Cat Flap Fitter Redditch Worcestershire (B98): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Redditch, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept indoors, just like people, can show signs of irritability. Giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside with a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. But, what kind of cat flap is the best solution for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A piece of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Naturally, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most Redditch cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house, although it could be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being ideal because it enables other cats or animals a means by which to enter your property.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. This means that any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot leave or get into your property. The point that any other cat in the area who has a similar model of collar may be able to gain access to your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
Installing a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in access devices for felines in Redditch. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
Being able to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you're buying. For added security, nearly all cat flaps have a four way locking system these days. Which means that the cat flap can enable entrance into your premises only, enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This gives you choices for all times of day and night, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the option to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the top-end models.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be fairly straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Redditch house, and reasonable DIY skills. Not in any circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN REDDITCH
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, along with its thermal insulation properties. In reality, it makes the glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.
A reliable Redditch cat flap installer will diligently measure up your current panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing supplier. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take a week or more to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass panel will be taken out, and the new one put in. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Redditch. It's normally safer to bring in a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're at all nervous about cutting a hole in your front door. This sort of undertaking will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which could cause issues. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to get a cat flap installed into an exterior wall of your property in Redditch, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and expertise to fit, so it is certainly best left to the pros. You'll find there are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut out of your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on both ends to allow your feline friend to come and go as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Redditch - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, wall or window, but it's damaged or not functioning properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. An experienced Redditch cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it's secured.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If you discover this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN REDDITCH
In the Redditch area there are several specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There are several ways of locating a reliable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from friends and relations. You can be sure that if they have been willing to recommend someone who has done work for them, you will probably have a similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before making a decision. It's generally shrewd not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Check if they offer any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss as the work is carried out.
An experienced cat flap installer in Redditch will supply you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Redditch and also in nearby places like: Enfield, Foxlydiate, Park Farm South, Worcester, Webheath, Lakeside, Oakenshaw, Astwood, Headless Cross, Batchley, Hewell Lane, Hanbury, Woodrow, Southcrest, Alvechurch, Studley Common, as well as in these postcodes B97 4QW, B97 4JT, B97 4RJ, B97 4BU, B80 7BL, B97 4SA, B97 4HD, B97 4BW, B97 4LE, B97 4RL. Local Redditch cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode B98 and the telephone code 01527.
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