Cat Flap Fitter Measham Leicestershire (DE12): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Measham, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. When kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. When your cat is allowed easy access to the great outdoors by means of , there is a better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit. But what type of cat flap is most suitable for your situation?
The simplest type of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the weather. While this might be suitable for a shed door or fence panel, most cat owners in Measham would prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house.
This standard model is still far from perfect since it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your property, however it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, hence preventing some unwanted visitors. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, as any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to fit the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. The flap is unfastened when your cat is nearby, only allowing access to animals that have a microchip.
When you are buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a design that can be locked. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps available on the market have a four way locking mechanism for extra security. Which means that the cat flap can allow exit from your house only, be locked fully, enable admission into your home only, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives you a range of alternatives on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more expensive devices.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be fairly simple if you've got a solid timber door, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. Although, if it needs to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it yourself. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN MEASHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by cutting into it, and will take away its strength, thermal properties and security. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Measham cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing unit and put in an order for a brand new one. To ensure that your cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or two to manufacture. As soon as your new pane of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wood door panels are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Measham. If you're nervous about cutting a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to call on an expert to do the job for you. A project like this is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet can enjoy a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security, which may cause some problems. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to replace the panel with a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could choose to install your cat flap on an outside wall of your home in Measham. Needing far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished correctly. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angular access via a pillar is also an option. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole made into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to permit your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Measham - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A reputable cat flap fitter in Measham will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one in its place without harming the surrounding window, door or wall.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be essential to check that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new flap. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MEASHAM
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing suppliers in the Measham area who'll be happy to help. There are a variety of ways of locating a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you will likely have a similar experience.
If it's not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before deciding. It's generally wise not to automatically go with the cheapest estimate. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they may provide for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
If you take your time and choose a reliable Measham cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Measham and also in nearby places like: Snarestone, Donisthorpe, Newton Burgoland, Packington, Swepstone, Stretton en le Field, Netherseal, Oakthorpe, Blackfordby, Linton, Appleby Magna, Stone Rows, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Linton Heath, Willesley, Acresford, Ibstock, Overseal, Norris Hill, Heather, Chilcote, together with these postcodes DE12 7FG, DE12 7HE, DE12 7GF, DE12 7FE, DE12 7DS, DE12 7HW, DE12 7EX, DE12 7JJ, DE12 7JQ, DE12 7JN. Locally based Measham cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01530 and the postcode DE12. Verifying this should confirm that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Measham householders are able to utilise these and many other similar services.
Measham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Measham cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in metal doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors, infrared cat flap installation Measham, pet flap installations, cat flap repairs in Measham, Staywell cat flap installations, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into porches in Measham, magnetic cat flaps Measham, Petsafe cat flap installations in Measham, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors Measham, the installation of infrared cat flaps into composite doors in Measham, cutting out for a cat flap, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into double gazing, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in patio doors Measham, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors Measham, cat flap installation in glass doors, 4-way cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Measham, cat flap removal, automatic cat flap installation, and more. If there are some other Measham cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the tasks that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Measham providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of cat flap installation services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Measham
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Cat Flap Installation Around Measham
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Measham streets - Greenfield Road, Cophills Close, Iveagh Close, Fenton Close, Mease Close, Hawthorne Close, Atherstone Road, Buzzard Close, Peregrine Close, New Street, Abney Drive, Ashby Road, Leicester Road, Wigeon Drive, Masefield Close, Chapel Street, Burns Close, Tamworth Road, Navigation Street, Horses Lane, Pipit Close, Sandhills Close, Uplands Road, as well as the following local Measham postcodes: DE12 7FG, DE12 7HE, DE12 7GF, DE12 7FE, DE12 7DS, DE12 7HW, DE12 7EX, DE12 7JJ, DE12 7JQ, DE12 7JN. These areas recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Measham home and business owners were given trusted and competent cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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