Cat Flap Fitter Earls Barton Northamptonshire (NN6): A good way to enhance your cat's independence and enrich it's overally quality of life is to fit a cat flap on an outside door or wall of your property in Earls Barton. Much like humans, when kept indoors, cats will often show signs of anxiety and frustration. Having accessibility to world outside via a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. Naturally, that's not the end of the story, as there are several forms of cat flap, and deciding which design is best for you and your cat isn't always that easy.
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer protection from the elements. Of course, this is very basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Earls Barton cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it might be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door.
This standard model can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it is still a long way from being ideal since it enables other animals or cats a means by which to enter into your house.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that does not have a special collar can't access or leave your home. The downside here is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar could perhaps gain access to your property with this type of cat flap installed. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits only your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a type that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a 4-way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable exit only, be fully locked, permit only entry into your premises, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives you solutions for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also an option with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be quite easy if you have a solid wood door, and respectable DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who will be ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN EARLS BARTON
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its strength, security and thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
A reliable Earls Barton cat flap installer will meticulously take the measurements of your existing pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. So that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to manufacture. After construction, your old glass pane will be removed, and the new modified one put in its place. It's now possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as we mentioned above, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Earls Barton. If you are a bit dubious about creating a hole in your back or front door, you may be better off hiring a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of project should not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your cat can enjoy an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always opt to install a cat flap in an outside wall of your house in Earls Barton. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires considerably more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it is certainly best left to a specialist. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angle access through a pillar can also be achieved. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut out of your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to enable your cat to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Earls Barton - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can be fitted with a replacement providing that the new cat flap is of a similar size. A decent cat flap installer in Earls Barton will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without harming the window, wall or door.
If the new cat flap is to be installed in a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must ensure that the glass has been fabricated, cut and installed correctly. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN EARLS BARTON
There are a number of professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing suppliers in the Earls Barton area, that offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you need. There are several ways of locating a reliable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. You can be fairly certain that if they have been happy to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll likely get a much similar service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, get 2 or 3 quotations from local Earls Barton cat flap installers or handymen. Study these closely and do not automatically opt for the cheapest offer, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Earls Barton you will finish up with a good quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Earls Barton and also nearby in: Overstone, Brafield-on-the-Green, Grendon, Lower End, Strixton, Cogenhoe, Wilby, Sywell, Ecton, Great Doddington, Little Houghton, Castle Ashby, New Barton, Mears Ashby, and in these postcodes NN6 0FQ, NN6 0PX, NN6 0PP, NN6 0JJ, NN6 0NW, NN6 0JD, NN6 0HD, NN6 0DE, NN6 0PG, NN6 0NX. Locally based Earls Barton cat flap installers will probably have the postcode NN6 and the telephone dialling code 01604. Verifying this can ensure you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Earls Barton property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.
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Some Earls Barton roads and areas where cat flaps have recently been installed - Burns Close, Manor Lane, Mills Close, Thorpe Road, High Street, Harrowick Lane, London End, Main Road, Blackwell Close, Wilson Way, Dowthorpe Hill, Woodlands Grange, Stevens Court, Cowper Close, Compton Way, Mears Ashby Road, Milbury, Dowthorpe End, Broad Street, Barker Road, Park Close, Sheffield Way, Park Lane, White Way, Tebbutt's Yard, Mallard Close, King Street, Baron Avenue, as well as these local Earls Barton postcodes: NN6 0FQ, NN6 0PX, NN6 0PP, NN6 0JJ, NN6 0NW, NN6 0JD, NN6 0HD, NN6 0DE, NN6 0PG, NN6 0NX. These places recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Earls Barton residents enjoyed high quality and dependable cat flap installation services in all cases.
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