Cat Flap Fitter Southsea Hampshire (PO4): To give your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Southsea house. When constantly kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grumpy. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. However, what style of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The simplest form of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Southsea, who would no doubt favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it could be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
As this solution permits other creatures or cats to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced to some extent by keeping the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a fairly simple form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Southsea area that has a similar style of collar can still gain access to your property. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entry security is to consider a model of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will take multiple entries. The flap is unlocked whenever your cat is in close proximity, only allowing access to pets that are microchipped.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a design that can be locked. For added security, the majority of cat flaps feature a four way locking system these days. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit only, permit admission into your home only, or have two-way exit and entry functionality. This gives you alternatives for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. Some of the more advanced cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you have a timber door on your property in Southsea. On no account should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This kind of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who will be glad to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SOUTHSEA
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can not be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its security, thermal insulation attributes and strength. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Southsea cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing panel and order the new one. As a part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You may have to wait a week or so for this special pane to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you've taken possession of your new modified pane of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new panel fitted. The cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for installing a new cat flap in Southsea, as was previously mentioned, are solid wooden doors. If you are somewhat uncertain about making an opening in your front or back door, you may be better off contacting an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This type of project will not be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. However, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security, which may cause some problems. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always decide to install your cat flap into an exterior wall of your home in Southsea. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and skill to install, therefore it's definitely best left to a specialist. You can opt for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled model which permits entry through a pillar. A square hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Southsea - If you already have a cat flap installed on your door, wall or window, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. An expert Southsea cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old entry device and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, wall or window on which it's secured.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly is crucial. If you discover that this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SOUTHSEA
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a wall, window or door, you will find that there are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Southsea area who will be able to help. There's no better procedure for tracking down a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking family and friends for recommendations. If they have had comparable work carried out by a local Southsea tradesman themselves, and been over the moon with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least 3 different quotes from local tradesmen before deciding. It's generally advisable not to always go with the cheapest quotation. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might give for their workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, in case something should go wrong.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Southsea you will wind up with a good quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Southsea and also in: Wymering, Drayton, Fratton, Portsmouth, Bedhampton, Eastney, Copnor, Farlington, Gosport, Cosham, Buckland, Alverstoke, Gunwharf Quays, Portsea, Hilsea, Widley, Hardway, as well as in these postcodes PO4 0UL, PO4 9BD, PO4 0JQ, PO4 8AA, PO4 8WF, PO4 0AL, PO5 1SQ, PO4 0DB, PO4 0YL, PO4 0AY. Locally based Southsea cat flap installers will most likely have the dialling code 023 and the postcode PO4.
Southsea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Southsea cat flap installer including small cat flaps Southsea, cat flap installation in metal doors, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations in Southsea, cat flap installation in wooden doors Southsea, cat flap installation in walls Southsea, cat flaps in double glazed doors, Staywell cat flap installations, large cat flaps in Southsea, 2-way cat flap installation, dog flap installation Southsea, cat flap installation in patio doors Southsea, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Southsea, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, and lots more. If there happen to be different Southsea cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Southsea
Homeowners who live in the following areas and roads have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Bonchurch Road, Sackville Street, Castle Close, Tern Walk, Claydon Avenue, Bush Street East, Shirley Road, Sussex Terrace, Delamere Road, Cadnam Road, Burbidge Grove, Church View, St Josephs Mews, Cockleshell Gardens, Dunn Close, Stansted Road, Albany Road, Atalanta Close, Stowe Road, Auckland Road West, Burgoyne Road, Cross Street, Carisbrooke Road, Dunsmore Close, St Ronans Road, Bellevue Terrace, Sanderling Road, Clarendon Road, Craneswater Park, as well as the following local Southsea postcodes: PO4 0UL, PO4 9BD, PO4 0JQ, PO4 8AA, PO4 8WF, PO4 0AL, PO5 1SQ, PO4 0DB, PO4 0YL, PO4 0AY.
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