Cat Flap Fitter Cumbernauld Scotland (G67): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Cumbernauld, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When continuously kept inside, cats just like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you go with?
The most fundamental form of cat flap, is merely that. A bit of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Cumbernauld, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it may be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.
As this solution can allow other cats or creatures to enter your home, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar can still access your home when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
Installing a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one cat it will take multiple entries. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only permitting access to pets that are microchipped.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain it is of a design that can be locked into position. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a four way locking system for extra security. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable exit only, allow only entrance into your house, or be set for two way exit and entry. This will give you a number of choices on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. A few of the higher end cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be really simple if you have a solid wood door on your Cumbernauld property, and decent DIY abilities. However, if it is going to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt it yourself. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CUMBERNAULD
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the insulation properties as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsound.
A trustworthy Cumbernauld cat flap installer will diligently measure up your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This could take a week or more to manufacture, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've received your new adapted pane of glass, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel installed. Your cat flap can then be put in.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for new cat flap installations in Cumbernauld, as was previously mentioned, are wood doors. If you're a bit hesitant about creating a hole in your front door, you might be happier getting in touch with an expert cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. A project of this kind will not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty will be using an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors can have a steel lining for added security. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could decide to install your cat flap into an exterior wall of your house. This sort of installment is certainly better left to an expert, as it requires far more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are a number of options for this kind of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut into your wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to permit your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Cumbernauld - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a new one. A good cat flap installer in Cumbernauld will efficiently remove your old cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without harming the surrounding window, door or wall.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is important to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new cat flap. If you discover this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CUMBERNAULD
In and around Cumbernauld there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing companies who provide cat flap installation services for windows, walls or doors. There's no better technique for tracking down a first-rate cat flap installer than by asking friends and family for recommendations. If they are confident enough to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy also.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 quotations from local Cumbernauld handymen. Study these carefully and never automatically opt for the cheapest option, as this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Cumbernauld you will wind up with a top quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Cumbernauld and also nearby in: High Bonnybridge, Wattston, Milton of Campsie, Banton, Longcroft, Greengairs, Dullatur, Moodiesburn, Banknock, Wardpark North, Chryston, Kirkintilloch, Kilsyth, Slamannan, Twechar, together with these postcodes G67 2DE, G67 1HQ, G67 2HD, G67 1LG, G67 2AF, G67 2EE, G67 1LN, G67 1NB, G67 1ES, G67 2BU. Local Cumbernauld cat flap installers will likely have the postcode G67 and the dialling code 01236.
Cumbernauld Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Cumbernauld cat flap installer including cat flap removal, electronic cat flap installations, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, Catmate cat flap installation in Cumbernauld, large cat flaps in Cumbernauld, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation quotations, magnetic cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation Cumbernauld, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, automatic cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps Cumbernauld, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Cumbernauld, microchip cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations Cumbernauld, and more. If there happen to be additional Cumbernauld cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Cumbernauld
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Cumbernauld streets and roads - Drum Mains Park, Mossywood Road, Longwill Terrace, Elie Court, Telford Place, Tarbolton Road, Dalshannon Road, Glencryan Road, Firethorn Drive, Medlar Road, Glen Fyne Road, Pine Court, Lochinvar Road, Millcroft Cottage, Ronaldsay Place, Croy Railway Station, Balgownie Drive, Moray Gardens, Etive Court, Adamswell Cottage, Barbeth Place, Glen Clova Drive, Cedar Road, Mossgiel Road, Cardross Place, Queens Drive, Corbiston Way, Ranfurly Drive, Gartshore Gardens, Ben Lawers Drive, as well as these local Cumbernauld postcodes: G67 2DE, G67 1HQ, G67 2HD, G67 1LG, G67 2AF, G67 2EE, G67 1LN, G67 1NB, G67 1ES, G67 2BU.
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