Cat Flap Fitter Droitwich Worcestershire (WR9): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Droitwich house. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but precisely what is best form of cat flap for your pet?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat go through. Whilst this might be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door, the vast majority of cat owners in Droitwich would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house.
This basic model is still far from perfect as it allows other animals or cats a way to enter into your house, but it can be improved on to some degree by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. This means that any animal without one of these special collars cannot leave or get into your property. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar can still gain access to your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
A model of cat flap that's can be recognised by your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your microchipped pets to exit or enter.
The ability to lock it in place is essential no matter what cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that it has the capability to permit only entry into your premises, allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This gives you choices for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap works. Some higher end devices can be programmed to perform particular functions according to the time of day, in line with your cat's and your requirements.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be fairly easy if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you are looking to fit it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you must ask for outside help. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have all the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DROITWICH
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazed pane and have a local glazing firm make a new one. This new panel will be delivered with a hole cut out as a part of its construction where your cat flap will be installed. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this special pane to be manufactured, but if you need a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once you have obtained your new modified glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. It's now possible to install the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wood door panels are the least complicated alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Droitwich. If you are a little hesitant about making a sizeable hole in your door, you may be better off hiring an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This sort of project will not be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed in an external wall. This form of installation is definitely better left to an expert, since it requires considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access through a pillar can also be achieved. This installation involves a neat square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Droitwich - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, but it is broken or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A good cat flap fitter in Droitwich will be able to remove the old cat flap, and fit a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding window, wall or door.
If the replacement cat flap is being installed in a pre cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass must be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DROITWICH
In and around Droitwich there are many handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. There are several ways of finding a competent cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from family and friends. If they're happy to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be certain that you will be happy as well.
If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendation, always acquire two or three different estimates before making a final decision, and remember that the cheapest may not always be the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Droitwich you will end up with a good quality product, that is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Droitwich and also in: Saleway, Dunhampstead, Hill End, Oddingley, Himbleton, Ombersley, Upton Warren, Copcut, Wychbold, Tibberton, Hadzor, Hanbury, Grimley, Witton, Crowle, Cutnall Green, Hampton Lovett, together with these postcodes WR9 7AA, WR9 7SZ, WR9 0RY, WR9 7AX, WR9 7RW, WR9 8BD, WR9 8AX, WR9 7RN, WR9 7DW, WR9 7RE. Locally based Droitwich cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01905 and the postcode WR9.
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Some Droitwich streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Rebekah Gardens, Alderbrook Road, Henley Drive, Padgewell Hill, Westmead Close, Meadow Place, The Ridgeway, Geoffrey Chaucer Walk, Station Street, Glendale, New Chawson Lane, Waveney Road, Crutch Lane, Mosel Drive, St Peter's Road, Nunnery Avenue, Primsland Fields, Burrish Street, Arrow Croft, Inett Way, Manning Road, Mulberry Tree Hill, Brantwood Road, Yewtree Hill, Impney Way, York Avenue, Bagehott Close, as well as the following Droitwich area postcodes: WR9 7AA, WR9 7SZ, WR9 0RY, WR9 7AX, WR9 7RW, WR9 8BD, WR9 8AX, WR9 7RN, WR9 7DW, WR9 7RE.
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