Cat Flap Fitter Bletchley Buckinghamshire (MK3): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Bletchley property allows your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what form of cat flap should you opt for?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat climb through. The vast majority of cat owners in Bletchley would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although this might be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.
This simple model is still far from perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a way to get into your house, however it can be improved on slightly with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that's got either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your property unless it's equipped with this special collar. The fact that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar could perhaps access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline access security is to use a model of cat flap that identifies your cat's own microchip. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is nearby.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold these days boast a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to permit exit from your home only, be locked fully, permit admission into your property only, or have 2-way exit and entrance capability. This offers full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the option to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the high end devices.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be quite easy if you've got a solid timber door on your Bletchley property, and decent DIY skills. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who'll be glad to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BLETCHLEY
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them their marching orders. New cat flaps can't be installed into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal insulation attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Bletchley cat flap installer will measure your existing pane and order a brand new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This may take a week or more to produce, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've obtained your new glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel fitted. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wooden doors are the simplest alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Bletchley. If you're somewhat dubious about cutting a sizeable hole in your door, you might be better off contacting a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This type of project is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat will be using a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some door panels are lined with steel for extra security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to get a cat flap fitted in an outside wall of your home in Bletchley, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more skill and equipment to fit, therefore it's certainly better left to a professional. You can go for a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled model that permits access via a pillar. A square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your furry friend can get out of and into your house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Bletchley - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. A specialist Bletchley cat flap installer will gladly remove your old entry device and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any damage to the door, wall or window on which it's mounted.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is essential to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new flap. The glass panel will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BLETCHLEY
There are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing suppliers in the Bletchley area, who provide cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you require. There are various ways of tracking down a good cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking family and friends. If they are prepared to recommend somebody who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased as well.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through recommendations, always get two or three different estimates before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any warranties they might offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
An experienced cat flap installer in Bletchley will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Bletchley and also nearby in: Little Brickhill, Fenny Stratford, Whaddon, Furzton, Water Eaton, Milton Keynes, Tattenhoe, Beanhill, Emerson Valley, Mursley, Newton Longville, Stoke Hammond, and in these postcodes MK1 1DL, MK1 1WZ, MK1 9AL, MK17 9JH, MK17 9BN, MK1 9ES, MK1 9AR, MK1 9BZ, MK1 1RB, MK1 1LZ. Local Bletchley cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01908 and the postcode MK3.
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Bletchley Buckinghamshire: The town of Bletchley can be found in the South Eastern region of England in the county of Buckinghamshire (Bucks). Bletchley is roughly 11 miles from Buckingham and 3 miles from Milton Keynes, nearby towns and villages include Newton Longville, Mursley, Tattenhoe, Whaddon, Stoke Hammond, Water Eaton, Little Brickhill and Beanhill. Bletchley has a population of about 37,000, is in the postcode district MK1 - MK 3 and has the dialling code 01908. Bletchley is now a constituent town of Milton Keynes. (Tags: Bletchley England, Bletchley Bucks, Bletchley Buckinghamshire, Bletchley United Kingdom)
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