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Tavistock Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Tavistock Devon (PL19): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Tavistock house provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. When kept inside, cats as with humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If you opt to go down the cat flap route, your next decision will be what sort of cat flap would be best for you.

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The most straightforward type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat go through. Naturally, this is really basic, and won't be good enough for most cat owners in Tavistock, who would doubtless favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it might be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel.

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This simple design can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect because it enables other animals or cats a way to enter into your house.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your house, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The downside is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar style of collar will be able to access your property when using this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.

Installing a cat flap which can identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry security for felines. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). Entry and exit can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is close by.

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Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a design that can be locked into position. For extra security, the majority of cat flaps feature a four way locking system nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only entry into your home, be locked fully, enable exit only, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This provides you with a range of alternatives on how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. Based on your pet's and your needs, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the higher end devices.

Installing a cat flap yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid timber door on your Tavistock home, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. Although, if it is going to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it on your own. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who are happy to take on such a task.


Double Glazing Installations - If you hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes too. In reality, it makes the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.

A specialist cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. You might have to wait one or two weeks for this special pane to be manufactured, but if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've received your new glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. It will now be possible to fit the cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Tavistock, as was stated earlier, are wood door panels. It's usually better to hire the services of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are at all nervous about creating a big hole in your front or back door. This type of project will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You'll have to ascertain what the internal construction of you door is, since for added security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane model.

Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap installed on an outside wall of your home in Tavistock, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installation is certainly best left to a specialist, because it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angled access through a pillar is also a possibility. This installation entails a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can get out of and into your home whenever it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Tavistock - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working, or is damaged, it is possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. A good cat flap installer in Tavistock will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without harming the surrounding door, wall or window.

When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is necessary to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. The pane will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap mounted on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in the Tavistock area who'll be able to help. There's no better strategy for tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter than asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they've used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased too.

Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get two or three estimates from local Tavistock cat flap installers. Study these carefully and don't automatically choose the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best one. Ask about any warranties they might give for their workmanship and ensure it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.

A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Tavistock will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.

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Automatic Cat Flaps

Tavistock pet owners can rely on the clever technology of automatic cat flaps to provide their cats with a hassle-free way to exit and enter their properties. These flaps use advanced technology such as RFID sensors and chips to detect the presence of the cat and open the flap for them, making sure that only authorized pets can enter the property. Select automatic cat flaps come equipped with programming features that enable them to lock and unlock at set times, offering pet owners added security and control. With automatic cat flaps, cats can exit and enter as they want, without requiring assistance from their owners, making it much easier for pets to enjoy the outside world. Also, automatic cat flaps can prevent unwanted animals or pests from entering the house, promoting a more secure and pleasant atmosphere for pets and humans alike.... READ MORE.

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Tavistock Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Tavistock Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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(This cat flap fitter Tavistock information was revised and updated on 13-02-2024)