Cat Flap Fitter Cottingham East Yorkshire (HU16): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Cottingham house gives your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam. Giving your cat accessibility to outside world with a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. However, what form of cat flap is best for your situation?
The most rudimentry form of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into a door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give a bit of protection from the weather. Obviously, this is really basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Cottingham, who would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it could be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This simple model can be slightly improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, however it's still a long way from being perfect since it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your home.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic kind of cat flap, since any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar could perchance get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in Cottingham feline entry security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting entry or exit to animals that have a micro-chip.
Whichever cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in place. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit admission into your house only, be locked fully, enable exit only, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This offers you a variety of options on how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. A few top-end devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your requirements.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a solid timber door on your home in Cottingham. Although, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have all the knowledge and tools for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN COTTINGHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes as well. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A reliable Cottingham cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. As a part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You might have to wait a week or two for this to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you've acquired your new pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I mentioned above, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Cottingham. If you're unsure of cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's probably a good idea to call on an expert to undertake the project for you. This type of task won't be too expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. However, certain uPVC doors have a steel lining for added security, which may cause some problems. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut a hole in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an external wall. This form of installation is certainly best left to the pros, because it calls for a lot more equipment and skill to execute. There are a couple of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. This installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can get in and out of your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Cottingham - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. Your cat flap installer will take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding wall, window or door, and install a new flap for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is essential to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN COTTINGHAM
Whether you would like your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are many different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing suppliers in the Cottingham area who will be glad to help. There's no better method of finding a decent cat flap fitter than by asking relatives and friends for recommendations. If they are confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be certain that you will be happy too.
If you can't find an installer through recommendations, always obtain at least 3 different estimates before coming to a final decision, and remember that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they may provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take your time and choose a dependable Cottingham cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a good quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pet for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Cottingham and also nearby in: Tickton, Swanland, Hull, Kingswood, Sutton-on-Hull, Walkington, Anlaby Common, Wawne, Beverley, Willerby, Skidby, Melton, Dunswell, Bransholme, Welton, Kirk Ella, Woodmansey, Hessle, together with these postcodes HU16 4EY, HU16 4EU, HU16 4LF, HU16 4HQ, HU16 4EX, HU16 4JB, HU16 4AH, HU16 4XW, HU16 4PX, HU16 4BT. Local Cottingham cat flap installers will probably have the telephone dialling code 01482 and the postcode HU16.
East Yorkshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent East Yorkshire cat flap installation projects: Marnie Rhodes and Karter Rhodes recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in Melbourne. Mr and Mrs Keane recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in a semi-detached house in Leven, East Yorkshire. Abraham and Nala Kavanagh recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a wooden back door in Anlaby. Andre and Elisa Garbett recently requested a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio back door in a cottage in Airmyn. Louise Hobson and Felix Hobson recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in Hessle. Lukas Glen was looking for someone to install a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in his terraced house in Skidby. Kai Hobbs and Neve Hobbs recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a hardwood front door in Hessle. Kaja Costa in Aldbrough was looking for someone who could install a cat flap in a patio back door in her detached house.
Cottingham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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East Yorkshire Cat Flap Fitters
In East Yorkshire you can likewise find: North Ferriby cat flap fitters, Long Riston cat flap installers, Pocklington cat flap installers, Nafferton cat flap installers, North Ferriby cat flap installation, Bubwith cat flap installation, Sproatley cat flap installers, Flamborough cat flap installation, Patrington cat flap installation, Hutton Cranswick cat flap installers, Bilton cat flap fitters, Little Weighton cat flap installers, Hook cat flap installers, Hessle cat flap installers, Willerby cat flap installers, Hook cat flap installation, Willerby cat flap installation, Market Weighton cat flap installers, Woodmansey cat flap fitters, Keyingham cat flap installers, Beeford cat flap installers, Brough cat flap installation, Rawcliffe Bridge cat flap installation, Tickton cat flap installers, Middleton on the Wolds cat flap installers, South Cave cat flap fitters, Thorngumbald cat flap installation, Roos cat flap fitters.
All throughout East Yorkshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the right cat flap fitter in Cottingham itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Cottingham
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Cat flaps were recently installed for folks living in Southwood Avenue, Tennison Court, Saners Close, The Ridings, Dene Road, St Margarets Close, The Close, Arlington Avenue, The Wolds, The Covert, Birdsall Close, Dixon Court, Arras Drive, South Garth, Crofters Drive, The Paddock, Church Walk, Cherry Trees, The Spinney, St Annes Drive, Stones Mount, Trinity Garth, St Lawrence Avenue, St Margarets Avenue, Brackenwoods, Stewart Garth, The Avenue and these Cottingham postcodes: HU16 4EY, HU16 4EU, HU16 4LF, HU16 4HQ, HU16 4EX, HU16 4JB, HU16 4AH, HU16 4XW, HU16 4PX, HU16 4BT.
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