Cat Flap Fitter Maghull Merseyside (L31): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Maghull home. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having easy access to world outside with a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. However, what type of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The most rudimentry sort of cat flap is basically that. A piece of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Most cat owners in Maghull would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this may be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated design can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter your property.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your home unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your home with this type of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products as they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
Picking a cat flap that can identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines. The micro-chip number is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got several cats). Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a design that can be locked into position. These days, the majority of cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means it's got the capability to be locked fully, enable only exit from your home, permit entry into your premises only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. A few high end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be really easy if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented carpenters who are delighted to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN MAGHULL
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting into it, and will damage its security, thermal properties and strength. In actual fact, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This might take a week or two to manufacture, however it's really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have received your new modified glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. Your cat flap can then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in Maghull, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid timber door panels. If you're a little unsure about cutting an opening in your front or back door, you might be happier hiring an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. An undertaking like this is fairly inexpensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your cat will have the use of a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, as some uPVC doors are steel lined for added security. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into your door, you could always elect to install a cat flap in an external wall of your house in Maghull. This kind of installment is certainly best left to a specialist, as it calls for a lot more skill and equipment to execute. You'll find there are a couple of choices for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. This installation calls for a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. A cat flap is then attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Maghull - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap fitter should be able to remove the old cat flap, without harming the window, wall or door, and install a new flap for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is being mounted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MAGHULL
In the Maghull area there are many different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, windows or walls. There are several ways to track down a reliable cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking friends and family. If they've had similar work completed by a local Maghull tradesman themselves, and been very happy with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a quality job for you.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get at least three price quotes from local Maghull cat flap installers or handymen. Study these carefully and do not automatically opt for the cheapest offer, since this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Check whether they offer any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry when the work is undertaken.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Maghull you should finish up with a good quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Maghull and also nearby in: Litherland, Moss Side, Town Green, Aughton, Bowker's Green, Sefton, Ford, Lunt, Downholland Cross, Netherton, Homer Green, Thornton, Lydiate, and in these postcodes L31 7DB, L31 2JE, L31 5WY, L31 0AN, L31 0BJ, L31 8DF, L31 8BJ, L31 8AB, L31 0AJ, L31 2HX. Locally based Maghull cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode L31 and the phone code 0151.
Merseyside Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Merseyside cat flap installation requests: Zachariah Muir and Carolina Muir recently asked for a quotation for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Bold. Lorenzo Ellis was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in his terraced house in Hillside, Merseyside. Neriah Curran and Caden Curran recently requested a quotation for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden door in Cronton, Merseyside. Ray Hughes and Marta Hughes recently asked for a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in a detached house in Litherland, Merseyside. Mr and Mrs Carmichael recently requested an estimate for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in West Kirby. Mr and Mrs Sims recently asked for a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass door in Billinge. Hawa Rixon recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Rainford. Lilly-May Keating in Upton, Merseyside was looking for somebody who could install a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in her bungalow.
Maghull Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Maghull cat flap installer including cat flap installation in metal doors Maghull, cat flap repair, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, large cat flaps in Maghull, cat flap removal, Staywell cat flap installations Maghull, cat flaps in double glazed doors, dog flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors in Maghull, electronic cat flap installations, cheap cat flaps in Maghull, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, and more. If there happen to be other Maghull cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Merseyside
In Merseyside you will likewise discover: Haydock cat flap fitters, Bold cat flap installation, Sefton cat flap installers, Greasby cat flap fitters, Upton cat flap fitters, Rainhill cat flap installation, Hoylake cat flap fitters, Rainhill cat flap installers, Barnston cat flap fitters, Aintree cat flap installers, West Kirby cat flap installation, Lydiate cat flap fitters, Tarbock cat flap fitters, Eccleston cat flap installers, Haydock cat flap installation, Knowsley cat flap installation, Eccleston cat flap fitters, Woodchurch cat flap fitters, Aintree cat flap fitters, Litherland cat flap fitters, Ince Blundell cat flap fitters, Melling cat flap installation, Halewood cat flap installers, West Kirby cat flap installers, Whiston cat flap installers, West Kirby cat flap fitters.
Throughout Merseyside you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the perfect cat flap fitter in Maghull itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Maghull
Cat flaps were recently installed for householders living in Green Heys Drive, Cannock Green, East Road, Moss Nook Lane, Laburnum Grove, The Bramleys, Northway, Lancaster Close, Wasdale Avenue, Gordon Avenue, Manor House Close, Foxhouse Lane, Hickson Avenue, Sankey Road, Red Lion Close, Brook Road, Bailey Way, Spring Gardens, Birch Close, Woodley Road, Penrith Crescent, Green Link, Woodend Avenue, Hurst Road, Dovedale Avenue, Rutherford Road, Southey Grove, Brendale Avenue, Scott Close, Waltho Avenue and these Maghull postcodes: L31 7DB, L31 2JE, L31 5WY, L31 0AN, L31 0BJ, L31 8DF, L31 8BJ, L31 8AB, L31 0AJ, L31 2HX.
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