Cat Flap Fitter South Benfleet Essex (SS7): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your South Benfleet property helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when kept inside, and not able to roam. Having easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good idea to you, what style of cat flap should you install?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the weather, but let the cat pass through it. Naturally, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most cat owners in South Benfleet, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it could be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated model can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it's still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals a way to enter your house.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. This requires your cat to wear a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in it. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar can easily get into your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
Picking a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in access gadgets for felines. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is vital regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admittance into your property only, be locked fully, enable exit from your home only, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This provides you with a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. The facility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you've got a solid timber door on your South Benfleet home, and reasonable DIY abilities. However, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt it on your own. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SOUTH BENFLEET
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be installed into existing double glazing window or door panels. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its security, strength and thermal insulation properties. Actually, it renders the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
A reliable South Benfleet cat flap fitter will meticulously take the precise measurements of your existing panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. So that your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This is the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take a week or two to produce. Once you have obtained your new glass pane, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. The fitting of the cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as I already stated, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in South Benfleet. If you're a little nervous about making a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you may be happier hiring an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been accomplished in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors have a steel lining for extra security, which could cause issues. The simplest kind 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 slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to have a hole cut into your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed within an exterior wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more skill and equipment to install, so it is definitely best left to the pros. The majority of cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar can also be achieved. A square shaped hole will have to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into your home whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in South Benfleet - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. A good cat flap installer in South Benfleet will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and mount a new one in its place without damaging the window, door or wall.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is necessary to check that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SOUTH BENFLEET
In and around South Benfleet there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. There's no better approach to finding a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and family for referrals. If they've had comparable work done by a local South Benfleet tradesman, and been over the moon with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they will do an excellent job for you too.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always try to obtain two or three different quotes before making your choice, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. Ask if they offer any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss when the work is carried out.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in South Benfleet you will end up with a good quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in South Benfleet and also nearby in: Rayleigh, Thundersley, Basildon, Vange, Hadleigh, Nevendon, Pitsea, Canvey Island, Daws Heath, Shotgate, Benfleet, Fobbing, Weir, Galmington, Rawreth, North Benfleet, together with these postcodes SS7 4DQ, SS7 1EB, SS7 1HL, SS7 1DA, SS7 3ES, SS7 1BX, SS7 1JP, SS7 4EA, SS7 1LD, SS7 4DN. Locally based South Benfleet cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode SS7 and the telephone code 01268. Checking this will confirm you access a local cat flat fitter. South Benfleet property owners are able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services.
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Current Essex cat flap installation enquiries: Gemma Wheeldon and Floyd Wheeldon recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Great Horkesley, Essex. Nico Underwood and Harley Underwood recently requested a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Tolleshunt Knights, Essex. Mr and Mrs Bonner recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Little Oakley, Essex. Khadeejah Carson in Dedham, Essex was looking for somebody who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in her bungalow. Madison and Lucca Fielding recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass door in Saffron Walden, Essex. Arun and Macey Hayward recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood front door in Southchurch, Essex. Mr and Mrs Mistry recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Theydon Bois. Winifred Edge recently asked for a quotation for installing a cat flap in a hardwood door in a cottage in Lawford, Essex. Most of these householders conducted a search for "cat flap fitter Essex" and came across this webpage on Google, Yahoo or Bing.
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