Cat Flap Fitter Bridlington East Yorkshire (YO15): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Bridlington, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good idea to you, what type of cat flap should you install?
A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat climb through. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be good enough for most Bridlington cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although it might be suitable for a shed door or garden fence panel.
Since this option permits other cats or creatures to enter your property, it is not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced to some degree by keeping the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. This requires your cat to use a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other moggy in the Bridlington area who has a similar style of collar could perhaps get into your house when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Picking a cat flap that can identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in entry security for felines in Bridlington. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is essential whichever cat flap you are purchasing. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to permit exit from your property only, be locked fully, enable admittance into your home only, or have 2-way exit and entrance capability. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the higher end models.
If you've got a timber door on your house in Bridlington, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt it on your own. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation from a dependable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BRIDLINGTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a local Bridlington glazing company knock up a new pane. As part of its construction this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this pane to be made, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you have taken possession of your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Bridlington, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood door panels. It is generally safer to get in touch with a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are dubious about making a hole in your door. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you'll finish up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken properly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. You'll need to establish what the internal structure of you door actually is, since for added security some uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap mounted in an external wall of your home in Bridlington, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely best left to the pros, if it's to be executed correctly. There are a couple of choices for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) style. Installation entails a neat square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap is then attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bridlington - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. Your cat flap installer should be able to remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, window or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the new cat flap is being fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIDLINGTON
In the Bridlington area there are many handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing firms who offer cat flap installation services in doors, windows or walls. There are several ways to locate a good cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking neighbours and friends. You can be certain that if they have been happy to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, you will probably get a very similar level of service.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get at least three different estimates from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It is generally smart not to always opt for the cheapest quote. Ask if they supply any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something does happen to go amiss when the work is carried out.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Bridlington you will wind up with a top quality product, that's properly fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Bridlington and also in nearby places like: West Hill, Easton, Marton, Barmston, Flamborough, Burton Fleming, Buckton, Hilderthorpe, Rudston, Ulrome, Harpham, Bempton, Burton Agnes, Carnaby, Sewerby, Wold Newton, together with these postcodes YO15 2QY, YO15 2QA, YO15 2PE, YO15 3BQ, YO15 3DG, YO15 1DT, YO15 2JJ, YO15 3AN, YO15 3BZ, YO15 2DE. Locally based Bridlington cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode YO15 and the telephone code 01262.
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Throughout East Yorkshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the perfect cat flap fitter in Bridlington itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Bridlington cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, dog flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, Sureflap cat flap installations, Catmate cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors, cheap cat flaps in Bridlington, cat flap installation in wooden doors, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, conservatory cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation in Bridlington, cat flap installation in walls, 4-way cat flap installation, and more. If there are different Bridlington cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Bridlington
Property owners who live in the following areas have just recently requested cat flap installation services - Church Close, Swindon Street, Seathorne Road, Southsea Avenue, Castle Garth, Belvedere Parade, Constable Road, Sewerby Rise, Trinity Mews, St Davids Lane, South Marine Drive, St Johns Walk, Church Walk, Bright Crescent, Bronte Walk, Chantry Court, Carter Lane, Bempton Short Lane, Bempton Gardens, Avocet Way, Bridge Street, St Wilfred Road, St Aidan Court, Thoresby Avenue, Cornfield Crescent, Ship Hill, Carlton Street, Sheeprake Lane, Bedford Grove, as well as these local Bridlington postcodes: YO15 2QY, YO15 2QA, YO15 2PE, YO15 3BQ, YO15 3DG, YO15 1DT, YO15 2JJ, YO15 3AN, YO15 3BZ, YO15 2DE.
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