Cat Flap Fitter Leigh Greater Manchester (WN7): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Leigh, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats kept inside, as with humans, will show signs of frustration. Giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what type of cat flap should you go with?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A sheet of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Leigh, who would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
Because this solution allows other cats or creatures to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be improved on a bit by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your house unless it's equipped with this special collar. The fact that any other cat in the area who's got a similar style of collar can still get into your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
A cat flap that is able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next level in Leigh feline entry security. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is important no matter which cat flap you're purchasing. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking mechanism. Which means it's got the capability to be locked fully, allow exit only, enable only entrance into your home, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This provides complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In line with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the more advanced devices.
If you are fairly good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your property in Leigh. However, if it has to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. These types of fittings require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LEIGH
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can not be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not simply the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the insulating attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a glazing company make a new one. This new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a week or so to produce. After construction, the old glass unit can be removed, and the new adapted one put in. It's now possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden doors are the least complicated option when it comes to cat flap installation on your property in Leigh. If you are uncertain about cutting a hole in your front door, it's probably a good idea to bring in a specialist to complete the task for you. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your installer will have to verify what the interior structure of you door is, because for added security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The simplest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always opt to install a cat flap on an exterior wall of your property. Requiring considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is certainly better left to a professional, if it's to be executed successfully. Most wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on either end to enable your feline friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Leigh - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for the installation of a new one. An expert Leigh cat flap installer will be glad to take out your old unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it is attached.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be necessary to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. The panel must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LEIGH
In and around Leigh there are plenty of professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing companies who offer cat flap installation services in windows, doors or walls. There are various ways to track down a reputable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking relatives and friends. You can be certain that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you will have a similar experience.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different estimates from local tradespeople before making a decision. It's generally wise not to always go for the cheapest quotation. Try to get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse for compensation.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Leigh will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Leigh and also nearby in: Leigh End, Hindley Green, Abham, Firs Lane, Hope Carr, Atherton, Bickershaw, Plank Lane, Glazebury, Higher Folds, Lately Common, Lowton, Astley, Westleigh, Aspull Common, Tydersley, as well as in these postcodes WN7 1EP, WA3 4AR, WN2 4LL, WN7 1LX, WN7 1JL, WN7 1JA, WN7 1BQ, WN7 1NL, WN7 1LL, WN7 1DP. Local Leigh cat flap installers will likely have the postcode WN7 and the dialling code 01942.
Cat Flap Enquiries Greater Manchester
Current Greater Manchester cat flap installation requests: Montague Mccluskey and Brooklyn Mccluskey recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood front door in a cottage in Broadbottom, Greater Manchester. Ashley Hitchcock recently asked for a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass back door in a detached house in Worsley. Mackenzie Dickinson was looking for someone to install a locking cat flap in a glass door in his semi-detached house in Haughton Green. Arnold Kent and Meredith Kent recently asked for an estimate for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in Hollingworth. Imaan Whitehouse in Abram was looking for someone who could install a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood door in her terraced house. Athena Friend recently asked for a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Chew Moor, Greater Manchester. Hadiya Partridge recently asked for a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Newton, Greater Manchester. Efa Hallett and Aran Hallett recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a patio back door in a cottage in Milnrow.
Leigh Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Leigh cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation rates in Leigh, cat flap installation in patio doors Leigh, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors, 2-way cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation in Leigh, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap removal, electronic cat flap installations, conservatory cat flap installations, infrared cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps, and more. If there are different Leigh cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Households in Byron Street, Cowper Street, Dotterel Close, Church Street, The Poplars, Catherine Street, Drummond Way, Deepdale, Boughey Street, Bowden Close, Beech Walk, Burwell Close, Coal Pit Lane, Thompson Street, Batheaston Grove, Dene Street, Broom Avenue, Charlock Close, Birch Road, Sandgate Close, Cedar Road, Brown Street North, Sandringham Drive, Chepstow Grove, Chatham Street, Alma Street, Cherry Tree Grove, Beech Crescent, Sandersons Croft, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Leigh postcodes: WN7 1EP, WA3 4AR, WN2 4LL, WN7 1LX, WN7 1JL, WN7 1JA, WN7 1BQ, WN7 1NL, WN7 1LL, WN7 1DP.
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