Cat Flap Fitter Swanley

Swanley Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Swanley Kent (BR8): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your home in Swanley, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get grouchy and irritated. When your cat is allowed easy access to the great outdoors by means of a cat flap, there is a better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit and healthy. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is best style of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most straightforward form of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is placed over it to give protection from the elements. Most cat owners in Swanley would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although this may be okay for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.

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This simple model is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter into your home, but it can be to some degree improved on by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.

The next step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Subsequently, any animal without one of these special collars can't leave or get into your property. Once again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, since any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar can still get into your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet. This makes certain that only your furry friend gains access, providing an added layer of security and control.

Choosing a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only permitting access to pets that are microchipped.

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Whichever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable entry into your house only, allow only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This will give you choices for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap functions. The ability to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the high end models of cat flap.

If you are fairly decent at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, as long as you've got a wooden door on your Swanley home. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it yourself. This sort of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who are delighted to accept such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazing window or door panels. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulating properties as well. The truth is, it makes your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Swanley cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current pane and put in an order for a brand new one. As part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or so to produce. As soon as your new glass panel arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of the cat flap will then be undertaken.

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External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid timber door panels are the easiest alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your house in Swanley. If you are nervous about making a hole in your door, it's wise to call a professional to do the work for you. This type of undertaking will not be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, because some door panels are lined with steel for further security. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane style.

Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always decide to install your cat flap into an exterior wall of your home in Swanley. This sort of installment is definitely better left to an expert, as it requires a lot more equipment and skill to execute. You could pick out a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version which permits access via a pillar. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your selected wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on each end of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Swanley - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your door, window or wall can still be used providing the new flap is of an equivalent size. An experienced Swanley cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old entry device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, wall or door on which it is secured.

If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must ensure that the glass has been made, cut and installed correctly. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.


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In the Swanley area there are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. There are a variety of ways to track down a reliable cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they have had similar work completed by a local Swanley tradesman themselves, and been pleased with the result, you can consider that they will likewise do a first-rate job for you.

If you cannot find a cat flap installer through recommendations, always acquire three or four different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask if they provide any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry as the work is undertaken.

An experienced cat flap installer in Swanley will provide you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Swanley and also in: Darenth, Lullingstone, Farningham, Maplescombe, St Mary Cray, Fawkham, Crockenhill, Questor, Chislehurst, Kevintown, Horton Kirby, Chelsfield, Pinden, Eynsford, as well as in these postcodes BR8 7AJ, BR8 7BT, BR8 7AQ, BR8 7NT, BR8 7AR, BR8 7DH, BR8 7PN, BR8 7ET, BR8 7BA, and BR8 7LE. Local Swanley cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BR8 and the phone code 01322. Checking this out can confirm you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Local homeowners can benefit from these and lots of other related services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get cat flap installation quotes from nearby providers.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flap weatherproofing is crucial for maintaining the comfort and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats. Preventing rain, wind and cold draughts from seeping into the house, a correctly weatherproofed cat flap ensures a warm and dry environment for the feline. For a tight barrier against the elements, choose cat flaps with high-quality seals and insulating materials. Also, the entrance can be shielded from harsh climatic conditions by installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a comfortable and weather-protected space for your cat requires regular maintenance, including checking seals for damage and deterioration. (42068)

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Also find: Horton Kirby cat flap fitters, Lullingstone cat flap fitters, Crockenhill cat flap fitters, Chelsfield cat flap fitters, Pinden cat flap fitters, Chislehurst cat flap fitters, Kevintown cat flap fitters, St Mary Cray cat flap fitters, Darenth cat flap fitters, Questor cat flap fitters, Fawkham cat flap fitters, Maplescombe cat flap fitters, Eynsford cat flap fitters, Farningham cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in pretty much all of these locations. Their expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and correct fitting of your cat flap on your home. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only fulfills your canine companion's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. Local cat owners can obtain cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.

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