Cat Flap Fitter Shoreham-by-Sea

Shoreham-by-Sea Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex (BN43): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Shoreham-by-Sea property provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get irritated and crabby when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having access to the world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. But, what style of cat flap is best for your situation?

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The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is merely that. A sheet of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be good enough for most Shoreham-by-Sea cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although it may be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door.

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As this option will allow other creatures or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your property, thus preventing some unwelcome visitors. The downside is that any other cat in the Shoreham-by-Sea area that's got a similar style of collar can still gain access to your home when using this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner. Gaining access is restricted to only your feline friend, resulting in an added layer of control and security.

The next step-up in feline access security is to consider the type of cat flap that identifies your pet's microchip. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is nearby.

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Whatever cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. These days, most cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, allow only entrance into your home, or be set for two way exit and entry. This will give you a variety of solutions on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night time. The ability to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.

If you have a wood door on your home in Shoreham-by-Sea, putting in you own cat flap should not be that hard. But, if you are planning to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you ought to ask for outside assistance. This sort of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who are happy to undertake such a task.

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Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulating properties as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.

A trustworthy Shoreham-by-Sea cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your existing panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap will be fitted. You may have to wait a week or so for this special pane to be made, however if you need a cat flap installed into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for installing a new cat flap in Shoreham-by-Sea, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood door panels. It is normally better to employ the expert services of a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all dubious about cutting a hole in your door. This type of task will not be too expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for added security, which can cause some problems. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut a hole in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed within an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it's certainly best left to an expert. You could go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle model that allows entry through a pillar. Installation involves a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter the house whenever it desires.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Shoreham-by-Sea - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A trustworthy cat flap installer in Shoreham-by-Sea will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the door, wall or window.

Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed pane that's been pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made and installed accurately is essential. The glass panel will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found that this is not the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.

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Whether you would like your cat flap fitted in a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing suppliers in the Shoreham-by-Sea area who will be willing to help. There are several ways to find a competent cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking friends and family. You can be sure that if they've been happy to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, then you'll likely have a similar experience.

Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 quotations from local Shoreham-by-Sea cat flap fitters. Study these quotes carefully and do not automatically opt for the cheapest quotation, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and make sure it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go awry.

A specialist cat flap installer in Shoreham-by-Sea will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.

THE CONVENIENCE OF CAT FLAPS

Numerous benefits are provided by cat flaps to both owners and their cats:

  1. Convenience for Owners: No longer do owners need to disrupt their daily activities to accommodate their cats' coming and going. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with hectic lifestyles or unpredictable schedules.
  2. Reduced Door Scratching: Does your cat turn into a scratching tornado when waiting? The constant back-and-forth can lead to damaged doors. Cat flaps provide an independent exit and entry point, potentially reducing this unwelcome scratching.
  3. Better Control: Programmable advanced cat flaps, capable of being synced with your cat's microchip or a tailored collar tag, ensure that only your cat operates the flap, offering you absolute control of their movements in and out.
  4. Reduced Stress: By installing a cat flap, you eliminate the ongoing need to open the door for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your pet, who can then freely enter and exit without your assistance.
  5. Reduced Litter Box Odours: By allowing your cat to go outside to relieve themselves, you will likely see a decrease in litter box usage, potentially leading to fewer cleanings and a reduction in unpleasant litter box smells in your home.
  6. Enhanced Security: The inclusion of locking mechanisms in numerous cat flaps allows for the selective admission of specific cats, while deterring unwelcome intruders. This capacity heightens home security by disallowing entry to stray animals and potential threats.
  7. Independence for Cats: Cat flaps facilitate outdoor exploration, exercise, and curiosity satisfaction for cats, renowned for their independence, thus enhancing their health and happiness.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Shoreham-by-Sea and also nearby in: Small Dole, Upper Beeding, Wiston, Coombes, Fulking, Broadwater, Goring, Fishergate, Woodmancote, Findon, together with these postcodes BN43 5FS, BN43 5LY, BN43 5FY, BN43 5DT, BN43 5EE, BN43 5NB, BN43 5ER, BN43 5JR, BN43 5AY, and BN43 5AW. Local Shoreham-by-Sea cat flap installers will likely have the postcode BN43 and the dialling code 01273. Checking this out should confirm that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Homeowners in the surrounding areas will be able to benefit from these and many other comparable services. To obtain estimates for cat flap installation, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

The installation of a cat flap offers pets autonomy in their movements but concurrently challenges householders to sustain energy efficiency and effective weatherproofing. Ensuring the well-being of both pets and householders, the unpredictable climate of the UK demands measures that protect from the cold and dampness. Advanced cat flaps designed with weatherproofing in mind are essential, featuring insulating materials and magnetic seals that prevent draughts and moisture from penetrating the home.

More than merely choosing the right product, the installation of a cat flap also plays a pivotal role in its weatherproofing. Enhancing the cat flap's ability to withstand harsh weather significantly, proper sealing involves the use of waterproof sealants and insulating materials. Additionally, to further limit the penetration of rain and cold air, some cat flaps come with brush seals, ensuring the indoor climate remains comfortable without hindering the pet's entry or exit.

Pet owners in Shoreham-by-Sea who are seeking to unify energy efficiency with convenience would do well to invest in a high-quality, weatherproof cat flap. Ensuring the selection of a model capable of withstanding the UK's climate and its correct installation allows property owners to maintain a dry, warm, and energy-efficient, pet-friendly home. This strategy not only betters the quality of life for the pet but also assists in diminishing energy costs in the long term. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Shoreham-by-Sea)

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Shoreham-by-Sea cat flap installer including cat flap installation services, 2-way cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap repair in Shoreham-by-Sea, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Shoreham-by-Sea, electronic cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, infrared cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation in Shoreham-by-Sea, cat flap installation in patio doors in Shoreham-by-Sea, conservatory cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are other Shoreham-by-Sea cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.

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Also find: Wiston cat flap fitters, Findon cat flap fitters, Goring cat flap fitters, Coombes cat flap fitters, Fulking cat flap fitters, Woodmancote cat flap fitters, Broadwater cat flap fitters, Small Dole cat flap fitters, Fishergate cat flap fitters, Upper Beeding cat flap fitters and more. Professionals who fit cat flaps can be found in all these areas. When it comes to fitting your cat flap securely and correctly on your property, their expertise and skill is invaluable. You can have confidence in the fact that a professionally installed cat flap will cater to your pet's needs while also fitting in with your home's safety and aesthetic needs. By clicking here, local residents can get cat flap installation quotations. Does your house need a cat flap? Why not get a quote today?

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