Cat Flap Fitter Grimsby Lincolnshire (DN31): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Grimsby house. Cats are inclined to get irritated and crabby when constantly kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having accessibility to world outside with a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. However, what kind of cat flap is most suitable in your case?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most Grimsby cat owners, who would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it might be suitable for a shed door or fence panel.
This basic design is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your property, but it can be improved on with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it's fitted with this special collar. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar style of collar could possible gain access to your house with this sort of cat flap installed. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices because they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Having a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in entry security for felines. The microchip number is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a type that can be locked. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps feature a four way locking system nowadays. Which means that it has the capability to enable exit only, allow entry into your premises only, be locked fully, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This gives full control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. In keeping with yours and your pet's needs, there is even the possibility to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the higher end devices.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Grimsby house, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. However, if it needs to be installed into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should not even attempt it by yourself. This sort of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who will be delighted to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN GRIMSBY
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its strength and security, along with its insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsound.
A reputable Grimsby cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your existing panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. As a part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This can take a week or more to manufacture, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. After construction, your old glass unit can be taken out, and the brand new one put in. The fitting of the cat flap can then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber door panels are the least complicated alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Grimsby. It is often safer to get in touch with a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all uncertain about creating a hole in your front door. A project of this sort is comparatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your cat has a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for additional security. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap fitted on an external wall of your house in Grimsby, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's certainly best left to a specialist. You could choose a straight-through tunnel design, or maybe a right angled version which enables access via a pillar. Installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Grimsby - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. Your cat flap installer will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the window, wall or door, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed pane that has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed accurately is crucial. If it is found that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass pane will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GRIMSBY
There are a number of different handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even glazing companies in the Grimsby area, that provide cat flap installations thru whatever door or construction you require. It may be possible to ask friends and relations for recommendations in relation to tracking down an excellent cat flap fitter. If they have had similar work completed by a local Grimsby tradesman themselves, and been satisfied with the end result, you can anticipate that they will likewise do a quality job for you.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get 2 or 3 estimates from local Grimsby cat flap installers or handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and never automatically go with the cheapest offer, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installer in Grimsby will supply you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Grimsby and also nearby in: Laceby, Stallingborough, Wyham, Keelby, Great Coates, New Waltham, Great Limber, Harbrough, Humberston, Scartho, Healing, Swallow, Holton le Clay, Cleethorpes, Immingham, Fotherby, Rothwell, and in these postcodes DN31 2BU, DN31 2BB, DN31 1HX, DN31 1QG, DN31 1UL, DN31 1NQ, DN31 1RH, DN31 1RT, DN31 1XL, DN31 1SJ. Locally based Grimsby cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode DN31 and the phone code 01472.
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In Thomas Street, Digby Gardens, St Bartholomews Close, Dickinsons Lane, Coral Drive, Adlard Grove, Todds Close, The Crossway, Cross Roads, Dolby Vale, Aylesby Road, Achille Road, The Paddocks, Canterbury Drive, The Berea, Shaftesbury Avenue, Donnington Street, Stanage Walk, Southfield Avenue, Conway Avenue, Southfield Road, Bayons Avenue, Bowfield Close, Boulevard Way, Chapel Lane, Cheesemans Close, Conisborough Avenue, Asphodel Close, The Cresta, as well as these Grimsby area postcodes: DN31 2BU, DN31 2BB, DN31 1HX, DN31 1QG, DN31 1UL, DN31 1NQ, DN31 1RH, DN31 1RT, DN31 1XL, DN31 1SJ, property owners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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