Cat Flap Fitter Swadlincote Derbyshire (DE11): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Swadlincote property allows your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats kept indoors, just like people, will show signs of irritability. Having easy access to world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what sort of cat flap should you opt for?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat move through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most Swadlincote cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although it could be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
This basic model is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter your property, nevertheless it can be marginally improved on by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The drawback is that any other moggy in the Swadlincote area that's got a similar collar can easily gain access to your property with this type of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products because they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
A cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next stage in feline access security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. The flap is unfastened when your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to pets that have a micro-chip.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable only entry into your property, permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This offers you a variety of choices on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. The wherewithal to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in line with your cat's and your needs is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be fairly straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Swadlincote property, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SWADLINCOTE
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. A new cat flap can't be installed into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its insulation attributes. In reality, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up the existing double glazing pane and have a local Swadlincote glazing company make a new purpose made one. As a part of its structure this new double glazing panel will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a week or two to manufacture. Once your new pane of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The installing of your cat flap will then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden doors are the least complicated alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your property in Swadlincote. If you are dubious about making a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to contact a professional to do the work for you. This will give you the peace of mind that you'll wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been carried out properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. Nevertheless, certain uPVC door panels are lined with steel for further security, which may cause some problems. The easiest kind of installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Needing a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is certainly best left to a specialist, if it's to be completed successfully. You can choose a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version that allows access through a pillar. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on either end to allow your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Swadlincote - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, wall or window, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a new one. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the wall, door or window, and fit a new flap for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be installed into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. The glass must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found this isn't the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SWADLINCOTE
In and around Swadlincote there are a number of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing firms who offer cat flap installation services in walls, doors or windows. It might be possible to ask friends and relations for referrals in relation to locating a good cat flap installer. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you'll get a much similar service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, get three or four price quotes from local Swadlincote cat flap installers or handymen. Study these closely and never always choose the cheapest offer, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse.
An experienced cat flap installer in Swadlincote will supply you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Swadlincote and also in nearby places like: Linton, Woodville, Drakelow, Smisby, Burton-on-Trent, Stapenhill, Newhall, Albert Village, Rosliston, Blackfordby, Church Gresley, Midway, Stanton, Castle Gresley, Hartshorne, Overseal, and in these postcodes DE11 0AZ, DE11 1EH, DE11 1EG, DE11 8EJ, DE11 0PP, DE11 1FU, DE11 1EQ, DE11 1DR, DE11 1DH, DE11 8EA. Local Swadlincote cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode DE11 and the telephone dialling code 01283.
Derbyshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest Derbyshire cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Rooney recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a glass door in a cottage in Dale Abbey. Cerys Laird and Chester Laird recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a wooden back door in New Houghton, Derbyshire. Eleanor Sayers in Quarndon was looking for someone who could install a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in her bungalow. Mr and Mrs Kipling recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in Borrowash, Derbyshire. Braydon and Ria Hussey recently asked for a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Borrowash. Eva Dodds and Regan Dodds recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in a bungalow in Great Longstone. Raees and Nikola Duffy recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a glass front door in Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Mr and Mrs Lang recently requested a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in a terraced house in Denby Bottles.
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Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Swadlincote roads and areas - Tennyson Avenue, The Square, Drakelow Road, Cadley Hill Road, Bernard Court, Chestnut Avenue, Browning Drive, Shortheath, Civic Way, Buxton Close, Topmeadow, Ashby Lane, Ashleigh Avenue, The Holdings, Church Walk, Covert Place, Sandtop Close, Blackhorse Hill, Ashfield Drive, Derby Road, Chatsworth Road, Top Street, The Castle Mews, Dunsmore Way, Boothorpe Lane, Brightman Houses, Belmont Street, as well as the following Swadlincote area postcodes: DE11 0AZ, DE11 1EH, DE11 1EG, DE11 8EJ, DE11 0PP, DE11 1FU, DE11 1EQ, DE11 1DR, DE11 1DH, DE11 8EA.
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