Cat Flap Fitter Lytham St Annes

Lytham St Annes Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Lytham St Annes Lancashire (FY8): An effective way to enhance your cat's independence and enrich it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an outside wall or door of your house in Lytham St Annes. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Having accessibility to world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. Naturally, that isn't the whole story, because there are various kinds of cat flaps, and deciding what design is best for you and your cat is not always simple.

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The most basic form of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to offer protection from the weather. Naturally, this is very basic, and won't be good enough for most Lytham St Annes cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although it may be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. Again this is a relatively basic kind of cat flap, since any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar model of collar will be able to access your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.

The next stage in feline access security is to use the type of cat flap which identifies your cat's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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The ability to lock it in position is essential regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking system for added security. This means that the cat flap can enable only access into your premises, be locked fully, enable exit from your premises only, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This will give you a range of options on exactly how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there's even the possibility to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the more expensive models.

Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be really easy if you've got a solid timber door, and decent do-it-yourself skills. But, if you're looking to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should seek outside assistance. This type of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who are ready to undertake such a task.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its thermal properties, security and strength. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.

A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. So the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be produced, however if you need a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. The fitting of your cat flap will then be carried out.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as mentioned above, the easiest alternatives for cat flap installation in Lytham St Annes. If you're uncertain about creating a hole in your door, it's advisable to contact a specialist to undertake the project for you. This kind of project should not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty can enjoy a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your fitter will have to verify what the interior structure of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to have a hole cut into your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an outside wall. This form of installment is certainly better left to a specialist, as it requires far more equipment and skill to execute. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also possible. This installation calls for a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to both ends of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Lytham St Annes - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the current cavity. An experienced Lytham St Annes cat flap installer will be glad to take out your old entry device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any damage to the wall, door or window on which it's secured.

If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must check that the glass has been made and installed accurately. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the pane must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.


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In the Lytham St Annes area there are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing suppliers who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, windows or walls. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations in relation to finding a decent cat flap fitter. If they've had comparable work completed by a local Lytham St Annes tradesman themselves, and been very happy with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a first-rate job for you as well.

If you cannot find an installation specialist through personal recommendation, always try to get 2 or 3 different quotations before coming to a decision, and keep in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they may give for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, in case something should go wrong.

If you take care and pick a competent Lytham St Annes cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a top quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your furry friend for years and years. And all things considered - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Lytham St Annes and also in: Hey Houses, Singleton, Wrea Green, Great Marton, Marton Fold, Higher Ballam, Ansdell, Little Marton, Weeton, Fairhaven, Staining, Warton, Layton, together with these postcodes FY8 1PJ, FY8 1NU, FY8 1HG, FY8 1PX, FY8 1BD, FY8 1JY, FY8 1RE, FY8 1EU, FY8 1BL, and FY8 1HY. Local Lytham St Annes cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 01253 and the postcode FY8. Checking this out will make certain that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Lytham St Annes householders are able to benefit from these and lots of other related services. To make enquiries and get cat flap installation price quotes, click the "Quote" banner.

Automatic Cat Flap Installation

Automatic cat flaps offer cat owners in Lytham St Annes a handy way to give their cats unencumbered exit and entry. High-tech features like RFID sensors and chips enable these flaps to detect the presence of a cat, granting access only to authorised pets, and preventing unauthorized entry. Some of these automatic cat flaps can also be designed to lock and unlock at specific times of the day, providing extra security and control for pet owners. One of the key advantages of automatic cat flaps is that they allow cats to move in and out of the home on their own, eliminating the need for human involvement. In addition, automatic cat flaps can serve as a deterrent against undesirable animals or pests, fostering a safer and more comfortable living space for both pets and people. It's important to get a carpenter, glazier or handyman to install an automatic cat flap to ensure proper and safe installation that will preserve the integrity of your home and minimize the risk of damage or injury.

Lytham St Annes Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Lytham St Annes Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Lytham St Annes cat flap installer including automatic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap draughtproofing, dog flap installation Lytham St Annes, cat flap repairs in Lytham St Annes, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, magnetic cat flap installation, large cat flaps Lytham St Annes, cheap cat flaps Lytham St Annes, the installation of infrared cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap replacement Lytham St Annes, cat flap upgrades in Lytham St Annes, small cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches, cat flap accessories, cat flap installation services, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap positioning advice, cat flap training advice, Catmate cat flap installation Lytham St Annes, cat flap installation rates, cat flap installation in glass doors, and lots more. If there happen to be other Lytham St Annes cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are carried out by those installing cat flaps. Lytham St Annes specialists will keep you informed about their full range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Wrea Green cat flap fitters, Fairhaven cat flap fitters, Singleton cat flap fitters, Warton cat flap fitters, Great Marton cat flap fitters, Ansdell cat flap fitters, Marton Fold cat flap fitters, Little Marton cat flap fitters, Weeton cat flap fitters, Layton cat flap fitters, Hey Houses cat flap fitters, Higher Ballam cat flap fitters, Staining cat flap fitters and more. Most of these towns and areas are covered by professionals who install cat flaps. Their expertise and know-how is of great worth in guaranteeing the secure and correct installation of your cat flap on your property. The assurance that your cat flap meets your pet's needs and conforms to your home's safety and aesthetic standards comes with its installation by a professional. If you're a local householder looking to obtain competitive and accurate cat flap installation quotes tailored to your specific needs, you just have to click here.

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