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Cat Flap Fitter Borrowash Derbyshire (DE72): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Borrowash property. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. When granted easy access to the outside world with a cat flap, your beloved cat has a far better chance of staying healthy and strong. If this seems like a good option for you, what kind of cat flap should you choose?

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The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in a door and a bendable material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the elements. The majority of Borrowash cat owners would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this might be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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This uncomplicated design is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter your house, however it can be marginally improved on by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.

A step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. Subsequently, any animal that does not have a special collar cannot get into or leave your property. The downside here is that any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar may be able to get into your property with this type of cat flap installed. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner.

The type of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. The microchip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.

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The ability to lock it in place is essential no matter which cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means it has the capability to be fully locked, allow only entry into your home, allow exit from your premises only, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This provides full control over how your cat flap functions both during the day and throughout the night time. Some more advanced cat flaps can be set to perform particular functions according to the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.

If you've got a timber door in your home in Borrowash, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. This sort of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who are glad to take on such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazing window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be installed into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making holes in your double glazing damages not simply the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. In reality, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.

A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a couple of weeks to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of your cat flap can then be carried out.

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External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for cat flap installations in Borrowash, as was stated earlier, are solid wood doors. If you are a bit unsure of creating an opening in your front or back door, you might be happier contacting a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This type of undertaking will not be all that expensive and is really worth doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always opt to install a cat flap on an exterior wall of your property. This kind of installment is certainly better left to a specialist, because it calls for a lot more skill and equipment to execute. You can go with a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled model which permits access via a pillar. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut into your wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can exit and enter your house whenever it wants.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Borrowash - If you already have a cat flap installed on a wall, door or window, but it's broken or not working correctly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a new one. An experienced Borrowash cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old entry unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, door or window on which it's attached.

When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is necessary to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new flap. The panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.


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Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a wall, window or door, you'll find that there are professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants in and around Borrowash who will be ready to oblige. There's no better way of tracking down a decent cat flap installer than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they're willing to recommend someone who they've used, you can be sure that you will be pleased too.

If you can't find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always try to obtain at least 3 different quotes before making your choice, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, in case something should go awry.

If you take your time and choose a reliable Borrowash cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is important.

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Cat Flap Positioning

Fitting a cat flap requires careful consideration of its position to ensure the safety of your home and the convenience of your cat. By considering different aspects such as the breed and size of your cat, the layout of your home and possible security risks, a specialist cat flap fitter can offer expert guidance on the ideal position for your cat flap.

With their help, you can select the perfect spot for the flap that is easy for your cat to access but not for intruders. Advice from them might include discouraging the installation of the flap near a hedge or fence, which could lead to unwanted access to your garden, or recommending a higher position to stop small animals from entering your property.

By following appropriate advice, you can make sure that your cat flap is located in the best position to keep your cat satisfied and your home secure.

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To ensure the comfort and well-being of both indoor and outdoor cats, it is essential to weatherproof their cat flaps. A well-weatherproofed cat flap shields cats from chilly draughts, rain, wind, and extreme temperatures, serving as a crucial barrier against the elements. This protective strategy has a positive impact on both their overall quality of life and their safety.

To make a cat flap weatherproof, the key is to opt for design elements and materials that possess the resilience to endure diverse climatic conditions. Rainwater will not seep indoors and the environment will stay pleasant and dry if there are high-quality seals around the cat flap edges. The serious discomfort caused by cold draughts can affect the overall contentment and health of cats. Effective weatherproofing includes insulating materials that help maintain a pleasant indoor temperature, protecting cats from cold draughts and ensuring they remain warm and cosy.

When furry friends venture out into the big wide world, weatherproofing a cat flap becomes even more crucial for their cat owners. Exposure to strong winds, cold temperatures or rain can harm a cat's health. Offering cats a comfortable and safe entrance to the home, a suitably weatherproofed cat flap becomes an important lifeline for them.

Installing a tunnel extension alongside the cat flap can provide additional protection. This extension acts as an intermediary zone, reducing the direct impact of severe weather on the entryway. It helps to create a safety zone that gradually brings the cat from the outside environment to the indoor sanctuary. If you want to prolong the lifespan of your cat flap, you can install this tunnel extension, which helps to keep debris and rainwater away from its immediate vicinity. (74815 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Borrowash)

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Borrowash Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Borrowash Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Borrowash cat flap fitter including 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap removal Borrowash, magnetic cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, 2-way cat flaps Borrowash, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing Borrowash, cat flap positioning advice, Catmate cat flap installation, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into French doors Borrowash, cat flap installation in wooden doors, infrared cat flaps Borrowash, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, small cat flaps, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in doors, automatic cat flap installation Borrowash, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap repairs, cheap cat flaps in Borrowash, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap weatherproofing, and more. If there happen to be additional Borrowash cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in cat flaps. Borrowash companies will inform you of their full range of cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter Borrowash information was edited and updated on 07-11-2023)