Cat Flap Fitter Hythe Hampshire (CT21): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Hythe, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having access to the world outside with a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is perfect type of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most straightforward sort of cat flap, is simply that. A piece of bendable material placed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. The majority of Hythe cat owners would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although this may be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
As this option allows other animals or cats to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, although it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot get into or leave your property. Once again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar can get into your home. An enhancement to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
A cat flap which is can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Hythe feline entry security. The micro-chip number is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). The flap is unlocked when your cat is in close proximity, only allowing exit or entry to animals that have a microchip.
The ability to lock it in position is essential no matter which cat flap you are purchasing. These days, nearly all cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admission into your home only, permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entry capability. This provides you with alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap operates. The wherewithal to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your Hythe home. However, if it needs to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. This type of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented carpenters who will be delighted to take on such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HYTHE
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It's just not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will diminish its security, thermal attributes and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsafe.
It is necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Hythe cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current panel and put in an order for the new one. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazing pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This might 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 you've obtained your new modified glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. The fitting of your cat flap will then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as already stated, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Hythe. It is often safer to employ the expert services of a competent handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're uncomfortable with creating a hole in your back or front door. This kind of task won't be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors have a steel lining for extra security. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could opt to install a cat flap on an external wall of your property. Needing far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it is to be completed correctly. There are several options for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) style. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap can then be attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Hythe - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your window, wall or door, but it's damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. An experienced Hythe cat flap fitter will gladly remove your old unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, door or wall on which it's mounted.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HYTHE
Whether you want your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing merchants in and around Hythe who will be delighted to help. There are various ways of tracking down a competent cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from family and friends. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Hythe tradesman, and been delighted with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a superb job for you too.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get 2 or 3 different estimates from local cat flap installers before coming to a decision. It is generally sensible not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Check if they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry as the work is undertaken.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Hythe will provide you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Hythe and also nearby in: Ashford, Folkestone, Palmarsh, Lympne, Saltwood, Sandgate, Aldington, Acrise, Smeeth, Sandling, Sellindge, Etchinghill, Newington, Botolphs Bridge, Burmarsh, Elham, Saltbrook, West Hythe, Bilsington, Stanford, Newchurch, together with these postcodes CT21 5DX, CT21 4DD, CT21 5DN, CT21 4SF, CT21 4DS, CT21 5DT, CT21 4SG, CT21 4QY, CT21 5AY, CT20 3HH. Locally based Hythe cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 023 and the postcode CT21.
Hythe Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Fitters Near Hythe
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Cat Flap Installation Around Hythe
Some Hythe streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Castle Avenue, The Sandlings, South Road, Bridle Way, Springfield Way, Church Hill, The Avenue, Aldergate Lane, Sunny Bank, Station Road, Spanton Crescent, Bank Street, Tower Gardens, Cylinder Road, Twiss Avenue, St Nicholas Terrace, Bartholomew Street, Castle Road, Stone Street, Scanlons Bridge Road, Spring Lane, Barrack Hill, The Street, Cobden Road, as well as the following Hythe area postcodes: CT21 5DX, CT21 4DD, CT21 5DN, CT21 4SF, CT21 4DS, CT21 5DT, CT21 4SG, CT21 4QY, CT21 5AY, CT20 3HH.
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