Cat Flap Fitter Sittingbourne Kent (ME9): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your house in Sittingbourne, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats kept indoors, just like people, can show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. However, what form of cat flap is best for your situation?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A bit of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Obviously, this is very basic, and will rarely good enough for most cat owners in Sittingbourne, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although it may be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This basic model is still far from ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter into your property, nonetheless it can be somewhat improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your property, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the Sittingbourne area that has a similar collar may be able to access your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat's owner.
Choosing a cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in entry gadgets for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened when your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to animals that have a micro-chip.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure it's of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can enable exit only, allow only access into your premises, be fully locked, or be set for two way exit and entry. This will give you choices for all times of night and day, to control how your cat flap functions. Some of the more advanced cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.
If you've got a wood door in your house in Sittingbourne, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. On no account should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This kind of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who will be delighted to accept such a task.
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Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will detract from its strength, security and thermal insulation properties. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Sittingbourne cat flap installer will measure your current unit and order the new one. So that the cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This could take a week or more to produce, but it is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass pane can be removed, and the new one put in. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Sittingbourne, as was stated earlier in this article, are wood doors. If you're a bit unsure about cutting a sizeable hole in your front door, you may be happier bringing in an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This type of project will not be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the internal construction, as some door panels are steel lined for added security. The easiest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed on an external wall. This sort of installation is definitely better left to the pros, because it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. Most cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access via a pillar is also an option. This installation involves a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on either end to enable your feline friend to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Sittingbourne - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. A reliable cat flap installer in Sittingbourne will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without damaging the wall, window or door.
Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing that has been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is vital. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SITTINGBOURNE
In the Sittingbourne area there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There are several ways of locating a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from family and friends. You can be fairly certain that if they've been happy to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you will probably have a much similar experience.
If it isn't possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different quotations from local tradesmen before deciding. It is generally advisable not to always opt for the cheapest offer. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and pick a trustworthy Sittingbourne cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years and years. And when push comes to shove - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Sittingbourne and also in nearby places like: Oad Street, Borden, Upchurch, Chalkwell, Murston, Snipeshill, Milton Regis, Tunstall, Rodmersham Green, Bobbing, Milstead, Highsted, Kemsley, Chestnut Street, Tonge, Rainham, Bapchild, Rodmersham, and in these postcodes ME10 1ND, ME10 1HA, ME10 1ET, ME10 1PU, ME10 1LR, ME10 1NW, ME10 1JT, ME10 1QF, ME10 1SF, ME10 1LP. Local Sittingbourne cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01795 and the postcode ME9.
Cat Flap Enquiries Kent
Recent Kent cat flap installation enquiries: Isobelle Hirst recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in Sturry, Kent. Hayley Jeffery recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass back door in Broad Oak. Isabelle Millington in Smeeth was looking for someone who could install a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in her bungalow. Borys and Halle Lakey recently requested a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Benenden, Kent. Harman Brewer and Anayah Brewer recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Sutton At Hone, Kent. Georgiana and Karson Weir recently requested a quotation for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Sundridge, Kent. Emil Redmond recently requested a quote for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Sturry. Martina Paterson recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in Worth.
Sittingbourne Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Sittingbourne cat flap fitter including pet flap installations, cat flap removal Sittingbourne, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap services, small cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installation in Sittingbourne, magnetic cat flap installation in Sittingbourne, cat flap repair Sittingbourne, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Sittingbourne, cat flap replacement, conservatory cat flap installations Sittingbourne, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flaps in double glazed doors in Sittingbourne, 2-way cat flap installation in Sittingbourne, Petsafe cat flap installations, and lots more. If there are other Sittingbourne cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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In the Kent area you'll also locate: Longfield cat flap installation, Iwade cat flap installation, High Halden cat flap installation, Pembury cat flap installers, Sellindge cat flap installers, Riverhead cat flap installers, Lenham cat flap fitters, Bobbing cat flap installation, Smeeth cat flap installation, Seal cat flap fitters, Dymchurch cat flap installers, Culverstone Green cat flap installers, Brasted cat flap fitters, Temple Ewell cat flap installers, Boxley cat flap installation, West Malling cat flap installers, Wilmington cat flap installers, Borough Green cat flap installers, Snodland cat flap fitters, Cliffe Woods cat flap installation, Penshurst cat flap installers, Ulcombe cat flap installation, East Peckham cat flap fitters, Tovil cat flap fitters, Northfleet cat flap installation, Bekesbourne cat flap installation, East Peckham cat flap installers, High Halstow cat flap installation, Ash cat flap fitters, Ightham cat flap installers.
All throughout Kent you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the perfect cat flap fitter in Sittingbourne itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Sittingbourne
Cat flaps were recently fitted for people living in Bashford Barn Lane, Church Farm Road, Bredgar Road, Dyngley Close, Ashington Close, Bobbing Hill, St Michaels Close, Silverdale Grove, Taillour Close, Bramblefield Lane, Cherry Tree Close, Balmoral Terrace, Sprotshill Close, Bishop Lane, Albion Place, Dane Close, Todd Crescent, Stanhope Avenue, The Green, Crosier Court, Dean Road, Broadoak Hill, Tunstall Road, Brisbane Avenue, Springfield Road, Bottles Lane, The Crescent, Burley Road and these Sittingbourne postcodes: ME10 1ND, ME10 1HA, ME10 1ET, ME10 1PU, ME10 1LR, ME10 1NW, ME10 1JT, ME10 1QF, ME10 1SF, ME10 1LP.
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