Cat Flap Fitter Blantyre

Blantyre Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Blantyre Scotland (G72): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Blantyre property provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats which are kept indoors, just like humans, can show signs of frustration. Giving your cat access to the outside world with a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. But, what kind of cat flap is better in your case?

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The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat go through. While this may be suitable for a shed or outhouse door, the majority of Blantyre cat owners would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property.

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This basic model is still far from ideal since it allows other cats or creatures a way to get into your property, but it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.

Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your house, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar might be able to get into your home, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.

The next level in feline entry security is to fit a cat flap that identifies your cat's own micro-chip. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip 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 passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits only your micro-chipped pets to exit/enter.

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Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Most cat flaps sold these days boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can enable only access into your house, enable exit from your house only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives you alternatives for all times of night and day, to control how your cat flap functions. Some of the more expensive devices can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your cat's needs.

If you're fairly good at DIY, installing a cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you have a solid timber door on your house in Blantyre. However, if it is going to be fitted into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it on your own. These types of fittings call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you hire someone who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. It is simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its insulation attributes. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Blantyre cat flap installer will measure your existing panel and order the new one. So the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take a week or so to manufacture. Once you have acquired your new glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new panel fitted. The cat flap will then be installed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for cat flap installations in Blantyre, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood door panels. If you're dubious about cutting a hole in your front door, it's advisable to call on an expert to undertake the project for you. This type of task won't be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. You will have to verify what the interior structure of you door is, since for added security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore 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 you do not want to have a hole cut into your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an outside wall. This form of installation is definitely best left to a specialist, as it calls for much more skill and equipment to execute. You could opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled model which enables entry via a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will have to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can enter and exit the house whenever it wants.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Blantyre - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can still be used as long as the new flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap installer will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the door, wall or window, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is necessary to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new cat flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.


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There are several handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in the Blantyre area, that provide cat flap fitting through whatever door or structure you need. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations with regards to obtaining a decent cat flap installer. You can guarantee that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who's done work for them, you will likely get a very similar level of service.

If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get three or four different quotations from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It is generally sensible not to always go with the cheapest offer. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they might offer for their workmanship and make sure that it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.

If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Blantyre you will wind up with a quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Blantyre and also in: Shawtonhill, Greenfield, Flemington, Baillieston, Bellshill, Uddingston, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Parkhead, Nerston, Bargeddie, Hamilton, Rutherend, Viewpark, Bothwell, and in these postcodes G72 0GD, G72 0GS, G72 0NS, G72 0DT, G72 0HN, G72 0LS, G72 0BE, G72 0EE, G72 0JF, G72 0HZ. Local Blantyre cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code 01698 and the postcode G72. Checking this out should confirm that you access a local cat flat fitter. Blantyre home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and many other similar services.

Blantyre Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Blantyre Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Blantyre cat flap fitter including magnetic cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, conservatory cat flap installations Blantyre, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, electronic cat flap installation in Blantyre, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap installation in doors Blantyre, large cat flaps Blantyre, cat flap replacement, Petsafe cat flap installations in Blantyre, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap removal, Catmate cat flap installations, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing, 2-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps, pet flap installations, and more. If there happen to be some other Blantyre cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are accomplished by those specialising in cat flaps. Blantyre providers will inform you of their whole range of services.


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Also find: Greenfield cat flap installers, Bellshill cat flap installers, Flemington cat flap installers, East Kilbride cat flap installers, Hamilton cat flap installers, Cambuslang cat flap installers, Baillieston cat flap installers, Bargeddie cat flap installers, Rutherend cat flap installers, Parkhead cat flap installers, Viewpark cat flap installers, Bothwell cat flap installers, Shawtonhill cat flap installers, Nerston cat flap installers, Uddingston cat flap installation services and more. The majority of these places are served by cat flap fitters. Blantyre property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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People living in the following roads have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Lindseyhill, Aberdour Court, Croftpark Crescent, Etterick Wynd, Northway, Fagan Court, Broompark Grove, Fortrose Court, Cypress Avenue, Broad Square, Church Street, Woodend, Hillview Drive, Hunthill Road, Chirnside Court, Carrick Gardens, Madison Path, Douglas Street, Burnbrae Road, Bruce Terrace, Orchard Drive, Strathmore Avenue, Lively Place, Nordic Gardens, Lauder Gardens, Anford Gardens, Logan Street, Lintlaw, as well as these local Blantyre postcodes: G72 0GD, G72 0GS, G72 0NS, G72 0DT, G72 0HN, G72 0LS, G72 0BE, G72 0EE, G72 0JF, G72 0HZ. These places recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Blantyre householders benefited from trusted and competent cat flap installation services in all cases.

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(This cat flap fitter Blantyre article was last updated on 27-04-2022)