Cat Flap Fitter Loughton Essex (IG10): To allow your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Loughton home. When continuously kept indoors, cats as with people, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap. However, what form of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to give protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Loughton, who would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it may be okay for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This basic model is still far from perfect because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your property, however it can be marginally improved on by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars can't leave or access your house. Again this is a relatively simple type of cat flap, since any other moggy in the area that has a similar collar could possible gain access to your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products because they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The kind of cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's microchip, is the next level in feline entrance security. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure it's of a type that can be locked. For added security, the majority of cat flaps have a four way locking system nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, permit admission into your property only, enable exit only, or have two way exit and entry capability. This gives you a variety of solutions on how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. In line with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the option to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more advanced models.
If you have a wood door in your property in Loughton, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. Although, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LOUGHTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will diminish its security, thermal insulation attributes and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazing pane and have a local Loughton glazing firm make a new one. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazing panel will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This may take a week or so to manufacture, however it's really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once your new panel of glass arrives, the fitter will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Loughton, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood door panels. It is usually better to call on a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all unsure of creating a big hole in your door. This will provide you with the reassurance that you will end up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been completed in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, because some doors incorporate a steel lining for extra security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more expertise and equipment to fit, so it's certainly best left to a specialist. There are a couple of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) pattern. This installation involves a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to enable your feline friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Loughton - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. You local cat flap installer will be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding window, wall or door, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LOUGHTON
In and around Loughton there are a number of specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services for windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations in relation to obtaining a decent cat flap fitter. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you will be happy also.
If it isn't possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different quotes from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It is generally wise not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Check if they supply any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something goes awry as the work is carried out.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Loughton you will end up with a high quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Loughton and also in: Epping, Abridge, Theydon Garnon, Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill, Waltham Abbey, Woodford Green, Stapleford Abbots, Sewardstone, Theydon Bois, Lambourne End, Chingford, Hobbs Cross, as well as in these postcodes IG10 1LA, IG10 1ZB, IG10 2AN, IG10 1LH, IG10 1RW, IG10 1JB, IG10 1BA, IG10 1AN, IG10 1UB, IG10 2AL. Locally based Loughton cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 020 and the postcode IG10.
Cat Flap Enquiries Essex
The latest Essex cat flap installation requests: Edie Barber and Caspian Barber recently requested an estimate for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Bicknacre, Essex. Karter and Dana Rhodes recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in Jaywick. Rebekah Blackwell recently asked for a quote for installing a cat flap in a glass door in Panfield. Ananya Chaplin in Finchingfield, Essex was looking for somebody who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden door in her detached house. Steven Franklin and Aanya Franklin recently asked for a price quote for installing a cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Ongar, Essex. Emmie Hampson and Kacper Hampson recently requested a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Hullbridge. Mr and Mrs Walton recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Latchingdon. Charles Cotterill and Minahil Cotterill recently asked for a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in Roxwell.
Loughton Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Loughton cat flap installer including large cat flaps, cat flap installation in patio doors in Loughton, cat flap installation in doors Loughton, infrared cat flap installation in Loughton, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, magnetic cat flap installation Loughton, cat flap installation in walls, cat flaps in metal doors, electronic cat flap installations, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors Loughton, cat flap installation quotes, cheap cat flaps, small cat flaps, cat flap repair, Catmate cat flap installations, and more. If there are additional Loughton cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Essex
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All throughout Essex you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Loughton itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Loughton
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Cat Flap Installation Around Loughton
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Loughton streets - Coteford Close, Stony Path, Station Approach, Colebrook Path, Southernhay, Castell Road, Brooklyn Avenue, Conyers Way, Clays Lane, The Elms, Alderton Hill, Debden Road, Stanmore Way, Swan Lane, Crossways, Cheltenham Gardens, Alderton Hall Lane, Chigwell Lane, Thistle Mead, Doubleday Road, Sycamore Close, Appleton Road, Avondale Close, Alderton Close, Avey Lane, Southern Drive, Catherine Close, Campions, as well as the following Loughton area postcodes: IG10 1LA, IG10 1ZB, IG10 2AN, IG10 1LH, IG10 1RW, IG10 1JB, IG10 1BA, IG10 1AN, IG10 1UB, IG10 2AL.
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