Cat Flap Fitter Leek Staffordshire (ST13): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Leek, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your pet easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. If this seems like a great idea to you, what kind of cat flap should you fit?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat go through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most Leek cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it may be okay for a shed door or fence panel.
As this solution will allow other cats or creatures to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. Subsequently, any animal without one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your home. Once again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area that has a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your home. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner.
Fitting a cat flap which can identify your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines in Leek. The microchip number is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap is unlocked when your cat is in close proximity, only allowing exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For added security, nearly all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means it has the capability to permit entry into your home only, be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives complete control over how your cat flap functions both during the day and throughout the night. In line with your pet's and your needs, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the top-end devices.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you have a timber door on your Leek home. But, if you're looking to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. These types of fixtures require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LEEK
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its insulation properties. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure your current double glazed unit and have a local Leek glazing firm make a new one. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a hole cut out as a part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. This is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take a week or more to produce. When your new glass panel is delivered, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of your cat flap can then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I mentioned above, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Leek. If you are somewhat unsure about cutting a hole in your door, you might be happier contacting a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat has a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You'll need to establish what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut into your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an outside wall. Needing much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it is to be completed successfully. You can decide on a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model which permits entry via a pillar. This installation calls for a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Leek - If your wall, window or door already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. You local cat flap fitter should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is important to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LEEK
There are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Leek area, that offer cat flap installation thru whatever door or structure you need. It may be possible to ask friends and family for referrals when it comes to finding a good cat flap fitter. If they've had comparable work done by a local Leek tradesman themselves, and been over the moon with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they'll do an excellent job for you too.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get two or three quotations from local Leek handymen. Study these carefully and don't always choose the cheapest quote, because this will not necessarily be the best of the bunch. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Leek will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Leek and also in: Upper Hulme, Ipstones, Cheddleton, Brown Edge, Biddulph Moor, Bradnop, Rudyard, Bagnall, Winkhill, Meerbrook, Onecote, Blackshaw Moor, Stockton Brook, Horton, Thorncliffe, Bottomhouse, together with these postcodes ST13 5HQ, ST13 5RA, ST13 5RW, ST13 5NT, ST13 5LR, ST13 5JY, ST13 5EY, ST13 5RP, ST13 5LN, ST13 5AB. Locally based Leek cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01538 and the postcode ST13.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in The Crescent, Brittain Road, The Casey, Southbank Street, School Close, Shirburn Road, Blackshaw, Crowborough Road, Bromley Edge Lane, St Georges Street, Cheadle Road, Dunwood Lane, Blackbrook, Church Avenue, Blackwood House Bank, Alsop Street, Beech Avenue, Derby Street, Ballington View, Birchall Lane, Churchill Avenue, Abbey Green Road, Cornhill Cross, Ashdale Road, Spicerstone Estate, Churnet Close, Stanley Street, Causeway Place and these Leek postcodes: ST13 5HQ, ST13 5RA, ST13 5RW, ST13 5NT, ST13 5LR, ST13 5JY, ST13 5EY, ST13 5RP, ST13 5LN, ST13 5AB.
Leek Staffordshire: The ancient and attractive market town of Leek is found in the county of Staffordshire (Staffs) in the West Midlands region of England. Leek is approximately 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent and 24 miles from Stafford, villages and towns close by include Biddulph Moor, Brown Edge, Thorncliffe, Stockton Brook, Ipstones, Cheddleton, Horton and Bagnall. Leek has the telephone dial code 01538, has the postcode ST13 and has a population of around 20,000. Leek lies on the River Churnet and is the administrative centre for the Staffordshire Morlands District Council. The brilliant 18th Century canal designer James Brindley lived in Leek as did William Morris, the founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. Favourite places of interest close to Leek include the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway. (Tags: Leek Staffordshire, Leek Staffs, Leek England, Leek UK)
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