Cat Flap Fitter Stowmarket Suffolk (IP14): To allow your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Stowmarket property. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Giving your pet accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a great idea to you, what kind of cat flap should you fit?
Aat its most basic is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but let the cat go through. Even though this could be suitable in an outhouse door or fence panel, most cat owners in Stowmarket would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.
This basic model can be improved on a little with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it's still a long way off being ideal as it enables other creatures or cats to enter into your home.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Subsequently, any animal without a special collar can't get into or leave your house. The reality that any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar may be able to gain access to your home, is the downside with this type of cat flap. Even these can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier. Providing an additional layer of security and control, this ensures that only your furry friend gains access.
Having a cat flap that can identify your pet's own microchip, is the next level in entrance gadgets for felines in Stowmarket. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in position is essential regardless which cat flap you are purchasing. Currently, almost all cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit exit from your premises only, be fully locked, enable only access into your home, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This provides total control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. In keeping with your cat's and your needs, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with some of the high end models.
If you've got a timber door in your house in Stowmarket, installing a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. But, if you're planning to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should seek outside assistance. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN STOWMARKET
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them the boot. It's simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its strength, thermal properties and security. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new pane. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a hole cut out as part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This can take two weeks or so to manufacture, however it is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new glass panel is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to fit the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Stowmarket, as was previously mentioned, are solid wood doors. It is generally better to hire the services of a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way unsure of cutting a big hole in your front door. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you'll wind up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished correctly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many cases. Having said that, certain uPVC doors have a steel lining for additional security, which can cause some problems. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your house in Stowmarket, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. Requiring considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it is to be completed successfully. You'll find there are a couple of choices for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) model. Installation involves a neat square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry pal can exit and enter the house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Stowmarket - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used so long as the new flap is of a comparable size. Your cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, window or door, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed pane which has been previously pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been cut and installed in the right way is essential. If it becomes obvious that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass pane will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN STOWMARKET
There are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing merchants in the Stowmarket area, who provide cat flap installations in whatever door or fabrication you need. There is no better procedure for tracking down a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and neighbours for recommendations. If they are happy to recommend somebody who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased as well.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least three different price quotes from local tradespeople before making a decision. It is generally wise not to always go with the cheapest offer. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in black and white, just in case something should go awry.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Stowmarket you will end up with a quality product, which is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Stowmarket and also in: Old Newton, Mendlesham Green, Great Finborough, Stowupland, Battisford, Ringshall, Onehouse, Rattlesden, Haughley, Buxhall, Wetherden, Forward Green, Needham Market, together with these postcodes IP14 1DG, IP14 1BQ, IP14 1BP, IP14 1HU, IP14 1BY, IP14 1EN, IP14 1NR, IP14 1QP, IP14 1FA, IP14 1RF. Local Stowmarket cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode IP14 and the telephone code 01449.
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