Cat Flap Fitter St Austell Cornwall (PL25): To allow your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your St Austell house. When continuously kept indoors, cats just like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Giving your furry friend easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what style of cat flap should you opt for?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Even though this might be suitable in an outhouse door or garden fence panel, the majority of St Austell cat owners would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house.
This standard model is still a long way from being ideal as it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter into your home, but it can be to some degree improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, thus keeping out some unwanted visitors. The fact that any other cat in the area that's got a similar collar may be able to gain access to your home, is the drawback with this kind of cat flap. An improvement to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to fit a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in place is vital regardless which cat flap you're buying. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that it has the capability to enable only exit from your home, allow only admittance into your property, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This will give you solutions for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap functions. Based on yours and your pet's needs, there's even the option to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a number of the higher end models.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be quite easy if you have a solid wood door on your St Austell property, and respectable DIY capabilities. Not in any circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who are happy to take on such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ST AUSTELL
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its insulating properties. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.
A dependable St Austell cat flap fitter will meticulously measure up your current pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. So your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. This is the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or two to produce. After fabrication, your old glass unit will be removed, and the brand new one put in. It will now be possible to install the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, timber door panels are the simplest alternative in relation to cat flap installation on your property in St Austell. It's usually better to contact a professional handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are unsure about creating a hole in your back or front door. This sort of undertaking won't be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels are steel lined for added security, which can cause some problems. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could decide to install the cat flap in an external wall of your home. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely better left to the pros. You could opt for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angle version that allows access through a pillar. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole cut into your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to permit your furry pal to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in St Austell - If you already have a cat flap installed on a wall, door or window, but it is broken or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. An experienced St Austell cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it's mounted.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly is vital. The glass must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ST AUSTELL
There are many different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing companies in the St Austell area, who offer cat flap installation through whatever door or structure you require. There's no better procedure for locating a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and relations for referrals. If they've had comparable work done by a local St Austell tradesman, and been delighted with the outcome, you can consider that they'll do a superb job for you too.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek at least three estimates from local St Austell cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these quotes carefully and don't always choose the cheapest option, as this won't necessarily be the best of the bunch. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and pick a reliable St Austell cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a high quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pet for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in St Austell and also in: Boscoppa, Duporth, St Mewan, Pentewan, Holmbush, Trethowel, Buckler Village, Porthpean, Penwithick, Carlyon Bay, Sticker, Carclaze, Trewoon, Mount Charles, Charlestown, Polgooth, as well as in these postcodes PL25 3AE, PL25, PL25 3AS, PL25 3DH, PL25 4BU, PL25 3JR, PL25 3UL, PL25 3PE, PL25 3FQ, PL25 3JN. Local St Austell cat flap installers will probably have the telephone dialling code 01726 and the postcode PL25.
Cat Flap Enquiries Cornwall
The latest Cornwall cat flap installation enquiries: Abel Emmerson was looking for someone to install a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in his bungalow in Landrake. Nyla and Zayne Pond recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Bodmin, Cornwall. Dottie Batty and Macsen Batty recently requested a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in a semi-detached house in Portreath. Mr and Mrs Ball recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden door in Millbrook, Cornwall. Marley Pipe and Hughie Pipe recently asked for a price quote for installing a cat flap in a glass back door in Lanteglos. Lilliana Charles in St Agnes, Cornwall was looking for somebody who could install a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in her detached house. Brogan Prince recently asked for a quotation for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in Linkinhorne, Cornwall. Darcey and Kamil Bear recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Chacewater.
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In Horsley Rise, Brookside, Ropehaven Road, Elizabeth Road, Hillside, Larcombe Road, Graham Avenue, Codling Close, Trembear Road, The Sidings, Pridmouth Road, Trenance Road, Polkyth Road, Nancarrow Court, Orchard Close, Trelake Road, Trevarrick Drive, Chapmans Way, Poltair Avenue, Lower Biscovillack Farm, Ranelagh Road, Sylvan Close, Bakery Close, Prince Charles Park, Keay Heights, Penwinnick Road, Phernyssick Road, Lilyerne Court, as well as the following local St Austell postcodes: PL25 3AE, PL25, PL25 3AS, PL25 3DH, PL25 4BU, PL25 3JR, PL25 3UL, PL25 3PE, PL25 3FQ, PL25 3JN, householders have recently needed cat flap installation.
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