Cat Flap Fitter Seaford East Sussex (BN25): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Seaford home provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your pet easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what type of cat flap should you put in?
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the weather. While this could be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel, the majority of cat owners in Seaford would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house.
Since this option allows other cats or animals to enter your home, it's not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced a bit by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot leave or access your house. Again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the area that's got a similar collar might be able to access your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The next level in feline access security is to fit a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure it is of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable exit from your home only, enable only entrance into your house, be fully locked, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more expensive devices.
If you've got a wood door in your home in Seaford, installing you own cat flap should not be too difficult. Although, if it has to be fitted into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it by yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SEAFORD
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the thermal insulation attributes as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances.
An experienced cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a local Seaford glazing company make a new purpose made one. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or so to produce. After construction, the old glass unit will be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. The installing of the cat flap will then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Seaford, as was stated earlier, are solid wood doors. If you're unsure of making a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to call in a specialist to do the work for you. A project like this should not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You'll need to determine what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could decide to install your cat flap in an exterior wall of your house in Seaford. This type of installment is certainly best left to the pros, since it calls for much more equipment and skill to execute. You'll find there are a couple of possibilities for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) configuration. A neat square hole will have to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Seaford - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not working properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a new one. You local cat flap installer will take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the wall, window or door, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is necessary to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. The glass panel will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues, if it is found that this is not the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SEAFORD
Whether you'd like your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing firms in and around Seaford who'll be happy to oblige. There are a variety of ways of locating a reputable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Seaford cat flap installers or handymen. Study these closely and never always opt for the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best. Check whether they provide any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something goes amiss when the work is undertaken.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Seaford will provide you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Seaford and also in nearby places like: Willingdon, East Dean, Exceat, West Firle, Westdean, East Blatchington, Alfriston, South Heighton, Selmeston, Firle, Peacehaven, Bishopstone, Litlington, Polegate, Arlington, Newhaven, together with these postcodes BN25 1DA, BN25 1QB, BN25 1QH, BN25 1BZ, BN25 1JR, BN25 1EY, BN25 1NP, BN25 1QJ, BN25 1AL, BN25 1RU. Local Seaford cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01323 and the postcode BN25.
Seaford Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Seaford cat flap installer including cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cheap cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap removal Seaford, cat flap repairs, pet flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation in Seaford, automatic cat flap installation Seaford, replacement cat flaps, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in walls Seaford, 2-way cat flap installation Seaford, cat flap installation in patio doors, large cat flaps Seaford, dog flap installation in Seaford, and lots more. If there are other Seaford cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
East Sussex Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted East Sussex cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Hobbs recently requested a quotation for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in Hartfield, East Sussex. Mr and Mrs Carling recently requested an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in Framfield. Monty Alexander recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Burwash Common, East Sussex. Zidan Doble recently asked for a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in Broad Oak, East Sussex. Philip and Rachel Harley recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in Mayfield. Ayub Shields and Aurora Shields recently requested a quotation for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Uckfield, East Sussex. Abdur-Rahman Prescott was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in his detached house in Beckley, East Sussex. Kieron Mcleod and Nyla Mcleod recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in Portslade By Sea.
East Sussex Cat Flap Fitters
In the East Sussex area you can likewise find: Alfriston cat flap fitters, Alfriston cat flap installation, Battle cat flap fitters, Burwash Common cat flap fitters, Framfield cat flap fitters, Fletching cat flap fitters, Newhaven cat flap installers, Fairlight cat flap fitters, Kingston Near Lewes cat flap fitters, Northiam cat flap installation, Friston cat flap installation, Ninfield cat flap installers, Rye cat flap installers, Catsfield cat flap fitters, Crowhurst cat flap installation, Fletching cat flap installation, South Chailey cat flap installers, Portslade By Sea cat flap installation, Broad Oak cat flap fitters, Herstmonceux cat flap installation, Buxted cat flap installers, Rottingdean cat flap installation, Danehill cat flap fitters, Newick cat flap installation, Plumpton cat flap fitters.
Throughout East Sussex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the right cat flap fitter in Seaford itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Seaford
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Cat Flap Installation Around Seaford
Over the last twelve months cat flaps were installed in these Seaford streets: Arundel Road, Crown Hill, Cornfield Road, Connaught Road, Buckthorn Close, The Close, Sandringham Close, Brooklyn Road, Sandore Road, Beacon Close, Sandore Close, Brock Court, Aquila Park, St Johns Road, Clarence Mews, Bowden Rise, Troon Close, Beach Close, The Boundary, Bodiam Close, Chyngton Lane, The Peverels, Terminus Buildings, Stirling Close, St Andrews Drive, Blue Haze Avenue, Clementine Avenue, Surrey Road, and in these East Sussex postcodes: BN25 1DA, BN25 1QB, BN25 1QH, BN25 1BZ, BN25 1JR, BN25 1EY, BN25 1NP, BN25 1QJ, BN25 1AL, BN25 1RU.
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