Cat Flap Fitter Torquay Devon (TQ1): To allow your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Torquay house. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Giving your pet accessibility to world outside with a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. But, what form of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an external door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. The vast majority of Torquay cat owners would doubtless favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although this may be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated model can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it's still far from perfect because it allows other animals or cats to enter into your house.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your home unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other cat in the area that has a similar collar could perchance gain access to your property with this type of cat flap installed. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner.
The type of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's microchip, is the next stage in feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
When you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold today feature a 4-way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable entry into your property only, permit exit from your house only, be fully locked, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The ability to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you've got a solid timber door, and respectable DIY skills. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. These situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN TORQUAY
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their marching orders. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the thermal insulation properties as well. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.
A reliable Torquay cat flap fitter will carefully get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. This new pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure where the cat flap will be installed. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this special pane to be manufactured, however if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. After construction, your old glass panel will be taken out, and the new one put in. The cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, timber door panels are the least complicated option in relation to cat flap installation on your home in Torquay. If you're a little unsure of cutting an opening in your front door, you might be happier contacting an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This will give you the reassurance that you'll wind up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been accomplished properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. Nevertheless, certain uPVC doors have got a steel lining for added security, which might cause issues. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to have a hole cut into your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Calling for far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it is to be accomplished correctly. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnel style, but right angled access via a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will have to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit your house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Torquay - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is broken or not operating properly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. You local cat flap fitter will take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the door, window or wall, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is necessary to check that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the pane will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TORQUAY
There are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing companies in the Torquay area, who provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or construction you need. There is no better method of locating a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking friends and relations for referrals. If they are prepared to recommend somebody who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased also.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always acquire at least 3 different quotations before coming to a final decision, and remember that the cheapest may not always be the best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse.
If you take care and pick a dependable Torquay cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a high quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give excellent service to you and your furry friend for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Torquay and also nearby in: Cockington Village, Shiphay, Barton, Tweenaway, Paignton, Shaldon, Torre, Kingskerswell, Watcombe, Marldon, Edginswell, Hele Cross, St Marychurch, Hollicombe, Combe Pafford, Maidencombe, Babbacombe, as well as in these postcodes TQ1 1BN, TQ1 1RP, TQ1 1HL, TQ1 1RH, TQ1 1SA, TQ1 1BP, TQ1 1QL, TQ1 1HU, TQ1 1RQ, TQ1 1NR. Locally based Torquay cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode TQ1 and the dialling code 01803.
Devon Cat Flap Fitters
Around Devon you'll also discover: Axminster cat flap installers, Woolacombe cat flap fitters, Dawlish cat flap installers, Plymstock cat flap installation, Rockbeare cat flap fitters, Exminster cat flap installers, Newton Ferrers cat flap installers, Princetown cat flap fitters, Chittlehampton cat flap installation, Hartland cat flap fitters, West Hill cat flap installation, Ugborough cat flap installation, Woodbury cat flap installers, Harpford cat flap installers, Plympton cat flap fitters, Chudleigh Knighton cat flap installers, Bishops Nympton cat flap installers, Tiverton cat flap installation, Lapford cat flap installation, Cheriton Fitzpaine cat flap fitters, Clyst St Mary cat flap installers, Topsham cat flap installers, Kingsbridge cat flap fitters, Pinhoe cat flap installation, Heanton Punchardon cat flap installers, Dolton cat flap fitters, Dartington cat flap installation, Christow cat flap installers, Bradworthy cat flap installation.
All throughout Devon you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Torquay itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Enquiries Devon
Recent Devon cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Gregory recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Ugborough. Elinor Beadle and Aman Beadle recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Stoke Fleming, Devon. Joshua and Aiyla Sisson recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a patio front door in Stoke Fleming, Devon. Pablo and Precious Moroney recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a glass door in a bungalow in Lamerton. Nicola and Lukas Ireland recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in Sparkwell. Amaan Frampton and Diya Frampton recently requested a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood back door in Dousland. Haya Ransom and Gabriel Ransom recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Bishops Nympton. Stuart Payne recently requested a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in a bungalow in Wembury, Devon.
Torquay Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Torquay cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in walls Torquay, replacement cat flaps in Torquay, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Torquay, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, cat flaps in metal doors Torquay, magnetic cat flap installation Torquay, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors, Sureflap cat flap installations in Torquay, pet flap installations, cheap cat flaps, dog flap installations, conservatory cat flap installation, large cat flaps Torquay, and more. If there happen to be some other Torquay cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Households in Culm Close, Burridge Lane, Babbacombe Road, Shiphay Avenue, Bethel Terrace, Blindwylle Road, Dower Road, Swale Close, Church Street, Daddyhole Plain, Severn Road, Clarendon Close, Briwere Road, Banbury Park, Scarborough Place, Courtland Road, Scoresby Close, Shelley Avenue, Bronshill Road, St Dominics Close, Sherwell Hill, Cliff Road, Belgrave Road, Braddons Street, Collaton Road, The Crestas, Cornfield Green, Burleigh Road, Berkeley Rise, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Torquay postcodes: TQ1 1BN, TQ1 1RP, TQ1 1HL, TQ1 1RH, TQ1 1SA, TQ1 1BP, TQ1 1QL, TQ1 1HU, TQ1 1RQ, TQ1 1NR.
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