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Cat Flap Fitter Milngavie Scotland (G62): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Milngavie house helps to give your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. When permitted instant access to the great outdoors with a cat flap, your beloved cat has a far better chance of staying healthy and fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best form of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through. Although this may be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door, most Milngavie cat owners would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property.

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This standard design can be improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it is still a long way from being ideal as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your house.

Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your house, hence preventing some unwelcome visitors. The point that any other moggy in the Milngavie area who's got a similar style of collar can still access your house, is the drawback with this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat. This ensures that only your feline friend gains access, providing an additional layer of control and security.

The next level in feline access security is to fit the kind of cat flap that identifies your pet's micro-chip. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is nearby.

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Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must ensure that it's of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, permit exit only, permit only admittance into your home, or have two way entry and exit functionality. This provides you with a number of choices on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. In keeping with your pet's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with some of the high end devices.

If you have a timber door on your property in Milngavie, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. But, if you're intending to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you must seek outside help. These situations require the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap installer or handyman, who will have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.

A professional cat flap fitter will take measurements of the existing double glazed pane and have a glazing firm make a new one. So that the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take a week or so to produce. As soon as your new glass panel shows up, the installer will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install your cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we already mentioned, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Milngavie. If you're somewhat hesitant about creating an opening in your front door, you may be better off contacting an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of undertaking won't be too costly and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most cases. You'll need to establish what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut a hole in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could get a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Calling for much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. Most wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnel style, but right angled access through a pillar can also be achieved. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. A cat flap is then mounted on both sides of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Milngavie - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, wall or door, but it is broken or not working correctly, the existing hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a new one. A good cat flap installer in Milngavie will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is important to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new flap. If the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.


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Whether you want your cat flap mounted on a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing firms in the Milngavie area who will be willing to help. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to tracking down a decent cat flap specialist. If they're prepared to recommend somebody who they've used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased too.

If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through recommendations, always obtain 2 or 3 different estimates before making your final choice, and don't forget that the cheapest may not always be the best. Ask about any guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go wrong.

If you take your time and choose a competent Milngavie cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give excellent service to you and your pet for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.


Both owners and their cats reap many benefits from the installation of cat flaps:

  1. Enhanced Security: A variety of cat flaps are designed with locks that can be programmed to allow access solely to specific cats, thereby excluding unwanted guests. This enhances the security of the home by impeding the incursion of stray animals and other potential risks.
  2. Independence for Cats: Cat flaps offer cats, inherently independent, the opportunity to explore, exercise, and satisfy their curiosity as they wish, which can result in increased happiness and health.
  3. Reduced Stress: By installing a cat flap, you eliminate the ongoing need to open the door for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your pet, who can then freely exit and enter without your assistance.
  4. Reduced Door Scratching: Worried about your door becoming a scratching post? Frustration from waiting can lead to destructive scratching near entry points. Cat flaps offer an alternative access solution, potentially putting an end to this unwanted behaviour.
  5. Convenience for Owners: For owners, the need to break their daily schedules to admit or release their cats is now a thing of the past. This is especially useful for those who have busy routines or erratic schedules.
  6. Better Control: Certain sophisticated cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronised with your cat's microchip or a unique collar tag, ensuring exclusive access for your cat and providing full control over their movements in and out.
  7. Less Litter Box Odours: With a cat flap, your furry companion might use the litter box less frequently, potentially reducing the need for frequent cleanings and lingering smells in your home.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Milngavie and also in: Strathblane, Old Kilpatrick, Duntocher, Killearn, Bowling, Anniesland, Torrance, Hardgate, Campsie Glen, Croftamie, and in these postcodes G62 6LL, G62 7DR, G62 6QR, G62 7EE, G62 7ED, G62 6RB, G62 6YJ, G62 6NW, G62 7AZ, and G62 7BG. Locally based Milngavie cat flap installers will likely have the postcode G62 and the telephone code Dialling code 0141. Checking this can guarantee that you access a local cat flat fitter. Local home and property owners can benefit from these and lots of other similar services. In need of a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find reputable professionals to provide you with free cat flap installation price quotes.

Cat Flap Positioning

For the convenience of your cat and the security of your home, the position of the cat flap is of utmost importance when fitting it. By considering different factors such as possible security risks, you home's layout and the size and breed of your cat, a specialist cat flap fitter can offer expert guidance on the ideal position for your cat flap.

With their help, you can select the ideal spot for the flap that is easy for your cat to access but not for intruders. To prevent intruders from using the flap to gain access to your garden, they might suggest avoiding its installation near a fence or hedge, or recommend a higher position to prevent small animals from getting into your home.

By receiving the proper guidance, you can make certain that your cat flap is positioned optimally to keep your home secure and your cat content.

Installing Cat Flaps in Walls

Opting to install a cat flap in a brick wall as opposed to a door can be practical, but it calls for specialised tools and skills. Allowing you to select the best spot for your pet's exit and entry, a brick wall provides more flexibility in positioning without the need to modify your doors.

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Due to the complexity of cutting through brick, it's advisable to hire a professional. Ensuring the work is done safely and effectively, they'll have the necessary equipment, including a masonry drill and a bolster or cold chisel, along with their expertise. To guard against the elements, your chosen expert will line the tunnel that they create through the wall.

As soon as the cat flap has been installed, it provides a weather-resistant and durable access point for your furry companion. By maintaining the integrity of your doors, this setup allows your pet the freedom to enter and exit, thereby enhancing convenience and security. (Cat Flaps in Walls in Milngavie)

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Maintaining the safety and comfort of outdoor and indoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is crucial. Preventing draughts, wind and rain from seeping into the house, a correctly weatherproofed cat flap ensures a warm and dry environment for the feline. For a tight barrier against the elements, choose cat flaps with high-quality insulating materials and seals. In addition, consider installing a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entrance from harsh climatic conditions. Routine maintenance, such as checking seals for deterioration, will ensure the cat flap remains effective in providing a weather-protected and comfortable space for your cat. (34465 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Milngavie)

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Milngavie cat flap installer including glazing repair and replacement, 4-way cat flap installation, glazing services, cat flap installation services, cat flap replacement, electronic cat flap installations, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in double glazed doors in Milngavie, cat flap installation in glass doors, 2-way cat flaps, cat flap training advice, cheap cat flaps, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into composite doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, 2-way cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation in Milngavie, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, pet flap installations, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap installation in walls, Petsafe cat flap installations, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap security, cat flap upgrades, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, and more. If there are some other Milngavie cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the duties that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Milngavie companies will keep you informed about their full range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Duntocher cat flap fitters, Croftamie cat flap fitters, Killearn cat flap fitters, Campsie Glen cat flap fitters, Strathblane cat flap fitters, Hardgate cat flap fitters, Old Kilpatrick cat flap fitters, Bowling cat flap fitters, Anniesland cat flap fitters, Torrance cat flap fitters and more. People who install cat flaps can be found in almost all of these localities. Their valuable knowledge and expertise comes into play when ensuring the correct and secure fitting of your cat flap on your property. Professional installation of your cat flap guarantees it will address your canine companion's needs and seamlessly integrate with your home's safety and aesthetic protocols. If you're a local cat owner looking to obtain accurate and competitive cat flap installation quotes tailored to your particular needs, you just have to click here. Why not get started with your cat flap installation right away?

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