Cat Flap Fitter Nottingham Nottinghamshire (NG1): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Nottingham, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. When continuously kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get grouchy and irritated. Having access to the world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but precisely what is perfect form of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat go through. The vast majority of cat owners in Nottingham would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although this might be okay for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This basic design can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it's still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or animals to enter into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your property unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Choosing a cat flap which can be operated by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in access devices for felines in Nottingham. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.
The ability to lock it in position is important regardless of what cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can enable only entrance into your house, be fully locked, enable exit only, or be set for two way exit and entry. This offers you a range of solutions on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. In keeping with your cat's and your needs, there is even the option to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with several of the more expensive models.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Nottingham. Although, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it by yourself. These types of fittings require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN NOTTINGHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation properties too. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Nottingham cat flap fitter will measure your current pane and put in an order for a brand new one. This new panel will have a hole cut out as part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This might take one or two weeks to manufacture, however it is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. When your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of the cat flap can then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for installing a new cat flap in Nottingham, as was mentioned previously, are wooden door panels. It is generally best to hire the services of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're dubious about creating a big hole in your front or back door. This should provide you with the reassurance that you will end up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some problems. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always elect to install your cat flap on an exterior wall of your property. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and skill to fit, so it's certainly better left to a professional. You'll find there are a couple of options for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Nottingham - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, wall or door, but it is damaged or not operating correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a new one. A professional Nottingham cat flap fitter will gladly take off your old device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it's secured.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it is important to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's found this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the pane will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN NOTTINGHAM
In the Nottingham area there are many different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services in windows, doors or walls. There are several ways to find a decent cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking neighbours and friends. If they've had similar work accomplished by a local Nottingham tradesman, and been over the moon with the result, you can reasonably expect that they will likewise do a quality job for you.
If you can't find an installer through recommendation, always acquire two or three different quotes before coming to a decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you have some recourse for compensation.
An experienced cat flap installer in Nottingham will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Nottingham and also in: Lenton, New Basford, Forest Fields, Arnold, Woodborough, West Bridgford, Bramcote, Wilford, St Annes, Mapperley, Tollerton, Sneinton, Nuthall, Beeston, Radford, Gotham, Beechdale, together with these postcodes NG1 2EX, NG1 1LX, NG1 2HB, NG1 1DL, NG1 2BS, NG1 1JP, NG1 1QR, NG1 2DZ, NG1 2DH, NG1 2HA. Locally based Nottingham cat flap installers will probably have the postcode NG1 and the telephone dialling code 0115.
Cat Flap Fitters Nottinghamshire
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Throughout Nottinghamshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a suitable cat flap fitter in Nottingham itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Enquiries Nottinghamshire
The latest Nottinghamshire cat flap installation requests: Brooke Baird and Kaden Baird recently requested a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a glass back door in Bircotes, Nottinghamshire. Vivienne Cohen in Selston, Nottinghamshire was looking for somebody who could install a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in her terraced house. Maliha Burns recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in Newstead, Nottinghamshire. Mr and Mrs Harry recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire. Lee Plummer and Lexi-Mae Plummer recently requested a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Colwick, Nottinghamshire. Zach Naylor was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in his terraced house in Awsworth, Nottinghamshire. Anderson and Ayra Reading recently requested a quotation for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire. Hawa and David Sherwood recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Langold.
Nottingham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Households in Sefton Avenue, Bawtry Walk, Beckingthorpe Drive, Castle Close, Darlton Drive, Caister Road, The Redens, Andrews Court, Bassett Close, Davies Road, Angel Row, Didcot Drive, Distillery Street, Sandringham Avenue, Sellars Avenue, Barley Croft, Abbots Close, Douglas Court, The Wells Road, Beeston Court, Salford Gardens, Carpenters Close, Baslow Drive, The Glebe, Barrique Road, Althorpe Street, Denehurst Avenue, Thistle Close, Bardfield Gardens, Sheets Stores Industrial Estate, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following Nottingham area postcodes: NG1 2EX, NG1 1LX, NG1 2HB, NG1 1DL, NG1 2BS, NG1 1JP, NG1 1QR, NG1 2DZ, NG1 2DH, NG1 2HA.
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