Cat Flap Fitter Ilkeston Derbyshire (DE5): To allow your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Ilkeston home. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get irritated and crabby. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best form of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. The vast majority of Ilkeston cat owners would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic model is still a long way from being ideal since it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter your house, however it can be improved on to some degree with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar can easily get into your property. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner.
A cat flap which is able to identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in Ilkeston feline entrance security. The micro-chip number is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. This means that it has the capability to be locked fully, enable only exit from your home, allow only access into your property, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. The wherewithal to perform different 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 expensive models of cat flap.
If you've got a timber door on your home in Ilkeston, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Not in any circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ILKESTON
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its strength, security and insulating properties. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
A reliable Ilkeston cat flap installer will carefully measure up your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. As a part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take a week or so to produce. Once you have acquired your new modified pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new one fitted. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we mentioned previously, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Ilkeston. It's generally better to hire the services of a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all uncertain about cutting a hole in your front or back door. An undertaking like this is comparatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Having said that, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security, which might cause issues. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more economical to replace the panel with a single pane style.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap fitted on an external wall of your property in Ilkeston, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installment is certainly best left to a professional, because it requires considerably more equipment and skill to execute. You could opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angle model which allows entry via a pillar. This installation involves a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter the house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Ilkeston - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. A professional Ilkeston cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry unit and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, door or wall on which it's secured.
Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made, cut and installed correctly is vital. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ILKESTON
There are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in the Ilkeston area, who offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better method of locating a good cat flap installer than by asking friends and family for recommendations. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you will likely get a much similar level of service.
If it isn't possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least 3 different estimates from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It's generally advisable not to always go with the cheapest quote. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and make certain it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take care and pick a trustworthy Ilkeston cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a good quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve you and your pet for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ilkeston and also in: Shipley, Giltbrook, West Hallam, Larklands, Kimberley, Newthorpe, Stanley Common, Nuthall, Morley, Long Eaton, Eastwood, Dale Abbey, Awsworth, Trowell Strelley, Kirk Hallam, Mapperley, Heanor, Cossall, as well as in these postcodes DE7 4BY, DE7 0SN, DE7 4GW, DE7 4DQ, DE7 4BB, DE7 4GE, DE7 4HN, DE7 4AQ, DE7 0SP, DE7 4HR. Locally based Ilkeston cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode DE5 and the telephone dialling code 0115.
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Throughout Derbyshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Ilkeston itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Latest Derbyshire cat flap installation projects: Louisa and Luka Ryder recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Whaley Bridge. Melody Abbas and Viaan Abbas recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in Bradwell, Derbyshire. Arla Parr recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a wooden door in a terraced house in Tibshelf, Derbyshire. Deborah Hallam recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio back door in a detached house in Newton, Derbyshire. Oisin and Grace Sumner recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in Eckington, Derbyshire. Seth Sheldon was looking for someone to install a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood door in his bungalow in Ambergate, Derbyshire. Corben Bouvet recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in a bungalow in Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire. Salma and Kayson Rossi recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in Holmesfield.
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Households in Tathams Lane, Trueman Street, Canal Side, Amberley Close, Clement Road, Drummond Road, Sharps Close, Tudor Place, Cook Drive, Butterton Close, Adale Road, Abbot Road, Black Hills Drive, Station Street, Spinney Road, Ashford Place, The Grange, Church Lane, Spondon Road, Shepton Close, Barclay Court, Stamford Street, Blunt Street, Chichester Close, Bowling Close, Shipley View, The Limes, Bath Street, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Ilkeston postcodes: DE7 4BY, DE7 0SN, DE7 4GW, DE7 4DQ, DE7 4BB, DE7 4GE, DE7 4HN, DE7 4AQ, DE7 0SP, DE7 4HR.
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