Cat Flap Fitter Radcliffe Greater Manchester (M26): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Radcliffe home provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your pet easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a great idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you go with?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Even though this could be suitable in a fence panel or shed door, most cat owners in Radcliffe would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
This standard design is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter your property, nevertheless it can be improved on to some degree with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars cannot leave or get into your property. The point that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar can easily access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.
Having a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines. The microchip number is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is in close proximity.
Being able to lock it in place is important whichever cat flap you are purchasing. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for extra security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, permit only admittance into your house, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. A few high end cat flaps can be set to perform particular functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door on your Radcliffe property, and reasonable do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you are intending to install it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a dependable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN RADCLIFFE
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its strength, thermal properties and security. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A reputable Radcliffe cat flap installer will diligently measure up your existing unit and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it can take a week or more to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass pane will be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. It will now be possible to fit your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Radcliffe, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. If you are a bit nervous about creating a hole in your front door, you may be better off bringing in an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors are steel lined for further security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your home in Radcliffe, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. This form of installation is certainly better left to an expert, since it requires much more skill and equipment to accomplish. The majority of cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Radcliffe - If your wall, window or door already has a cat flap installed, but it is not working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. Your cat flap installer should be able to remove the old cat flap, without harming the door, window or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be installed in a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must double check that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately. If it's found that this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN RADCLIFFE
In and around Radcliffe there are several handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. There are various ways to find a reputable cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they are prepared to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you will be pleased as well.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek at least 3 estimates from local Radcliffe handymen. Study these closely and don't automatically opt for the cheapest quote, as this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Try to get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and pick a competent Radcliffe cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a top quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Radcliffe and also nearby in: Newtown, Bury, Moses Gate, Blackbridge, Whitefield, Starling, Little Lever, Blackford Bridge, Gigg, Bradley Fold, Unsworth, Clifton, Darcy Lever, Prestolee, Ainsworth, Hollins, together with these postcodes M26 1EG, BL4 8QW, M26 1EB, M26 1EA, M26 1BB, BL8 2HD, BL9 9NB, M26 1GR, M26 1AS, M26 1GL. Locally based Radcliffe cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code 0161 and the postcode M26.
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Cat Flap Fitters Greater Manchester
In the Greater Manchester area you'll also locate: Broadbottom cat flap fitters, Wardle cat flap installers, Little Lever cat flap fitters, South Turton cat flap installation, Ainsworth cat flap installers, Uppermill cat flap fitters, Lees cat flap fitters, Tyldesley cat flap installers, Ince in Makerfield cat flap installers, Bryn cat flap installers, Elton cat flap installers, Mellor cat flap fitters, Winton cat flap installers, Littleborough cat flap fitters, Haughton Green cat flap installers, Milnrow cat flap fitters, Wardle cat flap fitters, Tottington cat flap installation, Astley cat flap fitters, Little Hulton cat flap installers, Norden cat flap installers, Winstanley cat flap installation, Hawkshaw cat flap fitters, Prestwich cat flap installers, Partington cat flap fitters, Partington cat flap installers, Flowery Field cat flap installation, Leigh cat flap installation, Abram cat flap installers.
Throughout Greater Manchester you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a specialist cat flap fitter in Radcliffe itself then you should be able to find one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Radcliffe
Property owners living in the following areas have recently requested cat flap installation services - Lauria Terrace, Melrose Gardens, Tiverton Close, Winchester Road, Burghley Drive, Pilkington Road, Harley Avenue, Cemetery Road, St Mawes Court, Bankfield Close, Donnington Road, Chaucer Avenue, Bradley Fold Road, Burghley Close, Cannon Street, Thurlestone Avenue, Adelphi Street, Bury New Road, Trencherbone, Moorside Avenue, Forth Place, Berkeley Crescent, Hardwick Close, Sycamore Drive, Moss Shaw Way, Wood Terrace, Winston Close, Meadowcroft, as well as the following local Radcliffe postcodes: M26 1EG, BL4 8QW, M26 1EB, M26 1EA, M26 1BB, BL8 2HD, BL9 9NB, M26 1GR, M26 1AS, M26 1GL.
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