Cat Flap Fitter Sandown Isle of Wight (PO36): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Sandown property provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, just like people, will show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside by way of a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what style of cat flap should you opt for?
The most straightforward form of cat flap, is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat pass through it. Although this may be suitable for an outhouse or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Sandown would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property.
This basic model can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being ideal because it enables other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your house.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your home unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar could possible get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
Picking a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines in Sandown. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
When you're buying a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a type that can be locked into position. For added security, nearly all cat flaps feature a four way locking mechanism nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admission into your premises only, be fully locked, enable exit from your house only, or have two-way exit and entrance functionality. This will provide you with options for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap works. In keeping with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the possibility to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the high end devices.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your Sandown home. But, if you are looking to install it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside help. This sort of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who'll be happy to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SANDOWN
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its security, strength and insulating properties. In reality, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a local glazing company make a new one. So the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or more to manufacture. Once you've taken possession of your new modified glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. Your cat flap will then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Sandown, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. It is often safer to employ the expert services of an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way unsure of cutting a big hole in your front or back door. This will provide you with the reassurance that you'll wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been completed correctly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. Nonetheless, certain uPVC door panels have got a steel lining for additional security, which may cause some issues. A one piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap installed on an outside wall of your home in Sandown, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is certainly better left to an expert. There are a number of options for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) style. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole cut out of your wall. An appropriate cat flap is then mounted on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Sandown - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A professional Sandown cat flap fitter will be glad to take off your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it's mounted.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the glass has been cut and installed correctly. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SANDOWN
In the Sandown area there are a number of handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There is no better technique for locating an excellent cat flap fitter than by asking family and friends for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend someone who's done work for them, you'll get a much similar service.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek 2 or 3 quotations from local Sandown cat flap installers. Study these quotes carefully and don't automatically opt for the cheapest quote, since this will not necessarily be the best. Ask if they offer any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something does happen to go wrong when the work is carried out.
If you take your time and pick a reputable Sandown cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a high quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give great service to yourself and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Sandown and also in: Whiteley Bank, Yaverland, Luccombe, Brading, Godshill, Lake, Merstone, Wroxall, Newchurch, Arreton, Adgestone, Ninham, Alverstone, Winford, Queens Bower, Ventnor, Shanklin, Apse Heath, together with these postcodes PO36 8AN, PO36 8ET, PO36 8AQ, PO36 6DD, PO36 8LE, PO36, PO36 9AP, PO36 6DE, PO36 8HZ, PO36 8ED. Local Sandown cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode PO36 and the telephone code 01983.
Sandown Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Sandown cat flap installer including cat flaps in patio doors, electronic cat flap installation, cat flap repair, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, cheap cat flaps, automatic cat flap installation Sandown, infrared cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps Sandown, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation quotations Sandown, cat flap removal, pet flap installation, small cat flaps Sandown, cat flap installation in walls, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Sandown cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Isle of Wight Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Isle of Wight cat flap installation enquiries: Ayden Morris and Indie Morris recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Ventnor. Lexi-Mae Davis recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in Shorwell. Genevieve Makin recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Alverstone. Pippa Towers recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in Blackgang, Isle of Wight. Mario Mccluskey was looking for someone to install a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in his detached house in Totland. Ricardo and Viktoria Neale recently requested an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Totland. Samara Lynn recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a wooden door in a terraced house in Whippingham. Eliza Wharton recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in St Helens.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Sandown
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Cat Flap Installation Around Sandown
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Sandown roads and streets - Coach Lane, The Mall, Town Mews, St Marys Road, Copse End, Broadstone Crescent, Avenue Nurseries, The Glade, Cliff Road, Cemetery Road, Devonia Gardens, Tamar Close, Brook Close, Desmond Price Close, Salisbury Way, The Cloisters, College Close, Bishops Close, Brickfields Way, Burnt House Lane, Chatsworth Mews, Chesham Terrace, Cross Road, Drabbles Lane, Beachfield Road, Cross Street, as well as the following local Sandown postcodes: PO36 8AN, PO36 8ET, PO36 8AQ, PO36 6DD, PO36 8LE, PO36, PO36 9AP, PO36 6DE, PO36 8HZ, PO36 8ED.
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