Cat Flap Fitter Brownhills West Midlands (WS8): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Brownhills home gives your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, much like people, can show signs of frustration. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you opt for?
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into a door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Brownhills, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it might be okay for a fence panel or outhouse door.
As this solution allows other cats or animals to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be improved on a bit by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to get into or leave your property unless it's fitted with this special collar. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar could possible access your property with this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
A model of cat flap that is able to identify your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unlocked when your cat is in close proximity, only allowing access to animals that are microchipped.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a type that can be locked into position. These days, the majority of cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. This means that it's got the capability to permit only entrance into your home, be locked fully, allow exit from your house only, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This will provide you with a range of alternatives on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. In keeping with your pet's and your needs, there's even the option to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more advanced models.
If you have a wooden door on your house in Brownhills, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. However, if it has to be fitted into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should not even attempt it on your own. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BROWNHILLS
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation properties. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances.
A trustworthy Brownhills cat flap fitter will carefully get the dimensions of your current unit and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. This new panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it can take a week or so to produce. After fabrication, your old glass unit can be removed, and the brand new one put in. The installing of the cat flap will then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the easiest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your house in Brownhills. It's often wise to get in touch with a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all hesitant about making a hole in your front door. This should provide you with the reassurance that you are going to finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been completed correctly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. It pays to know the interior construction, since some door panels incorporate a steel lining for extra security. The simplest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap mounted into an exterior wall of your home in Brownhills, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is certainly better left to a specialist, if it's to be completed successfully. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar is also an option. A neat square shaped hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Brownhills - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A trustworthy cat flap installer in Brownhills will be able to remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without damaging the door, window or wall.
If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. The glass must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if it becomes obvious that this is not the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BROWNHILLS
In the Brownhills area there are many different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who provide cat flap installation services for windows, doors or walls. There are a variety of ways of locating a good cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking friends and neighbours. If they've had similar work carried out by a local Brownhills tradesman, and been delighted with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Brownhills cat flap installers. Study these price quotes carefully and don't automatically choose the cheapest offer, since this will often not be the best one. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you've got some recourse.
A professional cat flap installer in Brownhills will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Brownhills and also in nearby places like: Chasetown, Little Bloxwich, Vigo, Pelsall, Stubbers Green, High Heath, Hammerwich, Thornes, Shire Oak, Stonnall, Walsall Wood, Fishley, Shelfield, Norton Canes, Catshill, Sandhills, Clayhanger, as well as in these postcodes WS8 6GE, WS8 7JR, WS8 6DB, WS8 6FE, WS8 6EF, WS8 7LX, WS8 7LY, WS8 6JN, WS8 7JL, WS8 7EP. Local Brownhills cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01543 and the postcode WS8.
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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Brownhills cat flap installer including pet flap installation in Brownhills, small cat flaps Brownhills, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation price quotes, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap repairs, cat flaps in metal doors, conservatory cat flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap replacement Brownhills, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in doors, cheap cat flaps in Brownhills, 2-way cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, replacement cat flaps in Brownhills, and lots more. If there happen to be other Brownhills cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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In the West Midlands area you can additionally get: Amblecote cat flap installation, Pedmore cat flap fitters, Walsall Wood cat flap fitters, Amblecote cat flap fitters, Knowle cat flap installation, Pheasey cat flap fitters, Ladywood cat flap fitters, Merry Hill cat flap installation, Fallings Park cat flap installers, Selly Oak cat flap fitters, Sheldon cat flap fitters, Blakenhall cat flap installers, Castle Bromwich cat flap installers, Fordbridge cat flap installers, Blackheath cat flap installation, Sheldon cat flap installers, Wednesfield cat flap fitters, Hall Green cat flap installers, Meriden cat flap installation, Kingstanding cat flap installers, Selly Oak cat flap installers, Selly Oak cat flap installation, Kings Norton cat flap installation, Hodge Hill cat flap fitters, Small Heath cat flap fitters, Shard End cat flap fitters, Darlaston cat flap installers, Ettingshall cat flap fitters.
Throughout West Midlands you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a suitable cat flap fitter in Brownhills itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
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Some Brownhills roads and areas where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Priam Grove, Kennet Close, Oakenhayes Crescent, Knaves Castle Avenue, Claverdon Close, Springhill Road, Wych Elm Road, Coppice Lane, Valley View, Oakenhayes Drive, Pelsall Road, Hanbury Road, Vicarage Road, Clayhanger Lane, Lapwing Close, Birch Avenue, Dunnerdale Road, Crowberry Close, Blithfield Road, Croft Crescent, Anglesey Crescent, Chapel Street, Church Road, Short Street, Snowdrop Close, Chapel Drive, as well as the following local Brownhills postcodes: WS8 6GE, WS8 7JR, WS8 6DB, WS8 6FE, WS8 6EF, WS8 7LX, WS8 7LY, WS8 6JN, WS8 7JL, WS8 7EP.
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