Cat Flap Fitter Newport-on-Tay

Newport-on-Tay Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Newport-on-Tay Scotland (DD6): An effective way to give your cat more independence and improve it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an outside wall or door of your property in Newport-on-Tay. When constantly kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get grouchy and irritated. When your cat is granted instant access to the outside world by means of a cat flap, there's a far better chance of it staying both mentally and physically fit. Needless to say, that's not the end of the story, because there are various kinds of cat flaps, and determining what design is best for your cat might not be so easy.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but allow the cat pass through it. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Newport-on-Tay, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it could be suitable for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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This basic model is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or animals to enter your home, but it can be improved on to some degree by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.

Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be encased in your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that does not have a special collar can't get into or leave your house. The downside is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar may be able to gain access to your house with this type of cat flap installed. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.

Fitting a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in access devices for felines in Newport-on-Tay. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is close by.

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No matter which cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking system for extra security. Which means that it has the capability to enable only access into your home, enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This provides full control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Some of the higher end models can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your requirements.

If you've got a wooden door in your home in Newport-on-Tay, installing you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. However, if it needs to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it on your own. This kind of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who will be delighted to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and show them the gate. It's simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its insulation properties. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Newport-on-Tay cat flap installer will measure your current panel and put in an order for a brand new one. This new glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. You may have to wait a week or two for this to be manufactured, but if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of your cat flap will then be completed.

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External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden door panels are the simplest alternative when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your home in Newport-on-Tay. If you're hesitant about making a hole in your door, it's a good move to call a specialist to do the job for you. This kind of project will not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your pet will have the use of a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your fitter will need to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for added security certain uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap installed in an outside wall of your home in Newport-on-Tay, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it is to be executed correctly. You could go with a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled model that allows entry through a pillar. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut into your selected wall. A suitable cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Newport-on-Tay - If you already have a cat flap installed on your door, window or wall, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. Your cat flap fitter will remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is necessary to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass must be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you will find that there are many handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing merchants in and around Newport-on-Tay who'll be happy to oblige. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals with regards to locating a good cat flap fitter. If they're willing to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you'll be pleased too.

If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different price quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a decision. It is generally advisable not to always go for the cheapest quote. Ask if they supply any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something goes wrong as the work is carried out.

If you take your time and choose a competent Newport-on-Tay cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pet for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.

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Newport-on-Tay Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Newport-on-Tay Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Newport-on-Tay cat flap fitter including the fitting of electronic cat flaps into single glazing in Newport-on-Tay, the installation of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors in Newport-on-Tay, cat flaps in metal doors in Newport-on-Tay, small cat flaps in Newport-on-Tay, cat flap upgrades Newport-on-Tay, electronic cat flap installations Newport-on-Tay, cat flap removal Newport-on-Tay, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flap repair, the installation of infrared cat flaps into composite doors Newport-on-Tay, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, magnetic cat flap installation, large cat flaps Newport-on-Tay, cutting out for a cat flap, infrared cat flap installation Newport-on-Tay, cat flap installation quotations, 2-way cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, cat flap replacement, the installation of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, dog flap installation, and lots more. If there are additional Newport-on-Tay cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are accomplished by those specialising in cat flaps. Newport-on-Tay contractors will tell you about their full range of cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter Newport-on-Tay article was updated on 12-05-2023)