Cat Flap Fitter Oadby Leicestershire (LE2): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Oadby property. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Giving your cat access to the outside world by means of a cat flap can also help to keep them mentally and physically fit. However, what style of cat flap is better for your situation?
The most straightforward kind of cat flap, is merely that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Most Oadby cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this might be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
Since this solution will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and get into or leave your home, hence keeping out some unwanted visitors. Once again this is a pretty basic type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the Oadby area that's got a similar collar can gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices and can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
Choosing a cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's microchip, is the next level in access security for felines. You have 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 several cats it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
Whichever cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a four way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be locked fully, permit only entry into your premises, enable exit from your home only, or have 2-way exit and entrance functionality. This provides you with options for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap operates. A few of the top-end devices can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your needs.
If you have a timber door in your house in Oadby, installing you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. However, if it needs to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it on your own. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN OADBY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazed window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap can not be fitted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the insulation properties too. Actually, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
A trustworthy Oadby cat flap installer will meticulously measure up your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. As a part of its construction this new glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be made, but if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once you have received your new modified glass pane, the old one can be taken out and the new panel installed. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, wood doors are the easiest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Oadby. If you're hesitant about making a hole in your front door, it's wise to bring in a specialist to undertake the project for you. This should give you the reassurance that you will finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. Having said that, some uPVC doors are steel lined for additional security, which could cause issues. The simplest kind of installation is in doors having a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always decide to install a cat flap into an external wall of your house in Oadby. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely better left to the pros. You will find there are a couple of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) pattern. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly made into your wall. An appropriate cat flap is then installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Oadby - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can be fitted with a replacement providing that the new flap is of a similar size. An experienced Oadby cat flap fitter will be glad to take off your old device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any harm to the window, door or wall on which it is attached.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed accurately is essential. The glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found this is not the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN OADBY
There are several professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms in the Oadby area, who offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you need. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations with regards to finding a good cat flap specialist. If they're confident enough to recommend someone who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased too.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through personal recommendations, always acquire 2 or 3 different quotations before making a final decision, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. Check whether they provide any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something does happen to go amiss as the work is undertaken.
If you take care and pick a dependable Oadby cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a high quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Oadby and also nearby in: Houghton on the Hill, Blaby, Wigston, Glen Parva, Stretton Hall, Stoneygate, Aylestone Park, Leicester, Clarendon Park, Knighton, Evington, Thurnby, West Knighton, Great Glen, Stoughton, as well as in these postcodes LE2 2DS, LE2 4PB, LE2 2FF, LE2 3RQ, LE2 4HA, LE2 2RL, LE2 4HL, LE18, LE2 4DT, LE2 2FW. Locally based Oadby cat flap installers will likely have the postcode LE2 and the telephone code 0116.
Cat Flap Enquiries Leicestershire
Recently posted Leicestershire cat flap installation enquiries: Sophia-Rose Burnett recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio back door in a semi-detached house in Sapcote, Leicestershire. Lara Swain recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Old Dalby. Mr and Mrs Fairbairn recently requested a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Kibworth, Leicestershire. Erika Spence recently requested a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood door in Gilmorton. Avery Farrell and Tanisha Farrell recently requested a quote for installing a cat flap in a wooden back door in Glenfields, Leicestershire. Freyja Hinde in Coleorton was looking for someone who could install a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in her terraced house. Martha Nairn recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Great Glen, Leicestershire. Thomas Greaves was looking for someone to install a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in his bungalow in Long Whatton.
Oadby Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Installation Around Oadby
Over the past 12 months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Oadby streets: Willow Herb Close, Regent Street, Belper Close, Quinton Rise, Bruins Walk, Brambling Way, Rosemead Drive, Somerby Drive, Sutton Close, St. James Close, Copse Close, Queen Street, Fenwick Road, King Street, Fenton Close, Southfields Avenue, Celandine Close, Stretton Hall Drive, Dogwood Court, St. Pauls Close, Quorn Avenue, Holme Drive, Fernie Close, Churchill Close, The Fairway, Isis Close, Sandhurst Street, Half Moon Crescent, Goddards Close, Charles Way, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE2 2DS, LE2 4PB, LE2 2FF, LE2 3RQ, LE2 4HA, LE2 2RL, LE2 4HL, LE18, LE2 4DT, LE2 2FW.
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