Cat Flap Fitter Shaftesbury Dorset (SP7): An effective way to improve your cat's independence and enrich it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an external door or wall of your house in Shaftesbury. Cats are just like humans in a lot of ways, and will sometimes show signs of frustration and unease if kept indoors for long periods of time without a break. When your cat is allowed easy access to the outside world by means of a cat flap, there's a better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit and healthy. But what form of cat flap is most suitable in your case?
A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Although this might be appropriate in a fence panel or outhouse door, most cat owners in Shaftesbury would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property.
This basic design can be improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it is still a long way from being ideal since it enables other animals or cats a means by which to get into your house.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The drawback here is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar could possible gain access to your house with this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier that can be programmed by the pet's owner.
The next level in feline entry security is to use a cat flap that identifies your cat's micro-chip. The microchip number is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. Most cat flaps sold today boast a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable only entry into your property, be locked fully, permit exit only, or have 2-way exit and entry capability. This gives you a number of options on exactly how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. In line with your pet's and your needs, there's even the possibility to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more expensive devices.
If you've got a wooden door on your property in Shaftesbury, installing you own cat flap should not be too difficult. On no account should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. This sort of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented handymen who'll be happy to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SHAFTESBURY
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its security, insulating attributes and strength. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
A reliable Shaftesbury cat flap installer will carefully measure up your current panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. As a part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this special pane to be produced, however if you want a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you've acquired your new modified glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. The installing of your cat flap can then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as mentioned previously, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Shaftesbury. It is usually wise to contact a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all dubious about creating a big hole in your front door. A project of this sort will not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your cat has an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most cases. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some doors are steel lined for additional security. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more economical to exchange this panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always choose to install the cat flap into an external wall of your house in Shaftesbury. Calling for much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. You can choose a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version that enables access via a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. An appropriate cat flap can then be fitted to both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Shaftesbury - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your wall, window or door, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a new one. A professional Shaftesbury cat flap fitter will gladly take off your old entry device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it is secured.
If the new cat flap is being installed in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must double check that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. The glass will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SHAFTESBURY
In and around Shaftesbury there are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services in walls, doors or windows. There are several ways of finding a decent cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking neighbours and friends. If they're prepared to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be sure that you'll be pleased also.
If you can't find a fitter through recommendations, always acquire three or four different quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that cheapest is often not best. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse.
An experienced cat flap installer in Shaftesbury will provide you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Shaftesbury and also nearby in: East Melbury, Motcombe, Ivy Cross, Cherry Orchard, Stour Row, Melbury Abbas, West Melbury, Stour Provost, Sedgehill, Semley, East Stour, Donhead St Andrew, Cann, Stour, and in these postcodes SP7 8GP, SP7 8LU, SP7 8DN, SP7 8AG, SP7 8AW, SP7 0LT, SP7 8GQ, SP7 8DT, SP7 8ED, SP7 8EH. Local Shaftesbury cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode SP7 and the telephone dialling code 01747. Checking this can ensure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Shaftesbury home and business owners are able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.
Shaftesbury Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Shaftesbury cat flap fitter including small cat flaps, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap removal, Petsafe cat flap installation Shaftesbury, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, cat flap upgrades, automatic cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors in Shaftesbury, cutting out for a cat flap, microchip cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into patio doors, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors Shaftesbury, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Shaftesbury, cat flaps Shaftesbury, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into porches Shaftesbury, cat flap installation quotations, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing in Shaftesbury, cat flap services, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, infrared cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into uPVC doors, 2-way cat flaps Shaftesbury, and lots more. If there happen to be different Shaftesbury cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in cat flaps. Shaftesbury specialists will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.
Cat Flap Enquiries Dorset
Latest Dorset cat flap installation projects: Kendra Grey in Marnhull, Dorset was looking for someone who could install a manual locking cat flap in a glass front door in her terraced house. Charlie Conneely was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a glass door in his detached house in Iwerne Minster, Dorset. Yasmine Hawkes from Burton Bradstock, Dorset asked us "is there a reliable cat flap fitter near me?". Sofie Bland recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in Higcliffe. Aaminah and Eddison Addis recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Cerne Abbas. Alexia Harrison was searching for a cat flap fitter near Stalbridge, Dorset. Taylor Duke recently requested an estimate for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Stalbridge, Dorset. Kacey Maynard was asking if there was cat flap installation in Iwerne Minster, Dorset. Most of these Dorset property owners did a search for "cat flap fitter Dorset" and noticed this webpage on Yahoo, Bing or Google.
Cat Flap Fitters Dorset
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When you are searching for a cat flap fitter, it may not always be possible to find somebody suitable in Shaftesbury itself, however as there are lots of people and companies all throughout Dorset who'll be pleased to assist you with your cat flap installation, you ought to be able to identify somebody nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Shaftesbury
Also find: Melbury Abbas cat flap fitters, East Stour cat flap fitters, Semley cat flap fitters, Sedgehill cat flap fitters, Stour Provost cat flap fitters, Stour Row cat flap fitters, East Melbury cat flap fitters, Donhead St Andrew cat flap fitters, West Melbury cat flap fitters, Cherry Orchard cat flap fitters, Stour cat flap fitters, Ivy Cross cat flap fitters, Motcombe cat flap fitters, Cann cat flap installation services and more. The majority of these places are catered for by cat flap fitters. Shaftesbury home and property owners can get cat flap installation quotes by clicking here.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Shaftesbury
Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Shaftesbury streets - The Butts, Charles Garrett Close, Breach Lane, Beaufoy Close, Martin's Street, Longmead, Paddock Close, Layton Lane, Hawthorn Close, Angel Lane, Sherborne Causeway, The Beeches, Christy's Lane, Umbers Hill, Ridge Way, Homefield, Victoria Street, The Venn, Springfield Close, Fountain Mead, Bell Street, Bleke Street, King Alfred's Way, Calves Lane, Horseponds, Higher Blandford Road, Tollgate Park, as well as these Shaftesbury area postcodes: SP7 8GP, SP7 8LU, SP7 8DN, SP7 8AG, SP7 8AW, SP7 0LT, SP7 8GQ, SP7 8DT, SP7 8ED, SP7 8EH. These locations recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Shaftesbury home and property owners enjoyed reliable and high quality cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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