Cat Flap Fitter Penicuik Scotland (EH26): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Penicuik home gives your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept indoors, just like humans, can often show signs of frustration. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. However, what type of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
The simplest sort of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Most Penicuik cat owners would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although this may be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
Since this option allows other animals or cats to enter your house, it's not at all recommended, though it can be enhanced to some degree by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your house, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products because they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline entry security is to consider a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's microchip. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
The ability to lock it in place is essential regardless of what cat flap you are buying. These days, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking system for extra security. Which means that it has the capability to be locked fully, allow only admittance into your home, enable exit only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives complete control over how your cat flap functions both during the day and throughout the night time. A few of the high end models can be set to perform different functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your cat's needs.
If you've got a wooden door on your house in Penicuik, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. Although, if it has to be installed into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a dependable cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN PENICUIK
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them the boot. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating properties too. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Penicuik cat flap installer will measure your current panel and order a brand new one. This new pane will arrive with a hole cut out as part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This could take a week or so to produce, but it's really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've obtained your new adapted glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new one installed. It's now possible to install the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid timber doors are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Penicuik. If you are hesitant about creating a hole in your front door, it's probably a good idea to contact a professional to undertake the project for you. This sort of project will not be expensive and will give you peace of mind that your cat will be using a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many cases. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more economical to exchange this panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap mounted into an outside wall of your house in Penicuik, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is definitely best left to an expert. You'll find there are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut into your wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Penicuik - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your wall, door or window, but it's broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a new one. Your cat flap fitter will be able to remove the old cat flap, without damaging the door, wall or window, and install a new flap for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be important to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. If you discover this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass pane must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PENICUIK
There are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing firms in the Penicuik area, that provide cat flap installation through whatever door or structure you need. There's no better way of finding a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for recommendations. If they're prepared to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you will be happy too.
If you cannot find an installation specialist through recommendation, always try to obtain three or four different estimates before coming to a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Check if they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something goes wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Penicuik you should wind up with a quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Penicuik and also in nearby places like: Lasswade, Roslin, Milton Bridge, Nine Mile Burn, Rosewell, Newtongrange, Loanhead, Bilston, Straiton, Bonnyrigg, Carlops, Bush Estate, West Linton, Gorebridge, Polton, as well as in these postcodes EH26 8AA, EH26 0DN, EH26 8AY, EH26 8AB, EH26 0LN, EH26 0DJ, EH26 0BJ, EH26 0DR, EH26 0QJ, EH26 0DZ. Locally based Penicuik cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01968 and the postcode EH26. Checking this should ensure that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Penicuik property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other related services.
Penicuik Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Fitters Scotland
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Throughout Scotland you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a specialist cat flap fitter in Penicuik itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Penicuik
Also here.: Bilston cat flap installers, Bonnyrigg cat flap installers, Polton cat flap installers, Gorebridge cat flap installers, Roslin cat flap installers, Lasswade cat flap installers, West Linton cat flap installers, Carlops cat flap installers, Bush Estate cat flap installers, Milton Bridge cat flap installers, Rosewell cat flap installers, Straiton cat flap installers, Nine Mile Burn cat flap installers, Loanhead cat flap installers, Newtongrange and more. Most of these places are catered for by cat flap fitters. Penicuik business and home owners can get cat flap installation estimates by clicking
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Cat Flap Installation Around Penicuik
Folks living in the following areas have just recently enquired about cat flap installation services - The Howe, Lyne Terrace, Martyrs Cross, Eskfield, Cuiken Avenue, Tait Drive, Ardcraig, Inkerman Court, Eskhill, Mount Stuart, Imrie Place, Loanstone, Teviot Grove, Staddlestones, Coates, Brunstane Gardens, Thorburn Terrace, Strathesk Grove, Westside, Vorlich Crescent, Fulford Steading, Jackson Street, Bellerophon Drive, Mauricewood Grove, Loanstone Crossing, Carlops Crescent, Sandybank, Fullerton, Fairliehope, as well as the following Penicuik area postcodes: EH26 8AA, EH26 0DN, EH26 8AY, EH26 8AB, EH26 0LN, EH26 0DJ, EH26 0BJ, EH26 0DR, EH26 0QJ, EH26 0DZ. These locations recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Penicuik householders received reliable and top notch cat flap installation services in all cases.
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