Cat Flap Fitter Liverpool

Liverpool Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Liverpool Merseyside (L1): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Liverpool property provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats are inclined to get irritated and crabby when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. When your cat is permitted easy access to the world outside by way of a cat flap, there's a better chance of it staying both mentally and physically healthy. But what type of cat flap is better in your case?

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The simplest form of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat go through. Obviously, this is very basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Liverpool cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although it might be okay for a fence panel or shed door.

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Because this solution allows other animals or cats to enter your home, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced somewhat by keeping the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.

The next step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and leave or get into your home, hence keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The reality that any other cat in the Liverpool area who's got a similar model of collar can easily get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier. Access is limited to your furry companion alone, delivering an extra layer of security and control.

The type of cat flap which is can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next level in feline entrance security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is close by.

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Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold today feature a 4-way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can enable only exit from your home, permit admission into your property only, be fully locked, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives you solutions for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap works. The facility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.

If you've got a wooden door in your house in Liverpool, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. But, if you're looking to fit it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should ask for outside assistance. These situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulating attributes too. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Liverpool cat flap installer will measure your existing pane and order the new one. So the cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or more to produce. When your new glass panel is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to install your cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Liverpool, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood door panels. It's usually wise to get in touch with a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way unsure about creating a big hole in your front or back door. This will give you the peace of mind that you'll finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. However, some uPVC doors have got a steel lining for further security, which can cause some issues. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be less expensive to swap the panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could elect to install a cat flap on an outside wall of your home. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more expertise and equipment to fit, so it's definitely best left to a specialist. You will find there are several possibilities for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. A neat square shaped hole will be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on either end to permit your feline friend to exit and enter as it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Liverpool - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it is broken or not working properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a new one. A trusted cat flap installer in Liverpool will efficiently remove the unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be necessary to check that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new flap. If you discover that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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There are many specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing companies in the Liverpool area, that provide cat flap installations thru whatever door or structure you require. It might be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations when it comes to finding a first-rate cat flap fitter. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend someone who's completed work for them, then you'll have a similar experience.

If you cannot find an installation specialist through recommendations, always try to obtain at least 3 different quotations before coming to a decision, please remember that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse.

If you take your time and choose a reliable Liverpool cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a good quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Liverpool and also in: Wavertree, Edge Hill, Kensington, Fairfield, Toxteth, Everton, Otterspool, Vauxhall, West Derby, Kirkdale, Bankhall, Childwall, Tarbock, Orrell Park, Garston, together with these postcodes L1 3EB, L1 0AX, L1 1NW, L1 4AW, L1 3DL, L1 0AY, L1 3DY, L1, L1 1LD, and L1 4DS. Local Liverpool cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 0151 and the postcode L1. Checking this out should confirm you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Homeowners in the local area are able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services. Click on the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get cat flap installation quotes.

Cat Flap Positioning

If you want to fit a cat flap, it is important to consider the position of the flap to ensure your home's security and your cat's convenience. Expert advice on the position of your cat flap, considering factors like you home's layout, potential security risks and the size and breed of your cat, can be provided by a specialist cat flap fitter.

By helping you select the ideal position for the flap, they ensure that it is easily accessible for your cat, yet inaccessible for intruders. Positioning the flap near a fence or hedge where intruders could enter your garden may be discouraged, or a higher location may be proposed to keep small animals from getting into your house, as advised by them.

Professional advice on cat flap positioning can help you to avoid common errors and make certain that your cat flap is located in the most beneficial and appropriate spot.

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Also find: Wavertree cat flap fitters, Kensington cat flap fitters, Kirkdale cat flap fitters, Toxteth cat flap fitters, Otterspool cat flap fitters, Bankhall cat flap fitters, West Derby cat flap fitters, Fairfield cat flap fitters, Everton cat flap fitters, Edge Hill cat flap fitters, Garston cat flap fitters, Orrell Park cat flap fitters, Vauxhall cat flap fitters, Childwall cat flap fitters, Tarbock cat flap fitters and more. Cat flap installation services are available in almost all of these towns and villages. When it comes to installing your cat flap securely and correctly on your property, their knowledge and expertise is invaluable. You can have confidence in the fact that a cat flap installed by a professional will cater to your furry friend's needs while also fitting in with your home's aesthetic and safety needs. Local cat lovers can obtain cat flap installation estimates by going here.

Liverpool Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Liverpool Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Liverpool cat flap fitter including the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors Liverpool, cat flap installation in metal doors, dog flap installations, the installation of cat flaps into patio doors, 2-way cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors in Liverpool, 4-way cat flap installation Liverpool, microchip cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation in Liverpool, cat flap installation in doors Liverpool, electronic cat flap installation, cat flap draughtproofing, large cat flaps, cat flap positioning advice, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, the installation of electronic cat flaps into double gazing in Liverpool, cat flap installation in patio doors Liverpool, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into wooden doors in Liverpool, Sureflap cat flap installation in Liverpool, cat flap upgrades, cat flap installation in glass doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, and lots more. If there are different Liverpool cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the activities that are undertaken by those installing cat flaps. Liverpool providers will inform you of their entire range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Liverpool article was edited and updated on 13-06-2024)