Cat Flap Fitter Heywood Greater Manchester (OL10): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your property in Heywood, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, can often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your pet access to the outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Though this might be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door, the majority of Heywood cat owners would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house.
As this solution allows other cats or animals to enter your home, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The reality that any other moggy in the Heywood area who has a similar style of collar could possible get into your property, is the drawback with this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products and can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline entry security is to choose the type of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit admission into your house only, be fully locked, enable exit from your premises only, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This provides total control over how your cat flap works both during the day and throughout the night. The facility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and based on your cat's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a solid wood door on your Heywood home. Under no circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HEYWOOD
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can not be installed into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will damage its strength and security, along with its insulating properties. In reality, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure your current double glazed pane and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. This new pane will have a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this to be produced, but if you want a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. When your new glass panel arrives, the installer will remove the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install and set up your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wooden doors are the easiest option when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your property in Heywood. If you are somewhat hesitant about making a sizeable hole in your front door, you might be happier hiring a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the reassurance that you are going to end up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You will have to establish what the interior structure of you door is, since for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could always choose to install a cat flap into an external wall of your house in Heywood. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires considerably more skill and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely better left to the pros. You can opt for a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angle version that enables access through a pillar. Installation involves a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on either end to permit your cat to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Heywood - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new flap is of a similar size. A reliable cat flap installer in Heywood will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the wall, door or window.
If the new cat flap is to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If it's found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane 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 HEYWOOD
In and around Heywood there are many specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. It might be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations with regards to finding an excellent cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll likely get a similar level of service.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get 2 or 3 price quotes from local Heywood cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these carefully and don't always opt for the cheapest quotation, as this will often not be the best one. Enquire about any guarantees they might provide for their standard of workmanship and make certain that it is backed up in writing, in case something should go wrong.
If you take your time and pick a reliable Heywood cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your cat for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Heywood and also in: Castleton, Birch, Free Town, Heap Bridge, Norden, Cutgate, Castleton Moor, Jericho, Shawfield, Top of Hebers, Fairfield, Barnford, Pimhole, Gigg, Marland, Crimble, Sudden, Heady Hill, as well as in these postcodes OL10 1JF, OL10 1PJ, OL10 1JZ, OL10 1NX, BL9 7BJ, OL10 1LR, OL10 1NY, OL10 1AX, OL10 1LT, BL9 6TY. Locally based Heywood cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode OL10 and the telephone code 01706.
Heywood Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Greater Manchester Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Greater Manchester cat flap installation enquiries: Sam Horrocks was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in his terraced house in Broadbottom. Demi-Leigh Joseph and Brody Joseph recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in Lowton. Isla-Mae Prentice and Arnold Prentice recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Cheadle Hulme. Margaret Rayner in Shevington was looking for someone who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a glass back door in her cottage. River Paul and Rudi Paul recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a patio back door in Mellor, Greater Manchester. Omari More and Keira More recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Summit, Greater Manchester. Lochlan and Cecily Styles recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Rhodes, Greater Manchester. Aman Wicks and Bianca Wicks recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood front door in a detached house in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Heywood
Some Heywood streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Beverley Flats, Smithies Street, Angus Avenue, Ashton Street, Corry Street, Dunoon Close, Broadlands, Barnfield Street, Blenheim Close, The Medway, Banks Croft, Severn Road, Broadfield Street, Avon Road, Cumberland Avenue, Bank Street, Durham Walk, Bradshaw Street, Cedar Avenue, Boleyn Court, Summit Street, Burnell Court, Salthill Avenue, Collinge Street, Bedford Street, Coomassie Street, as well as the following local Heywood postcodes: OL10 1JF, OL10 1PJ, OL10 1JZ, OL10 1NX, BL9 7BJ, OL10 1LR, OL10 1NY, OL10 1AX, OL10 1LT, BL9 6TY.
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