Cat Flap Fitter Southwater

Southwater Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Southwater West Sussex (RH13): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Southwater, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your pet access to the world outside via a cat flap. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what style of cat flap should you go with?

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The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but permit the cat move through. Most Southwater cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house, although this could be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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This basic design can be to some degree improved on with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures to enter into your property.

Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. This means that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars can't access or leave your home. Again this is a relatively simple type of cat flap, since any other moggy in the Southwater area who's got a similar collar can access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.

Fitting a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in entry security for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is close by.

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Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a four way locking mechanism. Which means that it has the capability to be locked fully, allow exit only, enable only admittance into your premises, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This gives you choices for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. In keeping with yours and your pet's needs, there's even the option to perform different functions according to the time of day, with a number of the more expensive devices.

If you have a timber door on your property in Southwater, putting in you own cat flap should not be too difficult. However, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt it by yourself. These situations require the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them packing. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not just the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances.

A dependable Southwater cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your current unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. To ensure that the cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. This could take a couple of weeks to manufacture, however it's really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will take out the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wood doors are the least complicated alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your property in Southwater. If you are nervous about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's wise to call a specialist to do the job for you. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the interior construction, since some door panels incorporate a steel lining for additional security. The easiest type of installation is in doors with one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always elect to install the cat flap on an exterior wall of your home. Needing far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it is to be completed correctly. There are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) model. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole cut into your selected wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Southwater - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it's damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A trusted cat flap fitter in Southwater will be capable of removing the old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the window, door or wall.

When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to check that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new flap. The glass panel will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues, if you discover that this isn't the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.


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There are plenty of specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing suppliers in the Southwater area, that provide cat flap installation onto whatever door or fabrication you require. It might be possible to ask family and friends for referrals in relation to tracking down a decent cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, then you'll get a very similar level of service.

If you cannot find a fitter through recommendation, always obtain two or three different estimates before coming to a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse for compensation.

If you take your time and pick a dependable Southwater cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a high quality product, that is installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your cat for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Southwater and also in nearby places like: Cowfold, Copsale, West Grinstead, Lower Beeding, Brooks Green, Five Oaks, Itchingfield, Barns Green, Coneyhurst, The Bar, Adversane, Nuthurst, Mannings Heath, Slinfold, and in these postcodes RH13 9DQ, RH13 9AD, RH13 9AG, RH13 9LY, RH13 9DR, RH13 9AF, RH13 9GT, RH13 9EW, RH13 9RS, and RH13 9JG. Local Southwater cat flap installers will probably have the postcode RH13 and the phone code 01403. Checking this can confirm that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Residents in the surrounding areas are able to utilise these and various other comparable services. Click the "Quote" banner to to make enquiries and obtain price quotes for cat flaps.

Cat Flap Positioning

Positioning the cat flap correctly is crucial for both your cat's ease and your home's protection during the installation process. Expert advice on the position of your cat flap, considering aspects like you home's layout, the size and breed of your cat and possible security risks, can be provided by a professional cat flap fitter.

With their help, you can select the perfect spot for the flap that is easy for your cat to access but not for intruders. For example, they might advise against positioning the flap near a hedge or fence where it could be used to gain access to your garden, or suggest a higher position to prevent small animals from getting into your property.

Positioning your cat flap in the most advantageous position for your cat's contentment and your home's protection can be achieved through the right advice.

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Also find: Cowfold cat flap fitters, Nuthurst cat flap fitters, Coneyhurst cat flap fitters, Brooks Green cat flap fitters, West Grinstead cat flap fitters, The Bar cat flap fitters, Five Oaks cat flap fitters, Lower Beeding cat flap fitters, Adversane cat flap fitters, Copsale cat flap fitters, Barns Green cat flap fitters, Slinfold cat flap fitters, Itchingfield cat flap fitters, Mannings Heath cat flap fitters and more. These and other towns and settlements are served by cat flap fitters and comparable tradesmen and women. When it comes to fitting your cat flap securely and properly on your property, their expertise and knowledge is invaluable. You can have confidence that a cat flap installed by a professional will cater to your canine companion's needs while also fitting in with your home's safety and aesthetic needs. If you're a local householder looking to obtain accurate and competitive cat flap installation quotes tailored to your specific needs, you simply have to click here.

Southwater Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Southwater Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Southwater cat flap fitter including microchip cat flap installation, cat flap security, cat flap installation in doors Southwater, the installation of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap weatherproofing, Catmate cat flap installations, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap installation in glass doors Southwater, cat flap accessories, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into patio doors Southwater, cat flap training advice, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap removal, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, replacement cat flaps in Southwater, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into double gazing in Southwater, cat flap upgrades, electronic cat flaps Southwater, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap positioning advice, cat flap services Southwater, cat flap draughtproofing, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, and lots more. If there happen to be other Southwater cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the activities that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Southwater specialists will inform you of their entire range of cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter Southwater information was edited and updated on 14-05-2024)