Cat Flap Fitter Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria (LA14): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Barrow-in-Furness, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your furry friend easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you choose?
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A bit of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Barrow-in-Furness cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although it might be okay for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated model can be improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it's still a long way from being perfect since it enables other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your home.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your home, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. Again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar will be able to get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
Picking a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines in Barrow-in-Furness. The details of your cat's microchip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Being able to lock it in place is essential no matter what cat flap you're buying. Currently, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a four way locking system for extra flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can enable only access into your premises, enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will give you a range of solutions on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. The facility to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, as long as you have a solid timber door on your Barrow-in-Furness home. On no account should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This kind of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who'll be happy to accept such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BARROW-IN-FURNESS
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making holes in the double glazing damages not merely the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the insulating attributes too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Barrow-in-Furness cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and order the new one. So the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or more to manufacture. Once you have acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. The installation of your cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as stated earlier, the simplest options for cat flap installation in Barrow-in-Furness. If you are somewhat dubious about creating a sizeable hole in your door, you may be better off getting in touch with an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This sort of project won't be too expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security, which could cause issues. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may 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 chunk cut out of your door, you could always elect to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your house in Barrow-in-Furness. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is definitely better left to a specialist. There are a number of choices for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) model. This installation involves a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your feline friend can get out of and into the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Barrow-in-Furness - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. A trusted cat flap installer in Barrow-in-Furness will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding window, door or wall.
If the substitute cat flap is to be installed into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must double check that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BARROW-IN-FURNESS
There are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing suppliers in the Barrow-in-Furness area, that offer cat flap installations thru whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better approach to finding an excellent cat flap installer than by asking friends and relations for referrals. If they're happy to recommend someone who they have used, you can be certain that you'll be pleased as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Barrow-in-Furness tradesmen. Study these quotes closely and do not always go with the cheapest offer, since this will not necessarily be the best one. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Barrow-in-Furness you will end up with a top quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Barrow-in-Furness and also in: North Scale, Great Urswick, Lindal in Furness, Walney, South End, Roose, Dalton-in-Furness, Isle of Walney, Biggar, Vickerstown, Hawcoat, Askam-in-Furness, Marton, Swarthmoor, Furness Abbey, as well as in these postcodes LA13 0AG, LA13 9JF, LA13 9AL, LA13 9EG, LA13 9AE, LA13 0AS, LA13 0PA, LA13 9AB, LA13 0GP, LA13 0PJ. Locally based Barrow-in-Furness cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode LA14 and the telephone dialling code 01229.
Barrow-in-Furness Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Barrow-in-Furness cat flap fitter including replacement cat flaps, large cat flaps, cat flaps in uPVC doors, infrared cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap services, cheap cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installations Barrow-in-Furness, cat flap removal in Barrow-in-Furness, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation estimates, and more. If there happen to be additional Barrow-in-Furness cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Barrow-in-Furness
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Cat Flap Installation Around Barrow-in-Furness
Some Barrow-in-Furness roads and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Spring Grove, Coast Road, Chichester Place, Stafford Street, Skiddaw Gardens, Durham Street, Buttermere Crescent, Silloth Crescent, Amphitrite Street, Cook Street, Dalton Lane, Badger Court, Blake Street, Aspen Drive, Chatsworth Street, Breast Mill Beck Court, Andover Street, Titchfield Street, School Street, Thurlow Way, Cumbria View, Calder Green, Tennyson Avenue, Cherry Tree Way, Stone Close, Argyle Street, Azalea Walk, Central Drive, Beech Street, Brewery Street, as well as the following local Barrow-in-Furness postcodes: LA13 0AG, LA13 9JF, LA13 9AL, LA13 9EG, LA13 9AE, LA13 0AS, LA13 0PA, LA13 9AB, LA13 0GP, LA13 0PJ.
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