Cat Flap Fitter Madeley Shropshire (TF7): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Madeley home gives your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats just like people, will get grouchy and irritated. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. So, you think it's a great idea, but precisely what is best sort of cat flap for your pet?
The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Whilst this could be acceptable in a shed door or fence panel, the majority of Madeley cat owners would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house.
This basic model is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your house, however it can be slightly improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your house unless it is fitted with this special collar. Once again this is a fairly basic type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar can easily gain access to your home. An enhancement to this product is a RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The type of cat flap that is can be recognised by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps boast a four way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can allow exit only, be locked fully, allow only entry into your premises, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This offers you a number of choices on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. A few more expensive models can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's requirements.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your property in Madeley. Not in any circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN MADELEY
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsafe.
A trustworthy Madeley cat flap installer will diligently take the precise measurements of your current pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. So the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This might take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. When your new pane of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, timber door panels are the least complicated alternative when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your home in Madeley. It is generally safer to bring in a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are dubious about cutting a big hole in your back or front door. This sort of task won't be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some door panels are lined with steel for added security. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could decide to install a cat flap in an exterior wall of your home. Requiring a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it is to be accomplished correctly. There are a couple of options for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) style. Installation entails a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to permit your feline friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Madeley - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap fitter will take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing pane which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been cut and installed accurately is essential. If it is found that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MADELEY
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, you will find that there are a number of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing companies in and around Madeley who'll be happy to oblige. It may be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations when it comes to obtaining an excellent cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you will probably get a much similar service.
If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendation, always obtain at least 3 different estimates before coming to a final decision, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any guarantees they might offer for their workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go wrong.
A specialist cat flap installer in Madeley will provide you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Madeley and also nearby in: Kemberton, Little Dawley, Lightmoor, Doseley, Benthall, Albrighton, Shifnal, Lawley Village, Much Wenlock, Broseley Wood, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Stirchley, Coalport, Jackfield, Telford, and in these postcodes CW3 9HX, CW3 9PA, CW3 9NF, CW3 9EE, CW3 9DZ, CW3 9HW, CW3 9NP, CW3 9UE, CW3 9JA, CW3 9NL. Local Madeley cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode TF7 and the phone code 01782.
Madeley Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Madeley cat flap installer including infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation quotations in Madeley, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap removal, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations in Madeley, Sureflap cat flap installations, dog flap installation, cat flap replacement in Madeley, replacement cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Madeley, automatic cat flap installation Madeley, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Madeley, cat flap installation in doors Madeley, cat flap repair, and lots more. If there are additional Madeley cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Shropshire Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Shropshire cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Britton recently requested a quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in a cottage in Pant. Mr and Mrs Heath recently asked for a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Kinnerley. Cassie Bristow in Bishops Castle, Shropshire was looking for somebody who could install a Catmate cat flap in a patio back door in her terraced house. Zakariyya and Ruqayyah Cassidy recently asked for a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in Lilleshall, Shropshire. Chloe Ewing recently requested a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio back door in a detached house in Chirbury. Riley and Ruqayyah Sneddon recently requested a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in Bitterley, Shropshire. Stefan and Enid Shipley recently requested a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in Ruyton. Kayson Whittaker recently asked for a quotation for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Ford.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Madeley
Cat flaps were recently fitted for people living in Joseph Rich Avenue, Southgate, Legges Way, Halesfield 14, Flag Leasow, Halesfield 10, Gleneagles Close, Fairview Court, Ironbridge Road, Tweedale North, Newcomen Way, Court Road, Farm Close, Trevithick Close, Tynsley Terrace, Wellsfield, Wigmores, Solway Drive, Sutton Way, Chillcott Drive, Station Road, New Road, Coronation Crescent, Ferriday Close, School Road, High Street, Park Lane, Halesfield 19, Shelley Drive and these Madeley postcodes: CW3 9HX, CW3 9PA, CW3 9NF, CW3 9EE, CW3 9DZ, CW3 9HW, CW3 9NP, CW3 9UE, CW3 9JA, CW3 9NL.
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