Cat Flap Fitter Bridgend Wales (CF31): To provide your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Bridgend house. When constantly kept inside, cats as with people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you think it's a good idea, but precisely what is best sort of cat flap for your beloved pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to give some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Bridgend, who would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it could be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic model is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other animals or cats a way to enter your home, nevertheless it can be to some degree improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal without a special collar can't leave or access your home. Once again this is a pretty basic type of cat flap, since any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar can still gain access to your home. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap which is able to identify your cat's own microchip, is the next level in feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened when your cat is nearby, only permitting exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
Whichever cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This allows your cat flap to enable exit from your property only, enable only entrance into your property, be locked fully, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This gives you a range of solutions on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. The ability to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, installing a cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, if you have a solid timber door on your Bridgend home. But, if you are hoping to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should ask for outside assistance. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented handymen who'll be glad to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BRIDGEND
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, as well as its insulation attributes. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
An experienced cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazed unit and have a local Bridgend glazing firm make a new pane. As part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a couple of weeks to produce. When your new glass pane is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as mentioned above, the easiest options for cat flap installation in Bridgend. If you are a bit dubious about cutting a sizeable hole in your door, you may be better off bringing in a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of project is relatively inexpensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You or your installer will need to find out what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. The simplest kind of installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more equipment and expertise to install, so it's certainly best left to a specialist. You will find there are a number of options for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap is then fitted to both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bridgend - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a new one. An experienced Bridgend cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old entry device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any damage to the window, wall or door on which it's attached.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be necessary to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIDGEND
There are a number of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants in the Bridgend area, who offer cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you need. There are various ways to find a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking friends and relations. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Bridgend tradesman, and been pleased with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a decent job for you too.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendations, always obtain 2 or 3 different quotations before making a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Check if they supply any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is carried out.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Bridgend you should finish up with a top quality product, which is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bridgend and also in nearby places like: Pyle, North Cornelly, Copychurch, Ewenny, Pen-y-Fai, Nottage, Aberkenfig, Cefn Cribwr, Coity, Tondu, Pencoed, Porthcawl, Bryncethin, Ogmore-by-Sea, Brynna, Tythegston, Laleston, Brackla, as well as in these postcodes CF31 1NL, CF31 1WB, CF31 1JX, CF31 1JD, CF31 1TG, CF31 1ST, CF31 1PS, CF31 1JR, CF31 1TY, CF31 1YP. Local Bridgend cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode CF31 and the dialling code 01656.
Cat Flap Fitters Wales
Around Wales you'll likewise find: Brynamman cat flap installers, Taffs Well cat flap installers, Penyffordd cat flap installers, St Arvans cat flap fitters, Treorchy cat flap fitters, Cemaes cat flap installation, Llantwit Major cat flap installers, Leeswood cat flap installation, Cwm cat flap fitters, Aberfan cat flap installation, Church Village cat flap fitters, Llandovery cat flap installation, Llandrindod Wells cat flap fitters, Gronant cat flap installers, Blaina cat flap installation, Bodelwyddan cat flap fitters, Pyle cat flap installation, Brynmawr cat flap installers, Pentre Halkyn cat flap installers, Glyn Neath cat flap installation, Wattsville cat flap installation, Gresford cat flap installers, Beaumaris cat flap installation, Wenvoe cat flap installers, Rhos on Sea cat flap fitters, Shotton cat flap installation, Abermule cat flap installation, Penally cat flap fitters, Llanfairfechan cat flap fitters.
All throughout Wales you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Bridgend itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Wales Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Wales cat flap installation requests: Celeste Tailor in Sandycroft was looking for someone who could install an infrared cat flap in a glass door in her terraced house. Maxim Pierce and Alina Pierce recently asked for a quotation for installing a cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Sarn, Wales. Riley-James and Ellie Tanner recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio back door in Rossett. Shreya and Arun Mcmillan recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in Rhoose. Sumayyah Berry recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a patio door in Ynysybwl, Wales. Sylvia Pitt recently asked for a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in Newborough, Wales. Fabian Walsh and Aubree Walsh recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a bungalow in Creigiau, Wales. Rania Ashby recently requested an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Brynmawr, Wales.
Bridgend Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Bridgend cat flap installer including conservatory cat flap installations Bridgend, dog flap installations, small cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installation Bridgend, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, large cat flaps, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap services, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, electronic cat flap installations in Bridgend, magnetic cat flap installation Bridgend, cat flaps in patio doors in Bridgend, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, and more. If there happen to be different Bridgend cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Bridgend
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Cat Flap Installation Around Bridgend
In the past twelve months cat flaps have been installed in these Bridgend streets: Adams Avenue, Bayliss Road, Taylor Road, Canberra Road, Stormy Down, Station Street, Bryn Melys, Sycamore Close, Sunnybank Court, Tremains Court, Acland Road, Dimbath Avenue, Dol Afon, Bryn Siriol, Ael-y-bryn, Coychurch Road, Ash Grove, Tyn-y-waun, Caer Efail, Cae Perllan, Beech Road, Station Row, Ty-fry Road, Southern Road, Cae Siwsan, Birch Grove, Derllwyn Road, Browning Close, Croft Goch Road, and in these Wales postcodes: CF31 1NL, CF31 1WB, CF31 1JX, CF31 1JD, CF31 1TG, CF31 1ST, CF31 1PS, CF31 1JR, CF31 1TY, CF31 1YP.
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