Cat Flap Fitter West Thurrock

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Cat Flap Fitter West Thurrock Essex (RM20): A good way to give your cat more independence and improve it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an exterior door or wall of your property in West Thurrock. Cats are like people in a lot of ways, and will likely show signs of frustration and anxiety if kept indoors for long periods of time. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your cat easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you opt for?

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The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat pass through it. Although this may be acceptable in an outhouse or shed door, most cat owners in West Thurrock would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.

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This standard design can be improved on a little with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other animals or cats a way to enter your home.

Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot get into or leave your property. Again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, since any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar might be able to access your property. An upgrade to this device is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat's owner. Your purrfect companion is the sole one to gain access, offering an added layer of control and security.

A cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.

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Being able to lock it in position is important whichever cat flap you're purchasing. Currently, most cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit exit only, enable entrance into your home only, be fully locked, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This offers you options for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. A few of the top-end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your cat's and your requirements.

If you're pretty decent at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, if you've got a solid timber door on your property in West Thurrock. However, if it has to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it yourself. This sort of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who'll be delighted to undertake such a task.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the insulation properties as well. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.

A reliable West Thurrock cat flap fitter will diligently take the measurements of your current unit and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This can take a week or so to produce, however it is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have acquired your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit installed. It's now possible to install the cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we already mentioned, the easiest alternatives for cat flap installation in West Thurrock. If you're nervous about cutting a hole in your door, it's a good move to call a specialist to complete the task for you. This kind of task won't be too expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed offers you that additional reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for further security, which may cause some issues. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed on an outside wall. Requiring considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is definitely best left to the pros, if it is to be executed successfully. There are several options for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) style. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your specified wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your feline friend can get out of and into the house whenever it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in West Thurrock - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A professional West Thurrock cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, wall or window on which it's secured.

If the replacement cat flap is being fitted in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.


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There are many different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers in the West Thurrock area, who provide cat flap installations thru whatever door or fabrication you require. There is no better strategy for tracking down a decent cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they have had similar work accomplished by a local West Thurrock tradesman themselves, and been very happy with the result, you can consider that they will likewise do a decent job for you.

Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 quotes from local West Thurrock handymen. Study these closely and never automatically choose the cheapest option, because this will not necessarily be the best. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in West Thurrock will provide you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.


Both cat owners and their furry companions enjoy numerous advantages from cat flaps:

  1. Enhanced Security: Numerous cat flaps come fitted with locking systems, enabling entry to be restricted to certain cats and preventing the intrusion of unwelcome guests. This attribute strengthens home safety by barring the entry of stray animals and possible hazards.
  2. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer have to interrupt their daily routines to let their cats out or in. This convenience is especially valuable for those with busy lifestyles or irregular schedules.
  3. Better Control: Some advanced cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronized with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag. This ensures that only your cat can use the cat flap, offering complete control over their comings and goings.
  4. Independence for Cats: Enabling them to venture outdoors, exercise, and fulfil their curiosity at will, cat flaps support the independent spirit of cats, promoting their health and happiness.
  5. Reduced Stress: The installation of a cat flap means you no longer have to constantly monitor and open the door for your cat, easing stress for both of you, as your pet can leave and return without needing your aid.
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Cat flaps can be installed in West Thurrock and also in nearby places like: Badgers Dene, South Stifford, Ockenden, Baker Street, Chadwell St Mary, North Stifford, Horndon on the Hill, Coldharbour, Orsett, Wennington, together with these postcodes RM16 1WH, RM20 3FG, RM20 4EH, RM19 1LA, RM20 3BE, RM16 1QU, RM16 1NA, RM16 1EU, RM16 1WX, RM16 1WU. Local West Thurrock cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01708 and the postcode RM20. Verifying this will ensure you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. West Thurrock home and business owners will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services.

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To ensure the comfort and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is vital. A cat flap that is properly weatherproofed prevents draughts, wind and rain from seeping into the house, ensuring a dry and warm environment for the feline. Look for cat flaps designed with superior quality seals and insulating materials to create a tight barrier against the elements. For shielding the entryway from harsh climatic conditions, an additional idea is to install a weatherproof tunnel extension. Regular maintenance, such as the inspection of seals for deterioration, is vital to ensure the cat flap remains effective in offering a cozy and weather-protected space for the cat. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing West Thurrock)

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Also find: North Stifford cat flap fitters, Chadwell St Mary cat flap fitters, Horndon on the Hill cat flap fitters, Ockenden cat flap fitters, South Stifford cat flap fitters, Coldharbour cat flap fitters, Badgers Dene cat flap fitters, Wennington cat flap fitters, Baker Street cat flap fitters, Orsett cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps installed in most of these villages and towns. Their knowledge and expertise is of great worth in guaranteeing the correct and secure fitting of your cat flap on your home. With a cat flap installed by a professional, you can be certain that it serves your pet's needs and is in keeping with your home's design and safety considerations. By clicking here, local homeowners can obtain cat flap installation quotes.

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