Cat Flap Fitter Shepshed Leicestershire (LE12): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Shepshed home allows your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. When kept inside, cats just like humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but what is best style of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a bendable material is placed over it to give a bit of protection from the elements. Most cat owners in Shepshed would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although this might be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This simple design can be improved on slightly with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it is still far from ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a way to get into your home.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars can't leave or access your property. The point that any other moggy in the Shepshed area that has a similar model of collar can easily get into your property, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline access security is to use a cat flap that recognises your cat's own microchip. The micro-chip details are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and allows only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
When you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure it is of a design that can be locked. For extra security, nearly all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism these days. This means that the cat flap can enable only exit from your home, enable only entrance into your home, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers you choices for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap operates. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and based on your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be fairly simple if you have a solid timber door on your Shepshed house, and respectable DIY skills. However, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SHEPSHED
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its thermal attributes, security and strength. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This can take one or two weeks to manufacture, however it's basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've obtained your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one fitted. The cat flap will then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, timber doors are the simplest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Shepshed. It's generally best to employ the expert services of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're at all unsure about cutting a big hole in your back or front door. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Having said that, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security, which may cause some issues. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut a hole in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an external wall. Calling for much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a specialist, if it's to be executed correctly. You can opt for a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle version which allows access through a pillar. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on either end to allow your furry friend to come in and out as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Shepshed - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating properly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can still be used providing the new flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without damaging the window, wall or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new cat flap. The glass pane will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found that this is not the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SHEPSHED
In the Shepshed area there are many different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services for windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to finding a good cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who has completed work for them, you will have a similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek at least 3 quotations from local Shepshed tradesmen. Study these closely and don't automatically choose the cheapest option, because this will often not be the best one. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.
If you take care and pick a reputable Shepshed cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a good quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your cat for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Shepshed and also in nearby places like: Dishley, Whitwick, Finney Hill, Diseworth, Thrinstone, Hathern, Woodhouse, Nanpantan, Markfield, Charley, Woodhouse Eaves, Belton, Olng Whatton, Blackbrook, Loughborough, and in these postcodes LE12 9BS, LE12 9PG, LE12 9AG, LE12 9JF, LE12 9JR, LE12 9BW, LE12 9PL, LE12 9AW, LE12 9PH, LE12 9BZ. Locally based Shepshed cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01509 and the postcode LE12.
Leicestershire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Leicestershire cat flap installation projects: Harlan Britton recently asked for a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire. Nataniel Grimshaw and Aimee Grimshaw recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Kibworth. Ashley Harrison and Dilan Harrison recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood back door in Long Whatton, Leicestershire. Mr and Mrs May recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a bungalow in Ashby Woulds, Leicestershire. Tony Ballard recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in Great Bowden. Taylor Glass was looking for someone to install a locking cat flap in a glass back door in his detached house in Measham, Leicestershire. Ryder Evans and Mira Evans recently requested a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Harby. Rebeca Read in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire was looking for somebody who could install an automatic cat flap in a glass back door in her bungalow.
Shepshed Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be completed by your local Shepshed cat flap installer including pet flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation quotes, cat flap replacement, cat flaps in metal doors, infrared cat flap installation in Shepshed, Sureflap cat flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installations, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap repair, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Shepshed, 2-way cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, and lots more. If there happen to be additional Shepshed cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Shepshed
In the past 12 months cat flaps have been installed in these Shepshed streets: Burgess Drive, Hollydene Crescent, Park Road, Wilf Bown Close, Earl Street, Ronald Toon Road, Columbus Lane, Oaklands Way, Keats Close, Mallory Street, Moore Road, Lime Grove, Alexander Avenue, The Beeches, Lucas Way, Roman Close, High Tor East, Parry Close, Chapel Street, Oaks Way, Maple Way, Cedar Road, The Hollow, Birch Close, Land Society Lane, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE12 9BS, LE12 9PG, LE12 9AG, LE12 9JF, LE12 9JR, LE12 9BW, LE12 9PL, LE12 9AW, LE12 9PH, LE12 9BZ.
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