Cat Flap Fitter South Ockendon

South Ockendon Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter South Ockendon Essex (RM15): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your South Ockendon property gives your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Giving your cat easy access to world outside with a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. If you choose to go with the cat flap option, you'll then have to decide what is the best type of cat flap.

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The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is essentially that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Although this may be suitable in a garden fence panel or outhouse door, most cat owners in South Ockendon would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property.

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This simple design can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it's still a long way off being perfect since it enables other cats or animals to enter into your home.

Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your house. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the South Ockendon area who has a similar model of collar will be able to gain access to your property with this type of cat flap fitted. An upgrade to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user. Only your furry friend gets access, thus adding an additional layer of security and control.

Having a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in access devices for felines in South Ockendon. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only allowing entry or exit to animals that have a micro-chip.

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Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold currently boast a four way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, allow only admittance into your premises, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers full control over how your cat flap functions both during the day and throughout the night. The ability to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the high end models of cat flap.

Installing a cat flap by yourself can be pretty straightforward if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY abilities. On no account should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who are ready to accept such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulating attributes. In actual fact, it renders the glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen South Ockendon cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take two weeks or so to produce. Once you have taken possession of your new pane of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. It's now possible to install and set up your new cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in South Ockendon, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. If you're somewhat uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front or back door, you may be better off hiring an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you will finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been done properly and without causing harm to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels incorporate a steel lining for extra security. The easiest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut into your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Needing a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it's to be executed correctly. You will find there are a number of options for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. This installation entails a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A suitable cat flap is then fitted to both ends of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in South Ockendon - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it is broken or not working properly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a replacement. A trusted cat flap installer in South Ockendon will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is essential to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. If it becomes obvious this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.


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In and around South Ockendon there are many handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. It might be possible to ask friends and family for referrals with regards to finding a decent cat flap installer. If they've had comparable work done by a local South Ockendon tradesman, and been over the moon with the end result, you can consider that they'll likewise do a decent job for you.

If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least three different estimates from local tradesmen before making a decision. It's generally shrewd not to always opt for the cheapest option. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse.

A professional cat flap installer in South Ockendon will supply you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in South Ockendon and also in: Orsett, Bulphan, Cranham, Ardleigh Green, Horndon on the Hill, Badgers Dene, West Horndon, Dunton Wayletts, Linford, North Stifford, North Ockendon, Dunton, together with these postcodes RM15 5DF, RM15 5AS, RM15 5QE, RM15 5AR, RM15 5DH, RM15 5BB, RM14 3QH, RM15 5EY, RM15 5LJ, and RM15 5QP. Local South Ockendon cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 01708 and the postcode RM15. Checking this will confirm you access a locally based cat flat fitter. South Ockendon home and property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services. To to make enquiries and obtain cat flap installation quotations, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

Automatic Cat Flaps

With automatic cat flaps, pet owners in South Ockendon can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their furry friends can exit and enter as they wish without compromising their security. Using the latest technology, including RFID sensors and chips, these flaps are capable of recognising the presence of a cat and unlocking the flap for them, guaranteeing that only authorised pets can gain entry to the property. Automatic cat flaps with customisable unlock and lock times empower pet owners to enhance their home's security while monitoring their pets' access. The great thing about automatic cat flaps is that they provide pets with unfettered access to the outdoors, even when their owners are not present, thereby eliminating the requirement for manual assistance. Additionally, automatic cat flaps can serve as a barrier against invasive creatures or animals, cultivating a more secure and peaceful environment for both people and pets to enjoy.

Installing Cat Flaps in Walls

Installing a cat flap in a brick wall, rather than a door, can be a sensible solution, yet it requires specialist tools and skills. With a brick wall, you've got more flexibility in placement, letting you choose the best entry and exit point for your cat without altering your doors.

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Given the complexity of cutting through bricks, hiring an experienced professional is recommended. They'll have the necessary tools, such as a bolster or cold chisel and a masonry drill, and the skills to ensure the task is done effectively and safely. Creating a neat tunnel through the wall, your chosen specialist will line it properly to guard against draughts and weather.

As soon as the cat flap has been installed, it provides a weather-resistant and durable entryway for your furry companion. This setup ensures your doors remain intact while giving your cat the ability to exit and enter, thus enhancing security and convenience. (Cat Flaps in Walls in South Ockendon)

Cat Flap Weatherproofing South Ockendon

Important for the well-being and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats, weatherproofing the cat flap is essential. A dry and warm environment for the feline is ensured by a properly weatherproofed cat flap, preventing rain, wind and cold draughts from seeping into the house. Designed with superior quality seals and insulating materials, cat flaps create a tight barrier against the elements. Additionally, the entryway can be shielded from harsh climatic conditions by installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a weather-protected and cozy space for the cat requires routine maintenance, including checking seals for deterioration. (34465 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing South Ockendon)

South Ockendon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

South Ockendon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local South Ockendon cat flap installer including cat flap upgrades, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, microchip cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into porches, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing in South Ockendon, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in doors, microchip cat flaps in South Ockendon, electronic cat flaps, glazing repair and replacement, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap replacement, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into uPVC doors, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap positioning advice, cat flap installation in metal doors, conservatory cat flap installations in South Ockendon, magnetic cat flap installation in South Ockendon, cutting out for a cat flap, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation in patio doors, the installation of dog flaps, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap training advice, cat flap maintenance & cleaning, pet flap installation, and more. If there are other South Ockendon cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the activities that are carried out by people specialising in cat flaps. South Ockendon specialists will keep you informed about their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Cranham cat flap fitters, Dunton cat flap fitters, West Horndon cat flap fitters, Orsett cat flap fitters, Horndon on the Hill cat flap fitters, Ardleigh Green cat flap fitters, North Stifford cat flap fitters, Dunton Wayletts cat flap fitters, Linford cat flap fitters, Bulphan cat flap fitters, Badgers Dene cat flap fitters, North Ockendon cat flap fitters and more. These and other towns and communities are catered for by cat flap fitters and comparable tradespeople. Their valuable skill and expertise comes into play when ensuring the secure and proper installation of your cat flap on your home. With professional installation, you can be confident that your cat flap not only meets your furry friend's needs but also aligns with your home's safety and aesthetic requirements. To get estimates for cat flap installation, local property owners can go here.

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