Cat Flap Fitter Haydock Merseyside (WA11): To provide your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Haydock house. Cats that are kept inside, as with humans, will often show signs of irritation. Giving your pet accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is best kind of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut into a door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give protection from the elements. Obviously, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most Haydock cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it may be appropriate for an outhouse door or fence panel.
This basic model is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter into your house, nonetheless it can be improved on a little by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. Therefore any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars cannot access or leave your property. The fact that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar could perchance access your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier.
Having a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines in Haydock. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
Being able to lock it in place is important no matter which cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a four way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can permit only admittance into your property, permit exit from your premises only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Some higher end cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your cat's and your needs.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be fairly straightforward if you have a solid wood door, and decent do-it-yourself skills. However, if it is going to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be glad to accept such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HAYDOCK
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the insulation properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Haydock cat flap installer will measure your existing unit and order a brand new one. This new panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This might take a week or so to produce, however it is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, the old glass pane will be removed, and the new modified one put in. The cat flap will then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for new cat flap installations in Haydock, as was mentioned previously, are wooden doors. If you are a bit uncomfortable with creating an opening in your door, you may be better off contacting a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of undertaking won't be all that expensive and is worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your fitter will have to establish what the internal structure of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are made with a steel lining. The simplest type of installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap mounted into an external wall of your property in Haydock, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. Needing considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly better left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished successfully. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angular access via a pillar is also possible. This installation involves a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get in and out of your home whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Haydock - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a door, window or wall, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. An expert Haydock cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old entry device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, wall or window on which it is secured.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed panel which has been pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been manufactured, cut and installed in the right way is vital. The glass panel must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if you discover this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HAYDOCK
In the Haydock area there are many professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services in doors, walls or windows. There is no better approach to finding a reliable cat flap installer than asking neighbours and friends for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you'll get a much similar service.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek two or three price quotes from local Haydock cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and never always choose the cheapest quotation, because this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you take your time and choose a reliable Haydock cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your pet for years and years. And when push comes to shove - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Haydock and also in nearby places like: Garswood, Crank, Carr Mill, Blackbrook, New Boston, Sutton, Billinge, Haresfinch, Broad Oak, Moss Bank, Chadwick Green, Newton-le-Willows, Laffak, Bickershaw, Merton Bank, King's Moss, Golborne, as well as in these postcodes WA11 0SP, WA11 0AQ, WA11 0BT, WA11 0HR, WA11 0HT, WA11 0DD, WA11 0YZ, WA11 9TN, WA11 0SW, WA11 0XL. Locally based Haydock cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01942 and the postcode WA11.
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Households in North Florida Road, Peach Grove, Athol Close, Shaftway Close, Coronation Drive, Haydock Lane, Wareham Close, Haydock Park Gardens, Ashbury Drive, Hyacinth Close, Lyme Street, Mine Way, Gaynor Avenue, Chisledon Close, Grosvenor Road, Clipsley Lane, Gordon Avenue, Zara Court, Abbey Road, Abbeyway North, Myrtle Avenue, King George Road, Kenyons Lane North, Loweswater Crescent, Galway Crescent, The Parks, Ulverston Close, Woburn Close, Bahama Road, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Haydock area postcodes: WA11 0SP, WA11 0AQ, WA11 0BT, WA11 0HR, WA11 0HT, WA11 0DD, WA11 0YZ, WA11 9TN, WA11 0SW, WA11 0XL.
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