Cat Flap Fitter Aberdare

Aberdare Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Aberdare Wales (CF44): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Aberdare home allows your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats as with people, will get grumpy and irritated. When your cat is allowed instant access to the world outside by means of a cat flap, there is a much better likelihood of it staying both physically and mentally fit. If you opt to go with the cat flap option, your next decision will be what is the best type of cat flap.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat go through. Most Aberdare cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although this might be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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This uncomplicated design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it's still a long way from being perfect since it enables other cats or animals to enter into your property.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the Aberdare area that has a similar model of collar could perchance get into your house with this kind of cat flap. An improvement to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner.

The next step-up in feline entry security is to fit the type of cat flap which identifies your pet's microchip. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you must make sure it's of a type that can be locked into position. Nowadays, most cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable access into your premises only, be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, or have two-way exit and entrance functionality. This provides you with a variety of solutions on how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. The wherewithal to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.

If you've got a wooden door in your house in Aberdare, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and show them the gate. A new cat flap can not be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its security, thermal insulation properties and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Aberdare cat flap fitter will measure your existing unit and put in an order for the new one. As part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a week or so to manufacture. As soon as your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The cat flap will then be fitted.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wood doors are the simplest alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your property in Aberdare. If you are dubious about cutting a hole in your front door, it's advisable to call in a specialist to do the work for you. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you'll finish up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been carried out correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - If you do not really want to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an external wall. This form of installment is certainly best left to an expert, as it requires far more skill and equipment to accomplish. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access through a pillar can also be achieved. Installation calls for a neat square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at either end to enable your cat to come and go as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Aberdare - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. A good cat flap fitter in Aberdare will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the wall, door or window.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is important to check that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new cat flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.


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In the Aberdare area there are several professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies who provide cat flap installation services in windows, doors or walls. There is no better method of locating a decent cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for referrals. If they have had similar work carried out by a local Aberdare tradesman, and been satisfied with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a high quality job for you as well.

If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always obtain at least three different estimates before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse.

If you take care and pick a dependable Aberdare cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a top quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give good service to yourself and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Aberdare and also in nearby places like: Ferndale, Maerdy, Llwydcoed, Hirwaun, Penywaun, Treherbert, Abercwmbor, Rhigos, Treorchy, Cwmbach, Aberfan, Aberman, Heolgerrig, Cwmaman, Pentrebach, and in these postcodes CF44 0TD, CF44 6UP, CF44 6DE, CF44 6PJ, CF44 6JB, CF44 6SH, CF44 0DB, CF44 6ED, CF44 6RT, CF44 6RH. Local Aberdare cat flap installers will probably have the postcode CF44 and the phone code 01685. Verifying this should ensure that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Aberdare home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other similar services.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flaps must be weatherproofed for the well-being and comfort of both indoor and outdoor cats in Aberdare. A well-weatherproofed cat flap serves as a crucial barrier against the elements, shielding cats from draughts, rain and wind, and extreme temperatures. This protective approach enhances their overall quality of life and also contributes to their safety.

To weatherproof a cat flap effectively, it is essential to choose materials and design features that can endure changing weather conditions. To ensure a dry and pleasant environment, rainwater must not seep indoors, which requires high-quality seals around the edges of the cat flap. The serious discomfort caused by cold draughts can affect the health and overall contentment of cats. Chilling draughts can be prevented and cats can be ensured to remain warm and cosy by using insulating materials as part of effective weatherproofing.

Cat owners who allow their feline companions to venture outside must make weatherproofing a top priority. Exposure to rain, cold temperatures or strong winds can have a negative impact on the health of a cat. A suitably weatherproofed cat flap becomes a crucial lifeline, offering cats a comfortable and safe entrance to the property. (42068)

Aberdare Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Aberdare Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Aberdare cat flap installer including cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation services Aberdare, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Aberdare, electronic cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap installation in doors Aberdare, replacement cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installations, dog flap installation, electronic cat flaps Aberdare, cat flap installation in glass doors, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flap replacement, magnetic cat flap installation in Aberdare, microchip cat flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into single glazing, 4-way cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation Aberdare, Petsafe cat flap installation Aberdare, cheap cat flaps, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors Aberdare, cat flap repairs, and lots more. If there are additional Aberdare cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the duties that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Aberdare professionals will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.


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(This cat flap fitter Aberdare article was last updated on 07-11-2023)