Cat Flap Fitter Newtownards Northern Ireland (BT22): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your house in Newtownards, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept inside, just like people, will show signs of frustration. Giving your pet access to the world outside by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. But, what style of cat flap is better in your case?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A piece of flexible material hung over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. Most Newtownards cat owners would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although this could be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated model can be improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it's still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to open the flap and get into or leave your property, hence keeping out some undesirable visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Newtownards area that's got a similar collar can get into your home when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline access security is to choose a cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's microchip. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will take multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
The ability to lock it in place is important whichever cat flap you are buying. For extra flexibility, nearly all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that the cat flap can permit exit only, allow only entrance into your house, be fully locked, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This will give you a range of options on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. Based on yours and your pet's requirements, there is even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the high end models.
If you've got a wooden door on your home in Newtownards, installing you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. But, if you're hoping to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should ask for outside help. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have all the tools and knowledge for this kind of installation.
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Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. It's simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by cutting into it, and will take away its strength, security and insulating properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsafe.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Newtownards cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing panel and order the new one. As part of its structure this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take one or two weeks to manufacture. As soon as your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to fit the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Newtownards, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden doors. If you are hesitant about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to call on a professional to do the job for you. An undertaking like this should not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your pet will be using a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. However, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for further security, which can cause some problems. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could always elect to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your house. Calling for much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly best left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished correctly. You could go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled model which permits entry through a pillar. Installation entails a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. A cat flap is then installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Newtownards - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it's broken or not functioning properly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. Your cat flap installer will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the window, door or wall, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be important to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new cat flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NEWNewtownardsARDS
In and around Newtownards there are plenty of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing merchants who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There are various ways to locate a reliable cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking relatives and friends. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Newtownards tradesman, and been happy with the result, you can reasonably expect that they will likewise do a decent job for you.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get 2 or 3 quotes from local Newtownards handymen. Study these carefully and do not automatically opt for the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best one. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you take your time and choose a dependable Newtownards cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a superior quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give great service to yourself and your pussy-cat for years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Newtownards and also in nearby places like: Dundonald, Belfast, Conlig, Holywood, Ballywater, Carrowdore, Greyabbey, Helens Bay, Millisle, Groomsport, Bangor, Ballygowan, Castlereagh, Comber, Scrabo Tower, Donaghee, Crawfordsburn, together with these postcodes BT23 4GU, BT23 4LA, BT23 4QE, BT23 4DS, BT23 4PF, BT23 4HG, BT23 4NT, BT23 4PQ, BT23 4JL, BT23 4HF. Local Newtownards cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 02891 and the postcode BT22.
Cat Flap Enquiries Northern Ireland
Recently posted Northern Ireland cat flap installation projects: Wyatt and Violet Beale recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Springvale. Tommie Gaynor was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in his bungalow in Whitehead, Northern Ireland. Mr and Mrs Rawlings recently asked for an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass back door in Holywood. Faizan Bates and Minnie Bates recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio back door in Millisle. Lily-Rose Brelsford and Stanley Brelsford recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Glenavy. Zayd and Arla Searle recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden front door in Strathfoyle, Northern Ireland. Gracie-Mae and Mateo Glover recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in a detached house in Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland. Alice Goodwin recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in Donaghcloney.
Newtownards Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Newtownards cat flap installer including cat flap installation in uPVC doors in Newtownards, infrared cat flap installation in Newtownards, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in doors, large cat flaps, cat flap repairs, conservatory cat flap installations Newtownards, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap replacement, cat flap removal in Newtownards, Sureflap cat flap installations in Newtownards, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, pet flap installation Newtownards, Catmate cat flap installation, and more. If there are other Newtownards cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Newtownards
Over the last twelve months cat flaps have been installed in the following Newtownards streets: Curlew Crescent, Binnian Court, Lancaster Walk, Ballycastle Road, Kendal Park, Kilbeg Walk, Meadow Close, Blackwood Green, Canberra Gardens, Auster Park, Conway Court, Abbot Court, Pinecroft Avenue, Frederick Place, Cloverhill Park, Milford Manor, Cairndore Grange, Rathmullan Drive, Whiteways, Whitethorn Drive, Helensview Park, North Road, Windmill Hollow, Abbot Gardens Mews, Audleys Park, Fairfield Place, Kempe Stones Road, Georges Street, Mountain Park, and in these Northern Ireland postcodes: BT23 4GU, BT23 4LA, BT23 4QE, BT23 4DS, BT23 4PF, BT23 4HG, BT23 4NT, BT23 4PQ, BT23 4JL, BT23 4HF.
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