Cat Flap Fitter Ashton-in-Makerfield Greater Manchester (WN4): To give your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Ashton-in-Makerfield property. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap. If this sounds like a great idea to you, precisely what sort of cat flap should you choose?
The most rudimentry form of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to give a bit of protection from the weather. Even though this could be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel, the vast majority of cat owners in Ashton-in-Makerfield would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property.
This uncomplicated model can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it is still a long way from being perfect since it enables other cats or creatures to enter into your house.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your home, thus keeping out some unwanted visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar could possible get into your property, is the downside with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices as they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline access security is to use a cat flap that recognises your pet's micro-chip. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in place. For extra flexibility, nearly all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system nowadays. This allows your cat flap to enable only entrance into your home, be locked fully, permit exit from your premises only, or have two-way entry and exit capability. This provides total control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. Based on your pet's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more expensive models.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, if you've got a solid timber door on your home in Ashton-in-Makerfield. Under no circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them packing immediately. It is simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will damage its strength and security, together with its thermal properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new pane. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to produce. Once you've received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. The installation of your cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for installing a new cat flap in Ashton-in-Makerfield, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you are dubious about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to contact a professional to undertake the project for you. This type of task will not be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most cases. You will need to verify what the interior construction of you door is, since for extra security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could choose to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your home. Requiring far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. There are several possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. A square shaped hole will have to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Ashton-in-Makerfield - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a similar size. A decent cat flap fitter in Ashton-in-Makerfield will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding door, wall or window.
Before fitting the new cat flap in double glazing which has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made and installed accurately is essential. The glass panel must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD
In and around Ashton-in-Makerfield there are plenty of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing firms who provide cat flap installation services for doors, walls or windows. There are several ways to find a reputable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they have had similar work completed by a local Ashton-in-Makerfield tradesman themselves, and been happy with the end result, you can consider that they'll do a high quality job for you as well.
If you cannot find an installation specialist through recommendation, always obtain three or four different estimates before making your choice, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you've got some recourse.
A professional cat flap installer in Ashton-in-Makerfield will provide you with a high quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Ashton-in-Makerfield and also in: Golborne, Edge Green, Haydock, Wigan, Garswood, Bickershaw, Haresfinch, Barnfurlong, Billinge, New Boston, Stubshaw Cross, Winstanley, Marus Bridge, Bryn, Blackbrook, Newton-le-Willows, together with these postcodes WN4 0EG, WN4 0AE, WN4 0DX, WN4 0RL, WN4 0NJ, WN4 0NP, WN4 0RG, WN4 0RF, WN4 0TA, WA11 9TD. Locally based Ashton-in-Makerfield cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode WN4 and the telephone dialling code 01942.
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Some Ashton-in-Makerfield roads and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Beechwood Avenue, Lord Street, Princess Road, Upland Drive, Annan Grove, Dodson Close, Farefield Avenue, Dunsdale Drive, Heath Street, Druid Street, Edge Green Road, Wotton Drive, Mason Close, Wigan Road, Prescott Street, Thirlmere Avenue, Thurlby Close, Elmwood Avenue, Woodfield Crescent, Lilac Road, Glebe Avenue, Old Hall Drive, Brook Street, Hepworth Close, Windsor Road, Sandling Drive, Wyatt Grove, Linkway Avenue, Rigby Street, as well as the following local Ashton-in-Makerfield postcodes: WN4 0EG, WN4 0AE, WN4 0DX, WN4 0RL, WN4 0NJ, WN4 0NP, WN4 0RG, WN4 0RF, WN4 0TA, WA11 9TD.
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