Cat Flap Fitter Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Wimborne Minster Dorset (BH21): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Wimborne Minster, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Giving your furry friend easy access to outside world via a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best form of cat flap for your pet?

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The most basic style of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Though this could be suitable in an outhouse door or garden fence panel, most cat owners in Wimborne Minster would doubtless favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.

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This standard design is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats to enter your house, however it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.

A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. 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 type of cat flap, since any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar could perhaps gain access to your property. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier. Your purrfect companion is the sole one to gain access, offering an additional layer of control and security.

Installing a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines in Wimborne Minster. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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Being able to lock it in place is important regardless which cat flap you're buying. These days, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to enable entrance into your property only, permit exit only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. A few of the more expensive cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.

If you are pretty decent at DIY, fitting a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your house in Wimborne Minster. But, if you're looking to install it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to seek outside assistance. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and tools for this kind of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. It is simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal attributes. In reality, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.

A reputable Wimborne Minster cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. So your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take one or two weeks to manufacture. After construction, your old glass unit can be taken out, and the new adapted one put in its place. It will now be possible to fit the new cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as mentioned previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Wimborne Minster. If you're a little nervous about cutting an opening in your front door, you may be happier contacting a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project of this type is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your cat will have the use of an expertly installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap installed into an exterior wall of your property in Wimborne Minster, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. Calling for a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it is to be executed correctly. There are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) model. Installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can get out of and into the house whenever it wishes.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wimborne Minster - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. A good cat flap installer in Wimborne Minster will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding door, window or wall.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be necessary to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. If it's found that the previous installation was bodged, the panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.


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There are a number of different handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers in the Wimborne Minster area, who provide cat flap installation in whatever door or structure you require. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations in relation to finding a decent cat flap specialist. If they are confident enough to recommend somebody who they've used, you can be certain that you'll be pleased also.

Where personal recommendations are not feasible, seek at least three quotes from local Wimborne Minster handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't automatically go with the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.

A professional cat flap installer in Wimborne Minster will provide you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.


Cat flaps offer numerous benefits for both owners and their cats:

  1. Independence for Cats: By allowing access to the outdoors, exercise, and a means to satisfy their innate curiosity, cat flaps cater to the independent nature of cats, improving their health and boosting their happiness.
  2. Better Control: You can synchronise some high-tech cat flaps with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag, making them programmable to ensure only your cat has access, thus offering complete oversight of their comings and goings.
  3. Reduced Door Scratching: Worried about your door becoming a scratching post? Frustration from waiting can lead to destructive scratching near entry points. Cat flaps offer an alternative access solution, potentially putting an end to this unwanted behaviour.
  4. Reduced Stress: With a cat flap, the requirement for persistent monitoring and opening the door for your cat is eradicated, lessening stress for both pet and owner, as cats gain the ability to exit and enter at their leisure.
  5. 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.
  6. Convenience for Owners: The necessity for owners to pause their daily routines to allow their cats exit or entry is eliminated. This proves especially advantageous for those with busy lives or irregular timetables.
  7. Less Litter Box Odours: Cats that can relieve themselves outdoors might use the litter box less frequently, potentially leading to less frequent cleaning and reduced litter box odours within your dwelling.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Wimborne Minster and also in: Lower Barnsley, Pilford, Hillbutts, Canford Bottom, Little Canford, Walford, Bothenwood, Canford Magna, Stanbridge, Furzehill, Colehill, Knobcrook, Merley, Clapgate, Tadden, together with these postcodes BH21 1JG, BH21 1DR, BH21 1EB, BH21 1ND, BH21 1NL, BH21 1JJ, BH21 1PZ, BH21 1EY, BH21 1EG, and BH21 1EN. Local Wimborne Minster cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BH21 and the telephone code 01202. Checking this out should guarantee that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Wimborne Minster home and property owners will be able to benefit from these and countless other related services. Simply click the "Quote" banner to to make enquiries and obtain quotations for cat flap installation.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Providing pets with movement freedom by incorporating a cat flap in the home also demands solutions to maintain energy efficiency and protect against the elements. Ensuring the well-being of both pets and homeowners, the unpredictable climate of the UK demands measures that protect from the cold and dampness. To prevent moisture and draughts from entering the home, cat flaps equipped with insulating materials and magnetic seals are vital, designed specifically with weatherproofing in mind.

The process of weatherproofing a cat flap extends beyond simply selecting the appropriate product; the manner of its installation is equally critical. Waterproof sealants and insulating materials, when used to properly seal around the cat flap, can substantially boost its performance in extreme weather. Additionally, some cat flaps, outfitted with brush seals, enhance the barrier against rain and cold air, thus securing a comfortable interior space without impeding the pet’s freedom of movement.

Investing in a high-quality, weatherproof cat flap is a wise decision for pet owners in Wimborne Minster looking to combine energy efficiency with convenience. Ensuring the selection of a model capable of withstanding the UK's climate and its correct installation allows property owners to maintain a dry, warm, and energy-efficient, pet-friendly home. This strategy not only betters the quality of life for the cat but also assists in diminishing energy costs over time. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Wimborne Minster)

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