Cat Flap Fitter Brighouse West Yorkshire (HD6): To give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Brighouse home. When kept inside, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grouchy. Allowing your cat access to the world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but precisely what is perfect style of cat flap for your beloved pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be good enough for most Brighouse cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it may be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This basic design is still far from perfect since it allows other animals or cats to get into your house, nonetheless it can be improved on slightly by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and access or leave your property, thus avoiding some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other cat in the area that's got a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to use the type of cat flap which recognises your cat's own microchip. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in close proximity.
The ability to lock it in position is important regardless of what cat flap you are purchasing. These days, most cat flaps available on the market have a four way locking system for extra security. Which means that it has the capability to permit only exit from your home, enable entry into your house only, be locked fully, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will provide you with a number of options on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. A few of the more expensive models can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your cat's needs.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door, and decent DIY abilities. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. This sort of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who will be glad to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BRIGHOUSE
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. It's simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the thermal insulation properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
A dependable Brighouse cat flap fitter will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing supplier. As a part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. You may have to wait a week or two for this pane to be made, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. Once you have taken possession of your new pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. It's now possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we already stated, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Brighouse. If you're a little nervous about cutting a hole in your front door, you may be better off contacting an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you are going to end up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels have got a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some issues. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an outside wall. Needing a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to the pros, if it is to be completed correctly. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angled 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, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Brighouse - If your door, wall or window already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A reliable cat flap installer in Brighouse will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without harming the surrounding wall, door or window.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing pane which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is vital. The panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIGHOUSE
There are a number of different specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing firms in the Brighouse area, that offer cat flap installation through whatever door or construction you require. There is no better technique for locating an excellent cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. If they are willing to recommend somebody who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased too.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek three or four price quotes from local Brighouse tradesmen. Study these carefully and don't automatically choose the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best one. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Brighouse you should wind up with a good quality product, which is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Brighouse and also in: Brookfoot, Thornhills, Bailiff Bridge, Cromwell Bottom, Clifton, Lightcliffe, Hipperholme, Lower Wyke, Birkby, Hartshead Moorside, Rastrick, Woodhouse, Brackenhall, Hove Edge, together with these postcodes HD6 1PN, HD6 1TE, HD6 1HF, HD6 1RG, HD6 1BR, HD6 1HZ, HD6 1NA, HD6 2AA, HD6 1TF, HD6 1SP. Locally based Brighouse cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode HD6 and the phone code 01484.
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Recent West Yorkshire cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Tyrrell recently requested a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Gomersal. Alec Morley and Poppy-Mae Morley recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass back door in a semi-detached house in Crigglestone. Evelina Phillips in Wooldale, West Yorkshire was looking for someone who could install a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden front door in her detached house. Jacob Bean was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in his bungalow in Shelley, West Yorkshire. Celeste Greenwood and Eliot Greenwood recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden back door in Rastrick, West Yorkshire. Jace Costa and Bonnie Costa recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Rastrick. Ahmad Sutton recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Crigglestone. Albie and Melissa Charles recently requested an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Woodlesford, West Yorkshire.
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