Cat Flap Fitter Teignmouth Devon (TQ14): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Teignmouth home gives your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. When kept inside, cats much like humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your pet access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. But, what style of cat flap is better in your case?
The simplest sort of cat flap is basically that. A bit of bendable material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Though this may be suitable for a shed door or garden fence panel, most Teignmouth cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.
This uncomplicated design can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it is still far from ideal as it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter into your property.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The downside here is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar will be able to access your property with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline access security is to consider a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's micro-chip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in place is vital regardless of what cat flap you're buying. The majority of cat flaps sold these days boast a four way locking system. This means that it's got the capability to be fully locked, allow only access into your premises, allow exit from your home only, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This gives full control over how your cat flap works both during the day and throughout the night. Some of the higher end models can be programmed to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your requirements.
If you're pretty decent at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be that difficult, if you've got a timber door on your Teignmouth home. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These situations require the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who will have the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN TEIGNMOUTH
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazing window or door panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its strength, security and thermal insulation properties. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Teignmouth cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current panel and put in an order for the new one. As a part of its construction this new double glazed unit will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take a couple of weeks to produce. After construction, your old glass unit will be taken out, and the new one put in its place. The fitting of the cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wooden doors are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your property in Teignmouth. It is often better to contact a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are unsure of creating a big hole in your front or back door. This will give you the reassurance that you'll wind up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the job has been done in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You'll need to find out what the interior structure of you door is, since for extra security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could always opt to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your house in Teignmouth. This form of installment is certainly best left to a professional, since it calls for far more equipment and skill to execute. You could pick out a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version that enables access through a pillar. A neat square hole will be made through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to allow your cat to come and go as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Teignmouth - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, wall or door, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. A good cat flap fitter in Teignmouth will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new cat flap. If you discover that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TEIGNMOUTH
There are many different handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers in the Teignmouth area, who provide cat flap fitting thru whatever door or fabrication you need. It might be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations in relation to finding a good cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you'll likely get a similar level of service.
If you cannot find a fitter through recommendation, always try to get two or three different quotes before coming to a decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Teignmouth you should finish up with a good quality product, that's properly fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Teignmouth and also in: Kingskerswell, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Combeinteignhead, Penn Inn, Dawlish, Holcombe, Shutterton, Fosterville, Kinsteignton, Luton, Bishopsteignton, Ideford, Shaldon, together with these postcodes TQ14 8BB, TQ14 8DD, TQ14 8EQ, TQ14 8GF, TQ14 8PW, TQ14 8FW, TQ14 8DF, TQ14 8JJ, TQ14 8BP, TQ14 8EU. Local Teignmouth cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 01626 and the postcode TQ14. Checking this will confirm that you access a local cat flat fitter. Teignmouth householders are able to utilise these and countless other similar services.
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There are a wide range of tasks that can be conducted by your local Teignmouth cat flap fitter including the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors Teignmouth, automatic cat flap installations in Teignmouth, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap replacement, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into porches, cat flap removal Teignmouth, infrared cat flap installation, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, large cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, the installation of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors in Teignmouth, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors in Teignmouth, cat flap installation services, cat flaps in patio doors, small cat flaps, cutting out for a cat flap Teignmouth, magnetic cat flaps Teignmouth, cat flap installation in walls Teignmouth, Sureflap cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps in Teignmouth, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing, and lots more. If there are additional Teignmouth cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the duties that are conducted by people specialising in cat flaps. Teignmouth specialists will let you know their full range of services.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Teignmouth
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in these Teignmouth streets and areas - Haldon Avenue, Barnpark Close, Orchard Gardens, Woodlands Close, Bitton Avenue, Shute Hill Crescent, Hollands Road, Higher Buckeridge Road, Higher Holcombe Close, Clay Lane, Valley Close, Higher Coombe Drive, Gorway, Howard Court, Osmond's Lane, Hermosa Road, Abbey Close, Start Avenue, Cartwright Crescent, Bath Terrace, Brunel Close, Grove Avenue, Gladstone Terrace, Esplanade, Ashleigh Way, Aller Hill, Third Avenue, Lower Brimley Close, Falkland Way, as well as the following Teignmouth area postcodes: TQ14 8BB, TQ14 8DD, TQ14 8EQ, TQ14 8GF, TQ14 8PW, TQ14 8FW, TQ14 8DF, TQ14 8JJ, TQ14 8BP, TQ14 8EU. These locations recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Teignmouth home and business owners enjoyed professional and competent cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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