Cat Flap Fitter Weymouth Dorset (DT3): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your house in Weymouth, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept indoors, just like people, will often show signs of frustration. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good option for you, precisely what type of cat flap should you go with?
The most fundamental form of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. The vast majority of Weymouth cat owners would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although this may be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This simple model can be improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it's still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your property.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't access or leave your home. Once again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the Weymouth area who has a similar style of collar will be able to get into your property. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap which can identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in entrance devices for felines in Weymouth. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one pet it will take multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to exit or enter.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you should ensure that it is of a type that can be locked. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps feature a four way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can enable exit only, permit access into your house only, be locked fully, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This will provide you with a range of alternatives on how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. A few high end cat flaps can be set to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, in line with your cat's and your requirements.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your property in Weymouth. But, if you are hoping to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should ask for outside assistance. This kind of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented handymen who will be happy to accept such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WEYMOUTH
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your new cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, together with its thermal properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsafe.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed pane and have a local Weymouth glazing firm knock up a new pane. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a week or two to produce. When your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to install the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we mentioned previously, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Weymouth. If you are somewhat nervous about cutting an opening in your back or front door, you might be better off bringing in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to end up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for added security. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut holes in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for considerably more skill and equipment to install, therefore it is certainly best left to the pros. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also possible. Installation calls for a neat square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A cat flap is then attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Weymouth - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a new one. You local cat flap fitter will take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the door, wall or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must check that the glass has been made and installed in the right way. The panel must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found that this is not the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WEYMOUTH
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are plenty of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in and around Weymouth who will be delighted to oblige. There is no better approach to tracking down a reliable cat flap installer than by asking friends and relations for recommendations. You can be sure that if they've been prepared to recommend somebody who's done work for them, then you'll likely have a much similar experience.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, seek 2 or 3 quotations from local Weymouth cat flap installers. Study these quotes carefully and don't always choose the cheapest option, as this will often not be the best. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you have some recourse.
If you take care and pick a reliable Weymouth cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give great service to yourself and your pet for years and years. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Weymouth and also nearby in: Grove, Redland, Fortuneswell, Wyke Regis, Chickerell, Nottington, Westham, Rodwell, Broadwey, Littlemoor, Overcombe, Easton, Portland, Southwell, Lanehouse, Melcombe Regis, Weston, Radipole, together with these postcodes DT3 4NU, DT3 5DH, DT3 5FB, DT3 5FJ, DT3 5FP, DT3 5BB, DT3 5EQ, DT3 5PG, DT3 5LW, DT3 5AJ. Local Weymouth cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode DT3 and the telephone dialling code 01305.
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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Weymouth cat flap installer including replacement cat flaps, cat flap replacement, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors Weymouth, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in walls, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors Weymouth, large cat flaps, electronic cat flap installations in Weymouth, cat flap repairs in Weymouth, Staywell cat flap installation Weymouth, Sureflap cat flap installations, automatic cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation rates in Weymouth, cat flap services, and more. If there happen to be other Weymouth cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Weymouth
Over the last 12 months cat flaps were installed in these Weymouth streets: Cromwell Road, Barrow Rise, Chapelhay Street, Boulton Close, Spa Road, Down Road, Devenish Gardens, Sutcliffe Avenue, Brunswick Terrace, Carrington Close, Darwin Close, Corporation Road, Argyle Road, Southill Garden Drive, Courtauld Drive, Collins Lane, Doncaster Road, Stirling Road, School Hill, Coniston Crescent, Dawlish Crescent, Deansleigh Close, College Close, The Nothe, Tollerdown Road, Stonechat Close, Sunnyside Road, Avon Close, and in these Dorset postcodes: DT3 4NU, DT3 5DH, DT3 5FB, DT3 5FJ, DT3 5FP, DT3 5BB, DT3 5EQ, DT3 5PG, DT3 5LW, DT3 5AJ.
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