Cat Flap Fitter Brechin

Brechin Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Brechin Scotland (DD9): Putting in a cat flap doesn't only save you the bother of having to open the door every time your cat wants to stroll out or in, it also affords your cat more independence and improves it's all round quality of life. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. When your precious cat is granted instant access to the great outdoors by way of a cat flap, there's a better likelihood of it staying both mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what form of cat flap should you install?

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The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is just that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be sufficient for most Brechin cat owners, who would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it may be acceptable for an outhouse or shed door.

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Since this option permits other cats or animals to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.

A step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your property, therefore keeping out some unwanted visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area that has a similar collar will be able to gain access to your house, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is an RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.

The next step-up in feline access security is to consider the kind of cat flap that recognises your pet's own micro-chip. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one pet it will allow multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your micro-chipped pets to exit or enter.

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The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that it's got the capability to permit only access into your house, be fully locked, permit exit from your premises only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This offers you a range of options on how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. The ability to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.

Putting in a cat flap yourself can be fairly straightforward if you've got a solid timber door, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. Although, if it is going to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.


Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not simply the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulating attributes too. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.

A dependable Brechin cat flap fitter will meticulously take the measurements of your existing panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. So the cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazed unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. This could take a couple of weeks to manufacture, but it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be put in.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden door panels are the easiest alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in Brechin. It's normally safer to bring in an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way hesitant about cutting a hole in your front door. This will give you the peace of mind that you will finish up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been done properly and without causing damage to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, certain uPVC door panels have got a steel lining for additional security, which can cause some problems. The easiest type of installation is in doors with one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slatted panel for a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more expertise and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely better left to a professional. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar can also be achieved. A square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to allow your feline friend to come in and out as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Brechin - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a window, wall or door, but it's damaged or not working properly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. An expert Brechin cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, window or door on which it is secured.

Before fitting the new cat flap in double glazing that has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately is vital. If you discover that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing firms in and around Brechin who'll be happy to help. There are various ways of tracking down a decent cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking family and friends. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Brechin tradesman, and been happy with the result, you can consider that they'll do a good job for you as well.

If it's not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local tradesmen before choosing. It is generally advisable not to always opt for the cheapest estimate. Check if they provide any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something goes amiss as the work is carried out.

If you take your time and choose a trustworthy Brechin cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a good quality product, that's installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your pussy-cat for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Brechin and also in nearby places like: Edzell, Templewood, Trinity, Hillside, St Cyrus, Newtonmill, Friockheim, Arrat, Keithock, Aldbar, Letham, Fettercairn, Ferryden, as well as in these postcodes DD9 7BT, DD9 6JX, DD9 6HS, DD9 6DX, DD9 7AU, DD9 6JA, DD9 7BG, DD9 6AA, DD9 6YH, DD9 7BP. Locally based Brechin cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01356 and the postcode DD9. Checking this out will guarantee you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Brechin homeowners will be able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

Brechin Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Brechin Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Brechin cat flap installer including Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Brechin, cat flap installation in patio doors, microchip cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation Brechin, cat flap installation in glass doors Brechin, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, replacement cat flaps, dog flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installation Brechin, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into French doors, cat flap replacement, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors Brechin, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors, automatic cat flap installation, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing, pet flap installations, the fitting of cat flaps into porches, cat flap removal, 4-way cat flap installation, and more. If there are some other Brechin cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Brechin contractors will inform you of their entire range of services.


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Also find: Arrat cat flap fitters, Hillside cat flap fitters, Aldbar cat flap fitters, St Cyrus cat flap fitters, Fettercairn cat flap fitters, Newtonmill cat flap fitters, Letham cat flap fitters, Templewood cat flap fitters, Ferryden cat flap fitters, Trinity cat flap fitters, Keithock cat flap fitters, Friockheim cat flap fitters, Edzell cat flap fitters and more.

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Some Brechin areas where cat flaps have recently been installed - Mains Of Melgund, Bearehill Gardens, Nether Caldhame, Inchock, Old Cart House, Muirside Of Melgund, Summerbank Lane, West Muirside Balzeordie, Balhall Menmuir, St. Murdochs Well Ardovie, Kirkside Of Lochty, Aldbar, West Muir, Gellatly Place, Lubbock Park, Muiryloan House, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Trinity Fields Crescent, Smalls Square, Gowan Court, Ardovie Keepers House, Keithock House, Balbirnie Mill, Middleton Park, Dove Wells Drive, Dalhousie Street, as well as these local Brechin postcodes: DD9 7BT, DD9 6JX, DD9 6HS, DD9 6DX, DD9 7AU, DD9 6JA, DD9 7BG, DD9 6AA, DD9 6YH, DD9 7BP. Work was done in these locations by an expert cat flap fitter. Brechin homeowners enjoyed the benefits of professional and reliable cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter Brechin article was edited and updated on 07-11-2023)