Cat Flap Fitter Castleford West Yorkshire (WF10): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Castleford house. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Giving your furry friend access to the world outside with a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is perfect form of cat flap for your beloved pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material hung over it, to keep the elements out, but let the cat pass through. Of course, this is really basic, and won't be sufficient for most cat owners in Castleford, who would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated model is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your property, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and get into or leave your house, thus preventing some unwelcome visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the Castleford area that has a similar style of collar could possible access your house when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next step-up in feline access security is to use the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's micro-chip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
Being able to lock it in position is essential no matter which cat flap you are purchasing. Most cat flaps sold currently have a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can permit exit from your home only, allow admission into your home only, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. A few top-end models can be set to perform specific functions according to the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.
If you are pretty good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your Castleford home. But, if you're intending to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you must seek outside assistance. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CASTLEFORD
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its thermal properties, security and strength. In fact, it renders the glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
It is necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Castleford cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and order the new one. As part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed neatly into. You may have to wait a week or two for this to be produced, but if you need a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. Once you have received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wood door panels are, as we mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Castleford. If you're a little unsure of making a hole in your front or back door, you might be happier getting in touch with an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of task won't be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many cases. You'll have to find out what the internal structure of you door actually is, since for extra security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be less expensive to swap the panel for a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could opt to install a cat flap in an external wall of your home in Castleford. A wall cat flap entrance calls for considerably more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's certainly best left to an expert. You could opt for a straightforward tunnel style, or maybe a right angled model that enables entry through a pillar. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of the house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Castleford - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it is broken or not working properly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a new one. You local cat flap fitter will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, door or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made and installed correctly is vital. If it is found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CASTLEFORD
In and around Castleford there are plenty of specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies who provide cat flap installation services for windows, walls or doors. There are several ways of finding a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking friends and family. If they're willing to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you will be pleased as well.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get two or three different quotations from local cat flap fitters before choosing. It's generally advisable not to automatically go for the cheapest option. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Castleford cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give great service to you and your pet for years and years. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Castleford and also nearby in: Glasshoughton, Cutsyke, Kippax, Brotherton, Fairburn, East Hardwick, North Featherstone, Allerton Bywater, Great Preston, Whitwood Mere, Ledston, Ferrybridge, Ackworth, Whitwood, and in these postcodes WF10 1LJ, WF10 2LY, WF10 1BW, WF10 2LB, WF10 1BE, WF10 1YQ, WF10 1EA, WF10 1LL, WF10 1EY, WF10 1DL. Local Castleford cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode WF10 and the phone code 01977.
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All throughout West Yorkshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the ideal cat flap fitter in Castleford itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Castleford Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Installation Around Castleford
Householders living in the following streets and roads have recently requested cat flap installation services - Delacy Crescent, Currer Grove, Towers Paddock, Church Garth, Back Lane, Cutsyke Crest, Askham Road, Carr Lane, The Crescent, Dalton Terrace, Crewe Road, Armitage Street, Stevenson Avenue, Blands Avenue, South Avenue, St Andrews Road, College Grove, College Road, Scholes Road, Birch Grove, Stanley Street, Bridge Street, Bank Street, Stansfield Drive, Bryan Close, St Marys Place, as well as the following local Castleford postcodes: WF10 1LJ, WF10 2LY, WF10 1BW, WF10 2LB, WF10 1BE, WF10 1YQ, WF10 1EA, WF10 1LL, WF10 1EY, WF10 1DL.
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