Cat Flap Fitter Shanklin Isle of Wight (PO37): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your home in Shanklin, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. But, what kind of cat flap is better for your situation?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to give protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through it. Obviously, this is very basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Shanklin, who would no doubt favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This simple model can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it's still far from ideal because it enables other cats or creatures to enter your home.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your property unless it is equipped with this special collar. The point that any other cat in the Shanklin area that's got a similar collar can still get into your property, is the downside with this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier.
Choosing a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's microchip, is the next level in entrance devices for felines in Shanklin. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and permit only your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in position is important no matter which cat flap you are buying. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. Which means that the cat flap can permit admission into your property only, enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives you options for all times of night and day, to control how your cat flap operates. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
If you have a wooden door on your home in Shanklin, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. Although, if it is going to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SHANKLIN
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can not be installed into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulating properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be done in any circumstances.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a local Shanklin glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. This new pane will have a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. You may have to wait a couple of weeks for this special pane to be produced, however if you want a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. After fabrication, the old glass pane can be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. The fitting of the cat flap will then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for cat flap installations in Shanklin, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood door panels. If you are unsure of making a hole in your door, it's advisable to call in an expert to complete the task for you. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to wind up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, since some door panels are lined with steel for additional security. The easiest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your property in Shanklin, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. This form of installation is definitely best left to the pros, as it calls for far more skill and equipment to execute. Most wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also an option. A square hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on both ends to allow your furry pal to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Shanklin - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. An experienced Shanklin cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old unit and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, wall or door on which it's mounted.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be necessary to check that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SHANKLIN
There are many professional cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Shanklin area, who provide cat flap installations in whatever door or construction you need. There are various ways of finding a good cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they're confident enough to recommend an individual who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be happy also.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get three or four different quotes from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally advisable not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Shanklin will provide you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Shanklin and also nearby in: Alverstone, Whiteley Bank, Ventnor, Brading, Queens Bower, Arreton, Godshill, Apse Heath, Merstone, Ninham, Newchurch, Luccombe, Lake, Adgestone, Wroxall, Winford, Sandown, as well as in these postcodes PO37 6JW, PO37 6NU, PO37 6DF, PO37 6BH, PO37 6QJ, PO37 7AA, PO37 7AJ, PO37 7AL, PO37 6NW, PO37 6EA. Local Shanklin cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01983 and the postcode PO37.
Shanklin Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Shanklin cat flap fitter including automatic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in metal doors in Shanklin, conservatory cat flap installation, small cat flaps Shanklin, magnetic cat flap installation in Shanklin, cat flap installation in wooden doors, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Shanklin, cat flap installation estimates, Catmate cat flap installation in Shanklin, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flaps in patio doors in Shanklin, electronic cat flap installation in Shanklin, microchip cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation, and more. If there are different Shanklin cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Shanklin
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in these Shanklin streets and roads - Hope Road, Carter Road, Northcliff Gardens, Clarence Gardens, Ninham Close, The Limes, Donnington Drive, Garfield Road, Criagmore Court, Queen's Road, Silver Trees, The Rogers, Furze Hill Road, Culver Road, Windsor Drive, Duncroft Gardens, Scinde Crescent, East Mead, Milford Road, Sandown Road, Chatsworth Avenue, Whitecross Avenue, Luccombe Road, Oaklyn Gardens, Avenue Road, as well as the following Shanklin area postcodes: PO37 6JW, PO37 6NU, PO37 6DF, PO37 6BH, PO37 6QJ, PO37 7AA, PO37 7AJ, PO37 7AL, PO37 6NW, PO37 6EA.
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