Cat Flap Fitter Folkestone Kent (CT18): To allow your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Folkestone property. Cats that are kept inside, just like people, will often show signs of frustration. Giving your cat easy access to world outside with a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, what sort of cat flap should you install?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat move through. Most cat owners in Folkestone would no doubt favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although this could be acceptable for a shed or outhouse door.
As this option permits other animals or cats to enter your property, it's not at all ideal, although it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal will be able to access or leave your house unless it's equipped with this special collar. The downside here is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your property with this sort of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
Choosing a cat flap which can identify your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines in Folkestone. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in close proximity.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. Nowadays, most cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that it's got the capability to permit entrance into your home only, permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This provides full control over how your cat flap operates both throughout the day and during the night. Some of the high end models can be set to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your requirements.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, as long as you have a timber door on your Folkestone home. But, if you are planning to fit it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside help. These situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN FOLKESTONE
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal properties. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances.
A specialist cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local Folkestone glazing company knock up a new one. As part of its structure this new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed nicely into. This could take a week or more to manufacture, however it's the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new panel of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as mentioned above, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Folkestone. It's normally wise to contact a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way uncomfortable with creating a hole in your front or back door. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you will wind up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been completed properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. It pays to know the internal construction, as some doors have a steel lining for extra security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it might be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could decide to install the cat flap on an outside wall of your home in Folkestone. Calling for far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a specialist, if it is to be executed correctly. You will find there are a number of options for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angle (through pillar) model. A neat square shaped hole will need to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can exit and enter the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Folkestone - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazing pane that's been previously pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is essential. The glass panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FOLKESTONE
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a window, door or wall, you'll find that there are a number of handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing companies in the Folkestone area who will be ready to oblige. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals in relation to locating a decent cat flap specialist. You can be certain that if they have been willing to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, you will get a very similar level of service.
If you cannot find a fitter through recommendations, always obtain 2 or 3 different price quotes before making a decision, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Folkestone you should wind up with a good quality product, that is properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Folkestone and also in: Densole, Hythe, Cheriton, West Hougham, Elham, Capel le Ferne, Palmarsh, Seabrook, Hawkinge, Etchinghill, Lower Standen, Saltwood, Lyminge, Alkham, Stanford, Church Hougham, Sandgate, together with these postcodes CT19 4JW, CT19 4LW, CT18 8WB, CT19 4JE, CT19 4FD, CT19 4HJ, CT18 8YT, CT19 4FJ, CT18 7GG, CT19 4JD. Locally based Folkestone cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode CT18 and the dialling code 01303.
Kent Cat Flap Fitters
In the Kent area you can also get: Wittersham cat flap fitters, Guston cat flap fitters, Cuxton cat flap installers, Brabourne cat flap installation, Chartham cat flap installation, River cat flap installers, Hollingbourne cat flap installers, Singleton cat flap fitters, Wrotham cat flap installers, Densole cat flap installers, Barham cat flap installation, Cobham cat flap installation, Eythorne cat flap installers, Bapchild cat flap installation, Rolvenden cat flap installers, Walmer cat flap fitters, Marden cat flap installation, Loose cat flap installers, Queenborough cat flap installers, Eastry cat flap installation, Lower Stoke cat flap installers, Hothfield cat flap fitters, Shadoxhurst cat flap installers, Darenth cat flap fitters, Tovil cat flap fitters, Frittenden cat flap installers, Eastry cat flap fitters, Wrotham cat flap fitters, Aylesford cat flap installation.
Throughout Kent you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a suitable cat flap fitter in Folkestone itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
Folkestone Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Folkestone cat flap installer including Staywell cat flap installation Folkestone, cat flap installation in walls Folkestone, electronic cat flap installation in Folkestone, cheap cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap removal Folkestone, dog flap installation in Folkestone, cat flap installation services Folkestone, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flaps in patio doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation quotes, automatic cat flap installation Folkestone, cat flap installation in doors Folkestone, 2-way cat flap installation, and more. If there are other Folkestone cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Kent Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Kent cat flap installation enquiries: Sulayman Simmons recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass back door in a detached house in Cliffs End. Elaina and Joey Gould recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Lynsted, Kent. Elisa and Riley Roach recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Challock. Elia Mccann and Hashim Mccann recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in Pluckley, Kent. Mr and Mrs Jagger recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in a cottage in Ringwould, Kent. Vivian Hickman recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Harrietsham, Kent. Haris Howarth recently asked for a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a glass back door in a detached house in St Mary in the Marsh. Jeremiah Lister was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood back door in his detached house in Benenden.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Folkestone
Also: Sandgate cat flap fitter, Stanford cat flap fitter, Alkham cat flap fitter, West Hougham cat flap fitter, Cheriton cat flap fitter, Hythe cat flap fitter, Seabrook cat flap fitter, Hawkinge cat flap fitter, Saltwood cat flap fitter, Etchinghill cat flap fitter, Elham cat flap fitter, Church Hougham cat flap fitter, Palmarsh cat flap fitter, Capel le Ferne cat flap fitter, Lower Standen cat flap fitter, Lyminge cat flap fitter, Densole and more.
- Folkestone Cat Flap Fitting Quotations
- Folkestone Cat Flap Repairs
- Folkestone Cat Flaps in Glass Doors
- Folkestone Magnetic Cat Flap Installations
- Folkestone Microchip Cat Flap Installation
- Folkestone Cat Flap Fitters
- Folkestone 4-Way Cat Flap Installations
- Folkestone Cat Flap Replacement
- Folkestone Cat Flap Removal
- Folkestone Cat Flaps in Walls
- Folkestone Cat Flap Installers
- Folkestone Infrared Cat Flap Installations
- Folkestone 2-Way Cat Flap Installations
- Folkestone Cheap Cat Flaps
Cat Flap Installation Around Folkestone
Households in St Marys Drive, Avereng Gardens, St Pauls Way, St Michaels Walk, Sidney Street, The Corniche, Avondale Road, Brambley Crescent, Stiles Close, St Denys Road, Densole Way, Dudley Road, Cowgate Lane, Coniston Road, Satmar Lane, St Marks Close, Broadfield Road, Brabner Close, The Old High Street, Broomfield Road, Satmore Lane, Browning Place, Alexandra Road, Coombe Road, Dennis Way, Chalcroft Road, Athelstan Road, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Folkestone area postcodes: CT19 4JW, CT19 4LW, CT18 8WB, CT19 4JE, CT19 4FD, CT19 4HJ, CT18 8YT, CT19 4FJ, CT18 7GG, CT19 4JD.
More Chatham, Rochester, Swanley, Sevenoaks, Faversham, Tunbridge Wells, Gillingham, Deal, Northfleet, Margate, Ashford, Dover, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Dartford, Tonbridge, Ramsgate, Whitstable, Canterbury, Sittingbourne, Maidstone, Swanscombe, Herne Bay and Gravesend.:
If you want Folkestone information take a look here
Specialist cat flap fitter in CT18 area, (dialling code 01303).