Cat Flap Fitter Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Cat Flap Fitter Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire (ST5): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Newcastle-under-Lyme home provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. When constantly kept indoors, cats as with humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Giving your cat accessibility to world outside with a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but precisely what is best type of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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The most rudimentry sort of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to keep out the elements, but allow the cat pass through it. Of course, this is really basic, and will rarely good enough for most cat owners in Newcastle-under-Lyme, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house, although it might be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door.

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As this solution can allow other animals or cats to enter your home, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced a bit by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.

A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. Therefore any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot access or leave your house. The reality that any other moggy in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area that's got a similar collar may be able to get into your property, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices because they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat. An additional layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your feline friend gets access.

Fitting a cat flap that can identify your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in access security for felines in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The micro-chip number is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your microchipped pets to exit/enter.

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No matter which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking mechanism. Which means it has the capability to allow only admittance into your property, permit exit from your house only, be locked fully, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This offers full control over how your cat flap functions both throughout the day and during the night. A few more advanced cat flaps can be set to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements.

Fitting a cat flap on your own can be really easy if you've got a solid timber door on your Newcastle-under-Lyme home, and decent DIY abilities. But, if you are hoping to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should seek outside help. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not merely the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes as well. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.

A professional cat flap fitter will measure the existing double glazing pane and have a local Newcastle-under-Lyme glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. This new pane will arrive with a hole cut out as part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take two weeks or so to manufacture. As soon as your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of your cat flap will then be concluded.

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External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid timber door panels are the simplest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It's normally advisable to bring in a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, if you're in any way unsure about creating a hole in your front or back door. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you will finish up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been carried out in the right and proper way.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be fitted into uPVC doors. You will have to verify what the interior structure of you door is, since for extra security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. A one-piece panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be more cost effective to replace the panel with a single pane style.

Wall Installation - If you don't really want to have a hole cut into your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. Calling for far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is certainly best left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished correctly. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnel style, however right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so that your furry pal can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Newcastle-under-Lyme - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. A trusted cat flap installer in Newcastle-under-Lyme will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is essential to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before attaching the new cat flap. If the previous installation was bodged, the pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.


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There are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area, that provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or structure you need. It might be possible to ask friends and family for referrals in relation to locating a decent cat flap specialist. If they're happy to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you will be happy as well.

If you can't find a fitter through personal recommendation, always obtain two or three different quotes before making a final decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Check whether they offer any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something does happen to go awry as the work is carried out.

If you take care and pick a dependable Newcastle-under-Lyme cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give excellent service to you and your pet for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is the most important thing.


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

  1. Better Control: Some advanced cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronized with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag. This ensures that only your cat can use the cat flap, offering complete control over their comings and goings.
  2. Enhanced Security: Many cat flaps are equipped with locking mechanisms that can be set to allow entry only to specific cats or to keep unwanted visitors out. This feature enhances home security by preventing the entry of stray animals or potential threats.
  3. Reduced Stress: Cat flaps alleviate the burden of constantly having to monitor and open the door for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your furry friend, who can now independently go in and out without waiting for your help.
  4. Reduced Door Scratching: Fed up with door-destroying tantrums? The constant waiting game can trigger destructive scratching near doors. Cat flaps offer a solution by providing your feline friend with an independent access point, potentially eliminating this unwanted behaviour.
  5. Independence for Cats: By allowing access to the outdoors, exercise, and a means to satisfy their innate curiosity, cat flaps cater to the independent nature of cats, boosting their happiness and improving their health.
  6. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer find it necessary to break their regular daily patterns to let their cats out or in. This ease is especially pertinent for those juggling busy schedules or who have uneven work hours.
  7. Less Litter Box Odours: With a cat flap, your feline friend may use the litter box less frequently, potentially reducing the need for frequent cleanings and lingering odours in your home.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Newcastle-under-Lyme and also in nearby places like: Chesterton, Knutton, May Bank, Westlands, Dimsdale, Porthill, Cobridge, Broad Meadow, Wolstanton, Middleport, Cross Heath, together with these postcodes ST5 0GP, ST5 0NB, ST5 0HQ, ST4 6ND, ST5 0LF, ST5 0ES, ST5 0NQ, ST5 0BL, ST4 6JJ, and ST5 0DX. Locally based Newcastle-under-Lyme cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01782 and the postcode ST5. Checking this can make sure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Newcastle-under-Lyme householders will be able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services. Do you need a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find reliable tradespeople to provide you with free price quotes for cat flap installation.

Installing Cat Flaps in Walls

While fitting a cat flap in a brick wall can be an effective solution, it requires the use of specialised tools and skills, and can be more complex than a door installation. Allowing you to select the best spot for your pet's entry and exit, a brick wall provides more flexibility in placement without the need to modify your doors.

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Given the complexity of cutting through brickwork, hiring a specialist is highly recommended. They will have the necessary tools, such as a bolster or cold chisel and a masonry drill, and the skills to ensure the task is done effectively and safely. The specialist will create a neat tunnel through the wall, ensuring it is correctly lined to protect against weather and draughts.

As soon as the cat flap is installed, it provides a weather-resistant and durable entryway for your cat. While preserving the integrity of your doors, this arrangement enhances security and convenience by allowing your pet the ability to exit and enter. (Cat Flaps in Walls in Newcastle-under-Lyme)

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Maintaining the safety and comfort of indoor and outdoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is essential. Preventing draughts, wind and rain from seeping into the house, a properly weatherproofed cat flap ensures a dry and warm environment for the feline. A tight barrier against the elements is achieved with cat flaps that have high-quality seals and insulating materials. Additionally, think about installing a weatherproof tunnel extension to shield the entrance from harsh climatic conditions. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a weather-protected and cosy space for your cat requires routine maintenance, including checking seals for deterioration. (34465 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Newcastle-under-Lyme)

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Newcastle-under-Lyme cat flap installer including cat flap repairs, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in glass doors Newcastle-under-Lyme, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches, cat flap training advice, cat flaps in uPVC doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors, replacement cat flaps, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, Catmate cat flap installations, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cheap cat flaps, glazing repair and replacement, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap security in Newcastle-under-Lyme, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap removal, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, cat flap positioning advice, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into uPVC doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, large cat flaps, and lots more. If there are different Newcastle-under-Lyme cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the duties that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Newcastle-under-Lyme professionals will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.


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Also find: May Bank cat flap fitters, Westlands cat flap fitters, Wolstanton cat flap fitters, Dimsdale cat flap fitters, Broad Meadow cat flap fitters, Middleport cat flap fitters, Knutton cat flap fitters, Cross Heath cat flap fitters, Cobridge cat flap fitters, Chesterton cat flap fitters, Porthill cat flap fitters and more. There are companies who install cat flaps in practically all of these localities. Their knowledge and expertise is of great worth in guaranteeing the secure and proper installation of your cat flap on your property. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only satisfies your pet's needs but also adheres to safety standards and complements the visual appearance of your home. By simply clicking here, local homeowners can obtain cat flap installation estimates. Need to get a cat flap installed for your furry friend? Don't delay, get a quote today!

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