Cat Flap Fitter Dunfermline Scotland (KY11): To provide your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Dunfermline house. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Giving your cat access to the world outside by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. However, what sort of cat flap is best for your situation?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and won't be good enough for most cat owners in Dunfermline, who would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it may be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door.
This basic model is still a long way from being ideal because it allows other creatures or cats a way to get into your home, but it can be slightly improved upon by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires your cat to use a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't get into or leave your property. Once again this is a relatively simple form of cat flap, because any other cat in the area who's got a similar style of collar will be able to access your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline access security is to consider a model of cat flap that recognises your pet's microchip. You need 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 take multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is nearby.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in place. For extra security, almost all cat flaps boast a four way locking system these days. Which means that it's got the capability to enable only entrance into your premises, permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In line with your cat's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with some of the top-end devices.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Dunfermline. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. This type of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who will be happy to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN DUNFERMLINE
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. It's simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its strength, security and thermal attributes. In reality, it renders the glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Dunfermline cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current unit and order a brand new one. So that your cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. You may have to wait a week or so for this to be produced, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as mentioned above, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Dunfermline. It's generally better to employ the expert services of a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way unsure of making a big hole in your back or front door. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty has a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most cases. You or your fitter will need to ascertain what the interior construction of you door is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The simplest kind of installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to have a cat flap installed into an outside wall of your home in Dunfermline, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installation is certainly best left to the pros, because it requires far more equipment and skill to accomplish. There are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. A square hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your furry pal can enter and exit your house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Dunfermline - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement providing that the new flap is of a similar size. A trustworthy cat flap fitter in Dunfermline will efficiently remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the window, wall or door.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be essential to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. If the previous installation was bodged, the panel will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DUNFERMLINE
In and around Dunfermline there are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, doors or walls. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations with regards to locating a good cat flap installer. If they have had similar work completed by a local Dunfermline tradesman, and been very happy with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a good quality job for you too.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always get three or four different quotations before making a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest may not always be the best. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it written down in black and white, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Dunfermline you will end up with a good quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Dunfermline and also in nearby places like: Hillend, Crossford, Hill of Beath, Townhill, Limekilns, Crossgates, Halbeath, Oakley, Charlestown, Cairneyhall, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Crombie, Valleyfield, Blairhall, Kingseat, together with these postcodes KY11 4AP, KY11 4AS, KY11 3PA, KY11 3WB, KY11 3BX, KY11 3AT, KY11 2WS, KY11 4AZ, KY11 4LE, KY11 4BL. Local Dunfermline cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone code 01383 and the postcode KY11.
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Cat Flap Enquiries Scotland
The latest Scotland cat flap installation requests: Zaid Bullock and Rebecca Bullock recently requested a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in a detached house in Bridge of Weir, Scotland. Zavier Wilcox was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in his bungalow in Catrine, Scotland. Lucca and Yusra Dodds recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass door in Broxburn. Hussain Barnett recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood back door in Alyth. Lexi-Mae Lawson recently asked for a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood door in a detached house in Longside. Amal Doyle and Imran Doyle recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Inverkip, Scotland. Teo Everett recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a glass door in Newburgh. Rebecca Gibbs and Sean Gibbs recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Carron.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for people living in Dales Farmhouse, St. Margaret Street, Alice Cox Walk, Pilmuir Place, Milldean Grove, Mackinnon Place, Kestrel Way, Pine Grove, Skibo Court, Colton West Lodge, Craiglea, Allan Crescent, Bonnyton Place, Pitliver Swan Cottage, Craigmyle Street, Colton Mains Farmhouse, Tarmachan Road, Tay Terrace, Kings Drive, Killin Court, Logie House, Walnut Grove, Abbey View, Spruce Grove, The Round, Bute Crescent, Weavers Walk, Bracklinn Brae, Inchkeith Drive, Glendevon Farm and these Dunfermline postcodes: KY11 4AP, KY11 4AS, KY11 3PA, KY11 3WB, KY11 3BX, KY11 3AT, KY11 2WS, KY11 4AZ, KY11 4LE, KY11 4BL.
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