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Cat Flap Fitter Brotton North Yorkshire (TS12): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your house in Brotton, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats are similar to people in a lot of ways, and will typically start to show signs of irritability and frustration if kept indoors for lengthy periods of time without a break. Having access to the outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a great idea to you, precisely what kind of cat flap should you go with?

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The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Although this may be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel, most Brotton cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house.

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Because this solution can allow other animals or cats to enter your home, it's not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced to some degree by keeping the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't get into or leave your home. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar could possible access your house with this type of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.

The next level in feline entry security is to choose a model of cat flap that recognises your cat's micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.

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The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a 4-way locking system. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable only entry into your home, allow exit only, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This will give you choices for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. A few top-end models can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your needs.

If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your Brotton home. But, if you're planning to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you need to ask for outside assistance. This sort of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who are glad to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. It's simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its thermal properties. In reality, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.

It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Brotton cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current panel and order the new one. So the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This could take a week or two to produce, but it is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. After construction, your old glass unit will be removed, and the new adapted one put in. The cat flap will then be mounted.

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External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for installing a new cat flap in Brotton, as was mentioned previously, are solid wooden doors. If you're somewhat hesitant about creating a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you may be happier getting in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This sort of undertaking won't be too costly and is worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You will have to establish what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security some uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be better to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut a hole in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Calling for much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a specialist, if it's to be executed successfully. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar is also possible. A neat square shaped hole will have to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your cat can get out of and into your house whenever it desires.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Brotton - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the wall, door or window, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be necessary to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are many different handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing firms in the Brotton area who'll be ready to help. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals in relation to locating a decent cat flap installer. If they have had similar work carried out by a local Brotton tradesman, and been over the moon with the result, you can consider that they will likewise do a decent job for you.

If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before making a decision. It is generally wise not to always go for the cheapest estimate. See if you can get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse.

If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Brotton you should wind up with a good quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for years to come.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Brotton and also nearby in: Liverton, Moorsholm, Boosbeck, Carlin How, Skinningrove, Kilton, Lingdale, Stanghow, Staithes, Kilton Thorpe, Handale, together with these postcodes TS12 2XD, TS12 2QG, TS12 2SA, TS12 2GB, TS12 2QL, TS12 2RS, TS12 2NY, TS12 2XP, TS12 2FQ, and TS12 2UN. Locally based Brotton cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01287 and the postcode TS12. Checking this out can guarantee you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Householders in the surrounding areas can benefit from these and various other similar services. Do you need a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find trusted professionals to provide you with free quotes for cat flap installation.

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Also find: Skinningrove cat flap fitters, Stanghow cat flap fitters, Kilton Thorpe cat flap fitters, Staithes cat flap fitters, Handale cat flap fitters, Liverton cat flap fitters, Lingdale cat flap fitters, Boosbeck cat flap fitters, Carlin How cat flap fitters, Moorsholm cat flap fitters, Kilton cat flap fitters and more. People who fit cat flaps can be found in most of these localities. Making certain that your cat flap is correctly and securely installed on your home is where their expertise and skill truly shines. Installation by a specialist ensures that your cat flap not only satisfies your pet's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. If you're a local homeowner looking to obtain accurate and competitive cat flap installation quotes tailored to your specific needs, you just have to click here. Why not get started with your cat flap installation right away?

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(This cat flap fitter Brotton information was updated on 14-05-2024)