Cat Flap Fitter Canvey Island Essex (SS8): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your home in Canvey Island, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept inside, cats much like humans, will get grouchy and irritated. Having easy access to outside world with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. However, what kind of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is simply that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. The vast majority of cat owners in Canvey Island would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This simple design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it is still far from perfect because it enables other cats or animals to enter into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your property, therefore keeping out some undesirable visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar might be able to access your home with this kind of cat flap installed. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to choose a model of cat flap that identifies your cat's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to enter or exit.
No matter which cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold today boast a four way locking system. Which means that it has the capability to permit exit from your house only, enable only admittance into your house, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This gives you options for all times of night and day, to control how your cat flap operates. Based on your cat's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with several of the more advanced devices.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Canvey Island house, and decent DIY capabilities. But, if you're intending to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. This sort of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who'll be delighted to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CANVEY ISLAND
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulation attributes too. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances.
A reliable Canvey Island cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this pane to be manufactured, but if you need a cat flap fitted into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. Once you've obtained your new modified pane of glass, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel fitted. The installation of the cat flap will then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as stated previously, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Canvey Island. If you are a bit uncomfortable with making a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you may be better off bringing in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project like this will not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your pet has a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. It pays to know the internal construction, as some door panels are steel lined for further security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always decide to install a cat flap on an exterior wall of your home. This form of installation is certainly better left to an expert, since it requires far more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are a couple of choices for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) style. A square hole will have to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry friend can get out of and into the house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Canvey Island - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can be used for a replacement providing that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An experienced Canvey Island cat flap installer will be happy to take out your old device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it's attached.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing pane which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been cut and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CANVEY ISLAND
In and around Canvey Island there are several handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services for walls, doors or windows. It might be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations with regards to locating an excellent cat flap specialist. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Canvey Island tradesman, and been very happy with the result, you can consider that they will likewise do a quality job for you.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get three or four quotations from local Canvey Island cat flap installers. Study these quotes carefully and do not always go with the cheapest option, since this won't necessarily be the best one. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might provide for their workmanship and make sure that it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go awry.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Canvey Island will supply you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Canvey Island and also in: North Benfleet, Leigh Beck, South Benfleet, Basildon, Rayleigh, Hadleigh, Hopes Green, Fobbing, Corringham, Vange, Pitsea, Leigh-on-Sea, Bowers Gifford, Newlands, Stanford-le-Hope, as well as in these postcodes SS8 0JE, SS8 0HF, SS8 0AR, SS8 0EA, SS8 0HU, SS8 0AE, SS8 0BS, SS8 0SF, SS8 7AY, SS8 0LR. Local Canvey Island cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode SS8 and the dialling code 01268.
Cat Flap Enquiries Essex
Recently posted Essex cat flap installation enquiries: Kyan and Liya Wale recently asked for a quotation for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Ingrave. Eesa and Elsie-Mae Salter recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in Upminster. Romilly Tolley recently requested a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in Hatfield Broad Oak. Meadow Goulding recently requested an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden door in Boreham, Essex. Macey Bowes recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass front door in a bungalow in Little Waltham, Essex. Harlow Sellars and Diya Sellars recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in a cottage in Ardleigh. Hadi Hurley and Beatrice Hurley recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in Hullbridge. Zofia Harrison recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Gosfield.
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