Cat Flap Fitter Alcester Warwickshire (B49): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your house in Alcester, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Rather like people, when kept inside, cats will likely start to show signs of frustration and unease. When your cat is allowed instant access to the great outdoors by means of a cat flap, there is a much better chance of it staying both physically and mentally fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but precisely what is best form of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A sheet of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. The majority of Alcester cat owners would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although this could be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This standard design is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your property, but it can be somewhat improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your house, hence avoiding some unwanted visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the Alcester area that has a similar model of collar can easily get into your home with this sort of cat flap installed. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The kind of cat flap which is able to identify your cat's own microchip, is the next stage in Alcester feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing exit or entry to pets that are microchipped.
When you are buying a cat flap, you should make certain it is of a type that can be locked. For extra security, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. Which means that it's got the capability to be fully locked, allow exit from your house only, permit entry into your house only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This offers full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The facility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your cat's and your needs is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you've got a wood door on your house in Alcester, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. Although, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it yourself. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ALCESTER
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulating properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing company make a new purpose made one. This new glazed pane will have a hole cut out as part of its structure where the cat flap can be fitted. You might have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be made, but if you want a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once your new panel of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to fit your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for new cat flap installations in Alcester, as was previously mentioned, are solid wood door panels. If you're dubious about creating a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to call on an expert to complete the task for you. This sort of task won't be all that expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You or your fitter will need to verify what the interior construction of you door actually is, since for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The easiest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always elect to install your cat flap into an external wall of your home in Alcester. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's definitely better left to the pros. There are a couple of options for this kind of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) model. A neat square shaped hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. An appropriate cat flap is then attached to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Alcester - If you already have a cat flap installed on your door, wall or window, but it is broken or not functioning properly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding wall, door or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way is vital. The pane will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ALCESTER
Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even glazing companies in the Alcester area who'll be willing to oblige. There are various ways to find a decent cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they are willing to recommend someone who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek at least 3 estimates from local Alcester tradesmen. Study these quotes closely and never automatically opt for the cheapest option, as this will often not be the best one. Enquire about any guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it written down in black and white, in case something should go amiss.
If you take your time and choose a trustworthy Alcester cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your cat for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Alcester and also in nearby places like: Wilmcote, Kings Coughton, Inkberrow, Dunnington, Aston Cantlow, Arrow, Astwood Bank, Sambourne, Oversley Green, Coughton, Cladswell, Great Alne, Temple Grafton, Broom, Kinwarton, Cookhill, together with these postcodes B49 5BX, B49 6BZ, B49 5EB, B49 6AJ, B49 5DL, B49 5BL, B49 6PR, B49 5QU, B49 5AA, B49 5RB. Local Alcester cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01789 and the postcode B49. Checking this will make sure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Alcester homeowners are able to benefit from these and many other related services.
Warwickshire Cat Flap Fitters
Around Warwickshire you will also find: Burton Dassett cat flap installers, Hurley cat flap installers, Napton on the Hill cat flap fitter, Tanworth in Arden cat flap fitter, Hartshill cat flap fitters, Aston Cantlow cat flap installers, Binley Woods cat flaps, Curdworth cat flap installation, Burton Dassett cat flaps, Quinton cat flap fitter, Quinton cat flaps, Stockton cat flap fitters, Baginton cat flap fitter, Brinklow cat flap fitters, Budbrooke cat flap fitters, Fenny Compton cat flaps, Ettington cat flap installers, Wolvey cat flap installers, Wilmcote cat flaps, Stretton on Dunsmore cat flap installers, Burton Dassett cat flap installation, Hurley cat flap fitter, Tanworth in Arden cat flap fitter, Snitterfield cat flaps, Salford Priors cat flaps, Cawston cat flap fitter, Barford cat flap fitters, Temple Herdewyke cat flaps, Ettington cat flap fitters.
There are loads of individuals in the Warwickshire area who'll be delighted to assist you with your cat flap installation, and if you are unable to find someone who suits in Alcester itself, you should be able to find a cat flap installer close by.
Alcester Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Alcester cat flap fitter including automatic cat flap installations, cat flap upgrades, electronic cat flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, the installation of cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap repairs Alcester, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, the installation of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap installation in doors, infrared cat flap installation in Alcester, magnetic cat flaps Alcester, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the installation of dog flaps, Sureflap cat flap installation in Alcester, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into porches, cat flap replacement, large cat flaps, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into wooden doors Alcester, cat flap removal Alcester, Catmate cat flap installation, small cat flaps in Alcester, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into patio doors Alcester, and more. If there are some other Alcester cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Alcester companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of cat flap installation services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Alcester
Also find: Astwood Bank cat flap fitters, Aston Cantlow cat flap fitters, Sambourne cat flap fitters, Great Alne cat flap fitters, Wilmcote cat flap fitters, Dunnington cat flap fitters, Oversley Green cat flap fitters, Inkberrow cat flap fitters, Broom cat flap fitters, Cookhill cat flap fitters, Kinwarton cat flap fitters, Cladswell cat flap fitters, Temple Grafton cat flap fitters, Coughton cat flap fitters, Arrow cat flap fitters, Kings Coughton cat flap installation services and more. The majority of these locations are served by cat flap fitters. Alcester property owners can get estimates by going here.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Alcester
Cat flaps were recently installed for folks living in Meadow Road, Allimore Lane, Gunnings Road, Abbey Close, Springfields Road, High Street, Greville Road, Alcester Heath, Primrose Lane, Alauna Avenue, Wharrage Road, St Nicholas Close, Regency Drive, Arrow Crescent, Boteler Close, Lea Close, Henley Street, Roman Way, Riverside, Chantry Crescent, Ropewalk, Georgian Close, Hadrians Walk, Poplar Close, Meadow View Close, Collins Way, Gas House Lane and these Alcester postcodes: B49 5BX, B49 6BZ, B49 5EB, B49 6AJ, B49 5DL, B49 5BL, B49 6PR, B49 5QU, B49 5AA, B49 5RB. Work was completed in these places by an expert cat flap fitter. Alcester business and home owners benefited from competent and top notch cat flap installation services on every occasion.
More Warwickshire cat flap fitters: Kenilworth, Whitnash, Warwick, Southam, Bidford-on-Avon, Alcester, Polesworth, Leamington Spa, Coleshill, Studley, Bulkington, Atherstone, Nuneaton, Rugby, Kingsbury, Wellesbourne, Shipston-on-Stour, Bedworth and Stratford-upon-Avon.
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