Cat Flap Fitter Steyning West Sussex (BN44): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your home in Steyning, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, just like humans, can show signs of irritability. Having access to the world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. But, what form of cat flap is best for your situation?
The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat climb through. Even though this could be acceptable in a fence panel or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Steyning would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home.
Since this solution allows other cats or creatures to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on to some extent by keeping the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or get into your home, thus avoiding some undesirable visitors. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, because any other cat in the Steyning area that's got a similar style of collar can still get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap that's can be operated by your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline access security. The microchip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your micro-chipped pets to exit/enter.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. For extra flexibility, nearly all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism these days. This allows your cat flap to permit only entrance into your home, be locked fully, enable exit from your property only, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This will provide you with options for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. The facility to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.
If you've got a wooden door on your house in Steyning, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be too difficult. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who are delighted to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN STEYNING
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazed window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazed window or door panels. Drilling or cutting into any type of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Steyning cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current unit and put in an order for the new one. This new glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure where the cat flap will be fitted. This could take a couple of weeks to manufacture, but it's really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've obtained your new adapted glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new panel installed. The installation of your cat flap will then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for installing a new cat flap in Steyning, as was stated earlier, are wood door panels. If you're somewhat nervous about cutting an opening in your front door, you might be better off hiring an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of undertaking will not be too expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You or your installer will need to find out what the interior structure of you door is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap installed into an outside wall of your home in Steyning, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. Calling for far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it's to be completed correctly. You will find there are several options for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut into your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on both ends to enable your furry friend to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Steyning - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a similar size. Your cat flap installer will take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is necessary to check that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new flap. The glass panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN STEYNING
In the Steyning area there are a number of different professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers who offer cat flap fitting services in walls, doors or windows. There are a variety of ways of locating a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking relatives and friends. If they're happy to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be sure that you will be pleased as well.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a final decision. It's generally sensible not to always go with the cheapest quotation. Ask about any warranties they might provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, in case something should go wrong.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Steyning you will end up with a top quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Steyning and also nearby in: Lancing, Storrington, Henfield, Small Dole, Ashington, Woodmancote, Washington, Ashurst, Upper Beeding, Fulking, Poynings, Shoreham-by-Sea, Bramber, Wiston, and in these postcodes BN44 3FL, BN44 3ND, BN44 3HB, BN44 3QD, BN44 3YN, BN44 3LB, BN44 3GW, BN44 3RF, BN44 3WA, BN44 3RR. Local Steyning cat flap installers will most likely have the phone code 01903 and the postcode BN44. Checking this out should make sure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Steyning home and business owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other related services.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Sheep Pen Lane, Greenacres, King's Barn Villas, Breach Close, Church Mead, School Lane, Penlands Rise, Steyning By-pass, Farnefold Road, Portway, Ingram Close, Washington Road, Wykeham Close, Coxham Lane, Newham Lane, Saxon Road, Little Drove, Penns Court, Rosemary Avenue, Reads Walk, Perrots Lane, Clays Hill, Market Field, Norman Way, Goring Road and these Steyning postcodes: BN44 3FL, BN44 3ND, BN44 3HB, BN44 3QD, BN44 3YN, BN44 3LB, BN44 3GW, BN44 3RF, BN44 3WA, BN44 3RR. Work was accomplished in these places by an expert cat flap fitter. Steyning property owners received professional and dependable cat flap installation services in every case.
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