Cat Flap Fitter Stanford-le-Hope Essex (SS17): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Stanford-le-Hope house. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when kept inside, and not able to roam free. Giving your furry friend easy access to world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. However, what kind of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a bendable bit of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat pass through. The majority of cat owners in Stanford-le-Hope would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although this may be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel.
This standard design is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or animals a way to enter into your property, however it can be improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal will be able to access or leave your property unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Once again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area who's got a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
A cat flap that's can be recognised by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in Stanford-le-Hope feline access security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will take multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting exit or entry to pets that have a micro-chip.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold these days boast a four way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can allow entry into your premises only, allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This will provide you with a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. A few of the more advanced models can be programmed to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your needs.
If you've got a wood door in your property in Stanford-le-Hope, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN STANFORD-LE-HOPE
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps can't be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its thermal attributes, strength and security. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Stanford-le-Hope cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. As part of its construction this new double glazed unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted neatly into. You might have to wait a week or two for this pane to be manufactured, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. After construction, your old glass unit will be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. The cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as previously mentioned, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Stanford-le-Hope. It's normally wise to contact an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are at all unsure about cutting a big hole in your front or back door. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been done correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. You will need to find out what the interior construction of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed in an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and skill to fit, so it is definitely better left to an expert. You could go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version which allows entry through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will have to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to enable your furry friend to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Stanford-le-Hope - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A reputable cat flap installer in Stanford-le-Hope will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's found that the previous installation was bodged, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN STANFORD-LE-HOPE
In the Stanford-le-Hope area there are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who offer cat flap installation services for walls, windows or doors. There's no better method of tracking down a decent cat flap installer than asking relatives and friends for referrals. You can guarantee that if they've been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you will probably have a much similar experience.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 estimates from local Stanford-le-Hope cat flap installers. Study these carefully and don't always go with the cheapest quotation, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they may offer for their workmanship and make certain it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go awry.
If you take your time and pick a competent Stanford-le-Hope cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for years and years. And all things considered - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Stanford-le-Hope and also in nearby places like: Horndon on the Hill, South Ockendon, Basildon, Grays, South Benfleet, Linford, Corringham, Orsett, Vange, Langdon Hills, North Stifford, Canvey Island, West Tilbury, Mucking, together with these postcodes SS17 0DZ, SS17 0NE, SS17, SS17 0EF, SS17 7AZ, SS17 7AG, SS17 0HH, SS17 0FP, SS17 0HZ, SS17 0NN. Locally based Stanford-le-Hope cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode SS17 and the telephone dialling code 01375.
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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Stanford-le-Hope cat flap fitter including small cat flaps in Stanford-le-Hope, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap replacement, pet flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation in Stanford-le-Hope, electronic cat flap installation Stanford-le-Hope, cat flap installation price quotes, automatic cat flap installations, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations Stanford-le-Hope, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap services, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Catmate cat flap installation, and more. If there happen to be some other Stanford-le-Hope cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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All throughout Essex 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 right cat flap fitter in Stanford-le-Hope itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Stanford-le-Hope
Over the past year cat flaps were installed in these Stanford-le-Hope streets: The Billett, Sheldon Close, Third Avenue, South Hill Crescent, Alderman Walk, Chestnut Walk, Burton Close, Saffron Close, The Avenue, Aldria Road, Champion Close, Scratton Road, The Glen, Somerset Road, The Acres, Chase Road, Caldwell Road, St Johns Mews, Bibby Close, Sheringham Close, Brindles Close, Buckley Close, Sandringham Close, Cornwell Crescent, Corringham Road, Berwood Road, Bracelet Close, and in these Essex postcodes: SS17 0DZ, SS17 0NE, SS17, SS17 0EF, SS17 7AZ, SS17 7AG, SS17 0HH, SS17 0FP, SS17 0HZ, SS17 0NN.
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