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South Shields Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter South Shields Tyne and Wear (NE33): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your South Shields home allows your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are just like people in a lot of ways, and will typically show signs of frustration and anxiety if kept indoors for lengthy periods of time. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If you choose to go with the cat flap option, you'll then have to decide what is the best type of cat flap for you.

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The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is basically that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most South Shields cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house, although it could be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.

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Since this solution can allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all recommended, though it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal will be able to access or leave your property unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The downside here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar could perchance get into your property when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.

The next step-up in feline access security is to consider the kind of cat flap which recognises your cat's micro-chip. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got several cats). When your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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The ability to lock it in place is important whichever cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold these days feature a 4-way locking system. Which means it has the capability to allow only access into your premises, enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This will provide you with solutions for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap works. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in line with your cat's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the top-end models of cat flap.

If you have a wooden door on your property in South Shields, installing you own cat flap should not be that hard. But, if you're hoping to fit it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to ask for outside help. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its insulating properties, security and strength. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances.

It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen South Shields cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and put in an order for a brand new one. This new panel will have a hole cut out as a part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. This can take a week or two to produce, however it is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new glass panel is delivered, the fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. The cat flap can then be mounted.

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External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we mentioned previously, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in South Shields. It is usually wise to hire the services of a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are at all dubious about making a hole in your door. A project like this is relatively inexpensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty can enjoy a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC doors incorporate a steel lining for additional security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.

Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can have a cat flap installed on an external wall. This type of installation is definitely better left to a specialist, because it requires a lot more equipment and skill to accomplish. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access through a pillar is also an option. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly made into your wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your furry pal can exit and enter your house whenever it wants.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in South Shields - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An experienced South Shields cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old entry unit and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it's attached.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is essential to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.


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Whether you want your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you will find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing firms in and around South Shields who will be willing to help. There is no better technique for finding a reliable cat flap installer than asking family and friends for recommendations. You can be certain that if they have been happy to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, you will get a similar service.

If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendation, always try to obtain at least three different price quotes before coming to a decision, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you've got some recourse.

If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in South Shields you should finish up with a good quality product, which is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years and years.

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Cat flaps can be installed in South Shields and also in: West Boldon, Marsden, East Boldon, Primrose, West Park, Boldon Colliery, Westoe, Seaburn, Harton, Simonside, West Harton, Monkwearmouth, Horsley Hill, and in these postcodes NE33 1RD, NE33 2AX, NE33 1AX, NE33 2AP, NE33 2EG, NE33 2EZ, NE33 1HD, NE33 1RW, NE33, NE33 1HW. Local South Shields cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode NE33 and the dialling code 0191. Checking this will guarantee you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. South Shields homeowners can utilise these and lots of other related services.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flap weatherproofing is vital for upholding the comfort and safety of outdoor and indoor cats. With a correctly weatherproofed cat flap, the house is protected from draughts, wind and rain, ensuring a dry and warm environment for both the feline and the occupants. To create a tight barrier against the elements, search for cat flaps designed with high-quality insulating materials and seals. An additional option to shield the entryway from harsh climatic conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. Routine maintenance, such as checking seals for damage and deterioration, will ensure the cat flap remains effective in providing a weather-protected and cosy space for your furry companion. (51847 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing South Shields)

South Shields Cat Flap Installation Tasks

South Shields Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local South Shields cat flap installer including 4-way cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing, cat flap installation estimates, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, the installation of microchip cat flaps into patio doors in South Shields, cat flap installation in patio doors, magnetic cat flaps South Shields, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into wooden doors, cutting out for a cat flap in South Shields, large cat flaps, dog flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into metal skinned doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap replacement South Shields, cat flap installation services in South Shields, small cat flaps, replacement cat flaps, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, electronic cat flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation South Shields, the installation of infrared cat flaps into single glazing South Shields, cheap cat flaps in South Shields, and more. If there are other South Shields cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the duties that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. South Shields specialists will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.


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Also find: Harton cat flap fitters, Westoe cat flap fitters, Horsley Hill cat flap fitters, Marsden cat flap fitters, Monkwearmouth cat flap fitters, Simonside cat flap fitters, Boldon Colliery cat flap fitters, East Boldon cat flap fitters, Seaburn cat flap fitters, Primrose cat flap fitters, West Boldon cat flap fitters, West Park cat flap fitters, West Harton cat flap fitters and more. These and other areas are served by cat flap installers and comparable professionals. When it comes to making sure that your cat flap is correctly and securely fitted on your home, their expertise is invaluable. A cat flap installed by a professional will not only fulfil your pet's needs but also suit the safety and aesthetic specifications of your home. Local cat owners can get cat flap installation quotations by going here. Would you like to get a cat flap installed on your home? Don't delay - get a quote today!

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