Cat Flap Fitter Portslade East Sussex (BN41): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Portslade home provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. When kept indoors, cats much like people, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your cat access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. However, what type of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The most basic type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat pass through it. The vast majority of cat owners in Portslade would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this could be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.
As this solution will allow other creatures or cats to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, although it can be improved on a bit by keeping the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot access or leave your house. The drawback here is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar could perhaps get into your house when using this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline access security is to consider a model of cat flap that identifies your pet's micro-chip. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked. Currently, nearly all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admittance into your property only, enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, or have two way entry and exit functionality. This will give you solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the top-end models of cat flap.
If you've got a wooden door in your house in Portslade, fitting you own cat flap should not be that hard. Although, if it is going to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. This type of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented carpenters who'll be happy to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN PORTSLADE
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. A new cat flap cannot be installed into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulating attributes too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A professional cat flap fitter will take measurements of your current double glazing pane and have a local Portslade glazing company make a new purpose made pane. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take a couple of weeks to produce. After fabrication, your old glass can be removed, and the new one put in its place. It will now be possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, solid wooden door panels are the least complicated option with regards to cat flap installation on your property in Portslade. It is often wise to bring in a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way unsure about creating a big hole in your front or back door. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to end up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some doors are lined with steel for added security. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could opt to install a cat flap in an outside wall of your property. This kind of installation is certainly best left to an expert, as it calls for much more skill and equipment to accomplish. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angled access through a pillar is also a possibility. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut into your wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry pal can enter and exit your home whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Portslade - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. A professional Portslade cat flap fitter will gladly remove your old entry unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, door or window on which it's attached.
If the replacement cat flap is being fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must ensure that the glass has been made and installed accurately. If it's found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PORTSLADE
In and around Portslade there are many handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals in relation to locating a first-rate cat flap specialist. If they're willing to recommend someone who they have used, you can be certain that you will be pleased too.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendations, always try to obtain at least three different quotations before coming to a final decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Check whether they supply any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something goes awry as the work is carried out.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Portslade you should wind up with a good quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Portslade and also nearby in: Patcham, West Blatchington, Poynings, Shorehan by Sea, Hangleton, Fulking, Edburton, North Lancing, Mile Oak, Kingston by Sea, Sadlescombe, Coombes, Aldrington, Withdean, Southwick, Botolphs, Southern Cross, as well as in these postcodes BN41 1AB, BN41 1QP, BN41 1GG, BN41 1SE, BN41 2BB, BN41 1SB, BN41 1LT, BN41 1PB, BN41 1BA, BN41 1QR. Locally based Portslade cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode BN41 and the phone code 01273.
Portslade Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Portslade cat flap installer including cat flap installation in metal doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 4-way cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation Portslade, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, microchip cat flap installation in Portslade, electronic cat flap installation, pet flap installations, Staywell cat flap installations, automatic cat flap installations in Portslade, Catmate cat flap installation, small cat flaps in Portslade, infrared cat flap installation Portslade, cat flap installation services in Portslade, conservatory cat flap installation Portslade, Sureflap cat flap installation in Portslade, and lots more. If there are additional Portslade cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
East Sussex Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest East Sussex cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Hull recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Newhaven. Faris and Kacey Sanderson recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Five Ashes. Mr and Mrs Pointer recently asked for an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in Westfield, East Sussex. Evie-Rose Brady in Broad Oak was looking for somebody who could install a locking cat flap in a patio front door in her detached house. John and Hermione Connell recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in Salehurst, East Sussex. Lilianna Elder recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in Wivelsfield. Mr and Mrs Ogden recently asked for a quotation for installing a cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Frant, East Sussex. Mahnoor and Bruno Forbes recently asked for a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Chiddingly, East Sussex.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Portslade
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Cat Flap Installation Around Portslade
In the previous 12 months cat flaps were installed in these Portslade streets: St Richard's Road, Jubilee Road, Clarendon Place, Crown Road, West Street, Wolseley Road, Boundary And Station Roads, Locks Hill, St Aubyns Road, Mill Lane, Norway Street, Helena Close, Vale Road, Valley Road, Symbister Road, High Close, St Michael's Road, Franklin Road, North Street, St Andrew's Road, Kingsway, Buckler Street, Hillside, Vale Gardens, Boundary Road, Freemans Road, Maplehurst Road, and in these East Sussex postcodes: BN41 1AB, BN41 1QP, BN41 1GG, BN41 1SE, BN41 2BB, BN41 1SB, BN41 1LT, BN41 1PB, BN41 1BA, BN41 1QR.
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