Cat Flap Fitter Liversedge West Yorkshire (WF15): To give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Liversedge home. Cats that are kept inside, as with humans, can show signs of irritation. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your cat access to the outside world with a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what type of cat flap should you fit?
The most rudimentry form of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an external door and a bendable material is placed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the elements. Whilst this might be suitable in a shed door or fence panel, the majority of Liversedge cat owners would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house.
This standard model is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other creatures or cats to get into your home, nonetheless it can be improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and access or leave your property, thus keeping out some undesirable visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Liversedge area who's got a similar style of collar can easily get into your property with this sort of cat flap installed. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
A cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in position. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps have a four way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable access into your property only, enable exit from your property only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. In line with your pet's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with a number of the higher end models.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be pretty simple if you've got a solid timber door, and reasonable DIY abilities. However, if it is going to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt it on your own. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have the knowledge and tools for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LIVERSEDGE
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazing window or door panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their marching orders. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any type of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its insulating properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsafe.
An experienced cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This can take a couple of weeks to produce, but it is the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have taken possession of your new modified glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new one fitted. It will now be possible to install and set up the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Liversedge, as was stated earlier, are solid wood doors. If you are uncertain about creating a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to call in a professional to undertake the project for you. This will give you the peace of mind that you will wind up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. You will have to find out what the internal construction of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are made with a steel lining. The easiest kind of installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut a hole in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could have a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. There are a couple of options for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. A suitable cat flap is then installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Liversedge - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. A specialist Liversedge cat flap fitter will be glad to remove your old entry device and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any harm to the window, wall or door on which it's mounted.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must check that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. The glass must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LIVERSEDGE
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are many different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in and around Liversedge who will be ready to oblige. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals with regards to obtaining a good cat flap specialist. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be certain that you will be pleased too.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendations, always get at least three different price quotes before coming to a decision, please remember that cheapest is often not best. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they may give for their workmanship and make certain you have it written down in black and white, just in case something should go amiss.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Liversedge you should wind up with a good quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Liversedge and also nearby in: Spen, Roberttown, Hartshead Moorside, Clifton, Gomersall, Littletown, Hartshead, Scholes, Hightown, Westfield, Norristhorpe, Rawfolds, Bailiff Bridge, Staincliffe, Lower Wyke, together with these postcodes WF15 6HQ, WF15 6LJ, WF15 6PS, WF15 6DE, WF15 6LE, WF15 6JF, WF15 6ND, WF15 6EF, WF15 6DH, WF15 6NR. Locally based Liversedge cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01274 and the postcode WF15.
Liversedge Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Liversedge cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in wooden doors Liversedge, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, Petsafe cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls Liversedge, infrared cat flap installation Liversedge, 2-way cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, large cat flaps in Liversedge, cat flap removal Liversedge, electronic cat flap installation in Liversedge, and lots more. If there are other Liversedge cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Liversedge
Property owners living in the following streets and roads have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Laverhills, Albion Street, Union Road, Cornmill Crescent, Peep Green Road, Malham Drive, Lodge Lane, Birchwood Court, Headlands Road, Lineham Court, St. Barnabas Road, Windsor Drive, Thirteenth Avenue, Eighth Avenue, Echo Street, Union Grove, Croisdale Close, Hall Drive, Headlands, Eleventh Avenue, Arnold Street, Firthcliffe Parade, Spring Bank Drive, Cliff Court, Healds Avenue, Ings Crescent, Ninth Avenue, Linton Close, Highfield Drive, as well as the following local Liversedge postcodes: WF15 6HQ, WF15 6LJ, WF15 6PS, WF15 6DE, WF15 6LE, WF15 6JF, WF15 6ND, WF15 6EF, WF15 6DH, WF15 6NR.
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