Cat Flap Fitter Crowborough East Sussex (TN6): To provide your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Crowborough property. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your pet easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good idea to you, exactly what style of cat flap should you fit?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over it to offer some protection from the weather. The majority of Crowborough cat owners would doubtless favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although this may be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
As this solution permits other animals or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be enhanced to some degree by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a relatively basic kind of cat flap, because any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar will be able to access your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The kind of cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in Crowborough feline access security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unfastened when your cat is nearby, only allowing access to animals that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you're purchasing. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for extra security. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable entry into your house only, enable exit from your house only, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This will provide you with a number of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. The wherewithal to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the top-end models of cat flap.
If you've got a wooden door on your house in Crowborough, putting in you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. However, if it is going to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt it yourself. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CROWBOROUGH
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties as well. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing company knock up a new pane. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once your new glass panel shows up, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install and set up the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Crowborough, as was previously mentioned, are solid wooden door panels. If you are uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's probably a good idea to call in a professional to do the job for you. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are steel lined for further security, which might cause issues. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap installed in an external wall of your home in Crowborough, if you do not want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished successfully. You will find there are several options for this installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. This installation entails a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your furry pal can get out of and into your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Crowborough - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not functioning properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement providing that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A professional Crowborough cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it is secured.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make certain that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. The glass pane will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CROWBOROUGH
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a wall, door or window, you will find that there are many different professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies in the Crowborough area who will be happy to help. There's no better approach to finding a good cat flap installer than asking family and friends for recommendations. If they're happy to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you'll be pleased too.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek 2 or 3 estimates from local Crowborough cat flap fitters. Study these quotes closely and never always choose the cheapest quotation, because this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Enquire about any warranties they may give for their workmanship and make sure you have it written down in black and white, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take your time and choose a reputable Crowborough cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pussy-cat for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Crowborough and also in: Crowborough Warren, Eridge Green, Steel Cross, Poundfield, High Hurstwood, Mark Cross, Mayfield, Upper Hartfield, Nutley, Jarvis Brook, Rotherfield, Colemans Hatch, St Johns, Hartfield, Withyham, as well as in these postcodes TN6 1RS, TN6 1JA, TN6 1RE, TN6 1BN, TN6 1JJ, TN6 1QQ, TN6 1EH, TN6 1JP, TN6 1HD, TN6 1QG. Locally based Crowborough cat flap installers will likely have the postcode TN6 and the dialling code 01892.
East Sussex Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent East Sussex cat flap installation requests: Alina Farrow in Kingston Near Lewes was looking for somebody who could install an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in her detached house. Nathanael and Tess Dean recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a glass back door in Nutley, East Sussex. Lily Whitmore and Vincent Whitmore recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a semi-detached house in Portslade By Sea, East Sussex. Helen Dack and Macauley Dack recently requested a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in Kingston Near Lewes, East Sussex. Neve Stenhouse and Leandro Stenhouse recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Horam. Tony Mather was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in his bungalow in Alfriston, East Sussex. Khloe and Jamal Hine recently requested an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in Woodingdean. Tamara and Joao Clough recently enquired about getting a price for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass back door in Catsfield, East Sussex.
Crowborough Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Installation Around Crowborough
Over the past year cat flaps were installed in the following Crowborough streets: Croham Road, Chillies Lane, Sheriffs Lane, The Grove, Douglas Road, Alexandra Villas, Steep Road, Shrublands Cottages, Beaver Close, Carlton Terrace, Beacon Gardens, Buller Close, Combe End, Aldervale Cottages, Sefton Chase, Shepherds Walk, Twyfords, Ashley Road, Allfreys Lane, Crowborough Mews, Court Meadow, Spout Hill, Chant Lane, Dewlands Hill, Sefton Way, and in these East Sussex postcodes: TN6 1RS, TN6 1JA, TN6 1RE, TN6 1BN, TN6 1JJ, TN6 1QQ, TN6 1EH, TN6 1JP, TN6 1HD, TN6 1QG.
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