Cat Flap Fitter Conisbrough South Yorkshire (DN12): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Conisbrough property gives your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life. When constantly kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and crabby. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world with a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you put in?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat go through. Most cat owners in Conisbrough would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house, although this may be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.
This basic model is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your property, but it can be improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your house, hence preventing some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other cat in the area that's got a similar model of collar could perchance access your house, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to install the kind of cat flap that identifies your pet's microchip. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in position is important whichever cat flap you are purchasing. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit admission into your premises only, be fully locked, enable exit only, or have two-way exit and entry functionality. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In line with yours and your cat's needs, there's even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with some of the top-end devices.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you've got a timber door on your property in Conisbrough. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who are happy to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CONISBROUGH
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its thermal insulation attributes, security and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsafe.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a glazing company knock up a new purpose made pane. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazing pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a week or more to manufacture. Once your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will remove the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wood door panels are, as mentioned previously, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Conisbrough. It is often better to hire the services of an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way dubious about making a big hole in your front door. This should give you the peace of mind that you are going to wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been carried out in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for added security, which could cause issues. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to exchange this panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut a hole in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. This sort of installation is certainly best left to the pros, as it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angle access via a pillar is also an option. This installation calls for a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at both ends to enable your feline friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Conisbrough - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing the new flap is of a comparable size. An experienced Conisbrough cat flap fitter will be happy to remove your old entry unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any damage to the window, door or wall on which it is secured.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly. The pane must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues, if it's found that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CONISBROUGH
Whether you would like your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you will find that there are specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing companies in and around Conisbrough who'll be able to oblige. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals when it comes to tracking down an excellent cat flap specialist. If they're willing to recommend someone who they have used, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased too.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get two or three different estimates from local cat flap fitters before choosing. It is generally sensible not to automatically go with the cheapest quote. Check if they supply any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something goes amiss when the work is undertaken.
A professional cat flap installer in Conisbrough will provide you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
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