Cat Flap Fitter Harrogate North Yorkshire (HG1): To allow your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Harrogate home. Cats are similar to people in many ways, and will sometimes show signs of irritability and frustration if kept inside for long periods of time. When granted quick access to the world outside with a cat flap, your pet has a much better chance of staying healthy and well. If you opt to go down the cat flap route, you will then have to determine what is the best type of cat flap for you.
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat go through. The majority of Harrogate cat owners would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although this might be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This standard model can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it is still far from ideal because it enables other animals or cats a means by which to enter your property.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a relatively simple type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the Harrogate area who has a similar model of collar could possible get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
Fitting a cat flap which can identify your pet's own microchip, is the next level in access devices for felines in Harrogate. The micro-chip details are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is nearby.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. These days, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for extra security. Which means it's got the capability to permit only entrance into your premises, allow exit only, be fully locked, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This gives you a variety of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. A few of the higher end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your requirements.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY abilities. However, if it is going to be fitted into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it on your own. This sort of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be glad to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HARROGATE
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will damage its security and strength, as well as its thermal attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A dependable Harrogate cat flap fitter will carefully take the precise measurements of your current unit and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once your new panel of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The fitting of the cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - Solid timber door panels are, as we previously mentioned, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Harrogate. If you're nervous about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's it may be better to call on an expert to do the work for you. This will give you the peace of mind that you are going to finish up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be fitted into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for extra security, which could cause problems. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could choose to install the cat flap in an external wall of your home in Harrogate. Requiring much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to a professional, if it's to be accomplished correctly. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnel style, but right angular access through a pillar is also a possibility. A square hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A cat flap can then be attached to each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Harrogate - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can still be used so long as the new flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without harming the door, wall or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before installing a new flap in double glazing that has been previously pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been manufactured, cut and installed correctly is essential. If it's found that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HARROGATE
Whether you would like your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are a number of professional cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing merchants in and around Harrogate who will be happy to help. There are several ways of finding a competent cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking friends and relations. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who's done work for them, then you'll have a similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get 2 or 3 estimates from local Harrogate cat flap fitters. Study these price quotes carefully and don't automatically go with the cheapest option, since this will often not be the best of the bunch. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Harrogate will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Harrogate and also in: Oatlands, Scriven, Rowden, Woodlands, Killinghall, Rossett Green, Hookstone Chase, Bilton, Forest Lane Head, Starbeck, Calcutt, Beckwithshaw, New Park, and in these postcodes HG1 2AS, HG1 1QH, HG1 2DP, HG1 2BD, HG1, HG1 2DG, HG1 2BL, HG1 1HT, HG1 2AG, HG1 2BS. Locally based Harrogate cat flap installers will probably have the postcode HG1 and the dialling code 01423. Checking this will ensure you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Harrogate householders are able to utilise these and various other related services.
Harrogate Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Harrogate cat flap fitter including microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap services, replacement cat flaps Harrogate, cat flap installation in wooden doors Harrogate, the installation of cat flaps into single glazing, cutting out for a cat flap, Staywell cat flap installation Harrogate, the installation of cat flaps into French doors, the installation of infrared cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Harrogate, cat flap upgrades, cat flap positioning advice, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors Harrogate, large cat flaps, the installation of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors in Harrogate, dog flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation Harrogate, small cat flaps, cat flap removal Harrogate, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, infrared cat flap installation Harrogate, conservatory cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into porches, and lots more. If there are different Harrogate cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the duties that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Harrogate providers will inform you of their full range of cat flap installation services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Harrogate
Also find: Rowden cat flap fitters, Starbeck cat flap fitters, Forest Lane Head cat flap fitters, Hookstone Chase cat flap fitters, New Park cat flap fitters, Oatlands cat flap fitters, Bilton cat flap fitters, Woodlands cat flap fitters, Calcutt cat flap fitters, Rossett Green cat flap fitters, Killinghall cat flap fitters, Scriven cat flap fitters, Beckwithshaw cat flap installation services and more. Most of these locations are covered by cat flap fitters. Harrogate property owners can get price quotes by clicking here.
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