Cat Flap Fitter Braunstone Leicestershire (LE3): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Braunstone house allows your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats are very similar to humans in many ways, and will typically start to show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept indoors for significant periods of time. When granted quick access to the outside world with , your beloved cat has a better chance of staying healthy and fit. Naturally, that's not the whole story, because there are many types of cat flap, and deciding what design is best for your pet is not always that easy.
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the weather, but allow the cat go through. The majority of cat owners in Braunstone would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although this might be okay for a shed door or fence panel.
This basic design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, but it is still a long way from being ideal since it enables other animals or cats a way to enter your property.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your property unless it's equipped with this special collar. The downside here is that any other cat in the Braunstone area who has a similar model of collar might be able to get into your property with this sort of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to install the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own microchip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is nearby.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a type that can be locked into position. For added security, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, allow exit only, allow entrance into your home only, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This offers full control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The facility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you've got a wooden door on your house in Braunstone. Not in any circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This type of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled handymen who'll be delighted to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BRAUNSTONE
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. New cat flaps cannot be installed into existing double glazed window or door panels. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its strength, thermal properties and security. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsound.
A reliable Braunstone cat flap installer will meticulously measure up your existing panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. As part of its construction this new double glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take a couple of weeks to produce. When your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as mentioned above, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Braunstone. If you are somewhat unsure of making an opening in your front door, you might be better off getting in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This should give you the reassurance that you'll end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some doors are steel lined for added security. A one piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more economical to swap the panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your home in Braunstone, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. This type of installment is certainly better left to a specialist, as it requires far more skill and equipment to accomplish. You can go for a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle version that permits access via a pillar. A square hole will need to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your furry pal can enter and exit your home whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Braunstone - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a similar size. A competent cat flap fitter in Braunstone will be capable of removing the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the window, wall or door.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. The glass panel will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found this is not the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRAUNSTONE
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a window, door or wall, you will find that there are handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing firms in the Braunstone area who will be willing to help. There are a variety of ways to locate a competent cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. You can be certain that if they've been willing to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll have a similar experience.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different quotes from local handymen before deciding. It is generally wise not to always opt for the cheapest option. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Braunstone cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your cat for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Braunstone and also nearby in: Leicester, Enderby, Thorpe Astley, Dane Hills, Wigston, Aylestone, Botcheston, Thurlaston, Peckleton, Leicester Forest East, Western Park, Rowley Fields, Glen Parva, Glenfield, Desford, as well as in these postcodes LE3 2FJ, LE3 2XH, LE3 2FP, LE3 2GT, LE3 2GE, LE3 2UQ, LE3 1RN, LE3 3BE, LE3 2PT, LE3 2UH. Local Braunstone cat flap installers will likely have the postcode LE3 and the dialling code 0116. Checking this can make certain that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Braunstone home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other comparable services.
Braunstone Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Braunstone cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in doors, pet flap installations, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls Braunstone, 2-way cat flaps Braunstone, cat flap repairs, infrared cat flap installation in Braunstone, microchip cat flap installation, small cat flaps, cat flap replacement in Braunstone, cat flaps in metal doors in Braunstone, 4-way cat flap installation Braunstone, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into wooden doors, conservatory cat flap installation, the installation of dog flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap removal, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors Braunstone, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, the fitting of cat flaps into porches Braunstone, the installation of electronic cat flaps into double gazing in Braunstone, electronic cat flap installation in Braunstone, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors Braunstone, and more. If there are different Braunstone cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are accomplished by those installing cat flaps. Braunstone professionals will tell you about their full range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Braunstone
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In the previous 12 months cat flaps were installed in these Braunstone streets: Thomas Close, Mann Close, Withers Way, Charlecote Avenue, Centre Court, Wardens Walk, Francis Avenue, Owen Close, Leyland Road, The Littlefare, St Mary's Avenue, Ravenhurst Road, Thornton Close, Vyner Close, Arden Avenue, Sun Way, Marshall Close, Riddington Road, Smart Close, Tillett Road, Burchnall Road, Ayston Road, Richard Close, Cairns Close, Southside Road, Bannister Road, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE3 2FJ, LE3 2XH, LE3 2FP, LE3 2GT, LE3 2GE, LE3 2UQ, LE3 1RN, LE3 3BE, LE3 2PT, LE3 2UH. Work was completed in these areas by an expert cat flap fitter. Braunstone business and home owners received high quality and dependable cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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