Cat Flap Fitter Swindon Wiltshire (SN1): To give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Swindon home. When constantly kept indoors, cats much like humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Allowing your furry friend easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. However, what style of cat flap is better for your circumstances?
The most rudimentry form of cat flap is basically that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Most Swindon cat owners would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although this could be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This simple design is still far from perfect as it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to get into your property, nevertheless it can be improved on slightly with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. Subsequently, any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot leave or access your home. Once again this is a pretty simple type of cat flap, given that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar might be able to get into your home. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which has a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The kind of cat flap which is can be triggered by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in Swindon feline entry security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will take multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in position is vital regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable only entry into your home, be fully locked, permit exit only, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This offers you a variety of choices on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. Some of the top-end cat flaps can be set to perform particular functions according to the time of day, in line with yours and your pet's needs.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be fairly easy if you've got a solid wood door, and respectable DIY abilities. However, if it needs to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. These situations require the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have all the equipment and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SWINDON
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and give them the boot. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into existing double glazing window or door panels. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its security, strength and thermal attributes. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.
A dependable Swindon cat flap fitter will carefully take the precise measurements of your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. So the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This may take a couple of weeks to manufacture, but it's really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have received your new glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new one fitted. The fitting of the cat flap can then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as already mentioned, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Swindon. If you are uncertain about making a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to call in a specialist to complete the task for you. A project of this type should not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat can enjoy a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some door panels have a steel lining for further security. A one piece panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to replace the panel with a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed on an external wall. This type of installment is undoubtedly better left to the pros, since it calls for a lot more skill and equipment to accomplish. You can go for a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled version that enables entry via a pillar. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter your home whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Swindon - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it is quite possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. Your cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the window, wall or door, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If the previous installation was bodged, the glass will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SWINDON
In the Swindon area there are several professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants who provide cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There's no better way of finding a decent cat flap installer than asking family and friends for recommendations. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Swindon tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the result, you can anticipate that they'll do a good quality job for you as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get two or three quotations from local Swindon cat flap fitters. Study these price quotes carefully and never automatically opt for the cheapest quotation, since this will often not be the best one. Check if they provide any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go wrong when the work is carried out.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Swindon you should end up with a high quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Swindon and also in nearby places like: Dorcan, Kembrey Park, Cricklade, Salisbury, Walcot, South Leaze, Bridgemead, Broome Manor, West Leaze, Stratton, Chiseldon, Cheney Manor, Westlea, Toothill, Haydon Wick, Brinkworth, Purton, together with these postcodes SN1 2DJ, SN1 1PJ, SN1 2BA, SN1 1LP, SN1 2BU, SN1 2EL, SN1 1BB, SN1 1AE, SN1 2DZ, SN1 1LA. Local Swindon cat flap installers will probably have the postcode SN1 and the telephone dialling code 01793.
Cat Flap Enquiries Wiltshire
Current Wiltshire cat flap installation requests: Ricardo Kirby recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio door in Seend, Wiltshire. Heidi Howden and Joao Howden recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in Potterne. Corey and Aishah Tucker recently requested a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in Bulford Camp. Aurora and Tyrell Fenton recently asked for a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Blunsdon St Andrew. Jeremiah Dove was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in his bungalow in Blunsdon. Haleema Wills in Lyneham, Wiltshire was looking for someone who could install a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in her bungalow. Mr and Mrs Sumner recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a glass door in a cottage in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Hadley Moroney and Alina Moroney recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Amesbury.
Swindon Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Swindon cat flap installer including magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation services, cat flaps in metal doors Swindon, pet flap installation in Swindon, cat flaps in patio doors, automatic cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation in Swindon, cat flap installation in doors Swindon, cheap cat flaps, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap removal, 2-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps, dog flap installations, cat flap repair, electronic cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are additional Swindon cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Swindon
Also: Dorcan cat flap fitter, Cricklade cat flap fitter, South Leaze cat flap fitter, Haydon Wick cat flap fitter, Chiseldon cat flap fitter, Walcot cat flap fitter, Brinkworth cat flap fitter, Stratton cat flap fitter, Toothill cat flap fitter, Salisbury cat flap fitter, Purton cat flap fitter, Kembrey Park cat flap fitter, Cheney Manor cat flap fitter, Westlea cat flap fitter, Broome Manor cat flap fitter, Bridgemead cat flap fitter, West Leaze and more.
- Swindon Cheap Cat Flaps
- Swindon Cat Flap Fitting Quotations
- Swindon 4-Way Cat Flap Installations
- Swindon Cat Flap Fitters
- Swindon Infrared Cat Flap Installations
- Swindon 2-Way Cat Flap Installation
- Swindon Cat Flaps in Doors
- Swindon Microchip Cat Flap Installations
- Swindon Cat Flap Installers
- Swindon Cat Flaps in Walls
- Swindon Cat Flaps in Glass Doors
- Swindon Cat Flap Installation
- Swindon Cat Flap Removal
- Swindon Cat Flap Replacement
Cat Flap Installation Around Swindon
Some Swindon roads and streets where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Station Cottages, Cherbury Walk, Ashford Road, Basingstoke Close, Abney Moor, South View Avenue, Belvedere Road, Alvescot Road, Stancombe Park, Truro Path, Silverton Road, Bindon Close, Sound Copse, Ashley Close, Churchward Avenue, Chobham Close, Clayhill Copse, Bolingbroke Close, Stenbury Close, Centurion Way, Cabot Drive, Carroll Close, Bowleymead, Don Close, School Lane, Clare Walk, Dunraven Close, Sarsen Close, Aymer Place, as well as these local Swindon postcodes: SN1 2DJ, SN1 1PJ, SN1 2BA, SN1 1LP, SN1 2BU, SN1 2EL, SN1 1BB, SN1 1AE, SN1 2DZ, SN1 1LA.
For the best local Swindon info click here
Specialist cat flap fitter in SN1 area, phone code 01793.
Cat Flaps in Doors Swindon - Cat Flaps in Walls Swindon - Microchip Cat Flap Installation Swindon - Cat Flap Installers Swindon - Cat Flap Fitters Swindon - Infrared Cat Flaps Swindon - Cat Flap Repairs Swindon - 01793 - Cat Flap Installation Quotations Swindon