Cat Flap Fitter Porthcawl Wales (CF36): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Porthcawl property helps to give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats as with humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your cat accessibility to outside world with a cat flap. But, what style of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but allow the cat go through. Of course, this is really basic, and won't be adequate for most cat owners in Porthcawl, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it could be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This standard design is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter your home, nevertheless it can be improved on slightly with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your house, hence keeping out some unwanted visitors. The reality that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar can easily get into your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap that is able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your microchipped pets to enter or exit.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a type that can be locked into position. Currently, most cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking system for added security. This means that it's got the capability to be locked fully, enable exit from your house only, permit only entry into your property, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In keeping with your pet's and your needs, there's even the possibility to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the more advanced models.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door on your Porthcawl home, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. But, if you are hoping to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you need to ask for outside assistance. This type of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who will be happy to accept such a task.
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Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap can not be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its insulation properties. In fact, it makes your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
A dependable Porthcawl cat flap fitter will meticulously measure up your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. So the cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be produced, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once you've acquired your new modified glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. It will now be possible to fit the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we previously mentioned, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Porthcawl. It is often advisable to call on a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are in any way unsure about creating a hole in your front door. This type of task won't be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, as some doors incorporate a steel lining for additional security. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap fitted in an outside wall of your home in Porthcawl, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. This type of installment is undoubtedly best left to an expert, because it calls for much more equipment and skill to execute. Most cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnel style, however right angled access via a pillar is also an option. A square hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap is then attached to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Porthcawl - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window, and install a new flap for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is to be mounted in a pre cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PORTHCAWL
There are many specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing merchants in the Porthcawl area, who offer cat flap installations in whatever door or fabrication you require. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations when it comes to tracking down a good cat flap specialist. If they have had comparable work done by a local Porthcawl tradesman themselves, and been very satisfied with the end result, you can consider that they will likewise do a good job for you.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get three or four different quotes from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to automatically go with the cheapest quotation. Check whether they offer any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes wrong when the work is undertaken.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Porthcawl you should wind up with a quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Porthcawl and also in nearby places like: Nottage, Port Talbot, Danygraig, Maudlam, North Cornelly, South Cornelly, Trecco Bay, Wigfach, Goytre, Laleston, Bridgend, Margam, Kenfig Hill, Tythegston, together with these postcodes CF32 0NF, CF36 3LE, CF36 3PT, CF36 3UF, CF36 3TH, CF36 3LW, CF36 3TQ, CF36 3LF, CF36 3RG, CF36 3QF. Local Porthcawl cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01656 and the postcode CF36.
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Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Porthcawl streets - Old Village Lane, The Green Avenue, Hazelwell Road, Esterling Drive, Long Acre Court, Clevisfield Avenue, Clos Llandudwg, Turnstone Road, Glan Road, Ash Grove, Pyle Road, Clos Tregantllo, West Road, De Berclos, Florence Street, Laburnum Drive, Esplanade Avenue, The Firs, Poplar Road, Lock's Court, Rhych Avenue, Lougher Gardens, Elder Drive, Marine Terrace, Sandpiper Road, Tyn-y-caeau Lane, Nottage Meadows, De Granville Close, as well as the following local Porthcawl postcodes: CF32 0NF, CF36 3LE, CF36 3PT, CF36 3UF, CF36 3TH, CF36 3LW, CF36 3TQ, CF36 3LF, CF36 3RG, CF36 3QF.
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