Cat Flap Fitter Kilwinning Scotland (KA13): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your house in Kilwinning, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats that are kept inside, just like humans, can show signs of frustration. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your cat easy access to world outside with a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is perfect style of cat flap for your pet?
The most basic type of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut into an external door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to give protection from the elements. Obviously, this is really basic, and will rarely good enough for most Kilwinning cat owners, who would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it could be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
Because this option allows other cats or creatures to enter your house, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a bit by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or access your home, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar could possible gain access to your home. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to choose the kind of cat flap that recognises your cat's own microchip. The micro-chip details are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure that it's of a type that can be locked into position. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps have a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, allow only access into your property, be fully locked, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This offers complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The ability to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's needs is also an option with some of the high end models of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you've got a solid timber door on your Kilwinning house, and decent DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN KILWINNING
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its thermal insulation properties, security and strength. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be done under any circumstances.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing unit and have a local Kilwinning glazing firm knock up a new pane. So that the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take two weeks or so to produce. When your new pane of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the least complicated option in relation to cat flap installation on your property in Kilwinning. If you are a bit uncertain about making a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you may be happier bringing in an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you'll finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been completed properly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most cases. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some doors are lined with steel for added security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your house in Kilwinning, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is definitely best left to a professional. There are a couple of options for this installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) model. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut out of your specified wall. A suitable cat flap can then be mounted on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Kilwinning - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A decent cat flap installer in Kilwinning will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one in its place without harming the window, wall or door.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must make sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KILWINNING
In the Kilwinning area there are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There is no better technique for tracking down an excellent cat flap installer than asking friends and neighbours for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you'll probably get a very similar service.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get two or three quotes from local Kilwinning tradesmen. Study these closely and don't automatically choose the cheapest quotation, as this will often not be the best. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might provide for their workmanship and make certain that it is backed up in writing, in case something should go amiss.
If you take care and pick a dependable Kilwinning cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a good quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give good service to you and your pet for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Kilwinning and also in nearby places like: Dalry, Gateside, West Kilbride, Seamill, Hunterston, Stevenston, Beith, Salcoats, Girdle Toll, Barrmill, Montgreenan, Perceton, Lawthorn, Irvine, Lylestone, Dalgarven, and in these postcodes KA13 6LU, KA13 6JY, KA13 6QX, KA13 6LF, KA13 6EP, KA13 6JJ, KA13 6JW, KA13 6RJ, KA13 6QB, KA13 6DP. Local Kilwinning cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode KA13 and the dialling code Dialling code 01294. Verifying this can ensure you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Kilwinning homeowners will be able to benefit from these and various other similar services.
Kilwinning Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Kilwinning cat flap fitter including the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing Kilwinning, cat flap repair, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories in Kilwinning, cat flap installation in walls, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors Kilwinning, cat flaps in metal doors, cat flap installation in glass doors Kilwinning, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing Kilwinning, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors in Kilwinning, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation estimates in Kilwinning, large cat flaps Kilwinning, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, electronic cat flap installations in Kilwinning, infrared cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, pet flap installation, replacement cat flaps, and more. If there are different Kilwinning cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in cat flaps. Kilwinning companies will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in Hillpark Rise, Broomhill, Ninians Terrace, Alexandra Gardens, Pathfoot, Auchenkist Bungalow, Seven Acres, Monkredding Works, Glebe Street, Ashgrove Workshops, David's Crescent, Oxenward Road, Abbots Avenue, Morville Crescent, Lauchlan Way, Northacre Grove, Bannoch Gardens, Abbots Place, Garnock View, Howgate, Smithstone Terrace, Parkhead Avenue, Old Woodwynd Road, McLuckie Park, Hullerhill Sand Quarry, Beechwood, Rowallan, Blair Road, Heronswood, Lochwood Close and these Kilwinning postcodes: KA13 6LU, KA13 6JY, KA13 6QX, KA13 6LF, KA13 6EP, KA13 6JJ, KA13 6JW, KA13 6RJ, KA13 6QB, KA13 6DP. Work was achieved in these areas by a specialist cat flap fitter. Kilwinning business and home owners benefited from professional and dependable cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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