Cat Flap Fitter Southend-on-Sea Essex (SS0): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Southend-on-Sea home allows your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, can show signs of frustration. Having easy access to world outside via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both mentally and physically. But, what type of cat flap is better for your circumstances?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat move through. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most cat owners in Southend-on-Sea, who would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it could be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.
Because this solution allows other cats or creatures to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your property unless it's fitted with this special collar. The downside here is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar could possible gain access to your property when using this kind of cat flap. An improvement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
A model of cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in Southend-on-Sea feline access security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a design that can be locked. Currently, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking system for extra flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can allow only exit from your home, permit entry into your home only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives you options for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap operates. In line with yours and your cat's needs, there's even the possibility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the more expensive devices.
If you have a timber door in your home in Southend-on-Sea, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting into any type of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
A reputable Southend-on-Sea cat flap installer will diligently measure up your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. You may have to wait one or two weeks for this to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once your new glass panel is delivered, the installer will take out the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to fit your cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Southend-on-Sea. If you are unsure about cutting a hole in your front door, it's probably a good idea to call on an expert to do the work for you. An undertaking like this is fairly inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your cat will be using an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for added security, which might cause issues. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap mounted on an exterior wall of your home in Southend-on-Sea, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is certainly better left to the pros. Most cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, but right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. A square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap is then attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Southend-on-Sea - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can still be used provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. An experienced Southend-on-Sea cat flap installer will gladly remove your old entry device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, window or wall on which it's secured.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazed panel which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately is vital. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
There are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants in the Southend-on-Sea area, that offer cat flap installations onto whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better approach to tracking down an excellent cat flap installer than by asking relatives and friends for referrals. You can guarantee that if they have been willing to recommend somebody who's done work for them, you will get a much similar level of service.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different estimates from local handymen before coming to a decision. It's generally shrewd not to always go with the cheapest estimate. See if you can get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Southend-on-Sea cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Southend-on-Sea and also nearby in: Leigh-on-Sea, Daws Heath, Barling, South Benfleet, Westcliff-on-Sea, Rochford, Little Wakering, Hadleigh, Eastwood, North Shoebury, Hawkwell, Shoeburyness, Great Wakering, Thorpe Bay, Rayleigh, and in these postcodes SS0 0BH, SS0 0RH, SS0 0NY, SS0 0AF, SS0 0QT, SS0 0LQ, SS0 0LA, SS0 0BN, SS0 0PB, SS0 0RQ. Locally based Southend-on-Sea cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode SS0 and the telephone code 01702.
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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Southend-on-Sea cat flap fitter including Petsafe cat flap installations, electronic cat flap installations, cat flaps in metal doors Southend-on-Sea, small cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installation, dog flap installation in Southend-on-Sea, cat flaps in uPVC doors, Catmate cat flap installation Southend-on-Sea, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 2-way cat flap installation Southend-on-Sea, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flaps in double glazed doors Southend-on-Sea, cat flap installation in walls, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap removal, and more. If there are some other Southend-on-Sea cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Throughout Essex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Southend-on-Sea itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Southend-on-Sea
Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Southend-on-Sea roads and streets - Buckland, Bournemouth Park Road, The Crofts, Droitwich Avenue, Baxter Avenue, Bell Walk, Thorpe Hall Close, The Vintners, Sherwood Way, Colbert Avenue, St Benets Road, Camper Mews, Carmania Close, Shillingstone, Barrow Hall Farm, Colchester Road, Stadium Road, Armitage Road, District Centre, Cherrybrook, Dalmatia Road, Chartwell North, Southchurch Road, Church Close, Ashurst Avenue, Station Avenue, Coptfold Close, Church Road, Derek Gardens, Cambridge Court, as well as these Southend-on-Sea area postcodes: SS0 0BH, SS0 0RH, SS0 0NY, SS0 0AF, SS0 0QT, SS0 0LQ, SS0 0LA, SS0 0BN, SS0 0PB, SS0 0RQ.
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