Cat Flap Fitter Formby Merseyside (L37): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Formby, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Giving your pet easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. However, what form of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The simplest form of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat pass through it. Even though this could be acceptable in a shed or outhouse door, most Formby cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house.
This uncomplicated design can be improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it's still a long way off being ideal since it allows other creatures or cats to enter into your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to leave or access your property unless it's equipped with this special collar. The drawback here is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar can access your house when using this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entrance security is to choose a cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's microchip. The microchip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is vital no matter which cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can permit entry into your home only, be fully locked, enable exit from your premises only, or be set for two way exit and entry. This gives you a number of alternatives on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. Some more advanced cat flaps can be set to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.
If you have a wood door on your home in Formby, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. However, if it has to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt it on your own. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN FORMBY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and show them the gate. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulation attributes as well. In reality, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed pane and have a local glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. This new glazed panel will have a hole cut out as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. After construction, the old glass unit can be removed, and the brand new one put in. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as we already mentioned, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Formby. It is generally better to call on an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way dubious about cutting a big hole in your front door. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been carried out properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many instances. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are steel lined for added security, which can cause some problems. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could decide to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your home in Formby. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more skill and equipment to install, so it is certainly best left to a professional. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angular access via a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap can then be installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Formby - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed correctly. The pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FORMBY
There are several specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Formby area, that provide cat flap installations through whatever door or structure you require. It may be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations when it comes to tracking down a decent cat flap installer. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Formby tradesman themselves, and been very happy with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always try to get at least 3 different quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that cheapest is often not best. Check whether they supply any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something goes awry when the work is carried out.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Formby you will wind up with a top quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Formby and also in: Little Crosby, Hightown, Thornton, Scarisbrick, Freshfield, Church Town, Ainsdale on Sea, Snape Green, Carr Cross, Birkdale, Liverpool, Great Crosby, Ince Blundell, Downholland, Little Altcar, as well as in these postcodes L37 2DN, L37 2LW, L37 2FN, L37 2JN, L37 2JF, L37 2HY, L37 2HH, L37 2NE, L37 2HE, L37 1LW. Local Formby cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01704 and the postcode L37.
Merseyside Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Merseyside cat flap installation requests: Frankie Barnard and Mahnoor Barnard recently asked for a quote for installing a cat flap in a glass front door in Barnston, Merseyside. Dana Doble and Jeremy Doble recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in Hightown. Kayson and Sienna Sims recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass front door in Ince Blundell, Merseyside. Stella and Josh Berry recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Knowsley. Adelina Ireland recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in a bungalow in Aintree, Merseyside. Livia Jacques and Percy Jacques recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Sefton. Esmay Mills and Amar Mills recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a glass back door in Aintree. Alexandru Martin and Saskia Martin recently requested an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden front door in Greasby, Merseyside.
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Cat Flap Fitters Merseyside
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Throughout Merseyside you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Formby itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
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Households in St. Peters Close, Bushbys Park, Sefton Road, Wicks Gardens, Dukes Way, The Nurseries, Heather Close, Crescent Avenue, Orms Way, The Paddock, The Hamptons, Broad Lane, Pasture Lane, Osborne Road, Smithy Green, Deansgate Lane, Monks Close, Tesla Way, Ashurst Court, Phillips Close, Lonsdale Road, Kirklake Bank, Harington Close, Priesthouse Lane, Lingdales, Eskdale Close, Crowland Way, Harington Road, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Formby postcodes: L37 2DN, L37 2LW, L37 2FN, L37 2JN, L37 2JF, L37 2HY, L37 2HH, L37 2NE, L37 2HE, L37 1LW.
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