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Anlaby Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Anlaby East Yorkshire (HU4): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Anlaby home provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats which are kept inside, much like people, can show signs of frustration. When your cat is granted instant access to the world outside via a cat flap, there is a much better likelihood of it staying both mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what style of cat flap should you go with?

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The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A piece of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. Even though this might be acceptable in a garden fence panel or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Anlaby would doubtless favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property.

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This basic design is still far from perfect since it allows other creatures or cats to enter into your home, nonetheless it can be improved on to some degree by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.

Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This requires your cat to use a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your house, hence avoiding some unwanted visitors. Again this is a relatively basic kind of cat flap, as any other cat in the area that's got a similar model of collar may be able to get into your house. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.

The next stage in feline access security is to use the kind of cat flap that recognises your cat's micro-chip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.

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No matter which cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that it has the capability to allow exit only, allow only entry into your premises, be locked fully, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This provides you with a number of solutions on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. The facility to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the top-end models of cat flap.

If you're pretty decent at DIY, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your property in Anlaby. Although, if it has to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This type of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who'll be ready to take on such a task.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, as well as its thermal attributes. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances whatsoever.

A trustworthy Anlaby cat flap installer will carefully take the measurements of your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a couple of weeks to produce. Once your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installation of the cat flap will then be carried out.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Anlaby, as was mentioned previously, are solid timber doors. If you're a bit dubious about creating a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you might be better off getting in touch with a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to end up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been completed correctly and without causing harm to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You will need to establish what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap installed into an outside wall of your home in Anlaby, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing considerably more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be executed correctly. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access via a pillar is also an option. A square shaped hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can get in and out of your home whenever it wants.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Anlaby - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A professional Anlaby cat flap fitter will be happy to remove your old device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, door or window on which it's attached.

If the replacement cat flap is being installed in a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.


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There are a number of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in the Anlaby area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or construction you need. There is no better strategy for tracking down a good cat flap installer than by asking friends and family for referrals. If they are prepared to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can guarantee that you'll be happy as well.

If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least 3 different estimates from local handymen before coming to a decision. It's generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Ask about any guarantees they might provide for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in black and white, in case something should go awry.

If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Anlaby you should finish up with a top quality product, which is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.

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Cat flap weatherproofing is indispensable in upholding the safety and comfort of indoor and outdoor cats. Preventing rain, wind and draughts from seeping into the house, a correctly weatherproofed cat flap ensures a dry and warm environment for the feline. For a tight barrier against the elements, choose cat flaps with superior quality insulating materials and seals. Additionally, the entrance can be shielded from harsh weather conditions by installing a weatherproof tunnel extension. To maintain the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a weather-protected and comfy space for the cat, regular maintenance is essential, including checking seals for wear and tear. (74815 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Anlaby)

Anlaby Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Anlaby Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Anlaby cat flap installer including the installation of microchip cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap draughtproofing, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap positioning advice, dog flap installation, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in glass doors, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in patio doors Anlaby, cat flap services, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into porches, cat flap upgrades, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into French doors, cat flap installation in doors, large cat flaps, 2-way cat flap installation in Anlaby, cat flaps in metal doors, small cat flaps Anlaby, cheap cat flaps in Anlaby, cat flap installation in walls, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap repairs, cat flap weatherproofing, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors, and more. If there are some other Anlaby cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the activities that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Anlaby professionals will inform you of their entire range of cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter Anlaby content was revised and updated on 07-11-2023)