Cat Flap Fitter Kingswinford West Midlands (DY6): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Kingswinford property helps to give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats as with people, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your pet easy access to outside world with a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but precisely what is best form of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Whilst this may be appropriate in an outhouse door or fence panel, the vast majority of Kingswinford cat owners would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home.
This simple design can be improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other animals or cats a way to get into your property.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't leave or get into your house. The downside is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar may be able to get into your home when using this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
A model of cat flap that is can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next stage in Kingswinford feline access security. The microchip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). The flap will be unlocked whenever your cat is nearby, only permitting exit or entry to pets that have a micro-chip.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a design that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold today feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that it's got the capability to be locked fully, permit access into your property only, permit exit only, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The wherewithal to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be really easy if you've got a solid timber door on your Kingswinford property, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. However, if it is going to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN KINGSWINFORD
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its insulating properties. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.
A trustworthy Kingswinford cat flap fitter will carefully take the precise measurements of your existing panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will have a hole cut out as part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a week or more to produce. When your new panel of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of the cat flap can then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for installing a new cat flap in Kingswinford, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden doors. It's generally better to employ the expert services of a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your door. This should give you the reassurance that you are going to finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the project has been done properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. However, some uPVC door panels have got a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some issues. 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 swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an outside wall. Requiring much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a specialist, if it's to be executed correctly. Most cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar can also be achieved. A square hole will be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can get out of and into the house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Kingswinford - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap fitted, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. Your cat flap installer will take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing that's been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made and installed in the right way is essential. If it's found this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass pane must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KINGSWINFORD
There are plenty of specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in the Kingswinford area, that offer cat flap fitting onto whatever door or construction you need. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals with regards to obtaining an excellent cat flap fitter. If they have had similar work completed by a local Kingswinford tradesman, and been very pleased with the outcome, you can consider that they'll likewise do an excellent job for you.
If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendations, always get at least three different estimates before coming to a final decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Ask about any warranties they might give for their workmanship and make sure that it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
A specialist cat flap installer in Kingswinford will provide you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Kingswinford and also in: Wall Heath, Wombourne, Wordsley, Dimmingsdale, Upper Penn, Netherton, Bobbington, Swindon, Trysull, Himley, Brockmoor, Pensnett, Gornalwood, Compton, Stirchley, Sedgley, Brierley Hill, and in these postcodes DY6 0DE, DY6 7BH, DY6 7EE, DY6 7JB, DY6 0EW, DY6 0JY, DY6 7JY, DY6 7FJ, DY6 7DX, DY6 0JX. Local Kingswinford cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 01384 and the postcode DY6.
Kingswinford Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Kingswinford cat flap installer including Staywell cat flap installations, automatic cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installations in Kingswinford, cat flap replacement, electronic cat flap installation, dog flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations Kingswinford, cat flap services in Kingswinford, conservatory cat flap installations, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors Kingswinford, 4-way cat flap installation in Kingswinford, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, pet flap installations Kingswinford, Catmate cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation in Kingswinford, and more. If there happen to be different Kingswinford cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters West Midlands
In the West Midlands area you'll also locate: Knowle cat flap installers, Kingshurst cat flap installation, Merry Hill cat flap installers, Hall Green cat flap installers, Shirley cat flap installers, Stirchley cat flap installation, Meriden cat flap installation, Radford cat flap installation, Tidbury Green cat flap installation, Berkswell cat flap fitters, Wednesfield cat flap installation, Acocks Green cat flap fitters, Allesley cat flap installation, Quarry Bank cat flap installation, Sheldon cat flap installers, Kingstanding cat flap fitters, Fallings Park cat flap installers, Wordsley cat flap installers, Perry Barr cat flap installers, Shard End cat flap installation, Ladywood cat flap installation, Chelmsley Wood cat flap installers, Kings Norton cat flap installers, Edgbaston cat flap installation, Coseley cat flap installation, Berkswell cat flap installers, Balsall Common cat flap fitters, Blakenhall cat flap installers.
All throughout West Midlands you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a specialist cat flap fitter in Kingswinford itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Kingswinford
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Cat Flap Installation Around Kingswinford
Some Kingswinford streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Barnett Lane, Albermarle Road, Ash Crescent, Ashwood, Barleyfield Rise, Ambrose Crescent, Stream Road, Dene Avenue, Back Road, Southway Court, Dawley Road, The Knoll, Dunlin Close, Alder Road, Bassenthwaite Court, Dudley Innovation Centre, Summercourt Square, Beachcroft Road, Seafield Close, Booth Close, Tythebarn Drive, Albany Grove, Beachwood Avenue, Southbank View, Stallings Lane, Bartic Avenue, Berkeley Drive, Sycamore Road, as well as the following local Kingswinford postcodes: DY6 0DE, DY6 7BH, DY6 7EE, DY6 7JB, DY6 0EW, DY6 0JY, DY6 7JY, DY6 7FJ, DY6 7DX, DY6 0JX.
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