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Cat Flap Fitter North Hykeham Lincolnshire (LN6): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your North Hykeham home helps to give your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Similar to humans, when kept inside, cats will likely show signs of frustration and irritability. Having accessibility to outside world with a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, what kind of cat flap should you go with?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material placed over it, to give protection from the weather, but permit the cat go through. Most North Hykeham cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although this could be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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Because this solution allows other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a bit by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your home, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. Again this is a pretty simple type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar can gain access to your house. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap and collar system which features a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner. Only your purrfect companion gets access, thus adding an extra layer of security and control.

The kind of cat flap which is can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in North Hykeham feline access security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in position. These days, most cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for extra security. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable only entry into your home, permit exit from your home only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The ability to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.

If you're pretty good at DIY, installing a cat flap should not be too difficult, if you have a timber door on your North Hykeham home. But, if you're planning to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you must ask for outside help. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation project.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its strength, security and thermal attributes. Actually, it makes your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.

A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a local North Hykeham glazing company knock up a new purpose made pane. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. This might take a week or so to produce, but it's really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've acquired your new modified glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. It will now be possible to install the cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I mentioned previously, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in North Hykeham. If you are somewhat unsure of making a hole in your door, you may be better off bringing in an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. An undertaking like this is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat has an expertly installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You will need to ascertain what the internal construction of you door is, because for extra security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The easiest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap mounted into an outside wall of your property in North Hykeham, if you don't want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Calling for much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to a professional, if it's to be accomplished successfully. You'll find there are a couple of options for this installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. Installation calls for 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. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at both ends to allow your furry friend to enter and exit as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in North Hykeham - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the current cavity. A professional North Hykeham cat flap fitter will gladly take off your old entry unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, window or wall on which it's secured.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. The glass panel must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.


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Whether you want your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are many different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in and around North Hykeham who'll be willing to help. There is no better strategy for finding a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they have had similar work carried out by a local North Hykeham tradesman themselves, and been very satisfied with the result, you can anticipate that they will do an excellent job for you too.

Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get at least three price quotes from local North Hykeham handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and do not always opt for the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you've got some recourse.

If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in North Hykeham you should end up with a quality product, that's properly fitted, and will give reliable service for many years to come.


Cat flaps offer a number of advantages for both owners and their cats:

  1. 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.
  2. A Reduction in Door Scratching: Worried about your door becoming a scratching post? Frustration from waiting can lead to destructive scratching near entry points. Cat flaps offer an alternative access solution, potentially putting an end to this unwanted behaviour.
  3. Reduced Stress: By installing a cat flap, you eliminate the ongoing need to open the door for your cat, reducing stress for both you and your pet, who can then freely go in and out without your assistance.
  4. Reduced Litter Box Odours: The ability to relieve themselves outdoors could lead your cat to use the litter box less frequently, resulting in fewer cleanings and potentially a reduction in unpleasant litter box odours within your home.
  5. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer have to interrupt their daily routines to let their cats in or out. This convenience is especially valuable for those with busy lifestyles or irregular schedules.
  6. Independence for Cats: The independent nature of cats is catered to by cat flaps, permitting them to freely explore outside, exercise, and indulge their curiosity, contributing to their overall happiness and well-being.
  7. Better Control: Certain sophisticated cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronised with your cat's microchip or a unique collar tag, ensuring exclusive access for your cat and providing full control over their movements in and out.
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Cat flaps can be installed in North Hykeham and also in: Auborn, Bassingham, Coleby, Norton Disney, South Hykeham, Swanpool, Carlton-le-Moorland, Boultham, Thorpe on the Hill, Swallow Beck, Harmston, as well as in these postcodes LN6 8NP, LN6 8LU, LN6 8JP, LN6 3UA, LN6 8EN, LN6 8UL, LN6 8HT, LN6 8PQ, LN6 8JL, and LN6 8UZ. Local North Hykeham cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01522 and the postcode LN6. Checking this out will ensure you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. North Hykeham homeowners are able to utilise these and countless other similar services. To get price quotes for cat flap installation, click the "Quote" banner.

Cat Flap Positioning

The position of the cat flap is essential for the safety of your home and the convenience of your cat when fitting it. A professional cat flap fitter can provide expert advice on where to position your cat flap, taking into account various elements such as the size and breed of your cat, possible security risks and the layout of your home.

By helping you select the ideal position for the flap, they make sure that it is easily accessible for your cat, yet inaccessible for intruders. Installing the flap near a fence or hedge where intruders could enter your garden might be discouraged, or a higher location may be proposed to keep small animals from entering your home, as advised by them.

You can avoid common mistakes and guarantee that your cat flap is installed in the most suitable and beneficial position by seeking professional guidance on cat flap positioning.

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Cat flap weatherproofing is very important in safeguarding the safety and comfort of outdoor and indoor cats. Both the feline and the occupants enjoy a dry and warm environment as a well-weatherproofed cat flap prevents rain, wind and draughts from seeping into the house. To create a tight barrier against the weather, search for cat flaps designed with superior quality insulating materials and seals. Installing a weatherproof tunnel extension is an additional consideration to shield the entrance from harsh climatic conditions. The cat flap's ability to provide a comfortable and weather-protected space for the cat is upheld through routine maintenance, including checking seals for damage. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing North Hykeham)

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North Hykeham Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local North Hykeham cat flap installer including 2-way cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in patio doors in North Hykeham, Staywell cat flap installations in North Hykeham, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, infrared cat flaps North Hykeham, cat flap installation quotes, cat flap installation in glass doors North Hykeham, the installation of microchip cat flaps into double gazing, large cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into metal skinned doors North Hykeham, cat flap repairs in North Hykeham, 4-way cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps North Hykeham, cat flap removal, replacement cat flaps, 4-way cat flaps North Hykeham, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors, pet flap installations, the installation of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors in North Hykeham, cat flap weatherproofing, and lots more. If there are other North Hykeham cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the duties that are accomplished by those installing cat flaps. North Hykeham providers will be happy to inform you of their whole range of cat flap installation services.

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(This cat flap fitter North Hykeham article was updated on 14-05-2024)