Cat Flap Fitter Swanage Dorset (BH19): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Swanage property. Cats that are kept inside, just like humans, will often show signs of frustration. Allowing your cat access to the outside world with a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. But, what style of cat flap is better in your case?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to give some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be good enough for most Swanage cat owners, who would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it may be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
Because this solution will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that does not have a special collar can't get into or leave your house. Again this is a relatively simple form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Swanage area that has a similar style of collar can still access your home. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
Installing a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next level in access devices for felines in Swanage. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that it has the capability to be fully locked, permit only admittance into your house, allow only exit from your home, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This will give you a number of choices on precisely how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there's even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the top-end models.
If you have a wooden door on your property in Swanage, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it is going to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented handymen who are delighted to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SWANAGE
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, as well as its thermal attributes. Actually, it makes the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazing pane and have a local Swanage glazing company make a new purpose made pane. As part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to manufacture. When your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wooden door panels are, as stated earlier, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Swanage. If you're unsure of cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to call a professional to complete the task for you. This kind of task won't be too costly and is well worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. You will have to find out what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slatted panel for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. This kind of installment is certainly better left to a specialist, since it calls for much more equipment and skill to execute. You could go with a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle version that allows access via a pillar. This installation involves a neat square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so your feline friend can exit and enter your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Swanage - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, door or window, but it's broken or not operating properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a new one. You local cat flap fitter should be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the window, wall or door, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed pane which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly is vital. If it's found this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the pane must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SWANAGE
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing firms in the Swanage area who'll be ready to help. There are various ways to find a good cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking friends and relations. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, then you'll likely have a much similar experience.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get two or three price quotes from local Swanage tradesmen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't always go with the cheapest offer, since this will often not be the best of the bunch. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
A professional cat flap installer in Swanage will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Swanage and also in nearby places like: Langton Matravers, Lutton, Ulwell, Acton, Kimmeridge, East Creech, Herston, Church Knowle, Worth Matravers, Kingston, Bradle, Tyneham, Bucknowle, Steeple, Studland, Creech, Corfe Castle, as well as in these postcodes BH19 1EA, BH19 1AS, BH19 1RQ, BH19 1JN, BH19 1RB, BH19 1JE, BH19 1RE, BH19 1HH, BH19 1NB, BH19 1EU. Local Swanage cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BH19 and the dialling code 01929. Checking this out can make certain that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Swanage property owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other comparable services.
Swanage Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Swanage cat flap installer including 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Swanage, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, small cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, Petsafe cat flap installation in Swanage, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, large cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors Swanage, microchip cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation quotes, Staywell cat flap installations Swanage, the installation of dog flaps, cat flap removal, automatic cat flap installations, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, infrared cat flap installation Swanage, magnetic cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing Swanage, and lots more. If there are other Swanage cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the duties that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Swanage specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Swanage
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