Cat Flap Fitter Aldridge West Midlands (WS9): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Aldridge house provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, just like humans, can often show signs of irritability. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your pet easy access to outside world with a cat flap. However, what type of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material hung over it, to provide protection from the elements, but let the cat move through. Though this might be suitable for a fence panel or outhouse door, the majority of cat owners in Aldridge would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property.
This uncomplicated model can be improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way off being ideal since it enables other cats or creatures to enter into your home.
A step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and get into or leave your house, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar can still access your house with this sort of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Having a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in entrance gadgets for felines in Aldridge. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
The ability to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you're buying. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only admittance into your premises, permit exit only, be locked fully, or have two way entry and exit capability. This offers total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. The facility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and based on your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be fairly simple if you have a solid timber door on your Aldridge property, and decent do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you are planning to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should seek outside assistance. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ALDRIDGE
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its insulating attributes, strength and security. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances.
A reputable Aldridge cat flap installer will carefully take the measurements of your existing pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be made, but if you need a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. After construction, the old glass pane will be taken out, and the new one put in its place. It will now be possible to fit the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wooden doors are the easiest alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your home in Aldridge. If you're somewhat uncomfortable with creating an opening in your door, you might be better off bringing in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you'll finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You will need to determine what the internal structure of you door actually is, since for extra security certain uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to replace the panel with a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could always opt to install a cat flap on an outside wall of your house in Aldridge. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's certainly better left to a specialist. You'll find there are a couple of options for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) style. A square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can get in and out of your home whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Aldridge - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap installed, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. A decent cat flap fitter in Aldridge will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without harming the door, window or wall.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the glass will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ALDRIDGE
In and around Aldridge there are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing firms who provide cat flap installation services for windows, doors or walls. There's no better strategy for tracking down an excellent cat flap fitter than asking friends and relations for referrals. You can be certain that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, you'll have a similar experience.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get at least three different estimates from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to always go with the cheapest offer. Ask if they offer any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something goes amiss when the work is undertaken.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Aldridge will provide you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Aldridge and also in nearby places like: Pool Green, Druids Heath, Four Oaks, Stubbers Green, Clayhanger, Daisy Bank, Hill Hook, Vigo, Harden, Rushall, Shire Oak, Little Aston, Daw End, Mill Green, Coal Pool, Hardwick, and in these postcodes WS9 8AX, WS9 8QF, WS9 8PH, WS9 8QW, WS9 8AN, WS9 8GB, WS9 8DB, WS9 8HP, WS9 0HU, WS9 8PZ. Locally based Aldridge cat flap installers will probably have the postcode WS9 and the telephone code 01543.
West Midlands Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted West Midlands cat flap installation requests: Benedict Connell recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Dickens Heath. Mr and Mrs Bannister recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in Stechford, West Midlands. Frankie Kouma and Ioan Kouma recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in Bickenhill, West Midlands. Lennox Tang was looking for someone to install a manual locking cat flap in a wooden back door in his bungalow in Knowle, West Midlands. Guy and Elin Powell recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass front door in Stechford. Jessica Walters in Fordbridge, West Midlands was looking for someone who could install a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood front door in her terraced house. Caleb and Saarah Patton recently asked for an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Walsall Wood. Scarlett and Ronnie Broadbent recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in Gornal, West Midlands.
West Midlands Cat Flap Fitters
In the West Midlands area you will additionally discover: Ettingshall cat flap installers, Lyndon cat flap fitters, Shirley cat flap installation, Walsall Wood cat flap installation, Wordsley cat flap fitters, Gornal cat flap installers, Fordbridge cat flap installers, Tividale cat flap installation, Kingstanding cat flap installers, Cheswick Green cat flap installation, Hockley Heath cat flap fitters, Allesley cat flap installation, Stechford cat flap installation, Dorridge cat flap installation, Kingshurst cat flap installers, Dickens Heath cat flap installation, Edgbaston cat flap installation, Allesley cat flap installers, Streetly cat flap fitters, Four Oaks cat flap installation, Coseley cat flap installers, Knowle cat flap installation, Darlaston cat flap installation, Edgbaston cat flap installers, Short Heath cat flap installation, Northfield cat flap installers.
All throughout West Midlands you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the right cat flap fitter in Aldridge itself then you should be able to find one close by.
Aldridge Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Aldridge cat flap fitter including 4-way cat flap installation in Aldridge, cat flap removal, Catmate cat flap installation Aldridge, pet flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Aldridge, automatic cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, cheap cat flaps in Aldridge, cat flap services in Aldridge, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Aldridge, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, magnetic cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation Aldridge, Sureflap cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are some other Aldridge cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Households in Bonner Grove, Little Aston Road, Herbert Road, Hayfield Grove, Lawson Close, Oakley Avenue, Honiton Way, Churn Hill Road, Sussex Avenue, The Briars, Linley Wood Road, Beacon Rise, High Street, Longwood Road, The Leasow, Dartmouth Drive, Moorfields Close, Woodfold Croft, Hepburn Close, Lingmoor Grove, Coppice Lane, Suffolk Grove, Whitehouse Way, Lancaster Avenue, Barr Common Close, Empire Close, Southfield Close, Hereford Close, Dumblederry Lane, Nursery Avenue, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following Aldridge area postcodes: WS9 8AX, WS9 8QF, WS9 8PH, WS9 8QW, WS9 8AN, WS9 8GB, WS9 8DB, WS9 8HP, WS9 0HU, WS9 8PZ.
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