Cat Flap Fitter Bedlington Northumberland (NE22): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Bedlington home. Cats that are kept indoors, just like humans, can show signs of irritation. Giving your cat accessibility to world outside with a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, precisely what form of cat flap should you fit?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to offer a bit of protection from the elements. Most cat owners in Bedlington would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house, although this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this solution can allow other cats or animals to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This requires your cat to have a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. This means that any animal without a special collar cannot access or leave your house. Once again this is a relatively simple type of cat flap, because any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar can still get into your home. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in Bedlington feline entrance security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will allow multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your micro-chipped pets to exit or enter.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure it is of a design that can be locked into position. For extra security, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that it has the capability to permit exit only, be fully locked, enable only entry into your home, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This will give you a number of choices on exactly how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. In line with your cat's and your needs, there is even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with some of the more expensive devices.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you've got a solid wood door on your Bedlington home. Although, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. These types of fixtures require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap installer or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BEDLINGTON
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will take away its thermal insulation properties, security and strength. In reality, it makes your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Bedlington cat flap fitter will measure your current panel and put in an order for the new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it might take a week or more to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber door panels are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Bedlington. If you are somewhat nervous about making an opening in your front or back door, you may be better off hiring an expert cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. A project like this should not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty will be using a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be fitted into uPVC doors. You'll have to verify what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. A one-piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be more economical to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed in an external wall. Needing a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely better left to a specialist, if it's to be executed successfully. Most wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar is also an option. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap is then fitted to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bedlington - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A decent cat flap installer in Bedlington will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding window, wall or door.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is necessary to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. If you discover this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BEDLINGTON
There are a number of specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies in the Bedlington area, that offer cat flap fitting in whatever door or fabrication you need. There is no better strategy for tracking down an excellent cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. If they are confident enough to recommend an individual who they have used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased as well.
If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendations, always get two or three different price quotes before coming to a decision, please remember that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you have some recourse.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Bedlington cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a top quality product, that is installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your cat for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bedlington and also nearby in: Cambois, Shankhouse, West Sleekburn, Scotland Gate, Choppington, High Pit, Stannington, Guide Post, Clifton, Hepscott, Dinnington, Morpeth, Mitford, East Cramlington, Nelson Village, Loansdean, Blyth, together with these postcodes NE22 5PD, NE22 5DG, NE22 5HP, NE22 5SG, NE22 5JB, NE22 5RB, NE22 5BG, NE22 5NW, NE22 5QW, NE22 5HS. Local Bedlington cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01670 and the postcode NE22.
Bedlington Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Bedlington cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in doors, microchip cat flap installation in Bedlington, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, replacement cat flaps, cat flap repair Bedlington, cat flap installation services, cat flap installation quotations, infrared cat flap installation Bedlington, Petsafe cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations in Bedlington, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Bedlington, cat flap installation in glass doors, large cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, electronic cat flap installation Bedlington, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Bedlington cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Northumberland Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Northumberland cat flap installation projects: Hattie Dickinson and Hayden Dickinson recently requested an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Ancroft. Imran Costa recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Ellington. Leyla Cummins and Kobi Cummins recently requested an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in Heddon on the Wall. Ranveer Edmonds and Amina Edmonds recently asked for a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Newbiggin By the Sea, Northumberland. Reyansh Ryder was looking for someone to install a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in his semi-detached house in Broomhaugh. Lyra and Kristian Davie recently asked for a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in Stamfordham, Northumberland. Mr and Mrs London recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in Rothbury. Asia Wells recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in Longframlington, Northumberland.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Bedlington
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Cat Flap Installation Around Bedlington
Cat flaps were recently installed for people living in Trotter Grove, Balmoral Close, Acomb Court, Bridge Terrace, Dene View West, Stirling Drive, Stead Lane, Station Road, Skipton Close, Augustus Drive, Trevelyan Avenue, Demesne Drive, Cherrytree Court, The Grange, The Crest, Beech Grove, Deanery Street, Delaval Court, Carisbrooke, Summerson Way, Belle Vue Terrace, Bishops Meadow, St Johns Crescent, Barnard Close, Corchester Road and these Bedlington postcodes: NE22 5PD, NE22 5DG, NE22 5HP, NE22 5SG, NE22 5JB, NE22 5RB, NE22 5BG, NE22 5NW, NE22 5QW, NE22 5HS.
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