Cat Flap Fitter Acle Norfolk (NR13): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your property in Acle, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats kept inside, much like humans, will show signs of irritation. When your cat is permitted instant access to the great outdoors by way of a cat flap, there is a far better likelihood of it staying both physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what sort of cat flap should you install?
The most basic type of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Although this may be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door, the vast majority of Acle cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.
Since this option permits other cats or creatures to enter your home, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced to some degree by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your home, hence keeping out some undesirable visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the Acle area who has a similar collar could perhaps access your house when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
Picking a cat flap that can identify your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is close by.
Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking system. This means that it's got the capability to allow exit from your property only, be fully locked, allow admittance into your house only, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This provides complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. A few of the more advanced devices can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
If you're pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, if you've got a solid wood door on your Acle home. But, if you're looking to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you ought to ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ACLE
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazed door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties too. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances.
A trustworthy Acle cat flap fitter will diligently measure up your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This may take two weeks or so to produce, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as stated previously, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Acle. If you're somewhat dubious about cutting a hole in your back or front door, you may be better off getting in touch with an expert cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This will give you the reassurance that you will wind up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors are lined with steel for additional security. The simplest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed on an external wall. This type of installment is undoubtedly better left to an expert, because it requires considerably more equipment and skill to execute. You will find there are several choices for this installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. This installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Acle - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement providing that the new flap is of a similar size. A specialist Acle cat flap fitter will be glad to take out your old unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, window or door on which it's attached.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazing pane which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately is vital. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ACLE
In and around Acle there are many specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services in windows, walls or doors. It may be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations when it comes to locating a first-rate cat flap fitter. If they have had comparable work done by a local Acle tradesman themselves, and been very happy with the outcome, you can consider that they will do a decent job for you too.
If it isn't possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least 3 different quotes from local handymen before deciding. It's generally sensible not to always go for the cheapest estimate. Check if they provide any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Acle you will end up with a top quality product, which is expertly fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Acle and also in: Halvergate, Stokesby, Upton Green, South Burlingham, Town Green, Hassingham, Fishley, Herringby, Blofield, Lingwood, Fleggburgh, Burlingham Green, Beighton, Billockby, Upton, Damgate, Moulton St Mary, and in these postcodes NR13 3RD, NR13 3JW, NR13 3RF, NR13 3EL, NR13 3DR, NR13 3DX, NR13 3EJ, NR13 3JR, NR13 3DQ, NR13 3ES. Locally based Acle cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode NR13 and the telephone dialling code 01493. Verifying this will make sure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Acle householders will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services.
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Cat Flap Fitters Near Acle
Also find: Fishley cat flap fitters, Halvergate cat flap fitters, Lingwood cat flap fitters, Burlingham Green cat flap fitters, Upton Green cat flap fitters, Fleggburgh cat flap fitters, Billockby cat flap fitters, Beighton cat flap fitters, Herringby cat flap fitters, Hassingham cat flap fitters, Upton cat flap fitters, Moulton St Mary cat flap fitters, Blofield cat flap fitters, Town Green cat flap fitters, Damgate cat flap fitters, South Burlingham cat flap fitters, Stokesby cat flap installation services and more. All these locations are covered by cat flap fitters. Acle property owners can get cat flap installation estimates by clicking here.
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