Cat Flap Fitter Solihull West Midlands (B91): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Solihull, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. However, what form of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give some protection from the elements. Most Solihull cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although this could be okay for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This basic model is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other animals or cats to enter your home, nonetheless it can be improved on to some degree with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to have a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or access your home, therefore keeping out some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the Solihull area that's got a similar style of collar might be able to gain access to your property. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline access security is to consider the kind of cat flap which identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold today boast a 4-way locking system. Which means it's got the capability to be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, enable only admittance into your property, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This offers full control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Some more advanced cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your cat's requirements.
If you are fairly good at DIY, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, if you have a wooden door on your house in Solihull. On no account should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who are delighted to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SOLIHULL
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. A new cat flap can't be installed into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the thermal insulation attributes as well. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Solihull cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing pane and put in an order for a brand new one. So the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. This may take a week or more to produce, but it's really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for cat flap installations in Solihull, as was stated earlier, are solid wooden door panels. If you are somewhat nervous about creating a hole in your door, you might be better off getting in touch with an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This type of undertaking will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be installed into uPVC doors. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have got a steel lining for added security, which can cause some problems. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an outside wall. This sort of installation is definitely better left to a specialist, as it calls for far more skill and equipment to accomplish. You will find there are several possibilities for this installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) style. A square shaped hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. An appropriate cat flap can then be installed on both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Solihull - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning properly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. A competent cat flap fitter in Solihull will efficiently remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the wall, window or door.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be necessary to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. The glass panel must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if it's found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SOLIHULL
There are many handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing suppliers in the Solihull area, who provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or construction you need. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to locating a good cat flap installer. If they have had similar work done by a local Solihull tradesman themselves, and been very satisfied with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a first-rate job for you too.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get at least 3 different price quotes from local cat flap installers before coming to a decision. It is generally wise not to always opt for the cheapest quote. Ask if they offer any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something goes amiss when the work is carried out.
If you take your time and choose a reputable Solihull cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Solihull and also in: Knowle, Elmdon, Bentley Heath, Olton, Four Ashes, Hall Green, Adcocks Green, Monkspath, Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath, Catherine-de-Barnes, Shirley, Bickenhill, Rotton Row, Dorridge, and in these postcodes B91 1JF, B91 1HW, B91 1AN, B91 1ED, B91 1JR, B91 1HT, B28 9AL, B90 3NT, B91 1EE, B26 3RZ. Locally based Solihull cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 0121 and the postcode B91.
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Throughout West Midlands you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the ideal cat flap fitter in Solihull itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
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People living in the following streets and roads have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Scorers Close, St Alphege Close, Colebrook Croft, Snowshill Drive, Arley Road, Broadway, Colebrook Road, Cheswick Way, Chalgrove Crescent, Chingley Bank, Boscobel Road, Cranmore Drive, Thistlewood Grove, Astley Walk, Beamans Close, Arnold Road, Shelly Crescent, Baddesley Road, Church Hill Road, Thornsett Grove, Tithe Barn Lane, Southey Close, Arden Vale Road, Chadwick Mews, Cranmore Boulevard, Clifford Road, Baginton Close, Cut Throat Lane, The Bridle Path, as well as these local Solihull postcodes: B91 1JF, B91 1HW, B91 1AN, B91 1ED, B91 1JR, B91 1HT, B28 9AL, B90 3NT, B91 1EE, B26 3RZ.
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