Cat Flap Fitter Daventry Northamptonshire (NN11): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Daventry home provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but precisely what is best type of cat flap for your beloved pet?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of protection from the weather. Though this might be suitable in a shed or outhouse door, most cat owners in Daventry would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals to get into your home, nevertheless it can be improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your property, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Daventry area who has a similar collar could perchance access your home with this kind of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices and can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The type of cat flap that's capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in Daventry feline entry security. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. For extra security, most cat flaps have a 4-way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, permit exit from your property only, allow only entrance into your house, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will provide you with choices for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your cat's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Daventry property, and reasonable DIY capabilities. But, if you are hoping to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside help. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DAVENTRY
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its insulating properties. In fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Daventry cat flap installer will measure your existing pane and put in an order for a brand new one. So that the cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. This could take a week or two to produce, however it is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new pane of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The installation of your cat flap will then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Daventry, as was mentioned previously, are solid wood doors. If you're a little nervous about making a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you might be better off getting in touch with a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to wind up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some doors are lined with steel for further security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Needing a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it is to be completed successfully. You will find there are several choices for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. This installation entails a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can get out of and into your home whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Daventry - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. A reliable cat flap installer in Daventry will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be necessary to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DAVENTRY
There are a number of professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing firms in the Daventry area, that provide cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you require. It might be possible to ask family and friends for referrals in relation to finding an excellent cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they have been willing to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local tradesmen before coming to a final decision. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Ask about any guarantees they might give for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
If you take care and pick a dependable Daventry cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your cat for years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Daventry and also in nearby places like: Flore, Badby, Whilton, Willoughby, Norton, Farthingstone, Weedon Bec, Barby, Staverton, Welton, Braunston, Everdon, Flecknoe, Long Buckby, Wolfhampcote, Newnham, Priors Marston, as well as in these postcodes NN11 1FF, NN11 1SU, NN11 1WL, NN11 1TF, NN11 1SL, NN11 1DB, NN11 0XB, NN11 0WP, NN11 0GP, NN11 0SL. Local Daventry cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01327 and the postcode NN11.
Northamptonshire Cat Flap Fitters
In the Northamptonshire area you can also find: Paulerspury cat flap installation, Boughton cat flap installers, Islip cat flap installers, Kings Sutton cat flap installation, Great Houghton cat flap installers, Great Doddington cat flap installation, Moulton cat flap fitters, Raunds cat flap installers, Croughton cat flap installation, Crick cat flap installers, Brigstock cat flap installation, Bugbrooke cat flap installers, Wootton cat flap installers, Yelvertoft cat flap installers, Bozeat cat flap installation, Gretton cat flap fitters, Stanwick cat flap installers, Deanshanger cat flap installers, Croughton cat flap installers, Blisworth cat flap installation, Stanion cat flap installation, Mawsley cat flap installation, Cottingham cat flap installers, West Haddon cat flap fitters, Brackley cat flap fitters, Nassington cat flap installation, Daventry cat flap installers, Great Doddington cat flap installers.
Throughout Northamptonshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Daventry itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Enquiries Northamptonshire
Latest Northamptonshire cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Howes recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Irchester, Northamptonshire. Ananya Harwood recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in a cottage in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire. Carys Calvert and Curtis Calvert recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a patio back door in Woodford. Kareem Beale recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire. Courtney Carroll and Viktor Carroll recently enquired about getting a price for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood back door in Great Houghton. Sami More recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in Bugbrooke. Marcie Swales in Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire was looking for someone who could install an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in her cottage. Mr and Mrs Benfield recently asked for a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Towcester.
Daventry Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Some Daventry areas and streets where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Badby Road, St Augustin Way, Denny Crescent, Berry Lane, Ashway, St Catherines Close, Salcey Close, Tavern Lane, The Square, Dewar Drive, Cowper Road, Barnetts Hill, Thompson Close, Curlew Way, Birch Close, School Lane, Badby Lane, Cotswold Close, Charles Terrace, Court Yard Lane, South Close, Sunningdale Drive, Barnett Crescent, The Pyghtles, Dryden Avenue, Derwent Close, Somerville Road, Curgenven Close, as well as the following Daventry area postcodes: NN11 1FF, NN11 1SU, NN11 1WL, NN11 1TF, NN11 1SL, NN11 1DB, NN11 0XB, NN11 0WP, NN11 0GP, NN11 0SL.
Daventry Northamptonshire UK: A lively market town located in the English county of Northamptonshire, East Midlands, Daventry boasts a population of around 25,026. The town lies near to the A5 and the M1 Motorway and is around 10 miles from Rugby and 13 miles from Northampton, villages and towns nearby include Staverton, Barby, Priors Marston, Braunston, Whilton, Long Buckby, Wolfhampcote and Everdon. Daventry is in the postcode district NN11 and has the dialling code 01327. At one time the location of an Iron Age hill fort, modern Daventry is comprised of a historic town centre surrounded by mainly modern houses and light industrial development. To find local Daventry information take a look here. (Tags: Daventry England, Daventry Northants, Daventry Northamptonshire, Daventry UK)
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