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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?

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The most straightforward kind of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat pass through it. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most Sittingbourne cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Sittingbourne and also nearby in: Murston, Oad Street, Tonge, Bapchild, Kemsley, Rodmersham, Milton Regis, Upchurch, Chalkwell, Borden, Highsted, Chestnut Street, Snipeshill, Bobbing, Rodmersham Green, Milstead, as well as in these postcodes ME10 1LX, ME10 1JZ, ME10 1DB, ME10 1HJ, ME10 1NP, ME10 1NL, ME10 1BA, ME10 1PG, ME10 1DD, and ME10 1DZ. Locally based Sittingbourne cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01795 and the postcode ME9. Checking this can confirm you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Property owners in the local area are able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services. To get price quotes for cat flaps, click the "Quote" banner.

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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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Also find: Murston cat flap fitters, Bobbing cat flap fitters, Milton Regis cat flap fitters, Bapchild cat flap fitters, Rodmersham cat flap fitters, Kemsley cat flap fitters, Borden cat flap fitters, Milstead cat flap fitters, Chestnut Street cat flap fitters, Highsted cat flap fitters, Chalkwell cat flap fitters, Tonge cat flap fitters, Oad Street cat flap fitters, Rodmersham Green cat flap fitters, Upchurch cat flap fitters, Snipeshill cat flap fitters and more. Companies who fit cat flaps can be found in almost all of these areas. Their know-how and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the correct and secure installation of your cat flap on your home. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only satisfies your pet's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. To obtain price quotes for cat flaps, local cat lovers can click here. Get started with your cat flap installation today, without delay!

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(This cat flap fitter Sittingbourne article was updated on 13-06-2024)