Cat Flap Fitter Elland West Yorkshire (HX5): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Elland property provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. When kept inside, cats just like people, will get crabby and irritated. Having accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. But, what form of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat pass through. Though this might be appropriate in a garden fence panel or outhouse door, most Elland cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property.
This basic model is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your property, however it can be somewhat improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it's equipped with this special collar. The fact that any other moggy in the Elland area that has a similar style of collar could possible get into your home, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's own microchip, is the next stage in Elland feline access security. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.
When you're buying a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked into position. Currently, almost all cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit entry into your premises only, enable exit from your home only, be fully locked, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This offers total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Some more advanced devices can be programmed to perform specific functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be really easy if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ELLAND
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its thermal attributes. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a local glazing firm knock up a new pane. This new glazed panel will arrive with a hole cut out as part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. You might have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be produced, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. When your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Elland, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood door panels. If you are a little dubious about cutting a hole in your back or front door, you may be happier bringing in an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This type of project won't be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap fitted in an external wall of your home in Elland, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. This type of installment is certainly best left to the pros, because it requires far more skill and equipment to execute. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole cut out of your wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to enable your furry friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Elland - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A specialist Elland cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old entry unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, window or wall on which it is secured.
If the new cat flap is being installed in a pre cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make sure that the glass has been made and installed accurately. If it is found that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ELLAND
There are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in the Elland area, that provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or construction you need. There's no better method of finding a first-rate cat flap installer than by asking relatives and friends for recommendations. You can be sure that if they've been confident enough to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, then you'll get a similar service.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always try to get at least 3 different estimates before making your final choice, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any warranties they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure that it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Elland you should end up with a top quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Elland and also in: Exley, Holywell Green, Broad Carr, Blackley, Sowood, Siddal, Elland Upper Edge, Brighouse, Greetland, Copley, Barkisland, Halifax, Stainland, Cromwell Bottom, Sowerby Bridge, together with these postcodes HX5 0JJ, HX4 8DY, HX5 0DS, HX5 0DD, HX5 0EU, HX5 0BU, HX5 0EX, HX5 0PE, HX5 0JT, HX5 0QE. Locally based Elland cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode HX5 and the phone code 01422.
Cat Flap Enquiries West Yorkshire
Recently posted West Yorkshire cat flap installation enquiries: Ayla Stevenson in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire was looking for somebody who could install a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in her semi-detached house. Audrey and Karol Cochrane recently asked for an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Collingham. Kamil Mckeown recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in a detached house in Kirkburton, West Yorkshire. Reid Randall was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in his cottage in Kinsley, West Yorkshire. Ella-Louise Wheeldon and Charles Wheeldon recently requested a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden door in Oxenhope. Amanah and Alfred Povey recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Pool in Wharfedale. Gruffydd and Nahla Carty recently asked for a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in Rastrick, West Yorkshire. Mikael Skinner and Elise Skinner recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Cullingworth.
Elland Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Elland cat flap installer including cat flap installation in doors, infrared cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations, large cat flaps, cat flap installation quotations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, small cat flaps Elland, replacement cat flaps, pet flap installations, cat flap replacement, cat flap repair Elland, 2-way cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap removal, cheap cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations in Elland, Sureflap cat flap installation Elland, and more. If there are other Elland cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Elland
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Elland areas and streets - Newcombe Street, Gordon Street, Bedale Avenue, Lower Edge Road, Mount Lane, Elland Riorges Link, Granville Street, Thomas Street, Mayster Road, Heathfield Avenue, Briggate, Spout Hill, Moor Hey Lane, South Lane Gardens, Church Lane, Northgate, Town Hall Street, Exley Lane, Long Wall, Flower Acre, Farrar Close, Ullswater Close, Claremont Street, Nunnery Lane, Southgate, Thornton Road, as well as the following local Elland postcodes: HX5 0JJ, HX4 8DY, HX5 0DS, HX5 0DD, HX5 0EU, HX5 0BU, HX5 0EX, HX5 0PE, HX5 0JT, HX5 0QE.
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