Cat Flap Fitter Southwater West Sussex (RH13): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Southwater property helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Allowing your cat accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what kind of cat flap should you install?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be good enough for most Southwater cat owners, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it could be okay for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This simple model can be improved on a little with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it's still a long way off being ideal since it allows other creatures or cats to get into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a fairly basic type of cat flap, as any other cat in the Southwater area who's got a similar style of collar could perchance gain access to your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The next level in feline entrance security is to choose a cat flap which recognises your pet's microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only allowing access to pets that have a micro-chip.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain it is of a design that can be locked. The majority of cat flaps sold these days boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to permit exit from your home only, enable only admittance into your property, be locked fully, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This gives you alternatives for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. Based on yours and your pet's needs, there's even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more expensive devices.
If you are pretty good at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you've got a wooden door on your house in Southwater. But, if you are planning to install it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you ought to ask for outside help. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a dependable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SOUTHWATER
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them their walking orders. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, together with its insulation properties. The truth is, it makes your glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
A trustworthy Southwater cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your current pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. So that the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be produced, but if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once your new glass panel shows up, the installer will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to fit your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for cat flap installations in Southwater, as was stated earlier, are solid wooden doors. It's often better to bring in a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are unsure about creating a big hole in your door. This will give you the peace of mind that you will finish up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been done correctly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many instances. You will need to verify what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for additional security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap mounted in an outside wall of your home in Southwater, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for considerably more equipment and skill to install, therefore it's certainly best left to an expert. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. A cat flap can then be mounted on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Southwater - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a window, door or wall, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a replacement. You local cat flap fitter will be able to remove the old cat flap, without harming the door, window or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazing pane which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is essential. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SOUTHWATER
In the Southwater area there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. It might be possible to ask family and friends for referrals with regards to locating a decent cat flap fitter. If they are willing to recommend someone who they have used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased as well.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 price quotes from local Southwater cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these quotes carefully and do not always go with the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best of the bunch. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you have some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installer in Southwater will provide you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Southwater and also in: The Bar, Slinfold, Brooks Green, Cowfold, West Grinstead, Coneyhurst, Five Oaks, Nuthurst, Copsale, Billingshurst, Shipley, Adversane, Itchingfield, Mannings Heath, Lower Beeding, Barns Green, as well as in these postcodes RH13 9UF, RH13 9XG, RH13 9GG, RH13 9DT, RH13 9TJ, RH13 9UJ, RH13 9UU, RH13 9EA, RH13 9DY, RH13 9GS. Locally based Southwater cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01403 and the postcode RH13.
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There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Southwater cat flap fitter including cat flap repair in Southwater, 2-way cat flap installation in Southwater, cat flap installation in metal doors in Southwater, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, pet flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap removal, large cat flaps Southwater, cat flaps in double glazed doors Southwater, Staywell cat flap installation in Southwater, small cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installations, dog flap installations, cat flap installation rates, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, and more. If there are some other Southwater cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Southwater
Over the last twelve months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Southwater streets: Quarry Way, Southwater Street, Oak Road, Wealdon Close, Nyes Lane, Hazel Close, Buttercup Way, Stakers Lane, Anvil Close, Timber Mill, Mapledown Close, Porchester Close, Nutham Lane, Little Bridges Close, Cedar Drive, Swallow Field Copse, Andrew's Lane, Winnet Way, The Laurels, Woodpeckers, Jay Close, Robin Close, Peters Close, Woodhatch, Barnes Wallis Avenue, Cornflower Way, Sedgewick Lane, The Fieldings, The Avenue, and in these West Sussex postcodes: RH13 9UF, RH13 9XG, RH13 9GG, RH13 9DT, RH13 9TJ, RH13 9UJ, RH13 9UU, RH13 9EA, RH13 9DY, RH13 9GS.
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