Cat Flap Fitter Horsforth West Yorkshire (LS18): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Horsforth house. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you fit?
The simplest form ofis essentially that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to keep the elements out, but let the cat pass through it. The majority of cat owners in Horsforth would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although this might be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This standard model can be improved on slightly with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. What this means is that any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't access or leave your property. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your home, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. An improvement to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which has a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user. With this, an additional layer of security and control is established to ensure that only your purrfect companion gets access.
A cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline access security. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
When you are buying a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a type that can be locked. For extra security, nearly all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system nowadays. Which means that it's got the capability to permit exit only, allow only admittance into your home, be fully locked, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives total control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. A few of the high end cat flaps can be set to perform specific functions according to the time of day, based on your pet's and your requirements.
If you are pretty good at do-it-yourself, installing a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your Horsforth home. On no account should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HORSFORTH
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. A new cat flap can not be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the thermal insulation properties too. In fact, it makes the glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Horsforth cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. This new pane will be delivered with a hole cut out as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be fitted. This might take a week or so to produce, but it's basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. It's now possible to install and set up your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as stated previously, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Horsforth. If you are unsure about creating a hole in your front or back door, it's probably a good idea to call on a specialist to undertake the project for you. A project of this kind should not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty has a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some door panels have a steel lining for additional security. 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 better to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always elect to install your cat flap on an outside wall of your property. This sort of installment is undoubtedly better left to a professional, since it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access through a pillar can also be achieved. A neat square hole will need to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at both ends to enable your feline friend to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Horsforth - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. A trusted cat flap fitter in Horsforth will efficiently remove your old cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the surrounding wall, window or door.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be essential to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HORSFORTH
In and around Horsforth there are many different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services for doors, walls or windows. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations with regards to tracking down an excellent cat flap specialist. If they've had comparable work done by a local Horsforth tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the result, you can consider that they'll likewise do a decent job for you.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get two or three different estimates from local tradesmen before choosing. It's generally sensible not to always go for the cheapest estimate. Check if they supply any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something does happen to go amiss as the work is carried out.
A specialist cat flap installer in Horsforth will provide you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Horsforth and also in: Cookridge, Leeds, Rodley, Woodhall Hills, West Park, Meanwood, Hawksworth, Kirkstall, Rawdon, Greengates, Cragg Hill, Headingley, Troy, Calverley, Bramley, and in these postcodes LS18 4PE, LS18 4DB, LS18 4NH, LS18 4LG, LS18 4FN, LS18 4HJ, LS18 4DQ, LS18 4LA, LS18 4NX, LS18 4JH. Locally based Horsforth cat flap fitters will probably have the phone code 0113 and the postcode LS18.
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