Cat Flap Fitter Westcliff-on-Sea Essex (SS0): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Westcliff-on-Sea house provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept inside, as with people, can show signs of irritability. Having accessibility to world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. But, what form of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
The most basic style of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Whilst this could be appropriate in a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the majority of Westcliff-on-Sea cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property.
This standard model is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or creatures to enter into your home, nevertheless it can be improved on a little with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Subsequently, any animal without a special collar cannot get into or leave your house. The point that any other cat in the area that's got a similar collar will be able to gain access to your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices and can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The kind of cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in Westcliff-on-Sea feline entrance security. The micro-chip details are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your micro-chipped pets to exit/enter.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it's of a design that can be locked. These days, most cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This means that it has the capability to be fully locked, enable admittance into your premises only, allow only exit from your home, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with options for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. The ability to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and in line with your cat's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you are pretty good at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you have a timber door on your Westcliff-on-Sea home. On no account should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. This type of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented odd job men who will be ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes too. Actually, it renders your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.
A dependable Westcliff-on-Sea cat flap installer will carefully measure up your existing pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. So the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. You might have to wait a week or more for this to be made, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you have received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new unit fitted. Your cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wooden doors are the least complicated option in relation to cat flap installation on your property in Westcliff-on-Sea. If you're a little unsure about making a hole in your front or back door, you might be better off contacting a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you'll wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been done in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. You or your fitter will have to determine what the internal structure of you door is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. The simplest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your property in Westcliff-on-Sea, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Calling for far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. You can opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version which enables access through a pillar. Installation calls for a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on either end to allow your cat to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Westcliff-on-Sea - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it is possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. A reliable cat flap fitter in Westcliff-on-Sea will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without harming the window, door or wall.
If the replacement cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must check that the glass has been cut and installed correctly. The panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
There are plenty of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing firms in the Westcliff-on-Sea area, who offer cat flap installations in whatever door or construction you need. There's no better strategy for finding a reliable cat flap installer than by asking friends and neighbours for recommendations. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get at least 3 estimates from local Westcliff-on-Sea cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these closely and do not automatically opt for the cheapest quotation, since this will often not be the best. See if you can get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.
If you take care and pick a competent Westcliff-on-Sea cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a top quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Westcliff-on-Sea and also in: Daws Heath, Southchurch, Rochford, Canewdon, Hadleigh, Great Wakering, Eastwood, Hockley, Hawkwell, Church Hill, Prittlewell, Marine Estate, Stroud Green, Weir, Shoeburyness, Rayleigh, Thundersley, Little Wakering, Ballards Gore, together with these postcodes SS0 0JZ, SS0 0PD, SS0 0BA, SS0 0PR, SS0 0AY, SS0 0TD, SS0 0BH, SS0 0DL, SS0 0BF, SS0 0LB. Local Westcliff-on-Sea cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01702 and the postcode SS0. Verifying this will guarantee you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Westcliff-on-Sea home and business owners are able to utilise these and countless other related services.
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Homeowners who live in the following areas and streets have recently requested cat flap installation services - Springfield Drive, Argyll Road, Wenham Drive, Cranfield Close, Park Road, Dunster Avenue, Leas Close, Holland Road, Charles Close, Tudor Road, Southbourne Grove, Carlingford Drive, Chalkwell Avenue, Northview Drive, St. Vincents Road, Seymour Road, Brookside Crescent, Dolphins, The Leas, Mount Liell Court West, Manor Road, Overcliff, Eastbourne Grove, Glastonbury Chase, Hillborough Road, Whitefriars Crescent, Silverdale Avenue, Milton Avenue, Meteor Road, St. James Gardens, as well as these Westcliff-on-Sea area postcodes: SS0 0JZ, SS0 0PD, SS0 0BA, SS0 0PR, SS0 0AY, SS0 0TD, SS0 0BH, SS0 0DL, SS0 0BF, SS0 0LB. These places recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Westcliff-on-Sea property owners benefited from trusted and competent cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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