Cat Flap Fitter Taunton Somerset (TA1): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your home in Taunton, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept inside, cats as with people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your cat access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. If this seems like a great idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you install?
The most fundamental form of cat flap, is just that. A sheet of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Of course, this is really basic, and will not be adequate for most Taunton cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it may be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This simple model can be to some degree improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter into your home.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and access or leave your home, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The point that any other cat in the area that's got a similar collar will be able to get into your property, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's micro-chip, is the next level in feline entry security. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one pet it will accept multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a type that can be locked. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking system for extra flexibility. This means that the cat flap can allow only exit from your home, enable entrance into your house only, be fully locked, or be set for two way exit and entry. This gives you choices for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there's even the option to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the high end devices.
If you're fairly good at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your property in Taunton. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN TAUNTON
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and give them the boot. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the insulating attributes too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a local Taunton glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. This new pane will arrive with a hole cut out as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. This could take a week or more to manufacture, but it is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. The fitting of your cat flap can then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood door panels are the least complicated option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your home in Taunton. It is normally better to get in touch with a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all hesitant about creating a big hole in your front or back door. This should give you the reassurance that you'll wind up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some door panels are steel lined for added security. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could opt to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your home in Taunton. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more equipment and skill to fit, so it's definitely best left to a professional. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to enable your cat to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Taunton - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can still be used provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer should be able to remove the old cat flap, without damaging the door, wall or window, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is to be fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must check that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way. If you discover that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TAUNTON
There are many specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing firms in the Taunton area, that provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or structure you need. It may be possible to ask friends and family for referrals with regards to locating an excellent cat flap installer. If they're willing to recommend someone who they've used, you can be certain that you will be pleased also.
If it isn't feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different estimates from local cat flap fitters before choosing. It is generally smart not to always go with the cheapest estimate. Ask about any guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take care and choose a reputable Taunton cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a good quality product, that is installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Taunton and also in nearby places like: Creech St Michael, Trull, Galmington, Henlade, Bradford-on-Tone, Priorswood, Monkton Heathfield, Bishops Hull, Norton Fitzwarren, Holway, Bathpool, Lambrook, Staplegrove, Obridge, Ruishton, and in these postcodes TA1 1LN, TA1 1RX, TA1 1TP, TA1 1ND, TA1 1HE, TA1 1LD, TA1 1HR, TA1 1AJ, TA1 1SZ, TA1 1EP. Local Taunton cat flap installers will likely have the telephone code 01823 and the postcode TA1.
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All throughout Somerset you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Taunton itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Taunton cat flap installer including infrared cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation, dog flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in glass doors Taunton, cat flap repair, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors Taunton, Petsafe cat flap installations in Taunton, replacement cat flaps, pet flap installation, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Taunton, Sureflap cat flap installations in Taunton, large cat flaps Taunton, and more. If there happen to be other Taunton 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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Cat Flap Installation Around Taunton
Households in Tirhill, Sand Street, Sundew Close, Salisbury Street, Coleford Water, Dunkleys Way, The Leat, Stockers Close, Colin Avenue, Dare Close, Cross Keys, Calvados Road, Barton Close, Amberd Lane, Bodmin Road, Dillons Road, Bradford Close, Cotlake Rise, Craig Lea, Brooke Road, Adcombe Road, St James Street, Chelmer Close, Crossway, Cyril Street West, Cleveland Street, Tithe Meadows, Cook Way, Coombe Bottom, The Fairways, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Taunton postcodes: TA1 1LN, TA1 1RX, TA1 1TP, TA1 1ND, TA1 1HE, TA1 1LD, TA1 1HR, TA1 1AJ, TA1 1SZ, TA1 1EP.
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