Cat Flap Fitter Penzance Cornwall (TR18): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your home in Penzance, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can show signs of frustration. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but which is perfect kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most fundamental style of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer some protection from the weather. The majority of Penzance cat owners would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although this may be suitable for a shed door or fence panel.
This simple design is still a long way from being ideal since it allows other cats or animals to enter into your property, nonetheless it can be improved on slightly by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your property, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a pretty basic type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar might be able to access your house. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to install a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's microchip. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). The flap will be unfastened when your cat is close-by, only allowing exit or entry to pets that have a microchip.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you must ensure that it is of a type that can be locked. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, allow only access into your premises, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives you solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap operates. Based on yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with a number of the high end devices.
If you are pretty decent at DIY, installing your own cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your home in Penzance. But, if you are looking to fit it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you must ask for outside help. This type of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who are ready to undertake such work.
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Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. It's simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its security, thermal properties and strength. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.
A reliable Penzance cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. As part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. You may have to wait a week or so for this pane to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. After fabrication, the old glass can be removed, and the new modified one put in. It will now be possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as we mentioned above, the simplest options for cat flap installation in Penzance. It's often better to contact a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all uncertain about creating a big hole in your front or back door. This type of task will not be too expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors have a steel lining for additional security, which might cause problems. A one-piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always elect to install a cat flap on an outside wall of your house. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more skill and equipment to install, so it's certainly better left to an expert. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) configuration. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut out of your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to allow your feline friend to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Penzance - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a wall, window or door, but it's damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. A reputable cat flap fitter in Penzance will be capable of removing the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must check that the glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. If it becomes obvious this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PENZANCE
There are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in the Penzance area, that offer cat flap installations in whatever door or structure you require. There are several ways to track down a decent cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking friends and neighbours. If they have had similar work accomplished by a local Penzance tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a high quality job for you as well.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get two or three different quotes from local tradespeople before choosing. It is generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and make sure that it is backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Penzance you should end up with a quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Penzance and also in: Trevarrack, Longrock, Heamoor, Buryas Bridge, Ludgvan, Alverton, Wherrytown, St Ives, Tredarvah, Gulval, Chyandour, Madron, Paul, Mousehole, Newlyn, New Mill, Newbridge, Sancreed, together with these postcodes TR18 2QU, TR18 2LD, TR18 2DR, TR18 2JL, TR18 2NA, TR18 2LB, TR18 2DU, TR18 2PG, TR18 2AJ, TR17 0WZ. Locally based Penzance cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01736 and the postcode TR18.
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Some Penzance roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Dowran, Blowing House Hill, Art Gallery Terrace, Chapel Street, Coombe Park, Chapel Place, Trerew Road, Chirgwin Court, Crean, Trewithen Road, Chapel Road, Trebarvah Lane, St Francis Street, Trungle, Bojewyan Stennack, Collorurian, Trease, Adit Lane, Treneglos Terrace, Carnyorth, Alma Terrace, Trenow Lane, Crippas Hill, Aldreath Road, Tregeseal Terrace, Tregender Lane, Bosvenna Way, Trevarrack Row, Boskernick Close, Brookward Terrace, as well as these local Penzance postcodes: TR18 2QU, TR18 2LD, TR18 2DR, TR18 2JL, TR18 2NA, TR18 2LB, TR18 2DU, TR18 2PG, TR18 2AJ, TR17 0WZ.
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