Cat Flap Fitter Billericay Essex (CM11): To allow your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Billericay home. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam. Allowing your furry friend access to the world outside by means of a cat flap can also help keep them mentally and physically fit. So, you think it's a good idea, but precisely what is best style of cat flap for your beloved pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A piece of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Most Billericay cat owners would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although this could be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
This simple design is still a long way off being perfect since it allows other cats or animals to get into your home, however it can be improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in it. This means that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your house. The downside here is that any other cat in the Billericay area who has a similar collar could perhaps access your home with this sort of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to use a cat flap that recognises your cat's micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in place. Currently, most cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This allows your cat flap to permit entry into your home only, enable exit from your property only, be fully locked, or have two-way exit and entrance capability. This provides complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. A few of the top-end devices can be set to perform particular functions according to the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.
If you're fairly good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you have a solid timber door on your home in Billericay. But, if you're hoping to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you ought to seek outside assistance. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BILLERICAY
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can not be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its insulation attributes. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted in any circumstances.
It is necessary to get a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Billericay cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing unit and put in an order for the new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a week or so to manufacture. When your new glass pane shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The fitting of your cat flap can then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, timber doors are the simplest option in relation to cat flap installation on your house in Billericay. If you're a bit uncertain about making an opening in your front or back door, you may be better off bringing in a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. An undertaking like this is comparatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your cat will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. However, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for additional security, which can cause some issues. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap installed into an exterior wall of your house in Billericay, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. This type of installment is undoubtedly best left to a professional, as it requires much more skill and equipment to execute. There are a number of possibilities for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) pattern. Installation calls for a neat square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on both ends to enable your furry friend to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Billericay - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can be used for a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A trusted cat flap installer in Billericay will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without causing damage to the wall, door or window.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is necessary to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new flap. If it's found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BILLERICAY
In the Billericay area there are several handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services in doors, windows or walls. There are various ways of finding a reliable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Billericay tradesman themselves, and been satisfied with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they will do a high quality job for you as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek two or three price quotes from local Billericay cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these quotes closely and never always go with the cheapest quotation, since this will often not be the best one. Ask about any guarantees they may offer for their workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, in case something should go awry.
If you take care and pick a dependable Billericay cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a quality product, that is installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your pet for years and years. And all things considered - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Billericay and also nearby in: Stock, Ingatestone, Great Burstead, Crays Hill, Basildon, Ingrave, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Ramsden Heath, Herongate, Ramsden Bellhouse, West Hanningfield, Little Burstead, Hutton, Wickford, as well as in these postcodes CM11 1SG, CM11 1BU, CM11 1EH, CM11 1EA, CM11, CM11 2DP, CM11 2BT, CM11 2JG, CM11 1EF, CM11 2DU. Locally based Billericay cat flap installers will probably have the postcode CM11 and the dialling code 01277.
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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Billericay cat flap fitter including cheap cat flaps, cat flap services in Billericay, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, 2-way cat flap installation Billericay, replacement cat flaps Billericay, cat flap repair, magnetic cat flap installation Billericay, Sureflap cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation Billericay, automatic cat flap installations, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap replacement, pet flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in patio doors, Staywell cat flap installation, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Billericay cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Essex
Latest Essex cat flap installation projects: Ellena and Ahyan Rowland recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Birch. Isabella-Rose and Calum Mccall recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in a detached house in Wickham Bishops. Dhruv Bing was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in his terraced house in Frinton on Sea. Mr and Mrs Palmer recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Boxted, Essex. Mr and Mrs Lynn recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in Great Wakering. Sofija Conneely and Tomasz Conneely recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in Tillingham. Owain Steele and Savanna Steele recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a hardwood door in Point Clear. Zahraa Mcdonnell in Boxted was looking for someone who could install a magnetic cat flap in a glass back door in her terraced house.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Billericay
Some Billericay streets and areas where cat flaps have recently been installed - Briar Close, Tanfield Drive, The Redinge, Cornflower Gardens, Coopers Drive, Dovedale Close, Temple Close, Crown Road, Brathertons Court, Caterwood, The Warren, Albion Court, Borwick Lane, Dedham Road, Central Avenue, Crays Hill, South Ridge, Tyelands, Charity Farm Chase, Shalford Road, Trevor Close, Celandine Close, Belgrave Road, Dawson Mews, Station Road, Stansted Close, Church Lane, Tensing Gardens, Copford Road, as well as these Billericay area postcodes: CM11 1SG, CM11 1BU, CM11 1EH, CM11 1EA, CM11, CM11 2DP, CM11 2BT, CM11 2JG, CM11 1EF, CM11 2DU.
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