Cat Flap Fitter Taverham Norfolk (NR8): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Taverham property. Cats kept indoors, just like people, can show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your pet easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is perfect kind of cat flap for your pet?
The most straightforward kind of cat flap, is just that. A sheet of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Although this might be acceptable in an outhouse or shed door, most cat owners in Taverham would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property.
As this solution can allow other creatures or cats to enter your property, it is not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced somewhat by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip variation. This requires your cat to wear a collar that has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your house unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The downside here is that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar can gain access to your home when using this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in entrance gadgets for felines in Taverham. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is nearby.
When you are buying a cat flap, you should make certain it is of a type that can be locked. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that it has the capability to be locked fully, permit access into your property only, enable only exit from your home, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This offers you a range of options on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. The wherewithal to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be quite easy if you've got a solid wood door, and decent DIY capabilities. But, if you are planning to install it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should ask for outside help. This sort of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who'll be ready to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN TAVERHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not just the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the insulating properties too. The truth is, it makes your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Taverham cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current unit and order the new one. So that the cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. You may have to wait a week or two for this special pane to be produced, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. After fabrication, your old glass will be taken out, and the new one put in its place. Your cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Taverham, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid timber door panels. If you're uncertain about making a hole in your back or front door, it's wise to contact an expert to do the job for you. This should give you the reassurance that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been completed correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for further security, which can cause some issues. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could elect to install the cat flap into an external wall of your house. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely best left to a specialist. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angular access via a pillar can also be achieved. A neat square shaped hole will need to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap is then fitted to both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Taverham - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A decent cat flap fitter in Taverham will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without harming the surrounding wall, door or window.
If the substitute cat flap is to be mounted in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must ensure that the glass has been made, cut and installed correctly. If it becomes obvious that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TAVERHAM
In and around Taverham there are several handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services for windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations when it comes to finding a first-rate cat flap specialist. If they have had similar work completed by a local Taverham tradesman, and been very pleased with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a decent job for you as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, seek 2 or 3 price quotes from local Taverham cat flap installers or handymen. Study these carefully and never automatically opt for the cheapest offer, as this will not necessarily be the best. Check if they supply any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry when the work is undertaken.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Taverham will provide you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Taverham and also nearby in: Alderford, Weston Longville, Attlebridge, Drayton, East Tuddenham, Marlingford, Horsham St Faith, Horsford, Honingham, Felthorpe, Ringland, Hellesdon, Colton, and in these postcodes NR8 6RG, NR8 6TZ, NR8 6LF, NR8 6JT, NR8 6LH, NR8 6HD, NR8 6QW, NR8 6PG, NR8 6LX, NR8 6BW. Locally based Taverham cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode NR8 and the dialling code 01603.
Cat Flap Enquiries Norfolk
Latest Norfolk cat flap installation enquiries: Edgar Mundy and Milly Mundy recently asked for a quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk. Richie Thorpe and Rita Thorpe recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a glass back door in Shipdham, Norfolk. Robbie Howells recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in North Elmham. Johnny Kavanagh was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a hardwood back door in his detached house in East Harling, Norfolk. Rhys and Thalia Styles recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in a cottage in Harleston, Norfolk. Katie Leach in Beetley was looking for someone who could install a locking cat flap in a glass front door in her bungalow. Christopher Styles recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood back door in a detached house in Middleton, Norfolk. Ada Swan recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden door in a terraced house in Reepham.
Norfolk Cat Flap Fitters
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All throughout Norfolk you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Taverham itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
Taverham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Taverham cat flap fitter including Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, dog flap installations, cat flap repair in Taverham, cat flap installation in doors, infrared cat flap installation Taverham, conservatory cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flap replacement in Taverham, cat flaps in double glazed doors, automatic cat flap installations in Taverham, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 2-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, and more. If there happen to be some other Taverham cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Taverham
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Cat Flap Installation Around Taverham
Some Taverham areas where cat flaps have recently been installed - Mack's Lane, Sylvan Way, Shooters Close, Haverscroft Close, Fakenham Road, Highland Road, Seton Road, Bell Close, Peakwell Close, Kingswood Court, Springwood, The Fallows, Limetree Court, Nutwood Close, Melton Drive, Shakespeare Way, Rossons Road, Becks Fur, Norgate Way, Taverham Road, Woodlands, Castle Rise, Cypress Close, The Street, Hinks Close, Kingswood Avenue, Victoria Road, St Walstan's Road, Beech Avenue, as well as these Taverham area postcodes: NR8 6RG, NR8 6TZ, NR8 6LF, NR8 6JT, NR8 6LH, NR8 6HD, NR8 6QW, NR8 6PG, NR8 6LX, NR8 6BW.
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