Cat Flap Fitter Maesteg Wales (CF34): To allow your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Maesteg house. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your pet easy access to world outside with a cat flap. If this sounds like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you go with?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. The vast majority of Maesteg cat owners would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although this could be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.
Since this option allows other animals or cats to enter your house, it is not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or get into your home, therefore preventing some undesirable visitors. The point that any other moggy in the Maesteg area that has a similar collar can still gain access to your property, is the downside with this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
A cat flap that's capable of identifying your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in feline access security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is important regardless which cat flap you are buying. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means it has the capability to be fully locked, enable only access into your premises, permit exit only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides you with a range of options on precisely how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. In line with your cat's and your needs, there's even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more advanced devices.
If you're pretty decent at DIY, installing your own cat flap should not be that difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your property in Maesteg. But, if you are looking to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN MAESTEG
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Making holes in the double glazing damages not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulating properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Maesteg cat flap installer will measure your current panel and put in an order for a brand new one. As part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This might take a week or more to manufacture, however it is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. Once your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will remove the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wooden door panels are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your home in Maesteg. It is usually advisable to hire the services of a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, if you're unsure of cutting a big hole in your back or front door. This will give you the reassurance that you'll end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for added security, which might cause problems. The easiest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into your door, you could always decide to install a cat flap on an exterior wall of your property. This type of installment is definitely better left to the pros, as it requires considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. There are a number of options for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) pattern. Installation entails a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap is then installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Maesteg - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not functioning properly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of a similar size. A trusted cat flap fitter in Maesteg will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed pane that has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is essential. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MAESTEG
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are a number of different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in and around Maesteg who'll be ready to help. There are several ways to find a reputable cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they are confident enough to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek three or four estimates from local Maesteg tradesmen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't always choose the cheapest quotation, since this will not necessarily be the best one. Enquire about any guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in black and white, just in case something should go awry.
If you take care and choose a reliable Maesteg cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give great service to yourself and your pussy-cat for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Maesteg and also in: Bryncethin, Pontycymer, Bryn, Glanllynfi, Nantyffyllon, Dyffryn, Blaengarw, Sarn, Tondu, Caerau, Garth, Llangynwyd, Aberkenfig, Coytrahen, together with these postcodes CF34 0LP, CF34 0NN, CF34 0DT, CF34 0BQ, CF34 0AE, CF34 0NA, CF34 9AJ, CF34 0TF, CF34 0RX, CF34 0ST. Local Maesteg cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01656 and the postcode CF34.
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Some Maesteg roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Goodwin Street, Brick Row, Cross Street, Zoar Avenue, Hearts Of Oak Cottages, Heol Tywith, Monica Street, Ferrier's Row, Sychbant Avenue, Maes-yr-awel, Brodawel, Pen-yr-ysgol, Gelli Street, Maple Terrace, South Parade, Llwynderw Avenue, Meadow Street, Spelter Industrial Estate, Uplands Drive, Nantyffyllon Terrace, Cwrt Coed Parc, Station Terrace, Station Street, Kings Terrace, John Street, Temple Street, Ffordd Y Frenhines, Heol Faen, Celtic View, Mill Street, as well as the following local Maesteg postcodes: CF34 0LP, CF34 0NN, CF34 0DT, CF34 0BQ, CF34 0AE, CF34 0NA, CF34 9AJ, CF34 0TF, CF34 0RX, CF34 0ST.
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