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Cat Flap Fitter Driffield East Yorkshire (YO25): To allow your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Driffield property. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your furry friend access to the world outside by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what style of cat flap should you opt for?

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The most fundamental form of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is placed over it to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Obviously, this is very basic, and won't be adequate for most Driffield cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it could be okay for a shed or outhouse door.

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This simple model can be improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, but it's still far from perfect as it allows other cats or creatures to get into your house.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This requires your cat to use a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. No animal will be able to access or leave your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar could perchance gain access to your house, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices as they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. This ensures that only your feline friend gets access, providing an added layer of security and control.

The next level in feline entrance security is to install the kind of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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Being able to lock it in place is vital whichever cat flap you're buying. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps have a 4-way locking system these days. This allows your cat flap to enable entrance into your house only, permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, or have two-way exit and entrance functionality. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. The ability to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with your pet's and your requirements is also an option with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.

If you've got a timber door in your home in Driffield, putting in you own cat flap should not be that hard. But, if you are looking to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should ask for outside help. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation.


Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its security, strength and thermal insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsound.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Driffield cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing pane and order the new one. As a part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take two weeks or so to produce. After fabrication, the old glass panel will be taken out, and the brand new one put in its place. It's now possible to install and set up the cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid timber door panels are, as mentioned above, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Driffield. It's normally better to get in touch with an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are in any way uncomfortable with making a big hole in your door. This sort of project is relatively inexpensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty will have the use of a professionally fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap installed into an outside wall of your home in Driffield, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Requiring a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a professional, if it's to be executed successfully. You can go with a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version which allows access via a pillar. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut into your selected wall. An appropriate cat flap is then fitted to each side of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Driffield - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. A professional Driffield cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it's mounted.

Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazing pane which has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way is vital. If it becomes obvious this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues.


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There are many different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing companies in the Driffield area, who offer cat flap installation thru whatever door or structure you need. It might be possible to ask friends and family for referrals when it comes to finding a good cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you'll have a much similar experience.

If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get at least three different quotations from local tradesmen before making a decision. It's generally smart not to automatically opt for the cheapest quote. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse.

If you take care and choose a reliable Driffield cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Driffield and also in: North Frodingham, Skerne, Hutton Cranswick, Sledmere, North Dalton, Burton Agnes, Kelleythorpe, Nafferton, Harpham, Beeford, Kilham, Langtoft, and in these postcodes YO25 6AF, YO25 5EP, YO25 5DT, YO25 5NH, YO25 6AD, YO25 6DF, YO25 5LH, YO25 5YL, YO25 5XF, and YO25 5LD. Local Driffield cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode YO25 and the telephone code 01377. Checking this will ensure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Local home and property owners are able to benefit from these and countless other related services. Need a cat flap? Click on the "Quote" banner and find reliable tradespeople to provide free cat flap installation quotations.

Driffield Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Driffield Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Driffield cat flap installer including the installation of 2-way cat flaps into porches, cat flaps in metal doors, cat flap draughtproofing, the installation of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, the installation of cat flaps into uPVC doors, infrared cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap repair, cheap cat flaps, cat flap accessories, microchip cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation in Driffield, cat flap positioning advice, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap services, cat flap installation estimates in Driffield, glazing repair and replacement, cat flap upgrades, cat flaps, dog flap installation, small cat flaps in Driffield, cat flap weatherproofing, 4-way cat flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into double gazing in Driffield, automatic cat flap installations, and lots more. If there are other Driffield cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in cat flaps. Driffield providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.


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Also find: Burton Agnes cat flap fitters, Kelleythorpe cat flap fitters, Sledmere cat flap fitters, North Dalton cat flap fitters, Nafferton cat flap fitters, North Frodingham cat flap fitters, Harpham cat flap fitters, Beeford cat flap fitters, Hutton Cranswick cat flap fitters, Skerne cat flap fitters, Langtoft cat flap fitters, Kilham cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps installed in all these locations. Their know-how and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and correct fitting of your cat flap on your home. The assurance that your cat flap meets your pet's needs and conforms to your home's safety and aesthetic standards comes with its professional installation. To obtain cat flap installation price quotes, local home and property owners can go here.

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