Cat Flap Fitter Barnsley South Yorkshire (S70): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your home in Barnsley, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Giving your pet access to the outside world by way of a cat flap can help to keep them mentally and physically fit. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?
The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in a door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to offer some protection from the weather. The vast majority of Barnsley cat owners would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this could be suitable for an outhouse door or fence panel.
Because this option can allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or access your house, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar could possible access your home when using this kind of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner.
Fitting a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines in Barnsley. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. For extra security, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system these days. Which means it has the capability to allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, enable entry into your premises only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This gives you a variety of solutions on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. Some higher end models can be programmed to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be fairly easy if you have a solid timber door on your Barnsley home, and reasonable DIY skills. But, if you're hoping to install it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you need to seek outside help. These situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BARNSLEY
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your new cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its security, insulating attributes and strength. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. This new panel will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take a week or two to produce. Once you have received your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane installed. The installing of your cat flap will then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for cat flap installations in Barnsley, as was stated earlier in this article, are timber door panels. It's normally best to bring in a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are dubious about cutting a hole in your door. This sort of project won't be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most cases. Having said that, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for further security, which could cause issues. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be less expensive to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut into your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could get a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Calling for a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. You will find there are a couple of options for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut into your specified wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can exit and enter your house whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Barnsley - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it is not working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A reliable cat flap fitter in Barnsley will be capable of removing your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the wall, door or window.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. The glass panel will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems, if you discover this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BARNSLEY
In and around Barnsley there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. There's no better method of locating a decent cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. You can be sure that if they have been willing to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, then you'll have a much similar experience.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendation, always try to get three or four different price quotes before making your final choice, please remember that cheapest is often not best. Ask if they supply any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something does happen to go wrong when the work is carried out.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Barnsley you will finish up with a quality product, which is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Barnsley and also nearby in: Gawber, Hoyle Mill, Smithley, Smithies, Monk Bretton, Penistone, Darton, Dodworth, Birdsall, Royston, Silkstone Common, Darfield, Worsbrough, Thurgoland, Grimethorpe, Kendray, and in these postcodes S70 1XX, S70 1QU, S70 1JR, S70 1QW, S70 1JL, S70 1SH, S70 1PB, S70 1JW, S70 1UF, S70 1RY. Local Barnsley cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01226 and the postcode S70.
Barnsley Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Fitters South Yorkshire
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Throughout South Yorkshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the ideal cat flap fitter in Barnsley itself then you should be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Enquiries South Yorkshire
Current South Yorkshire cat flap installation requests: Deen Dyson and Darcy Dyson recently requested a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Brampton Bierlow, South Yorkshire. Beth Busby recently requested a quotation for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in Barnburgh. Khadijah Singh recently asked for a price quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a patio back door in a detached house in Adwick le Street, South Yorkshire. Arielle Rouse recently requested a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Thorne, South Yorkshire. Theodor Keane recently asked for a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden door in Oughtibridge. Qasim Webber and Diya Webber recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Anston. Skylah and Nihal Stringer recently asked for an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Oughtibridge, South Yorkshire. Remi Corrigan was looking for someone to install a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in his detached house in Edenthorpe, South Yorkshire.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Barnsley
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Some Barnsley roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Church View, Castle Close, Bevan Close, Aberford Grove, Darley Avenue, Brampton View, Dean Street, Beck Croft, Beech Close, Albany Close, Bluebell Road, Club Street, Caldervale, Churchfield Court, Cliffe Lane, Blenheim Grove, Abbots Road, Churchfields Close, Tinglebridge, St Helens Avenue, Bole Close, Dove Hill, Cockerham Avenue, Carnforth Road, Delf Cottages, Tanyard, Spencer Street, Trelawny Walk, as well as these Barnsley area postcodes: S70 1XX, S70 1QU, S70 1JR, S70 1QW, S70 1JL, S70 1SH, S70 1PB, S70 1JW, S70 1UF, S70 1RY.
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