Cat Flap Fitter Chichester West Sussex (PO19): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Chichester, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats kept inside, just like people, will often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your furry friend easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a good idea to you, precisely what kind of cat flap should you go with?
The most basic form of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is placed over it to give a bit of protection from the weather. Most cat owners in Chichester would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this could be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
This simple design is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter your house, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't leave or access your home. Again this is a pretty simple type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the Chichester area that's got a similar style of collar could perhaps access your house. An enhancement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.
Picking a cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in entrance gadgets for felines in Chichester. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.
Being able to lock it in position is essential no matter which cat flap you are buying. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps on the market have a four way locking mechanism for added security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admittance into your home only, be fully locked, permit exit from your property only, or have two way exit and entry capability. This offers total control over how your cat flap works both throughout the day and during the night time. A few more expensive cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your needs.
If you've got a wooden door on your property in Chichester, installing a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. Although, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it on your own. This sort of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who are glad to take on such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CHICHESTER
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. New cat flaps cannot be installed into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Making holes in the double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a local Chichester glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. This new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be manufactured, but if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once you have received your new pane of glass, the old unit can be taken out and the new one fitted. The installation of your cat flap will then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Chichester, as was previously mentioned, are solid wooden door panels. If you are hesitant about cutting a hole in your door, it's it may be better to bring in a professional to do the work for you. This type of project won't be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. You will have to determine what the internal structure of you door actually is, since for added security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to replace the panel with a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always opt to install the cat flap on an outside wall of your house. This form of installation is definitely best left to the pros, since it calls for a lot more skill and equipment to execute. There are several choices for this kind of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole made into your wall. A suitable cat flap can then be mounted on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Chichester - If your window, wall or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. An experienced Chichester cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it's attached.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be essential to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. The panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if you discover that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CHICHESTER
There are a number of handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing suppliers in the Chichester area, that provide cat flap fitting in whatever door or construction you need. There are various ways of locating a reliable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy too.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different estimates from local cat flap installers before deciding. It's generally shrewd not to always opt for the cheapest offer. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and make certain it's backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take your time and pick a trustworthy Chichester cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a good quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Chichester and also in: Bognor Regis, West Broyle, Goodwood, Drayton, Runcton, Oving, North Mundham, Birdham, Stockbridge, West Stoke, Fontwell, Whyke, Bosham, Tangmere, Fishbourne, Donnington, Portfield, as well as in these postcodes PO18 8AW, PO18 8BW, PO18 8HB, PO18 0YX, PO19 1HA, PO18 0YL, PO19 1PN, PO19 1DJ, PO19 1JN, PO19 1QL. Local Chichester cat flap installers will likely have the postcode PO19 and the telephone dialling code 01243.
Chichester Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Chichester cat flap installer including cheap cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors Chichester, magnetic cat flap installation, small cat flaps Chichester, replacement cat flaps, automatic cat flap installation, pet flap installations Chichester, large cat flaps Chichester, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in walls Chichester, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap repairs in Chichester, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors in Chichester, microchip cat flap installation, and more. If there happen to be other Chichester cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters West Sussex
In the West Sussex area you will also find: Middleton on Sea cat flap installers, Pagham cat flap installers, Fittleworth cat flap fitters, Barnham cat flap installation, Fittleworth cat flap installation, Rusper cat flap installation, Lower Beeding cat flap fitters, Loxwood cat flap installation, Sompting cat flap fitters, Aldwick cat flap installers, Hurstpierpoint cat flap fitters, Arundel cat flap installation, Ferring cat flap installers, Sidlesham cat flap installers, Chichester cat flap fitters, Rustington cat flap fitters, Midhurst cat flap installers, Crawley Down cat flap installers, Durrington cat flap installation, Loxwood cat flap installers, West Thorney cat flap installers, Loxwood cat flap fitters, Broadbridge Heath cat flap fitters, Westbourne cat flap fitters, Hunston cat flap fitters, Middleton on Sea cat flap installation, Colgate cat flap fitters, Cowfold cat flap installers, Haywards Heath cat flap installers.
All throughout West Sussex you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Chichester itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
West Sussex Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent West Sussex cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Wilkins recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in a terraced house in Colgate, West Sussex. Natasha Moroney and Timothy Moroney recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Bolney. Delilah Hepburn in South Harting was looking for someone who could install a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in her bungalow. Michaela Mottram and Klay Mottram recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in Nuthurst. Mr and Mrs Laurie recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a glass front door in Easebourne. Anya and Hussain Gooding recently asked for a quotation for installing a microchip cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Harting. Raife Wilson and Jasmine Wilson recently requested a quotation for installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass back door in Sayers Common, West Sussex. Inara Addis recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Mid Lavant, West Sussex.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Chichester
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Cat Flap Installation Around Chichester
Households in Wellington Road, Kent Road, Balmoral Close, Windsor Road, Farndell Close, Lyndhurst Road, Winterbourne Road, Royal Close, Phoenix Close, Parklands Road, Exeter Road, Peacock Close, Rochester Close, Bramber Road, Hardham Road, Norwich Road, Hunters Way, Bostock Road, Montagu Road, Lewis Road, Stirling Road, Whyke Road, Young Street, Russell Street, Baytree Close, Lavant Road, Whiteside Close, Albert Road, Warren Farm Lane, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following Chichester area postcodes: PO18 8AW, PO18 8BW, PO18 8HB, PO18 0YX, PO19 1HA, PO18 0YL, PO19 1PN, PO19 1DJ, PO19 1JN, PO19 1QL.
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Specialist cat flap fitter in PO19 area, (dialling code 01243).