Cat Flap Fitter Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Northumberland (NE64): Installing a cat flap doesn't just save you the inconvenience of opening the door every time the cat wishes to go in or out, it also gives your cat extra independence and boosts it's quality of life. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can often show signs of irritability. Allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap can help to keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is best sort of cat flap for your pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut into an external door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Of course, this is very basic, and won't be adequate for most cat owners in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it could be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door.
Since this solution allows other cats or animals to enter your property, it's not at all ideal, though it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or get into your house, therefore avoiding some undesirable visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar may be able to access your property with this type of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
A model of cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is important whichever cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold today feature a 4-way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only entrance into your property, permit exit only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives full control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. Some of the higher end models can be programmed to perform particular functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your needs.
If you've got a timber door in your house in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. But, if you are intending to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside help. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will damage its thermal insulation attributes, strength and security. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. This new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap will be fitted. This can take one or two weeks to manufacture, but it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. After construction, your old glass pane will be taken out, and the brand new one put in its place. The fitting of your cat flap will then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for installing a new cat flap in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, as was previously mentioned, are solid wooden door panels. If you're uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to contact a specialist to undertake the project for you. This sort of project will not be too expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You will have to determine what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are made with a steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your house in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. This sort of installation is definitely best left to an expert, since it requires far more equipment and skill to accomplish. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar can also be achieved. This installation entails a neat square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used so long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. A reliable cat flap installer in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea will efficiently remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the window, door or wall.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted in a pre cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make sure that the glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way. The glass will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems, if you discover this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA
There are a number of handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea area, that offer cat flap installation onto whatever door or structure you need. There is no better procedure for finding a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and neighbours for referrals. You can be certain that if they've been happy to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, then you will get a similar level of service.
If it isn't feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local handymen before deciding. It is generally wise not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you have some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installer in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea will supply you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and also nearby in: Lynemouth, Pegswood, Linton Colliery, West Sleekburn, Druridge Bay, Cambois, Widdrington, Ulgham, Hirst, Ellington, Cresswell, together with these postcodes NE64 6HA, NE64 6DQ, NE64 6PS, NE64 6BQ, NE64 6PE, NE64 6LB, NE64 6ED, NE64 6XL, NE64 6AW, NE64 6TJ. Locally based Newbiggin-by-the-Sea cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01670 and the postcode NE64. Checking this out can guarantee that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.
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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Newbiggin-by-the-Sea cat flap fitter including the installation of dog flaps in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flaps in double glazed doors, pet flap installation in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, automatic cat flap installations, Staywell cat flap installation, cutting out for a cat flap, magnetic cat flap installation, small cat flaps, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in wooden doors, conservatory cat flap installation in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, infrared cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into porches, cat flap repair, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap upgrades, Petsafe cat flap installation, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors, infrared cat flaps Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, the installation of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors, and more. If there happen to be some other Newbiggin-by-the-Sea cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the tasks that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of cat flap installation services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Northumberland Avenue, Sidney Crescent, King Georges Road, Oakwood Avenue, Meldon Terrace, Derwentwater Road, North Seaton Road, Coniston Avenue, Moor End Villas, Locarno Court, East Lea, Oswald Road, Aqua Terrace, Rustic Terrace, Matfen Terrace, Beach End, The Haven, Moor Croft, Holmcroft, Promenade, Rothsay Terrace, Links Quarry, Melrose Terrace, Memorial Square, High Street, Beach Terrace, Gibson Street, Sutherland Avenue, Maitland Terrace, Avis Avenue and these Newbiggin-by-the-Sea postcodes: NE64 6HA, NE64 6DQ, NE64 6PS, NE64 6BQ, NE64 6PE, NE64 6LB, NE64 6ED, NE64 6XL, NE64 6AW, NE64 6TJ. Work was conducted in these locations by a specialist cat flap fitter. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea property owners enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top quality cat flap installation services.
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