Cat Flap Fitter Solihull

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Cat Flap Fitter Solihull West Midlands (B91): Fitting a cat flap doesn't only save you the headache of having to open the door every time your cat wants to stroll in or out, it also gives your cat extra independence and boosts it's quality of life. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, will show signs of frustration. When permitted instant access to the great outdoors with a cat flap, your pet has a much better chance of staying healthy and strong. So, you're sold on the idea, but precisely what is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut in a door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to offer some protection from the weather. Obviously, this is really basic, and will not be adequate for most cat owners in Solihull, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it might be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel.

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This basic design is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter your property, nevertheless it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.

A step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be encased in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it's fitted with this special collar. Again this is a relatively simple form of cat flap, given that any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar could perchance get into your property. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner.

The next step-up in feline access security is to fit the type of cat flap which recognises your pet's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.

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Whichever cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. These days, nearly all cat flaps available on the market have a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admittance into your home only, enable exit from your home only, be fully locked, or have two way entry and exit functionality. This will provide you with a range of options on exactly how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. In line with your cat's and your needs, there's even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with some of the higher end models.

Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you've got a solid timber door on your Solihull property, and respectable DIY abilities. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who will be happy to accept such a task.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap can't be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making holes in the double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. In reality, it makes the glazing unsound and it should never be done.

It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Solihull cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current panel and order the new one. This new glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be fitted. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this special pane to be produced, however if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install and set up the cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Solihull, as was stated earlier, are wooden doors. If you are dubious about creating a hole in your door, it's it may be better to contact a specialist to do the work for you. This type of undertaking will not be too expensive and is worthwhile 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 - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, because some doors are steel lined for added security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be better to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your property in Solihull, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to a specialist, if it is to be accomplished correctly. There are several options for this kind of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. This installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry friend can exit and enter your house whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Solihull - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your door, window or wall, but it's broken or not operating properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a replacement. A specialist Solihull cat flap installer will be happy to take out your old unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it is mounted.

If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted in a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must make certain that the glass has been made and installed correctly. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in and around Solihull who will be willing to oblige. There is no better technique for finding a first-rate cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for referrals. If they have had comparable work carried out by a local Solihull tradesman themselves, and been satisfied with the end result, you can consider that they'll likewise do an excellent job for you.

Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get at least 3 estimates from local Solihull cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these carefully and do not always go with the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best. Check whether they supply any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something goes awry as the work is carried out.

If you take care and choose a trustworthy Solihull cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve you and your furry friend for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Solihull and also nearby in: Rotton Row, Olton, Catherine-de-Barnes, Bickenhill, Adcocks Green, Shirley, Cheswick Green, Monkspath, Hall Green, Dickens Heath, Elmdon, Knowle, together with these postcodes B27 7HH, B27 7JL, B26 3EW, B27 7AR, B26 3EH, B90 4RX, B27 7AT, B90 4NA, B91 1JF, and B91 1HN. Locally based Solihull cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode B91 and the telephone code 0121. Verifying this should ensure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Residents in the local area will be able to benefit from these and lots of other related services. To obtain cat flap installation price quotes, simply click the "Quote" banner.

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Solihull cat flap installer including infrared cat flaps Solihull, infrared cat flap installation in Solihull, pet flap installation in Solihull, the installation of electronic cat flaps into wooden doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into composite doors, conservatory cat flap installation in Solihull, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into French doors Solihull, 4-way cat flap installation, the installation of dog flaps, automatic cat flap installation in Solihull, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, small cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installations, cutting out for a cat flap, electronic cat flaps Solihull, magnetic cat flap installation, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap installation in metal doors Solihull, electronic cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into conservatories Solihull, replacement cat flaps, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into porches in Solihull, and lots more. If there happen to be other Solihull cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in cat flaps. Solihull contractors will tell you about their whole range of services.


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Also find: Elmdon cat flap fitters, Bickenhill cat flap fitters, Dickens Heath cat flap fitters, Rotton Row cat flap fitters, Olton cat flap fitters, Catherine-de-Barnes cat flap fitters, Shirley cat flap fitters, Monkspath cat flap fitters, Hall Green cat flap fitters, Cheswick Green cat flap fitters, Adcocks Green cat flap fitters, Knowle cat flap fitters and more. People who install cat flaps can be found in most of these towns and villages. Their skill and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the correct and secure installation of your cat flap on your home. With a cat flap installed professionally, you can be sure that it serves your pet's needs and is in harmony with your home's design and safety considerations. If you're a local cat lover looking to obtain accurate and competitive cat flap installation quotes tailored to your specific needs, you just have to click here.

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