Cat Flap Fitter Merthyr Tydfil Wales (CF47): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your house in Merthyr Tydfil, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what form of cat flap should you fit?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material hung over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat move through. Even though this might be suitable in an outhouse door or garden fence panel, the majority of Merthyr Tydfil cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home.
This basic model can be slightly improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, however it is still far from perfect as it allows other cats or animals a way to get into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other cat in the area who has a similar collar will be able to get into your house with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Choosing a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance gadgets for felines. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is nearby, only allowing entry or exit to animals that have a microchip.
Being able to lock it in place is important no matter which cat flap you are purchasing. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking mechanism. Which means it has the capability to be locked fully, allow exit from your house only, permit admission into your house only, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides complete control over how your cat flap works both throughout the day and during the night time. The ability to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be really simple if you've got a solid timber door on your Merthyr Tydfil home, and respectable do-it-yourself capabilities. But, if you're planning to install it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should ask for outside assistance. This type of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who'll be glad to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN MERTHYR TYDFIL
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any type of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will diminish its thermal insulation properties, strength and security. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Merthyr Tydfil cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current panel and order the new one. As part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take one or two weeks to manufacture. Once you've acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. The fitting of your cat flap will then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wood door panels are the easiest option with regards to cat flap installation on your home in Merthyr Tydfil. It's usually advisable to get in touch with a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are uncomfortable with creating a hole in your front or back door. This should provide you with the reassurance that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been done correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap installed in an external wall of your home in Merthyr Tydfil, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installation is undoubtedly better left to an expert, as it requires a lot more equipment and skill to execute. You'll find there are a couple of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. A neat square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap is then installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Merthyr Tydfil - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's broken or not functioning properly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. A competent cat flap fitter in Merthyr Tydfil will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
If the new cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. The glass pane must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if you discover that this is not the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MERTHYR TYDFIL
In the Merthyr Tydfil area there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. It might be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations when it comes to locating a decent cat flap fitter. You can be sure that if they have been willing to recommend someone who has completed work for them, you'll probably get a much similar service.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek three or four price quotes from local Merthyr Tydfil cat flap installers or handymen. Study these quotes closely and don't always choose the cheapest quote, since this will not necessarily be the best of the bunch. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might offer for their workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Merthyr Tydfil you should end up with a quality product, that is expertly fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Merthyr Tydfil and also in: Troedyrhiw, Brynmawr, Dowlais, Pontlottyn, Ebbw Vale, Aberdare, Tredegar, Pant, Abercanaid, Pen-y-Darren, Heolgerrig, Cefn-coed-y-Cymmer, Cwmbach, Bute Town, Bedlinog, Rhymny, together with these postcodes CF47 0GF, CF47 0SP, CF47 0DU, CF47 0GA, CF47 0LF, CF47 0AA, CF47 0JH, CF47 0ER, CF47 0LD, CF47 0HR. Locally based Merthyr Tydfil cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode CF47 and the telephone dialling code 01685.
Merthyr Tydfil Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Throughout Wales you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Merthyr Tydfil itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Merthyr Tydfil
In the previous year cat flaps have been installed in the following Merthyr Tydfil streets: Cross King Street, Bryn Carwyn, Andrews Close, Cyfarthfa Road, Chepstow Close, Aberfan Fawr, St Johns Grove, Cherry Grove, Arfryn Place, Tramroadside South, Danyronen, Darren Las, Ceredig Street, Bryngoleu, Chester Close, Beechwood Drive, Almond Grove, Taff Glen View, Cypress Close, Brynheulog Street, Brickfield Crescent, Beacons View, District Street, Cyfarthfa Industrial Estate, The Hollies, Cross Morlais Street, Baili Glas Court, Sycamore Crescent, Tai Gilfach, and in these Wales postcodes: CF47 0GF, CF47 0SP, CF47 0DU, CF47 0GA, CF47 0LF, CF47 0AA, CF47 0JH, CF47 0ER, CF47 0LD, CF47 0HR.
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