Cat Flap Fitter Brierfield

Brierfield Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Brierfield Lancashire (BB9): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Brierfield, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, will show signs of frustration. Giving your cat accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If you opt to go with the cat flap option, your next decision will be what is the best type of cat flap for you.

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The most rudimentry sort of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is fixed over it to give a bit of protection from the weather. Though this might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, most cat owners in Brierfield would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home.

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This basic design is still far from perfect because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your house, but it can be to some degree improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.

The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. Again this is a relatively basic form of cat flap, since any other moggy in the Brierfield area who has a similar style of collar could perhaps gain access to your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier.

A cat flap which is able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in Brierfield feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened when your cat is close-by, only permitting access to animals that have a micro-chip.

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No matter which cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking system. This means that it has the capability to allow only access into your property, be locked fully, permit exit only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This gives you solutions for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. A few high end devices can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.

Fitting a cat flap on your own can be quite simple if you've got a solid timber door on your Brierfield house, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. But, if you're intending to install it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who are happy to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Brierfield cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing pane and put in an order for the new one. As a part of its structure this new glazed unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a week or more to manufacture. When your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.

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External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for installing a new cat flap in Brierfield, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber door panels. If you're unsure of creating a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to bring in a specialist to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you will end up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done in the right and proper way.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You will need to find out what the interior structure of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut into your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can have a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more expertise and equipment to install, so it is certainly better left to an expert. You'll find there are several options for this kind of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your selected wall. A cat flap is then mounted on both sides of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Brierfield - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a similar size. A reputable cat flap fitter in Brierfield will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without damaging the window, door or wall.

Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing which has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap mounted on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are a number of handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing suppliers in the Brierfield area who will be ready to oblige. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking friends and neighbours. If they are confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy as well.

If you cannot find a fitter through recommendations, always get at least three different estimates before making a final decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Enquire about any guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it written down in black and white, in case something should go amiss.

If you take your time and choose a competent Brierfield cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a top quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give great service to you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.

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Cat flap weatherproofing is indispensable in upholding the comfort and safety of outdoor and indoor cats. Both the feline and the occupants enjoy a dry and warm environment as a correctly weatherproofed cat flap prevents cold draughts, rain and wind from seeping into the house. Cat flaps with superior quality seals and insulating materials form a tight barrier against the elements. In addition, consider installing a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entrance from harsh weather conditions. The cat flap's ability to provide a cozy and weather-protected space for your cat is upheld through regular maintenance, including checking seals for wear and tear. (13579)

Brierfield Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Brierfield Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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(This cat flap fitter Brierfield page was edited and updated on 07-11-2023)