Cat Flap Fitter Doncaster South Yorkshire (DN1): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Doncaster home. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best type of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most basic sort of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material hung over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat climb through. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Doncaster, who would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although it could be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.
As this option will allow other cats or animals to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires your cat to have a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other moggy in the Doncaster area who has a similar model of collar may be able to access your house when using this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the pet's owner.
The type of cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Doncaster feline entry security. The microchip details are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). The flap is unlocked when your cat is nearby, only allowing access to pets that are microchipped.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. For added security, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can enable only access into your home, allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This offers you a range of options on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the high end devices.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be fairly easy if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY capabilities. But, if you're looking to fit it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. This kind of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who will be delighted to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DONCASTER
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ someone who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. In reality, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.
An experienced cat flap fitter will take measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take one or two weeks to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the easiest option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your house in Doncaster. If you are a little dubious about making a hole in your front door, you may be better off bringing in a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This sort of task will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. However, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for further security, which may cause some issues. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be better to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always decide to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your home. This type of installment is definitely best left to a professional, since it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You could pick out a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model which enables access via a pillar. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly made into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to allow your cat to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Doncaster - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a wall, door or window, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a new one. A specialist Doncaster cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, wall or window on which it's mounted.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted in a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must make sure that the glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DONCASTER
There are plenty of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in the Doncaster area, that provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better technique for tracking down a reliable cat flap installer than asking family and friends for recommendations. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased too.
If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendation, always acquire at least three different price quotes before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you have some recourse.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Doncaster you should end up with a quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Doncaster and also in: Hatfield, Bessacarr, Scawsby, Kirk Sandall, Long Sandall, Balby, Hyde Park, Bentley, Sprotbrough, Edenthorpe, Hexthorpe, Cusworth, Arksey, Highfields, Wheatley, and in these postcodes DN1 1XU, DN1 1HG, DN1 1NG, DN1 1QA, DN1 2BN, DN1 1NS, DN1 1UB, DN1 1ED, DN1 2HD, DN1 1DD. Locally based Doncaster cat flap fitters will probably have the phone code 01302 and the postcode DN1.
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Latest South Yorkshire cat flap installation requests: Aleksandra Atherton in Stainforth was looking for someone who could install a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in her semi-detached house. Rhea Fraser and Carlos Fraser recently requested a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in Thrybergh. Kareem Bassett was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in his cottage in Skellow, South Yorkshire. Tiana Sadiq and Percy Sadiq recently asked for a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in Stairfoot. Huda Cowell recently enquired about installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in Darton, South Yorkshire. Shania Saunders and Yassin Saunders recently asked for a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in a semi-detached house in Wadworth, South Yorkshire. Sophia-Rose Ewing and Seamus Ewing recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Wales, South Yorkshire. Edith Leek and Riley Leek recently asked for a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a semi-detached house in Worrall.
Doncaster Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Doncaster cat flap fitter including cat flaps in uPVC doors, infrared cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flap repairs, electronic cat flap installation in Doncaster, automatic cat flap installation in Doncaster, pet flap installations in Doncaster, cat flaps in patio doors Doncaster, small cat flaps, cat flap removal, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, replacement cat flaps, cheap cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation in Doncaster, and lots more. If there happen to be different Doncaster cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Doncaster
Some Doncaster streets and areas where cat flaps have recently been installed - Christchurch Terrace, Ashcroft Close, Dawlish Rise, Shaw Lane, Sincil Way, Cavendish Terrace, Saxon Row, Tutbury Gardens, Campsall Hall Road, Almond Close, Templestowe Gate, Barret Road, Scunthorpe Road, Shadyside, Baines Avenue, Dinmore Close, Trentside, The Goldings, Town End, Chamossaire, Attlee Avenue, Truman Street, Ashdale Close, Chequer Road, Cardinal Close, Catling Lane, Campsall View, Baxter Court, Belfry Gardens, Dublin Road, as well as the following local Doncaster postcodes: DN1 1XU, DN1 1HG, DN1 1NG, DN1 1QA, DN1 2BN, DN1 1NS, DN1 1UB, DN1 1ED, DN1 2HD, DN1 1DD.
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