Cat Flap Fitter Plymouth Devon (PL1): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Plymouth home provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Giving your pet easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. But, what kind of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A piece of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. The vast majority of cat owners in Plymouth would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although this may be suitable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This standard model can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it's still far from perfect as it enables other animals or cats a means by which to enter your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to wear a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Therefore any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot get into or leave your house. Once again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, because any other cat in the Plymouth area that has a similar collar might be able to gain access to your property. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The type of cat flap that's able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next level in feline entry security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will accept multiple entries. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
The ability to lock it in place is essential no matter which cat flap you're purchasing. For added flexibility, most cat flaps boast a four way locking system nowadays. Which means that it has the capability to allow only entry into your premises, be fully locked, allow exit from your property only, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This gives you alternatives for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. The facility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the top-end models of cat flap.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a solid wood door on your property in Plymouth. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. These types of fixtures require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN PLYMOUTH
Double Glazing Installation - If your new 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 show them the gate. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazed window or door panels. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will diminish its security, insulating properties and strength. Actually, it renders the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
A dependable Plymouth cat flap fitter will carefully get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. So that the cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This might take a week or so to produce, however it's the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. Once you have acquired your new glass pane, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for cat flap installations in Plymouth, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood doors. If you're dubious about cutting a hole in your door, it's advisable to contact a professional to complete the task for you. This kind of project won't be too expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for further security. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more economical to exchange this panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could opt to install the cat flap on an outside wall of your house in Plymouth. This kind of installment is undoubtedly better left to an expert, as it requires a lot more equipment and skill to execute. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angular access through a pillar is also possible. A neat square shaped hole will be made through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so your feline friend can enter and exit your house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Plymouth - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new flap is of a comparable size. A professional Plymouth cat flap fitter will be glad to take out your old entry unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it's attached.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been cut and installed in the right way is crucial. If you discover that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PLYMOUTH
There are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing firms in the Plymouth area, that provide cat flap installation in whatever door or fabrication you need. There is no better approach to tracking down a good cat flap fitter than asking friends and relations for recommendations. You can be fairly certain that if they have been prepared to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, you will likely get a much similar level of service.
If you can't find an installer through recommendation, always try to obtain two or three different quotations before making your final choice, and bear in mind that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Plymouth will supply you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Plymouth and also in nearby places like: Estover, Home Park, Pomphey, Devonport, Bickleigh, Keyham, North Prospect, Wembury, Torpoint, Lipson, Hartley, Mutley, Peverell, Camels Head, Derriford, Plym Bridge, together with these postcodes PL1 1PD, PL1 1HA, PL1 1AE, PL1 1BQ, PL1 1QQ, PL1 1LR, PL1 1LU, PL1 1DT, PL1 2EN, PL1 2BG. Locally based Plymouth cat flap installers will probably have the postcode PL1 and the telephone code 01752.
Plymouth Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Devon Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Devon cat flap installation projects: Bodhi and Amanah Robb recently asked for an estimate for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood front door in Kilmington, Devon. Sana Garbett recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass back door in a cottage in Bow, Devon. Saif and Gloria Sanderson recently asked for a quotation for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden door in a bungalow in Woolfardisworthy, Devon. Danielius Waugh and Liya Waugh recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in Kilmington. Macy and Pedro Dale recently requested an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a patio front door in a detached house in Lifton. Mr and Mrs Stannard recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Totnes, Devon. Hafsah Blundell recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in Halwill. Izabela Hobbs recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Walkhampton, Devon.
Devon Cat Flap Fitters
Around Devon you'll likewise find: Georgeham cat flap installers, North Molton cat flap installers, Chagford cat flap installers, Kenn cat flap installation, Dartmouth cat flap installation, Christow cat flap installation, Fremington cat flap installers, Sandford cat flap installation, Princetown cat flap installation, Cornwood cat flap installation, Willand cat flap installation, Swimbridge cat flap installation, Lynton cat flap installation, Rockbeare cat flap installation, Lynton cat flap fitters, Lapford cat flap installation, High Bickington cat flap installation, Braunton cat flap fitters, Lympstone cat flap installation, Tiverton cat flap fitters, Seaton cat flap installation, Kingskerswell cat flap installation, Stokenham cat flap installers, Heanton Punchardon cat flap installation, Kenton cat flap fitters, Bradninch cat flap installation, Walkhampton cat flap fitters, Bow cat flap installation, Brixton cat flap installers, Barnstaple cat flap installation.
All throughout Devon 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 the perfect cat flap fitter in Plymouth itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Plymouth
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Households in Seymour Park, Terra Nova Green, Tretower Close, Torver Close, Trevannion Close, Trevessa Close, Speculation, Delacombe Close, Torridge Close, Smallack Close, Church Park Court, The Quay, Taunton Place, Trelawney Road, Barnfield Drive, Berry Head Gardens, Stangray Avenue, Seven Trees Court, Cadover Close, Sherford Crescent, Barton Close, Billings Close, Thornyville Close, St Eval Place, Silver Birch Close, Dudley Gardens, Tylney Close, Sefton Close, Thorn Park, Blenheim Road, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Plymouth postcodes: PL1 1PD, PL1 1HA, PL1 1AE, PL1 1BQ, PL1 1QQ, PL1 1LR, PL1 1LU, PL1 1DT, PL1 2EN, PL1 2BG.
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