Cat Flap Fitter Loughborough Leicestershire (LE11): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Loughborough property. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having accessibility to outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you think it's a good idea, but what is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is placed over it to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Of course, this is really basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Loughborough, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although it may be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This simple model can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it's still far from ideal since it enables other cats or creatures a means by which to enter into your property.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your home unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar could possible gain access to your property when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Having a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next level in entry devices for felines in Loughborough. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unfastened whenever your cat is close-by, only allowing exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable admittance into your property only, enable only exit from your home, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with some of the higher end devices.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be pretty simple if you have a solid timber door, and respectable DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who are glad to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN LOUGHBOROUGH
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Loughborough cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing panel and put in an order for a brand new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. You may have a one or two week wait for this to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've obtained your new modified glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane installed. The cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we previously mentioned, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Loughborough. If you're a little unsure about cutting an opening in your door, you might be better off bringing in an expert handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This should provide you with the reassurance that you are going to finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been accomplished in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your installer will have to find out what the interior structure of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap mounted on an exterior wall of your house in Loughborough, if you don't wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is certainly better left to the pros. You could go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled model which allows access through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap is then installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Loughborough - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. A professional Loughborough cat flap fitter will gladly take out your old unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, door or wall on which it's mounted.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If you discover that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LOUGHBOROUGH
In the Loughborough area there are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services for doors, windows or walls. It may be possible to ask friends and relations for referrals in relation to tracking down a first-rate cat flap installer. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, you will probably get a similar service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get two or three quotes from local Loughborough cat flap installers or handymen. Study these closely and don't always go with the cheapest offer, as this will not necessarily be the best one. Ask about any warranties they might offer for their workmanship and make sure it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go wrong.
If you take your time and pick a reputable Loughborough cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your cat for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Loughborough and also in: Thorpe Acre, Walton on the Wolds, Long Whatton, Burton on the Wolds, Shelthorpe, Shepshed, Barrow upon Soar, Normanton on Soar, Hathern, Woodhouse, Nanpanton, Quorn, Hoton, Dishley, as well as in these postcodes LE11 1EE, LE11 1NA, LE11 1GF, LE11 1DG, LE11 1LR, LE11 1JL, LE11 1PD, LE11 1EY, LE11 1DE, LE11 1BN. Locally based Loughborough cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01509 and the postcode LE11.
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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Loughborough cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in wooden doors, 4-way cat flap installation, dog flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls Loughborough, electronic cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors Loughborough, automatic cat flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, infrared cat flap installation, small cat flaps Loughborough, cat flaps in patio doors in Loughborough, cat flaps in double glazed doors, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation services Loughborough, microchip cat flap installation, and more. If there are additional Loughborough cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Throughout Leicestershire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a suitable cat flap fitter in Loughborough itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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Households in Chaveney Road, Cleeve Mount, Brookside Close, Brushfield Avenue, Cottesmore Drive, Station Road, Caernarvon Close, Thorny Close, St Marys Close, Brook Farm Court, The Pingle, Alan Moss Road, Brook Road, Ash Close, Steeple Row, Tow Path Close, Castledine Avenue, Brookfield Avenue, Six Hills Road, Top Brand, Shepshed Road, Sharpley Road, Swan Close, Beech Close, Buttercup Close, Crawshaw Close, Adkins Court, Derwent Drive, Swallow Close, The Rushes, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Loughborough postcodes: LE11 1EE, LE11 1NA, LE11 1GF, LE11 1DG, LE11 1LR, LE11 1JL, LE11 1PD, LE11 1EY, LE11 1DE, LE11 1BN.
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