Cat Flap Fitter Nailsea Somerset (BS48): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Nailsea property gives your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept inside, just like humans, can often show signs of irritability. Having easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is best style of cat flap for your pet?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through. The majority of cat owners in Nailsea would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although this could be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
Because this option can allow other cats or creatures to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, though it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal will be able to get into or leave your property unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar style of collar could perhaps access your property with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to choose a model of cat flap that identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
Regardless which cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps have a four way locking mechanism nowadays. This allows your cat flap to enable only entrance into your property, permit exit from your house only, be fully locked, or have two way exit and entry capability. This will give you a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. A few of the top-end cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your cat's requirements.
If you have a timber door in your property in Nailsea, installing a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN NAILSEA
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazing door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap cannot be installed into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties too. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.
A dependable Nailsea cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. As a part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This may take a week or so to produce, however it is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, the old glass unit can be removed, and the new one put in. The cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for new cat flap installations in Nailsea, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. It is normally better to get in touch with a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are in any way hesitant about making a big hole in your front or back door. This sort of project will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. However, some uPVC doors have got a steel lining for added security, which may cause some issues. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to exchange this panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always choose to install a cat flap on an external wall of your house in Nailsea. Requiring much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a professional, if it is to be executed correctly. You can opt for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version which enables access through a pillar. This installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to allow your furry friend to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Nailsea - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. Your cat flap fitter will be able to remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the glass will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NAILSEA
In and around Nailsea there are a number of different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing suppliers who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations in relation to tracking down a good cat flap fitter. If they are happy to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you'll be happy as well.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendations, always try to obtain two or three different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Nailsea you will wind up with a quality product, that's expertly fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Nailsea and also nearby in: Flax Bourton, Wraxall, Long Ashton, Failand, Portbury, Tickenham, St Marys Grove, Claverham, West Town, Clapton-in-Gordano, Brockley, East End, Backwell, Portishead, Kenn, Chelvey, Farleigh, together with these postcodes BS48 2AS, BS48 2FZ, BS21 6SQ, BS48 1JE, BS48 2HN, BS48 2DU, BS48 2BP, BS48 1HT, BS21 6SF, BS48 2FB. Local Nailsea cat flap installers will likely have the postcode BS48 and the dialling code 01275.
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The latest Somerset cat flap installation projects: Umair Bowler was looking for someone to install a cat flap in a glass back door in his bungalow in Dunster, Somerset. Milo Clough and Adele Clough recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a hardwood door in Farrington Gurney, Somerset. Calvin and Elissa Storey recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a hardwood front door in Street. Mr and Mrs Gilbert recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in Somerton. Melanie Doble in Easton in Gordano, Somerset was looking for someone who could install a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in her detached house. Giovanni Jacques recently asked for an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a patio back door in Bruton, Somerset. Jesse Coffey recently requested a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass door in a semi-detached house in Ruishton, Somerset. Karter and Allegra Palmer recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden door in Curry Rivel, Somerset.
Nailsea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Nailsea cat flap installer including pet flap installation, microchip cat flap installation in Nailsea, cheap cat flaps, electronic cat flap installations in Nailsea, replacement cat flaps, cat flap repairs in Nailsea, 2-way cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation in Nailsea, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap removal Nailsea, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Staywell cat flap installations Nailsea, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors, small cat flaps Nailsea, infrared cat flap installation in Nailsea, conservatory cat flap installations Nailsea, and lots more. If there are other Nailsea cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Nailsea
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Nailsea streets and areas - Burrington Close, Falmouth Close, Valley Way Road, Strawberry Close, Causeway, Wincanton Close, Mayflower Gardens, High Street, Chantry Close, Chesterton Drive, Nightingale Gardens, St Ives Close, Fosse Lane, Four Acres Close, Gleneagles Close, Cerney Gardens, Greenfield Crescent, Woodford Close, Huntley Grove, Riverway, Laurel Drive, Greenhill Close, The Maples, Greenslade Gardens, May Tree Close, St Mary's Grove, as well as these Nailsea area postcodes: BS48 2AS, BS48 2FZ, BS21 6SQ, BS48 1JE, BS48 2HN, BS48 2DU, BS48 2BP, BS48 1HT, BS21 6SF, BS48 2FB.
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