Cat Flap Fitter Devizes Wiltshire (SN10): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your property in Devizes, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your furry friend accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, precisely what kind of cat flap should you fit?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole is cut into an external door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the elements. The majority of Devizes cat owners would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although this might be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door.
As this option will allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on a bit by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't leave or get into your house. The drawback is that any other cat in the area that has a similar collar might be able to access your home when using this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap which is can be operated by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and permit only your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
When you're buying a cat flap, you should make certain it is of a design that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking system. This means that it's got the capability to permit entrance into your home only, permit exit from your house only, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This offers you a number of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, installing your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you have a solid timber door on your house in Devizes. Although, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who are ready to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DEVIZES
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can't be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties as well. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
A dependable Devizes cat flap installer will meticulously measure up your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing supplier. So that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. You might have to wait a week or so for this pane to be produced, however if you need a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. After construction, the old glass can be removed, and the new adapted one put in. It's now possible to fit your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Devizes, as was previously mentioned, are timber door panels. If you're somewhat unsure about creating an opening in your door, you may be better off getting in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This type of task won't be all that expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, because some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an outside wall. This type of installment is certainly best left to an expert, as it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You can decide on a straightforward tunnel style, or maybe a right angled version that enables access via a pillar. A square hole will need to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your furry pal can get in and out of your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Devizes - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can still be used providing that the new flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the wall, window or door, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed pane that's been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly is essential. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DEVIZES
There are several specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in the Devizes area, that provide cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you need. There are a variety of ways to find a good cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they are willing to recommend an individual who they have used, you can guarantee that you'll be happy as well.
If you cannot find an installation specialist through recommendations, always try to get at least three different estimates before making a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go awry.
An experienced cat flap installer in Devizes will provide you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Devizes and also in nearby places like: Potterne, Little Horton, Salisbury, Bourton, Sleight, Northfields, Roundway, Rowde, Poulshot, Swindon, Semington, Little Coate, Bishops Cannings, Hartmoor, Etchilhampton, Rowdefield, together with these postcodes SN10 1LN, SN10 1QE, SN10 1HQ, SN10 1BX, SN10 1LG, SN10 1PQ, SN10 1NJ, SN10 1AP, SN10 1ES, SN10 1LF. Locally based Devizes cat flap installers will most likely have the dialling code 01380 and the postcode SN10.
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