Cat Flap Fitter Newton Abbot Devon (TQ12): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your property in Newton Abbot, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grumpy when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. But, what type of cat flap is better in your case?
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A sheet of flexible material hung over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be sufficient for most cat owners in Newton Abbot, who would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it may be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This standard design is still far from ideal since it allows other cats or creatures to get into your home, nevertheless it can be improved on a little with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar will be able to access your home when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
A model of cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's microchip, is the next level in Newton Abbot feline access security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and permit only your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
The ability to lock it in position is vital no matter which cat flap you are buying. For extra security, most cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that it has the capability to be fully locked, allow exit from your home only, permit entry into your home only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This gives you a variety of options on exactly how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. A few higher end models can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your requirements.
If you have a wooden door in your house in Newton Abbot, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
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Double Glazing Installations - If you hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.
A reputable Newton Abbot cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your current panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. As part of its structure this new glazed unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This might take one or two weeks to manufacture, but it's the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new glass pane shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The installation of your cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for new cat flap installations in Newton Abbot, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber door panels. If you're dubious about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to call on a specialist to do the job for you. This sort of project will not be too expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be cheaper to swap the panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could opt to install the cat flap on an external wall of your home. This form of installation is certainly better left to an expert, because it calls for far more skill and equipment to execute. You could go for a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle version which enables entry via a pillar. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut out of your specified wall. A suitable cat flap is then installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Newton Abbot - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. An experienced Newton Abbot cat flap installer will be glad to take off your old unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it is secured.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must check that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed correctly. The pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NEWTON ABBOT
In and around Newton Abbot there are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. There are several ways of tracking down a competent cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking relatives and friends. If they have had similar work completed by a local Newton Abbot tradesman, and been pleased with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a first-rate job for you as well.
If you cannot find an installer through recommendations, always try to get at least three different quotations before making a final decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Check if they provide any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go awry when the work is carried out.
If you take your time and pick a reliable Newton Abbot cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a high quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give good service to you and your furry friend for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Newton Abbot and also in: Abbotskerswell, East Ogwell, West Ogwell, Combeinteignhead, Two Mile Oak, Wolborough, Kingsteignton, Milber, Penn Inn, Wilborough, Highweek, Ogwell, North Wilborough, Netherton, as well as in these postcodes TQ12, TQ12 1EH, TQ12 1EX, TQ12 1AL, TQ12 1PQ, TQ12 1FR, TQ12 1PJ, TQ12 1LE, TQ12 1NT, TQ12 1EZ. Local Newton Abbot cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01626 and the postcode TQ12.
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All throughout Devon you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Newton Abbot itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Newton Abbot
In the past 12 months cat flaps have been installed in the following Newton Abbot streets: Steppes Meadow, Hilton Road, Bearne's Lane, Rosemary Avenue, St Annes Court, Ridgeway Road, Stoneleigh Close, Collett Way, Jubilee Road, Orleigh Park, Victory Close, Kingskerswell Road, Firestone Lane, Bury Road, Prince Street, Quay Terrace, Forde Road, Broadmeade Court, Spencer Road, Cedar Road, Howards Way, Union Street, Perry Lane, Pomeroy Road, Larksmead Close, Moorsend, Broadridge Close, Kiln Orchard, Oak Lawn, and in these Devon postcodes: TQ12, TQ12 1EH, TQ12 1EX, TQ12 1AL, TQ12 1PQ, TQ12 1FR, TQ12 1PJ, TQ12 1LE, TQ12 1NT, TQ12 1EZ.
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