Cat Flap Fitter Bishop Auckland County Durham (DL14): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your home in Bishop Auckland, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats kept inside, much like people, will often show signs of irritation. Giving your furry friend access to the world outside with a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what sort of cat flap should you install?
The simplest form of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in a door and a bendable material is hung over it to offer a bit of protection from the elements. Though this might be acceptable in a garden fence panel or shed door, most Bishop Auckland cat owners would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house.
This standard design can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect because it enables other creatures or cats a means by which to get into your property.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your house unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Bishop Auckland area who's got a similar collar will be able to gain access to your property with this type of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
The next stage in feline access security is to install a model of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is nearby.
No matter which cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in place. These days, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, permit entry into your house only, permit only exit from your home, or be set for two way entry and exit. This provides complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Some of the top-end devices can be set to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements.
If you are pretty good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your property in Bishop Auckland. Although, if it needs to be installed into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt it by yourself. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BISHOP AUCKLAND
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will damage its security, thermal properties and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Bishop Auckland cat flap installer will measure your current pane and put in an order for a brand new one. This new pane will have a pre-cut hole as part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take two weeks or so to produce. Once you've obtained your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Bishop Auckland, as was stated earlier, are solid wood door panels. If you're a bit hesitant about making a hole in your door, you might be happier hiring an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This type of task will not be all that expensive and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, because some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for added security. The simplest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an external wall. Needing far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to the pros, if it is to be completed correctly. There are a couple of options for this installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) style. A square shaped hole will have to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to permit your feline friend to come and go as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bishop Auckland - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. Your cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is to be installed into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately. The pane will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BISHOP AUCKLAND
In the Bishop Auckland area there are many specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies who provide cat flap installation services for windows, walls or doors. There's no better method of tracking down a decent cat flap installer than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they are happy to recommend someone who they've used, you can be certain that you will be pleased also.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Bishop Auckland cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these carefully and do not automatically go with the cheapest quotation, since this will not necessarily be the best of the bunch. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain that it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go wrong.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Bishop Auckland you will finish up with a high quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Bishop Auckland and also nearby in: Auckland Park, Coundon Gate, Coronation, Binchester, Etherley Dene, Coundon, Tindale Crescent, Escombe, Toronto, Woodhouses, South Church, Middlestone, Shildon, Binchester Blocks, together with these postcodes DL14 0TW, DL14 0SU, DL14 0QZ, DL14 6DG, DL14 6BG, DL14 4FT, DL14 6AG, DL14 0YX, DL14 6DD, DL14 0SQ. Locally based Bishop Auckland cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01388 and the postcode DL14.
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County Durham Cat Flap Fitters
In the County Durham area you can additionally get: Burnopfield cat flap installers, Great Lumley cat flap installers, Plawsworth cat flap installers, Eldon Lane cat flap fitters, Wingate cat flap installers, Sherburn cat flap installers, Consett cat flap installers, Cornsay cat flap installers, Heighington cat flap fitters, Esh Winning cat flap installation, Coxhoe cat flap installers, Bearpark cat flap installers, Newton Aycliffe cat flap installation, Cornforth cat flap fitters, Castleside cat flap installers, Eldon Lane cat flap installers, Grindon cat flap fitters, Ebchester cat flap fitters, Thornley cat flap fitters, Bowburn cat flap installation, Hunwick cat flap installation, Framwellgate Moor cat flap fitters, Eldon Lane cat flap installation, Wheatley Hill cat flap installers, Kirklevington cat flap installation, Kirk Merrington cat flap installers, Kelloe cat flap installation, Great Lumley cat flap installation, Kimblesworth cat flap installers, Crook cat flap installers.
Throughout County Durham you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Bishop Auckland itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Bishop Auckland
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In Skipton Grove, St. Andrews Road, Adelaide Street, North Bondgate, Prescott Way, St. Lukes Close, Worcester Place, Priory Grove, Cedar Road, Salisbury Place, Union Street, Richmond Avenue, Alderson Street, Berkeley Grove, Ladysmith Close, Orchard Court, Cumbria Place, Bankside, Baysdale Close, Ravensworth Avenue, Killhope Grove, Oaklea Terrace, Aclet Close, Morland Street, Garden Terrace, Walcher Gardens, Cheesmond Avenue, High Bondgate, Calder Close, as well as the following Bishop Auckland area postcodes: DL14 0TW, DL14 0SU, DL14 0QZ, DL14 6DG, DL14 6BG, DL14 4FT, DL14 6AG, DL14 0YX, DL14 6DD, DL14 0SQ, home and business owners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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Specialist cat flap fitter in DL14 area, telephone code 01388.