Cat Flap Fitter Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire (NN10): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Higham Ferrers property provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. When kept indoors, cats as with humans, will get grouchy and irritated. Allowing your cat access to the world outside by way of can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If you choose to go with the cat flap option, your next decision will be what type of cat flap would be best for you.
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut into an external door and a bendable material is hung over it to offer a bit of protection from the weather. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most Higham Ferrers cat owners, who would prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although it may be okay for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated model is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your property, nonetheless it can be improved on a little by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it's fitted with this special collar. The fact that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar model of collar may be able to get into your home, is the downside with this kind of cat flap. An improvement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
Installing a cat flap which can identify your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your microchipped pets to exit or enter.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking system. This means that the cat flap can permit entrance into your house only, enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives you choices for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap works. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's needs is also a possibility with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
If you are pretty good at DIY, installing a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your house in Higham Ferrers. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented handymen who are ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HIGHAM FERRERS
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can not be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not simply the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulating attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A trustworthy Higham Ferrers cat flap installer will diligently take the precise measurements of your current pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted snugly into. You may have a one or two week wait for this pane to be manufactured, but if you need a cat flap installed into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once you have obtained your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. It's now possible to fit the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as stated earlier, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Higham Ferrers. It is normally wise to employ the expert services of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you're in any way unsure about making a hole in your door. This should provide you with the reassurance that you will end up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been completed properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. You'll have to establish what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for added security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be cheaper to replace the panel with a single pane style.
Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to get a cat flap installed in an outside wall of your property in Higham Ferrers, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons. This kind of installment is certainly better left to a professional, because it calls for a lot more skill and equipment to execute. Most cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar is also possible. Installation involves a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to enable your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Higham Ferrers - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. An expert Higham Ferrers cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any damage to the wall, window or door on which it's secured.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly is crucial. If it's found that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass panel will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HIGHAM FERRERS
Whether you'd like your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in the Higham Ferrers area who'll be glad to oblige. There are a variety of ways to find a good cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking friends and family. If they've had similar work completed by a local Higham Ferrers tradesman themselves, and been pleased with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they will likewise do an excellent job for you.
If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least three different quotes from local tradespeople before choosing. It is generally shrewd not to automatically opt for the cheapest estimate. Ask about any warranties they may give for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
If you take your time and choose a competent Higham Ferrers cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your cat for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Higham Ferrers and also in nearby places like: Hargrave, Yelden, Irthlingborough, Rushden, Upper Dean, Chelveston, Finedon, Caldecott, Wymington, Irchester, Little Irchester, Little Addington, Stanwick, Raunds, together with these postcodes NN10 8FG, NN10 8EG, NN10 8DL, NN10 8LN, NN10 8FP, NN10 8NW, NN10 8DF, NN10 8BL, NN10 8LJ, NN10 8EJ. Local Higham Ferrers cat flap fitters will likely have the dialling code 01933 and the postcode NN10. Checking this should make sure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Higham Ferrers home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other similar services.
Higham Ferrers Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Higham Ferrers cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in doors, dog flap installations in Higham Ferrers, cat flap replacement, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation services, 2-way cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Higham Ferrers, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors, microchip cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, pet flap installation in Higham Ferrers, Petsafe cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation in Higham Ferrers, Sureflap cat flap installation Higham Ferrers, cat flap repair Higham Ferrers, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing in Higham Ferrers, cutting out for a cat flap, Staywell cat flap installation Higham Ferrers, cat flap installation in metal doors, electronic cat flap installation, cat flap installation prices in Higham Ferrers, 4-way cat flaps Higham Ferrers, and more. If there happen to be different Higham Ferrers cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are carried out by people specialising in cat flaps. Higham Ferrers specialists will tell you about their full range of services.
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