Cat Flap Fitter Dudley

Dudley Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Dudley West Midlands (DY1): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Dudley home. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can often show signs of irritability. Having access to the world outside via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is perfect kind of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most straightforward style of cat flap, is just that. A sheet of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Dudley, who would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it might be acceptable for a fence panel or outhouse door.

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Because this option allows other cats or animals to enter your property, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.

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 must wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal will be able to leave or access your home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar may be able to get into your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices as they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. This makes certain that only your feline friend gets access, providing an additional layer of security and control.

Installing a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is nearby.

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Being able to lock it in place is vital regardless which cat flap you are purchasing. These days, most cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This means that it's got the capability to be locked fully, allow only entrance into your home, permit exit from your premises only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you a range of alternatives on exactly how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. Some of the more advanced devices can be set to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.

If you've got a wood door on your home in Dudley, installing a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. On no account should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fixtures require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody 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's just not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its insulating properties. In reality, it renders the glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.

A trustworthy Dudley cat flap fitter will carefully measure up your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. So that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be manufactured, however if you want a cat flap fitted into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you've acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. Your cat flap will then be fitted.

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External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for cat flap installations in Dudley, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. If you're a bit uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your door, you may be happier contacting an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. A project of this sort is relatively inexpensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be fitted into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors are steel lined for extra security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always choose to install a cat flap in an exterior wall of your property. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires considerably more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it's definitely best left to the pros. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle model that allows entry through a pillar. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly made into your specified wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can get out of and into the house whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Dudley - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your wall, door or window, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a new one. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the door, window or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.

When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is essential to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new flap. The glass pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found that this is not the case and corners were cut in the original installation.


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In the Dudley area there are many different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you'll have a much similar experience.

If you cannot find an installer through recommendation, always obtain two or three different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.

If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Dudley you will finish up with a high quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Dudley and also in nearby places like: Kates Hill, Lower Gornal, Gornalwood, Dixons Green, Netherton, Baptist End, Woodside, London Fields, Burnt Tree, Dudley Port, together with these postcodes DY1 2DH, DY1 2DQ, DY1 2AR, DY1 1HA, DY1 1PP, DY1 1EP, DY1 1HG, DY1 1EW, B69 1TB, and DY1 2BN. Local Dudley cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode DY1 and the telephone dialling code 01384. Checking this out should confirm you access a local cat flat fitter. Householders in the local area are able to utilise these and countless other related services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain cat flap installation quotes from nearby providers.

Dudley Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Dudley cat flap installer including cat flaps in double glazed doors, electronic cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, the installation of electronic cat flaps into double gazing, Petsafe cat flap installation in Dudley, microchip cat flap installation in Dudley, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap training advice, cat flap installation prices, cheap cat flaps, small cat flaps in Dudley, replacement cat flaps in Dudley, Sureflap cat flap installations, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap removal, the installation of microchip cat flaps into single glazing, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors, pet flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations, automatic cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, cat flap accessories, glazing services, cat flap installation in wooden doors, large cat flaps, and lots more. If there are different Dudley cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Dudley professionals will tell you about their whole range of services.


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Also find: Dixons Green cat flap fitters, Baptist End cat flap fitters, Netherton cat flap fitters, Burnt Tree cat flap fitters, Kates Hill cat flap fitters, Woodside cat flap fitters, London Fields cat flap fitters, Lower Gornal cat flap fitters, Gornalwood cat flap fitters, Dudley Port cat flap fitters and more. There are professionals who fit cat flaps in almost all of these localities. Their expertise is invaluable when it comes to making certain that your cat flap is securely and correctly installed on your home. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only fulfills your pet's needs but also adheres to safety standards and complements the visual appearance of your home. Local cat lovers can get cat flap installation estimates by simply going here. Need a cat flap installed for your furry friend? Why not get a quote today!

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