Cat Flap Fitter St Helens Merseyside (WA11): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your home in St Helens, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When kept indoors, cats as with people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. However, what kind of cat flap is most suitable in your case?
The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A sheet of flexible material hung over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Though this might be appropriate in a shed door or fence panel, most cat owners in St Helens would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home.
This simple model can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it is still far from ideal since it enables other cats or creatures a means by which to enter into your property.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, thus keeping out some unwanted visitors. The point that any other cat in the area that's got a similar style of collar could possible access your house, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. An improvement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner.
The kind of cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in feline access security. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
Being able to lock it in position is important no matter what cat flap you're purchasing. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking system for added security. This means that the cat flap can enable only admittance into your home, be locked fully, enable exit only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This will give you alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. The ability to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you've got a timber door on your home in St Helens, installing a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. But, if you're planning to fit it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you ought to seek outside help. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ST HELENS
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not just the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the insulating attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A reliable St Helens cat flap installer will diligently take the measurements of your existing pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a couple of weeks to produce. After fabrication, the old glass pane will be taken out, and the new one put in. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the easiest option in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in St Helens. If you are hesitant about making a hole in your front or back door, it's wise to call on a professional to undertake the project for you. A project of this sort should not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your pet will be using a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You will have to find out what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a reinforced steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap fitted on an outside wall of your property in St Helens, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more skill and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely better left to a professional. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angle access through a pillar can also be achieved. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in St Helens - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A trusted cat flap installer in St Helens will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the wall, window or door.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to check that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new cat flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ST HELENS
There are many different professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the St Helens area, who offer cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you require. There are various ways to locate a good cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking friends and relations. You can be sure that if they have been happy to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, then you'll likely have a similar experience.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendations, always acquire three or four different quotations before making a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they may offer for their workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in St Helens will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in St Helens and also in nearby places like: Dentons Green, Haresfinch, Thatto Heath, Peasley Cross, Rainford, Rainhill, Sutton Heath, Windle Island, Merton Bank, Windlehurst, Sutton Leach, Eccleston, West Park, and in these postcodes WA10 1JR, WA10 1JT, L35 4QZ, WA10 1LJ, WA10 1SA, WA10 1SE, WA10 1SZ, WA10 1ED, WA10 1AF, WA10 1DZ. Local St Helens cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 01744 and the postcode WA11.
Cat Flap Enquiries Merseyside
The latest Merseyside cat flap installation projects: Carter Morton recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in Upton. Maria Bennett and Caelan Bennett recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a hardwood back door in Hillside. Anayah and Roman Childs recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Knowsley. Alia Perkins recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Haydock. Blessing Buckley recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Little Altcar, Merseyside. Bianca Judd recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in Sefton. Sulayman Ramsey and Sky Ramsey recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in Melling. Julius Sutherland was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a patio back door in his bungalow in Hoylake.
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Cat Flap Installation Around St Helens
People who live in the following streets and areas have just recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Sandringham Drive, Denbigh Avenue, Deepdale Avenue, Balfour Street, Chiltern Road, Bank Street, Stanton Close, Brentwood Close, Cross Farm Road, Silkstone Street, Selby Close, Clare Close, Trinity Street, Church Lane, Autumn Way, Downway Lane, Buckthorn Gardens, Carr Mill Road, Ash Grove, Catherine Way, St Andrews Grove, Spencer Gardens, Abbots Hall Avenue, Seascale Avenue, Simonstone Grove, Bridge Road, Taylor Road, County Drive, Thirlmere Avenue, Silver Avenue, as well as the following St Helens area postcodes: WA10 1JR, WA10 1JT, L35 4QZ, WA10 1LJ, WA10 1SA, WA10 1SE, WA10 1SZ, WA10 1ED, WA10 1AF, WA10 1DZ.
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