Cat Flap Fitter Evesham Worcestershire (WR11): To allow your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Evesham house. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, can often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your pet accessibility to outside world with a cat flap. But, what sort of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat pass through it. Naturally, this is very basic, and won't be sufficient for most Evesham cat owners, who would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it may be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door.
Because this option permits other creatures or cats to enter your house, it is not at all ideal, although it can be improved on to some degree by keeping the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively basic form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Evesham area who has a similar model of collar might be able to access your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products as they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline access security is to use the type of cat flap which identifies your cat's micro-chip. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one pet it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. For extra security, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means it's got the capability to be fully locked, allow exit only, enable only entrance into your property, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This will give you options for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. Some higher end models can be set to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty straightforward if you have a solid wood door on your Evesham property, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. But, if you're planning to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you must seek outside assistance. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who'll be glad to accept such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN EVESHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not just the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the insulating attributes too. In fact, it renders your glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Evesham cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and order the new one. As part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This can take a week or more to produce, however it is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, the old glass can be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. It's now possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the simplest option when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your house in Evesham. If you are a bit dubious about making an opening in your front or back door, you may be better off hiring a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. An undertaking like this is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You'll need to determine what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel type.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap mounted on an external wall of your property in Evesham, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's definitely better left to a professional. Nearly all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on either end to enable your furry friend to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Evesham - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a door, wall or window, but it's broken or not working properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A good cat flap installer in Evesham will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without damaging the door, wall or window.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be essential to check that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass unit will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN EVESHAM
There are many different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Evesham area, that offer cat flap fitting in whatever door or fabrication you need. There are various ways of tracking down a competent cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking friends and relations. If they are happy to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you will be happy also.
If you can't find an installer through recommendation, always get three or four different quotes before making a final decision, and bear in mind that cheapest is often not best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might offer for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, in case something should go amiss.
A specialist cat flap installer in Evesham will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Evesham and also nearby in: Wickhamford, Bengeworth, Hampton, Offenham, Worcester, Chadbury, Greenhill, Sedgeberrow, Hinton Cross, Cropthorne, Charlton, Norton, Childswickham, Twyford, Murcot, Fladbury, Broadway, and in these postcodes WR11 2AY, WR11 1EP, WR11 1HP, WR11 1EE, WR11 1GL, WR11 1BZ, WR11 1YH, WR11 1JY, WR11 1DX, WR11 1ZG. Locally based Evesham cat flap fitters will likely have the dialling code 01386 and the postcode WR11.
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Folks living in the following roads have recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Salisbury Drive, Robins Meadow, Lime Street, Woodland Piece, Enterprise Way, Sycamore Avenue, New Road, Hill Crest, Rudge Road, Northwick Road, Maple Close, Nightingale Court, Simon De Montfort Drive, Andrews Drive, Prince Edward's Close, Elmside, Bewdley Lane, Peewit Road, Almond Close, Yewtree Close, Laurel Avenue, Evendene Road, Blackberry Way, Elm Road, Durcott Gardens, Prospect Gardens, Durcott Road, Bayly Close, as well as these Evesham area postcodes: WR11 2AY, WR11 1EP, WR11 1HP, WR11 1EE, WR11 1GL, WR11 1BZ, WR11 1YH, WR11 1JY, WR11 1DX, WR11 1ZG.
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