Cat Flap Fitter Wimborne Minster Dorset (BH21): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Wimborne Minster, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Giving your furry friend easy access to outside world via a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best form of cat flap for your pet?
The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat move through. Of course, this is really basic, and will rarely good enough for most cat owners in Wimborne Minster, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This standard design is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats to enter your house, however it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal without a special collar cannot get into or leave your home. The point that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar could perhaps access your home, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. An enhancement to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
Installing a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines in Wimborne Minster. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Being able to lock it in place is important regardless which cat flap you're buying. These days, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to enable entrance into your property only, permit exit only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. A few of the more expensive cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.
If you are pretty decent at DIY, fitting a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your house in Wimborne Minster. But, if you're looking to install it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to seek outside assistance. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and tools for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN WIMBORNE MINSTER
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. It is simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal attributes. In reality, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.
A reputable Wimborne Minster cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. So your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take one or two weeks to manufacture. After construction, your old glass unit can be taken out, and the new adapted one put in its place. It will now be possible to fit the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as mentioned previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Wimborne Minster. If you're a little nervous about cutting an opening in your front door, you may be happier contacting a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project of this type is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your cat will have the use of an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap installed into an exterior wall of your property in Wimborne Minster, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. Calling for a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it is to be executed correctly. There are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) model. Installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can get out of and into the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wimborne Minster - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. A good cat flap installer in Wimborne Minster will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding door, window or wall.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be necessary to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. If it's found that the previous installation was bodged, the panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WIMBORNE MINSTER
There are a number of different handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers in the Wimborne Minster area, who provide cat flap installation in whatever door or structure you require. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations in relation to finding a decent cat flap specialist. If they are confident enough to recommend somebody who they've used, you can be certain that you'll be pleased also.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, seek at least three quotes from local Wimborne Minster handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't automatically go with the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.
A professional cat flap installer in Wimborne Minster will provide you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Wimborne Minster and also nearby in: Stanbridge, Lower Barnsley, Furzehill, Oakley, Little Canford, Tadden, Leigh, Canford Bottom, Merley, Walford, Knobcrook, Ashington, Pilford, Canford Magna, Hillbutts, Colehill, Bothenwood, Clapgate, as well as in these postcodes BH21 1QE, BH21 1BD, BH21 1RA, BH21 1QX, BH21 1EF, BH21 1PL, BH21 1LZ, BH21 1AY, BH21 1UW, BH21 1PE. Locally based Wimborne Minster cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code 01202 and the postcode BH21.
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Recent Dorset cat flap installation projects: Zac Hanson was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in his detached house in Charminster. Brandon Gibb recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Charlton Marshall, Dorset. Ezra Wood recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Charlton Marshall. Kourtney Plant in Bridport was looking for somebody who could install a 2-way cat flap in a wooden door in her bungalow. Rome Kell recently requested a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden door in Burton, Dorset. Mr and Mrs Plant recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in Maiden Newton. Kurtis and Elisa Townend recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Corfe Mullen. Vlad and Maisy Roach recently requested a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Swanage, Dorset.
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