Cat Flap Fitter Knutsford Cheshire (WA16): To give your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Knutsford home. Cats kept inside, much like people, will often show signs of frustration. Giving your furry friend access to the world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. But, what kind of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. The majority of Knutsford cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this option permits other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all recommended, although it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or access your property, therefore keeping out some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other cat in the Knutsford area who's got a similar model of collar could perchance access your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner.
The next level in feline entry security is to install the kind of cat flap which identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only allowing exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. For added security, most cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that it's got the capability to enable only entrance into your home, be locked fully, permit exit from your premises only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you options for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap operates. The wherewithal to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you're pretty good at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you've got a wooden door on your house in Knutsford. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it yourself. This kind of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who are glad to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN KNUTSFORD
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazing door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will detract from its security, strength and insulating attributes. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a glazing company make a new purpose made one. This new pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this to be made, however if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. As soon as your new glass pane arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to install and set up the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Knutsford, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid timber doors. If you are uncertain about creating a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to bring in an expert to complete the task for you. This kind of project will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. It pays to know the interior construction, as some uPVC door panels are steel lined for added security. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more economical to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Needing considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished correctly. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angled access through a pillar can also be achieved. A neat square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your furry pal can enter and exit your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Knutsford - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding window, wall or door, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is important to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new flap. If it's found that this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KNUTSFORD
In the Knutsford area there are many handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants who provide cat flap fitting services in walls, doors or windows. There is no better technique for tracking down an excellent cat flap fitter than asking relatives and friends for recommendations. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased also.
If you cannot find a fitter through recommendation, always obtain 2 or 3 different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that the cheapest may not always be the best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might offer for their standard of workmanship and make sure it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
If you take your time and choose a reliable Knutsford cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your furry friend for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Knutsford and also in: Tabley, Lower Peover, Moston, Mobberley, Mere, Boots Green, Knolls Green Village, Toft, Swarton Heath, Ollerton, Pickmere, High Legh, Ashley, Aston by Budworth, Rostherne, Cross Town, and in these postcodes WA16 1AL, WA16 6EG, WA16 1BX, WA16 1EE, WA16 0NN, WA16 6AF, WA16 0NR, WA16 0BL, WA16 0PA, WA16 6BJ. Locally based Knutsford cat flap fitters will likely have the dialling code 01565 and the postcode WA16.
Cheshire Cat Flap Fitters
In the Cheshire area you will also find: Alderley Edge cat flap fitters, Wheelock Heath cat flap installers, Westbrook cat flap installation, Handforth cat flap fitters, Bollington cat flap installation, Stockton Heath cat flap fitters, Audlem cat flap installers, Mobberley cat flap installation, Moore cat flap installers, Church Lawton cat flap installers, Ashton cat flap installers, Brereton cat flap installation, Church Lawton cat flap installation, Shavington cat flap fitters, Saughall cat flap installation, Mickle Trafford cat flap installers, Willington cat flap fitters, Leighton cat flap installation, Chelford cat flap installation, Wrenbury cat flap installation, Hale cat flap installation, Davenham cat flap installation, Weston cat flap fitters, Comberbach cat flap fitters, Odd Rode cat flap installation, Tattenhall cat flap fitters, Lostock Gralam cat flap installation, Marton cat flap installers, Brereton cat flap installers.
Throughout Cheshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Knutsford itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Knutsford Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Knutsford cat flap installer including microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, dog flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations Knutsford, Staywell cat flap installations in Knutsford, magnetic cat flap installation Knutsford, Sureflap cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors Knutsford, Catmate cat flap installations, pet flap installations, replacement cat flaps Knutsford, 2-way cat flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap repairs in Knutsford, and lots more. If there are different Knutsford cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Knutsford
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Knutsford areas - Cranford Avenue, Leycester Close, Mill Close, Seymour Chase, Woodlands Court, Kenilworth Avenue, Tatton Street, Regent Street, King Edward Road, Grove Park, Mereheath Lane, Old Market Place, Boothfields, Church Mews, George Street, Parkgate Lane, Manor Crescent, Princess Street, Silk Mill Street, Arundel Close, St. Georges Close, Merlin Avenue, Westfield Drive, Freshfields, Pevensey Drive, Windsor Way, Oakleigh, as well as these local Knutsford postcodes: WA16 1AL, WA16 6EG, WA16 1BX, WA16 1EE, WA16 0NN, WA16 6AF, WA16 0NR, WA16 0BL, WA16 0PA, WA16 6BJ.
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