Cat Flap Fitter Long Sutton

Long Sutton Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Long Sutton Lincolnshire (PE12): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Long Sutton house. In a similar vein to people, when kept inside, cats will frequently start to show signs of irritability and frustration. When allowed quick access to the world outside with a cat flap, your cat has a much better chance of staying healthy and fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you choose?

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A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is hung over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Of course, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most cat owners in Long Sutton, who would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although it may be okay for an outhouse or shed door.

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This simple model is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals a way to enter into your home, nevertheless it can be marginally improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar could perchance access your property when using this sort of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner.

Fitting a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is in the vicinity.

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Whichever cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means it's got the capability to allow only exit from your home, be fully locked, enable admittance into your home only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This offers you options for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap works. In keeping with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the top-end devices.

Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be really straightforward if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. Although, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt it yourself. This kind of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who'll be glad to accept such a task.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsafe.

It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Long Sutton cat flap fitter will measure your current pane and order the new one. This new pane will have a hole cut out as part of its construction where your cat flap will be installed. This might take a week or two to produce, but it is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass unit can be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. The cat flap will then be installed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Long Sutton, as was stated earlier in this article, are timber door panels. If you're unsure of making a hole in your front door, it's advisable to bring in an expert to do the work for you. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you'll finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been accomplished in the right and proper way.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. You or your fitter will have to verify what the interior construction of you door is, because for added security some uPVC doors are made with a steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more economical to replace the panel with a single pane style.

Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and skill to install, so it's definitely best left to the pros. You'll find there are several options for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) style. This installation involves a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap can then be installed on both ends of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Long Sutton - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is broken or not working properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. A reputable cat flap fitter in Long Sutton will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the door, window or wall.

If the substitute cat flap is going to be mounted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must ensure that the glass has been made and installed correctly. If you discover this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass unit must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.


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Whether you would like your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing firms in the Long Sutton area who will be ready to oblige. There's no better method of tracking down a good cat flap installer than by asking friends and relations for referrals. If they have had comparable work done by a local Long Sutton tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a high quality job for you too.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, seek three or four quotes from local Long Sutton cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these closely and never automatically choose the cheapest option, as this will not necessarily be the best of the bunch. Enquire about any warranties they might offer for their workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, in case something happens to go wrong.

If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Long Sutton you will wind up with a top quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.

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Long Sutton Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Long Sutton Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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(This cat flap fitter Long Sutton information was updated on 12-05-2023)