Cat Flap Fitter Barnstaple Devon (EX31): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Barnstaple, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. When continuously kept inside, cats just like people, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your cat access to the world outside via a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best form of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most straightforward kind of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to give protection from the weather, but permit the cat go through. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most cat owners in Barnstaple, who would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although it might be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this solution will allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. No animal will be able to leave or get into your home unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar could possible access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap that's can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next stage in Barnstaple feline access security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. Currently, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable admittance into your premises only, permit only exit from your home, or have two way entry and exit functionality. This will give you a variety of choices on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. A few more advanced models can be programmed to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, in line with yours and your pet's needs.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Barnstaple house, and reasonable do-it-yourself abilities. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BARNSTAPLE
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. It's simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its security, strength and insulating properties. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A reliable Barnstaple cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. You might have to wait a week or two for this pane to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. When your new glass panel is delivered, the fitter will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to fit the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Barnstaple, as was previously mentioned, are wood door panels. If you're a little dubious about creating an opening in your front or back door, you might be happier bringing in a professional handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you will end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been done in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be fitted into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security, which could cause issues. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always elect to install the cat flap into an exterior wall of your property. Calling for much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely best left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar is also possible. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your selected wall. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Barnstaple - If you already have a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's broken or not working properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. Your cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the door, window or wall, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed pane which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately is essential. If it's found this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BARNSTAPLE
Whether you want your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you will find that there are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing firms in the Barnstaple area who'll be glad to help. There is no better method of locating an excellent cat flap fitter than by asking family and friends for recommendations. If they are willing to recommend someone who they have used, you can be sure that you will be pleased as well.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek at least 3 estimates from local Barnstaple handymen. Study these closely and never always opt for the cheapest quote, because this will not necessarily be the best. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Barnstaple will provide you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Barnstaple and also nearby in: Fremington, Lydacott, Landkey, Tawstock, Swimbridge, Shirwell, Strangeways, Ashford, Umberleigh, Goodleigh, Roundswell, Sticklepath, Miles Platting, Whiddon Valley, Bishops Tawton, together with these postcodes EX31 1RG, EX31 1RZ, EX31 1TR, EX31 1JJ, EX31 1RB, EX31 1PR, EX31 1BX, EX31 1GE, EX31 1NY, EX31 1RF. Local Barnstaple cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01271 and the postcode EX31.
Barnstaple Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be completed by your local Barnstaple cat flap installer including cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, Catmate cat flap installations in Barnstaple, cat flaps in uPVC doors, large cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, cheap cat flaps Barnstaple, pet flap installation, cat flap installation services in Barnstaple, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap repair in Barnstaple, cat flap installation price quotes, replacement cat flaps, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations Barnstaple, dog flap installations, and lots more. If there happen to be different Barnstaple cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Devon Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Devon cat flap installation enquiries: Minnie Bithell recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in Sandford, Devon. Ameera Mather recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a patio front door in Tavistock, Devon. Tamara and Warren Newton recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Copplestone, Devon. Hattie Styles in Dawlish, Devon was looking for somebody who could install a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in her semi-detached house. Jayson Graham and Katherine Graham recently asked for a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden back door in a terraced house in Lynton. Leyton Matthews recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in North Molton, Devon. Dale Ralph recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a wooden door in Silverton, Devon. Lukas Bryan and Shania Bryan recently requested a quotation for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood back door in South Tawton, Devon.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Barnstaple
Households in Beechwood Avenue, Silver Street, Corporation Street, Derby Road, St Andrews Close, Acland Road, Castle Quay Court, Springfield Crescent, Springfield Avenue, Cleave Park, Allenstyle Gardens, Braunton Road, Corporation Crescent, Cross Meadows, Bellaire Drive, Town Walk, Bakery Way, Boutport Street, Denes Close, Ashleigh Road, Corporation Terrace, Churchill Close, Clarence Place, Sloe Lane, Tanners Road, Shrubbery Close, Somerset Place, Church Lake, Trinity Street, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Barnstaple postcodes: EX31 1RG, EX31 1RZ, EX31 1TR, EX31 1JJ, EX31 1RB, EX31 1PR, EX31 1BX, EX31 1GE, EX31 1NY, EX31 1RF.
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