Cat Flap Fitter Broxburn

Broxburn Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Broxburn Scotland (EH52): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Broxburn house helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when kept inside, and not able to roam. When permitted instant access to the world outside with a cat flap, your precious cat has a better chance of staying healthy and well. Obviously, that's not the end of the story, as there are various sorts of cat flaps, and determining which one is best for you and your cat might not be so simple.

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A cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat pass through it. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and won't be sufficient for most Broxburn cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although it could be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.

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This basic design can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it is still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures to enter into your property.

The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to wear a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. This means that any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't access or leave your property. The point that any other cat in the Broxburn area who's got a similar style of collar can get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. With this, an extra layer of security and control is established to ensure that only your furry friend gains access.

The next stage in feline entry security is to consider the type of cat flap that recognises your pet's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to exit or enter.

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Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for extra security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable only entrance into your house, enable exit only, or have two way exit and entry capability. This will give you a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. The facility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end brands of cat flap.

If you are pretty good at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Broxburn. However, if it needs to be installed in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it on your own. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the knowledge and tools for this kind of installation.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not simply the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulating properties too. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Broxburn cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing pane and put in an order for a brand new one. So your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazing unit will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. This may take one or two weeks to produce, however it is the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of your cat flap can then be undertaken.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden door panels are the easiest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your house in Broxburn. If you are a little hesitant about creating a hole in your front door, you might be happier hiring a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to wind up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security, which may cause some issues. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an outside wall. This sort of installation is definitely better left to the pros, because it requires much more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are a number of options for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. A neat square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so your furry friend can get in and out of your house whenever it desires.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Broxburn - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it is possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. Your cat flap fitter will remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a brand new flap for your cat.

When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. The pane will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.


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There are several handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing companies in the Broxburn area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or construction you require. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals in relation to obtaining a good cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you will likely get a similar level of service.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Broxburn handymen. Study these closely and never automatically choose the cheapest quote, as this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.

If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Broxburn you should end up with a good quality product, which is properly fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.


A number of benefits are provided by cat flaps to both cats and their owners:

  1. Better Control: Certain sophisticated cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronised with your cat's microchip or a unique collar tag, ensuring exclusive access for your cat and providing full control over their movements in and out.
  2. Independence for Cats: Known for their independent nature, cats benefit from cat flaps as they allow exploration of the outdoors, exercise, and the satisfaction of curiosity at their own leisure, leading to a healthier, happier life.
  3. Reduced Stress: Cat flaps obviate the need for you to continuously watch over and open the door for your cat, reducing both your and your pet's stress levels, and allowing them independent entry and exit.
  4. Less Litter Box Odours: By allowing your cat to go outside to relieve themselves, you could see a decrease in litter box usage, potentially leading to fewer cleanings and a reduction in litter box smells in your dwelling.
  5. Enhanced Security: With locking mechanisms installed, several cat flaps can be set to admit only chosen cats, effectively keeping out uninvited visitors. This enhances the security of homes by preventing the entry of stray animals and potential dangers.
  6. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer have to interrupt their daily routines to let their cats out or in. This convenience is especially valuable for those with busy lifestyles or irregular schedules.
  7. A Reduction in Door Scratching: Sick and tired of shredded door frames? The frustration of waiting to be let out and in can prompt destructive scratching near doors. Cat flaps offer an alternative access point, potentially curbing this undesirable behaviour.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Broxburn and also nearby in: Uphall Station, Dechmont, Wester Dechmont, Kirkliston, Boghall, Pumpherston, Burnside, Winchburgh, Deans, Uphall, together with these postcodes EH52 5TF, EH52 5AE, EH52 5QH, EH52 5RF, EH52 5DE, EH52 5RN, EH52 5GY, EH52 5NF, EH52 5RU, and EH52 5EG. Local Broxburn cat flap installers will likely have the postcode EH52 and the telephone code Dialling code 01506. Checking this will confirm that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Property owners in the local area can benefit from these and many other similar services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get cat flap installation quotations from providers nearby.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

While fitting a cat flap in a home allows for pet mobility, it simultaneously poses challenges in keeping up with energy efficiency and weather resistance. A solution that guards against the damp and cold is necessitated by the UK's fluctuating climate, ensuring the comfort of both homeowners and their pets is preserved. Essential for keeping the home free from moisture and draughts, superior cat flaps come equipped with weatherproofing features, including insulating materials and magnetic seals.

The process of weatherproofing a cat flap extends beyond simply selecting the correct product; the manner of its installation is equally critical. Insulating materials and waterproof sealants, when used to properly seal around the cat flap, can substantially boost its performance in extreme weather. Additionally, by incorporating brush seals, some cat flaps actively reduce rain and cold air intrusion, maintaining a warm indoor setting without limiting access for pets.

For those cat owners in Broxburn looking to amalgamate convenience with energy efficiency, securing a high-quality, weatherproof cat flap is an astute investment. By opting for a model that can withstand the UK's weather conditions and making sure it's properly installed, householders are ensured a pet-friendly environment that is both warm and energy-efficient. This strategy not only betters the quality of life for the pet but also assists in diminishing energy costs in the long term. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Broxburn)

Broxburn Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Broxburn Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Broxburn cat flap fitter including magnetic cat flap installation Broxburn, the installation of microchip cat flaps into patio doors in Broxburn, cat flap replacement, the installation of infrared cat flaps into composite doors, conservatory cat flap installations, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors Broxburn, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors Broxburn, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into French doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into conservatories Broxburn, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap installation in doors, Catmate cat flap installation Broxburn, automatic cat flap installation, pet flap installation, replacement cat flaps Broxburn, infrared cat flap installation Broxburn, electronic cat flap installations in Broxburn, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap upgrades, Staywell cat flap installations, cheap cat flaps, and lots more. If there happen to be different Broxburn cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are performed by people specialising in cat flaps. Broxburn professionals will be happy to inform you of their full range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Burnside cat flap fitters, Kirkliston cat flap fitters, Deans cat flap fitters, Winchburgh cat flap fitters, Boghall cat flap fitters, Dechmont cat flap fitters, Wester Dechmont cat flap fitters, Uphall cat flap fitters, Uphall Station cat flap fitters, Pumpherston cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in pretty much all of these towns and localities. Their expertise and skill becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and correct fitting of your cat flap on your home. With a cat flap installed by a professional, you can be certain that it serves your furry friend's needs and is in keeping with your home's design and safety considerations. Local cat lovers can get cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.

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