Cat Flap Fitter Elgin

Elgin Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Elgin Scotland (IV30): To allow your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Elgin property. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when kept inside, and not able to roam free. Giving your pet access to the world outside with a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what kind of cat flap should you put in?

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The simplest kind of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat pass through. The vast majority of Elgin cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although this could be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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This simple model is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter your property, however it can be improved on slightly by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.

Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your house, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, as any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar could possible get into your property. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.

The kind of cat flap that's can be recognised by your pet's microchip, is the next level in feline access security. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is in close proximity.

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Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. This means that the cat flap can allow admission into your home only, be locked fully, permit exit only, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This will give you a range of alternatives on exactly how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. In keeping with yours and your pet's needs, there is even the option to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the top-end devices.

If you have a timber door on your home in Elgin, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Not in any circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the insulation properties as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Elgin cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current unit and order the new one. This new pane will be delivered with a hole cut out as a part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take a week or two to manufacture. Once you've acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new pane installed. The installing of your cat flap can then be undertaken.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid timber door panels are, as we mentioned above, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Elgin. If you are unsure of making a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to contact a specialist to do the work for you. This should give you the peace of mind that you are going to finish up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your installer will have to ascertain what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be better to replace this with a single pane.

Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed on an exterior wall. Calling for a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is definitely best left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. The majority of cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnel style, however right angle access through a pillar can also be achieved. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to allow your furry friend to come and go as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Elgin - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, wall or window, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a new one. Your cat flap fitter should be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, door or window, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.

Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing that has been pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately is essential. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the glass will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.


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There are many different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing firms in the Elgin area, that offer cat flap installations thru whatever door or structure you require. It might be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations when it comes to obtaining a reliable cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you will probably get a similar service.

If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local tradesmen before making a decision. It is generally shrewd not to automatically go for the cheapest offer. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.

A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Elgin will provide you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Elgin and also in: Forres, Findhorn, Llanbryde, Fochabers, Keith, Lossiemouth, New Elgin, Palmerscross, Hopeman, Moss of Barmuckity, Burghead, Buckie, Craigellachie, Alves, Kinloss, Dufftown, Rothes, Bishopmill, Huntly, and in these postcodes IV30 1PY, IV30 1LJ, IV30 1SJ, IV30 1DJ, IV30 1LL, IV30 1NR, IV30 1DF, IV30 1QW, IV30 1RX, IV30 1JD. Locally based Elgin cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01343 and the postcode IV30. Verifying this can confirm you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Elgin householders will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Elgin cat flap fitter including the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, Petsafe cat flap installations in Elgin, replacement cat flaps Elgin, infrared cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flaps in double glazed doors in Elgin, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors in Elgin, large cat flaps, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors in Elgin, cat flap installation in wooden doors Elgin, 2-way cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, dog flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations, cheap cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installation in Elgin, cat flap installation in metal doors, Sureflap cat flap installation in Elgin, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing in Elgin, and lots more. If there are some other Elgin cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just some of the activities that are carried out by those installing cat flaps. Elgin providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.


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Also find: Keith cat flap installers, Alves cat flap installers, Kinloss cat flap installers, Dufftown cat flap installers, Palmerscross cat flap installers, Rothes cat flap installers, Craigellachie cat flap installers, Moss of Barmuckity cat flap installers, Huntly cat flap installers, New Elgin cat flap installers, Hopeman cat flap installers, Lossiemouth cat flap installers, Buckie cat flap installers, Forres cat flap installers, Fochabers cat flap installers, Llanbryde cat flap installers, Burghead cat flap installers, Findhorn cat flap installers, Bishopmill cat flap installation services and more. All these places are serviced by cat flap fitters. Elgin householders can get estimates by going here.

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In East Mains Farm, Birkenhill Cottage, Duffus Place, Glenmoray House, Ardgilzean House, Greyfriars Street, Newfield Place, Glassgreen Brae, Wittet Drive, Lossie Wynd, Northfield Terrace, Rosehaugh Farm, South Guildry Street, Fogwatt Lane, Greenside Cottage, Forbes Court, Woodside Terrace, Castleview Salterhill, Fleurs Road, Loanhead Farm Cottage, Leuchars Drive, Surradale Farm Cottage, Gallowcrook Cottages, Westview, Sheriffston, Oldmills Road, Wiseman Road, Nether Meft Farmhouse, Wards Court, as well as these local Elgin postcodes: IV30 1PY, IV30 1LJ, IV30 1SJ, IV30 1DJ, IV30 1LL, IV30 1NR, IV30 1DF, IV30 1QW, IV30 1RX, IV30 1JD, property owners have just recently needed cat flap installation. These areas recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Elgin householders received high quality and competent cat flap installation services on every occasion.

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(This cat flap fitter Elgin information was revised and updated on 27-04-2022)