Cat Flap Fitter Rishton Lancashire (BB1): Installing a cat flap doesn't only save you the hassle of having to open the door every time your cat chooses to stroll out or in, it also affords your cat more independence and enhances it's overall quality of life. Just like humans, when kept inside, cats will typically start to show signs of frustration and unease. Allowing your pet easy access to world outside via a cat flap can help keep them mentally and physically fit. If you elect to go with the cat flap option, you will then have to decide what is the best type of cat flap for you.
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat pass through. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be adequate for most Rishton cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house, although it might be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel.
This simple design can be improved on to some degree with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, but it is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or animals a means by which to get into your home.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your home unless it is fitted with this special collar. Again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar can still get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to fit the kind of cat flap that identifies your pet's own microchip. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one pet). When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in place is essential no matter which cat flap you are purchasing. Most cat flaps sold today feature a 4-way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can be fully locked, permit only admittance into your property, permit only exit from your home, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This will give you choices for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. Some top-end models can be set to perform different functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.
If you've got a timber door on your home in Rishton, installing you own cat flap should not be that hard. But, if you are intending to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you must ask for outside help. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN RISHTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, send them on their way immediately. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by cutting into it, and will take away its strength, thermal properties and security. The truth is, it renders your glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a local Rishton glazing company knock up a new one. As part of its construction this new double glazed unit will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take one or two weeks to manufacture. Once you've taken possession of your new modified pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. Your cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as mentioned previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Rishton. If you are somewhat uncertain about making a hole in your back or front door, you may be happier bringing in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project like this should not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You or your installer will need to ascertain what the internal construction of you door actually is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could choose to install a cat flap into an outside wall of your house. This kind of installment is definitely better left to the pros, since it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to execute. There are a number of choices for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. A neat square hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to allow your cat to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Rishton - If your window, wall or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. An experienced Rishton cat flap installer will gladly take out your old unit and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it is secured.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be essential to check that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN RISHTON
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are many different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants in the Rishton area who will be ready to oblige. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals when it comes to finding a first-rate cat flap fitter. If they've had similar work carried out by a local Rishton tradesman themselves, and been very satisfied with the end result, you can consider that they will do a decent job for you too.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always try to get at least 3 different quotes before coming to a decision, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take care and choose a reliable Rishton cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Rishton and also in: Shadsworth, Brownhill, Whitebirk, Knuzden Brook, Billington, Intack, Ramsgreave, Wilpshire, Whinny Heights, Langho, Scaitcliffe, as well as in these postcodes BB1 4DU, BB1 4ND, BB1 4JZ, BB1 4NB, BB1 4NP, BB1 4BP, BB1 4JN, BB1 4DH, BB1 4BN, BB1 4HD. Local Rishton cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode BB1 and the phone code 01254. Verifying this will guarantee that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Rishton home and business owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other related services.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Rishton
Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Rishton areas - Windermere Drive, Haworth Street, Cedar Close, Ash Close, Howard Street, Holt Street, James Street, Burton Street, Oswald Street, Cliff Street, Rishton Road, Dorset Road, York Road, Coniston Way, Fielding Street, Allan Critchlow Way, George Street, Clarke Street, Livesey Street, Arundel Street, Sands Road, Thornhill Avenue, Albert Street, Company Street, Devonshire Road, Wheatfield Street, Derby Street, as well as the following local Rishton postcodes: BB1 4DU, BB1 4ND, BB1 4JZ, BB1 4NB, BB1 4NP, BB1 4BP, BB1 4JN, BB1 4DH, BB1 4BN, BB1 4HD. Work was undertaken in these areas by a specialist cat flap fitter. Rishton home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of trusted and dependable cat flap installation services in every case.
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