Cat Flap Fitter Glenrothes Scotland (KY6): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your house in Glenrothes, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When continuously kept inside, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grumpy. Giving your pet access to the world outside by means of a cat flap can also help keep them mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a good idea to you, precisely what sort of cat flap should you fit?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat pass through it. Though this might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the majority of cat owners in Glenrothes would prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.
This basic model can be improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it's still a long way from being perfect because it enables other cats or animals to enter into your home.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. This requires your cat to use a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your home unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. Again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar can still access your house. An enhancement to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
The type of cat flap that's can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is nearby.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. For extra security, most cat flaps have a four way locking mechanism these days. This means that it has the capability to permit exit only, enable admission into your premises only, be locked fully, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. In line with your pet's and your needs, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the more expensive devices.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be pretty simple if you've got a solid wood door on your Glenrothes property, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. This type of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented handymen who'll be ready to accept such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN GLENROTHES
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed window or door panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their marching orders. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its thermal insulation attributes. In fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Glenrothes cat flap installer will measure your existing pane and put in an order for a brand new one. So the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This may take a week or two to manufacture, however it's the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. After construction, the old glass pane can be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. The cat flap can then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Glenrothes, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wood door panels. If you are somewhat nervous about making an opening in your door, you may be better off hiring an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the reassurance that you'll end up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been completed correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors can have a steel lining for further security. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more economical to exchange this panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut holes in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more equipment and skill to install, therefore it's definitely best left to a specialist. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angular access via a pillar is also possible. This installation calls for a square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on either end to enable your furry pal to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Glenrothes - If your window, wall or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A professional Glenrothes cat flap installer will gladly take off your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any damage to the door, wall or window on which it's attached.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is essential to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass panel will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GLENROTHES
There are a number of different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers in the Glenrothes area, who provide cat flap fitting thru whatever door or construction you need. There's no better method of locating a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and relations for referrals. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Glenrothes tradesman themselves, and been satisfied with the end result, you can anticipate that they will likewise do a quality job for you.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It's generally sensible not to always opt for the cheapest quotation. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Glenrothes you should wind up with a high quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Glenrothes and also in: Kettlebridge, Markinch, Windygates, Kingskettle, Kennoway, Leslie, Coaltown of Balgonie, Kinglassie, Buckhaven, Thornton, Cardenden, Falkland, Freuchie, Kinross, Methil, Kirkcaldy, and in these postcodes KY6 1EA, KY6 2BT, KY6 2ET, KY6 2AX, KY6 1JE, KY6 1JN, KY6 2AY, KY6 1EF, KY6 1JB, KY6 2BP. Locally based Glenrothes cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01592 and the postcode KY6.
Scotland Cat Flap Fitters
In the Scotland area you will likewise discover: Cupar cat flap installation, Ardersier cat flap installers, Bonnyrigg cat flap fitters, Gretna cat flap installation, Earlston cat flap installation, Allanton cat flap installation, Wick cat flap installers, Gretna cat flap installers, Macduff cat flap fitters, Lenzie cat flap installers, Tranent cat flap fitters, Markinch cat flap installation, Mintlaw cat flap installers, Portlethen cat flap installers, Beauly cat flap installers, Chirnside cat flap installation, Fortrose cat flap installers, Sandhaven cat flap installers, Kirkmuirhill cat flap installers, Milltimber cat flap installers, Crossford cat flap installation, Slamannan cat flap fitters, Blairgowrie cat flap installers, Bonnybridge cat flap fitters, Giffnock cat flap installation, Caol cat flap installers, Lauder cat flap fitters, Huntly cat flap installation, Lesmahagow cat flap fitters, Stanley cat flap fitters.
All throughout Scotland you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Glenrothes itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
Glenrothes Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Glenrothes cat flap fitter including cheap cat flaps in Glenrothes, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls Glenrothes, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap services, 2-way cat flap installation Glenrothes, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, automatic cat flap installations, Catmate cat flap installation in Glenrothes, dog flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations, small cat flaps, cat flap replacement Glenrothes, microchip cat flap installation in Glenrothes, and lots more. If there happen to be different Glenrothes cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Scotland Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Scotland cat flap installation requests: Sara Heath and Shayan Heath recently enquired about installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in Melrose. Zavier Woolley was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in his detached house in Stevenston, Scotland. Millie and Ruben Pike recently requested a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Calderbank. Albi Gooding recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Carron. Casper James recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Giffnock. Mr and Mrs Goodall recently asked for an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Newtonmore. Anaiya Ross recently asked for an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Giffnock. Adeline Blackwell and Faizan Blackwell recently requested a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Eyemouth, Scotland.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Glenrothes
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in Melrose Court, Stirling Road, Drumlie Gardens, Cowal Crescent, Glamis Centre, Rothes Road, Rothesay Place, Pentland Court, Sunart Place, Canmore Path, Berryhill, The Henge, Eriskay Square, Pentland Road, Braemar Gardens, Pitcoudie Avenue, Cunningham Place, St. Rule Place, Formonthills Road, Wheatstone Place, Woodburn Road, Lovat Road, Lumsden Road, Northmuir Place, Balgeddie Way, Cadzow Place, Elliot Place, Beechwood Avenue, Kishorn Court, Fife Airport and these Glenrothes postcodes: KY6 1EA, KY6 2BT, KY6 2ET, KY6 2AX, KY6 1JE, KY6 1JN, KY6 2AY, KY6 1EF, KY6 1JB, KY6 2BP.
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