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Brownhills Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Brownhills West Midlands (WS8): Installing a cat flap doesn't only save you the hassle of opening the door every time your cat decides to go in or out, it also affords your cat more independence and boosts it's all round quality of life. Cats are very similar to humans in many ways, and will likely show signs of frustration and anxiety if kept inside for significant periods of time. Giving your cat accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. But what style of cat flap is better for your circumstances?

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The simplest kind of cat flap is essentially that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Although this may be suitable in a garden fence panel or shed door, the vast majority of Brownhills cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house.

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This simple model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it's still a long way off being perfect because it allows other cats or animals to get into your property.

Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or get into your home, hence avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The point that any other moggy in the Brownhills area who's got a similar model of collar could perchance access your property, is the downside with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.

Picking a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in access security for felines in Brownhills. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is in close proximity, only allowing exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.

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Regardless which cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only exit from your home, permit access into your property only, be locked fully, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This offers full control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.

If you have a wooden door on your property in Brownhills, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. However, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These types of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or handyman with the necessary skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can't be mounted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its security, thermal insulation attributes and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be done under any circumstances whatsoever.

A professional cat flap installer will measure your current double glazing pane and have a local Brownhills glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. So the cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. You may have a one or two week wait for this pane to be made, however if you need a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap will then be installed.

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External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as I mentioned above, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Brownhills. If you are uncertain about creating a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to call in a specialist to do the work for you. A project of this type will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your pet will have the use of a professionally fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some doors are lined with steel for further security. A one-piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane type.

Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could elect to install the cat flap into an exterior wall of your property in Brownhills. This kind of installation is undoubtedly better left to an expert, as it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to accomplish. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled model that allows access via a pillar. A neat square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to each side of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Brownhills - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's broken or not working properly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a new one. A competent cat flap installer in Brownhills will efficiently remove your old cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding door, window or wall.

Before installing a new flap in a double glazed panel which has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been fabricated, cut and installed in the right way is vital. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.


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Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in the Brownhills area who'll be delighted to help. There's no better technique for finding a decent cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. You can be sure that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you will get a similar service.

If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendations, always acquire three or four different price quotes before making your final choice, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Check whether they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes awry when the work is carried out.

If you take your time and pick a dependable Brownhills cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a top quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your cat for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.

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Are Cat Flaps Good for Cats?

As they provide them with increased independence and freedom, cat flaps can certainly be beneficial for cats. Access to the outdoors or other designated areas at their own discretion is granted to your furry friends through these small doors, stimulating their natural exploration and curiosity instincts.

Promoting overall well-being, cat flaps enable cats to engage in mental stimulation and regular exercise. In Brownhills, cat owners can enjoy the convenience of cat flaps, which eliminate the need to constantly open doors or windows for their pets. However, certain considerations should be made, such as the cat's safety from potential threats outside and the potential for unwelcome animals to enter the home.

Additionally, cat flaps may not be appropriate for all cats, especially those with behavioural issues or medical conditions. It is crucial to evaluate and supervise individual circumstances properly to determine if a cat flap is suitable for a specific cat.

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Brownhills Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Brownhills Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Brownhills cat flap installer including cat flap replacement, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into porches in Brownhills, cat flap installation in glass doors, the installation of electronic cat flaps into composite doors, infrared cat flaps Brownhills, cat flap upgrades Brownhills, Sureflap cat flap installations, pet flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap repairs, 4-way cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in patio doors, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in walls, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into double gazing Brownhills, cat flap installation in metal doors, Staywell cat flap installations, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap weatherproofing, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors Brownhills, Catmate cat flap installation, and more. If there are other Brownhills cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Brownhills providers will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Brownhills information was revised and updated on 12-05-2023)