Cat Flap Fitter Swanley Kent (BR8): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Swanley property helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. When constantly kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Allowing your pet access to the world outside via a cat flap can help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you fit?
The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A sheet of bendable material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most Swanley cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although it might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated model is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or animals a way to enter into your property, but it can be slightly improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and get into or leave your home, hence avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar style of collar may be able to get into your property, is the downside with this kind of cat flap. An improvement to this device is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner.
The next level in feline entrance security is to install the kind of cat flap that identifies your pet's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting entry or exit to animals that have a micro-chip.
The ability to lock it in place is important regardless of what cat flap you're buying. For added security, most cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be locked fully, permit exit from your house only, enable entry into your home only, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This will provide you with a variety of solutions on exactly how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. Some more expensive models can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your requirements.
If you've got a wooden door in your home in Swanley, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. But, if you are intending to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented handymen who are glad to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SWANLEY
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will diminish its strength, security and thermal attributes. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
It is necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Swanley cat flap fitter will measure your current pane and put in an order for a brand new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new glazed pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a week or more to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass pane will be taken out, and the new adapted one put in. It will now be possible to install and set up the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as I stated earlier, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Swanley. If you are unsure about making a hole in your back or front door, it's it may be better to contact an expert to complete the task for you. This will provide you with the reassurance that you will finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors can have a steel lining for further security. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. This kind of installment is definitely best left to a specialist, since it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are several possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) model. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. An appropriate cat flap is then fitted to both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Swanley - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it's broken or not working properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
If the new cat flap is to be mounted in a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SWANLEY
In and around Swanley there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing firms who provide cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. There's no better way of tracking down a decent cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy as well.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek at least three quotes from local Swanley tradesmen. Study these closely and never always opt for the cheapest offer, because this won't necessarily be the best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Swanley will provide you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Swanley and also in nearby places like: Farningham, Wilmington, Hextable, Kevintown, Hook Green, Darenth, Chislehurst, Questor, Eynsford, St Mary Cray, Crockenhill, Horton Kirby, Dartford, Sidcup, Orpington, Fawkham, together with these postcodes BR8 7AU, BR8 7JU, BR8 7JS, BR8 7LD, BR8 7HZ, BR8 7AQ, BR8 7DX, BR5 3JA, BR8 7PR, BR8 7JX. Locally based Swanley cat flap installers will likely have the postcode BR8 and the telephone code 01322.
Cat Flap Enquiries Kent
Latest Kent cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Hadfield recently asked for an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Tovil, Kent. Kiaan Norton recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood front door in Sole Street. Ronnie Mcavoy and Lola-Rose Mcavoy recently asked for a quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden back door in Eastchurch, Kent. Eve Glover recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden door in Goudhurst, Kent. Hibba Kane and Patryk Kane recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass front door in Sutton At Hone, Kent. Mr and Mrs Mcgrath recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Great Chart, Kent. Sumayyah and Wojciech Browne recently requested a quotation for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Ulcombe, Kent. Haaris Denton recently asked for a quotation for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Shepherdswell, Kent.
Swanley Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Swanley cat flap installer including electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors, microchip cat flap installation in Swanley, Sureflap cat flap installations Swanley, cat flap installation in metal doors in Swanley, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap services Swanley, cat flap removal, Catmate cat flap installations Swanley, cat flap installation in walls, dog flap installations Swanley, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Swanley, cat flap repairs, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation price quotes, magnetic cat flap installation, and lots more. If there happen to be other Swanley cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Throughout Kent you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the right cat flap fitter in Swanley itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Swanley
In the last 12 months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Swanley streets: St Georges Road, Archer Way, Birchwood Park Avenue, The Birches, Broadway, Alexandra Close, Seven Acres, Cedar Close, St Lukes Close, Bower Road, Cray Road, Squires Field, St Anthony Lane, Sounds Lodge, Almond Drive, Sheepcote Lane, Salisbury Avenue, The Oaks, Dawson Drive, Beech Avenue, Stuart Close, Bremner Close, Strawberry Fields, Downsview Close, Bramley Close, School Lane, Court Crescent, and in these Kent postcodes: BR8 7AU, BR8 7JU, BR8 7JS, BR8 7LD, BR8 7HZ, BR8 7AQ, BR8 7DX, BR5 3JA, BR8 7PR, BR8 7JX.
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Specialist cat flap fitter in BR8 area, and dialling code 01322.