Cat Flap Fitter Tenterden Kent (TN30): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Tenterden house provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. When kept indoors, cats much like people, will get grouchy and irritated. Allowing your cat easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. But, what type of cat flap is better for your situation?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is really basic, and won't be good enough for most Tenterden cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it might be appropriate for an outhouse door or fence panel.
Because this option will allow other animals or cats to enter your house, it's not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced a bit by keeping the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. What this means is that any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot access or leave your property. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the Tenterden area that has a similar model of collar could perhaps access your property when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
Choosing a cat flap which can identify your cat's microchip, is the next level in access security for felines in Tenterden. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). The flap will be unfastened when your cat is nearby, only allowing access to pets that have a micro-chip.
Whichever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold today boast a four way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, enable only admittance into your premises, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This provides you with a number of choices on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's needs is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, as long as you have a timber door on your Tenterden home. But, if you are hoping to fit it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. These situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN TENTERDEN
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. New cat flaps can't be installed into existing double glazing window or door panels. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its insulating properties. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new one. So your cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This may take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. Your cat flap will then be put in.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Tenterden, as was stated earlier, are wood door panels. It's normally wise to bring in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all unsure of making a hole in your back or front door. This type of project will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be using an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You'll need to verify what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for additional security some uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into a door, you could elect to install the cat flap into an exterior wall of your property. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more equipment and skill to install, therefore it's definitely best left to an expert. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can exit and enter your home whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Tenterden - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. A professional Tenterden cat flap fitter will be happy to take out your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it's mounted.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing panel that has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is crucial. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TENTERDEN
There are several handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in the Tenterden area, who provide cat flap installation through whatever door or structure you need. There are several ways to track down a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking family and friends. If they are happy to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be happy also.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always obtain two or three different quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that cheapest is often not best. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they might give for their workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go wrong.
If you take your time and pick a dependable Tenterden cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give great service to you and your pet for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Tenterden and also in: St MIchaels, Appledore, Parkgate, Sissinghurst, Haigh Halden, Benenden, Sandhurst, Rolvenden Layne, Rolvenden, Biddenden, Shadoxhurst, Ashenden, Woodchurch, Wittersham, together with these postcodes TN17 4NX, TN30 6ES, TN30 6LL, TN30 6WF, TN30 7AR, TN30 6QQ, TN30 6JU, TN30 6EZ, TN30 6UY, TN30 6EX. Locally based Tenterden cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode TN30 and the telephone dialling code 01580. Checking this should make sure that you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Tenterden home and business owners can benefit from these and various other related services.
Tenterden Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Tenterden cat flap installer including the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, conservatory cat flap installation Tenterden, small cat flaps, cat flap installation services, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap installation in doors, microchip cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors Tenterden, cat flap installation in glass doors, replacement cat flaps, pet flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap repair, cat flap installation estimates, 2-way cat flap installation Tenterden, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors Tenterden, electronic cat flap installation Tenterden, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, magnetic cat flap installation Tenterden, the installation of dog flaps, and lots more. If there are different Tenterden cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the duties that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Tenterden providers will tell you about their whole range of services.
Kent Cat Flap Fitters
Around Kent you can also find: Capel cat flap installers, Boughton Under Blean cat flap installation, Swanley cat flap installers, West Kingsdown cat flap fitters, Bobbing cat flap fitters, Pembury cat flap installation, Crockenhill cat flap fitters, Culverstone Green cat flap fitters, Kemsing cat flap installation, Dunkirk cat flap installation, Coldred cat flap installation, Boughton Monchelsea cat flap installation, Kings Hill cat flap installation, Sutton At Hone cat flap installers, Brasted cat flap fitters, Edenbridge cat flap installers, Greenhithe cat flap installers, Sholden cat flap installation, Barham cat flap installers, Great Chart cat flap installers, Boxley cat flap installers, Bapchild cat flap fitters, Penshurst cat flap fitters, Singleton cat flap installers, Lynsted cat flap installation, Paddock Wood cat flap fitters, Wilmington cat flap installers, Sole Street cat flap installers, Leysdown cat flap fitters.
Throughout Kent you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Tenterden itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
Kent Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Kent cat flap installation projects: Kit and Darcie Burns recently requested an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a glass door in a semi-detached house in Sellindge, Kent. Sumaya and Rudy Morgan recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass back door in a detached house in Knockholt, Kent. Rayaan Millington recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood door in Dartford. Hawa Barclay and Sydney Barclay recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in a detached house in Charing, Kent. Yusra and Ralphie Cotterill recently requested an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden door in Westerham, Kent. Tabitha Bingham in Penshurst, Kent was looking for somebody who could install a microchip cat flap in a patio door in her terraced house. Ryder Hancock recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Singleton, Kent. Elinor and Aden Mcgill recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in Singleton, Kent. These Kent property owners did a search for "cat flap fitter Kent" and found this page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Tenterden
Also here.: Parkgate cat flap installers, St MIchaels cat flap installers, Ashenden cat flap installers, Biddenden cat flap installers, Rolvenden cat flap installers, Woodchurch cat flap installers, Haigh Halden cat flap installers, Appledore cat flap installers, Wittersham cat flap installers, Benenden cat flap installers, Shadoxhurst cat flap installers, Rolvenden Layne cat flap installers, Sandhurst cat flap installers, Sissinghurst and more. All these places are covered by cat flap fitters. Tenterden property owners can get price quotes by going
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Cat Flap Installation Around Tenterden
Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in Dumbourne Lane, Coombe Lane, Colonel Stephens Way, East Hill, West Cross, Summer Close, Recreation Ground Road, Kiln Field, Church Road, Biddenden Road, Springfield Avenue, Preston Lane, Wells Close, Ox Lane, Golden Square, West Cross Gardens, Pittlesden, Mount Pleasant, East Weald Drive, St Mildred's Close, Wayside, Plummer Lane, Knockwood Road, William Judge Close, Grange Road, Longfield, St Benets Way and these Tenterden postcodes: TN17 4NX, TN30 6ES, TN30 6LL, TN30 6WF, TN30 7AR, TN30 6QQ, TN30 6JU, TN30 6EZ, TN30 6UY, TN30 6EX. These places recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Tenterden residents benefited from professional and dependable cat flap installation services.
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