Cat Flap Fitter Birkenhead Merseyside (CH41): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Birkenhead property helps to give your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats kept inside, as with people, can often show signs of irritability. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap. However, what form of cat flap is better for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Even though this may be appropriate in a shed door or garden fence panel, most Birkenhead cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
This uncomplicated model is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other animals or cats a means by which to get into your home, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This requires your cat to use a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The point that any other moggy in the Birkenhead area that's got a similar style of collar can easily gain access to your house, is the downside with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The kind of cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Birkenhead feline access security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is vital regardless of what cat flap you're buying. These days, most cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, allow only entry into your home, be fully locked, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives you options for all times of day and night, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. A few of the more advanced models can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
If you've got a wood door on your home in Birkenhead, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. Although, if it has to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt it yourself. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who is sure to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BIRKENHEAD
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not just the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the insulating attributes too. In reality, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
An experienced cat flap fitter will take measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new pane. This new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this pane to be made, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. As soon as your new glass pane shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. The fitting of your cat flap will then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wooden doors are the easiest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your property in Birkenhead. If you are a bit uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front or back door, you may be happier getting in touch with an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty has a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your fitter will need to ascertain what the interior construction of you door is, because for additional security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a steel lining. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could choose to install your cat flap into an exterior wall of your home. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it is certainly better left to the pros. You will find there are a number of choices for this kind of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) style. This installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap can then be attached to each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Birkenhead - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it's broken or not working correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. You local cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel that has been pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is vital. The glass pane will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if you discover that this is not the case and corners were cut during the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BIRKENHEAD
There are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants in the Birkenhead area, that offer cat flap installations thru whatever door or construction you need. There's no better approach to tracking down a good cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. If they are happy to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can guarantee that you'll be happy as well.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different quotes from local cat flap fitters before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to automatically go with the cheapest offer. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Birkenhead you should finish up with a good quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Birkenhead and also in nearby places like: Upton, Thingwall, Prenton, Woodhey, Liscard, Higher Bebington, Seacombe, Wallasey, Poulton, Rock Ferry, New Ferry, Egremont, Prenton East, Moreton, Egerton Park, Oxton, Claughton, as well as in these postcodes CH32 9BF, CH25 9EH, CH41 0AQ, CH41 0EB, CH26 9DE, CH25 9EG, CH26 9DF, CH32 9BD, CH41 0AR, CH41 0DB. Locally based Birkenhead cat flap installers will likely have the postcode CH41 and the phone code 0151.
Cat Flap Fitters Merseyside
Around Merseyside you'll also obtain: Ince Blundell cat flap installers, Lydiate cat flap installers, Haydock cat flap installers, Whiston cat flap installers, Hightown cat flap fitters, Ince Blundell cat flap fitters, Little Altcar cat flap fitters, Aintree cat flap installers, Hightown cat flap installers, Whiston cat flap fitters, Halewood cat flap installation, New Brighton cat flap installers, Halewood cat flap installers, Tarbock cat flap installation, West Kirby cat flap installation, Billinge cat flap installation, Upton cat flap installation, Aintree cat flap installation, Tarbock cat flap installers, Little Altcar cat flap installers, Bold cat flap installers, Barnston cat flap installers, Hoylake cat flap fitters, Eccleston cat flap installers, West Kirby cat flap installers.
All throughout Merseyside you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a suitable cat flap fitter in Birkenhead itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Birkenhead Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Birkenhead cat flap fitter including Catmate cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations in Birkenhead, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation services, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls Birkenhead, microchip cat flap installation Birkenhead, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in doors, dog flap installations Birkenhead, Sureflap cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, replacement cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, and more. If there happen to be additional Birkenhead cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Merseyside
The latest Merseyside cat flap installation requests: Molly Peters in Cronton, Merseyside was looking for someone who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden door in her cottage. Alice Fox recently asked for a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Cronton. Charley Mcfarlane and Hanna Mcfarlane recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in a terraced house in Billinge, Merseyside. Miles Evans was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in his detached house in Rainford, Merseyside. Izzy Sharkey and Brogan Sharkey recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a patio front door in Aintree, Merseyside. Arwen and Mehmet Howells recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in a semi-detached house in Huyton. Roxanne Sneddon recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Thornton. Emanuel Fitzpatrick recently asked for an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in Lydiate.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Birkenhead
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Cat Flap Installation Around Birkenhead
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Birkenhead streets and areas - Connaught Close, St Edwards Close, Cheviot Road, Acrefield Road, Cressington Avenue, Southwick Road, St Werburghs Square, Acuba Grove, Cotswold Road, Bryanston Road, Caerwys Grove, Deverill Road, South Road, Treetops Drive, Simpson Street, Smith Avenue, Amery Grove, Churchill Avenue, Back Menai Street, St Peters Court, Coulthard Road, Ben Nevis Road, Bentinck Place, Conway Drive, Dundonald Street, Devon Gardens, Snowdrop Avenue, Allcot Avenue, as well as these Birkenhead area postcodes: CH32 9BF, CH25 9EH, CH41 0AQ, CH41 0EB, CH26 9DE, CH25 9EG, CH26 9DF, CH32 9BD, CH41 0AR, CH41 0DB.
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