Cat Flap Fitter Writtle Essex (CM1): Putting in a cat flap doesn't just save you the effort of having to open the door every time your cat needs to go in or out, it also affords your cat more independence and improves it's quality of life. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. When your precious cat is allowed easy access to the outside world by way of a cat flap, there is a much better chance of it staying both physically and mentally fit and healthy. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what style of cat flap should you put in?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut into a door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to offer some protection from the elements. Obviously, this is really basic, and won't be sufficient for most cat owners in Writtle, who would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it may be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it is still far from ideal because it enables other cats or creatures a way to get into your house.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or get into your home, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. The point that any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar may be able to get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap that can identify your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. The flap is unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting access to pets that are microchipped.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a design that can be locked into position. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for added security. This allows your cat flap to permit exit only, be fully locked, enable entrance into your house only, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This provides you with solutions for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap works. The ability to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
If you have a timber door on your home in Writtle, installing a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. But, if you are looking to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to seek outside assistance. This sort of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who are glad to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN WRITTLE
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulation attributes too. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazed pane and have a glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. This new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. You might have a 1 or 2 week wait for this pane to be made, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. Once you have taken possession of your new adapted pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new one fitted. The installation of your cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden doors are the easiest alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Writtle. If you are unsure about making a hole in your front door, it's probably a good idea to bring in an expert to complete the task for you. This will give you the peace of mind that you are going to finish up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. You will need to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for additional security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it may be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could choose to install your cat flap into an outside wall of your house. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's definitely best left to an expert. Most cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnel style, however right angular access through a pillar is also a possibility. A square shaped hole will have to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to enable your furry pal to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Writtle - If your door, wall or window already has a cat flap installed, but it is not working, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the window, wall or door, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazing pane that has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is crucial. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WRITTLE
There are plenty of professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms in the Writtle area, that provide cat flap installations in whatever door or structure you require. There are various ways of finding a reputable cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking neighbours and friends. You can guarantee that if they have been willing to recommend somebody who's done work for them, then you will have a much similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get two or three different quotations from local handymen before making a decision. It's generally smart not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Ask if they provide any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something goes awry as the work is undertaken.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Writtle you will end up with a top quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Writtle and also in nearby places like: Widford, Little Waltham, Beauchamp Roding, Roxwell, Great Oxney Green, Broomfield, Springfield, Edney Common, Willingale, Good Easter, Blackmore, Margaretting, together with these postcodes CM1 3NW, CM1 2LH, CM1 3HQ, CM1 3JH, CM1 3JD, CM1 3HL, CM1 3NR, CM1 3PR, CM1 3HP, CM1 3JT. Locally based Writtle cat flap installers will likely have the postcode CM1 and the telephone code 01245. Checking this should confirm that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Writtle homeowners are able to utilise these and numerous other related services.
Writtle Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Writtle cat flap installer including pet flap installation in Writtle, cat flap upgrades, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing Writtle, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into French doors, small cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations Writtle, microchip cat flaps Writtle, cat flaps in metal doors, the fitting of cat flaps into porches, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation price quotes, cat flap repairs, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing Writtle, magnetic cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors, 2-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors Writtle, Staywell cat flap installation in Writtle, cutting out for a cat flap Writtle, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, large cat flaps, dog flap installations, the installation of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors, and more. If there happen to be additional Writtle cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the activities that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Writtle providers will tell you about their whole range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Writtle
Also find: Beauchamp Roding cat flap fitters, Good Easter cat flap fitters, Blackmore cat flap fitters, Broomfield cat flap fitters, Edney Common cat flap fitters, Margaretting cat flap fitters, Springfield cat flap fitters, Little Waltham cat flap fitters, Willingale cat flap fitters, Great Oxney Green cat flap fitters, Widford cat flap fitters, Roxwell cat flap installation services and more. Most of these towns and villages are serviced by cat flap fitters. Writtle homeowners can get cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Writtle
Households in Rectory Road, Redwood Drive, Wellfield, Green Close, Further Meadow, Whitehead Close, Wykeham Road, Paradise Road, Daws Close, Mansfields, Usborne Mews, Rumsey Row, Hunts Close, Penrose Mead, Ongar Road, Laurence Croft, Chelmsford Road, Riverside Place, Lucerne Way, Bruce Road, The Shrubberies, Highwood Road, Margaretting Road, The Coverts, St. Johns Road, Lawford Lane, Hunts Drive, Little Meadow, Oxney Mead, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Writtle postcodes: CM1 3NW, CM1 2LH, CM1 3HQ, CM1 3JH, CM1 3JD, CM1 3HL, CM1 3NR, CM1 3PR, CM1 3HP, CM1 3JT. Work was achieved in these locations by a specialist cat flap fitter. Writtle home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and top notch cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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