Cat Flap Fitter Prescot Merseyside (L34): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Prescot property allows your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, as with people, can show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. However, what style of cat flap is best for your situation?
The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into a door and a bendable material is fixed over it to offer protection from the weather. Even though this could be suitable in an outhouse or shed door, the vast majority of Prescot cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.
Since this solution can allow other creatures or cats to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced a bit by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your property, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the area that's got a similar collar can still get into your house with this sort of cat flap installed. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner.
The type of cat flap which is can be recognised by your cat's micro-chip, is the next stage in feline access 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 provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to enter or exit.
The ability to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you are purchasing. These days, almost all cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to permit admission into your house only, be fully locked, permit exit only, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This gives you a variety of solutions on precisely how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. The wherewithal to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's requirements is also an option with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be really simple if you have a solid timber door, and respectable DIY skills. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. These situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN PRESCOT
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Prescot cat flap fitter will measure your existing unit and put in an order for a brand new one. So that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new glazed unit will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this to be produced, however if you want a cat flap installed into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. Once you've received your new pane of glass, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. It's now possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid timber doors are the easiest alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in Prescot. If you're a little hesitant about making a hole in your back or front door, you may be better off contacting a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been accomplished in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. Having said that, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which can cause some problems. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always opt to install a cat flap in an external wall of your home in Prescot. Requiring much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a specialist, if it's to be completed successfully. Nearly all wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnel style, but right angled access through a pillar is also an option. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole cut out of your wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on both ends to enable your furry pal to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Prescot - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it is broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A good cat flap fitter in Prescot will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall.
If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must make certain that the glass has been made and installed correctly. The pane will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN PRESCOT
There are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing merchants in the Prescot area, who provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or structure you need. There are various ways of locating a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking friends and neighbours. If they're happy to recommend someone who they have used, you can guarantee that you'll be happy too.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek two or three price quotes from local Prescot tradesmen. Study these closely and do not always opt for the cheapest quote, because this won't necessarily be the best. Enquire about any warranties they might offer for their standard of workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Prescot will provide you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Prescot and also nearby in: Eccleston, Saint Helens, Woolfall Heath, Gillars Green, Page Moss, West Park, Tarbock, Whiston, Whiston Cross, Knowsley Park, Huyton, Rainhill Stoops, Thatto Heath, Eccleston Lane Ends, Liverpool, together with these postcodes L34 1PT, L34 2TH, L34 3LR, L34 2SF, L34 2UG, L34 1JZ, L34 2TJ, L34 1LP, L34 2SD, L34 2QW. Locally based Prescot cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone code 0151 and the postcode L34.
Merseyside Cat Flap Fitters
In the Merseyside area you will additionally discover: West Kirby cat flap fitters, Windle cat flap fitters, Eccleston cat flap installation, Whiston cat flap installers, Rainford cat flap fitters, Greasby cat flap installation, Hoylake cat flap installers, Haydock cat flap fitters, Rainhill cat flap fitters, Melling cat flap fitters, Lydiate cat flap installers, New Brighton cat flap fitters, Cronton cat flap installation, Sefton cat flap fitters, Knowsley cat flap installers, Halewood cat flap fitters, Whiston cat flap installation, Greasby cat flap fitters, Billinge cat flap fitters, Halewood cat flap installers, Litherland cat flap fitters, Rainford cat flap installation, Hoylake cat flap installation, Rainhill cat flap installation, Tarbock cat flap installation, Bold cat flap installers.
All throughout Merseyside you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a suitable cat flap fitter in Prescot itself then you should be able to find one close by.
Prescot Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Prescot cat flap installer including 4-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors, large cat flaps in Prescot, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap repairs, infrared cat flap installation, small cat flaps, cat flaps in uPVC doors, microchip cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps Prescot, dog flap installation in Prescot, Petsafe cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps Prescot, pet flap installation, cat flap installation prices, cat flap removal in Prescot, Sureflap cat flap installations Prescot, and more. If there happen to be some other Prescot cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Merseyside Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest Merseyside cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Kidd recently asked for a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Upton, Merseyside. Mr and Mrs Brookes recently requested a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Tarbock. Jovan Adams and Zaynah Adams recently asked for a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in Haydock. Paris Egan in Aintree was looking for somebody who could install a manual locking cat flap in a wooden door in her terraced house. Hayley and Tomas Olivier recently requested a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Woodchurch, Merseyside. Mr and Mrs Hawkes recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Windle, Merseyside. Sulayman Darlington was looking for someone to install a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in his cottage in Upton. Andrei and Gracie-Mai Flanagan recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass back door in Hoylake.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Prescot
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Prescot streets - Caldywood Drive, Cliftonville, Toftwood Gardens, Cross Street, Derwent Avenue, Bishop Drive, Seddons Court, Tinling Close, Cook Street, Stone Hey, Birch Close, Chapel Lane, Sewell Street, Shaw Lane, Ashton Avenue, Aiden Long Grove, South Front, Chapel Street, Ashley Close, Coronation Drive, Crosfield Road, Trent Close, Coniston Avenue, Second Avenue, Driffield Road, Cronton Avenue, Caxton Road, as well as the following Prescot area postcodes: L34 1PT, L34 2TH, L34 3LR, L34 2SF, L34 2UG, L34 1JZ, L34 2TJ, L34 1LP, L34 2SD, L34 2QW.
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