Cat Flap Fitter Long Eaton Derbyshire (NG10): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your property in Long Eaton, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept inside, and not able to roam. Having easy access to world outside with a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is best kind of cat flap for your precious pet?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable bit of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat climb through. Even though this might be suitable in a shed door or garden fence panel, the majority of cat owners in Long Eaton would doubtless prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house.
This simple design is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other animals or cats to get into your home, nevertheless it can be improved on with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your property unless it is equipped with this special collar. The downside here is that any other cat in the Long Eaton area who has a similar model of collar may be able to get into your house with this kind of cat flap installed. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
The kind of cat flap that is able to identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in Long Eaton feline entrance security. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). The flap is unlocked whenever your cat is in close proximity, only allowing entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.
When you are buying a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a design that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable access into your property only, allow exit from your premises only, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives you a variety of options on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. A few more advanced cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your requirements.
If you're pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you've got a timber door on your property in Long Eaton. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt it yourself. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN LONG EATON
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and give them the boot. It's simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes as well. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure the existing double glazing unit and have a local Long Eaton glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this to be manufactured, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. As soon as your new glass panel arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the easiest option when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your house in Long Eaton. If you're dubious about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's wise to call in a professional to undertake the project for you. This sort of undertaking won't be too costly and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for further security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap fitted in an external wall of your home in Long Eaton, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more expertise and equipment to fit, therefore it is certainly best left to a specialist. There are several possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) model. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Long Eaton - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. Your cat flap installer will take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been cut and installed in the right way is essential. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LONG EATON
There are many specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Long Eaton area, who provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or structure you need. There are several ways to track down a good cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they are prepared to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be sure that you'll be pleased as well.
If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendation, always acquire at least 3 different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Check whether they provide any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go wrong as the work is carried out.
If you take your time and pick a dependable Long Eaton cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, that is installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for years and years. And all things considered - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Long Eaton and also nearby in: Dale Abbey, Risley, Breaston, Toton, Sandiacre, Gotham, Church Wilne, Shardlow, Beeston, Clifton, Draycott, Sawley, Bramcote, Stanton by Dale, Chilwell, Barton in Farbis, Stapleford, Attenborough, together with these postcodes NG10 1GJ, NG10 1NT, DE72 3QL, NG10 1LF, NG10 1JR, NG10 1FF, NG10 1HL, NG10 1HH, NG10 1DP, NG10 1NY. Locally based Long Eaton cat flap installers will probably have the postcode NG10 and the telephone dialling code 0115.
Derbyshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Derbyshire cat flap installation projects: Umar and Imani Ridley recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in Middleton. Antony and Natasha Casey recently asked for a quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden door in Grassmoor. Octavia and Kenny Towers recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio front door in Bonsall, Derbyshire. Emilija Gaynor in Brimington was looking for someone who could install an infrared cat flap in a patio back door in her bungalow. Asha Makin recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Barrow Hill. Mr and Mrs Duffy recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in Sandiacre. Otto and Belle Davison recently requested a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in Ripley, Derbyshire. Kai and Emilee Seymour recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Heath, Derbyshire.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Long Eaton
Homeowners living in the following roads have just recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Near Meadow, Vanguard Road, Quorndon Crescent, Acton Street, Pennie Close, Manor House Road, Lower Brook Street, Naseby Drive, Friar Street, Sandford Avenue, Acton Grove, Gainsborough Close, Wyvern Avenue, Kirkewhite Avenue, Oakley's Road West, Kirton Avenue, Edge Hill Court, Tamworth Road, Tenter Close, Forbes Close, Lodge Road, Milton Street, Bakewell Road, Glenfield Road, Hoselett Field Road, as well as these Long Eaton area postcodes: NG10 1GJ, NG10 1NT, DE72 3QL, NG10 1LF, NG10 1JR, NG10 1FF, NG10 1HL, NG10 1HH, NG10 1DP, NG10 1NY.
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