Cat Flap Fitter Dalgety Bay

Dalgety Bay Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Dalgety Bay Scotland (KY11): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Dalgety Bay home allows your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are similar to humans in a lot of ways, and will frequently show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept inside for lengthy periods of time. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your cat easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you fit?

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The most fundamental type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a bendable material is fixed over it to give protection from the weather. Although this may be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the vast majority of Dalgety Bay cat owners would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home.

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As this option will allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be improved on to some degree by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires your cat to have a collar that has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't access or leave your home. The point that any other moggy in the Dalgety Bay area that has a similar model of collar might be able to access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the user.

The type of cat flap that's can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in Dalgety Bay feline entry security. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will accept multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in close proximity.

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When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure it is of a design that can be locked. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. This allows your cat flap to permit exit from your home only, be fully locked, enable only admittance into your house, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This will give you choices for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. A few top-end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your requirements.

Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty straightforward if you have a solid wood door on your Dalgety Bay home, and decent do-it-yourself abilities. Under no circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman, who'll have all the equipment and knowledge for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them the boot. A new cat flap can not be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the thermal insulation properties as well. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Dalgety Bay cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing panel and order a brand new one. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted nicely into. You might have to wait one or two weeks for this to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. When your new glass pane arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be fitted.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid wood doors are, as we already mentioned, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Dalgety Bay. If you're a bit uncertain about making a hole in your front or back door, you may be happier hiring an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of task will not be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some doors are lined with steel for added security. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to have a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your home in Dalgety Bay, if you do not want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more skill and equipment to install, therefore it is certainly better left to an expert. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angled access through a pillar is also possible. This installation entails a square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so that your feline friend can enter and exit your house whenever it wants.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Dalgety Bay - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a wall, window or door, but it is damaged or not functioning properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately is essential. If it is found this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues.


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There are a number of different handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing firms in the Dalgety Bay area, that provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or structure you require. It might be possible to ask family and friends for referrals when it comes to obtaining an excellent cat flap fitter. You can guarantee that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who has done work for them, then you'll likely have a much similar experience.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Dalgety Bay handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and never always opt for the cheapest option, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.

A professional cat flap installer in Dalgety Bay will supply you with a good quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Dalgety Bay and also in nearby places like: Aberdour, Hillend, Halbeath, Limekilns, Kinghorn, Cairneyhill, Pattiesmuir, Crossgates, Crombie, Torryburn, Crossford, Pettycur, as well as in these postcodes KY11 9PF, KY11 9FL, KY11 9JU, KY11 9HU, KY11 9UF, KY11 9YB, KY11 9NW, KY11 9UY, KY11 9SA, KY11 9DD. Locally based Dalgety Bay cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode KY11 and the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01383. Checking this out can guarantee you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Dalgety Bay home and business owners are able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

Cat Flap Positioning Advice

Positioning the cat flap correctly is crucial for both your cat's ease and your home's protection during the installation process. Taking various factors into account, such as the breed and size of your cat, potential security risks and you home's layout, a professional cat flap fitter can give expert advice on where to position your cat flap.

By providing their support, they can help you choose the perfect location for the flap, making it easily accessible for your cat but not for intruders. To prevent intruders from using the flap to gain access to your garden, they may suggest avoiding its placement near a hedge or fence, or recommend a higher position to stop small animals from entering your property.

As well as their other offerings, a specialist cat flap fitter in Dalgety Bay can recommend the sort of cat flap that would be most appropriate for you, for example an electronic or microchip-enabled cat flap. Professional advice on cat flap positioning can help you to avoid common errors and make sure that your cat flap is located in the most beneficial and appropriate spot.

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There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Dalgety Bay cat flap installer including small cat flaps, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors, 4-way cat flap installation Dalgety Bay, cat flap installation in doors Dalgety Bay, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap positioning advice, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap weatherproofing, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, the fitting of cat flaps into porches Dalgety Bay, the installation of cat flaps into French doors, cheap cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors Dalgety Bay, conservatory cat flap installation Dalgety Bay, microchip cat flap installation, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing Dalgety Bay, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap services, magnetic cat flaps Dalgety Bay, Sureflap cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are additional Dalgety Bay cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Dalgety Bay providers will keep you informed about their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Cairneyhill cat flap fitters, Pattiesmuir cat flap fitters, Pettycur cat flap fitters, Aberdour cat flap fitters, Halbeath cat flap fitters, Hillend cat flap fitters, Crossford cat flap fitters, Crossgates cat flap fitters, Crombie cat flap fitters, Limekilns cat flap fitters, Kinghorn cat flap fitters, Torryburn cat flap installation services and more. All of these locations are served by cat flap fitters. Dalgety Bay homeowners can get cat flap installation price quotes by clicking here.

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