Cat Flap Fitter Carlisle Cumbria (CA1): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your home in Carlisle, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Allowing your pet accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is best form of cat flap for your precious pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. While this might be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel, the majority of Carlisle cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home.
As this solution allows other cats or creatures to enter your house, it's not 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 magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your home, thus preventing some unwanted visitors. Again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, as any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar could possible access your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices as they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
Choosing a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
When you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a type that can be locked. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps have a four way locking system these days. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, permit exit from your home only, permit access into your premises only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This provides you with a variety of options on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the option to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the higher end models.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be fairly simple if you've got a solid timber door on your Carlisle property, and respectable DIY skills. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. These situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CARLISLE
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its strength, security and thermal insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.
A dependable Carlisle cat flap fitter will diligently measure up your current pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed pane will have a hole cut out as a part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take a week or so to produce. Once your new pane of glass arrives, the fitter will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The fitting of the cat flap will then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wooden doors are the easiest alternative in relation to cat flap installation on your house in Carlisle. If you are unsure of cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to contact an expert to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the reassurance that you'll end up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken correctly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, as some doors have a steel lining for further security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always opt to install the cat flap into an external wall of your home in Carlisle. Needing far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished correctly. There are a number of options for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. This installation involves a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on both ends to permit your cat to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Carlisle - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement providing the new flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is being installed in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. The panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CARLISLE
Whether you want your cat flap mounted on a wall, window or door, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in and around Carlisle who will be able to help. There is no better way of locating an excellent cat flap fitter than by asking friends and relations for recommendations. If they are prepared to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be certain that you will be happy as well.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 quotes from local Carlisle cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and do not automatically opt for the cheapest quote, because this will often not be the best. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and make sure you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you take your time and pick a reputable Carlisle cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a high quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your cat for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Carlisle and also in: Longsowerby, Scotby, Kingmoor, Carleton, Garlands, Rickerby, Stanwix, Belle Vue, Caldewgate, Currock, Morton, Etterby, Crosby on Eden, Botcherby, Edentown, Warwick Bridge, and in these postcodes CA1 1RZ, CA1 2EA, CA1 1WZ, CA1 1DJ, CA1 1SF, CA1 1DQ, CA1 1LU, CA1 1NA, CA1 1AE, CA1 2AN. Locally based Carlisle cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01228 and the postcode CA1.
Cumbria Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Cumbria cat flap installation enquiries: Juan and Maiya Howden recently asked for a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. Sofie and Zander Prentice recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in Silloth on Solway, Cumbria. Abraham and Aya Sharpe recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Dalston, Cumbria. Ricardo Shaw and Alicja Shaw recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Dean. Merryn and Finn Pointer recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Great Broughton, Cumbria. Mr and Mrs Kinsella recently asked for a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in Holme. Miller and Inayah Boon recently requested a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a glass back door in Lowca. Mr and Mrs Wakefield recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in a semi-detached house in Great Clifton, Cumbria.
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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Carlisle cat flap fitter including small cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, magnetic cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors Carlisle, Sureflap cat flap installations Carlisle, electronic cat flap installations in Carlisle, Petsafe cat flap installations Carlisle, microchip cat flap installation Carlisle, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Carlisle, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap repairs in Carlisle, cat flap replacement, cat flap removal, 4-way cat flap installation Carlisle, and lots more. If there are some other Carlisle cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Carlisle
Households in Devonshire Terrace, Colmore Street, Scaleby Close, Borrowdale Gardens, Abbotsford Drive, Allhallows Terrace, Beechtree Court, Burnfoot Grove, Cumberland Street, Beech Croft, The Guards, Carliol Close, Springkell, Adelphi Terrace, Blencowe Street, Beechwood Avenue, Blunt Street, Curthwaite Road, Thirlwall Terrace, Archers Garth, Coalfell Avenue, The Park, Durdar Road, Bedford Square, Braelees, Border Close, South Dale Street, Criffel View, Corporation Road, Skelwith Close, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Carlisle postcodes: CA1 1RZ, CA1 2EA, CA1 1WZ, CA1 1DJ, CA1 1SF, CA1 1DQ, CA1 1LU, CA1 1NA, CA1 1AE, CA1 2AN.
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