Cat Flap Fitter Liskeard Cornwall (PL14): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your house in Liskeard, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Giving your cat access to the world outside by means of a cat flap can help to keep them physically and mentally fit. But, what style of cat flap is most suitable in your case?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is merely that. A bit of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is really basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Liskeard cat owners, who would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it may be acceptable for an outhouse or shed door.
Because this solution allows other creatures or cats to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a bit by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or access your property, thus avoiding some unwanted visitors. The reality that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar can still access your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to use a cat flap that recognises your cat's microchip. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is nearby.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold today feature a four way locking system. Which means it's got the capability to allow exit from your premises only, allow only entry into your premises, be fully locked, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you solutions for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. The facility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be really easy if you have a solid wood door on your Liskeard property, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. But, if you're looking to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to seek outside assistance. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and equipment for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LISKEARD
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to hire somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulation attributes too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Liskeard cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and put in an order for a brand new one. This new glazed pane will arrive with a hole cut out as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap can be fitted. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take a week or more to manufacture. After construction, the old glass pane will be taken out, and the new one put in. The fitting of the cat flap will then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as mentioned previously, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Liskeard. If you are a little unsure about cutting a hole in your front or back door, you may be better off contacting an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you'll finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the project has been done properly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, as some doors incorporate a steel lining for added security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap mounted into an outside wall of your home in Liskeard, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for considerably more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it's definitely better left to a specialist. You could choose a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angle version which allows access via a pillar. Installation calls for a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so that your feline friend can get out of and into your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Liskeard - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, window or wall, but it is broken or not working correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. An expert Liskeard cat flap fitter will be glad to take off your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any damage to the window, door or wall on which it is attached.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to check that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. The panel must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LISKEARD
In and around Liskeard there are plenty of specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking neighbours and friends. You can be sure that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, you will probably have a much similar experience.
If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get three or four different quotes from local handymen before making a decision. It is generally wise not to automatically go for the cheapest offer. Check whether they provide any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something goes awry when the work is carried out.
A specialist cat flap installer in Liskeard will provide you with a 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 Liskeard and also nearby in: St Keyne, St Ive, Callington, Penzance, Dobwalls, Upton Cross, Quethiock, Looe Mills, Widegates, Pengover, Trethawle, Looe, East Taphouse, Herodsfoot, Roseland, Horningtops, St Neot, as well as in these postcodes PL14 3JL, PL14 3HB, PL14 3PA, PL14 3BZ, PL14 3DW, PL14 3UJ, PL14 3DP, PL14 3QF, PL14 3ED, PL14 3BR. Locally based Liskeard cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode PL14 and the telephone dialling code 01579. Verifying this will guarantee that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Liskeard householders will be able to utilise these and various other comparable services.
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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Liskeard cat flap fitter including the installation of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors Liskeard, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap removal, electronic cat flap installations, cat flaps in patio doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Liskeard, the installation of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation rates, cat flap repair, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into composite doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, Staywell cat flap installations in Liskeard, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, 2-way cat flaps Liskeard, microchip cat flap installation in Liskeard, cat flap installation in walls, cutting out for a cat flap, pet flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, small cat flaps Liskeard, conservatory cat flap installation, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into porches in Liskeard, cat flaps in uPVC doors, and more. If there are other Liskeard cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are carried out by those specialising in cat flaps. Liskeard professionals will tell you about their full range of services.
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