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Cat Flap Fitter Edinburgh Scotland (EH1): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Edinburgh home gives your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. When constantly kept indoors, cats as with people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you install?

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The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material hung over it, to give protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Edinburgh, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it might be okay for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.

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This simple model can be to some degree improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it is still far from perfect as it enables other animals or cats a way to get into your property.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and access or leave your home, hence avoiding some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic kind of cat flap, given that any other cat in the Edinburgh area who's got a similar collar can easily gain access to your home. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system having a user programmed unique identifier. Access is limited to your furry friend alone, delivering an extra layer of security and control.

Installing a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next level in entrance security for felines in Edinburgh. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.

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The ability to lock it in position is important no matter what cat flap you're purchasing. These days, almost all cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for extra security. Which means that it's got the capability to enable only access into your property, allow exit from your home only, be fully locked, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a variety of choices on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. A few top-end cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.

If you're pretty decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a timber door on your home in Edinburgh. But, if you are planning to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should ask for outside help. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the knowledge and tools for this type of installation.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulation attributes too. In fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Edinburgh cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing unit and order the new one. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. This may take one or two weeks to produce, but it's really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've acquired your new pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new one installed. The cat flap can then be installed.

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External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber doors are the simplest alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Edinburgh. If you're a little nervous about making an opening in your front door, you may be happier contacting a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you will finish up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been accomplished properly and without causing harm to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many cases. It pays to know the interior construction, as some uPVC door panels incorporate a steel lining for added security. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut holes in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed within an outside wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more equipment and expertise to fit, so it's certainly better left to an expert. You could go for a straightforward tunnel style, or maybe a right angle model that permits entry through a pillar. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut out of your selected wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your feline friend can get out of and into your home whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Edinburgh - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. An expert Edinburgh cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it's mounted.

Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed panel that's been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been cut and installed correctly is crucial. If the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.


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There are many different handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing suppliers in the Edinburgh area, that offer cat flap installation through whatever door or fabrication you need. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals in relation to locating a good cat flap fitter. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you'll be happy as well.

Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get 2 or 3 price quotes from local Edinburgh cat flap installers or handymen. Study these carefully and don't automatically opt for the cheapest quotation, as this will not necessarily be the best. Check if they provide any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong when the work is undertaken.

If you take your time and pick a reliable Edinburgh cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pussy-cat for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Edinburgh and also nearby in: Danderhall, Leith, Loanhead, Newington, South Gyle, Portobello, Trinity, Bonnington, Currie, Wallyford, Corstorphine, Craigentinny, Ratho, Juniper Green, together with these postcodes EH1 1TB, EH1 1BP, EH1 1NP, EH1 1RP, EH1 1QG, EH1 1JJ, EH1 1TF, EH1 1RQ, EH1 1QS, and EH1 1PW. Local Edinburgh cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 0131 and the postcode EH1. Verifying this can confirm you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Householders in the surrounding areas are able to utilise these and many other comparable services. To to make enquiries and obtain estimates for cat flap installation, simply click the "Quote" banner.

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Edinburgh Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Edinburgh cat flap installer including cheap cat flaps, cat flap replacement, glazing repair and replacement, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap services in Edinburgh, cat flap maintenance & cleaning, glazing services, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the installation of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap weatherproofing, electronic cat flap installation in Edinburgh, the installation of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Edinburgh, cat flap installation in walls, cutting out for a cat flap, the installation of cat flaps into conservatories in Edinburgh, cat flaps in double glazed doors, automatic cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into porches, small cat flaps in Edinburgh, cat flap training advice, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap upgrades, the installation of dog flaps, the installation of electronic cat flaps into double gazing, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into patio doors, infrared cat flap installation in Edinburgh, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap positioning advice, cat flap repair, and more. If there are other Edinburgh cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the duties that are handled by those installing cat flaps. Edinburgh companies will be happy to tell you about their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Craigentinny cat flap fitters, Wallyford cat flap fitters, Bonnington cat flap fitters, Currie cat flap fitters, Juniper Green cat flap fitters, Newington cat flap fitters, Corstorphine cat flap fitters, Danderhall cat flap fitters, Loanhead cat flap fitters, Portobello cat flap fitters, Trinity cat flap fitters, Leith cat flap fitters, South Gyle cat flap fitters, Ratho cat flap fitters and more. These and other areas are covered by cat flap fitters and similar professionals. When it comes to making certain that your cat flap is securely and properly fitted on your property, their skill and expertise is invaluable. Installation by a professional ensures that your cat flap not only satisfies your pet's needs but also adheres to safety standards and complements the visual appearance of your home. Local cat owners can get cat flap installation price quotes by simply going here.

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