Cat Flap Fitter Penrith Cumbria (CA11): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Penrith, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats that are kept inside, much like people, can show signs of frustration. Allowing your cat accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you install?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Though this could be suitable for an outhouse door or fence panel, most Penrith cat owners would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property.
This basic design is still far from ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your property, but it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, hence keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The point that any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar might be able to access your property, 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 householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The kind of cat flap which is can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. Currently, most cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking system for added security. This means that it has the capability to permit access into your premises only, permit exit from your house only, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This will provide you with a variety of choices on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. Some higher end cat flaps can be programmed to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your requirements.
If you've got a wood door in your home in Penrith, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. Although, if it needs to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who are delighted to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN PENRITH
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be installed into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any type of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its security, thermal properties and strength. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be done under any circumstances.
A dependable Penrith cat flap installer will carefully get the dimensions of your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. So your cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This could take a week or so to manufacture, however it is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, your old glass pane can be taken out, and the brand new one put in. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I already stated, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Penrith. If you are somewhat nervous about creating a sizeable hole in your front door, you may be happier contacting a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This type of project will not be too expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many cases. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some doors are lined with steel for additional security. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can have a cat flap installed in an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more skill and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely best left to an expert. Most cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. Installation involves a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to enable your cat to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Penrith - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. An expert Penrith cat flap installer will gladly take out your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, door or wall on which it is mounted.
If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PENRITH
In and around Penrith there are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing companies who offer cat flap installation services in doors, windows or walls. There is no better approach to locating a good cat flap fitter than asking friends and relations for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, you will get a much similar service.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always acquire at least three different quotes before making your final choice, and bear in mind that cheapest is often not best. Ask if they supply any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss when the work is carried out.
If you take care and pick a dependable Penrith cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, that is installed professionally, and will give great service to you and your cat for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Penrith and also in: Dacre, Plumpton, Clifton, Brougham, Kirkby Thore, Temple Sowerby, Lazonby, Calthwaite, Stainton, Tirril, Redhills, Eamont Bridge, Skelton, Greystoke, Askham, Langwathby, Catterlen, as well as in these postcodes CA11 1DZ, CA11 1BA, CA11 7HE, CA11 1SL, CA11 7BJ, CA11 7BB, CA11 1BN, CA11 7HX, CA11 7AP, CA11 7DE. Local Penrith cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode CA11 and the dialling code 01768.
Cat Flap Enquiries Cumbria
Recently posted Cumbria cat flap installation requests: Jared Mcgregor and Leah Mcgregor recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Egremont. Pearl Hicks recently requested a price quote for installing a locking cat flap in a patio back door in a semi-detached house in Levens, Cumbria. Amira and Ruairi Woodward recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in Milnthorpe. Franco Broadley was looking for someone to install a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in his terraced house in Lower Allithwaite, Cumbria. Harriet and Avery Carpenter recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in Egton. Casey Owen recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a glass back door in a semi-detached house in Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria. Aairah Savage recently asked for a quotation for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Seascale. Niamh Moroney in St Bees was looking for somebody who could install a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood door in her bungalow.
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In The Parklands, Daffodil Drive, Portland Place, Beacon Square, Greystoke Park Road, Drovers Mews, Windsor Drive, Highgate Farm, Victoria Road, Glasson Court, Penrith Industrial Estate, Haweswater Road, Crown Square, Kettleside Farm, Frenchfield Way, William Street, Hallin Croft, Musgrave Street, Carleton Hill Road, Blencathra Court, Union Lane, Beacon Street, Great Dockray, Helvellyn Court, Windsor Court, Milestone Cottages, Croft Avenue, Cumberland Place, Cromwell Road, Wetheriggs Lane, as well as these Penrith area postcodes: CA11 1DZ, CA11 1BA, CA11 7HE, CA11 1SL, CA11 7BJ, CA11 7BB, CA11 1BN, CA11 7HX, CA11 7AP, CA11 7DE, homeowners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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