Cat Flap Fitter Falmouth Cornwall (TR11): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Falmouth property provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to outside world with a cat flap. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what sort of cat flap should you fit?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material hung over it, to give protection from the weather, but allow the cat pass through it. Although this might be appropriate in an outhouse or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Falmouth would doubtless favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.
This standard design is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter your property, nonetheless it can be to some degree improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or access your home, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar could perhaps get into your home when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entrance security is to consider a cat flap which recognises your cat's micro-chip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked whenever your cat is in close proximity, only permitting access to pets that have a micro-chip.
The ability to lock it in place is important regardless of what cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps have a 4-way locking system nowadays. This allows your cat flap to enable exit from your home only, permit admission into your home only, be locked fully, or have two-way exit and entrance functionality. This provides you with a variety of choices on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. Some higher end models can be set to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your pet's needs.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a timber door on your Falmouth home. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These types of fittings call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN FALMOUTH
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a local glazing firm make a new one. As an integral part of its structure this new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. You might have to wait a couple of weeks for this pane to be made, but if you want a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. When your new pane of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The fitting of your cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for installing a new cat flap in Falmouth, as was stated earlier, are solid timber door panels. It is generally better to call on a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're nervous about making a hole in your front or back door. A project of this sort should not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat will have the use of an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors have a steel lining for added security, which could cause issues. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could always opt to install a cat flap on an external wall of your property. This type of installment is definitely better left to an expert, because it requires considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. There are several options for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. This installation calls for a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap is then installed on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Falmouth - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not operating properly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An expert Falmouth cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old entry device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it's mounted.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must double check that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. The glass must be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found that this is not the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FALMOUTH
There are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing suppliers in the Falmouth area, that provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or structure you require. There are several ways of tracking down a good cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking friends and family. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who's completed work for them, then you'll likely have a similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get at least 3 price quotes from local Falmouth handymen. Study these closely and don't always go with the cheapest quotation, because this will often not be the best one. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.
A professional cat flap installer in Falmouth will supply you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Falmouth and also in: St Just in Roseland, Mylor, Budock Water, Swanpool, Port Navas, Flushing, Durgan, Penryn, St Mawes, Mylor Bridge, Mawnan Smith, Goldenbank, Mabe Burnthouse, Maenporth, Penjerrick, Ponsharden, and in these postcodes TR11 2FL, TR10 9ZX, TR11 2JH, TR11 2JZ, TR11 2QA, TR11 2DR, TR11 2NX, TR11 2LD, TR11 2JS, TR11 2EG. Locally based Falmouth cat flap installers will probably have the postcode TR11 and the telephone code 01326.
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Current Cornwall cat flap installation enquiries: Dottie and Nataniel Weaver recently asked for a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in Veryan, Cornwall. Avery Knott recently asked for a price quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Callington, Cornwall. Woody Conway recently requested a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass front door in Gerrans, Cornwall. Haaris Brown and Asiya Brown recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in a cottage in St Dominick. Kayden Sallis and Harriet Sallis recently requested a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in a cottage in Lanner. Damon Hilton recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in Polgooth. Tiago Moriarty was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in his cottage in Padstow, Cornwall. Nahla White in Carharrack was looking for someone who could install a cat flap in a wooden door in her detached house.
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In Charles Avenue, Tuke Close, Carclew Road, Treveryn Parc, Theydon Road, Budock Vean, Trevethan Gardens, Tregew Road, Boscawen Road, Tredova Crescent, Stratton Terrace, The Level, St Peters Hill, Trefusis Road, Bickland Hill, Seworgan, Bar Lane, Beacon Crescent, Beech Close, Conway Gardens, Trevissome Court, Berkeley Vale, The Gluyas, Basset Place, Tremanor Way, Chough Close, Shelburne Road, Bar Road, as well as the following local Falmouth postcodes: TR11 2FL, TR10 9ZX, TR11 2JH, TR11 2JZ, TR11 2QA, TR11 2DR, TR11 2NX, TR11 2LD, TR11 2JS, TR11 2EG, homeowners have just recently needed cat flap installation.
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