Cat Flap Fitter Newport-on-Tay Scotland (DD6): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Newport-on-Tay house. Cats are inclined to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside via a cat flap. However, what type of cat flap is better for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to give some protection from the weather. Although this may be appropriate in an outhouse or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Newport-on-Tay would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property.
This basic design is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter your home, however it can be somewhat improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to wear a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar can't access or leave your property. Once again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar could perhaps access your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap that's can be operated by your pet's own microchip, is the next stage in Newport-on-Tay feline entrance security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Whichever cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. For added security, the majority of cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, allow only admittance into your premises, enable exit only, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives complete control over how your cat flap operates both during the day and throughout the night. Some of the high end devices can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be pretty straightforward if you have a solid timber door, and decent do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you are planning to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to seek outside assistance. These types of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN NEWPORT-ON-TAY
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them packing. A new cat flap can't be installed into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any type of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its insulation attributes. In fact, it renders the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
An experienced cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a local Newport-on-Tay glazing company make a new pane. So your cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing unit will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. This could take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. When your new panel of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to fit your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for cat flap installations in Newport-on-Tay, as was mentioned previously, are wooden door panels. It's often safer to get in touch with an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way uncertain about making a hole in your front or back door. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you will end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors are lined with steel for added security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it may be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap mounted into an external wall of your house in Newport-on-Tay, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. Calling for considerably more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a specialist, if it's to be completed successfully. You could decide on a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version which allows access via a pillar. This installation involves a neat square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Newport-on-Tay - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. An expert Newport-on-Tay cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old entry device and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, window or door on which it's attached.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel that's been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is vital. The glass panel will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NEWPORT-ON-TAY
There are many handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in the Newport-on-Tay area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or construction you require. There are various ways to locate a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking neighbours and friends. If they are willing to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you'll be happy also.
If you can't find a fitter through personal recommendations, always try to get at least three different estimates before making your choice, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Newport-on-Tay will provide you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Newport-on-Tay and also in nearby places like: Tayport, Balmullo, Guardbridge, Pickletillum, St Michaels, Gauldry, Wormit, Dairsie, Drumoig, Leuchars, Bottomcraig, Dundee, Balmerino, Carrick, as well as in these postcodes DD6 8DS, DD6 8BA, DD6 8AT, DD6 8HZ, DD6 8AB, DD6 8DH, DD6 8HA, DD6 8HR, DD6 8HB, DD6 8EB. Local Newport-on-Tay cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code Dialling code 01382 and the postcode DD6. Checking this should confirm that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Newport-on-Tay property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.
Newport-on-Tay Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Householders who live in the following areas and streets have just recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Youngsdale Place, Maryton, Braeside Road, Kirk Road, Craighead Crescent, Bridge Street, Castle Brae, Boulterhall, Cupar Road, West Acres Drive, Forgan House, Easter Friarton, Roseacres Chalets, West Road, Chesterhill House, Seacraig Court, Forgan Smithy House, Struan Street, Castle Bank, Prospect Terrace, Whinfield Place, Queen Street, Chesterhill Lodge, High Road, Kinbrae Park Gardens, Elizabeth Crescent, Blyth Street, as well as these Newport-on-Tay area postcodes: DD6 8DS, DD6 8BA, DD6 8AT, DD6 8HZ, DD6 8AB, DD6 8DH, DD6 8HA, DD6 8HR, DD6 8HB, DD6 8EB. These places recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Newport-on-Tay property owners benefited from competent and professional cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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