Cat Flap Fitter Lincoln Lincolnshire (LN1): To give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Lincoln home. When constantly kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your furry friend access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. But, what form of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is just that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to allow a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Although this could be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel, the vast majority of cat owners in Lincoln would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home.
Because this solution can allow other cats or animals to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, though it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar can easily gain access to your home, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. An improvement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
A model of cat flap which is can be triggered by your cat's microchip, is the next stage in feline access security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will accept multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in position is important no matter what cat flap you are purchasing. These days, nearly all cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for extra security. Which means that it has the capability to be fully locked, permit entry into your house only, allow exit from your home only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will provide you with a variety of choices on precisely how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. The wherewithal to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in line with your cat's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your Lincoln home. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. This type of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who are ready to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN LINCOLN
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will damage its strength and security, together with its thermal insulation properties. In fact, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Lincoln cat flap fitter will measure your current pane and put in an order for the new one. As a part of its construction this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This might take a week or so to manufacture, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've acquired your new glass pane, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. The installation of the cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Lincoln, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid timber door panels. It is generally safer to get in touch with a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way unsure about making a big hole in your front or back door. This will give you the reassurance that you will finish up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been carried out in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some doors are steel lined for added security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into a door, you could decide to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your home. This form of installment is certainly best left to the pros, since it calls for far more equipment and skill to execute. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access through a pillar can also be achieved. This installation calls for a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry pal can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Lincoln - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A decent cat flap installer in Lincoln will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without harming the window, wall or door.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made and installed correctly is crucial. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LINCOLN
In the Lincoln area there are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants who provide cat flap fitting services for walls, doors or windows. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals when it comes to locating a decent cat flap fitter. If they have had similar work completed by a local Lincoln tradesman themselves, and been over the moon with the result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a quality job for you.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get three or four different estimates from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to always opt for the cheapest option. Enquire about any guarantees they might give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go wrong.
If you take your time and choose a competent Lincoln cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a good quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Lincoln and also nearby in: Swanpool, Newland, Heighington, New Boultham, Burton, Canwick Hill, North Greetwell, Reepham, Ermine, Branston, Cherry Willingham, Washingborough, Nettleham, Waddington, Skellingthorpe, together with these postcodes LN1 1LP, LN1 1SY, LN1 1AS, LN1 1BA, LN1 1PG, LN1 1PN, LN1 1EQ, LN1 1AT, LN1 1HY, LN1 1DP. Locally based Lincoln cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode LN1 and the dialling code 01522.
Lincoln Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Lincoln cat flap installer including cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps in Lincoln, Catmate cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation services, dog flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations in Lincoln, 4-way cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations, replacement cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in metal doors in Lincoln, pet flap installation, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap removal, and lots more. If there are additional Lincoln cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Property owners who live in the following roads have recently requested cat flap installation services - Cherry Avenue, The Terrace, Avocet Close, Cathedral View Court, The Cliff, Second Avenue, Sansford Green, Torgate Avenue, Belton Park Drive, Skipwith Crescent, Scanlan Court, Cabourne Avenue, St Catherines Grove, Carlton Street, Beresford Drive, Shelley Drive, The Drift, Derwent Street, Dove Dale, Shardloes, Sandra Crescent, Thirlmere Way, Blyton Close, Dogdyke Bank, Timms Lane, Chedburgh Close, Smooting Lane, Allen Road, Bassingham Crescent, St Faiths Court, as well as the following Lincoln area postcodes: LN1 1LP, LN1 1SY, LN1 1AS, LN1 1BA, LN1 1PG, LN1 1PN, LN1 1EQ, LN1 1AT, LN1 1HY, LN1 1DP.
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