Cat Flap Fitter Blyth Northumberland (NE24): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Blyth home allows your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. When constantly kept inside, cats as with humans, will get crabby and irritated. Allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world with a cat flap can help to keep them mentally and physically fit. However, what sort of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to offer protection from the weather. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Blyth cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it might be okay for an outhouse door or fence panel.
This basic model can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it's still far from ideal because it enables other cats or animals to enter your house.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your property. The reality that any other cat in the Blyth area who's got a similar style of collar could perchance get into your house, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. An improvement to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner.
The next level in feline entry security is to consider the kind of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own microchip. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in close proximity.
When you're buying a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable exit only, be fully locked, enable only entrance into your home, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This gives you choices for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. Based on your cat's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with a number of the high end devices.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be really straightforward if you have a solid wood door, and decent DIY skills. Not in any circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fixtures require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BLYTH
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by cutting into it, and will damage its strength, security and thermal insulation attributes. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Blyth cat flap installer will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. This new panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. You may have to wait a week or two for this pane to be manufactured, but if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Blyth, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid timber doors. If you are uncertain about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's wise to call in an expert to do the work for you. This kind of task will not be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most cases. You or your fitter will have to determine what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could decide to install your cat flap on an outside wall of your home. Calling for much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is definitely better left to a professional, if it is to be completed correctly. There are several choices for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. A square hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. An appropriate cat flap can then be fitted to each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Blyth - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can still be used as long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter will remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, door or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is essential to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new flap. If it becomes obvious this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the pane must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BLYTH
In and around Blyth there are a number of different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing companies who offer cat flap installation services in windows, walls or doors. There is no better strategy for tracking down a decent cat flap fitter than by asking family and friends for recommendations. If they are happy to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be happy also.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get three or four different quotations from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It's generally advisable not to automatically go with the cheapest quote. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you have some recourse to compensation.
An experienced cat flap installer in Blyth will provide you with a high quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Blyth and also in nearby places like: Scotland Gate, Newsham, Cambois, West Sleekburn, North Seaton, Choppington, New Hartley, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Sluice, Cowpen, Nelson Village, Bedlington, Cramlington, Bebside, as well as in these postcodes NE24 1HH, NE24 2HE, NE24 1EW, NE24 1NB, NE24 2BP, NE24 1JE, NE24 2HP, NE24 2ES, NE24 1LT, NE24 2BA. Locally based Blyth cat flap installers will probably have the postcode NE24 and the dialling code 01670. Verifying this should make certain that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Blyth homeowners are able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services.
Cat Flap Fitters Northumberland
Around Northumberland you'll also obtain: Widdrington Station cat flap installers, Swarland cat flap installation, Bellingham cat flap installation, Haydon cat flap installers, Seaton Sluice cat flap fitters, Hepscott cat flap fitters, Ord cat flap fitters, Belford cat flap installation, Ponteland cat flap installation, Wooler cat flap installers, Swarland cat flap installers, Hadston cat flap fitters, North Sunderland cat flap installers, Haydon cat flap installation, Hepscott cat flap installers, Berwick Upon Tweed cat flap fitters, Stakeford cat flap installation, Wooler cat flap installation, Alnwick cat flap installation, Stocksfield cat flap installers, Heddon on the Wall cat flap installers, Felton cat flap installation, Haltwhistle cat flap installation, Longframlington cat flap installers, Haltwhistle cat flap installers, Longhoughton cat flap installers.
All throughout Northumberland you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Blyth itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
Blyth Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Blyth cat flap fitter including the fitting of electronic cat flaps into porches, cat flap installation prices in Blyth, cutting out for a cat flap, 4-way cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in patio doors Blyth, cat flap installation in glass doors, magnetic cat flap installation in Blyth, large cat flaps, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, the installation of electronic cat flaps into conservatories, 2-way cat flap installation, the installation of dog flaps, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors Blyth, automatic cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation in Blyth, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors Blyth, Petsafe cat flap installations Blyth, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors Blyth, Catmate cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, microchip cat flaps Blyth, and more. If there are additional Blyth cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Blyth specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Blyth
Also find: New Hartley cat flap fitters, Cramlington cat flap fitters, Seaton Sluice cat flap fitters, Choppington cat flap fitters, Cambois cat flap fitters, Scotland Gate cat flap fitters, Bedlington cat flap fitters, Seaton Delaval cat flap fitters, Newsham cat flap fitters, Bebside cat flap fitters, West Sleekburn cat flap fitters, Cowpen cat flap fitters, North Seaton cat flap fitters, Nelson Village cat flap installation services and more. All of these locations are served by cat flap fitters. Blyth residents can get cat flap installation price quotes by clicking here.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Blyth
In the past year cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Blyth streets: Avocet Close, Twentyfifth Avenue, Sweetbriar Way, Chirton Green, Avondale Avenue, Bath Lane, Thropton Avenue, Ashford Close, Beaumont Street, Craigmill Park, St Marys Drive, Aged Miners Homes, Aldborough Street, Dale Street, Trevelyan Avenue, Blagdon Drive, Summers Street, Bishopton Street, Blakeburn Cottages, Shelley Crescent, Carlton Avenue, Beatrice Avenue, Bolam Avenue, Station Road, Broadway Circle, Twelfth Avenue, and in these Northumberland postcodes: NE24 1HH, NE24 2HE, NE24 1EW, NE24 1NB, NE24 2BP, NE24 1JE, NE24 2HP, NE24 2ES, NE24 1LT, NE24 2BA. These locations recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Blyth residents were given dependable and top quality cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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