Cat Flap Fitter Burton-upon-Trent

Burton-upon-Trent Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Burton-upon-Trent Staffordshire (DE13): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Burton-upon-Trent, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept indoors, just like people, will show signs of irritability. Giving your cat easy access to outside world with a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what style of cat flap should you install?

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The simplest sort of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into a door and a flexible material is fixed over it to offer some protection from the weather. The vast majority of cat owners in Burton-upon-Trent would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although this might be okay for a shed door or fence panel.

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Because this solution will allow other creatures or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.

Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and get into or leave your home, thus avoiding some unwanted visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar can access your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner. An added layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your purrfect companion gains access.

Picking a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next level in access security for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is nearby.

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Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a type that can be locked. Currently, the majority of cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking system for added security. This means that it has the capability to be fully locked, allow exit from your home only, enable entrance into your home only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a number of solutions on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. The ability to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.

If you've got a wood door on your home in Burton-upon-Trent, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These types of fixtures require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its strength, thermal properties and security. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.

It is necessary to get a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Burton-upon-Trent cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing panel and put in an order for a brand new one. This new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure where your cat flap will be fitted. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or two to manufacture. Once you have taken possession of your new glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel installed. The installing of your cat flap will then be completed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as we mentioned above, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Burton-upon-Trent. If you're a little uncomfortable with making a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you might be better off getting in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of project will not be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. You or your installer will need to ascertain what the interior construction of you door actually is, since for additional security certain uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could elect to install the cat flap in an external wall of your house. Calling for considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely best left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished correctly. There are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut out of your wall. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on both ends to enable your furry friend to enter and exit as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Burton-upon-Trent - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it's broken or not functioning properly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a replacement. An experienced Burton-upon-Trent cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it's attached.

When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is necessary to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. If it is found this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.


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Whether you want your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants in the Burton-upon-Trent area who will be willing to oblige. There's no better approach to locating an excellent cat flap installer than by asking friends and relations for recommendations. You can be fairly certain that if they've been willing to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll probably get a very similar level of service.

If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get two or three different quotes from local tradespeople before choosing. It is generally smart not to always opt for the cheapest estimate. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse.

If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Burton-upon-Trent you should end up with a top quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Burton-upon-Trent and also in nearby places like: Centrum One Hundred, Egginton, Anslow, Horninglow, Walton-on-Trent, Newton Solney, Beam Hill, Bretby, Stretton, Needwood, Tatenhill, Drakelow, as well as in these postcodes DE13 0GT, DE13 0NU, DE13 0FD, DE13 0GJ, DE13 0HD, DE13 0DB, DE13 0DE, DE13 0NR, DE13 0GD, and DE13 0DY. Local Burton-upon-Trent cat flap fitters will probably have the phone code 01283 and the postcode DE13. Verifying this will guarantee that you access a local cat flat fitter. Residents in the Burton-upon-Trent area will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services. In need of a cat flap? Simply click the "Quote" banner and find trustworthy professionals to provide you with free price quotes for cat flap installation.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Burton-upon-Trent cat flap fitter including conservatory cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation in Burton-upon-Trent, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap replacement in Burton-upon-Trent, cat flap installation in wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation price quotes, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Burton-upon-Trent, Catmate cat flap installation Burton-upon-Trent, cat flap repairs Burton-upon-Trent, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors, automatic cat flap installations Burton-upon-Trent, cheap cat flaps, electronic cat flap installation, and more. If there are different Burton-upon-Trent cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.


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Also find: Horninglow cat flap fitters, Bretby cat flap fitters, Newton Solney cat flap fitters, Needwood cat flap fitters, Anslow cat flap fitters, Drakelow cat flap fitters, Tatenhill cat flap fitters, Beam Hill cat flap fitters, Egginton cat flap fitters, Walton-on-Trent cat flap fitters, Centrum One Hundred cat flap fitters, Stretton cat flap fitters and more. People who fit cat flaps can be found in most of these villages and towns. Making certain that your cat flap is securely and properly installed on your property is where their expertise and skill truly shines. Professional installation of your cat flap guarantees it will address your furry friend's needs and seamlessly integrate with your home's aesthetic and safety protocols. By going here, local home and property owners can obtain cat flap installation quotations. So, why not get cracking with your cat flap installation today!

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