Cat Flap Fitter Holmes Chapel

Holmes Chapel Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Holmes Chapel Cheshire (CW4): Installing a cat flap doesn't only save you the inconvenience of having to open the door every time the cat wishes to go in or out, it also gives your cat extra independence and improves it's quality of life. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not able to roam free. When your beloved cat is allowed easy access to the great outdoors by means of a cat flap, there is a much better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a good idea to you, what type of cat flap should you opt for?

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A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a bendable material is placed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be good enough for most Holmes Chapel cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although it might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.

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This simple design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect because it enables other animals or cats a means by which to get into your house.

Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. This means that any animal that doesn't have one of these special collars cannot access or leave your home. The drawback is that any other cat in the Holmes Chapel area that's got a similar model of collar could perhaps gain access to your house when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products because they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.

Having a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in entry gadgets for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is nearby, only allowing entry or exit to pets that have a microchip.

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Whichever cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. These days, the majority of cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, enable only admittance into your premises, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This will give you options for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap works. Based on your pet's and your needs, there's even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with several of the higher end devices.

If you have a timber door in your house in Holmes Chapel, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.

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Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. It's just not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Holmes Chapel cat flap fitter will measure your existing pane and order a brand new one. So that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. You might have to wait one or two weeks for this pane to be produced, however if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. After fabrication, your old glass panel will be removed, and the new modified one put in. It will now be possible to install your new cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wood doors are the least complicated option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your home in Holmes Chapel. It's usually safer to bring in a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way uncertain about creating a hole in your door. This sort of project won't be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the interior construction, because some uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap installed in an outside wall of your house in Holmes Chapel, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. There are a couple of options for this installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. Installation involves a square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. A cat flap is then attached to both ends of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Holmes Chapel - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, wall or door, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a replacement. A specialist Holmes Chapel cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old unit and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it's mounted.

When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be essential to check that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new flap. The pane must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the original installation.

FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HOLMES CHAPEL

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In and around Holmes Chapel there are a number of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services for walls, windows or doors. There is no better approach to locating a good cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. If they've had comparable work done by a local Holmes Chapel tradesman, and been satisfied with the end result, you can consider that they will do a good job for you as well.

If it is not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get three or four different estimates from local tradesmen before making a decision. It is generally shrewd not to always go with the cheapest estimate. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you have some recourse.

A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Holmes Chapel will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.

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Cat Flap Positioning

Fitting a cat flap requires careful consideration of its position to ensure the convenience of your cat and the safety of your home. A professional cat flap fitter can give expert guidance on where to position your cat flap, taking into account several aspects, such as potential security risks, the breed and size of your cat and the layout of your home.

They are there to help you choose the most suitable location for the flap, making it easy for your cat to access but difficult for intruders. For example, they might advise against positioning the flap near a fence or hedge where it could be used to gain access to your garden, or suggest a higher position to stop small animals from getting into your property.

Cat flap positioning advice can aid you in avoiding typical mistakes and guaranteeing that your cat flap is installed in the most appropriate and advantageous spot.

Holmes Chapel Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Holmes Chapel cat flap fitter including cat flap accessories, the installation of cat flaps into composite doors in Holmes Chapel, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, conservatory cat flap installation in Holmes Chapel, 4-way cat flaps Holmes Chapel, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors in Holmes Chapel, the installation of electronic cat flaps into French doors, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into double gazing, cat flaps in double glazed doors Holmes Chapel, Sureflap cat flap installation Holmes Chapel, the installation of electronic cat flaps into conservatories, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap services in Holmes Chapel, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap repairs, cat flap draughtproofing, the installation of electronic cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, 4-way cat flap installation Holmes Chapel, cat flap installation quotations, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap weatherproofing, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Holmes Chapel cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Holmes Chapel providers will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Holmes Chapel article was edited and updated on 13-02-2024)