Cat Flap Fitter Ellon

Ellon Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Ellon Scotland (AB41): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Ellon property. Cats are similar to humans in a lot of ways, and will frequently start to show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept inside for significant periods of time. Allowing your cat accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. However, what kind of cat flap is the best solution in your case?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Of course, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most Ellon cat owners, who would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.

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This simple design is still a long way from being ideal as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your home, however it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.

Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires your cat to wear a collar that's got either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your house, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Ellon area who has a similar model of collar can easily gain access to your home when using this type of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner. Access is limited to your furry companion alone, delivering an additional layer of security and control.

The kind of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in Ellon feline access security. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting entry or exit to pets that have a microchip.

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Whichever cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be locked fully, enable exit from your property only, enable only admittance into your home, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This offers complete control over how your cat flap functions both during the day and throughout the night time. The ability to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end models of cat flap.

Installing a cat flap by yourself can be really simple if you have a solid wood door, and decent do-it-yourself abilities. On no account should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazing window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its strength, insulating properties and security. The truth is, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.

A reputable Ellon cat flap installer will carefully take the measurements of your current unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. You might have a one or two week wait for this special pane to be produced, but if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. When your new glass pane shows up, the fitter will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Ellon, as was mentioned previously, are timber doors. If you are a little dubious about making a sizeable hole in your door, you may be better off getting in touch with an expert cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. An undertaking like this is comparatively inexpensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your cat has a professionally fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which might cause issues. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could opt to install a cat flap in an external wall of your home in Ellon. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more expertise and equipment to fit, so it is definitely better left to the pros. There are several options for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole made into your selected wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to each side of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ellon - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A specialist Ellon cat flap installer will gladly remove your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, window or wall on which it is secured.

When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be essential to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new cat flap. The glass pane will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.


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There are a number of different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing firms in the Ellon area, who provide cat flap installations in whatever door or construction you need. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to obtaining a good cat flap fitter. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they have used, you can be certain that you'll be pleased also.

Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get at least three price quotes from local Ellon cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these closely and do not automatically opt for the cheapest option, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. Check whether they supply any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is undertaken.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Ellon will supply you with a high quality product, adeptly 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 Ellon and also nearby in: Kinharrachie, Cruden Bay, Methlick, Newburgh, Tarves, Pitmeddon, Newmachar, Tipperty, Udny, Udny Station, Broomfield, Ythanbank, Auchnagatt, Oldmeldrum, together with these postcodes AB41 8AT, AB41 8BE, AB41 9AS, AB41 9HF, AB41 8BW, AB41 8AQ, AB41 8BX, AB41 9DH, AB41 9EL, and AB41 8QR. Locally based Ellon cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01358 and the postcode AB41. Verifying this can confirm that you access a local cat flat fitter. Local property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get cat flap installation estimates from nearby providers.

Ellon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Ellon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Ellon cat flap fitter including the fitting of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors Ellon, cat flap installation price quotes, automatic cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into French doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors, the installation of electronic cat flaps into porches, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in walls Ellon, cat flap installation in doors Ellon, cat flaps in metal doors Ellon, magnetic cat flap installation Ellon, cat flap installation in glass doors Ellon, cat flap repair, pet flap installations, microchip cat flaps Ellon, microchip cat flap installation, 4-way cat flaps Ellon, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing Ellon, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap removal, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, Staywell cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, and more. If there happen to be additional Ellon cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in cat flaps. Ellon providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.


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Also find: Broomfield cat flap fitters, Methlick cat flap fitters, Ythanbank cat flap fitters, Kinharrachie cat flap fitters, Tipperty cat flap fitters, Cruden Bay cat flap fitters, Pitmeddon cat flap fitters, Newmachar cat flap fitters, Tarves cat flap fitters, Udny Station cat flap fitters, Auchnagatt cat flap fitters, Newburgh cat flap fitters, Udny cat flap fitters, Oldmeldrum cat flap fitters and more. These and other places are catered for by cat flap fitters and comparable tradesmen and women. When it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is securely and correctly fitted on your property, their skill and expertise is invaluable. By going with professional installation, you can be assured that your cat flap will meet your canine companion's requirements and also match your home's aesthetic and safety criteria. Local cat owners can get cat flap installation quotes by going here.

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(This cat flap fitter Ellon article was edited and updated on 05-03-2024)

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