Cat Flap Fitter Sutton Coldfield West Midlands (B72): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Sutton Coldfield house provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, will show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is perfect kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but let the cat climb through. Of course, this is really basic, and won't be adequate for most cat owners in Sutton Coldfield, who would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property, although it could be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This basic design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or access your house unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The reality that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar may be able to access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this product is a RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the home owner.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to fit the type of cat flap that identifies your pet's microchip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
The ability to lock it in position is important regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can enable exit from your property only, allow admission into your premises only, be locked fully, or be set for two way exit and entry. This provides you with choices for all times of night and day, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. Based on yours and your cat's needs, there's even the option to perform different functions according to the time of day, with a number of the high end devices.
If you're pretty good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you've got a solid timber door on your Sutton Coldfield home. But, if you are looking to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to ask for outside help. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SUTTON COLDFIELD
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its thermal attributes. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
A reputable Sutton Coldfield cat flap fitter will carefully measure up your current panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its structure this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a week or two to produce. After construction, your old glass can be removed, and the new adapted one put in. The fitting of your cat flap will then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the easiest alternative with regards to installing a new cat flap on your property in Sutton Coldfield. If you are dubious about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to bring in a professional to complete the task for you. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your kitty can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most cases. You or your fitter will need to verify what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to exchange this panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could choose to install your cat flap on an external wall of your house in Sutton Coldfield. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more equipment and expertise to fit, so it is certainly better left to the pros. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also an option. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at both ends to permit your furry pal to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Sutton Coldfield - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it is broken or not working correctly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a replacement. A reputable cat flap installer in Sutton Coldfield will efficiently remove your old cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the wall, window or door.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing pane that's been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been cut and installed correctly is essential. If you discover this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass unit will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SUTTON COLDFIELD
In the Sutton Coldfield area there are several specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing suppliers who offer cat flap installation services in windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask family and friends for referrals when it comes to finding a decent cat flap installer. If they have had similar work carried out by a local Sutton Coldfield tradesman, and been very satisfied with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll likewise do a decent job for you.
If you can't find an installation specialist through personal recommendations, always get two or three different price quotes before coming to a decision, and don't forget that cheapest may not always be best. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and pick a dependable Sutton Coldfield cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pet for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Sutton Coldfield and also nearby in: Maney, New Oscott, Aldridge, Whitehouse Common, Reddicap Heath, Canwell, Castle Vale, Four Oaks, Mere Green, Short Heath, Boldmere, Doe Bank, Wylde Green, Erdington, Little Aston, as well as in these postcodes B72 1HQ, B23 5QG, B72 1AL, B23 5QW, B24 0HG, B23 5JR, B72 1AH, B44 9QH, B72 1LL, B23 5GN. Locally based Sutton Coldfield cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 0121 and the postcode B72.
West Midlands Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest West Midlands cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Irvine recently requested a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Marston Green. Ayla Reilly recently asked for an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Earlsdon, West Midlands. Inara Connor and Macsen Connor recently asked for a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Wordsley. Luna and John Finney recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a hardwood back door in Small Heath, West Midlands. Loki Millard recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Ettingshall, West Midlands. Monty Hussein was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in his cottage in Lye. Hari Laycock recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in Pheasey, West Midlands. Ffion Lennon in Darlaston, West Midlands was looking for someone who could install a 4-way cat flap in a wooden door in her detached house.
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Throughout West Midlands you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Sutton Coldfield itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Households in Clifton Road, Avery Road, Bramcote Rise, Tudor Park Court, Beech Hill Road, Balmoral Road, Driffold Villas, The Cobbles, Beresford Drive, Camp Road, Selwyn Walk, Ashurst Road, Chavasse Road, Dean Close, Bromyard Avenue, All Saints Drive, Bushey Close, Coles Lane, The Moorlands, Arbury Walk, Dunchurch Crescent, Banners Gate Road, Coneybury Walk, Streetly Crescent, Clive Close, Canwell, Berryfields Road, Bishops Meadow, Barnsbury Avenue, Charlecote Gardens, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Sutton Coldfield postcodes: B72 1HQ, B23 5QG, B72 1AL, B23 5QW, B24 0HG, B23 5JR, B72 1AH, B44 9QH, B72 1LL, B23 5GN.
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