Cat Flap Fitter Bolsover Derbyshire (S44): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Bolsover house provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, as with humans, can often show signs of frustration. Having access to the outside world by means of a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you put in?
The most basic sort of cat flap, is simply that. A sheet of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. The majority of Bolsover cat owners would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although this may be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this solution permits other cats or creatures to enter your house, it's not at all recommended, although it can be improved on to some degree by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your house, therefore avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar could possible gain access to your home with this sort of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to consider the kind of cat flap that recognises your cat's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in close proximity.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps boast a four way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, enable only access into your home, enable exit from your premises only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This provides full control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. Some of the top-end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's requirements.
If you've got a wooden door in your property in Bolsover, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. But, if you're looking to install it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you ought to seek outside help. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BOLSOVER
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazed window or door panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. A new cat flap can't be installed into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its strength, insulating properties and security. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A reliable Bolsover cat flap installer will diligently take the measurements of your current panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. This is the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take a week or more to manufacture. When your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap can then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as already stated, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Bolsover. If you are uncertain about creating a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to bring in a professional to do the work for you. This type of task will not be all that expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC doors are steel lined for additional security, which can cause some problems. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap fitted on an outside wall of your home in Bolsover, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for considerably more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's certainly better left to an expert. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angle access through a pillar is also possible. A neat square hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your cat can get out of and into your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Bolsover - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it is damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a new one. Your cat flap installer will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is being installed into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make certain that the glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. If it is found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BOLSOVER
There are many different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing companies in the Bolsover area, who offer cat flap fitting onto whatever door or structure you need. There is no better procedure for tracking down a decent cat flap installer than asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they are happy to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you'll be happy also.
If you can't find a fitter through personal recommendations, always get at least 3 different price quotes before making a decision, please remember that cheapest is often not best. Ask about any guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make certain that it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go wrong.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Bolsover you will finish up with a high quality product, that is expertly fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bolsover and also nearby in: Temple Normanton, Palterton, Shuttlewood, Glapwell, Heath, Hills Town, Shirebrook, Sutton Scarsdale, Arkwright Town, Duckmanton, Inkersall, Holmewood, Elmton, Langwith Junction, Doe Lea, and in these postcodes S44 6JG, S44 6FE, S44 6JA, S44 6BG, S44 6RX, S44 6SW, S44 6DB, S44 6EF, S44 6SJ, S44 6BE. Local Bolsover cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01246 / 01623 / 01773 / 01909 and the postcode S44. Checking this out should make sure that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Bolsover householders are able to utilise these and countless other related services.
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There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Bolsover cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in glass doors Bolsover, microchip cat flap installation in Bolsover, the installation of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors in Bolsover, cat flap removal, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors Bolsover, 2-way cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installations, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, infrared cat flap installation, pet flap installations, the installation of cat flaps into porches Bolsover, cat flap installation in metal doors, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cheap cat flaps in Bolsover, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap services, the installation of cat flaps into single glazing, automatic cat flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation rates, Staywell cat flap installations in Bolsover, 4-way cat flap installation, and more. If there are some other Bolsover cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the duties that are undertaken by people specialising in cat flaps. Bolsover companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.
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In Carr Vale Road, Quarry Road, Langwith Road, Stratton Road, Meadow Close, St. Lawrence Avenue, Fairfield Road, Sycamore Close, Bainbridge Road, Villas Road, Spencer Street, Mooracre Lane, South Crescent, Craggs Road, Elm Close, Vale Close, Market Place, Chatsworth Close, Houfton Road, Millrise, Castle Lane, Moorfield Avenue, Bretton Avenue, Bank Close, Stables Court, Moor Lane, Rutland Avenue, Beck Close, as well as the following Bolsover area postcodes: S44 6JG, S44 6FE, S44 6JA, S44 6BG, S44 6RX, S44 6SW, S44 6DB, S44 6EF, S44 6SJ, S44 6BE, homeowners have just recently needed cat flap installation. Work was executed in these areas by a specialist cat flap fitter. Bolsover householders benefited from competent and top quality cat flap installation services in all cases.
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