Cat Flap Fitter Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Shrewsbury Shropshire (SY1): Fitting a cat flap doesn't only save you the headache of having to open the door every time the cat decides to stroll out or in, it also affords your cat more independence and improves it's all round quality of life. When kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get grouchy and irritated. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is perfect type of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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The most straightforward form of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to give protection from the elements, but let the cat pass through it. While this could be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel, most cat owners in Shrewsbury would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property.

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This basic model can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it's still a long way from being ideal as it enables other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your house.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your home, hence preventing some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a relatively basic form of cat flap, as any other cat in the Shrewsbury area that's got a similar collar could perhaps get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having a user programmed unique identifier. This makes certain that only your furry friend gets access, providing an extra layer of security and control.

The next level in feline access security is to choose the kind of cat flap which recognises your cat's own microchip. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is nearby.

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Whichever cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold currently have a 4-way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to permit entrance into your premises only, be fully locked, permit exit only, or have two-way entry and exit capability. This provides full control over how your cat flap works both during the day and throughout the night time. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with some of the higher end models.

If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you've got a solid wood door on your property in Shrewsbury. But, if you are hoping to install it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you need to ask for outside assistance. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have all the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. It's just not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its strength and security, together with its insulation attributes. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.

An experienced cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a local Shrewsbury glazing company make a new one. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take one or two weeks to produce. Once you have acquired your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit installed. It will now be possible to install and set up your cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wood door panels are the easiest alternative when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your home in Shrewsbury. If you are a bit uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your door, you may be better off bringing in a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This type of project will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. You or your fitter will need to determine what the interior construction of you door is, because for added security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be less expensive to swap the panel for a single pane model.

Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could decide to install a cat flap in an external wall of your house in Shrewsbury. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires considerably more equipment and expertise to fit, so it is definitely best left to a specialist. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also possible. Installation involves a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on either end to permit your furry friend to exit and enter as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Shrewsbury - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. You local cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without damaging the door, window or wall, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing panel that's been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is crucial. If it is found this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.


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There are many handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing companies in the Shrewsbury area, that provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or structure you require. There is no better procedure for tracking down a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. You can guarantee that if they've been happy to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you'll likely have a similar experience.

If you cannot find an installation specialist through personal recommendation, always get three or four different quotes before making a final decision, and don't forget that cheapest is often not best. Check whether they offer any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something goes wrong as the work is carried out.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Shrewsbury will provide you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Shrewsbury and also in: Bicton Heath, Montford Bridge, Battlefield, Great Hanwood, Radbrook, Ditherington, Harlescott, Annscroft, Atcham, Kingsland, Frankwell, Underdale, Gravelhill, Cherry Orchard, Upton Magna, Sweet Lake, Meole Brace, Uffington, Coleham, Bicton, together with these postcodes SY1, SY1 1UG, SY1 1UW, SY1 1JB, SY1 1AA, SY1 1EX, SY1 1PH, SY1 1JN, SY1 1TE, and SY1 1PD. Locally based Shrewsbury cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01743 and the postcode SY1. Checking this should make certain that you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Shrewsbury residents will be able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services. To make enquiries and get quotes for cat flaps, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Shrewsbury cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in walls, cat flap removal, conservatory cat flap installation in Shrewsbury, Catmate cat flap installation Shrewsbury, cat flaps Shrewsbury, dog flap installation Shrewsbury, the fitting of cat flaps into porches Shrewsbury, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Shrewsbury, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, pet flap installation, cat flap repairs in Shrewsbury, Petsafe cat flap installation in Shrewsbury, cat flap installation quotes in Shrewsbury, electronic cat flap installations, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Shrewsbury, the installation of microchip cat flaps into double gazing in Shrewsbury, cutting out for a cat flap, 2-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap upgrades, large cat flaps, and more. If there are some other Shrewsbury cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the activities that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Shrewsbury companies will inform you of their whole range of services.


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Also find: Coleham cat flap fitters, Frankwell cat flap fitters, Annscroft cat flap fitters, Radbrook cat flap fitters, Cherry Orchard cat flap fitters, Sweet Lake cat flap fitters, Kingsland cat flap fitters, Great Hanwood cat flap fitters, Gravelhill cat flap fitters, Harlescott cat flap fitters, Atcham cat flap fitters, Upton Magna cat flap fitters, Uffington cat flap fitters, Bicton cat flap fitters, Ditherington cat flap fitters, Battlefield cat flap fitters, Meole Brace cat flap fitters, Montford Bridge cat flap fitters, Underdale cat flap fitters, Bicton Heath cat flap fitters and more. It is possible to get cat flaps fitted in just about all of these localities. Their expertise and know-how is invaluable when it comes to making sure that your cat flap is correctly and securely fitted on your property. The assurance that your cat flap meets your furry friend's needs and conforms to your home's safety and aesthetic standards comes with its installation by a specialist. By clicking here, local householders can obtain cat flap installation estimates.

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(This cat flap fitter Shrewsbury article was revised and updated on 13-06-2024)