Cat Flap Fitter Maghull

Maghull Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Maghull Merseyside (L31): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Maghull property provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats are similar to humans in many ways, and will likely start to show signs of frustration and unease if kept indoors for significant periods of time without a break. When granted quick access to the outside world with a cat flap, your beloved cat has a far better chance of staying fit and healthy. However, what type of cat flap is better in your case?

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The most rudimentry type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Though this could be suitable in a fence panel or shed door, most Maghull cat owners would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home.

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This uncomplicated design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your house.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn 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 keeping out some unwanted visitors. The downside is that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar model of collar will be able to get into your home when using this type of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner. With this, an additional layer of control and security is established to ensure that only your furry friend gains access.

A model of cat flap which is can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will accept multiple entries. The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.

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Whatever cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold these days have a four way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, enable entrance into your house only, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This gives you choices for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. The facility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the high end models of cat flap.

If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Maghull. But, if you're planning to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to seek outside help. This kind of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled handymen who'll be ready to undertake such a task.


Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not simply the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the thermal insulation properties as well. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.

A specialist cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local Maghull glazing company make a new one. This new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. You might have to wait a week or two for this pane to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. After construction, your old glass panel can be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as I mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Maghull. If you are a bit hesitant about making a sizeable hole in your door, you might be happier getting in touch with an expert handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of project won't be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You or your installer will need to determine what the internal structure of you door is, since for extra security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The easiest kind of installation is in doors with one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could elect to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your house in Maghull. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's definitely best left to the pros. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnel style, however right angle access via a pillar can also be achieved. Installation entails a neat square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can enter and exit your home whenever it desires.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Maghull - If you already have a cat flap installed on your wall, door or window, but it is broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a replacement. Your cat flap installer will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the window, door or wall, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that's been previously pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately is vital. The panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.


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There are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing companies in the Maghull area, who offer cat flap fitting thru whatever door or fabrication you require. There are several ways of tracking down a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from family and friends. You can guarantee that if they've been willing to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, then you'll likely get a much similar level of service.

If it isn't possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least 3 different quotes from local cat flap installers before choosing. It is generally shrewd not to automatically go with the cheapest quotation. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse.

If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Maghull you will wind up with a quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Maghull and also in: Homer Green, Moss Side, Town Green, Thornton, Sefton, Lunt, Downholland Cross, Lydiate, Netherton, Bowker's Green, Ford, as well as in these postcodes L31 2HT, L31 7BY, L31 0AY, L31 7DH, L31 2HA, L31 6WB, L31 8BJ, L31 4WU, L31 0BE, L31 8EY. Locally based Maghull cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode L31 and the phone code 0151. Checking this out will ensure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Maghull homeowners are able to utilise these and various other similar services.

Maghull Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Maghull Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Maghull cat flap installer including the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors Maghull, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, Catmate cat flap installations Maghull, the installation of dog flaps, replacement cat flaps, cat flap removal, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors in Maghull, 4-way cat flap installation Maghull, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into double gazing Maghull, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in doors, infrared cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations in Maghull, cat flap repair Maghull, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap installation in metal doors Maghull, automatic cat flap installations, cat flap installation quotes, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap security, cat flap upgrades, cat flap installation in wooden doors Maghull, pet flap installations in Maghull, electronic cat flap installation, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Maghull cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the duties that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Maghull specialists will keep you informed about their whole range of services.


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Also find: Moss Side cat flap fitters, Lydiate cat flap fitters, Downholland Cross cat flap fitters, Homer Green cat flap fitters, Netherton cat flap fitters, Bowker's Green cat flap fitters, Sefton cat flap fitters, Thornton cat flap fitters, Ford cat flap fitters, Town Green cat flap fitters, Lunt cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in almost all of these towns and villages. When it concerns the secure and correct fitting of your cat flap on your home, their expertise and skill is vital. By going with professional installation, you can rest assured that your cat flap will meet your pet's requirements and also match your home's aesthetic and safety criteria. By going here, local home and property owners can get cat flap installation quotes.

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