Cat Flap Fitter Midsomer Norton Somerset (BA3): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Midsomer Norton house. Cats are very similar to humans in a lot of ways, and will often start to show signs of frustration and unease if kept indoors for significant periods of time. Having accessibility to world outside by means of will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If you opt to go with the cat flap option, your next decision will be what is the best type of cat flap.
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is just that. A bit of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. The majority of Midsomer Norton cat owners would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
This simple model is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter your property, nevertheless it can be improved on to some degree by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to wear a collar that has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a relatively basic type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar might be able to access your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next level in feline access security is to choose the kind of cat flap that recognises your pet's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked when your cat is nearby, only permitting access to animals that are microchipped.
The ability to lock it in position is important no matter what cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a 4-way locking system. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, permit exit from your premises only, enable only entry into your property, or have two way exit and entry capability. This will provide you with choices for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap works. In keeping with yours and your pet's needs, there's even the option to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with a few of the top-end devices.
If you've got a wood door on your house in Midsomer Norton, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented carpenters who will be delighted to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN MIDSOMER NORTON
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them their marching orders. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its thermal insulation attributes. In fact, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Midsomer Norton cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current pane and put in an order for the new one. So the cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new double glazing panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. You might have to wait a week or two for this to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. When your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Midsomer Norton, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. It's normally best to get in touch with a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are in any way hesitant about cutting a hole in your front or back door. This kind of task won't be all that expensive and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many cases. You'll need to ascertain what the interior construction of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you could get a cat flap installed in an exterior wall. This kind of installment is undoubtedly best left to a professional, since it calls for far more equipment and skill to execute. You could go with a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version that permits access through a pillar. This installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on either end to enable your feline friend to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Midsomer Norton - If you already have a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it is damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. Your cat flap installer will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is vital. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the pane will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MIDSOMER NORTON
In the Midsomer Norton area there are several handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services in walls, windows or doors. There are several ways to track down a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking neighbours and friends. If they are willing to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can guarantee that you will be pleased as well.
If you cannot find an installation specialist through personal recommendation, always obtain two or three different estimates before making a decision, and keep in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Ask if they provide any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something does happen to go wrong as the work is carried out.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Midsomer Norton you will finish up with a good quality product, which is expertly fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Midsomer Norton and also nearby in: Clapton, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Welton, Camerton, Ston Easton, Hallatrow, Old Mills, Radstock, Peasedown St John, Whitehall, Haydon, Paulton, High Littleton, Farrington Gurney, Chilcompton, and in these postcodes BA3 2AT, BA3 2AL, BA3 2HG, BA3 2EQ, BA3 2LU, BA3 2NS, BA3 2BQ, BA3 2DQ, BA3 2HW, BA3 2LS. Local Midsomer Norton cat flap fitters will likely have the dialling code 01761 and the postcode BA3. Verifying this will ensure that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Midsomer Norton home and business owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other related services.
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