Cat Flap Fitter Bradford-on-Avon Wiltshire (BA15): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Bradford-on-Avon, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. When constantly kept inside, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grouchy. Giving your pet easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a good idea to you, what style of cat flap should you go with?
The most fundamental style of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut into an external door and a flexible material is fixed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Although this might be appropriate in a shed or outhouse door, most Bradford-on-Avon cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house.
This uncomplicated design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way from being perfect as it enables other animals or cats a means by which to enter into your house.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a fairly basic kind of cat flap, given that any other cat in the Bradford-on-Avon area who has a similar model of collar will be able to get into your home. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
Fitting a cat flap which can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines in Bradford-on-Avon. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold today have a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, enable only access into your home, enable only exit from your home, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This will give you a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. In line with your pet's and your needs, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more advanced models.
If you're fairly good at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap should not be that difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your Bradford-on-Avon home. But, if you are looking to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should ask for outside help. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BRADFORD-ON-AVON
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its security, strength and thermal properties. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A dependable Bradford-on-Avon cat flap installer will diligently take the precise measurements of your current pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing firm. So your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. You may have to wait a week or two for this pane to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. After fabrication, the old glass will be taken out, and the new one put in its place. The fitting of your cat flap can then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for cat flap installations in Bradford-on-Avon, as was mentioned previously, are wooden doors. If you're unsure about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to contact a professional to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you will end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. Nonetheless, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for added security, which can cause some issues. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be more economical to replace the panel with a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could opt to install a cat flap on an exterior wall of your home in Bradford-on-Avon. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more skill and equipment to fit, so it is certainly better left to a professional. You'll find there are a couple of choices for this type of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) model. A square shaped hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A cat flap is then attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Bradford-on-Avon - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating correctly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. Your cat flap fitter should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, door or window, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is being installed into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. The glass panel must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRADFORD-ON-AVON
In the Bradford-on-Avon area there are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services in walls, windows or doors. There is no better method of locating a good cat flap fitter than asking relatives and friends for referrals. You can be sure that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek at least three quotes from local Bradford-on-Avon handymen. Study these carefully and don't automatically choose the cheapest option, because this will often not be the best one. Check whether they supply any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something does happen to go wrong as the work is carried out.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Bradford-on-Avon cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your furry friend for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bradford-on-Avon and also nearby in: Trowle Common, Lower Westwood, Little Ashley, Winsley, Bradford Leigh, Woolley Green, Trowbridge, Staverton, Salisbury, Wingfield, Great Ashley, Farliehg Hungerford, Avoncliff, and in these postcodes BA15 1PS, BA15 1HT, BA15 1LJ, BA15 1LF, BA15 1EP, BA15 1JX, BA15 1HY, BA15 1HF, BA15 1LR, BA15 1NP. Local Bradford-on-Avon cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01225 and the postcode BA15.
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