Cat Flap Fitter Dursley Gloucestershire (GL11): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your property in Dursley, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, much like people, will show signs of irritation. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap can help to keep them mentally and physically fit. However, what style of cat flap is better for your circumstances?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A bit of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. The vast majority of Dursley cat owners would no doubt favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although this could be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door.
Since this solution permits other animals or cats to enter your home, it's not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The fact that any other moggy in the Dursley area that's got a similar collar could possible access your home, is the drawback with this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
A cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's micro-chip, is the next level in feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
Being able to lock it in place is important no matter which cat flap you're buying. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for added flexibility. This means that it has the capability to permit only entry into your property, be fully locked, allow only exit from your home, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This gives you a variety of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night time. Some of the higher end devices can be set to perform different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your requirements.
If you've got a wood door on your home in Dursley, installing a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Although, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, who'll have the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DURSLEY
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazing window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its thermal properties, strength and security. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A reputable Dursley cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your existing pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. As part of its construction this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once you've received your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. It will now be possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I previously mentioned, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Dursley. If you're a little hesitant about making an opening in your front door, you may be happier hiring a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you will end up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been accomplished properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. It pays to know the internal construction, because some uPVC doors have a steel lining for additional security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an external wall. This kind of installation is undoubtedly best left to a specialist, as it calls for far more equipment and skill to execute. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angled access through a pillar can also be achieved. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your specified wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit your house whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Dursley - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your door, wall or window, but it's broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. You local cat flap fitter will take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the door, wall or window, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made and installed correctly is essential. The pane will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DURSLEY
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants in the Dursley area who'll be happy to help. It might be possible to ask friends and relations for recommendations with regards to obtaining a reliable cat flap specialist. You can be fairly certain that if they've been happy to recommend someone who's done work for them, you will get a similar service.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get two or three different quotes from local handymen before making a decision. It's generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest option. See if you can get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse.
If you take care and choose a reliable Dursley cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a high quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give great service to you and your furry friend for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Dursley and also in nearby places like: Cam, Uley, Gossington, Woodmancote, Wootton under Edge, Bowcott, Breadstone, Slimbridge, Moorend, Draycott, North Nibley, Lower Cam, Stinchcombe, Berkeley Heath, Newport, Woodfield, Kingswood, together with these postcodes GL11 4LQ, GL11 5BG, GL11 5FZ, GL11 4EW, GL11 4NG, GL11 4LP, GL11 4BE, GL11 4LS, GL11 4PZ, GL11 4EY. Local Dursley cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01453 and the postcode GL11.
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There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Dursley cat flap installer including replacement cat flaps in Dursley, cat flap installation in metal doors Dursley, conservatory cat flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installation in Dursley, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, large cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installation in Dursley, Staywell cat flap installation Dursley, cat flap installation prices, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap repair, cat flap installation in walls Dursley, small cat flaps, electronic cat flap installations in Dursley, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, and lots more. If there are some other Dursley cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Dursley
Over the last twelve months cat flaps have been installed in these Dursley streets: April Close, Vizard Close, Townsend Close, Tilsdown, Ferney, Chaucer Road, Rosebery Park, Windsor Road, Shelley Road, Cedar Drive, Castle Stream Court, Whiteway Close, Fort Lane, Wordsworth Road, Kingsway, Sutton Close, Westfield, May Lane, Kingshill Road, Rednock Drive, Third Avenue, Beechwood Rise, Birch Road, Lower Poole Road, Woodland Drive, Harding's Drive, and in these Gloucestershire postcodes: GL11 4LQ, GL11 5BG, GL11 5FZ, GL11 4EW, GL11 4NG, GL11 4LP, GL11 4BE, GL11 4LS, GL11 4PZ, GL11 4EY.
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