Cat Flap Fitter Morpeth Northumberland (NE61): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Morpeth house provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a great idea to you, precisely what form of cat flap should you fit?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is fixed over it to offer a bit of protection from the elements. Though this may be appropriate in an outhouse door or garden fence panel, most cat owners in Morpeth would doubtless prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house.
Since this option will allow other creatures or cats to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, although it can be improved on a bit by keeping the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your home unless it is equipped with this special collar. The downside here is that any other cat in the area that has a similar model of collar could perchance access your property with this sort of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
The next stage in feline access security is to choose the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened when your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting exit or entry to pets that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, the majority of cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that the cat flap can enable exit only, be fully locked, permit entrance into your home only, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This gives you a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night time. The facility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
If you're fairly good at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap should not be too difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your Morpeth home. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. This type of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who'll be happy to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN MORPETH
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating attributes as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A trustworthy Morpeth cat flap installer will carefully take the measurements of your existing panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. So your cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This could take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it's really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've taken possession of your new modified pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new panel fitted. Your cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as mentioned above, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Morpeth. It's often better to employ the expert services of a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all unsure about creating a big hole in your front door. This kind of undertaking won't be too costly and is really worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your fitter will need to ascertain what the interior structure of you door is, since for extra security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be better to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can get a cat flap installed in an outside wall. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to the pros, if it's to be executed correctly. You could opt for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angle version that enables access through a pillar. Installation involves a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at both ends to allow your feline friend to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Morpeth - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new flap is of a comparable size. A good cat flap installer in Morpeth will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the glass will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MORPETH
Whether you'd like your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are several handymen, professional cat flap installers and even glazing suppliers in the Morpeth area who will be glad to oblige. There are a variety of ways to locate a reputable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. You can be sure that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, then you'll likely get a much similar level of service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get 2 or 3 estimates from local Morpeth handymen. Study these price quotes closely and never always choose the cheapest option, because this will often not be the best. Check if they supply any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss as the work is undertaken.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Morpeth will supply you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Morpeth and also in: Bedlington, Hepscott, Stobhill, Choppington, Mitford, Northgate, Longhirst, Shadfen, Whalton, Ashington, Pegswood, Tranwell, High Church, Loansdean, Clifton, Guide Post, Ulgham, as well as in these postcodes NE61 1BA, NE61 1ED, NE61 1TZ, NE61 1JU, NE61 1UF, NE61 1NT, NE61 1DZ, NE61 1UD, NE61 1UH, NE61 1AE. Locally based Morpeth cat flap installers will probably have the telephone code 01670 and the postcode NE61.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in St Marys Field, The Chip, Anne Crescent, Dilston Terrace, Coalburn Terrace, Aiden Grove, Dark Lane, Coquetdale Trading Estate, Shields Road, Bede Street, Chipchase Close, The Pinfold, Second Avenue, Tollgate Road, Berkley Terrace, Beech Tree Close, Bondicar Road, The Grandstand, Swinton Close, Southgate Wood, Chesterwell, Telford Court, Cottingwood Lane, Station Bank, Staithes Lane, Sylvias Close, Bentinck Crescent, Tyne Road and these Morpeth postcodes: NE61 1BA, NE61 1ED, NE61 1TZ, NE61 1JU, NE61 1UF, NE61 1NT, NE61 1DZ, NE61 1UD, NE61 1UH, NE61 1AE.
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