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Weston-super-Mare Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): An effective way to enhance your cat's independence and enrich it's overally quality of life is to install a cat flap on an external wall or door of your home in Weston-super-Mare. Cats kept inside, much like people, can show signs of irritation. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your furry friend access to the outside world via a cat flap. Obviously, that isn't the whole story, since there are various styles of cat flap, and figuring out which one is best for your cat is not always simple.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut into a door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most Weston-super-Mare cat owners, who would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house, although it might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.

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This basic design can be improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it is still far from ideal since it allows other creatures or cats to enter your property.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be encased in your cat's collar. Therefore any animal without a special collar can't get into or leave your property. The fact that any other cat in the Weston-super-Mare area who has a similar collar may be able to get into your home, is the downside with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.

Picking a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next level in access security for felines in Weston-super-Mare. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to enter/exit.

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Whatever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means that it has the capability to enable only exit from your home, permit only entrance into your house, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The facility to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the high end brands of cat flap.

If you have a timber door in your house in Weston-super-Mare, putting in you own cat flap should not be that hard. However, if it has to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it by yourself. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who'll be ready to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If you hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulation attributes. In actual fact, it renders the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.

It is necessary to get a new double glazed panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Weston-super-Mare cat flap installer will measure your current pane and put in an order for a brand new one. So your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This could take one or two weeks to manufacture, however it's the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. The installing of the cat flap will then be undertaken.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as we mentioned above, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Weston-super-Mare. If you are unsure of cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to bring in a professional to do the work for you. This sort of task won't be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. You will need to ascertain what the internal construction of you door is, since for extra security some uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap mounted on an external wall of your house in Weston-super-Mare, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it is definitely best left to the pros. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access through a pillar is also possible. Installation involves a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to permit your furry friend to exit and enter as it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Weston-super-Mare - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, door or window, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

Before installing a new flap in a double glazed pane that's been pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately is vital. The glass pane must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if you discover that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.


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Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing suppliers in the Weston-super-Mare area who will be able to help. There is no better technique for finding a first-rate cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Weston-super-Mare tradesman themselves, and been very satisfied with the result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a quality job for you.

If it is not feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get three or four different quotations from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It's generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest quotation. Ask if they supply any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes awry as the work is carried out.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Weston-super-Mare will supply you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Weston-super-Mare cat flap fitter including magnetic cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors, cat flap removal, the installation of infrared cat flaps into patio doors, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap services in Weston-super-Mare, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, Sureflap cat flap installation, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap weatherproofing, conservatory cat flap installations Weston-super-Mare, cat flap positioning advice, the installation of electronic cat flaps into porches, cat flap installation in wooden doors Weston-super-Mare, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps, small cat flaps in Weston-super-Mare, cat flap installation prices in Weston-super-Mare, cutting out for a cat flap Weston-super-Mare, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors Weston-super-Mare, cat flap installation in glass doors Weston-super-Mare, the installation of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, the installation of dog flaps, and lots more. If there are other Weston-super-Mare cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in cat flaps. Weston-super-Mare providers will let you know their full range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Weston-super-Mare page was updated on 29-08-2023)