Cat Flap Fitter Kidderminster Worcestershire (DY10): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your property in Kidderminster, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a great idea to you, precisely what kind of cat flap should you fit?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is placed over it to give a bit of protection from the weather. The majority of Kidderminster cat owners would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although this might be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel.
This standard design is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your home, however it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your property, therefore keeping out some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, as any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar could perchance gain access to your home. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next stage in Kidderminster feline access security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to exit or enter.
The ability to lock it in position is vital whichever cat flap you're buying. Currently, almost all cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that the cat flap can enable only access into your house, enable exit from your home only, be fully locked, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This will give you a variety of choices on exactly how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there is even the option to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with a few of the higher end devices.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be really easy if you've got a solid wood door, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. Although, if it is going to be installed into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a professional cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have all the knowledge and equipment for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN KIDDERMINSTER
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be installed into existing double glazed window or door panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its thermal attributes. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A reputable Kidderminster cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your current pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. You might have to wait a week or so for this pane to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap will then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wood door panels are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your property in Kidderminster. If you're nervous about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to call on an expert to complete the task for you. This sort of task won't be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be fitted into uPVC doors. You will need to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for added security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could get a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and skill to install, therefore it's definitely better left to an expert. You could choose a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle version which enables access via a pillar. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so that your cat can enter and exit your home whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Kidderminster - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, wall or window, but it is broken or not working correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a replacement. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make certain that the existing glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KIDDERMINSTER
In and around Kidderminster there are several specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals with regards to finding a reliable cat flap fitter. You can guarantee that if they have been prepared to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, then you'll get a much similar level of service.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local tradesmen before making a decision. It's generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain it is backed up in writing, in case something should go wrong.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Kidderminster will supply you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Kidderminster and also in nearby places like: Blakedown, Hurcott, Hoobrook, Trimpley, Iverley, Wolverley, Harvington, Shatterford, Summerfield, Chaddesley Corbett, Ismere, Habberley, Shenstone, Worcester, Cookley, Stourport, together with these postcodes DY10 1HR, DY10 1QN, DY10 1SB, DY10 1UG, DY10 1RL, DY10 1NZ, DY10 1HE, DY10 1JR, DY10 1LN, DY10 1XW. Locally based Kidderminster cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone dialling code 01562 and the postcode DY10.
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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Kidderminster cat flap installer including pet flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation in Kidderminster, cat flap installation in metal doors Kidderminster, cat flaps in uPVC doors, conservatory cat flap installation, dog flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors in Kidderminster, cheap cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation in Kidderminster, microchip cat flap installation Kidderminster, cat flaps in patio doors, 4-way cat flap installation in Kidderminster, automatic cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flap installation rates Kidderminster, Catmate cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are additional Kidderminster cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Throughout Worcestershire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Kidderminster itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in Serin Close, Shrewsbury Road, The Hurst, Burghley Drive, Doverdale Avenue, Sutton Park Road, Coventry Street, The Croft, Stoney Lane Industrial Estate, Cross Bank, Snowdon Close, Aster Avenue, Cotswold Close, Sculthorpe Road, Dunlin Drive, Aintree Close, Catherton, St Johns Avenue, Bridge Road, Dunclent Lane, Baxter Avenue, College Road, Carroll Walk, Summerway Lane, The Parade, Brooklands Drive, Tandys Lane, Beechfield Drive, Chaffinch Drive and these Kidderminster postcodes: DY10 1HR, DY10 1QN, DY10 1SB, DY10 1UG, DY10 1RL, DY10 1NZ, DY10 1HE, DY10 1JR, DY10 1LN, DY10 1XW.
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