Cat Flap Fitter Cardiff Wales (CF1): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Cardiff property provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept inside, just like people, can often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a great idea to you, what form of cat flap should you put in?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat go through. Though this could be acceptable in a shed or outhouse door, the vast majority of cat owners in Cardiff would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home.
This uncomplicated design can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it's still far from perfect since it enables other creatures or cats a way to enter your home.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your house unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The fact that any other moggy in the Cardiff area that has a similar model of collar can easily access your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
Fitting a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines in Cardiff. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only permitting access to pets that are microchipped.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make certain that it is of a design that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, allow admission into your house only, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This provides you with solutions for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap works. In keeping with your pet's and your needs, there is even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with some of the more expensive models.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your Cardiff home. But, if you're planning to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to seek outside assistance. This type of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CARDIFF
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its strength, security and thermal properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.
A reputable Cardiff cat flap fitter will meticulously take the precise measurements of your current pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. To ensure that your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. This might take two weeks or so to manufacture, however it's basically 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 fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wood door panels are the simplest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your property in Cardiff. It is generally wise to get in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all hesitant about cutting a big hole in your door. This will give you the reassurance that you will end up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, as some uPVC doors are steel lined for additional security. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Needing much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. You'll find there are a number of possibilities for this type of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) style. Installation entails a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get in and out of the house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Cardiff - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it's broken or not working correctly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A professional Cardiff cat flap fitter will be glad to take out your old entry unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, door or window on which it's mounted.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is important to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CARDIFF
There are several handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in the Cardiff area, that offer cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you require. There are various ways of locating a reputable cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you will likely have a much similar experience.
If it's not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get two or three different quotes from local tradesmen before making a decision. It's generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest option. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Cardiff you will end up with a good quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Cardiff and also in nearby places like: Llandaff, Gabalfa, Dinas Pawys, Splott, Barry, Roath, Sully, Risca, Danescourt, Rumney, Machen, Llantrisant, St Mellons, Cowbridge, Wenvoe, Penarth, Caerphilly, Llanishen, Culverhouse Cross, Pencoed, together with these postcodes CF10 1AQ, CF10 1AA, CF10 1PT, CF10 1AX, CF10 1WB, CF10 2BY, CF10 2EY, CF10 1LA, CF10 1NT, CF10 1GD. Locally based Cardiff cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode CF1 and the phone code 029.
Cat Flap Enquiries Wales
Current Wales cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Mcneill recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in Monmouth, Wales. Esha Douglas in Pontlottyn was looking for someone who could install a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood front door in her cottage. Nela and Tomos Swales recently requested a quotation for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Llantrisant. Mr and Mrs Jeffery recently requested a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood back door in Coedpoeth, Wales. Mr and Mrs Taylor recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Rhos on Sea. Keyaan Barnard recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Gronant. Wojciech Craven recently asked for a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in a detached house in Dolgellau, Wales. Mckenzie Ogden recently asked for a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden door in a semi-detached house in Penyffordd, Wales.
Cat Flap Fitters Wales
In Wales you will also discover: Penally cat flap installers, Llanbradach cat flap installers, Chirk cat flap fitters, Ferryside cat flap installers, Fishguard cat flap installers, Leeswood cat flap installers, Chepstow cat flap installers, Rhosllanerchrugog cat flap fitters, Kinmel Bay cat flap installation, St Davids cat flap installation, Borth cat flap fitters, Benllech cat flap installation, Clyro cat flap installers, Milford Haven cat flap installation, Treharris cat flap fitters, Trevor cat flap installers, Higher Kinnerton cat flap installation, Beaumaris cat flap installers, St Arvans cat flap fitters, Aberfan cat flap installers, Rhondda cat flap fitters, Saundersfoot cat flap fitters, Menai Bridge cat flap installers, Pyle cat flap fitters, Glyn Ceiriog cat flap installation, Morfa Nefyn cat flap fitters, Cefn Mawr cat flap installers, Abercynon cat flap installers, Resolven cat flap installers.
Throughout Wales you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the perfect cat flap fitter in Cardiff itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
Cardiff Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Cardiff cat flap installer including cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation services, 2-way cat flap installation in Cardiff, cat flap replacement in Cardiff, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in doors Cardiff, replacement cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation, dog flap installations, infrared cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installation, cat flap removal, cheap cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations, automatic cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, 4-way cat flap installation Cardiff, and lots more. If there are other Cardiff cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Cardiff roads - Bron Haul, Blanche Street, Blaise Place, Baden Road, Dinas Street, Trevethick Street, Toghill Drive, Deri Close, Bethel Place, St Michaels Road, Branwen Close, Devon Street, Dogfield Street, St Davids Road, Severn Road, Cadman Close, Taymuir Road, Carnegie Drive, Shakespeare Court, Thesiger Street, Afon Close, Bacton Road, Staines Street, Brocastle Road, Claremont Avenue, Tabor Street, Towy Road, Celandine Road, Sweldon Close, as well as these Cardiff area postcodes: CF10 1AQ, CF10 1AA, CF10 1PT, CF10 1AX, CF10 1WB, CF10 2BY, CF10 2EY, CF10 1LA, CF10 1NT, CF10 1GD.
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