutton Avenue, Grafton Close, Wilton Drive, Angmering Lane, The Crescent, Shopfield Close, Buckingham Place, Hawley Road, Broadmark Avenue, Tithe Green, Knightscroft Avenue, Glenville Road, The Roundway, Blenheim Drive, Mill Close, Willow Avenue, Eastergate Green, Cleeves Way, Paddock Green, The Willows, Vernon Close, Drewetts Close, as well as these local Rustington postcodes: BN16 2PP, BN16 2LZ, BN16 2DY, BN16 2DE, BN16 2JH, BN16 2EY, BN16 2PW, BN16 2AX, BN16 2JA, BN16 2QE.
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