Cat Flap Fitter Whittlesey

Whittlesey Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Whittlesey Cambridgeshire (PE7): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Whittlesey house gives your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life. Much like people, when kept indoors, cats will sometimes start to show signs of anxiety and frustration. Having accessibility to world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. If you opt to go with the cat flap option, you will then have to decide what kind of cat flap would be best.

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A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Although this could be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel, most Whittlesey cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home.

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This standard model is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to get into your property, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your home unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively basic form of cat flap, as any other moggy in the Whittlesey area that's got a similar model of collar may be able to access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.

A model of cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in Whittlesey feline entrance security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure it is of a type that can be locked into position. Currently, almost all cat flaps on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means it's got the capability to enable admission into your home only, be fully locked, enable exit from your property only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a range of alternatives on how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. The facility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in line with your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.

If you're fairly good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you've got a wooden door on your Whittlesey home. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who will be happy to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making holes in your double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the insulating properties as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Whittlesey cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current panel and put in an order for a brand new one. This new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass panel will be removed, and the brand new one put in. It will now be possible to install the new cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Whittlesey, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber doors. If you are hesitant about creating a hole in your door, it's advisable to contact a specialist to do the job for you. This type of undertaking will not be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for extra security, which may cause some issues. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap installed into an external wall of your property in Whittlesey, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. This type of installment is undoubtedly better left to an expert, because it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. There are a number of possibilities for this type of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. Installation involves a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap is then attached to each side of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Whittlesey - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning properly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can still be used providing the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A trustworthy cat flap fitter in Whittlesey will be able to remove the old cat flap, and fit a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall.

Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed in the right way is vital. The pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found this isn't the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.


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In and around Whittlesey there are a number of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services for walls, doors or windows. There is no better technique for tracking down a decent cat flap installer than asking friends and family for recommendations. If they're willing to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you will be happy also.

Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek two or three estimates from local Whittlesey handymen. Study these quotes closely and do not automatically choose the cheapest option, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. Check if they offer any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is carried out.

An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Whittlesey will provide you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Whittlesey and also in nearby places like: Doddington, Conington, Holme, Thorney, Coates, Wimblington, Benwick, Farcet, Dogsthorpe, Eastrea, Guyhirn, North Side, Turves, Newark, as well as in these postcodes PE7 1DD, PE7 1LA, PE7 1AW, PE7 1QL, PE7 1DR, PE7 1NB, PE7 1PS, PE7 1QW, PE7 1JZ, and PE7 1HP. Local Whittlesey cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01733 and the postcode PE7. Checking this out can make certain that you access a local cat flat fitter. Local home and property owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other comparable services. In need of a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find trustworthy tradespeople to provide you with free quotes for cat flap installation.

Cat Flap Positioning

Installing a cat flap requires careful consideration of its position to ensure the safety of your home and the convenience of your cat. A specialist cat flap fitter can provide expert advice on where to position your cat flap, taking into account various factors such as possible security risks, the breed and size of your cat and the layout of your home.

They can help you choose the optimal position for the flap, ensuring that it is easily accessible for your cat but not easily accessible to intruders. You might be advised by them to avoid placing the flap near a fence or hedge, which could be used as a point of entry to your garden, or to position it higher to stop small animals from getting into your property.

Along with their other services, a professional cat flap fitter in Whittlesey can help you choose the best type of cat flap for you, for instance an electronic or microchip-enabled cat flap, based on your specific needs. As part of their service, they can factor in your cat's specific requirements and preferences, such as their level of shyness or adventurousness, and suggest a position that would cater to their behaviour. The correct advice can help you place your cat flap in the best position for the safety of your home and the happiness of your cat.

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Also find: Turves cat flap fitters, Eastrea cat flap fitters, Newark cat flap fitters, Guyhirn cat flap fitters, Benwick cat flap fitters, Coates cat flap fitters, Thorney cat flap fitters, Wimblington cat flap fitters, Holme cat flap fitters, Dogsthorpe cat flap fitters, Conington cat flap fitters, North Side cat flap fitters, Doddington cat flap fitters, Farcet cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in most of these localities. When it comes to installing your cat flap securely and correctly on your home, their skill and expertise is invaluable. Installation by a specialist ensures that your cat flap not only fulfills your pet's needs but also adheres to safety standards and complements the visual appearance of your home. If you're a local home or property owner looking to obtain competitive and accurate cat flap installation quotes tailored to your specific needs, just click here. Would you like to get a cat flap installed on your home? Don't delay - get a quote today!

Whittlesey Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Whittlesey Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Whittlesey cat flap installer including conservatory cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing Whittlesey, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing, the installation of infrared cat flaps into patio doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap accessories, automatic cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Whittlesey, cutting out for a cat flap, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap weatherproofing, Sureflap cat flap installations, large cat flaps in Whittlesey, small cat flaps, cat flap upgrades, cat flap services Whittlesey, cat flap installation in doors Whittlesey, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, the installation of dog flaps, Staywell cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors Whittlesey, Catmate cat flap installation, and lots more. If there happen to be other Whittlesey cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in cat flaps. Whittlesey professionals will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

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